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Brazen Virtue

Nora Roberts

From Nora Roberts, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Villa and Carolina Moon, comes a classic tale - a searing novel of twisted passion and lethal cunning, available in hardcover for the first time. Superstar mystery novelist Grace McCabe needs to unwind after a grueling book tour, and visiting her sister, whom she hasn't seen in months, seems the perfect solution. But Grace is surprised to find the fastidious Kathleen living in a grungy Washington, D.C., neighborhood. Kathleen, reeling from a bitter divorce and the loss of her son, is saving every penny of her teacher's salary to hire a hotshot lawyer for a custody battle. Then Grace discovers that Kathleen is boosting her income with an unlikely profession: as an at-home phone-sex operator. Known as Desiree to the clients of Fantasy, Inc., Kathleen is living life on the edge. Yet how dangerous could it really be? With the ironclad anonymity the agency guarantees its employees, could anyone ever track her down? Grace finds out one cherry-blossom-scented night when she comes home to find her sister dead, strangled with the cord of her "special" phone. Suddenly Grace's life turns into a scene from one of her own books - the horror, the tight-lipped police, the shattered survivor. Only this time the survivor is Grace herself. But she isn't waiting around for the police to catch up with the killer. Instead she creates a daring trap to lure the killer to her. Her plan goes against every coolheaded instinct of Detective Ed Jackson, the lead investigator on the case. He's read all of Grace's books and might have been the perfect consultant for the one she's working on, though in this real-life murder, she's the last complication he needs. He's determined to keep Grace out of harm's way, but it's too late. Her trap has already worked. She has aroused the attention of a brilliant madman, and now nothing may be able to protect her from the murderous lust that drives this killer down a path of ecstasy laced with death. From the Hardcover edition.

From Nora Roberts, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Villa and Carolina Moon, comes a classic tale - a searing novel of twisted passion and lethal cunning, available in hardcover for the first time. Superstar mystery novelist Grace McCabe needs to unwind after a grueling book tour, and visiting her sister, whom she hasn't seen in months, seems the perfect solution. But Grace is surprised to find the fastidious Kathleen living in a grungy Washington, D.C., neighborhood. Kathleen, reeling from a bitter divorce and the loss of her son, is saving every penny of her teacher's salary to hire a hotshot lawyer for a custody battle. Then Grace discovers that Kathleen is boosting her income with an unlikely profession: as an at-home phone-sex operator. Known as Desiree to the clients of Fantasy, Inc., Kathleen is living life on the edge. Yet how dangerous could it really be? With the ironclad anonymity the agency guarantees its employees, could anyone ever track her down? Grace finds out one cherry-blossom-scented night when she comes home to find her sister dead, strangled with the cord of her "special" phone. Suddenly Grace's life turns into a scene from one of her own books - the horror, the tight-lipped police, the shattered survivor. Only this time the survivor is Grace herself. But she isn't waiting around for the police to catch up with the killer. Instead she creates a daring trap to lure the killer to her. Her plan goes against every coolheaded instinct of Detective Ed Jackson, the lead investigator on the case. He's read all of Grace's books and might have been the perfect consultant for the one she's working on, though in this real-life murder, she's the last complication he needs. He's determined to keep Grace out of harm's way, but it's too late. Her trap has already worked. She has aroused the attention of a brilliant madman, and now nothing may be able to protect her from the murderous lust that drives this killer down a path of ecstasy laced with death. From the Hardcover edition.
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From Nora Roberts, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Villa and Carolina Moon, comes a classic tale - a searing novel of twisted passion and lethal cunning, available in hardcover for the first time. Superstar mystery novelist Grace McCabe needs to unwind after a grueling book tour, and visiting her sister, whom she hasn't seen in months, seems the perfect solution. But Grace is surprised to find the fastidious Kathleen living in a grungy Washington, D.C., neighborhood. Kathleen, reeling from a bitter divorce and the loss of her son, is saving every penny of her teacher's salary to hire a hotshot lawyer for a custody battle. Then Grace discovers that Kathleen is boosting her income with an unlikely profession: as an at-home phone-sex operator. Known as Desiree to the clients of Fantasy, Inc., Kathleen is living life on the edge. Yet how dangerous could it really be? With the ironclad anonymity the agency guarantees its employees, could anyone ever track her down? Grace finds out one cherry-blossom-scented night when she comes home to find her sister dead, strangled with the cord of her "special" phone. Suddenly Grace's life turns into a scene from one of her own books - the horror, the tight-lipped police, the shattered survivor. Only this time the survivor is Grace herself. But she isn't waiting around for the police to catch up with the killer. Instead she creates a daring trap to lure the killer to her. Her plan goes against every coolheaded instinct of Detective Ed Jackson, the lead investigator on the case. He's read all of Grace's books and might have been the perfect consultant for the one she's working on, though in this real-life murder, she's the last complication he needs. He's determined to keep Grace out of harm's way, but it's too late. Her trap has already worked. She has aroused the attention of a brilliant madman, and now nothing may be able to protect her from the murderous lust that drives this killer down a path of ecstasy laced with death. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carolyn McCormick

Length:

4h 57m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:36


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:30


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:11


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:53


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

11:15


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:03


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:23


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:35


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:34


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

10:21


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:03


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:21