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"Twas the night before Christmas, and dozens of rich, influential hostages are trapped inside a sprawling lakefront mansion in New Orleans. The perp? Detective Reed Ware, model cop turned outlaw. After receiving a panicked call from Hollis "Holly" Bayard, a teenage street tough with a penchant for amateur sleuthing who stumbles upon the scene of a drug-deal-turned- murder, Ware finds his and his friend's lives in dire danger. The crime Holly witnessed could be the biggest police cover-up this side of New Orleans -- and no one's talking. Driven to desperate measures to uncover the truth, Ware stages a coup at a Christmas party for the New Orleans elite, including the mayor, the council chairman, the sheriff, and the superintendent of police, who just happens to be hostage negotiator Caroline Wallace's estranged father. Cool, calm, controlled. That's Caroline's reputation. But when she's brought in to talk Ware off the proverbial ledge, she realizes no amount of false promises is going to placate this man, who looks even hotter than he did years ago when seventeen-year-old Caroline tried to seduce him. It was his duty to protect her family then. Now it's her turn. if she can think fast enough over the pounding of her heart. When Caroline becomes wrapped up in the drama, it's clear the sizzling tension she shared with Ware never let up. And the harder she tries to defuse the situation, the more she begins to wonder whose side she's really on"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2013.
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781451678710
Characteristics: 375 pages ; 24 cm


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Aug 04, 2015

I usually love her books but the more you read them, the more they seem the same. She could let up on the sexual descriptions which seem to be repetitive and happen too often. We get that they are attracted to be another....just go with the story. I wish the ending wasn't so abrupt and concluded in just a few pages. Still a good read.

Jan 19, 2015

usually appreciate this author, Robards, more, but this book just seemed tedious. Too similar to other "suspense" novels, but not enough action for me, to keep me really interested.

IMolina3 Dec 19, 2013

I just finish this book yesterday its very good offcourse, i just think that it has a similarities to her other book what is the name again pansuit oh no pursuit yeah that one not the same but it similar to it, but its is actually very good suspense read..


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