Holly Barker

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 218 ratings

Orchid Beach Publisher's Summary

Major Holly Barker, the army brat daughter of a master sergeant, has been forced into early retirement at the age of 37 as the result of a scandalous sexual harassment case. With the help of her dad, she makes the move to civilian life, becoming deputy chief of police in Orchid Beach, Florida. But below the surface of this sleepy, well-to-do coastal island town lies a web of evil and deceit that escalates when a colleague and another associate are brutally gunned down.

Tracking down the killers won't be easy for Holly who finds herself alone, with no clues to go on, and surrounded by a staff of officers she neither knows nor trusts. An unexpected source, Daisy, a Doberman of exceptional intelligence and loyalty, becomes her inseparable companion and protector. But the closer she gets to unraveling the mystery of Orchid Beach, the nearer Holly comes to danger darker and more deadly than any she could have ever anticipated.

©1998 Stuart Woods (P)1998 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Orchid Beach

    • By: Stuart Woods
    • Narrated by: Debra Monk
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 103
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    Major Holly Barker, the army brat daughter of a master sergeant, has been forced into early retirement at the age of 37 as the result of a scandalous sexual harassment case. With the help of her dad, she makes the move to civilian life, becoming deputy chief of police in Orchid Beach, Florida. But below the surface of this sleepy, well-to-do coastal island town lies a web of evil and deceit that escalates when a colleague and another associate are brutally gunned down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By MSEreads on 07-15-03

    Regular price: $17.10

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    • Orchid Blues

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    • Blood Orchid

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