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Heat of the Moment
Onyx, Oct 2004, 6.99, 304 pp. ISBN: 0451411587 The Torcher, a serial arsonist, blows up Maskers Tavern in the French Quarter, killing the son and heir apparent of mob chief Frank Belafini, the wife of the younger mobster, and thirteen other people. New Orleans Police Detective Teresa Vincent is temporarily reassigned from Homicide (until her partner returns from his honeymoon (see INTO THE FIRE) to the organized crime unit. Her new boss Sebasti...
Into the Fire (Romance)
Sable Duchesne gets caught in a fire in which a prominent New Orleans politician, Marc LeClare is killed. As the only witness and survivor of the fire, Sable is brought in to be questioned by Detectives Terri Vincent and J.D. Gamble, who happens to be her ex-lover. Sable refuses to give any further details about the information and gets hit on the head during a confrontation with the media. J.D. then brings her to a hospital where a man tries to kill her...
Into the Fire (Thriller/Action)
Onyx, Mar 2004, 6.99, 304 pp. ISBN: 0451411307 The frontrunner for Governor of Louisiana, Creole Marc LeClare donates an empty warehouse in New Orleans to Isabel “Sable” Duchesne to open a community center. At the warehouse, Sable finds Marc dead and someone trying to kill her, but she escapes. Police Lieutenant Jean-Delano “J.D.” Gamble leads the investigation. When J.D. sees the eye witness, he behaves like a man possessed. Ten years ago, J...
The Deepest Edge
Signet, Feb 2003, 6.99, 352 pp. ISBN: 0451207963 New Orleans Museum of Art and Antiquities Junior Curator Val St. Charles is excited to learn that Jian-Shan owns an Asian White Tiger Swords collection. Val informs her boss Scribner that she wants to go to Paris to see if she can borrow the collection for display. Instead of supporting her even with her previous success with a Swedish collection, Scribner tells her if she wants to go shopping do...

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The Kissing Blades
Signet, Aug 2003, 6.99, 304 pp. ISBN: 045120946X In Los Angeles, jewelry designer Kameko Sayura goes to deposit her receipts in the bank, leaving her able sixteen-year-old assistant Tara Jones to watch the store and to make some emerald selections. When she returns Tara is gone, a sword is imbedded into her desk with Tara's bracelet on it, and a subsequent phone call substantiates that she has been abducted. The caller demands the return of the...
The Steel Caress
Signet, May 2003, 6.99, 304 pp. ISBN: 0451208528 Former agent Sarah Jane Ravenowitz blames her employer General Kalen Grady for the failure of her mission in China that led to the deaths of her team and to her barely escaping. She knows a mole in his organization double-crossed her. Though he planned to propose to her when she finished that mission, Sarah Jane went overseas to become a supermodel known by her adoring fans as Raven. When Gangi...


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