Bait Author:Karen Robards 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. ... more » 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.« less
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.
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.