Nora Roberts is the author of more than one hundred New York Times bestsellers, with more than 300 million copies of her books in print. Under the pen name J. D. Robb, she is author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series. Visit her website at www.noraroberts.com.
At the start of this scintillating slice of romantic suspense from prolific bestseller Roberts (Sweet Revenge), Lt. Phoebe MacNamara, the chief hostage negotiator for the Savannah, Ga., PD, meets Duncan Swift, a sports bar owner, as they both try to prevent a suicidal bartender Duncan fired from jumping off a roof on St. Patrick's Day. In the aftermath, a romance develops between Phoebe and Duncan, though in typical Roberts style the enigmatic Phoebe's devotion to career and family, who include a young daughter and an agoraphobic mother, creates tension in their relationship. After Phoebe survives a vicious attack within her own precinct house by an unknown assailant, it becomes clear that someone is intent on harming Phoebe and those close to her. A courageous protagonist, deft plotting and the sultry Savannah backdrop all add up to another winner for consummate storyteller Roberts. (July) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
'A fast-paced action adventure . . . With twists and turns in every chapter, you're taken through a rollercoaster journey that will constantly keep you guessing. Lovers, stalkers, killers, High Noon is more than just your average love story' Xeher 'You can't bottle wish fulfillment, but Nora Roberts certainly knows how to put it on the page' New York Times 'The most successful novelist on Planet Earth' Washington Post 'When Roberts puts her expert fingers on the pulse of romance, legions of fans feel the heartbeat' Publishers Weekly
Phoebe MacNamara found her calling when she was a hostage at the age of 12: she now is Savannah, GA, PD's top negotiator. She crosses paths with Duncan Swift while talking down a jumper who was one of his former employees. Duncan is intrigued by Phoebe's drive and commitment, and she feels the same way about him, but she comes with a lot of baggage, including an agoraphobic mother and a seven-year-old daughter. Worse, lurking around the corner is someone who wants Phoebe to pay for past sins, and he doesn't care who dies in the process. Narrator Susan Ericksen wrings tears and laughter and incites anger and fear all with impressive ease. She becomes Phoebe, while her Duncan is suave, fun, ambitious, and smart, rolled into an attractive package. His drawl is a constant comfort. Roberts created a blockbuster, and Ericksen amplifies it with spot-on narration. Essential for public libraries.-Jodi L. Israel, MLS, Salt Lake City Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.