Rookie cop Sarah Cook's investigation has led her down a dark alleyway--and face-to-face with the most gorgeous man she's ever seen.
Athena Force - chosen for their talents. Trained to be the best. The women of Athena Academy shared an unbreakable bond. . . ;until one of them was murdered. Athena Force: Books 1-6: Six exciting books of action, adventure and romance including Proof by Justine Davis, Alias by Amy J. Fetzer, Exposed by by Katherine Garbera, Double-Cross by Meredith Fletcher, Pursued by Catherine Mann, and Justice by Debra Webb. Now, own them all for one low price! Proof by Justine Davis: Top-notch forensic scientist Alexandra Forsythe returned to Athena to prove that the death of her dearest friend had been no accident. Armed with only her razor-sharp mind and coolness under fire - and the memory of a desperate call for help - Alex set out to uncover a truth that could shake the foundations of the academy that had trained her. Her digging provoked deadly retaliation and the attentions of a stranger who might lead her toward the truth - or her death. Because in the race for final proof, only the most determined would survive. . . ;. Alias by Amy J. Fetzer: In school, she was everyone's best friend. But these days, Darcy Steele was a single mother living in the shadows following a marriage gone dangerously wrong. Not even her closest friends knew her whereabouts - until one of those friends was murdered. Now Darcy was back to find answers about her friend's death, even if it meant jeopardizing the cover she'd so carefully constructed - and discovering that the one man she trusted might not be what he seemed. Because risking her own life was a small price to pay when the lives of those she loved were at stake. . . ;Exposed by Katherine Garbera:A little danger couldn't keep hotshot reporter Tory Patton from the story of a lifetime. Plus, an exclusive with the navy SEAL Tom King held hostage in war-torn Central America would put her in the big leagues. But an assassination attempt on the wounded soldier suddenly turned Tory's interview into a rescue mission. With the help of a mysterious operative who seemed to shadow her every move, Tory summoned her well-trained survival skills to get them to safety. But would she live long enough to discover more about her sexy guardian angel, and expose a shocking scandal that could implicate everyone from the top levels of the White House to the very people she trusted most?Double-Cross by Meredith Fletcher:An orphan with an unknown past, CIA operative Samantha St. John used her quick speed and sharp mind to make up for her small size. Sam was about to go AWOL on a mission for vengeance - bringing down the legendary killer she believed was responsible for a dear friend's death - when she was detained and accused of betraying her country. Now, to clear her name and get back to business, the fearless agent had to face down an enemy who bore an uncanny resemblance to Sam herself. . . . Pursued by Catherine Mann:Air force captain Josie Lockworth came from a long line of American patriots and was expected to follow her family's example. But after a good friend's death, the usually savvy Athena Academy graduate wasn't performing at her best. Still, when the project she'd been working on for months crashed and burned, she knew it wasn't due to her negligence. Someone was trying to sabotage her career. With the authorities after her head and an unsettling inspector looking over her shoulder, Josie raced to clear her name before she became the next casualty of war. . . ;. Justice by Debra Webb:Her best friend's killer was dead, and so was Kayla Ryan's best lead to find her friend's missing child. But the determined police lieutenant didn't have it in her to give up. Now she would join forces with a secretive detective to find the people who'd sent the assassin and bring them to justice. Her life - and all those she loved - depended on exposing a chilling conspiracy. And she couldn't shake the feeling that someone was watching her every move. Could the enemy be closer than Kayla
They don't call Vegas Sin City for nothing. And now that prime tourist season is around the corner, it's time to kick some criminal butt. Enter three full-throttle Vegas detectives, ready to eat their undercover assignments alive. . . . Clarissa Rivers can't believe she's got to play fake maid to weasel her way into some of the city's dirtiest criminal activities. But pretend she's hitched, too? Meanwhile, Kim Wong is all over her undercover sting operation at the Great Wall Casino. Only problem: an old boyfriend's got intel on Kim's secret royal past. And Dorian Byrne is posing as a high-class call girl to take down a sex crimes ring. But what's with her wild-card FBI partner?High-rolling scoundrels better watch their backs this weekend, because one wrong move and all bets are off. . . .
Two agents' forgotten love is rekindled in USA TODAY bestselling author Debra Webb's Colby Agency: The Specialists series. Someone was out to get Thomas Casey. His profession had taught him to trust no one. So when Johara di Rossi abducted him on his way to his beloved niece's wedding, Thomas assumed the worst-despite their intimate history. Though attachments made him vulnerable, Thomas was haunted by regret for walking away from Jo years ago. No other woman had stirred such intense desire in him. Now, snowbound in an isolated cabin, with a determined enemy from his past closing in, suspicion begins to melt away as the embers of their passion reignite.
Mission: Find a runaway bride. Expose her true identity. Target: Eve Mattson, self-described "problem solver" for hire. Has been on the wrong side of the law most of her life. Recently showed signs of putting the past behind her, especially after leaving the wrong guy at the altar. Investigator: J. T. Baxley, new employee who's mistaken his bride-to-be for an honest woman. Superior investigative skills, emotionally vulnerable, willing to take a bullet in the name of justice. (Extremely handsome!) Supervisor's Comments: Twists and turns no one saw coming. Attraction again developing between Baxley and Mattson? Neither ever trusted anyone. Reports that the two have been spotted in passionate embraces in the midst of lethal situations!
After seven years of agony, Linc Reece was certain he'd found his dead wife- alive and living in a tiny Tennessee town. He was sure Mia Grant was Lori, the wife he'd lost in an undercover case gone bad. Now the operative for the elite team of Equalizers had to prove it...even if he had to kidnap her. Mia Grant saw the hope in Linc's eyes... but just because she liked vanilla, blues and old houses didn't make her his long-lost wife. Nothing about him was familiar, except the sizzle she felt when they touched. But when they discovered Lori's records destroyed and her photos stolen, even Mia knew someone had gone to great lengths to make her forget. And he'd do anything to ensure she never remembered....
Colby Agency investigator Levi Stark had been prepared for the worst when his boss sent him to find her agency's deadliest enemy. But deep undercover in a Mexican mining outpost, Levi met danger from the unlikeliest source-an unknown blonde spitfire on the same trail. Casey Manning had been secretly sent by Levi's boss's husband. The benched CIA agent trusted no one and worked alone...until she and Levi found themselves outmanned and outgunned. Around her sexy new partner, Casey had a feeling that protecting her identity-and her heart-would prove tougher than keeping them safe from the Colbys' most wanted. ...
As a Colby agent, Trinity Barrett is one of the best at finding the missing and delivering justice. He hasn't confronted a challenge he couldn't handle with ease-until now. To locate an abducted child and bring her home safely, he must team up with Equalizer Evonne Cassidy...his ex-wife. Launching a dangerous search in Chicago's underbelly is not Evonne's biggest obstacle-partnering with Trinity is. They'd managed to keep their history a secret, but in close quarters they can't deny the passion that still connects them. And if there's any hope for a Christmas reconciliation, they'll first have to survive their risky assignment....
Victoria Colby-Camp is stunned by the murder of a Chicago police detective who had close ties to her family and her private investigations agency. She decides there's only one man tough and objective enough to clear her name and the agency's reputation. With the keen instincts of a professional, Daniel Marks begins digging into Victoria's past, and into that of her long-dead husband...whose last days could be the key to the case.Daniel reluctantly takes on an unofficial partner, Emily Hastings, the daughter of the murdered cop-a woman determined to find her father's killer. Emily finds evidence linking her father to Victoria's late husband, as well as discovering the treachery and madness that nearly destroyed Victoria's son, Jim. And as the truth begins to emerge, it becomes clear that a ruthless Colby enemy wants certain secrets to stay buried....
To solve the most heinous murder in Texas history, Colby investigator Lyle McCaleb has an unusual mission: find and protect the killer's long-lost daughter. The complication: she's tough, gorgeous rancher Sadie Gilmore-Lyle's first and only love. And now the mysterious past she barely remembers is threatening her very existence.Lyle regrets leaving Sadie broken-hearted seven years ago. And as he investigates and gets deeper into danger, he finds it almost impossible to maintain his professionalism around her. But another dilemma threatens their newly rekindled relationship. Can Lyle regain Sadie's trust while concealing the secret that may devastate her?
The Colby Agency has long handled private investigations with discretion and success. Staff from the top down maintain pristine reputations and always work within the law. Until now. . . With a long list of clients comes an equal number of enemies. Someone wants revenge--and is determined to get it starting with Victoria Colby-Camp. The only hope of survival lies with investigator Slade Convoy and a stranger--Mia Dawson, An assistant in the D. A. 's office. With the offices in lockdown and holding hostages, The captors have one demand: kidnap D. A. Gordon and deliver him To The Colby Agency. Slade's assignment: gain the cooperation of Mia, The only one who knows how to get past Gordon's security, by any means necessary and bring in Gordon. Together Slade and Mia have no choice but to break the law in order to execute the operation. But will they be able to plead their case once justice is served? and will the operation fail when Slade learns Mia has her own agenda?
Colby agent or not, he didn't dare cross the line with this woman--not yetFormer U. S. marshal Shane Allen made one mistake on the job, and it cost him his reputation. Now he had a second chance working an inside case for the newly rebuilt Colby Agency. And nothing, certainly not some tagalong woman, was going to ruin it. After her sister's murder, justice was all that Mary Jane Brooks wanted. And Shane was crucial to nailing those responsible, even if he did send her pulse racing. Keeping things professional was downright impossible, especially when Mary Jane kept putting out conflicting signals. If Shane's instincts were right, this fragile beauty was a virgin in the worst kind of trouble--but was he ready to take it all the way?
Colby agent Russell St. James knew the exact moment Olivia Westfield discovered she was the daughter of the infamous "Princess Killer."Ever since, being her bodyguard had become twice as hard. Each day, he shadowed her; each night, he held her through her tormenting nightmares. But was her father guilty? Her mother his accomplice? The answers lay deep in Olivia's memories, and the closer she got to the scene of the crime, the more she remembered. Russ had a job to do: safeguard Olivia and give her the future she deserved. Even if that future didn't include him.
With their reputations and Sunday dinner in jeopardy, Victoria Colby-Camp and her son Jim were not about to give in when it came to Sam Johnson. He was Jim Colby's newest Equalizer-but a mystery to everyone else. Until the past caught up to him when Officer Lisa Smith was called in to drag him back to the City of Angels to clear his name. Hired by the Colby Agency, Lisa was by the book in every way, except when it came to Sam. After all this time, she couldn't forget him-and she had tried. With Sam framed for three gangland killings, Lisa found herself unraveling a man who trusted no one. But Sam would have to let Lisa in if they were ever going to expose a brutal killer before it was too late for the next victim-and the Colbys.
It was supposed to be a simple assignment-follow a woman. As an operative with the elite team of Equalizers, Dakota Garrett had faced hell and lived. So why was he left with dead bodies, a kidnap victim and a damsel in distress? Wannabe Colby agent Lucky Malone was in over her head. Only the dark stranger could save her and her kidnapped boss. But like Lucky, Dakota had demons that haunted him, a past that shadowed him. And this case forced him to face his biggest fear. Lucky would give anything to help the man she'd come to love, but her fate was in Dakota's hands. Could he play the role he'd always avoided-hero?
For team owner Buck Buchanan every day at the Huntsville track is a rush. The noise. The dirt. The roar. The furor. NASCAR's golden boy has only one regret: Jenna Williams. Not that he blames her for ditching him twelve years ago, but now she's back and has thrown a red flag. Jenna is downright frantic, clutching a ransom note demanding a cool million in exchange for her daughter's safety. Their daughter's, actually. Yes, she knows how it looks asking Buck for help. But it's true. The child is theirs and Buck's the only one who can wrench her out of danger. Even if that means trading himself for a girl he's never known.
Slade Keaton was the man Maggie James fell in love with...until she learned he was a lie. Escaping a hit meant for him, she found herself on the run-fleeing a danger she couldn't comprehend with a man she couldn't trust. And pregnant with his baby. Though he'd had dozens of aliases, Slade couldn't forget who he was-the son of a merciless assassin named the Dragon. He'd kept out of his mother's reach for years till a Colby Agency investigation put him-and Maggie-on her radar. Now, could Slade become the very thing he hated in order to save the woman and child he loved?
Ty Cooper had never been anything more than a big brother to Leanne Watley. Until he returned from his business trip. One look and pow! Leanne's heart couldn't stop pounding. One kiss and swoon! she was floored with desire.... Who was this man who claimed to be Ty Cooper? Dex Montgomery hadn't planned to fall in love. Especially not with his twin brother's beautiful neighbor. The sweetest young woman in Montana was a breath of fresh air to the big-city doctor. But Leanne thought she was falling for the man she was expected to marry. Could Dex stop himself before he lost his heart forever? Harlequin American Romance #948 Miniseries: Trading Places #2
TESS GERRITSEN'S Never Say DieWilly Jane Maitland traveled to Saigon to uncover what had happened to her father, missing in action twenty years ago. Instead she found intrigue-and murder. Only the rumpled and irreverent ex-soldier Guy Barnard seemed willing to help. But as Willy was about to discover, even Guy had his hidden motives, his shocking secrets...and Vietnam was a dangerous place to fall in love.DEBRA WEBB'S No Way BackMichal Arad wanted vengeance when he kidnapped former CIA agent Ami Donovan, claiming she'd posed as his lover to set him up as an assassin. But Ami had amnesia and no way of knowing the truth...until Michal took her in his arms. In spite of her fear, Ami sensed Michal wasn't a ruthless killer, but the man she'd once loved...and the father of her child.
A baffling series of multiple homicides leaves Atlanta's Deputy Chief of Detectives Elaine Jentzen no choice but to call in FBI agent Trace Callahan. Elaine is aware of Trace's reputation for being as ruthless as the killers he tracks-but she isn't prepared for the immediate and dangerous attraction that ignites between them.Trace is convinced a serial killer known as the Gamekeeper is behind the deadly sprees. But the evidence begins to point to Trace-until Elaine discovers a link in the crimes: a computer game.When Elaine logs on, she receives a message:> Trace will be next to die.Now the only way Elaine can save Trace is if she plays the game.But not by the Gamekeeper's rules....
Atlanta Police Department BulletinAll police officers should be aware that the recent increase in crime activity that is running rampant through the city of Atlanta, Georgia, is quickly destroying the holiday spirit of our citizens. As sworn officers of the law, we must do everything we can to save Christmas.Ã¿Detective: Max MaloneAssignment: Protect former flame Angelica North and her nephew, an eyewitness to his mother's murder, from the madman who wants them both dead.
When Dr. CJ Patterson returns to her Southern hometown, she finds herself surrounded by a series of long-buried secrets-- and a killer who seems to know her better than she knows herself... Drugs, prostitution, robbery, homicide-- these are four terms that Dr. CJ Patterson learned all too well growing up on the seamy, forgotten streets of inner-city Huntsville, Alabama. Fiercely determined, CJ worked hard to forget where she came from and become an emergency medicine resident at a prestigious Baltimore hospital. But when her younger sister-- the only family she ever had-- is murdered, CJ is drawn back into the painful past she thought she'd left behind. Her unrelenting investigation uncovers a highly sophisticated web of shocking family secrets, dark obsession, and brutal violence and a killer who will stop at nothing to keep her from learning the truth...
As far as Christmas packages went, Brandon Thomas was one tall drink of water. And at the moment he was in over his too-handsome head. He'd showed up at the Colby offices covered in blood and desperate for help unraveling a mystery of murder. Luckily for Brandon, Merri Walters was a determined investigator not about to let an innocent bystander get railroaded--especially so close to Christmas.With careful coaxing, Merri learned that Brandon unknowingly possessed information high-level people wanted to keep secret. Now, the only challenge was keeping Brandon at arm's length in order to make sure they both stayed alive to see the New Year.
Who was the mysterious guardian angel? He'd succeeded where the FBI had failed, rescuing countless kidnapped children and bringing them to safety. His closely held hidden identity--as reclusive Nathan Tyler--was the only thing safeguarding his most private secrets. And they were about to go public. . . . Colby agent Anne Martin had a serial kidnapper on her hands and no viable leads. Except the Guardian Angel. Undisclosed liaisons with the vigilante weren't safe. The man was no saint, but neither was she. And breaking all the rules was only the fi rst step they'd take together. . . .
Harlequin Holiday Collection: Four Classic Seasonal NovellasA struggling B&B owner scrambles to hide the dead body wrapped in her Christmas tree from a visiting camera crew-and from her still-irresistible reporter ex. A waitress and a sexy FBI agent mix business with pleasure while investigating a crime over the holidays. A crime lab worker finds herself in danger six days before Christmas...and only her off-limits but oh-so-attractive coworker can help. And two childhood friends rediscover their sense of wonder-and love-when reunited for the holidays. Discover these four classic seasonal novellas:And a Dead Guy in a Pear Tree by Leslie KellySeduced by the Season by Merline LovelaceEvidence of Desire by Debra WebbSeason of Wonder by Marta Perry
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