A shocking discovery When an anonymous text message arrives with photos of tiny hands and feet-and GPS coordinates-Florida cop Ethan Clark believes it's a prank. Then he follows the coordinates to an abandoned toddler. Handing Janie Doe over to caring child services worker Kelsey Rogers, Ethan thinks his job is done...until the little girl turns out to be a kidnap victim. To protect the child, Ethan and Kelsey stumble into an investigation that digs up a tragedy from Ethan's past. Will they uncover the truth before the kidnappers bury the trail forever?
With his first major case, fire-cop-in-training Matt Clark finally has the chance to shed his image as the Clark family's goofy youngest son. Then an explosion lands Matt and his partner, Lara Hughes, in the hospital, and the investigation--and the fires--gain momentum. Lara's now a witness, needing all the protection Matt can give. . . if she'll accept his help. The beautiful but always aloof Lara has worked hard to keep her distance from Matt, until a desperate choice to save the investigation leaves her with nowhere else to turn.
Mayhem and mistletoe share the holiday in these two suspenseful storiesYuletide Sanctuaryby Terri ReedA cry for help shatters youth counselor Sean Matthews's quiet Christmas night. He saves Lauren Curtis from her attacker-for now. But the vengeful man on her trail won't be held at bay for long.... Christmas Targetby Stephanie NewtonShe hadn't wanted the contest "prize" in the first place. But when police officer Maria Fuentes arrives for the holiday vacation she won, she finds much more than expected. Her "date"-handsome weatherman Ben Storm-is in danger, and Maria is the only protector he'll trust.
The police arrive too late--coffee shop owner Sailor Conyers's business partner has been murdered. What's worse, the bullet may have been meant for her. Her only protection is self-appointed bodyguard Officer Gabe Sloan. He'd be perfect defender material--if he weren't her ex-boyfriend. Dealing with flying bullets tests Sailor's faith, but her dependence on Gabe tests her resolve. She'd turned away from him before out of fear. Now, desperation is drawing them together. Can she let go of the painful past and accept Gabe's love and protection? Or will the killer's aim shatter their chance at a future together?
A corpse in her path and a break-in at home warn Bayley Foster that the stalker who once tormented her has returned. Her fiercely protective neighbor, police detective Cruse Conyers, is determined to get answers, even if it takes him deep into the criminal underworld. Original.
With his cover blown, former DEA Agent Tyler Clark has nothing but time on his hands. Time-and orders-to see the police psychologist before taking a new case. Gracie VanDoren's cheerful determination to help him drives Tyler up the wall. . . ;right up until a threatening letter has Gracie's sunshiny demeanor giving way to fear. As the threats escalate, both realize someone has an unusually personal vendetta against Gracie. Now Tyler's cover is blown again. Because he's committed to being her point-blank protector-even if it means exposing his heart.
First, his fiancée was murdered. Next, a dear friend. Is an arsonist targeting firehouse chaplain Jake Rollins through his loved ones? FBI agent Chloe Davis is on the case--even though it brings her far too close to the handsome pastor. Chloe has always worked undercover, trusting only herself. How can she believe a man who says he knows her--and loves her--for who she is? Only when the smoke begins to clear will Chloe learn to see past her doubts and fears. . . and find the vengeful killer closer than anyone realizes.
Someone is trying to take everything from widowed mother Fiona Fitzgerald Cobb. Their method? Fires, like the one that left her little boy fatherless-and destroyed Fiona's dreams-two years earlier. Could the attacks be linked? Fitzgerald Bay firefighter Hunter Reece vows to keep Fiona and her son safe. He wasn't able to save her husband-his best friend. This time, he won't let Fiona down. Especially since the handsome man she's known all her life has a secret...one that will make him risk everything to save her.
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