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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,472 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nora Roberts Narrator: Carolyn McCormick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553753295
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Combining explosive suspense with sensual passion, the bestselling author of Carnal Innocence and The Reef turns up the heat in this classic tale, available for the first time in hardcover-the sizzling story of a man and woman on the trail of a demented killer... and on the verge of surrendering to a dangerous love.

In the last lazy days of summer, the merciless two-week heat wave is the biggest story in Washington, D.C. But the weather is finally knocked off the front pages when a young woman is found strangled to death-a priest's white silk amice pulled taut around her throat. Pinned near the scarf is a note that simply reads her sins are forgiven her. It is a chilling crime, made even more terrifying when it is followed by a second murder... and then a third. Suddenly every headline is devoted to the killer the press has dubbed "the Priest."
The slayings have piqued the interest of Dr. Tess Court, a top-notch psychiatrist dedicated to treating the problems of the human mind.

And when the police make little headway in solving the crimes, Tess is reluctantly thrust into the very heart of the investigation. Called in to create a detailed psychological profile of the murderer, she comes up with a disturbing and frightening portrait of a twisted soul who believes he is not murdering-but ministering.

Detective Ben Paris doesn't give a damn about the killer's soul or his psyche, and he makes it clear that he thinks calling in a psychiatrist is on a par with ringing up a psychic hot line.

What he can't dismiss so readily is his immediate and irresistible attraction to Tess. Tall, dark, and good-looking, Ben has a reputation with women that is legendary, and with good reason. But the coolly elegant Tess doesn't react to Ben like any other woman he's ever known-and he finds the challenge enticing. Now, as the two are thrown together in a perilous quest to stop a serial killer, the flame of white-hot passion flares. But someone else has his eyes on the beautiful blond doctor... someone who dreams of saving her and cleansing her soul with his special brand of absolution. And while Tess is confident she can help him, Ben can only pray that when the madman strikes, he'll be able to stop him before it's too late.... Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise Link | 2/12/2014

    " Considering how much I enjoy the JD Robb series, I was disappointed with this Nora Roberts title. I was particularly taken with how dated this novel feels (not the fault of the author, certainly). For example, the male protagonist smokes constantly, including inside the police station. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wieta | 2/10/2014

    " Good book. Quick read. Love Tess and Ben. More argument here and there. Usual Nora Roberts's plot and character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ronda | 2/8/2014

    " Not my favorite Nora Roberts title. Seemed a bi skeletal in character development and in plot and sometimes a bit disjointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 2/5/2014

    " I love my Nora Roberts murder mysteries! =D "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 West Babylon | 1/25/2014

    " An older book by Nora Roberts finds Detective Ben Paris and his partner working a serial killer case in DC where the victims are strangled by a killer who seems to be a priest. When Dr. Tess Court, a psychiatrist, is called in to help with the profile, Ben is both annoyed and smitten. He has no use for shrinks after what happened to his brother, but he's also attracted to Tess which leaves him baffled. When the killer strikes closer to home then he'd like, Ben's feelings for Tess reach the apex. Will Ben be able to catch the killer before the killer catches Tess? Very dated writing and a predictible plot leave the reader wanting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 1/23/2014

    " Nora Roberts has combined a romance with a mystery. A psychiatrist, Dr. Tess Court, and a police officer, Ben Paris, are working together to solve a serial killing. Blonde women are being strangled with a scarf used by Catholic priests. Dr. Court is a rich woman from a family of power. Ben Paris is an unknown, from the skilled labor side of the city. Predictably tension is added to the story by their romance. Unfortunately it was a bit too predictable. I wanted something quite unique to happen, and it didn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeannette O'neal | 1/19/2014

    " Not one of my favorite Nora Roberts books. The characters were a bit hard to take and the story line had red herrings that were never dealt with sufficiently. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 1/5/2014

    " Liked the mystery aspect and serial killer plotline. The romance was okay. The male lead, Ben, was my favorite kind of male hero. The female lead, Tess, was alright. I got a little annoyed with her psycho babble crap but she had her moments. The religion aspect was interesting and intelligent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Elizabeth | 12/20/2013

    " This was not one of my favorites, but there really is no such thing as a bad Nora Roberts' novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hwendt | 12/6/2013

    " Somebody has been naughty! A great story line for readers to be jaw dropped! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merceda | 12/5/2013

    " Good early Nora Roberts book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 11/26/2013

    " This was okay. I prefer unabridged audio so I don't miss any of the author's words. I felt that since this was abridged , I was missing something. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Young | 10/4/2013

    " I'm a huge fan of Nora Roberts! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elin | 9/12/2013

    " This is not one of Robert's best books, but it's still worth to read if you're a fan of her work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica | 5/22/2013

    " The most disappointing Nora Roberts book I have read. I liked Ben and Tess' characters, but the plot fell flat, and the ending was very anti-climactic. Just felt like this book dragged on and on and on...and then all of a sudden wrapped up so fast. Not my favorite. :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angel | 3/28/2013

    " yes, i went through my nora roberts period...good times, good times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindi | 1/24/2013

    " I've never not liked a Nora Roberts book but I really don't like this one. The only good thing about it, in my opinion, is that I had no clue who the killer was until that person was revealed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 9/25/2012

    " Yeah, yeah, don't judge me for reading this! haha. It's a good I don't want to think about anything else book. I like murder mysteries too, so it's interesting! I like it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mιss •kαthєяίиє• Τhε Emεrαℓd Pяίиcεss® | 7/31/2012

    " NR's books always leave you with a bittersweet taste but a satisfied smile. She is justifiably one of the best romance authors ever! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 5/23/2012

    " The book started out so well but the ending just fizzled. A good no-brainer read though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette Meier | 10/14/2011

    " Should have read this one before Brazen Virtue, but didn't affect the plot. Very creepy at times, but well written. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny | 8/3/2011

    " Oh Nora. Just like always, super ridiculous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bexter | 5/29/2011

    " Dated, but a quick little easy read. This is an early Roberts book, and the mystery is not very complex. The conclusion is a little too pat and overly coincidental. Although simplistic, Roberts fans will enjoy it anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 5/12/2011

    " This book was okay -- a quick enough read, but definitely not Nora's best. I didn't feel pulled into any of the characters like I usually do with her books.

    It's weird to read Nora's books in 2011, that were written in the late 80s/early 90s! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 5/3/2011

    " Just the same ol same..This stuff is getting old....someone is hunting the lady, lady falls in love with the good guy who is watching out for her,good guy gets bad guy........really needs something in between. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tarfah | 4/13/2011

    " Pretty good book, one of her earlier efforts (they detectives were still using typewriters!). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kandyce | 4/7/2011

    " Tess (psychiatrist) is brought in to help local police (Ben) by profiling a serial killer who portrays himself as a priest and is killing his victims with an amice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwen | 3/18/2011

    " This was my first Nora Roberts book and I enjoyed it! I am going to have to read some more to see if Nora will be one of my new favorite author'! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 3/6/2011

    " Liked the mystery aspect and serial killer plotline. The romance was okay. The male lead, Ben, was my favorite kind of male hero. The female lead, Tess, was alright. I got a little annoyed with her psycho babble crap but she had her moments. The religion aspect was interesting and intelligent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merceda | 3/6/2011

    " Good early Nora Roberts book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thais Gisele | 2/1/2011

    " Really liked this one. Good romance and mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hwendt | 1/9/2011

    " Somebody has been naughty! A great story line for readers to be jaw dropped! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wieta | 1/5/2011

    " Good book. Quick read. Love Tess and Ben. More argument here and there. Usual Nora Roberts's plot and character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 12/21/2010

    " This was really good...the ending was a little off for me but otherwise is was a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mimi | 11/13/2010

    " Typical Nora book - great!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 11/3/2010

    " Great book looked promising from the beginning and kept you wanting to read more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadeen | 10/27/2010

    " This was the first book by nora roberts that I have read. I liked it a lot. It had a "who done it vibe." I liked her writing style and the way she developed her characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 10/26/2010

    " original copyright 1987 republished, revamped, and totally Nora, however a bit predictible, but still a good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 7/19/2010

    " loved this book but wsnt crazy about the ending "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindi | 6/10/2010

    " I've never not liked a Nora Roberts book but I really don't like this one. The only good thing about it, in my opinion, is that I had no clue who the killer was until that person was revealed. "

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About the Author
Author Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than two hundred novels. She is also the author of a bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb, her other pseudonyms being Jill March and Sarah Hardesty. She was the first author inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

About the Narrator

Carolyn McCormick has appeared in the films A Simple Twist of Fate and Enemy Mine. She has appeared on television as Dr. Olivit in Law & Order for more than a decade and as a guest on The Practice and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Her Broadway credits include roles in The Dinner Party and Private Lives. Her audiobook narration has won her three AudioFile Earphones Awards.