High Noon

  • by Nora Roberts
  • Narrated by Susan Ericksen
  • 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, who puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations. Phoebe knows when to reach out and when to pull back - and when to jump in and take action, even if it means risking everything.It's satisfying work - and sometimes those skills come in handy at home when Phoebe deals with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break-in after all these years, and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Carly.It's exactly that heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift to Phoebe. After watching her talk one of his employees off a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. Phoebe's used to working solo, but she's finding that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm's length.When she's grabbed by a man who throws a hood over her head and brutally assaults her - in her own precinct house - Phoebe can't help being deeply shaken. And when threatening messages appear on her doorstep, she's not just alarmed but frustrated. How do you go face-to-face with an opponent who refuses to look you in the eye?Now, with Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear - before she becomes the final showdown.


What the Critics Say

"A courageous protagonist, deft plotting and the sultry Savannah backdrop all add up to another winner for consummate storyteller Roberts." (Publishers Weekly)
"High Noon will enthrall readers with its irresistible combination of superbly crafted characters and a danger-rich plot." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Couldn't get enough!!!

An absolute MASTERPIECE!! I was extremely said to hear it come to an end!! You had your drama, suspense, comedy, and romance all rolled up into one! Download it TODAY!!
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- Charlotte

Too much romance

This is the first book I've listened to by Nora Roberts and my guess is that she appeals mostly to female readers. Seems like every time the action was building to a crescendo, Duncan and Phoebe had to take a 20-minute break to play kissey-face. Duncan's character was largely unrealistic but I guess you're allowed to have it this way with fiction. I liked Phoebe, although her character seemed to run the gamut from extremely strong to rather weak. The narration was poor as I often had a hard time distinguishing who was speaking based on the narrator's inflection. She has limited range. I gave this book three stars because the non-romantic action scenes were pretty riveting. Call me a "guy."
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- Ed "Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 13-year-old daughter."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio