It’s not that Micayla Lange is afraid of the clinking she hears coming from the first floor of the empty McMansion she’s housesitting for her uncle Nicco. She’s a cop, after all. It’s just that finding out her boyfriend was cheating on her was enough drama for one night. Now she’s alone on New Year’s Eve, wearing flannel pajamas and wielding a Glock 22 as she zeroes in on the unmistakable source of the sound: Uncle Nicco’s private office.
Jason Davis steals things for a living, so unexpected developments are a natural part of the job. Getting caught red-handed by a hot, pigtail-sporting police officer in what is supposed to be a gangster’s deserted house is just one more twist in the game. Kind of like finding incriminating photos in Nicco Marino’s safe, only to discover the cop - and the security cameras - have gotten a real good look at his face.Unfortunately for Mick, she also got a good look at the damned pictures. Her “uncle” might love her like family, but if he knows she’s seen evidence that implicates him in the murder of a city councilman, she doesn’t like her chances. Which is why she’s having a hard time reconciling her professional instincts with what she is rapidly concluding is an inescapable fact: She’s about to help a criminal get away with a suitcase full of stolen money. And she’s going with him.
Mick and Jason’s race for their lives hurtles them through the dangerous Michigan wilderness on speedboat and snowmobile. As their adventure heats up and their enemies close in, Mick is torn between her duty to the force and the combustible passion engulfing her and her unlikely partner in crime. She’ll have to turn Jason in sooner or later... if they survive. But will they ever get a second chance at love?
©2011 Karen Robards (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Can't get thourgh it. Narration is too bad...She always sounds out of breath and like a 15 year old.
Would have been a fun short story but the author really stretched it out, mainly with too much repetition. For example, it took about 2 hours of listening time to get through the first 15 minutes of action. The characters were likable though the narrator did make the heroine sound like a whiny 12 year old at times. If you're interested in the sexual relationship between the main characters, it was sparse and brief--more of a story about how a law-abiding cop deals with being placed in an unlawful position to stay alive. Interesting enough for a second listen in the future.
This story is kind of the story you read a thousand times - not really a surprise, not bad but not remarkable in any way. If you have not read something with a similar plot before then it is as good as any of the others. Would have expected more from this author, who's books I generally enjoy. If you listen to it and dont like it, then dont let it discourage you from reading her other book - most of them are very good.
The story line was captivating from the first chapter. I enjoyed the characters and how they developed throughout the story.
newer novels by Elizabeth Lowell
The story line was good but it seemed like Karen filled in a lot with too many details on minor things.The bulk of the story WAS details.The Narrator was alright.At times you didn't know which character was talking because she seemed to forget to get into character. Over all though,it was a pretty good book.
Yes. It was a great story. Now that I know the end, I wouldn't have to be on pins and needles
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