Book Reviews of Bait

Bait
Bait
Author: Karen Robards
ISBN-13: 9780399152023
ISBN-10: 0399152024
Publication Date: 7/2004
Pages: 372
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 127 ratings
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
OMgosh! I enjoyed this one! Karen Robards weaves a tale of suspense and romance (with just the right amount of each). Maddie Fitzgerald is attacked in a New Orleans hotel and FBI Agent Sam McCabe thinks that she's the target of a serial killer.

Robards' writing style is an easy read, which is good because you'll be in a hurry to see what happens next.
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Helpful Score: 2
A compulsively gripping novel of suspnse about the mind games between an innocent woman and the killer she's forced to outwit - and outrun...
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Definitely keeps you riveted wondering what comes next!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great read, lots of twists...Kept me on my toes
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A very good read. I can hardly wait for Karen's next book
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A fast paced exciting read with a good mystery and a sexy romance!
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Top notch thriller. Hard to put down.
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Mind games that will keep you guessing.
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Mind games between an innocent woman and the filler she's forced to outwit.
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Your average "cop protects lady" novel.
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A really good book by Karen Robards. Suspense until the very end.
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Who is really after Maddie?Why do they want her dead?Is Maddie all she seems to be? A good mystery.
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Another great book from Karen Robards!
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Great read with lots of twists and turns.
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romantic suspense at its absolute best. I didnt want it to end...Great book to read
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GREAT book! Easy read and very mysterious......................
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Great suspense. This was a great book.
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FBI agent Sam McCabe tries to catch a serial killer by using a victim he tried and failed to kill as bait. I like Karen Robards writing style and humor, the end was a bit of a surprise!
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Great book. As usual Robards delivers a great storyline.
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A story that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.Sam puts Maddie up as bait and realizes that he loves her.Now a serial killer is closing in and he mey have lost the war even if he wins the battle.
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just when you think you know someone, it's time to think again. that's what you'll be saying after you read this breath-taking romantic suspense. maddie thinks her attack was just a random act of violence. but when sam enters the picture, things begin to change. maddie can't stand the thought of him being around, but she soon realizes, she can't stand the thought of him NOT being around. robards has you at the edge of you seat waiting to see what will happen, a real page turner.
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I've never read a Karen Robards book before. Didn't know what I was missing. This is one of the best books I have read in the past year. What suspense!! Did not want to put this book down!! Kept you guessing right up till the end. Even when you think you've got it all figured out from the start, that is not the way it goes.
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I loved it!
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very good, hard to put down
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Great read! Had me from the first page!
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This is the first K. Robards book I've read and I'll definitely be searching for more. This is not your typical FBI vs. Serial Killer vs. Mob story line. Definitely loved the characters and the plots.
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Veteran romance/crime bestseller Robards (Beachcomber; Whispers at Midnight) delivers another hold-your-breath drama, this time starring FBI agent Sam McCabe and advertising executive Maddie Fitzgerald. The sardonic hunk and the honey-eyed businesswoman are thrown together when Maddie becomes the latest target of a serial killer that Sam and his tubby assistant, E. P. Wynne, have been chasing for weeks, with no success. The body count already stands at six, but Maddie has neither the time nor the inclination to play bait for McCabe's booby trap to catch the killer. She needs the time to win the Brehmer's Dog Chow account (worth $10 million) lest her fledgling St. Louis ad agency go under before the end of the year. (And she has a secret past that she's determined not to share with anyone.) Soon enough, however, McCabe and his team are conducting a surveillance op from within her apartment, and that's when the suspense and romance really start to heat up. Though Robards's amorous prose is breathy as always ("His hand was warm and dry, big, long-fingered"; "Oh, god, he had dimples"), her pacing is excellent, and regular infusions of humor keep the story bouncing along between trysts and attacks. This one is sure to please fans.
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Joyce Bean more than earns her pay in this romantic mystery as advertising executive Maddie Fitzgerald revisits an unhappy past, lives an uncertain present, and faces a deadly future. Along the way she encounters a gravelly voiced woman who can turn her firm around; an FBI Agent whose Southern drawl is a bit too syrupy; and a killer whose disguised voice intones threats over a cell phone. Bean voices Maddie's emotional pleas with authentic despair and lends a coarse, crass tone to the many thugs who attack her. As the attempts on Maddie's life escalate, so do the sparks flying between her and Agent McCabe--and that distraction may be just what the killer awaits
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Good murder mystery with a hint of a romance mixed in. Excellent suspense and surprise ending!!!
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Robards never fails to please. This is a great read with good plot and well developed characters.
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Some extremely humorous scenes even though book is about killings.
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Almost too scary for my tastes but the mix of thriller and romance was interesting
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While it was pretty good...I did think there were spots that were slow reading.
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Good mystery fiction with a bit of a love story.
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a nail biter
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It took a lot of extra time and a lot of unnecessary words to get where it was going. It wasn't bad but I won't rush out to try another book from this author.
Typical girl in trouble, handsome FBI agent tries to save her and they fall for each other.
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Another great edge of your seat story by Karen Robards. Maddie Fitzgerald's life is going very smoothly, she owns her own advertising agency, has great employees, a nice apartment and then one night, as she's in a hotel room, someone tries to kill her. The FBI, who is tracking a serial killer, wants to use Maddie as bait to catch the killer but if you know Karen Robards' stories, nothing is really as it seems. Maddie is hiding a deep dark secret and sexy FBI agent Sam McCabe finds out what it is.

There is also some humor in this book dealing with a spoiled little dog named Zelda. You end up caring about the dog as much as you do the characters.

This was one audio book that I couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen to. Definitely one of her best.
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About this title: In this latest by the "New York Times" bestselling author, sexy attorney Maddie Fitzgerald becomes the target of a hired killer due to a case of mistaken identity. Disarming FBI agent Sam McCabe convinces her that the quickest way to nab the perpetrator is to use her as bait.
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Romantic suspense novel
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FBI mystery with Romance
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Mind games between a killer and prey that is forced to relinquish herself as the ...Bait.
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Typical lady in distress book....was very good book though with a little bit of romance thrown in for good measure. Keep me coming back for more.
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Good book.
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Very good story!
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I really enjoyed this book. Maddie Fitzgerald, owner of a small advertising agency in St. Louis, travels to New Orleans in hopes of snaring a large account to save her struggling company. While there, a man breaks into her hotel room and tries to kill her. Maddie manages to escape, only to be followed by FBI agents headed by Special Agent Sam McCabe, who's tracking a serial killer and thinks Maddie is his next victim. Maddie does not trust the FBI and refuses their offer of protection, but when someone shoots at her in her apartment complex, she catapults into McCabe's arms and agrees to be bait for the killer. A treacherous game of cat and mouse follows, placing both in peril, along with the added danger of their fatal attraction for one another.

The plot has been done many times before but this book is filled with hot romance and spine-tingling suspense, this is a fun read for mystery and romance lovers alike.
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I have read this book before, and it is really gripping. The suspense and the realistic characters really have me on the edge of my seat! This is a definite must-read, and once I get a copy of my own I will NEVER let it go!
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Very adequate as a mystery with a good secret and surprise ending.
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Enjoyed it
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FBI Special Agent Sam McCabe is tracking a serial killer who leaves one-word clues to the identity of his next victim. When the next clue is the name "Madeline", the search for the next victim starts. But, they're too late. In a New Orleans hotel, a woman named Madeline Fitzgerald has been murdered. But, surprisingly, there is a second woman with the exact same name staying at the hotel too. This Maddie was attacked in the middle of the night and somehow got away from the killer. In order for Sam to figure out which Maddie was the target, he needs to use her for bait to entice the serial killer out of hiding.

This is romantic suspense at it's best. Maddie doesn't trust the FBI because of things in her past and really thinks she can handle the whole situation on her own. Of course, Sam knows that isn't possible and pledges to keep her safe. Good twist as to the identity of the killer. My rating: 5 Stars.
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Excellent read
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Excellant story.....highly recommend
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An awesome mystery....
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full of suspense
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when maddie fitzgerald is attacked in a new york hotel, she thinks shes a victim of ramdom senseless violence. fbi agent sam McCade thinks different.
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When beautiful advertising executive Maddie Fitzgerald is attacked in a New Orleans hotel, she thinks that she is a victim of random, senseless violence. FBI agent Sam McCabe thinks otherwise--that she's the target of a serial killer who's eluded the FBI for weeks. Maddie finds herself in greater danger than she believed possible--and closer to the killer than she ever imagined.
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This is a really good book.
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Karen Robards is great - I loved this book.
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"A Top-Notch Thriller" - Booklist
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It's a business trip that takes attorney Maddie Fitzgerald down to New Orleans, but it's hardly business as usual when a man breaks into her hotel room and tries to kill her. Barely escaping with her life, the sexy, stylish thirty-two-year-old brunette calls the police and finds herself face-to-face with FBI agent Sam McCabe. Unnerved by his questions-and his good looks-Maddie is told she's been targeted by a hired killer, one who has eluded McCabe for years.

Apparently, she's been mistaken for another woman, an FBI informant of the same name who was also staying at the hotel that night. McCabe grills her, and then disappears. Shaken, she finishes her business and returns home to St. Louis.

But days later, Maddie is attacked a second time, and again McCabe returns to question her. He convinces her that the only way she'll ever be safe again is if the killer is caught, and the quickest way to nab him is to use her as bait. Maddie reluctantly agrees, and sparks fly and then ignite as McCabe shadows her. But their unexpected romance throws McCabe off his stride-and puts Maddie in the hands of a killer.

A bewitching combination of pulse-pounding twists and blazing romance, Bait is the remarkable Karen Robards at her best.
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Started reading this book and just could not get into it. I realized I was forcing myself to read the book so I did not finish and have no thoughts on how I liked the book.
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When beautiful advertising executive Maddie Fitzgerald is attacked in a New Orleans hotel, she thinks that she's a victim of random, senseless violence. FBI agent Sam McCabe thinks otherwise--that she's the target of a serial killer who's eluded the FBI for weeks. He also knows that there's only one way to catch him: use Maddie as the enticing bait. But as McCabe's intimate protection ignites irresistible passion, Maddie finds herself in greater danger than she believed possible--and closer to the killer than she imagined....
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This was an excellent book, hard to put down, and wishing it wasn't over when it ended.
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Beautiful advertising executive Maddie Fitzgerald is attacked in New Orleans, she thinks she is a victim of random, senseless violeance. FBI agent Sam McCabe thinks otherwise....that she is the target of a serial killer who has eluded the FBI for weeks. He also knows there is only way to catch him: us Maddie as the enticing bait. Good story.
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When beautiful advertising executive Maddie Fitzgerald is attacked in a New Orleans hotel, she thinks that she's a victim of random, senseless violence. FBI agent Sam McCabe thinks otherwise- that she's the target of a serial killer who's eluded the FBI for weeks. He also knows that there's only one way to catch him: use Maddie as the enticing bair. But as McCabe's intimate protection ignites irresistible passion, Maddie finds herself in greater danger then she believed possible- and closer to the killer then she ever imagined.
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When beautiful advertising exec Maddie Fitzgerald is attacked in a New Orleans hotel, she thinks she's a victim of random, senseless violence. FBI agant Sam McCabe thinks otherwise-that she's the target of a serial killer who's eluded the FBI for weeks. He also knows that there's only one way to catch him: use Maddie as the enticing bait...
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When beautiful advertising executive Maddie Fitzgerald is attacked in a New Orleans hotel, sh ethinks that she's a victim of random, senseless violence. FBI agent Sam McCabe thinks otherwise- that she's the target of a serial killer who's eluded the FBI for weeks. He also knows that there's only one way to catch him: use Maddie as the enticing bait.