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Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career - and her confidence - after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case. Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff...and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can’t afford - especially when the bodies keep piling up.

©2010 Marie Sullivan Force (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[L]ightning-quick and intense. This novel is “The O.C.” does D.C., and you just can’t get enough.” ( RT Book Reviews)

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  • NinaDP
  • North Carolina, USA
  • 02-05-17

Not "In Death", but very good

I got this because I was googling books similar to the "In Death" series by JD Robb. This isn't quite as complex as those books, but the mystery kept me engaged and I liked the relationship between the two main characters. I'm going to get the next in the series.

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Unexpected Twist, but Too Much Sex

Sam is a compelling human with flaws and foibles who overcomes stereotypes and the disability of dyslexia. She wants to serve her community, catch the bad guys/gals, succeed at her aspirations, make her dad proud, and, as do we all, be loved by someone who understands her and accepts her just as she is.

As with Sam, except for our villains, Nic and the rest of the characters are complex and multi-dimensional. The scenes and environment are described well, not overtaking the storyline with prosaic nuance but painting a picture enough to allow us to see the world around us as we hitch a ride through Washington, D.C. and the upper crust of Virginia and political society.

Being a female in a traditionally male-dominated profession (and a female in general), I can identify with the demoralizing self-recriminations of a person who as to work twice or three times as hard to not only survive but also to succeed and achieve advancement. "Too pushy, "Too bossy", "Too *itchy", "tries too hard"...

Though I appreciated the unabashed chemistry between Sam and Nic (and the book .5 to explain so much), I think crafty innuendo to indicate what happens between the sheets would have sufficed. Heavy, detailed sex can detract from good storytelling.

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Fatal Affair

Would you listen to Fatal Affair again? Why?

I read Fatal Affair a couple of years ago, and found I enjoy listening to it, more than reading it. Made me excited to listen to the rest of the series.

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Politics & Romance Collide for perfection!

Would you listen to Fatal Affair again? Why?

Yes, I probably would. But I'm already off to buy book #2 to start that! Really enjoyed the narrator, she made the story so enjoyable, and really brought things to life in this book! I've listened to all of the other Marie Force series via Audiobook, and they have all been really good listens! This one was probably one of my favorites from this author due to thepolitical suspense involved!Stayed on the edge of my seat the whole way through! Great writing!

What did you like best about this story?

I really enjoyed that this book had a "Scandal" or "Castle" type feel to it. My favorite character in the story was the lead female Sam. It's not often that the detective in these type of books are female, and that made her strong, yet narrator was able to portray her vulnerable side so well also.

Which scene was your favorite?

There were many great scenes throughout. But I think I enjoyed the ending, and finding out who the killer was!

Any additional comments?

I've listened to other books narrated by Felicity Munroe, and enjoyed them as well.
If you are a fan of political romance dramas, this book will be right up your alley!

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Great story...not the best narrator

This series is absolutely amazing. I love all the characters and their relationships that only grow as the series continues. Having listened to all the narrators I will say this, Felicity Monroe does an alright job at narrating but something about her portrayal of Sam and a few other characters rubs me the wrong way. This story is amazing but could be even better with a different narrator. Eva Kaminsky is the BEST narrator for this series, hands down. I almost wish she'd go back and record the few books narrated by Monroe and Katie Sparer. She narrates most of the other books so I say if you don't want to read the first two books get the audio and you won't be disappointed with the story and it just gets better and better especially with Eva Kaminsky as narrator starting book 3.

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Tedious

Marie is a good writer, and this story got tedious quickly. I ended up skimming the last third. I found much of the law-enforcement stuff unrealistic. The romance was really quite awful. I did not believe that after a one night stand in the six-year separation, they could be madly in love in just a couple of days. This author has enjoyed phenomenal success, and I really don't know why. I won't be buying any more of her books.

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Great read

The story was well written and the story line was good. The end was predictable but, still a good read.

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Excellent

This is my first Marie Force novel and now I'm a fan! I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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Love and murder

First time reading Marie Force and i like her style. Will check out her next book.
Get this book and you'll see.

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Excellent Book

What made the experience of listening to Fatal Affair the most enjoyable?

I loved the interaction between Nick & Sam. Marie does an excellent job of bringing the reader into their lives.

What other book might you compare Fatal Affair to and why?

I am reading the entire series - I am currently on book three

What about Felicity Munroe’s performance did you like?

Yes she is an excellent narrator

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The book is a love story - mystery - crime novel all in one. I think my favorite part was the interactions between Nick & Sam.

Any additional comments?

Excellent read