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By Rhonda Pollero

New York Times bestselling writer Janet Evanovich praised bestselling writer Rhonda Pollero's first secret Knock Off as "a nice learn with lots of attitude!" Now paralegal Finley Anderson Tanner (F.A.T. to her enemies) is again for one more scorching event less than the West Palm seashore sun...

Finley understands it cannot be excellent news whilst she's woke up at 5:40 a.m. by way of a person knocking on her door. Her droop proves right. Finley's buddy Jane is hysterical and clad in simple terms in a negligee. it began while Jane went out on a blind date the former evening with a hunk named Paolo--and ended whilst she awakened subsequent to his corpse. Finley understands Jane would not damage a fly, particularly one with a zip. Too undesirable the police do not agree...

Having survived her personal ordeal of wondering and criminally undesirable espresso on the neighborhood cop store, Finley's acquired to publish bail and rent an legal professional for Jane. yet with so much of her funds tied up in bank card debt, she understands she has to do the unthinkable: hit her mom up for funds. as though trying to thaw out the Ice Queen isn't really difficult sufficient, there is the unthinkable, half II: resisting McGarrity. certain, dangerously horny P.I. Liam McGarrity has provided his services...for a reduced expense. To end up her idea that Jane and Paolo have been drugged via the true killer, Finley should buckle down and paintings with Liam. She'll simply need to remind herself that she already has the correct boyfriend in her FedEx pilot Patrick.

But this example is booby-trapped with extra critical pitfalls than depraved temptation. For starters, there is the truth that knives have been used to kill Paolo. Then there is a suspicious string of robberies. And while somebody attempts to run Finley's vehicle off the line, she's bought to behave quickly to discover a killer who desires to see her underground...

Praise for Bestselling writer Rhonda Pollero:

"A nice learn with lots of attitude!"--Janet Evanovich

"Rhonda Pollero will take you on a enjoyable, attention-grabbing trip. you will not are looking to leave out her!" --Nora Roberts

"Certain to be a runway hit." --Booklist

"Rhonda Pollero gives you a handy guide a rough heroine who pops off the web page and a smart secret. do not leave out this nice story!" --Leanne Banks

"[A] enjoyable secret debut." --Publishers Weekly

"Rhonda Pollero's humor and compelling secret will preserve you turning the pages!" --Tess Gerritsen

"A cute and specified heroine...Finley's tale is a page-turner and an outstanding begin to a brand new series." --Romance experiences Today

"Rhonda has penned a winner with Knock Off. it is a magnificent begin to a brand new secret sequence. notable twists and turns are woven among humor, type, and romance."

"This publication made me snigger, and even as had me interpreting way past my bedtime." --Coffee Time Romance

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Deflated, I requested, “You spoke to her? ”“Yes. And a few dozen those who validated she hasn’tleft Kittery for the reason that beginning her summer season domestic. ”“That’s crappy information. ”“I have excellent news too. ”“Really? ”“Zack and Shaylyn’s boat is docked at Oak HarbourMarina in Juno seashore. I’m on my approach there now. ”“What should still I do? ”“Put ice in your head. ”I really glanced round, awaiting to determine both Liamor a digicam. How did the guy comprehend I’d hit my head? “Icould move see Hadley. ”“Been there. He’s now not speaking. ”“Taggert? ”“Not at his workplace, or his condominium or any of his knownhaunts. ”“Maybe he’s simply now not answering the door. ”“It, um, fell down whereas i used to be knocking. belief me, theguy isn’t there. move see Jane or aid Becky. I’ll name you assoon as i do know anything. ” I’ve by no means been excellent with authority, so Liam’s recommendation that i am going take a seat and twiddle my thumbs was once effortless to ig 320 nore. as an alternative, I headed north and located my approach alongside theintracoastal to Oak Harbour. I didn’t recognize whatever concerning the boat, no description,nothing. even though, Liam’s Mustang caught out between theluxury sedans and topoftheline SUVs. It was once quite sizzling and the powerful stench of diesel had myempty belly churning the moment i began walkingalong the wood pier. the quay wasn’t that enormous and itwas best boating time, so there have been in basic terms 3 boatstied to pilings at the dock closest to Liam’s vehicle. A pelican perched on most sensible of 1 of the wood postsflapped its colossal wings as I handed. except that, all Icould listen was once the lapping of small waves sloshing againstthe fiberglass hulls. the 1st boat was once a fishing vessel. I couldn’t pictureZack or Shaylyn baiting a line, so I moved on. The secondboat appeared extra of available. mountaineering up my skirt, Iclimbed aboard and located each hatch latched tight. The final one was once a fortytwofoot sailboat. Or miniyacht. I’m no longer a ship individual, yet i do know polished teak and customized touches whilst I see them. i will additionally learn, “SnowyOwl. ” I’d discovered it. hiking aboard, now not a simple job in a skirt and heels, Imight upload, I went round the sizeable wheel and was once instantly hit through the stench of rotting anything. Anotherreason I’m now not a ship person—bait smells like, good, bait. I checked out the closed hatch top belowdecks. Liam’scar used to be within the lot so it stood to cause that he was once onboard. I fanned away the foulsmelling air, greater than a bit reluctant to move down the 2 stairs. “Hello? ” I calledtentatively. I heard a few bumps and thumps; then the hatch flewopen and Liam used to be evident at me. “You don’t pay attention well,do you? ”“Not quite, no. Did you discover them? ” 321 He nodded. “Are they conversing? ” I requested, my eyes watering as thesmell intensified. “No. yet Taggert’s the following too. ”“That’s nice. ”“Not quite. They’re all useless. the following. ” He tossed me thejar of Vicks VapoRub. “If you’re coming down, you’regoing to want that. ” i will be able to do that, I stored repeating as I smeared mentholscented gel underneath my nostril. yet completely not anything in mylife can have ready me for the scene watching for me inthe hull of the send. dying and pestilence, instances 3.

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