Family secrets and murder converge in this captivating and suspenseful romance from New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard.Some secrets need to be toldStill reeling from her mother s recent death, Karen Whitlaw is stunned when she receives a package containing a mysterious notebook from her estranged father, whom she has barely seen since his return from the Vietnam War decades ago Then, a shocking phone call Karen s father has been murdered on the gritty streets of New Orleans.Even if they lead to murder.For homicide detective Marc Chastain, something about the case of a murdered homeless man just doesn t add up especially after he meets the victim s daughter Far from the cold woman he expected, Karen Whitlaw is warm and passionate She is also in serious danger A string of accidents have shaken Karen to the core, and forced her into the protective embrace of the charming detective she vowed to resist Together they unravel a disturbing story of politics, power, and murderand face a killer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on her father s secrets....
|Title||:||Kill and Tell: A Novel (CIA Spies Series)|
|Publisher||:||Pocket Books 9 August 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||486 Pages|
|File Size||:||565 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Kill and Tell: A Novel (CIA Spies Series) Reviews
romance and action,crime and suspense good read danger and tension,good plot and story a good read and recommended better than cover of night novel..
Ein toller Auftakt für die CIA Spies Series. Mir hat gut gefallen, dass in diesem Buch bereits die Grundlage für das zweite Buch gelegt wurde.
Linda Howard has been one of the long time writers on my Keeper Shelf. She just delivers time and again with tales that keep you mesmerised by her talent. This is just another in the line of super reads penned since Howard rebounded from her back troubles in the mid 1990's.Karen Whitlaw is still having to adjust to losing her mother, when she finds an odd parcel in the mail. A package from the father she has not seen in years. Ever since his return from the Vietnam War, he has been out of her life. Having trouble with accepting her mother's death, she does not want to deal with anything from her absent father. She puts the notebook from the parcel away - and promptly forgets about it. Until she receives another blow - a call from a New Orleans detective saying her father was murdered on their streets. The kind sounding detective, Mac Chastain, just chalks the death up to another street crime, endless violence in the gritty life of a homeless man, so Karen is willing to accept his verdict. Marc is unaware of the death of Karen's mother, and the numb state she is in, so he chalks her up to being cold, heartless when she does not show reaction over her father's death.Only, slowly Karen becomes aware the crime was made to look like nothing more than senseless violence. Some one breaks into her home, and Karen is convinced they are after the notebook she put aside and dismissed from her mind. Fearful, she examines the book and discovers her father was a sniper in Vietnam. Through the worn pages, she is shocked to discover the book is a list of everyone of his kills.Karen now feels she is running for her life, because someone wants that book. He has killed once, thus one hesitate to kill again. There is only one person she can trust: Marc Chastain. Together they must find the answers before they are the killer's next targets.I always enjoy New Orleans as a setting for Romance books. The city has such a old world charm, the quirkiness of the people, that it's a brilliant locale for a story, giving both the glamour and seediness that exist comfortably hand in hand. Howard mines that used the sensual backdrop, giving the reader a strongly detailed story with a strong hero and heroine that will keep you breathless to the end.With flawless Mutli-POV (point of view) that permits the reader to know both characters equally well, it just does not get any better than this!
The Viet Nam War has been over for more than two decades, but its aftermath still lingers, claiming more lives with every passing moment. Karen Whitelaw loathes her father Dex for walking out on her and her mother after he returned from a three year stint in Nam. Dex is unable to adjust to civilian life and especially feels guilty over the one mistake he made back in the Nam jungle. Unable to cope, Dex became a drifter before finally deciding that he needs to end it all with a deadly game of cat and mouse with his long term adversary. However, before Dex started the end game, he sent a package filled with information to Karen. That box contains information that explains his one error and how he became the enemy of one of the most powerful people in the country. Dex is soon murdered, but the killer's employer needs the contents of the box that details his involvement in the Nam incident. Karen soon realizes that the recent rash of accidents that she has suffered from is tied to her possession of the box. She runs into the arms of homicide detective Marc Chastair, the only person she believes who can keep her physically safe, even though he has the power to break her heart. . Once again, Linda Howard delivers a fantastic reading experience, brimming with sexual energy and high voltage drama. KILL AND TELL gives a behind the scene glimpse of the dirtier aspects of war and how the past can impact the present and the future. This is one author who delivers her novels with a flair and style that makes her comparable to no one and loved by everyone.Harriet Klausner
Howard, usually so adept at creating appealing heroes and heroines and spinning tales that brim with sensuality and romantic tension, fails to capture readers' interest or empathy with her latest mainstream romance, Kill and Tell. Hero Marc Chastain is charmless and the relationship between him and heroine Karen Whitlaw is unconvincingly developed. The two go from being strangers to lovers so fast that there is no romance and the relationship seems superficial and somewhat crude. Howard's love story would have been more convincing and appealing if she had cut out some of her secondary characters or taken a cue from the novel's setting, New Orleans in the summer, and drawn things out. As it is, Kill and Tell is too short to create a convincing love story or support the number of characters that Howard has created. In Kill and Tell Howard also made one of the worst mistakes a romance writer can make: she created a secondary male character that is more appealing than the hero. Though he only makes a brief appearance, John Medina, son of one of the men killed in the novel, is intriguing and will hopefully soon have a book of his own. Some of Kill and Tell's best moments come early in the novel as heroine Karen Whitlaw reflects on her mother's recent death and the grief-filled void it has created in her life. Whitlaw's progress toward understanding her father--the cause of all the murder and mayhem--and resolving her conflicting feelings about him also occasions some better writing from Howard.