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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of 60 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold 6 million copies worldwide!
Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.
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Published July 25th 2017
Genre: Romantic Suspense
FATAL THREAT, a romantic thriller title that is part of the Fatal series by Marie Force, went live on Tuesday.
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With a killer on the loose, it’s the worst time to be on lockdown…
It’s just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene. A threat has been made against her family, but nobody will tell her anything—including the whereabouts of her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano.
This isn’t the first time the couple’s lives have been at risk, but when a bombshell from Sam’s past returns to haunt her, she can’t help but wonder if there’s a connection. With a ruthless killer out for vengeance, and Nick struggling to maintain his reputation after secrets from his own past are revealed, Sam struggles to tie the threat to a murder that can’t possibly be a coincidence. And she has to get it done before her husband’s career is irrevocably damaged…
“Thank you, Brant,” Sam said to the agent in charge of Nick’s Secret Service detail.
“You’re welcome.” Brant paused before he added, “I know we’ve had this conversation before, Mrs. Cappuano, but I really recommend that you have a detail until we’re certain we’ve contained this threat.”
“I appreciate the recommendation, but I’ll be providing my own security through my team here. I’ll be accompanied by other armed officers everywhere I go. There’s no need to be redundant.”
“Redundant,” Nick muttered with a grunt that would’ve been laughter if the subject matter hadn’t been so grave. “Brant is suggesting added precaution, not redundancy.”
“It’s not necessary,” Sam said, digging in. The last fucking thing she needed was to be escorted around by federal agents. She may as well hang up her badge if that was going to be her reality.
“On that we disagree, my love,” Nick said. “But I’m not going to waste everyone’s time fighting a losing battle. Brant, we appreciate your thoroughness and ask you to keep us posted on the situation.”
“Will do, sir. I’ll wait for you outside.”
When they were alone, Sam looked up at Nick. “I know what you’re going to say, and—”
Nick kissed her hard. “I’ll see you at home later. Let me know if anything pops in the investigation.”
“That’s it? That’s all you’re going to say?”
“What does that mean?”
“You surprise me.”
He threw his head back and laughed. “Then my day is officially made. I’ve managed to surprise my shrewd, sexy wife.”
“I thought you were going to do the whole alpha-dog lift-your-leg thing and demand I have a detail.”
“Sorry to disappoint you on the leg lifting, babe, but we have a deal. Would I like you to have a detail? Abso-fucking-lutely. Do I understand why you won’t allow it? Yeah, I get it. Doesn’t mean I like it, but I get it.” He kissed her forehead and then her lips. “Now, we’ve both got stuff to do, so let’s get to it so we can get to the best part of the day.”
His lips were a heartbeat away from hers when he said, “The part where you crawl into bed with me and rub your naked self all over me.”
I’m truly and unequivocal ADDICTED to this series.
Wow, this series is AMAZING!!
Fatal Threat started with a BANG and continued in that sense until the very end. There was no breather for Sam or me.
It became obvious right away that someone was threatening Sam’s family, the title of the book as well as the situation that the reader got plunged into made that patently clear. Because of the near explosive tension I was immediately hooked and deeply invested. During most of the book I was sitting on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t read fast enough for my taste and the step for step investigation was trying my patience at times, even though I wouldn’t have changed it if I could. It was that fascinating and enthralling.
I was truly impressed by how the case was handled. It was like a puzzle being solved – piece by piece – it was quite masterfully done.
As always what stood out the most for me was the fascinating relationships that Sam had with her colleagues, her husband, her son, her family and friends. Sam is such an unique and incredibly likable character. Her sarcastic and tenacious personality clicked with me from the very first time I met her. Honestly, she is one of the BEST characters I’ve read about in a long time. EVERYTHING about her speaks to me – and I would have loved to grow up to be her or at least call her my BBF. 😀
Sam and Nick’s relationship was not perfect, far from it, but it worked for them in every way that counted. I adored how they trusted, supported, and relied on each other. And the few squabbles they had just made the couple so much more authentic and real. They made it work and compromised when needed – a real dream team!! I think I could rave about them for hours.
And let’s not forget the supporting cast. I LOVED, LOVED her partner Freddy. Sam and Freddy together had me cracking up!!!
I haven’t used a quote in a long time, but their back and forth was just too good to be true.
“YOU’RE NEVER DRIVING my car again. Ever.”
“That was totally awesome! I forgot how much fun it is to drive a stick.”
“I assume you’ll be paying for the new transmission I’ll need to acquire since you’ve ruined mine.”
Sam rolled her eyes at him. “Don’t be so dramatic. I didn’t ruin anything. I demonstrated your baby’s full potential.”
“I told you she’s delicate, and you worked her over. I’ll never forgive you for this.”
“Yes, you will. You love me.”
“Not right now I don’t.”
“Does that mean I’m not your best-man woman anymore?” Sam asked hopefully.
“I don’t hate you that much.”
The ending of Fatal Threat but especially the possible repercussions left me STUNNED and gobsmacked. The POSSIBILITIES!!!!
I wish I knew what Marie Force has planned – having to wait until 2018 is CRUEL and an unnecessary punishment. She needs to write faster – PRONTO!!!!
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.