7 Books Featuring Big City Thrills—and Chills
by Karen Green
In Heather Graham’s latest romantic thriller, criminal psychologist Kieran Finnegan is thrust into a murder investigation when, after leaving work one day, a woman shoves a baby into Kieran’s arms and is stabbed to death moments later. The encounter is not as random as it may have seemed, and leads Kieran and her boyfriend deep into Manhattan’s criminal underworld.
The city plays as big of a role as any of the characters, romantic in its scope and seemingly alive with secrets to reveal, as well as its never-ending range of corridors that could protect our protagonists—or lead them right into danger.
Like the New York of Graham’s A Dangerous Game, these romantic thrillers take place against the backdrop of a busy, bustling urban center, where the stakes are as high as the skyscrapers and the possibilities for intrigue and suspense, like the city itself, seem endless.
Black Ops Warrior (Man on a Mission) by Amelia Autin
Undercover operative Niall Jones follows Dr. Savannah Whitman, a suspected traitor to Beijing, but the sparks that fly between the sprawling, ancient city mean the investigation will have as many twists and turns as the Great Wall of China itself.
Deadly Exchange by Lisa Harris
Kayla Brooks is in Amsterdam to rescue a young girl from a ring of international human traffickers, but keeping them both out of their clutches won’t be easy. When Kayla goes to former army intelligence officer Levi for help, they must work together and let their shared past slip away like mist over the canals, or risk the safety of all three.
Out of the Darkness (The Finnegan Connection) by Heather Graham
Kieran Finnegan makes a brief appearance in the third installment of the Finnegan series, but this time it is writer Sarah Hampton who finds herself in the middle of an old nightmare reawakened as the New Yorker must face a chapter of her life she thought had ended years ago.
Against the Storm by Kat Martin with bonus story from B.J. Daniels
Houston photographer Maggie O’Connell is being followed. She hires P.I. Trace Rawlins to help, but the former army ranger quickly discovers that there’s more to Maggie—and her story—than he bargained for. Trace and Maggie must work together to find her stalker, but the heat of the city leads them into more than they ever bargained for.
Dead on the Dance Floor by Heather Graham with bonus story from Debra Webb
In Miami, the death of a popular dancer is not as straightforward as it seemed, and investigator Quinn O’Casey becomes tangled in a web of intrigue as he investigates what looks like a murder, alongside a beautiful former dance teacher in the steamy city.
Diamond Drop (Thriller 3: Love is Murder) by Roxanne St. Claire
In this thrilling short, a security expert must oversee a routine delivery of jewels between Antwerp and Paris, but the drop turns out to be nothing but ordinary as thieves attempt to intercept the diamonds. Is a beautiful woman a trustworthy ally, or a glamorous foe?
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