• by Karen Robards
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews, Cassandra Campbell
  • 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

'Twas the night before Christmas…and dozens of rich, influential hostages are trapped inside a sprawling lakefront mansion in New Orleans. The perp? Detective Reed Ware, model cop turned outlaw. After receiving a panicked call from Hollis "Holly" Bayard, a teenage street tough with a penchant for amateur sleuthing who stumbles upon the scene of a drug-deal-turned-murder, Ware finds his and his friend's lives in dire danger. The crime Holly witnessed could be the biggest police cover-up this side of New Orleans - and no one's talking.
Driven to desperate measures to uncover the truth, Ware stages a coup at a Christmas party for the New Orleans elite, including the mayor, the council chairman, the sheriff, and the superintendent of police, who just happens to be hostage negotiator Caroline Wallace's estranged father. Cool, calm, controlled. That's Caroline's reputation.
But when she's brought in to talk Ware off the proverbial ledge, she realizes no amount of false promises is going to placate this man, who looks even hotter than he did years ago when 17-year-old Caroline tried to seduce him. It was his duty to protect her family then. Now it's her turn…if she can think fast enough over the pounding of her heart. When Caroline becomes wrapped up in the drama, it's clear the sizzling tension she shared with Ware never let up. And the harder she tries to defuse the situation, the more she begins to wonder whose side she's really on.


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Customer Reviews

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Whatever happened to theater of the mind?

Was the author paid by the word? First download was good. In the second download it was chapter after chapter of sexual description. A textbook in case there is anyone who hasn't already read one. I didn't bother to finish. After six chapters ( I repeatedly skipped ahead) I got bored. It's nice to leave something to the imagination.
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- Linda

Defiantly a Romance.

I really like most of Karen Robards mystery/romance books and this one I liked, but I didn't love it. Not my favorite book by this author but still a good romance anyway. My favorites by Karen Robards are One Summer and Whispers at Midnight, but I tend to like all of her newer books she has written. My only problem with Hunted was that I love the movie The Negotiator and I watch it every year or so. So I kept comparing this book to the movie. Luckily the story moves away from the negotiating part and goes into the swamps so I didn't compare them too much. So if you’re a fan of Karen Robards you won't go wrong with this book. Narrators both are excellent narrators that I have listened to before and have enjoyed them.
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- Teresa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio