Perilous Trust (Off the Grid: FBI Series #1)

Off The Grid: FBI Series

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In PERILOUS TRUST, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy brings you the first book in a new romantic suspense series! OFF THE GRID: An FBI Series offers five breath-stealing books filled with action-packed plot, heart-stopping romance, and page-turning suspense.

It was one dark night that brought Damon Wolfe and Sophie Parker together. They were two tortured souls, looking for escape, and they weren't supposed to see each other ever again…

Four years later, Sophie's FBI father, who is also Damon's mentor, is killed in a suspicious car crash after leaving Sophie a cryptic message to trust no one from the agency. When Damon shows up looking for her, she isn't sure if he's friend or enemy, but she knows he could easily rip apart what is left of her heart.

The last thing Damon wants is to get involved with Sophie again. It was hard enough to walk away the first time. But she's in trouble, her father's reputation is under attack, and the lives of his fellow agents are at stake if there's a traitor in their midst.

When someone starts shooting at them, they have no choice but to go on the run and off the grid. Everyone in their world becomes a suspect. They want to uncover the truth, but will it turn out to be the last thing they expect? Proving her father's innocence might just cost them their hearts…and their lives…

Check out additional books in the series! 

Perilous Trust #1

Reckless Whisper #2 - Coming Soon 

Desperate Play #3 - Coming Soon 

REVIEWS FOR PERILOUS TRUST!

"Perilous Trust is a non-stop thriller that seamlessly melds jaw-dropping suspense with sizzling romance, and I was riveted from the first page to the last…Readers will be breathless in anticipation as this fast-paced and enthralling love story evolves and goes in unforeseeable directions." USA Today HEA Blog

"Barbara Freethy's first book in her OFF THE GRID series is an emotional, action packed, crime drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat…I'm exhausted after reading this but in a good way. 5 Stars!" Booklovers Anonymous

"Getting tangled up with Perilous Trust is a rush. Barbara Freethy sets the adrenaline level so high that it takes a while to come back down to solid ground. A tortured love affair sets off a chain of events that are explosive and deadly. The suspense is killer, the danger is intense and the electricity generated between Sophie and Damon is off the charts. All come together to a create a lethally seductive thriller." Isha Coleman – I Love Romance Blog

"The adventure that Barbara Freethy takes us on in PERILOUS TRUST is full of twists and turns. It is a perfect suspense that will keep you guessing until the very last moment. This book definitely deserves 5 stars." Reading Escape Reviews

"Perilous Trust was an action packed romantic suspense novel that from the first page you are bang in the middle of the story. I liked Barbara' Freethy's writing, the story was told in duel POVs which definitely made for a good read to see both perspectives of the case developing. I also liked the side characters woven into the story. I am looking forward to seeing more of them in the series." Reading Away the Days Blog

PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY BOOKS 

"Powerful and absorbing...sheer hold-your-breath suspense."— NYT Bestselling Author Karen Robards on Don’t Say A Word 

"A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love this book." — NYT Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah on Golden Lies

"In the tradition of LaVyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart- touching romance." — NYT Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets

"This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book has ended. A wonderful story." — NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Suddenly One Summer

"Freethy has a gift for creating complex characters."— Library Journal

"A page-turner that engages your mind while it tugs at your heartstrings...Don’t Say A Word has made me a Barbara Freethy fan for life!" — NYT Bestselling Author Diane Chamberlain on Don’t Say a Word 

"If you love nail-biting suspense and heartbreaking emotion, Silent Run belongs on the top of your to-be-bought list. I could not turn the pages fast enough." — NYT Bestselling Author Mariah Stewart on Silent Run

"Hooked me from the start and kept me turning pages throughout all the twists and turns. Silent Run is powerful romantic intrigue at its best." — NYT Bestselling Author JoAnn Ross on Silent Run

"An absorbing story of two people determined to unravel the secrets, betrayals, and questions about their past. The story builds to an explosive conclusion that will leave readers eagerly awaiting Barbara Freethy’s next book." — NYT Bestselling Author Carla Neggars on Don’t Say A Word

"Freethy is at the top of her form. Fans of Nora Roberts will find a similar tone here, framed in Freethy’s own spare, elegant style." — Contra Costa Times on Summer Secrets
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From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the next book in her popular family series: The Callaways. SECRETS WE KEEP is filled with Barbara’s unique blend of romance, mystery, suspense and family drama! Each book stands completely on its own, but if you love one Callaway, you’ll love them all.

When firefighter Hunter Callaway makes a grisly discovery during a scorching fire at the house of his former high school sweetheart, everything he thought he knew about his past is now in question. The girl he'd loved, the one who'd broken his heart when she'd run away with another guy, might not have been who he thought she was.

The last thing Cassidy Ellison ever wanted to do was revisit her past. But she's suddenly a suspect in a terrible crime, and while she might be able to put off the police, there's no running away from Hunter Callaway—not again. The boy of her dreams is now a man—an impatient, angry, demanding man who wants answers, some of which she has vowed never to speak.

Staying silent has kept her alive, but now her secrets might not only take her life, but also Hunter's. As determined as Hunter is to make her talk, someone else is just as determined to keep her quiet…

Don't miss this thrilling romance!

"It's that time again. Time to get caught up in a mystery of the heart with Barbara Freethy and her Callaway clan. Secrets we Keep has complicated written all over it. Hunter and Cassidy are pulled into a dangerous game of love, lies and murder. Will past hurts and gruesome secrets lead these broken hearts back to each other's arms or part them forever? Falling in love is risky business for a Callaway. Freethy exercises every sense to create unforgettable. From the mind to the heart, nothing is off limits." – Isha C. I Love Romance Blog


Also Available in the Callaway Cousins:

If I Didn’t Know Better #1

Tender Is The Night #2

Take Me Home (Callaway novella)

Closer to You #3

Once You're Mine #4

Can't Let Go #5

Secrets We Keep #6

PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY NOVELS

"I love The Callaways! Heartwarming romance, intriguing suspense and sexy alpha heroes. What more could you want?" —NYT Bestselling Author Bella Andre

"A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love this book." —NYT Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah on Golden Lies

"In the tradition of LaVyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart- touching romance." — NYT Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets

"This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book has ended. A wonderful story." — NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Suddenly One Summer

"A warm and wonderful book about love, family and everything that’s important in life. Irresistible! I loved it!" — NYT Bestselling Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on Ask Mariah

"Once I start reading a Callaway novel, I can't put it down. Fast- paced action, a poignant love story and a tantalizing mystery in every book!" —USA Today Bestselling Author Christie Ridgway

"I adore The Callaways, a family we'd all love to have. Each new book is a deft combination of emotion, suspense and family dynamics. A remarkable, compelling series!" —USA Today Bestselling Author Barbara O'Neal

"Freethy has a gift for creating complex characters." — Library Journal

"Freethy’s skillful plotting and gift for creating sympathetic characters will ensure that few dry eyes will be left at the end of the story." — Publishers Weekly on The Way Back Home

 

 

 

#1 NYT Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy's popular series THE CALLAWAYS continues with another romantic, page-turning and heart-warming novel about love, loyalty and risking it all.

In Tender Is The Night, FBI agent Kate Callaway is on her way to San Francisco for a family wedding when her boss asks her to make a side trip help an ex-agent with a cold case.

Devin Scott wants FBI resources to find a serial arsonist, who is believed to be dead. Instead, he gets a newly minted agent who is a beautiful, idealistic and irritating distraction. He wants her to walk away, and she knows she should go…but she can't.

Suddenly, Kate is caught up in an intriguing mystery and the arms of a dangerously sexy man, whose obsession with truth and justice could put not only his life on the line but also hers.


Join the fun! Find out why over 1.5 million people are reading the The Callaways...

Also Available in the Callaway Series:

On A Night Like This (#1)

So This Is Love (#2)

Falling For A Stranger (#3)

Between Now And Forever (#4)

Nobody But You (A Callaway Wedding Novella)

All A Heart Needs (#5)

That Summer Night (#6)

When Shadows Fall (#7)

Somewhere Only We Know (#8)

If I Didn’t Know Better (#9)

Tender Is the Night (#10) 

Closer To You (#11) - Coming Soon!


PRAISE FOR THE CALLAWAYS!

"I love the Callaways! Heartwarming romance, intriguing suspense and sexy alpha heroes. What more could you want?" NYT Bestselling Author Bella Andre

"I adore the Callaways, a family we'd all love to have. Each new book is a deft combination of emotion, suspense and family dynamics. A remarkable, compelling series!" Barbara O'Neal, author of How to Bake a Perfect Life.

"Once I start reading a Callaway novel, I can't put it down. Fast-paced action, a poignant love story and a tantalizing mystery in every book!" USA Today Bestselling Author Christie Ridgway

"A beautifully written story, fans of Barbara’s Angel’s Bay series will be happy to know the search leads them to Angel’s Bay where we get to check in with some old friends." The Book Momster

"A very touching story that shows the power of love and how much it can heal." All Night Books

"I loved Aiden and Sara’s story! Barbara manages to write so effortlessly, blending their stories together, so we learn where they have come from to get where they are now. Barbara manages to give us a good glimpse of the rest of the family too, without taking away from Aiden and Sara’s story, leaving us with a little bit of mystery to be followed up on." Harlequin Junkie for ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS

Barbara manages to weave a perfect romance filled with laughter, love, a lot of heat, and just the right amount of suspense. I highly recommend So This is Love to anyone looking for a sexy romance with characters you will love! Harlequin Junkie for SO THIS IS LOVE

"Freethy has a gift for creating complex characters." Library Journal



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Fog City Publishing, LLC
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Aug 1, 2017
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301
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
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In RECKLESS WHISPER (Off The Grid: FBI Series #2), the suspense continues with the second standalone novel in a new romantic suspense series by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy.

FBI Special Agent Bree Adams has a personal secret, something she has managed to keep hidden for the past ten years-at least she always thought so… But a chance encounter on a train, and whispered words of chilling consequence change everything. Is the truth about to come out or is someone playing with her mind and her life?

Nathan Bishop knew Bree when she was a street kid like him. Their dark past once put him in her debt, and he had to pay up. The last thing he wants to do is help her again. He has a new life now—a life he could lose with one wrong move. But the beautiful Bree is desperate—how can he walk away?

To get to the truth, protect innocent lives and their own, they'll have to fight their way through the past, as danger stalks their every move, and heartbreaking choices must be made.

Don't miss this emotionally deep and haunting story! A thrilling psychological romantic suspense novel!

Check out the other books in the series!
Perilous Trust #1
Reckless Whisper #2
Desperate Play #3 - Coming Soon!
Elusive Promise #4 - Coming Soon!
Dangerous Choice #5 - Coming Soon!

PRAISE FOR PERILOUS TRUST - 1st book in series!

"Perilous Trust is a non-stop thriller that seamlessly melds jaw-dropping suspense with sizzling romance, and I was riveted from the first page to the last…Readers will be breathless in anticipation as this fast-paced and enthralling love story evolves and goes in unforeseeable directions." USA Today HEA Blog

"Getting tangled up with Perilous Trust is a rush. Barbara Freethy sets the adrenaline level so high that it takes a while to come back down to solid ground. A tortured love affair sets off a chain of events that are explosive and deadly. The suspense is killer, the danger is intense and the electricity generated between Sophie and Damon is off the charts. All come together to a create a lethally seductive thriller." Isha Coleman - I Love Romance Blog

"The adventure that Barbara Freethy takes us on in PERILOUS TRUST is full of twists and turns. It is a perfect suspense that will keep you guessing until the very last moment. This book definitely deserves 5 stars." Reading Escape Reviews

"It's been a while since I have had the fun of reading a brilliant romantic suspense book - Perilous Trust gets me back into this genre with a bang!" For the Love of Fictional Worlds

"A uniquely seductive, gripping and exhilarating romantic suspense that is fast paced and action packed… Barbara Freethy is the ultimate seducer. She hooked me and slowly and keenly reeled me in. I was left in a trance. I just cannot wait for the next book." MammieBabbie.com

PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY BOOKS

"Powerful and absorbing...sheer hold-your-breath suspense."- NYT Bestselling Author Karen Robards on Don't Say A Word

"A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love this book."- NYT Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah on Golden Lies

"A page-turner that engages your mind while it tugs at your heartstrings...Don't Say A Word has made me a Barbara Freethy fan for life!" -- NYT Bestselling Author Diane Chamberlain on Don't Say a Word
Find out why millions of readers are loving the Callaways! From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes another stunning blend of heart-warming romance and spine-tingling suspense in her popular series…

Talented graphic artist and animator Annie Callaway has been commissioned by a Hollywood studio to create the next superhero blockbuster movie, but a bout of creative block has Annie searching the Southern California beach scene for inspiration. A local Irish bar in an old train depot, run by the ruggedly attractive and somewhat mysterious Griffin Hale, piques her interest, and she finds herself weaving fantasies about not only Griffin but also the quirky characters who work there.

The last thing Griffin Hale needs at his bar is a nosy artist looking for personal stories to turn into movie plots. He has carefully cultivated a scene of complete normalcy for people who need it more than Annie could possibly imagine, and it's his job to protect them. But the beautiful redhead with the compelling green eyes is difficult to turn away. Annie's fantasy world where good always conquers evil is not the life that Griffin has lived, and he can't help but think she'll never be satisfied with anyone less than a superhero.

After a string of bad relationships, Annie willingly admits that most real men don't live up to her muscle-bound, cape-wearing protectors of the world, but when her stubborn curiosity propels her into a danger she never expected, she begins to realize that some heroes work in the dark…and a man who fights for you is a man worth fighting for.

While Griffin is determined to keep Annie alive, he's not at all convinced he can give her the happily-ever-after she's looking for. But then some stories take an unexpected turn…

Don't miss any of the Callaways!

Callaway Cousins

If I Didn’t Know Better
Tender Is The Night
Take Me Home (A Callaway Novella)
Closer To You
Once You're Mine
Can't Let Go 

The Callaways

On A Night Like This
So This Is Love
Falling For a Stranger
Between Now and Forever
Nobody But You (A Callaway Novella)
That Summer Night
When Shadows Fall
Somewhere Only We Know

PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY BOOKS

"I love The Callaways! Heartwarming romance, intriguing suspense and sexy alpha heroes. What more could you want?" — NYT Bestselling Author Bella Andre

"A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love this book." — NYT Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah on Golden Lies

"In the tradition of LaVyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart- touching romance." — NYT Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets

"This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book has ended. A wonderful story." — NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Suddenly One Summer

"Hooked me from the start and kept me turning pages throughout all the twists and turns. Silent Run is powerful romantic intrigue at its best." — NYT Bestselling Author JoAnn Ross on Silent Run

"Freethy is at the top of her form. Fans of Nora Roberts will find a similar tone here, framed in Freethy’s own spare, elegant style." — Contra Costa Times on Summer Secrets

"Freethy has a gift for creating complex characters." — Library Journal

DESPERATE PLAY is the third book in #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy's new romantic suspense series: Off The Grid: FBI Series.

Special Agent Wyatt Tanner has always worked undercover. He thrives in the dark of the night. He survives by turning himself into someone else. But living so long in the shadows can make a man forget who he really is. When people start dying, when he finds blood on his own hands, he questions the choices he has made, the people he is with.

Can he find his way back to the light? Can he trust the beautiful woman offering her help? Or does she also have a secret life?

He'll have to make one desperate play to find out…

Don't miss this page-turning, heart-stopping romantic suspense novel…coming soon!

Check out more books in the series!
Perilous Trust #1
Reckless Whisper #2
Desperate Play #3
Elusive Promise #4
Dangerous Choice #5

PRAISE FOR THE FBI SERIES

"Perilous Trust is a non-stop thriller that seamlessly melds jaw-dropping suspense with sizzling romance, and I was riveted from the first page to the last…Readers will be breathless in anticipation as this fast-paced and enthralling love story evolves and goes in unforeseeable directions." USA Today HEA Blog

"Barbara Freethy's first book in her OFF THE GRID series is an emotional, action packed, crime drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat…I'm exhausted after reading this but in a good way. 5 Stars!" Booklovers Anonymous

"It's been a while since I have had the fun of reading a brilliant romantic suspense book - Perilous Trust gets me back into this genre with a bang!" For the Love of Fictional Worlds

"Getting tangled up with Perilous Trust is a rush. Barbara Freethy sets the adrenaline level so high that it takes a while to come back down to solid ground. The suspense is killer, the danger is intense and the electricity generated between Sophie and Damon is off the charts. A lethally seductive thriller." Isha Coleman - I Love Romance Blog

"A uniquely seductive, gripping and exhilarating romantic suspense that is fast paced and action packed… Barbara Freethy hooked me and slowly and keenly reeled me in. I was left in a trance. I just cannot wait for the next book." MammieBabbie.com

"The adventure that Barbara Freethy takes us on in PERILOUS TRUST is full of twists and turns. It is a perfect suspense that will keep you guessing until the very last moment. This book definitely deserves 5 stars." Reading Escape Reviews

"Perilous Trust is such a thrill ride! I love the mystery and the intense action of the characters and plot." Cuz I'm a Nerd Blog

Fall in love with seven sexy and irresistible soldiers who find their courage and heart tested like never before in the battle for love! This multi-author collaborative series of contemporary romance novels is brought to you by bestselling authors Barbara Freethy, Roxanne St. Claire, Christie Ridgway, Lynn Raye Harris, Julia London, Cristin Harber and Samantha Chase. You won't want to miss a single one! 

NOAH 

Navy SEAL Noah Coleman knows how to do two things well: underwater demolition and hand-to-hand combat. So renewing his enlistment is a no-brainer until he receives a message about his cousin’s aggressive terminal cancer. A quick trip home confirms the worst, which means his niece Bella will become his responsibility.

Elementary school guidance counselor Teagan Shaw has known Bella since her son announced the two were best friends. The shy little girl is also on Teagan’s radar because of Bella’s early signs of gifted aptitude. But Teagan is more concerned about the military man thrust into the role of single parent.

While Noah adjusts to civilian life and Eagle’s Ridge, he and Teagan begin forging a friendship. But Teagan has a secret, a shadowy figure from her past who is intent on returning to torment her. 

Don't miss any of the sexy soldiers! 

Ryder (#1) - Barbara Freethy

Adam (#2) - Roxanne St. Claire

Zane (#3) - Christie Ridgway

Wyatt (#4) - Lynn Raye Harris

Jack (#5) - Julia London

Noah (#6) - Cristin Harber

Ford (#7) - Samantha Chase


The Titan Series:
Winters Heat
Sweet Girl
Garrison's Creed
Westin's Chase
Gambled
Chased
Savage Secrets
Hart Attack
Black Dawn
Sweet One
Live Wire
Bishop's Queen
Locke and Key
Jax

The Delta Series:
Delta: Retribution
Delta: Revenge
Delta: Redemption
Delta: Ricochet

A Delta team crossover book in MacKenzie Family Collection by Liliana Hart:
Delta: Rescue

The Only Series:
Only for Him
Only for Her
Only for Us
Only Forever

7 Brides for 7 Soldiers Series:
Noah: A small town romance novels. 

Don’t miss any of the sexy soldiers in the 7 Brides series!
Ryder – Barbara Freethy
Adam – Roxanne St. Claire
Zane – Christie Ridgway
Wyatt – Lynn Raye Harris
Jack – Julia London
Noah – Cristin Harber
Ford – Samantha Chase

Also, be sure to check out the Titan World novels (no reading order):

Going Under – Anna Bishop Barker
Deja Vu – Cristin Harber
Bullets and Bluebonnets – Jessie Lane
Edge of Temptation – Gennita Low
Downtime – Karyn Lawrence aka Nikki Sloane
Target of Mine – ML Buchman
Never Mine – Megan Mitcham
Twisted Desire – Sharon Kay
Rescued Heart – Tarina Deaton

Each Titan World, 7 Brides, Titan, and Delta book can be read as a standalone (except for Sweet Girl), but readers will likely best enjoy the series in order except for Titan World which does not have a reading order or suggested book list.

Readers who enjoy these authors will likely enjoy Cristin Harber: Maya Banks, Susan Stoker, Lynn Raye Harris, Dale Mayer, Julie Ann Walker, Katie Reus, Kaylea Cross, Katie Ruggle, Kat Martin, Pamela Clare, Elle James, Paige Tyler

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