Karen Robards - Author

About the Author

Karen Robards is the internationally bestselling author of over forty romantic suspense novels, which have regularly appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, among others. She is the mother of three boys and lives with her family in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. You can find out more at www.karenrobards.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorKarenRobards or follow her on Twitter @TheKarenRobards.

Featured books by Karen Robards

Hush

Hush

Author: Karen Robards Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/01/2015

When Riley Cowan finds her estranged husband Jeff dead in his palatial home, she's sure it's no coincidence. The police rule it a suicide, but Riley thinks someone's out for blood - specifically someone Jeff's father ripped off in one of the biggest financial fraud cases of all time. She suspects that someone is trying to send a message to Jeff's father: tell me where the money is, or everyone you care about will die. Riley's in-laws might be billionaires, but she's afraid that not even their dirty money can protect her from an irate investor who will stop at nothing to get his hands on his misappropriated cash. Enter Finn Bradley, Philly-based FBI agent and, once upon a time, Riley's love interest. Finn agrees to help Riley, and the two reignite sparks they both thought were extinguished long ago. But can they discover the killer's identity in time, before he resurfaces - and strikes again?

Her Last Whisper

Her Last Whisper

Author: Karen Robards Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2014

Now she's determined to stick to research - and leave risk-taking to the law. But when dangerous duty calls, she can't refuse. And there's no greater danger than the 'Cinderella Killer', a charming predator who lures beautiful, single women to their deaths. FBI agent Lena Kaminsky fears her missing sister has fallen prey to the seductive psychopath, and desperately needs Charlie's unique skills before it's too late. Joined by Special Agents Tony Bartoli, Buzz Crane - and her ghostly bad-boy lover, Michael Garland - Charlie heads to Vegas to track down Lena's sister before the Cinderella Killer seals her fate. But it's Charlie who ends up gambling with her life, when the lethal lothario decides she's just his type ...

The Last Kiss Goodbye

The Last Kiss Goodbye

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

Dr Charlotte 'Charlie' Stone is a psychiatrist who explores the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It's a job she's uniquely suited for, thanks to the secret talent that gives her an uncanny edge - Charlie can see the spirits of the dead. This blessing - or curse - gives Charlie the power to hunt down madmen and murderers. It's also turned her love life upside down by drawing her into a hopelessly passionate relationship with the lingering ghost of a charismatic bad boy. But there's little time for romance when murder comes pounding at Charlie's door in the form of a terrified young woman fleeing a homicidal maniac. Saving her life places Charlie squarely in the sights of a sadistic predator nicknamed 'the Gingerbread Man.' Matching wits with this cunningly twisted opponent will require all of Charlie's expert skills. But even with her devilish 'guardian angel', not to mention her favourite flesh-and-blood Federal agent Tony Bartoli, watching her beautiful back, the Gingerbread Man's horrifying grin might be the last thing Charlie ever sees.

Hunted

Hunted

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans Police Department's top hostage negotiators, and she's never failed to get every hostage out alive. But this time, it's different: the hostages include her father - the superintendent of police - and the mayor. And this time, she's trying to negotiate with Reed Ware, a former co-worker who left the force in disgrace, and who is considered to be volatile and extremely dangerous. As police snipers arrive on the scene, Caroline has only a few moments left to persuade the hot-headed, reckless (and extremely handsome) Reed to turn himself in before anyone gets hurt. But when the SWAT team runs out of patience and launches an attack, Reed manages to escape - taking Caroline hostage in the chaos. He then tells her he's uncovered corruption at the highest levels of the police department and city government, and those involved will stop at nothing to keep him from exposing what he knows ...including murder. Now Caroline must question everything she thought she knew about her job and her city and join Reed on the run ...putting both her life - and her heart - in jeopardy.

Hunted

Hunted

Author: Karen Robards Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans Police Department's top hostage negotiators, and she's never failed to get every hostage out alive. But this time, it's different: the hostages include her father - the superintendent of police - and the mayor. And this time, she's trying to negotiate with Reed Ware, a former co-worker who left the force in disgrace, and who is considered to be volatile and extremely dangerous. As police snipers arrive on the scene, Caroline has only a few moments left to persuade the hot-headed, reckless (and extremely handsome) Reed to turn himself in before anyone gets hurt. But when the SWAT team runs out of patience and launches an attack, Reed manages to escape - taking Caroline hostage in the chaos. He then tells her he's uncovered corruption at the highest levels of the police department and city government, and those involved will stop at nothing to keep him from exposing what he knows ...including murder. Now Caroline must question everything she thought she knew about her job and her city and join Reed on the run ...putting both her life - and her heart - in jeopardy.

Other books by Karen Robards

The Moscow Deception The Guardian Series Book 2

The Moscow Deception The Guardian Series Book 2

Author: Karen Robards Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2018

Action-packed, fact-paced thriller perfect for fans of KAREN ROSE and the RED SPARROW movie. Clever. Cunning. Highly skilled. There's only one Bianca St. Ives. And for her enemies, that's one too many. 'Move over, James Bond and Jack Reacher . . . ' Kingdom Books Bianca St. Ives - a highly skilled con-woman and thief - is in trouble. A revelation about her past has left her reeling, as well as making her the target of a network of assassins. Bianca was raised a fighter. She'll try and outsmart her pursuers, but if it's kill or be killed, she's got her finger flush against the trigger. But then Bianca's father loops her in on a job that might just do the trick: recovering a collection of heavily guarded, priceless artifacts stolen during World War II, and return it to Germany. The price paid if she succeeds - intel that could finally bring down the shadowy forces seeking to bury her for good. Faced with threats that circle closer with every move she makes, she knows the stakes have never been higher, but when you're already living on borrowed time, you have to hustle if you want to live to see tomorrow. ORDER THE NEXT IN THE SERIES, THE FIFTH DOCTRINE, NOW

The Moscow Deception The Guardian Series Book 2

The Moscow Deception The Guardian Series Book 2

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2018

The second electrifying novel in the Guardian series, by New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards. Clever. Cunning. Highly skilled. There's only one Bianca St. Ives. And for her enemies, that's one too many. Bianca St. Ives was recently put through the wringer, but she came out the same way she always does-the way her father trained her to-hungry for a fight. Still navigating the fallout from a shocking revelation that's left a network of assassins' crosshairs trained on her, Bianca's ready to take fate into her own hands. It's kill or be killed, and she's got her finger flush against the trigger. But as Bianca races to outmaneuver her tireless pursuers, her father loops her in on a job that might just do the trick: recover King Priam's Treasure, a collection of heavily guarded, priceless artifacts stolen by the Russians during World War II, and return it to Germany. Impossible? Maybe for some, but a high-risk heist is all in a day's work for Bianca St. Ives, especially when there's intel on the line-intel that could finally bring down the shadowy forces seeking to bury Bianca for good. Faced with threats that circle closer with every move she makes, she knows the stakes have never been higher, but when you're already living on borrowed time, you have to hustle if you want to live to see tomorrow.

The Ultimatum The Guardian Series Book 1

The Ultimatum The Guardian Series Book 1

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/11/2017

Action-packed, fact-paced thriller perfect for fans of Karen Rose and the RED SPARROW movie. The second book in the series, The Moscow Deception, is available to buy now Bianca St. Ives is smart, talented and beautiful. She's also a high-end thief, a master manipulator, a card shark, and a genius of disguise. A femme fatale Robin Hood running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole and giving it back to those who should rightfully have it, keeping a little for herself of course. Her father has prepared her well to carry on the family business, and now the prodigy has surpassed the master. Their latest mission didn't go to plan - millions of dollars and top secret government documents went missing, and her father was supposedly killed. But not everyone believes in his death, including the US government. They'll stop at nothing to capture Richard St. Ives - a high-value target who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world - even if it means using Bianca as bait. With only a fellow criminals for backup and her life on the line, it's up to Bianca to uncover the terrifying truth behind what really happened . . . and set it right, before it's too late. BUY BOOK TWO, THE MOSCOW DECEPTION, NOW

The Ultimatum The Guardian Series Book 1

The Ultimatum The Guardian Series Book 1

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/06/2017

The first thriller in the Guardian series by New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards, perfect for fans of Karen Rose and Sandra Brown. Bianca St. Ives is smart, talented and beautiful. She's also a high-end thief, a master manipulator, a card shark, and a genius of disguise. A femme fatale Robin Hood running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stole and giving it back to those who should rightfully have it. Her father has prepared her well to carry on the family business, and now the prodigy has surpassed the master. But her latest mission didn't go to plan - millions of dollars and top secret government documents went missing, and her father was supposedly killed. But not everyone believes in his death, including the US government. They'll stop at nothing to capture Richard St. Ives - a high-value target who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world - even if it means using Bianca as bait. With only a fellow criminal for backup and her life on the line, it's up to Bianca to uncover the terrifying truth behind what really happened . . . and set it right, before it's too late.

Ultimatum

Ultimatum

Author: Karen Robards Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2017

Thief. Manipulator. Con artist. Call it what you willBianca St. Ives is the best in the business.Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters and dismantled explosives with special-ops retirees. Her father prepped her well to carry on the family business. Now a striking beauty with fierce skills, the prodigy has surpassed the master.She's known as the Guardian. Running a multinational firm with her father, she makes a living swindling con men out of money they stoleand she's damn good at it. She does things on her own terms. But her latest gig had a little hiccupif you count two hundred million dollars and top secret government documents going missing as little. Her father also died on the mission. The thing is, the US government doesn't believe he's really dead. They'll stop at nothing to capture Richard St. Ives, a high-value target and someone who has been on most-wanted lists all over the world for over two decades, and they mean to use Bianca as bait. With only a fellow criminal for backup and her life on the line, it's up to Bianca to uncover the terrifying truth behind what really happenedand set it right, before it's too late.

Darkness

Darkness

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/11/2016

Beautiful, brilliant Dr Gina Solomon is one of a handful of scientists stationed on a remote island off the Arctic Circle. Out conducting research in the last few days before winter wraps the area in months-long darkness, she witnesses a small plane crash over the Bering Sea, and rescues a survivor from the wreckage - Mal Connolly. With a snowstorm stranding them unexpectedly, it's at least twenty-four hours before they return to the research station. When they do, Gina is horrified to discover that the rest of her party has been murdered. Whoever killed the scientists is still on the island, hunting Mal, who is a military weapons expert with a terrible secret. Someone will do anything to stop him from revealing what he knows. And now Gina is in danger too. With no escape until the plane comes for them the following week, Gina and Mal try to stay one step ahead of the killers, and discover a potent sexual chemistry... But will they get off the island before they are swallowed up in darkness forever?

The Last Time I Saw Her

The Last Time I Saw Her

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2016

In this world, Dr Charlotte Stone is an expert psychologist, helping to catch serial killers. In the next world, Charlotte's ghostly lover - wrongly executed killer Michael Garland - is facing death yet again: the ultimate annihilation of his soul. Can Charlie prove Michael's innocence and rescue him from total oblivion? A stranger has turned up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia - a man who could be Michael's identical twin. But the resemblance is only skin deep - behind the handsome face lurks the twisted mind of the real Southern Slasher, whose heinous crimes sent Michael to death row. Charlie intends to draw the truth out of the mysterious killer . . . whatever it takes. But Michael will move heaven and hell - even make a devil's bargain - for the chance to save Charlie's life, and feel her touch once more . . . maybe for the final time.

Darkness

Darkness

Author: Karen Robards Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2016

New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards continues her penchant for 'fantastic storytelling'(RT Book Reviews) with this next heart-pumping romantic suspense novel, the tale of a brilliant ornithologist trapped on the remote Attu Island in Alaska, fighting for her life - and that of a handsome stranger - before they're swallowed up in darkness forever. BOOM. That's the sound that changes everything for Dr. Gina Sullivan, a renowned ornithologist on a group research grant trip on the remote island of Attu, Alaska. When an everyday outing turns sinister at the onset of one of Attu's infamous storms, Gina expects thunder and lightning - but what she doesn't see coming is the small jet plane that drops out of the sky and into the water mere feet from her boat. Even more unprecedented: there's a sole survivor from the crash, and he needs Gina's help. The stranger is James Cal Callahan, he of brooding eyes and muscled frame. Cal has made a career of trading on government secrets and emerging unscathed - until a routine pickup goes horribly wrong and lands him in ice-cold water. Literally. He knows the plane crash was no accident and that there could very well be an enemy force on the Alaskan island. Now if only the arrestingly beautiful bird-watcher with the clear-blue gaze would stop watching him, well, like a hawk. Cal convinces Gina to return to base camp and help him covertly get off the island. But when Gina makes it safely back to camp and finds her entire team murdered, all bets are off, and as darkness envelops the island, she must decide: trust a man she barely knows, or go it alone and risk running straight into the arms of a killer?

Darkness

Darkness

Author: Karen Robards Format: eBook Release Date: 29/03/2016

New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards continues her penchant for fantastic storytelling (RT Book Reviews) with this heart-pumping and nail-biting tale of a brilliant ornithologist trapped on the remote Attu Island in Alaska, fighting for her lifeand that of a handsome strangerbefore theyre swallowed up in darkness forever.Ornithologist Dr. Gina Solomon, PhD, cant believe her good fortune when shes picked as one of a small group of Stanford University scientists lucky enough to be allowed to conduct research on Attu Island, Alaska. But a dream come true soon turns into a nightmare when she witnesses the horrifying break-up of a small plane. As the pieces rain down around her into the frigid waters of the Bering Sea, Gina heads toward the crash site looking for survivors and discovers James "e;Cal"e; Callahan. But when the two realize the plane crash wasnt an accidentand that the individuals responsible are still on the islandwill they escape before theyre swallowed up in darkness forever?Set against the harsh wilderness of Alaska, Darkness is yet another of Robardss scintillating romantic thrillers (Publishers Weekly) featuring the well-paced suspense and twists that has made Robards an icon in the romance genre.

Foc si gheata

Foc si gheata

Author: Karen Robards Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2016

Niciodata supusa unui viking... pentru totdeauna stapana inimii luiLady Brenna Carmarham, o tnA rA AYi frumoasA celtA , a fost mereu mai preocupatA de ndeletnicirile potrivite pentru un rA zboinic, dorindu-AYi sA fie pentru tatA l ei fiul pe care acesta nu l-a avut. nsA este se dovedeE te neputincioasA cnd pA rintele ei ncheie un pact cu un trib viking, prin care ea este promisA ca soA ie pentru fiul cA peteniei, n schimbul menA inerii pA cii. Dar toate planurile sunt date peste cap cnd, n urma unui raid neaAYteptat, Brenna este rA pitA AYi dusA pe tA rmurile ngheA ate ale vikingilor, ca sclavA pentru bA rbatul cA ruia credea cA i va fi soA ie. Brenna nu este femeia care sA accepte fA rA crcnire vitregiile sorA ii, aAYa cA jurA rA zbunare AYi promite cA niciodatA un stA pn barbar nu i va supune inima mndrA de celtA .Garrick Haardrad, puternicul fiu al cA peteniei vikinge, AYi-a pierdut ncrederea n femei AYi n dragoste cnd cea care urma sA -i devinA soA ie a ales cA sA toria din interes n locul iubirii. nsA captiva celtA oferitA de tatA l lui i trezeAYte sentimente pe care le credea dispA rute pentru totdeauna. Garrick AYi promite sA mblnzeascA frumuseA ea sA lbaticA , dar descoperA cA propria lui inimA este cuceritA de inteligenA a AYi de mndria tinerei celte.Brenna AYi Garrick trebuie sA treacA prin focul suferinA ei AYi al ndoielilor, ntr-o ncleAYtare a voinA elor de fier, nainte de a culege fructele unei iubiri pA timaAYe care va depA AYi toate barierele.

Hush

Hush

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/2015

When Riley Cowan finds her estranged husband Jeff dead in his palatial home, she's sure it's no coincidence. The police rule it a suicide, but Riley thinks someone's out for blood - specifically someone Jeff's father ripped off in one of the biggest financial fraud cases of all time. She suspects that someone is trying to send a message to Jeff's father: tell me where the money is, or everyone you care about will die. Riley's in-laws might be billionaires, but she's afraid that not even their dirty money can protect her from an irate investor who will stop at nothing to get his hands on his misappropriated cash. Enter Finn Bradley, whose mission is to recover the money. Keeping Riley alive plays no part in it. But when Riley becomes his chief suspect, Finn finds himself playing bodyguard to the one woman who might know the truth - and at the same time can touch his life-hardened heart. Then the question becomes, will they discover the killer's identity in time, before he resurfaces - and strikes again?

Her Last Whisper

Her Last Whisper

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/09/2015

The last time criminal psychology expert Dr Charlotte 'Charlie' Stone helped capture a serial killer, it was nearly the last thing she ever did. Now she's determined to stick to research - and leave risk-taking to the law. But when dangerous duty calls, she can't refuse. And there's no greater danger than the 'Cinderella Killer', a charming predator who lures beautiful, single women to their deaths. FBI agent Lena Kaminsky fears her missing sister has fallen prey to the seductive psychopath, and desperately needs Charlie's unique skills before it's too late. Joined by Special Agents Tony Bartoli, Buzz Crane - and her ghostly bad-boy lover, Michael Garland - Charlie heads to Vegas to track down Lena's sister before the Cinderella Killer seals her fate. But it's Charlie who ends up gambling with her life, when the lethal lothario decides she's just his type . . .

The Last Time I Saw Her

The Last Time I Saw Her

Author: Karen Robards Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2015

In this world, Dr Charlotte Stone is an expert psychologist, helping to catch serial killers. In the next world, Charlotte's ghostly lover - wrongly executed killer Michael Garland - is facing death yet again: the ultimate annihilation of his soul. Can Charlie prove Michael's innocence and rescue him from total oblivion? A stranger has turned up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia - a man who could be Michael's identical twin. But the resemblance is only skin deep - behind the handsome face lurks the twisted mind of the real Southern Slasher, whose heinous crimes sent Michael to death row. Charlie intends to draw the truth out of the mysterious killer . . . whatever it takes. But Michael will move heaven and hell - even make a devil's bargain - for the chance to save Charlie's life, and feel her touch once more . . . maybe for the final time.

Last Time I Saw Her

Last Time I Saw Her

Author: Karen Robards Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2015

In the sizzling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards, Dr. Charlie Stone must prove the innocence of a dangerously sexy condemned man, or lose her one chance at true love. THE LAST TIME I SAW HER In this world, Dr. Charlotte ';Charlie' Stone skillfully probes the twisted minds of incarcerated serial killers to better understand what makes them tick, and to help nab those who remain at large. But in the next world, Charlotte's ghostly loverconvicted killer Michael Garlandis facing death yet again. It seem the only way Charlie can snatch Michael from the jaws of oblivion is by proving his innocence. And this dead man's dead ringer may just be the key. A mysterious stranger has turned up in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and Charlie is shocked to realize he could be Michael Garland's identical twin. But she suspects the resemblance is only skin deepand that behind the handsome face may lurk the perverse mind of a killer. While using all her keen profiling gifts, Charlie risks her life to discover the shocking secret that will clear Michael's name. Then a breakout at Wallens Ridge State Prison forces Charlie to contend with a sudden swarm of psychopaths bent on spilling blood. No one has a better chance of tracking down the deadly fugitives than Charlieunless the rampaging killers manage to find her first and make this case her last. But Michael will move heaven and helland even make a devil's bargainfor the chance to save Charlie's life, and feel her touch once more . . . if only for the final time.Praise for The Last Time I Saw Her ';The always talented Robards brings her uniquely compelling ghostly romantic suspense series to a truly magnificent close. The evolution of the strange but utterly riveting romance between Dr. Charlotte ';Charlie' Stone and deceased convicted killer Michael Garland has been transfixing to read. . . . This has been one amazing ride.'RT Book Reviews (Top Pick) Praise for Karen Robards ';One of the most popular voices in women's fiction.'Newsweek ';Draw a line between two extremely popular genres, mysteries and romance novels, and in the middle you will find the bestselling Robards. She merges the two worlds like no one else, deftly interlacing plot and passion.'Albany Times Union Praise for The Last Victim ';Excellent . . . This story is going to haunt you.'Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Last Kiss Goodbye ';This suspense tale will truly have you on the edge of your seat.'RT Book Reviews Her Last Whisper ';An absolute winner . . . explodes with both passion and mystery . . . providing both thrills and chills.'BookreporterFrom the Hardcover edition.

Hush

Hush

Author: Karen Robards Format: eBook Release Date: 30/12/2014

In New York Times bestselling author Karen Robardss latest heart-pounding romantic suspense novel, a woman must track down her husbands murdereror risk being the next victim of a vicious killer.When Riley Cowan finds her estranged husband Jeff dead in his palatial home, shes sure its no coincidence. The police rule it a suicide, but Riley thinks someones out for bloodspecifically someone Jeffs father ripped off in one of the biggest financial fraud cases of all time. She suspects that someone is trying to send a message to Jeffs father: Tell me where the money is, or everyone you care about will die.Rileys in-laws might be billionaires, but shes afraid that not even their dirty money can protect her from an irate investor who will stop at nothing to get his hands on his misappropriated cash. Enter Finn Bradley, Philly-based FBI agent and Rileys love interest from way back when. Finn agrees to help Riley, and the two reignite sparks they both thought were extinguished long ago. But can they discover the killers identity in time, before he resurfacesand strikes again?Dubbed an exceptional storyteller by the Chicago Tribune and one of the most popular voices in womens fiction by Newsweek, Karen Robardss latest action-packed novel will keep you glued to the pages until the final, shocking conclusion.

Her Last Whisper

Her Last Whisper

Author: Karen Robards Format: eBook Release Date: 26/08/2014

Readers who relish heated passion and chilling suspense love New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards's acclaimed novels featuring Dr. Charlotte ';Charlie' Stone. A heroine with a keen mind for catching killers and a soft heart for bad boys, Charlie is back in this third sizzling paranormal romance thriller. HER LAST WHISPER Madness and murder invaded Dr. Charlotte Stone's life when she was just a girland made her a woman determined to save others from the horror she survived. An expert in the psychology of serial killers, she's faced down more than her share of human monsters. But Charlie can also communicate with the spirits of those who die violently, an extrasensory skill that has helped the FBI bring lethal predators to justice. Now, after narrowly escaping death a second time, Charlie's ready to step away from the edge . . . before her luck runs out. Too bad Charlie is too dedicated for her own goodand too devoted to federal agent Tony Bartoli to say no when he asks her to ride shotgun on yet another risky mission. Of course, she already has her hands full with Michael Garland: the handsome, roguish ghost with whom she's hopelessly in lovea spirit who depends on Charlie to keep him from slipping forever into the dark side of the afterlife. But in the mortal world, beautiful single women are vanishing from Las Vegas hotels at night. All signs indicate that a psychopath is on the prowl in Sin City, and Bartoli's FBI colleague Lena Kaminsky has reason to fear that her missing sister may be just the killer's type. In a town full of fast players and few rules, flushing out a smooth-talking stalker like the Cinderella Killer might be a loser's game. But for Charlie, the only way to cage her quarry is to plunge back into the homicidal hell she vowed to leave behindand may not leave alive.Praise for Her Last Whisper ';A tightly written ghostly romantic suspense novel with intriguing supernatural elements and sizzling sexual tension.'Kirkus Reviews ';An absolute winner . . . explodes with both passion and mystery . . . a tale that will haunt you, providing both thrills and chills.'Bookreporter ';Outstanding . . . Robards is truly a master storyteller.'RT Book Reviews Praise for Karen Robards ';One of the most popular voices in women's fiction.'Newsweek ';Draw a line between two extremely popular genres, mysteries and romance novels, and in the middle you will find the bestselling Robards. She merges the two worlds like no one else, deftly interlacing plot and passion.'Albany Times Union

The Last Kiss Goodbye

The Last Kiss Goodbye

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2014

Dr Charlotte 'Charlie' Stone is a psychiatrist who explores the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It's a job she's uniquely suited for, thanks to the secret talent that gives her an uncanny edge - Charlie can see the spirits of the dead. This blessing - or curse - gives Charlie the power to hunt down madmen and murderers. It's also turned her love life upside down by drawing her into a hopelessly passionate relationship with the lingering ghost of a charismatic bad boy. But there's little time for romance when murder comes pounding at Charlie's door in the form of a terrified young woman fleeing a homicidal maniac. Saving her life places Charlie squarely in the sights of a sadistic predator nicknamed 'the Gingerbread Man.' Matching wits with this cunningly twisted opponent will require all of Charlie's expert skills. But even with her devilish 'guardian angel', not to mention her favourite flesh-and-blood Federal agent Tony Bartoli, watching her beautiful back, the Gingerbread Man's horrifying grin might be the last thing Charlie ever sees.

Hunted

Hunted

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/04/2014

Caroline Wallace is one of New Orleans Police Department's top hostage negotiators, and she's never failed to get every hostage out alive. But this time, it's different: the hostages include her father - the superintendent of police - and the mayor. And this time, she's trying to negotiate with Reed Ware, a former co-worker who left the force in disgrace, and who is considered to be volatile and extremely dangerous. As police snipers arrive on the scene, Caroline has only a few moments left to persuade the hot-headed, reckless (and extremely handsome) Reed to turn himself in before anyone gets hurt. But when the SWAT team runs out of patience and launches an attack, Reed manages to escape - taking Caroline hostage in the chaos. He then tells her he's uncovered corruption at the highest levels of the police department and city government, and those involved will stop at nothing to keep him from exposing what he knows ...including murder. Now Caroline must question everything she thought she knew about her job and her city and join Reed on the run ...putting both her life - and her heart - in jeopardy.

The Last Kiss Goodbye

The Last Kiss Goodbye

Author: Karen Robards Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2013

Dr Charlotte 'Charlie' Stone is a psychiatrist who explores the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It's a job she's uniquely suited for, thanks to the secret talent that gives her an uncanny edge - Charlie can see the spirits of the dead. This blessing - or curse - gives Charlie the power to hunt down madmen and murderers. It's also turned her love life upside down by drawing her into a hopelessly passionate relationship with the lingering ghost of a charismatic bad boy. But there's little time for romance when murder comes pounding at Charlie's door in the form of a terrified young woman fleeing a homicidal maniac. Saving her life places Charlie squarely in the sights of a sadistic predator nicknamed 'the Gingerbread Man.' Matching wits with this cunningly twisted opponent will require all of Charlie's expert skills. But even with her devilish 'guardian angel', not to mention her favourite flesh-and-blood Federal agent Tony Bartoli, watching her beautiful back, the Gingerbread Man's horrifying grin might be the last thing Charlie ever sees.

Last Kiss Goodbye

Last Kiss Goodbye

Author: Karen Robards Format: eBook Release Date: 13/08/2013

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY RT BOOK REVIEWSWhen New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards brought her irresistible brand of hot passion and chilling suspense to the paranormal romance scene with The Last Victim, it was just the beginning. Now her series cranks up the deadly danger and intense desire to the next level, as sexy serial killer hunter Charlotte Stone returns to action in her thrilling second adventure. THE LAST KISS GOODBYE Dr. Charlotte ';Charlie' Stone has dedicated her career as a psychiatrist to exploring the darkest territory of all: the hearts and minds of serial killers. It's a job she's uniquely suited for, thanks to the secret talent that gives her an uncanny edgeCharlie can see dead people, whose tormented spirits cry out to her for the justice only she can provide. This blessingor cursegives Charlie the power to hunt down and catch madmen and murderers. It's also turned her love life upside down by drawing her into a hopelessly passionate relationship with the lingering ghost of charismatic bad boy Michael Garland. But there's little time for romance with her supernatural suitor when murder comes pounding at Charlie's door in the form of a terrified young woman fleeing a homicidal maniac. Saving her life places Charlie squarely in the cross-hairs of a sadistic predator nicknamed ';the Gingerbread Man,' notorious for manipulating his victims like pawns in a deadly chess game. And now the queen this psychopath's bent on capturing is Charlie. Refusal to play will only put more innocent lives in danger. Matching wits with this cunningly twisted opponent will require all of Charlie's training and expert skills. But even with her devilish ';guardian angel'not to mention her favorite flesh-and-blood Fed, Tony Bartoliwatching her beautiful back, the Gingerbread Man's horrifying grin might be the last thing Charlie ever sees.Praise for The Last Kiss Goodbye "e;Top-notch . . . Suspense mixed with heart-pounding sensual tension."e;Kirkus Reviews ';Filled with gritty thrills and featuring a psychopathic madman, this suspense tale will truly have you on the edge of your seat!'RT Book Reviews Praise for Karen Robards ';One of the most popular voices in women's fiction.'Newsweek ';Draw a line between two extremely popular genres, mysteries and romance novels, and in the middle you will find the bestselling Robards. She merges the two worlds like no one else, deftly interlacing plot and passion.'Albany Times Union Praise for The Last Victim ';[An] exceptional storyteller . . . Leave it to Robards to deliver the start of a series that is distinctive and unforgettable!'RT Book Reviews ';Excellent . . . This story is going to haunt you.'Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ';Thrilling . . . a fun and sexy read.'BooklistFrom the Hardcover edition.

Shiver

Shiver

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2013

When she swore off love, he was the last man she imagined would steal her heart. If driving a tow truck through the seediest part of town with a gun beside her means putting a roof over her son's head, then single mother Samantha is going to be the best repossession woman on the books. But when she hooks her truck up to a flashy BMW, the last thing she expects is to find a beaten, bloody man in the trunk - or to be catapulted into a terrifying fight to survive. Daniel knows the drug runners who kidnapped him from protective custody will stop at nothing to see him dead. With his life on the line, his only option is to take his pretty saviour hostage and force her to help him. Sam and her four-year-old son are in too deep. With ruthless killers on their trail, she must reluctantly trust this handsome, menacing stranger. And as Sam relinquishes control, she feels an unmistakable desire. But what is the price of falling for a man who operates on the edge of danger - her heart, her life . . . or both?

Sleepwalker

Sleepwalker

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2013

When rookie cop Micayla Lange arrests a man she discovers breaking into her old family friend Nicco Marino's mansion, her troubles have only just begun. Because, as she pulls a gun on professional thief Jason Davis, he drops the bag he's stolen - and it spills open to reveal photographs of Micayla's genial 'uncle' Nicco handing money to a number of Detroit's most powerful politicians and law-makers. No one was meant to see those photos, least of all a police officer. And - with closed circuit cameras capturing every moment of Micayla's realisation that Uncle Nicco is seriously involved with the mob - she may now be in mortal danger. But Jason has a suggestion. Perhaps if they team up - then maybe there's a chance they'll both get out alive . . . He's her only hope. But can she trust him with her life?

The Last Victim

The Last Victim

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/01/2013

Dr Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. An expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face-to-face with madmen. She's been obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible crimes since she was sixteen, when a man butchered the family of her best friend Holly, then left the girl's body on a seaside boardwalk one week later. Charlie kept quiet about her eerie postmortem visions of Holly and her mother. And even years later, knowing it might undermine her credibility as a psychological expert, she tells no one about the visits she gets from the spirit world. Now all-too-handsome FBI agent Tony Bartoli suspects the Boardwalk Killer is back. A teenage girl is missing, her family slaughtered. With time running short for the innocent girl, Bartoli turns to the only person who could stop this vicious murderer. But Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. And she sees the Boardwalk Killer coming for her.

Shiver

Shiver

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/12/2012

When she swore off love, he was the last man she imagined would steal her heart. If driving a tow truck through the seediest part of town with a gun beside her means putting a roof over her son's head, then single mother Samantha is going to be the best repossession woman on the books. But when she hooks her truck up to a flashy BMW, the last thing she expects is to find a beaten, bloody man in the trunk - or to be catapulted into a terrifying fight to survive. Daniel knows the drug runners who kidnapped him from protective custody will stop at nothing to see him dead. With his life on the line, his only option is to take his pretty saviour hostage and force her to help him. Sam and her four-year-old son are in too deep. With ruthless killers on their trail, she must reluctantly trust this handsome, menacing stranger. And as Sam relinquishes control, she feels an unmistakable desire. But what is the price of falling for a man who operates on the edge of danger - her heart, her life ...or both?

The Last Victim

The Last Victim

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/11/2012

Dr Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. An expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face-to-face with madmen. She's been obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible crimes since she was sixteen, when a man butchered the family of her best friend Holly, then left the girl's body on a seaside boardwalk one week later. Charlie kept quiet about her eerie postmortem visions of Holly and her mother. And even years later, knowing it might undermine her credibility as a psychological expert, she tells no one about the visits she gets from the spirit world. Now all-too-handsome FBI agent Tony Bartoli suspects the Boardwalk Killer is back. A teenage girl is missing, her family slaughtered. With time running short for the innocent girl, Bartoli turns to the only person who could stop this vicious murderer. But Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. And she sees the Boardwalk Killer coming for her.

Last Victim

Last Victim

Author: Karen Robards Format: eBook Release Date: 07/08/2012

Electrifying suspense, cutting-edge psychological insight, and an unforgettably sensuous love storythese are the trademarks of Karen Robards's sizzling novels. Now the New York Times bestselling author launches a red-hot new paranormal romantic thriller series featuring the fascinating Dr. Charlotte Stone, a serial killer expert whose extraordinary powers lead her from ecstasy to terror. THE LAST VICTIM Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. A sought-after expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face-to-face with madmen. Obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible crimes, Charlie desires little else from lifeno doubt because when she was sixteen, she herself survived a serial killer's bloodbath: A man butchered the family of Charlie's best friend, Holly, then left the girl's body on a seaside boardwalk one week later. Because of the information Charlie gave police, the Boardwalk Killer went underground. She kept to herself her eerie postmortem visions of Holly and her mother. And even years later, knowing her contact with ghosts might undermine her credibility as a psychological expert, Charlie tells no one about the visits she gets from the spirit world. Now all-too-handsome FBI agent Tony Bartoli is telling Charlie that a teenage girl is missing, her family slaughtered. Bartoli suspects that after fifteen years, the Boardwalk Killeror a sick copycat with his M.O.is back. Time is running short for an innocent, kidnapped girl, and Bartoli pleads for Charlie's help. This is the one case Charlie shouldn't go near. But she also knows that she may be the one person in the world who can stop this vicious killer. For Charliewhose good looks disguise a world of hurt, vulnerability, and potent psychic giftsa frantic hunt for a madman soon becomes a complex test of cunning, passions, and secrets. Aiding Dr. Stone on her quest to catch a madman is a ghostly presence with bad intentions: the fiery spirit of seductive bad boy Michael Garland who refuses to be ignored, though in his cat and mouse game they may both lose their hearts. Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. And she sees the Boardwalk Killer coming for her.From the Hardcover edition.

Manna from Heaven

Manna from Heaven

Author: Karen Robards Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

Danger and desire ignite when Charlotte Bates drives straight into a DEA agent's hot pursuit of a drug smuggler. But when the lawman takes Charlie hostage, an electrifying adventure begins....

Justice

Justice

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2012

She's changed her identity . . . but she's still being hunted. Jessica Ford was the only witness to the First Lady of the United States being killed in suspicious circumstances, and has been in hiding almost ever since. With a new name and new image, so far she's successfully kept a low profile. But when her job at a Washington's most powerful law firm puts her back in the public eye, she comes under threat again. There's only one man who can help her - and he's the person she hates most in the world. But she may have no other option than to turn to Mark Ryan. Because there's someone out there killing women. And unless they can stop him, Jess could be next . . .

Paradise County

Paradise County

Author: Karen Robards Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2012

The rolling fields of Shelby County are home to some of the finest horseflesh and bluest blood in Kentucky. With its rural beauty and tranquil lifestyle, it is easy to see why the locals call it Paradise County. But beneath the serene exterior lies a dark underside, and an evil that threatens everyone who touches it.Alexandra Haywood and her younger sister, Neely, have always loved Whistledown, the family's magnificent Shelby County horse farm. After their billionaire father's sudden and tragic death, the devastated Alex returns to Whistledown to try to make peace with her memories -- and to oversee the selling of their gorgeous home. For the family fortune is now a shambles and, like almost everything else the Haywoods own, Whistledown has to go. But Joe Welch, the sexy, handsome farm manager, refuses to cooperate. When Alex fires him, he tells her he has an unbreakable contract and can't be let go.For years Joe has worked to make Whistledown's stables flourish while he struggled to keep his own dreams alive, and no rich rhymes-with-witch is going to threaten his livelihood -- or his family life. Ever since his wife betrayed him years ago, Joe has raised his three kids alone and did it damn well. Now, his always dependable sixteen-year-old son Eli has become hopelessly infatuated with teenage wild child Neely. Joe refuses to let his boy get caught up with Neely -- a nose stud and penchant for illegal substances among her less desirable traits -- and he tells Alex in no uncertain terms.Sparks of rage give way to a fiery attraction when Joe and Alex meet head-on. But just as a volatile passion begins flaring between them, the discovery of a shocking murder with ties to the past rocks the county -- and cuts frighteningly close to home when Neely and Eli disappear.Alex and Joe have only each other to rely on as they search frantically for their loved ones. What they don't know is that they are racing against time, too. Because the evil that lurks beneath the bucolic surface of Paradise County has once again raised its gruesome head -- and now Alex is targeted as the next victim.

To Trust A Stranger

To Trust A Stranger

Author: Karen Robards Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2012

SUSPICION. It burned through every nerve and fiber of Julie Carlson -- the heartbreaking, infuriating suspicion that her husband was having an affair. To the rest of the world, Sid Carlson was a wealthy contractor with friends in highly influential places. But to Julie, he was a man who had cheated on their marriage vow. Heartbroken by her husband, Julie turns to a handsome stranger.Mac McQuarry knew better than to mix women and work. And he had enough trouble of his own: the disgraced former cop had been demoted after an explosive shakedown of the Charleston police department. But when Julie Carlson hires him, Mac can't resist. Not only is she drop-dead gorgeous, but her husband was a player in Mac's inglorious downfall.But what begins as a run-of-the-mill assignment spiced by a fiery flirtation suddenly spirals into a harrowing race for survival. Tracking the Carlson's car down a lonely road one night, Mac witnesses an incredible hit that targeted Julie. Suddenly Mac and Julie have become the hunted. With the mob and the police in hot pursuit, they can rely only on each other as they crash their way through a maze of buried secret and deadly deceptions.

Justice

Justice

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/11/2011

She's changed her identity . . . but she's still being hunted. Jessica Ford was the only witness to the First Lady of the United States being killed in suspicious circumstances, and has been in hiding almost ever since. With a new name and new image, so far she's successfully kept a low profile. But when her job at a Washington's most powerful law firm puts her back in the public eye, she comes under threat again. There's only one man who can help her - and he's the person she hates most in the world. But she may have no other option than to turn to Mark Ryan. Because there's someone out there killing women. And unless they can stop him, Jess could be next . . .

Paradise County

Paradise County

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/2011

THE ELECTRIFYING NATIONAL BESTSELLER PARADISE COUNTY Left bankrupt after her billionaire father's sudden death, Alexandra Haywood returns to Shelby County, Kentucky -- that bit of Southern splendor known as Paradise County -- to sell the family's magni?cent horse farm. Part of her mission is to ?re Joe Welch, the sexy, stubborn farm manager who worked hard for the Haywoods while raising his children. But Joe refuses to be ?red, and he and Alex clash. They also fall for each other -- hard. Just as their attraction ?ares, a shocking murder with ties to the past rocks the county -- and cuts close to home when Joe's teenage son, Eli, and Alex's wild-spirited younger sister, Neely, vanish. Now, the evil that lurks beneath Paradise County raises its gruesome head -- and Alex is targeted as the next victim.

Shattered

Shattered

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2011

Nearly thirty years ago, a woman and her entire family went missing. Dead? No one knew. But they never came back... When Lisa Grant is sent by her disagreeable boss Scott to help organize the courthouse basement, she finds a cold case file. And she is horrified by what she sees. Because the woman in the picture - who went missing thirty years before - looks just like she does now. Lisa is determined to find out if there's a link between them, and enlists Scott's help to do so. But before they can learn anything more, a series of catastrophes strike close to home. And, as they race to find out the truth about what really happened to the missing family, it becomes clear that there's someone out there who will go to shocking lengths to make sure certain secrets stay completely buried...

Whispers at Midnight

Whispers at Midnight

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2011

She came home to start a new life. Now she's haunted by Whispers at Midnight Carly Linton returns to her hometown of Benton, Georgia, to open a bed-and-breakfast in the house she inherited from her grandmother. She's also dead-set on burying her former good-girl image -- by seducing the one man who can give her a guided tour of the wild side....Matt Converse, the local sheriff, was once the town's bad boy who shared one magical night with Carly at her senior prom. But igniting the sparks of the past can lead to a blaze of danger: first, her house is burglarized, then someone comes after her. A mysterious enemy wants Carly out of Benton for good, and now she needs Matt more than ever -- to keep her alive. One of the most popular voices in women's fiction (Newsweek), Karen Robards delivers a tour de force of suspense and sensuality in this sultry New York Times bestseller. Includes an excerpt from Beachcomber, Karen Robards' thrilling new novel -- available in hardcover from Atria Books

Pursuit

Pursuit

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2010

The car crash that leaves the First Lady dead and Jessica Ford badly injured is just the beginning of a nightmare. Jess is thrilled when her law firm's senior partner asks her to meet the President's wife in a Washington hotel late one Saturday night. But the lawyer who drew her into the disaster commits suicide, his secretary is killed in yet another car accident, and the Secret Service agent on the case, Mark Ryan, believes that Jess, the only survivor, is hiding something. As her world falls apart around her, Jess realizes that everyone who knew what the First Lady was doing that Saturday night is dead - except her. And if she remembers, she'll be dead too. Terrified, certain that the car crash was no accident, Jess has only Mark Ryan to turn to.

Guilty

Guilty

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/04/2009

One cold November night when Kate White was fifteen years old, her friends held up a store. One of them killed an off-duty cop. They got away with it. Thirteen years later, Kate has built a new life for herself. Now a single mother with a nine-year-old son, she is a prosecutor in the Philadelphia district attorney's office. Until the nightmare morning when violence explodes in her courtroom - and she comes face to face with the old friend who killed that cop so many years ago. Mario Castellanos offers her a deal. All Kate has to do is to make sure she's the prosecutor when Mario's case comes to court, then make sure she loses the case. Because if Mario goes to jail, he'll name Kate as the killer and destroy her life. Before real despair sets in, Mario is found dead in Kate's house, and with Kate's fingerprints on the pistol. Homicide detective Tom Braga shows up to investigate the murder and things get worse: she and Tom have clashed since she started working for the prosecutor's office. But then another man who knows the secret of Kate's past turns up the heat. Kate's life - and her son's - are in danger. The only person she can turn to is Tom Braga. Karen Robards'novels include the New York Times bestsellers Obsession, Bait, Vanished and Superstition. Have you read them all? 'Robards delivers an intense 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 bestselling Robards's best.' -- Booklist on Obsession

Obsession

Obsession

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2008

Katharine Lawrence remembers the vicious burglars who shot her best friend, the terror she felt the night she nearly died. But there are things she doesn't remember at all. Like her lover's voice on the phone. Like her clothes in her luxurious Washington townhouse. Like the face in her mirror. Everything in her life feels utterly wrong, as if the trauma has given her some kind of amnesia. As Katharine acts on her instincts and runs for her life, she's rescued by Dan Howard, the handsome doctor who lives next door. She thinks she can trust him, but she will have to decide fast. Because the killers are back.

Superstition

Superstition

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/08/2006

Pawley's Island, South Carolina, seemed an idyllic place, until an unsolved murder - the grisly stabbing of teenager Tara Mitchell and the disappearance of her two friends - disturbed the peace. In the 15 years since the murders, all who have lived in the mansion where it happened has left in fear, claiming that the dead girls haunt the house. TV reporter Nicky Sullivan believes this story could be her big break, and arranges for a live television seance in an attempt to contact the girls. But it all goes horribly wrong when, during the show, a young woman is murdered in exactly the same way as Tara was all those years ago. Nicky's producers order her to continue, and in doing so she meets enigmatic police chief Joe Franconi. But, as the tension between them grows, another identical murder occurs. This time, there is a menacing note warning that the original killer has come back to claim three more lives. Two down, one to go... Could Nicky be the killer's third victim?

Bait

Bait

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2005

It's a business trip that takes advertising agency owner Maddie Fitzgerald to New Orleans, but it is hardly business as usual when a man breaks into her hotel room and tries to kill her. Barely escaping with her life, she soon finds herself face-to-face with FBI agent Sam McCabe. Unnerved by his questions - and his good looks - Maddie is told she's been targeted by an elusive killer whom McCabe has been tracking for weeks. It appears her attack was a case of mistaken identity and a shaken Maddie is given the all-clear to go home. McCabe is ruffled, not just by Maddie's sexiness, but by an inescapable feeling that's she's got something to hide. So when she is attacked for the second time, McCabe insists that the only way to catch the killer is to use her as bait. A sexy, suspenseful new thriller from 'one of the most popular voices in women's fiction' Newsweek

Desire in the Sun

Desire in the Sun

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2002

Karen Robards writes spellbinding romance. -Publishers Weekly A Karen Robards classic-a gem of historical romance from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author-Desire in the Sun is a magnificently sensual love story about a gentleman cruelly betrayed and enslaved, and the beautiful, pampered daughter of privilege whose passion saves him.

To Trust a Stranger

To Trust a Stranger

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2002

Karen Robards, who delivered a racy read (Cosmopolitan) in her acclaimed besteller Paradise County, once again electriAes the page with hardwired passion and thrilling suspense in this heart-pounding new novel.Suspicion. It burned through every nerve and Aber of Julie Carlson -- the heartbreaking, infuriating suspicion that her husband was having an affair. To the rest of the world, Sid Carlson was a wealthy contractor with friends in highly inA3/4uential places. But to Julie, he was a man who had cheated on their marriage vow -- and she knew she had to take desperate measures. Who can she trust? Heartbroken by her husband, Julie turns to a handsome stranger.Mac McQuarry knew better than to mix women and work: the private detective had tracked enough cheating spouses to know unbridled desire usually has no good end. And he had enough trouble of his own: the disgraced former cop had been bumped way down to his current status after an explosive shakedown of the Charleston police department. But when Julie Carlson hires him, Mac can't resist. Not only is she drop-dead gorgeous, but her husband, a longtime enemy, was a player in Mac's inglorious downfall -- and he'd love nothing more than to catch the corrupt jerk with his pants down, so to speak.But what begins as a run-of-the-mill assignment spiced by a Aery A3/4irtation with beautiful Julie suddenly spirals into a harrowing race for survival. Tracking the Carlsons' car down a lonely road one night, Mac witnesses an incredible hit that targeted Julie -- and suddenly Mac and Julie have become the hunted. With the mob and the police in hot pursuit, they can rely only on each other as they crash their way through a maze of buried secrets and deadly deceptions.

Ghost Moon

Ghost Moon

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2001

Scandalous

Scandalous

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2001

England, 1810: When Lady Gabriella Banning receives word that her half-brother, the Earl of Wickham, has died on his tea plantation in Ceylon, she faces the reality that she and her younger sisters, Claire and Elizabeth, are suddenly penniless. The family's riches will pass to the next male heir -- a distant cousin -- and the Banning sisters are doomed unless Gabby thinks fast. Which she does. Pretending that Marcus is still alive, Gabby arranges Claire's London season. She'll keep up the pretense just long enough for Claire to marry a fabulously wealthy nobleman. But when a handsome gentleman arrives at the door and claims to be Marcus, Gabby's plan backfires -- and soon London society is abuzz over the scandalous pair of siblings who appear to be falling in love....

Green Eyes

Green Eyes

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2000

One terrific storyteller. -Chicago Tribune Karen Robards writes spellbinding romance. -Publishers Weekly A beloved classic from the incomparable Karen Robards, Green Eyes provides passion, drama, intense emotion, and breathless love-everything that fans of the award-winning, New York Times-bestselling superstar crave.

The Midnight Hour

The Midnight Hour

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/10/1999

Senator's Wife

Senator's Wife

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/1999

Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/1998

Nobody's Angel

Nobody's Angel

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/1992

This Side Of Heaven

This Side Of Heaven

Author: Karen Robards Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/1991

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