The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Carina Press

ISBN:1426890265

Total Pages:295

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Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career—and her confidence—after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can’t afford—especially when the bodies keep piling up. Book 1 of the Fatal Series. 97,000 words

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Fatal Affair

Author:Marie Force

Publisher:Carina Press

ISBN:1426890265

Total Pages:295

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Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career—and her confidence—after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can’t afford—especially when the bodies keep piling up. Book 1 of the Fatal Series. 97,000 words

Fatal Affair & Fatal Justice

Author:Marie Force

Publisher:Carina Press

ISBN:1488057788

Total Pages:N.A

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Go back to the start of New York Times bestselling author Marie Force’s The Fatal Series with the first two books, collected here in one volume. Fatal Affair Detective Sergeant Sam Holland of the Washington, DC, Metro Police needs a big win to salvage her career—and her confidence—after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff…and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can’t afford—especially when the bodies keep piling up. Originally published in 2010 Fatal Justice Standing over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. The fact that she was one of the last people to see Julian Sinclair alive just complicates things even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up—but it’s also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention and blinding flashbulbs. The pressure is on for Sam to find Sinclair’s killer, but a new lead in her father’s unsolved shooting puts her in unexpected danger. When long-buried secrets threaten to derail her relationship with Nick, Sam realizes that while justice is blind, mixing romance with politics has the potential to be fatal… Originally published in 2011

Fatal Affair & Heaven's Last Child

Author:Cathy L. Young

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:1499024894

Total Pages:284

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“Fatal Affair soft read takes its readers to terrifying emotionally new heights with its thrilling chilling attraction gone wrong.” Dillon Sheldon the owner and founder of Crasher’s Grocery store fulfill his dream and hire the young, glorious African-American, Mississippian Charlene Rene Youngblood who’s married to successful Jester Youngblood. Although married Dillon’s so driven by his lustful curiosity attraction to black women he purposely hire Charlene, to work for him intending to experience a passionate romantic intimate sizzling affair with her. Their daily encounters bring them into an affair but after several months Dillon ends it leaving Charlene devastated, psychotic and pregnant. Dillon realizes their affair was a mistake and he hoped they’d return to their normal lives. But Charlene’s obsessed and possessed and refuses to free him even if it means bloodshed and death. This twisted love affair gone wrong is eminently thrilling, exciting, emotionally stimulating, strikingly provoking and much more! “There’s a thin line between life and death.” “We always believe we’re right in our own eyes.” “Being in love could lead to heartache and tears.” “Heaven’s Last Child is eminently striking and thought provoking this extraordinary story challenges its readers to take a closer look at race, hatred, love, forgiveness, choices and the power of prayer.” Heaven Gardenia is an extraordinary forty year old African-American who’s faced with enormous loss including the loss of her four daughters to their fathers. She believes her daughters is all she have but soon understand she have more to gain. After a night of intimacy with her new boyfriend Nate Burns she become ill and believes she’s going through menopause but soon discovers she’s pregnant by him. Racial tension from his side of the family soon split them a part Heaven’s left to raise Sky alone but accepts her ex-husband Luke Gardenia back into her life believing she’s making the right decision. Heaven’s devastated when she realizes his racial hatred is deeper than what she thought and taking him back was a mistake. Luke’s on a mission to kill her baby because he’s by a Caucasian man. Heaven must choose between her only son Sky and Luke her ex-husband from her past. “Incredibly powerful” “Will the villain fulfill his desire or will it crumble?” “Who will Heaven choose Luke or Sky?” This narrated and scripted literature is a part of the Grandma’s Rose collection of books.

Lethal Attraction

Author:Linda Howard,Marie Force

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:1460313267

Total Pages:512

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Two worlds collide in these timeless stories of love and deception… Against the Rules by Linda Howard At seventeen, Cathryn Ashe fought her attraction to Rule Jackson and lost. Humiliated, she fled to the anonymity of the city. Now she's back, independent and more sure of herself than ever—and ready to challenge him again. But Rule is raising the stakes, and what Cat stands to lose is something she's known all along is his for the taking—her heart. Fatal Affair by Marie Force Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career—and her confidence—after a disastrous case. The perfect opportunity arises when she's assigned to the investigation of a senator's murder. But she has to team up with Nick Cappuano, the senator's friend and chief of staff…and the man she had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, but sleeping with a material witness is a mistake Sam can't afford—especially when the bodies keep piling up.

A Fatal Affair

Author:Pamela Crane

Publisher:Tabella House

ISBN:1940662036

Total Pages:102

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The short story companion book to the bestselling psychological thriller, The Admirer's Secret. A husband in love with his wife. A wife willing to do anything to escape him. An affair turned deadly. From USA TODAY bestselling author Pamela Crane comes a domestic noir short story about a deadly obsession. The pregnancy test he found in the garbage confirmed it: Fatherhood at last. But when his wife announces her desire for divorce—and a majority of their assets—Hollywood icon Allen Michaels loses not only his wife, but his sanity. As Allen reveals the gory secrets of his mysterious past, with love leaving him battered and broke, how far is too far to avenge the promise of “til death do us part”? Unleash Allen’s hidden demons in this darkly riveting novella as he takes justice into his own demented hands... “Mesmeric ... chilling ... Pamela Crane is a new thriller author to watch.” – reader review Perfect for fans of Robert Dugoni's Third Watch and Dean Koontz's The Neighbor. “Crane delivers a taut literary thriller short story that fans of Jeffery Deaver will devour. If you love dark, brooding characters and domestic drama turned murder, you’ll love A Fatal Affair.” – reader review

The King's Assassin

Author:Benjamin Woolley

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250125057

Total Pages:368

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An absorbing account of the conspiracy to kill King James I by his handsome lover, the Duke of Buckingham, an historical crime that has remained hidden for 400 years. The rise of George Villiers from minor gentry to royal power seemed to defy gravity. Becoming gentleman of the royal bedchamber in 1615, the young gallant enraptured James, Britain’s first Stuart king, royal adoration reaching such an intensity that the king declared he wanted the courtier to become his ‘wife’. For a decade, Villiers was at the king’s side – at court, on state occasions, and in bed, right up to James’s death in March 1625. Almost immediately, Villiers’ many enemies accused him of poisoning the king. A parliamentary investigation was launched, and scurrilous pamphlets and ballads circulated London’s streets. But the charges came to nothing, and were relegated to a historical footnote. Now, new research suggests that a deadly combination of hubris and vulnerability did indeed drive Villiers to kill the man who made him. It may have been by accident – the application of a quack remedy while the king was weakened by a malarial attack. But there is compelling evidence that Villiers, overcome by ambition and frustrated by James’s passive approach to government, poisoned him. In The King’s Assassin, acclaimed author Benjamin Woolley examines this remarkable, even tragic story. Combining vivid characterization and a strong narrative with historical scholarship and forensic investigation, Woolley tells the story of King James’s death, and of the captivating figure at its center.

Fatal Justice

Author:Marie Force

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:1426895275

Total Pages:397

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She looked into the dead face of the man she'd dined with the night before… Standing over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. The fact that she was one of the last people to see Julian Sinclair alive just complicates things even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up—but it's also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention and blinding flash bulbs. The pressure is on for Sam to find Sinclair's killer, but a new lead in her father's unsolved shooting puts her in unexpected danger. When long-buried secrets threaten to derail her relationship with Nick, Sam realizes that while justice is blind, mixing romance with politics has the potential to be fatal… Book 2 of the Fatal Series by New York Times bestselling author Marie Force 94,000 words

Fatal Destiny: A Fatal Series Novella

Author:Marie Force

Publisher:Carina Press

ISBN:1426892152

Total Pages:N.A

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With the week of their wedding finally upon them, Washington, D.C., Police Lieutenant Sam Holland and her fiancé, Senator Nick Cappuano, are at odds. In the aftermath of a tragic loss, they struggle to reconnect as the big day draws near, but their work keeps pulling them apart. When a new clue into a cold case surfaces, Nick asks Sam not to take any foolish chances before the wedding and to leave it alone for the time being. Sam agrees, but she can't let it go entirely and winds up trapped in an explosive situation. Then an unwelcome visitor from her past threatens her future happiness… With trouble at every turn, will Sam survive long enough to walk down the aisle? Book 3.5: a Fatal novella from USA TODAY bestselling author Marie Force. Don't miss Fatal Affair, Fatal Justice and Fatal Consequences, available now. 39,000 words

Marie Force The Fatal Series Volume 2

Author:Marie Force

Publisher:Carina Press

ISBN:1459296648

Total Pages:N.A

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Sam and Nick's exciting journey continues with books 4-6 in New York Times bestselling author Marie Force's Fatal Series. Includes bonus novella Fatal Destiny! Fatal Destiny With the week of their wedding finally upon them, Washington, D.C., Police Lieutenant Sam Holland and her fiancé, Senator Nick Cappuano, are at odds. In the aftermath of a tragic loss, they struggle to reconnect as the big day draws near, but their work keeps pulling them apart. When a new clue into a cold case surfaces, Nick asks Sam not to take any foolish chances before the wedding. Sam agrees, but she can't let it go entirely and winds up trapped in an explosive situation. Then an unwelcome visitor from her past threatens her future happiness… With trouble at every turn, will Sam survive long enough to walk down the aisle? Fatal Flaw Back from their honeymoon, Senator Nick Cappuano and DC Police Lieutenant Sam Holland are ready for some normalcy after the whirlwind of their wedding, but someone has other plans for them. When Sam discovers wedding cards containing thinly veiled death threats, she's not sure if she or Nick is the target. Already on edge, Sam and her team start investigating a series of baffling murders. With no obvious connection between the victims, Sam soon suspects that she may be the ultimate prize in the killer's clever game… Fatal Deception The wife of the White House deputy chief of staff has been beaten to death, and their one-year-old daughter is missing. D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland is in charge of the murder investigation, but she's forced to collaborate with Special Victims Unit detectives as well as thorn-in-her-side FBI Special Agent Avery Hill. Then, a cold case of her father's resurrects old hurts—a distraction Sam cannot afford. As Sam's investigation heats up, so does Nick's political career—and the heat carries over to their bedroom. Will Sam put the pieces together in time to catch a killer and find the baby? Fatal Mistake D.C. is recovering from angry riots after one player's mistake blew the D.C. Federals' chance at the World Series, and Lt. Sam Holland is determined to unravel the twisted web of motives behind the star center fielder's death. Was it a disgruntled fan, a spurned lover or a furious teammate? While Sam digs through clues, her husband, U.S. Senator Nick Cappuano, fights for his political life in the final days of his reelection campaign as financial irregularities threaten his future. It's a distraction Nick can ill afford, with Sam in the midst of another high-profile murder investigation and both of them trying to help their adopted son, Scotty, cope with the murder of a ball player he admired. Determined to bring the killer to justice, Sam must root out the truth before another mistake proves fatal.

Fatal Fraud

Author:Marie Force

Publisher:HTJB, Inc.

ISBN:1950654850

Total Pages:N.A

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A dangerous truth revealed... A prominent member of the D.C. community has been murdered, pulling Lieutenant Sam Holland into yet another high-stakes homicide investigation that has her trying to connect the dots between a dead woman and the friends and family who’d turned against her right before her untimely death. With numerous scandals still fresh within the department’s ranks, Sam is asked to revisit a cold case from her first year on the job that will continue the department’s reckoning with the past well into the future. All the while, Sam’s husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, faces mounting pressure to declare his intention to run for president in the coming election, leaving the second couple feeling the strain at home—and on the job as the family endures the first holidays without their beloved patriarch, Skip Holland. As always, when things become too hot to handle on the job, Sam and Nick turn to each other for solace in the storm.

Fatal Accusation

Author:Marie Force

Publisher:HQN Books

ISBN:1488054258

Total Pages:384

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A deadly serious affair… The story breaks as Metro PD lieutenant Sam Holland attends a dinner party with her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano: President Nelson is accused of having an affair. More shocking still, campaign staffer Tara Weber claims the president fathered her newborn son—while the First Lady was undergoing secret cancer treatment. When a high-profile murder case hits Sam’s desk, she’s shocked to uncover a connection to the presidential scandal. With the department caught up in its own internal scandals, and the chief’s job hanging by a thread, Sam questions who she can trust as her team uncovers information that clouds an already-murky case. And with calls for the president to resign getting louder by the minute, Sam needs to close this case before she finds herself living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue…

One Night With You

Author:Marie Force

Publisher:HTJB, Inc.

ISBN:1942295065

Total Pages:N.A

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Since the debut of Fatal Affair in 2010, Fatal Series readers have been wondering about that “memorable” one-night stand between Sam Holland and Nick Cappuano that took place six years before Fatal Affair opens. Well, wonder no more! One Night With You tells the story of Sam and Nick’s fateful first meeting in which all the chemistry and heat we have come to expect from them is on full display from the first moments they meet. Get all the details of Sam and Nick’s unforgettable night together in this 14,000-word novella! You might want to keep a fan and some ice water handy, because this story is H-O-T!

The Rules of Attraction

Author:Bret Easton Ellis

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:0307756459

Total Pages:288

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From the bestselling author or Less Than Zero and American Psycho, The Rules of Attraction is a startlingly funny, kaleidoscopic novel about three students at a small, affluent liberal-arts college in New England with no plans for the future--or even the present--who become entangled in a curious romantic triangle. Bret Easton Ellis trains his incisive gaze on the kids at self-consciously bohemian Camden College and treats their sexual posturings and agonies with a mixture of acrid hilarity and compassion while exposing the moral vacuum at the center of their lives. Lauren changes boyfriends every time she changes majors and still pines for Victor who split for Europe months ago and she might or might not be writing anonymous love letter to ambivalent, hard-drinking Sean, a hopeless romantic who only has eyes for Lauren, even if he ends up in bed with half the campus, and Paul, Lauren's ex, forthrightly bisexual and whose passion masks a shrewd pragmatism. They waste time getting wasted, race from Thirsty Thursday Happy Hours to Dressed To Get Screwed parties to drinks at The Edge of the World or The Graveyard. The Rules of Attraction is a poignant, hilarious take on the death of romance. The basis for the major motion picture starring James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel, and Kate Bosworth.

Fatal Reckoning

Author:Marie Force

Publisher:HQN Books

ISBN:1488034206

Total Pages:384

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When tragedy strikes, a cold case suddenly turns hot—and deadly A peaceful morning is shattered when Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland’s beloved father succumbs to injuries from an unsolved shooting while on duty four years ago. As the community rallies around Sam and her family, one thing becomes crystal clear: her father’s death has turned the unsolved case into a homicide—and it’s on her to bring her father’s killer to justice. But the case has been cold for years…until an anonymous tip that’s too shocking to believe leads Sam down a dark and dangerous path. Her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, knows if she can’t solve this case, it will haunt her for the rest of her life. She’ll need the strength of their bond to pull her out of the darkness before it’s too late, because as the missing pieces rapidly fall into place, Sam realizes the truth might just break her all the same—and that her father’s killer isn’t done yet…

Fatal Consequences

Author:Marie Force

Publisher:Harlequin

ISBN:1426895283

Total Pages:312

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Politics can be murder… Lieutenant Sam Holland has no sooner accepted Senator Nick Cappuano's proposal than she's back on the job. A woman has been found brutally murdered and evidence points to Henry Lightfeather, a senator and close friend of Nick's. While Sam investigates, Nick stands by his friend—complicating his own bid for reelection, and causing tension between the couple. As Sam's investigation reveals a scandal that rocks the capital, Nick and Sam discover that the biggest threat to their future might be someone from her past… Book 3 of the Fatal Series by New York Times bestselling author Marie Force 96,000 words