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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.
©2007 Nora Roberts (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
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Critic Reviews

"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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5 out of 5 stars
By Shannon Hobbs on 01-28-12

Excellent narration and story - worth the credit

This is a great story, and read by an excellent narrator. I am actually writing this review after listening to the book a 2nd time. I had liked it the first time, but after being so fully engrossed the second I had to log in and give the book it's due praise. The narrator does a wonderful job with the voices, and there is a wild cast of characters that she gets to play with. A great love story but not to be out done by the mystery and suspense of the book. A strong woman character that you can believe in, like and root for. Truly a thumbs up in every way.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lenee on 10-22-10

Wow Great!

This was fantastic all around! Great recording, great narrator, great story! Suspense , romance, funny, conflict, mystery! My first NOra Roberts book! Great choice!

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12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By sarahmoose2000 on 03-18-16

Negotiate a romance

There's something quite comforting about Nora Roberts' books, after getting a few unknown doozies lately, I knew I could rely on a tame drama with some romance, yay!

Phoebe is a hostage negotiator trying to cope with a nightmare work colleague, a possible mole in the unit and an agorophobic mum. Good thing a hunka chunka appears on the scene!

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Samantha on 07-08-15

Excellent! If you can get over the cheesy narration

Loved this book, it took a while to get over the cheesy narration as it was a little cringe like! But the story and characters were great! Really well put together story and plot, another NR sure to delight readers and listeners

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kate on 08-09-16

LOVED this book!

This book ticked all my boxes! The only disappointment was with the narrator Susan Ericksen; I would have liked more distinction between each of the characters' voices

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Leonie Boyes on 05-04-18

Great all around

As usual, a superb, well written story from Nora Roberts and Susan Ericksen is an absolutely brilliant narrator.

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