Brazen Virtue (D.C. Detectives #2) (Mass Market)
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel that explores the dangerous side of desire, when a mystery writer in search of a little peace and quiet instead finds herself ensnared in the world of a real-life serial killer whose craving for murder stops at nothing . . . and no one.
After a demanding book tour, superstar mystery novelist Grace McCabe decides to visit her sister, Kathleen, who’s embroiled in a custody battle after a bitter divorce. Arriving in D.C., Grace is shocked to find Kathleen living in a run-down neighborhood and, hoping to afford a hotshot lawyer, supplementing her meager teacher’s salary by moonlighting as a phone sex operator.
According to Kathleen, Fantasy, Inc., guarantees its employees ironclad anonymity. But Grace has her doubts—which are confirmed one horrifying cherry-blossom-scented night when one of Fantasy, Inc.’s operators is murdered. As Grace is drawn to help solve the crime, her life turns into a scene from one of her own books. Yet as one of her biggest fans, investigator Ed Jackson, warns her: This isn’t fiction. Real people die—and Grace could be next. For she’s hoping to trap a killer more twisted than anything she could imagine. And not even Ed may be able to protect her from a rendezvous with lust and death.
About the Author
Nora Roberts was the first writer to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. The New York Times bestselling author of such novels as Sweet Revenge and Divine Evil, she has become one of today’s most successful and best-loved writers. Nora Roberts lives with her family in Maryland.
Praise for Nora Roberts
“Her stories have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Roberts is indeed a word artist, painting her stories and her characters with vitality and verve.”—Los Angeles Daily News
“You can’t bottle wish-fulfillment, but Nora Roberts certainly knows how to put it on the page.”—The New York Times