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New York Times best-selling author Linda Lael Miller turns up the heat in this sizzling tale of suspense and rekindled passions set against the blazing skies of Arizona's lush desert landscape - where a killer is determined to exact his revenge.

When hardworking attorney Clare Westbrook learns that her ambulance-chasing boss has been murdered, she's shocked - but not exactly surprised. Harvey Kredd was known for his less-than-ethical business dealings, and even his acts of generosity were tinged with greed. Clare, working at Kredd and Associates to pay off the law school loan Harvey had granted her several years before, knows she's got no choice: indentured servitude, twenty-first-century style. But Harvey's death doesn't let Clare out of her contract with the firm; instead it brings her a new, odious multimillionaire client and Tony Sonterra, homicide detective and local heartthrob, who's not above using a murder investigation to get back into Clare's life.

Jump-starting her affair with Tony is the last thing Clare needs - she's got enough on her plate raising her niece, Emma, without throwing a bullheaded cop into the mix. Then Clare gets the news that may convince her Tony is exactly what she needs: Emma's father has been released from prison, and he's intent on seeing his daughter.

Though she could never persuade the police to believe her, Clare is convinced that James Arren murdered her sister. Clare is determined to find evidence that will put Arren away for good, but Tony is just as determined to keep her safe after another murder - clearly meant to target Clare - rocks the law firm.

With no real leads, too many suspects, and a growing chain of menacing violence, Clare finds that teaming up with the devil she knows is her only option - one that's just too attractive to resist. With the same rich storytelling style that has captivated readers worldwide, Linda Lael Miller delivers a pause-resisting blend of heated passion and captivating suspense.

©2003 Linda Lael Miller (P)2015 Recorded Books

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glad

when the book started I didn't think I was going to enjoy it but I am really glad that I stuck it out. this is going to go under one of my favorite.

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A different format from Linda

Definitely intriguing format. Loved the off again/on again relationships. Excited for the next installment. Next?

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Great Potential

This book had great potential, with an engaging lead character (30 something female lawyer) who actually cared more about people than money. Unfortunately, for an intelligent woman, Claire made the most amazingly stupid decisions.

I had hoped for an engrossing legal drama but got a bad sit-com crossed with amateur sleuthing.. Why would an author create an educated female adult character, then have that person act brain dead? Such a waste!

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I'm not sure who wrote this one

This wasn't at all like her other books.
Very disappointing story line and the narrator was cut and dry with no emotion. My take is Don't waste your money or a credit.

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