New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag returns with a thriller that begins with a shocking crime scene you'll never forget and follows two relentless detectives on a manhunt that ends in a chilling confrontation with the essence of human evil. It was a crime so brutal, it changed the lives of even the most hardened homicide cops. The Haas family murders left a scar on the community nothing can erase, but everyone agrees that convicting the killer, Karl Dahl, is a start. Only Judge Carey Moore seems to be standing in the way. Her ruling that Dahl's prior criminal record is inadmissible raises a public outcry--and puts the judge in grave danger. When an unknown assailant attacks Judge Moore in a parking garage, two of Minneapolis's top cops are called upon to solve the crime and keep the judge from further harm. Detective Sam Kovac is as hard-boiled as they come, and his wisecracking partner, Nikki Liska, isn't far behind. Neither one wants to be on this case, but when Karl Dahl escapes from custody, everything changes, and a seemingly straightforward case cartwheels out of control. The stakes go even higher when the judge is kidnapped--snatched out of her own bed even as the police sit outside, watching her house. Now Kovac and Liska must navigate through a maze of suspects that includes the stepson of a murder victim, a husband with a secret life, and a rogue cop looking for revenge where the justice system failed. With no time to spare, the detectives are pulled down a strange dark trail of smoke and mirrors, where no one is who they seem and everyone is guilty of Prior Bad Acts.
Can golf save the world? An all-star line-up of acclaimed authors answers this question and more in this wickedly entertaining novel. Contributors include Lee K. Abbott, Dave Barry, Richard Bausch, James Crumley, James W. Hall, Tami Hoag, Tim O'Brien, Ridley Pearson, and Les Standiford, with each contributing a chapter and passing it along to the next.
Young widow Jayne Jordan had denied her feelings for rough and rowdy cowboy Pat Reilly, cursed and fought them, but Reilly was through being haunted by memories, tired of feeling guilty for wanting to lose himself in the warm honey of Jayne's sweet soul. Loving Reilly was like taking her heart on a roller coaster ride -- breathtaking highs and heartbreaking lows -- but could she do less than surrender to the man who was her destiny?
In this classic love story from #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Hoag, fire meets ice when a Yankee heartthrob falls for a resistant proper Southern belle determined to guard her heart.
From award-winning author Tami Hoag comes a warm, moving story of two cultures in conflict and two hearts in love.Matt Thorne had come to his sister's rural inn to recover from an injury far from the city and his fast-paced life as an emergency room physician. Drifting between sleep and waking, Matt didn't trust his eyes when he saw the young woman who sat at his bedside in her plain cotton dress and apron, her chestnut hair tucked demurely beneath a white bonnet, like a beautiful vision from the past century. Sarah Troyer had been warned about the womanizing Dr. Throne, but nothing prepared her for the shiver of desire that shook her to her core when she gazed at him. Though her life was bound by the simple Amish way, Sarah had always longed for the world outside. Her job at the inn already branded her as a rebel in her community, and falling in love with a stranger would mean the loss of her family and the only life she knew. Yet something sparked within her with every touch of his hand, each glance from his dark eyes.Sarah was willing to allow herself a brief, secret adventure in the arms of a forbidden man. But she hadn't counted on Matt's passionate love--a love that would not let go, a love that could cost them both everything they knew....From the Paperback edition.
The police find Marissa Fordham on her kitchen floor, her body slashed and mutilated. Lying with her head on her mother's bloody breast is Fordham's four-year-old daughter, Haley, barely clinging to life herself. To protect their fragile witness, the police call in Anne Leone, child advocate. Anne not only works in the justice system, she's about to become star witness in the trial of the man who tried to make her his fourth victim in the See-No-Evil murders. As soon as Anne sees little Haley, alone and terrified, her heart is hers. But it will be no easy task to unravel the secrets of Haley's young life or those of her mother. Haley hasn't spoken a word since being rescued. Meanwhile, the cops begin to peel back the layers of Marissa Fordham's life only to discover that she seems never to have officially existed. It looks as if Marissa Fordham may take her secrets to the grave until one loose thread begins to unravel the shroud of lies to reveal a truth more terrible than anyone could have imagined. A truth that will put Anne and Haley directly in the sights of a killer.
A #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author returns with her second thriller in the Oak Knoll microseries, exploring the early days of forensic investigation, the characteristics of innocence--and the nature of evil.
The deepest waters hide the darkest secrets. . . . When the body of a murdered man literally falls at Elizabeth Stuart's feet, she's able to wash away the blood--but not the terror. Unwelcome newcomers to Still Creek, Minnesota, she and her troubled teenage son are treated with suspicion by the locals, including the sheriff. Yet nothing will stop her from digging beneath the town's placid surface for the truth--except the killer. Running from a messy divorce, Elizabeth believed buying a small-town n...
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag comes this powerful novel of passion, heartbreak, and redemption--a story that celebrates our capacity to love one time, for all time, even in the face of adversity and change. They say that each of us becomes an entirely new person every seven years. But Rebecca Bradshaw doesn't feel any different when an old lover shows up severely injured at the hospital where she runs the physical therapy department. Seven years ago baseball player Jace Cooper le...
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag comes this bittersweet romance classic about a woman who's rebuilt her life--and her heart--after the disappointments of the past, only to find her carefully laid plans shattered by a knock on the door....As a trauma nurse, Julia McCarver is accustomed to dealing with life-and-death emergencies. But she is the one in shock when she answers the door and finds the past standing there in the person of S. T. "Storm" Dalton. Julia had painstakingly put her life together not just once but three times in the wake of his abrupt and devastating departures, and she has no intention of doing it a fourth time. Because that's what S.T. promises he will do--break her engagement to another man, her heart, and her future all over again. Except, of course, that's not what he calls his plan to win her back. He gives himself two weeks to convince Julia that he's changed, that she is still in love with him, and that--despite conventional wisdom--the fourth time lightning struck can be a charm.From the Paperback edition.
Alexandra Gianni had come to Briarwood with her infant daughter, Isabella, to start over. Determined to rebuild her life and the ramshackle farm she'd purchased with the last of her money, Alex had one goal: independence. She wasn't looking for another relationship or the painful revelations she'd have to share about her past. Most of all, she wasn't looking for a man like Christian Atherton, who could lead her dangerously astray. But the handsome, aristocratic English rider won't accept that it's too late for Alex or that she has to keep running...from her past and him.
From #1New York Timesbestselling author Tami Hoag comes a special edition featuring two of her romantic classics in one irresistible volume. This unforgettable pair of novels is sure to excite the lover and thrill the romantic in every reader. Tempestuous Alexandra Gianni had come to Briarwood with her infant daughter, Isabella, to start over. Determined to rebuild her life and the ramshackle farm she'd purchased with the last of her money, Alex had one goal: independence. She wasn't looking for another relationship or the painful revelations she'd have to share about her past. Most of all, she wasn't looking for a man like Christian Atherton, who could lead her dangerously astray. But the handsome, aristocratic English rider won't accept that it's too late for Alex or that she has to keep running...from her past and him. Restless Heart As a world-renowned globe-trotting photographer, Danielle Hamilton was at home with Tibetan nomads and Kenyan bushmen. But she didn't think she'd survive six weeks in the "wilds" of New Orleans babysitting her sister's five children. Then help arrives in the form of the most unlikely nanny Danielle could imagine. Tall, dark, and Cajun, Remy Doucet isn't really a nanny and he isn't accepting Danielle's certainty that true love isn't in the cards for her. He's convinced that her self-control masks a deeper need to let go, and he's determined to prove she could trust him with the memory of a tragedy that still haunts her dreams.
The death of a beautiful woman . . . an arrogant man who claimed to be her suitor but was probably her murderer . . . a cop accused of planting evidence . . . and a town steeped in secrets and shadows. Deputy Annie Broussard is still haunted by the case of Pamela Bichon. The killer walked free, and Annie can't forget the sight of Pamela's mutilated body. But her obsessive search for justice lands her with a dilemma where she must defend or accuse a fellow cop . . .