First off, I can’t believe I waited twelve years to read HIGH NOON! It is by far the best book I’ve read this year so far. The twists and turns just kept on coming and hooked me from the very first chapter!
Phoebe MacNamara is a police lieutenant with the Savannah, Georgia Police Department. She is also the top hostage negotiator and HIGH NOON begins with Phoebe talking down a man on a roof top who is threatening suicide. She gets on the ledge with him, gets him to put the gun down, and gets him to come off the ledge. Just another day in paradise for Phoebe. She is also a single mom, takes care of her agoraphobic mother, and the sole provider of the family.
While on the rooftop, Phoebe meets Duncan Swift who is the former employer of the man threatening to jump. She finds out that Duncan has won the lottery and is very rich. He is also very charming and despite her trying to resists his charms, she fails miserably. Phoebe is attacked at work shortly thereafter and it is Duncan that she turns to for comfort. HIGH NOON now has someone targeting Phoebe and her family and he is seeking revenge. At first, I truly thought I knew who it was, but boy was I wrong! Trust me, once you start reading HIGH NOON you won’t be able to put it down as Nora Roberts takes you on one heck of an emotional roller coaster ride! This is an intense story that never slows down.
I loved the person Phoebe was right away and her daughter Carly was so funny. HIGH NOON is a great romantic suspense story that had me up late one night trying to finish. I just had to know who was after Phoebe and why. After you read what she had to endure and why, you won’t believe it! I still can’t believe it took me this long to read this amazing story, I’m kicking myself……..if you haven’t read HIGH NOON yet, you need to read it very soon. You won’t be sorry and then you can kick yourself for waiting so long! Haha
Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age when an unstable man broke into her family’s home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she’s Savannah’s top hostage negotiator, defusing powderkeg situations with a talent for knowing when to give in-and when to jump in and take action. It’s satisfying work-and sometimes those skills come in handy at home dealing with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break-in after all these years, and her precocious seven-year-old, Carly.
It’s exactly that heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift to Phoebe. After observing her coax one of his employees down from a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. She’s used to working solo, but Phoebe’s discovering that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm’s length.
And when she’s grabbed by a man who throws a hood over her head and brutally assaults her-in her own precinct house-Phoebe can’t help but be deeply shaken. Then threatening messages show up on her doorstep, and she’s not just alarmed but frustrated. How do you go face-to-face with an opponent who refuses to look you in the eye?
Now, with Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear . . . before she becomes the final showdown.
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