High Noon Author:Nora Roberts From the Publisher: — Police Lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age when an unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, defusing powder keg situations with a talent for knowing when to give in-and when to jump in and take action... more ». It's satisfying work-and sometimes those skills come in handy at home dealing with her agoraphobic mother, still traumatized by the break-in after all these years, and her precocious seven-year-old, Carly.
It's exactly that heady combination of steely courage and sensitivity that first attracts Duncan Swift to Phoebe. After observing her coax one of his employees down from a roof ledge, he is committed to keeping this intriguing, take-charge woman in his life. She's used to working solo, but Phoebe's discovering that no amount of negotiation can keep Duncan at arm's length.
And when she's grabbed by a man who throws a hood over her head and brutally assaults her-in her own precinct house-Phoebe can't help but be deeply shaken. Then threatening messages show up on her doorstep, and she's not just alarmed but frustrated. How do you go face-to-face with an opponent who refuses to look you in the eye?
Now, with Duncan backing her up every step of the way, she must establish contact with the faceless tormentor who is determined to make her a hostage to fear . . . before she becomes the final showdown.« less
Another great book by Nora Roberts. Phoebe MacNamarra, a police Lt. is a hostage negotiator.A single mother and the glue that holds her family together.
A local bar owner and ex-cabdriver, meets her when she is called to talk one of his employees in off the roof where he is threatening to jump. Duncan Swift is immediately committed to keeping this intriguing woman in his life.
Phoebe finds it har to keep Duncan at arms length espcially after she is attacked in the stairwellm of the cop shop.
Duncan is there to support her all the way to the final chilling conclusion of her most important negotation and final showdown.