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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,425 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Lowell Narrator: Maria Tucci Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The St. Kilda Series Release Date: June 2006 ISBN: 9780061135231
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New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell returns with a chilling tale of the law gone wrong and a kidnapping that threatens more than one life. Orphaned at thirteen, Grace Silva clawed her way out of poverty and violence to become one of the most respected judges on the federal bench. Grace believes in the rule of law -- lives it, breathes it. She has always been buttoned up and buttoned down. Except once.

Joe Faroe has learned that laws are made by politicians, and politicians are all too human. He believes in the innocents, the ones getting ground up by governments that are too corrupt to protect their own citizens. He's been through the political meat grinder himself. It cost him his career, his freedom, and the woman who still haunts him. Since then Faroe has worked outside the rules as a kidnap specialist for St. Kilda Consulting, a Manhattan-based global business that concentrates on the shadow world. He is good at his work -- intelligent, confident, ruthless. Until a friend dies trying to kill him.

Now Faroe is out of the business. Then Grace comes to him and Faroe finds himself sucked back into the shadows, tracking a violent killer who holds the life of Grace's son in his bloody hands.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Events unfold in a maze of talk and double-talk, but the payoff is solid as the family reunites, finding that both love and the price of freedom are nonnegotiable.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Lowell brilliantly mingles danger, deception, and desire to create a captivating story that is edgy, sexy, and completely satisfying. With its superbly defined protagonists and high-octane, white-knuckle plot, this is romantic suspense at its best.” 

    Booklist

  • “Whisky-voiced Maria Tucci proves you don't have to be a man to pull off an espionage thriller. She is a strong performer who ramps up the tension making a strong novel even stronger.” 

    AudioFile

  • “South-of-the-border mayhem, with refreshing twists amid the genre conventions…A nicely written whodunit with a satisfying payoff.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • ANew York Times Bestselling Author
  • AUSA Today Bestselling Author

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 2/16/2014

    " Loved Grace, Joe & Lane. Great thriller that never stops. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jadine | 2/16/2014

    " didn't finish it so I guess it wasn't that good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Yelverton | 2/3/2014

    " It was a decent attempt at a suspense novel, but you never felt that the characters were in the dire jeopardy that they were suppose to be in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 1/31/2014

    " REally enojoyed the writing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/29/2014

    " Fast paced good read. I really Joe and Grace's relationship. I also like how it sets a good base for the following St Kilda books. I hope that she does a book on Mary since she is mentioned a few times in the next few books in the series. It's a quick book that doesn't lose you in the explanations of motives and situations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 1/17/2014

    " This was a pretty good book. Grace was in denial for a little too long for my liking but she eventually came around. Looking forward to the next one in this series to be available as an audiobook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 1/12/2014

    " I'm glad to have found another mystery writer than I enjoy reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eden | 1/11/2014

    " Some pet phrases are over-used, but this was another fine adventure/romance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 12/20/2013

    " I liked this a lot. It was very exciting and different from what I usually read. It had nothing paranormal in it and even though I read a lot of Koontz, who is also suspense, it wasn't scary. Just a good, on the edge of your seat book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 11/16/2013

    " My first Elizabeth Lowell book, this was a fun read full of intrigue. It was predictable but enjoyable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 11/9/2013

    " Fabulous! I love these characters: Grace is a strong woman going toe to toe with agressive men. Lowell does a great job in creating female characters who are courageous, intelligent & sometimes flawed. The love scenes are captivating & memorable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fairyposs | 10/23/2013

    " Wow! Another fast-paced thriller. I read it in one day as I just had to know what happened next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 4/15/2013

    " well developed story and characters make this a definite good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 3/18/2013

    " I got to around chapter 5, I can't seem to read any farther in this book. I have no interest to go back to this book and keep reading. I think it doesnt have enough "excitement" in this book for me to keep reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 8/15/2012

    " I received this today, have no idea what it is about, but will let you know what I think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merredith | 8/10/2012

    " This was a pretty good adventure book, and one (well 2nd) in a series about a above the law consulting group..i'd read more from her and this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Twila | 6/22/2012

    " This is the first book I've read of this series, need to locate and read the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 2/8/2012

    " A great read, Excellent author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 2/6/2012

    " I like a mystery with some romance in place, Kirk actually listened to his book and liked it too "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 11/15/2011

    " This is the book where you meet Joe Faroe and Grace Silva as a couple and find out they have a son together named Lane. The book is about Lane being taken hostage by a Mexican drug lord who was laundaring money through Grace Silva's ex husband. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 6/22/2011

    " Love this book. I would have given it 5 stars, but it ended and I was not happy about that. I really need a what happens next novel!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eden | 4/26/2011

    " Some pet phrases are over-used, but this was another fine adventure/romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clipsy | 3/1/2011

    " Not a bad read. Good plot and fast moving story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathi | 1/9/2011

    " Easy? Us? Bite your tongue. Never mind. I'll do it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 10/26/2010

    " This was a pretty good book. Grace was in denial for a little too long for my liking but she eventually came around. Looking forward to the next one in this series to be available as an audiobook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 8/14/2010

    " well developed story and characters make this a definite good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 4/19/2010

    " Love this book. I would have given it 5 stars, but it ended and I was not happy about that. I really need a what happens next novel!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bree | 4/7/2010

    " My least favorite of the St. Kilda series - although I certainly had maternal sympathy for Grace's situation, I didn't like Grace or Joe. Made it hard to enjoy the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 3/13/2010

    " Never mess with a mother's son! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fairyposs | 3/4/2010

    " Wow! Another fast-paced thriller. I read it in one day as I just had to know what happened next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Merredith | 12/1/2009

    " This was a pretty good adventure book, and one (well 2nd) in a series about a above the law consulting group..i'd read more from her and this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 10/24/2009

    " I liked this a lot. It was very exciting and different from what I usually read. It had nothing paranormal in it and even though I read a lot of Koontz, who is also suspense, it wasn't scary. Just a good, on the edge of your seat book. "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Lowell

Elizabeth Lowell’s acclaimed suspense novels include the New York Times bestsellers Blue Smoke and Murder, Innocent as Sin, The Wrong Hostage, Always Time to Die, The Color of Death, Die in Plain Sight, Running Scared, and Moving Target, as well as four books featuring the Donovan family: Amber Beach, Jade Island, Pearl Cove, and Midnight in Ruby Bayou. She has more than thirty million books in print. She lives in Arizona and Seattle, Washington, with her husband, with whom she writes mystery novels under a pseudonym.

About the Narrator

Maria Tucci began her career in the original production of Tennessee Williams' The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore. She won a Tony® nomination for her work in The Rose Tattoo, has starred on Broadway and off-Broadway, and in such films as Sweet Nothing and To Die For.