Hothouse Orchid

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Thorndike Press, 2009 - Fiction - 417 pages
When Special Agent Holly Barker lets international terrorist Teddy Fay slip through her fingers for a second time, the CIA thinks she might want a vacation. So Holly returns home to Orchid Beach, Florida. A series of rapes and murders is taking place in Orchid Beach, and it appears that a policeman is the perpetrator. When Holly was in the army, she and another female officer had brought charges against their commanding officer for attempted rape and rape. The officer in question was acquitted of all charges, and has also left the army - for a job as Orchid Beach's new police chief.

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About the author (2009)

Stuart Woods was born in Manchester, Georgia on January 9, 1938. He received a B. A in sociology from the University of Georgia in 1959. He worked in the advertising business and eventually wrote two non-fiction books entitled Blue Water, Green Skipper and A Romantic's Guide to the Country Inns of Britain and Ireland. His first novel, Chiefs, was published in 1981. It won an Edgar Award and was made into a TV miniseries starring Charlton Heston. His other works include the Stone Barrington series, the Holly Barker series, the Will Lee series, the Ed Eagle series, the Rick Barron series and the Teddy Fay series. He won France's Prix de Literature Policiere for Imperfect Strangers.

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