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High Noon
High Noon
Author: Nora Roberts
Police lieutenant Phoebe MacNamara found her calling at an early age, when a violently unstable man broke into her family's home, trapping and terrorizing them for hours. Now she's Savannah's top hostage negotiator, and she puts her life on the line every day to defuse powder-keg situations. — After watching her talk one of his employ...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780515144680
ISBN-10: 0515144681
Publication Date: 5/27/2008
Pages: 483
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 554 ratings
Publisher: Jove
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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marcym avatar reviewed High Noon on + 159 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Hostage negotiator has a stalker. What happens during the show down at High Noon? You'll have to read it to see, and you won't be sorry!
tioga avatar reviewed High Noon on + 167 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
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.
budsmama avatar reviewed High Noon on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Great read! Hard to put down.
Flows well and fast. Count on Nora Robert to bring a good read.
reviewed High Noon on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Another great Nora Roberts book. The characters reminded me of Eve Dallas and Rourke in her J. B. Robb series of books.
Nursebrandy avatar reviewed High Noon on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Excellent book! The plot kept me on my toes and reading more.
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Excellent! I loved this book!
GeniusJen avatar reviewed High Noon on + 5322 more book reviews
Romantic suspense and Nora Roberts go hand-in-hand. I truly enjoyed this story of Phoebe, a hostage negotiator, and Duncan, a man who is unlike any you've ever read about before!

This is a great read.
bygones68 avatar reviewed High Noon on + 62 more book reviews
This is one of Nora Roberts's older books published in 2007. I really enjoyed the story about Phoebe MacNamara, police lieutenant, hostage negotiator, divorced mother and caretaker of her agoraphobic mother. She attempts to juggle all these things while living in her spiteful, deceased aunt's property as ordered by the aunt's Last Will & Testament.

In addition to all the burdens that Phoebe carries, she is the victim of a terrible attack in her own police station and must find proof of who attacked her.

There are so many layers to this book and many issues to resolve. I enjoyed it very much.
pj-s-bookcorner avatar reviewed High Noon on + 846 more book reviews
While I enjoyed the story, I really never "got into" the book. Not sure exactly why. Characters were reasonably well thought out, intrigue and fairly well paced - just didn't feel compelled to pick it up and read it when i had a spare minute or two.
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Nora Roberts at her best. A very good story line! I loved it!@
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good read
robinmy avatar reviewed High Noon on + 2029 more book reviews
Phoebe MacNamara decided at a young age to become a hostage negotiator. Now she works for the Savannah Police Department and is trying to talk a suicidal man out of jumping off a building. The man's boss, Duncan Swift, is impressed with what he sees and asks her out. Phoebe is reluctant to start a relationship with Duncan because her life is so crazy at this time. She has a seven-year-old daughter, a high-stress job, and a mother who will not leave the house. But Duncan's quick smile and wit seems to be just what she needs, especially when someone attacks her in a deserted stairway at her precinct.

This romantic suspense tale is a winner. Nora Robert's characters jump off of the page. Phoebe is the glue that holds her family together. She takes her job and her duties at home very seriously. Duncan is a nice guy who has had a run of good luck that left him rich. I loved the way he fit perfectly into Phoebe's life. The many secondary characters were well drawn and enhanced the story.

The suspense story was interesting. I kept trying to figure out who stalking Phoebe; but I never did guess it correctly. I liked how the cops pulled together to discover who was behind the violent acts. My rating: 5 Stars.
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I don't know how she does it, but Nora Roberts seems to deliver every time. She is at the top of my list of books to buy when there's a new one (I've read them all).

She seems to have found a great formula, but varies the characters and story lines enough so that each book feels fresh.

This is a good one!