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Karen Robards is the author of more than forty novels and one novella, and is 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.


Bestselling Robards (Vanished, Superstition, etc.) adds psychological spice to a familiar love-on-the-run plot. While FBI Special Crimes Unit agent Nick Houston goes undercover to track down the drug dealers who killed his sister, ski-masked burglars break into the Alexandria, Va., townhouse shared by Katharine Lawrence, special assistant to the CIA deputy director of operations, and her boyfriend/boss Ed Barnes. The intruders kill Katharine's friend Lisa and almost kill Katharine, who cannot convince them she doesn't know the location of the safe they came to rob. Despite wounds and a concussion, Katharine flees into the arms of good-looking neighbor Dr. Dan Howard, who drives her to the hospital where she wakes up unsure of her memory or who she is. Not knowing which of her protectors she can trust, questioning clues that don't make sense, unfamiliar even with her own face and figure, Katharine has nothing to go on but her instinct, which tells her to run. Nick, meanwhile, reveals his true identity (to Katharine's surprise but not to readers') just in the nick of time. A page-turner that moves too fast to dot every plot-related i, Robards's 23rd novel again spins satisfaction out of appealing characters who fall in love and bad guys who get justice. (Apr.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

(See Prepub Alert, LJ 12/06) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Praise for Obsession

"A real gripper."--The Seattle Times "Readers will love Obsession, a stunning and powerful tour de force thriller...Karen Robards proves once again she is a stupendous storyteller."--Midwest Book Review

"Bestselling Robards adds psychological spice to a familiar love-on-the-run plot...A page-turner...spins satisfaction out of appealing characters who fall in love and bad guys who get justice."--Publishers Weekly "A well-done book, heavy on intrigue with interesting characters and a suspenseful plot."--The State (Columbia, SC) "An intense romantic suspense novel that links an out-of-the-blue beginning with a dynamite ending in riveting and unexpected ways. With vibrant characters and a great plot, this is one of best-selling Robards' best, and a must-read for fans of Nora Roberts and Linda Howard."--Booklist

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