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Title:
The conspiracy

[Maximum Security] ;

Maximum security.
Title:
The conspiracy
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Publisher Info:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada : HQN, an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises Limited, [2019]
Physical Description:
362 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
[Maximum Security] ; [book 1]

Maximum security.
Abstract:
Harper Winston?s brother has disappeared. Pursuing his dream of sailing the Caribbean, Michael hasn't responded to texts or emails in days. When even the Coast Guard can't find him, Harper is forced to take desperate measures. Which means going to Chase Garrett, once her brother's best friend, now the only man she can trust...or so she hopes. As the successful owner of Maximum Security, Chase has learned to trust his gut. He knows Harper's father is mixed up in a deadly business, and suspects there's more to Michael's disappearance than meets the eye. Getting involved again with the Winstons goes against everything he stands for, yet old loyalties die hard. As the case draws him closer to Harper and deeper into the Winston?s snarled crime family, he is forced to put everything on the line to keep Harper safe...and both of them alive.

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"Martin keeps the twists and turns coming in the sensuous and spirited first Maximum Security romantic thriller.... Readers will find it hard to wait for the next book in this tantalizing series about detectives, bodyguards, and bounty hunters." --Publishers Weekly

New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin raises the tension and the passion when family ambition turns deadly...

Harper Winston's brother has disappeared. Pursuing his dream of sailing the Caribbean, Michael hasn't responded to texts or emails in days. When even the Coast Guard can't find him, Harper is forced to take desperate measures. Which means going to Chase Garrett, once her brother's best friend, now the only man she can trust...or so she hopes.

As the successful owner of Maximum Security, Chase has learned to trust his gut. He knows Harper's father is mixed up in a deadly business, and suspects there's more to Michael's disappearance than meets the eye. Getting involved again with the Winstons goes against everything he stands for, yet old loyalties die hard. As the case draws him closer to Harper and deeper into the Winstons' snarled crime family, he is forced to put everything on the line to keep Harper safe...and both of them alive.


Author Notes

Kathleen Kelly Martin was born July 14, 1947 in the Central Valley of California. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and History from the University of California in Santa Barbara.She is an American writer of romance novels under the pen names of Kat Martin, Kathy Lawrence and Kasey Marx. Martin is a member of the Romance Writers of America. To date, she has been published in England, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Bulgaria, Russia, South Africa, China, and Korea. She has written several series which include Southern Series, Garrick Family Series, Kingsland Series and Litchfield Series. Her novel titles include Magnificent Passage, The Secret, and Secret Ways. She made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title Into the Firestorm.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Martin (Beyond Control) keeps the twists and turns coming in the sensuous and spirited first Maximum Security romantic thriller. Heiress and clothing designer Harper Winston is worried about her brother, Michael, who went missing after embarking on a solo sailing trip. She hires Chase Garrett, her brother's former friend, to find him. At breakneck speed, Harper and Chase move into the crosshairs of the mercenaries who kidnapped Michael and his new girlfriend; during the rescue, Harper kills the cousin of an abusive crime boss, who targets her for revenge. Martin throws Harper's drug lord father and an unexpected parentage reveal into the mix. Interspersed with the bursts of terror are red-hot sex scenes, during which both Harper and Chase try not to fall in love (and fail, of course). Harper's a determined, smart protagonist, and the same can be said for sexy, loyal hero Chase. Harper and Michael's father is almost cartoonishly evil and it's fun to cheer for his downfall. Readers will find it hard to wait for the next book in this tantalizing series about detectives, bodyguards, and bounty hunters. Agent: Alexandra Machinist, ICM. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

When Harper Winston's brother, Michael, disappears while sailing in the Caribbean, she goes to the one person she trusts to help her, PI Chase Garrett, once her brother's best friend and now despised by Harper's wealthy and powerful father. But Harper doesn't want Chase to find Michael on his own and insists on going along, plunging them into a hair-raising adventure that puts Harper on a drug lord's hit list and sparks a romance as combustible as it is ill-advised. A cadre of colorful characters adds perspective to this swiftly paced and intricately developed thriller. VERDICT Drugs, lies, corruption, and long-held secrets are at the core of this hard-hitting romance and well-done series opener. Martin (After the Sunrise) divides her time between a ranch in Missoula, MT, and a beach in California. [See Prepub Alert 7/30/18.] © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.