Negotiator Trilogy

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,951 ratings

Heart of Stone Publisher's Summary

What secrets lie shrouded in darkness?

Okay, so jogging through Central Park after midnight wasn't a bright idea. But Margrit Knight never thought she'd encounter a dark new world filled with magical beings, not to mention a dying woman and a mysterious stranger with blood on his hands. Her logical lawyer instincts told her it couldn't all be real, but she could hardly deny what she'd seen...and touched.

The mystery man, Alban, was a gargoyle. One of the fabled Old Races who had hidden their existence for centuries. Now he was a murder suspect, and he needed Margrit's help to take the heat off him and find the real killer. And as the dead pile up, it's a race against the sunrise to clear Alban's name and keep them both alive.

©2007 C. E. Murphy (P)2007 Audible, Inc.
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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  • Book 1

    • Heart of Stone

    • The Negotiator Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: C. E. Murphy
    • Narrated by: Eve Bianco
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 959
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 490
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 488

    Okay, so jogging through Central Park after midnight wasn't a bright idea. But Margrit Knight never thought she'd encounter a dark new world filled with magical beings, not to mention a dying woman and a mysterious stranger with blood on his hands. Her logical, lawyer instincts told her it couldn't all be real, but she could hardly deny what she'd seen...and touched.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining if formulaic

    • By Deborah on 07-29-08

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • House of Cards

    • The Negotiator Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: C. E. Murphy
    • Narrated by: Eve Bianco
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 536
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 265
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269

    New York City's only legal counsel to the fabled Old Races, Margrit Knight is levelheaded in all matters extraordinary. But when she's summoned to negotiate a peace treaty among rival factions, her own mortal world threatens to fall apart. Margrit's been in hot water before, but reentering the underworld brings a new set of problems.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Strong middle book for the trilogy.

    • By Daniel S. Palter on 03-18-12

    Regular price: $21.95

  • Book 3

    • Hands of Flame

    • The Negotiator Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: C. E. Murphy
    • Narrated by: Eve Bianco
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 414
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    War has erupted among the five Old Races, and Margrit is responsible for the death that caused it. Now New York City's most unusual lawyer finds herself facing her toughest negotiation yet. And with her gargoyle lover, Alban, taken prisoner, Margrit's only allies have demands of their own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the series!

    • By Michelle L Rivas on 05-19-09

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Old Races

    • Year of Miracles (Collected Stories of the Old Races)
    • By: C. E. Murphy
    • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
    • Length: 3 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Four hundred years ago, master vampire Eliseo Daisani and dragonlord Janx both fell in love with Sarah Hopkins, an extraordinary beauty born in London's slaughterfields. Caught in their ancient and complex bond, Sarah glimpses the world as it might be.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Baba Yaga's Daughter and Other Stories of the Old Races

    • By: C. E. Murphy
    • Narrated by: Anna Parker-Naples
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Ancient rivals, worst of friends, best of enemies: dragonlord Janx and master vampire Eliseo Daisani are the threads upon which a tapestry of lives and loves are woven across the centuries. From the coldest Russian nights to the heat of Chicago's greatest fire, nothing brings the immortal adversaries together - or tears them apart - like a woman. And there is always a woman....

    Regular price: $19.95