Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker

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In the still shadows of the confessional, the penitent kneels and makes a bone-chilling disclosure: "Bless me father, for I will sin...." Slowly, tauntingly, the man describes his murderous past -- how he stalked his victim, worked his way into her life, and then took that life in a violent rage -- and his plan to kill again. Only this time, he has raised the stakes in his twisted game, daring authorities to catch him if they can. This time, he has revealed the name of his next intended victim. "I'm a heartbreaker. And I do so love a challenge...."

Agent Nick Buchanan has come face-to-face with society's worst monsters and depraved minds in his work for one of the FBI's most elite units. He's about to take a much needed vacation from his high-stress job when he's called on to stop the killer who has mockingly confessed to the deadly crime he's to commit. Nick can't refuse --for this time the threat has hit close to home. The intended victim is his best friend's sister. Soon he is caught up in an intricate chase with one of the most devious psychopaths of his career -- in a case that suddenly, unexpectedly, pulls him in like no ot

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2000.
ISBN: 9780671032999
0671032992
Branch Call Number: Gar
Characteristics: 423 p.

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creativeladyj Jul 21, 2013

I enjoyed this novel, Julie's contemporary novels are usually hit or miss. I haven't been impressed with her latest releases, but this one was a good one. The way she writes in this novel is very similar to some of her older classic historical novels, ex. The Wedding. Great characters, lots of action. I had a hard time putting it down. So a great summer read!

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dreamer2802
Jul 23, 2012

What a great book and what a great introduction to a family or characters I want to read more about - the Buchanans. Really enjoyable!

can1995 Oct 04, 2011

loved this book, totally made me a julie garwood fan!!!

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Eclectic1
Mar 11, 2010

All of us have watched our favourites (Judith McNaught, Sandra Brown, Linda Howard, Mary Jo Putney, etc.) move into the realm of contemporary suspense and fail miserably in the attempt. I am happy to report, contrary to the dismal statistics, Julie Garwood emerges Victorious!! She has succeeded admirably with her new book Heartbreaker. So many wonderful "Julie-isms" are still to be found here. Take this for example:"Tommy heard all the commotion and came running, Noah hot on his trail. As soon as Nick had told her brother what she'd done, Tommy joined in the shouting match, but she held her own and stood up to them. Pete and Noah came to her assistance, flanking her sides like protective guardians." How many times haven't we seen Julie's heroines walk through a castle bailey boxed in by her protective knights? All of Garwood's familiar, loved elements are here. Laurant and Nick, the main characters have lots of sizzle; the plot is very exciting and the action swift. The ending is left wide open for Noah's story, the other hunky FBI agent. So, as far as I'm concerned, her next novel can be historical or contemporary - I think we can trust Julie to DO IT RIGHT!

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escobarm
Feb 13, 2010

Bless me father, for I will sin....

In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend. elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger--and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.

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