Hunted

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 10, 2013 - Fiction - 384 pages
16 Reviews
’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.
  

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Even the writing felt a little rushed. - Goodreads
The main female character was adequate. - Goodreads
Some of the plot action seemed implausible. - Goodreads
Pretty much same premise. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Christy - Goodreads

If you've read Walking After Midnight by Robards (written in the 90's) then you've read this. Pretty much same premise. Cop wrongly accused, bad cops after him, corruption at highest levels, kidnapped ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

Editing could use some work. Confusing sentence structure, questionable grammar, repetitive phrases in a paragraph made the writing and final product seem sloppy, which is very unlike previous books I ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
19
Section 3
30
Section 4
45
Section 5
59
Section 6
72
Section 7
85
Section 8
101
Section 15
223
Section 16
242
Section 17
261
Section 18
270
Section 19
284
Section 20
296
Section 21
315
Section 22
328

Section 9
112
Section 10
129
Section 11
144
Section 12
164
Section 13
185
Section 14
204
Section 23
338
Section 24
350
Section 25
363
Section 26
371
Section 27
377
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About the author (2013)

Karen Robards is the author of more than forty novels and one novella. A regular on the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, among others, she is the mother of three boys and lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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