Shadow of Danger

C.O.R.E. Series

Book 1
Kristine Mason
153
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Beware of what lurks in the shadows...

Four women have been found dead in the outskirts of a small Wisconsin town. The only witness, clairvoyant Celeste Risinski, observes these brutal murders through violent nightmares and hellish visions. The local sheriff, who believes in Celeste’s abilities and wants to rid their peaceful community of a killer, enlists the help of an old friend, Ian Scott, owner of a private criminal investigation agency, CORE. Because of Ian’s dark history with Celeste’s family, a history she knows nothing about, he sends his top criminalist, former FBI agent John Kain to investigate. 

John doesn’t believe in Celeste’s mystic hocus-pocus, or in her visions of the murders. But just when he’s certain they’ve solved the crimes, with the use of science and evidence, more dead bodies are discovered. Could this somehow be the work of the same killer or were they dealing with a copycat? To catch a vicious murderer, the skeptical criminalist reluctantly turns to the sensual psychic for help. Yet with each step closer to finding the killer, John finds himself one step closer to losing his heart. 

 

 

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Welcome to Hell
Week. You have seven days to find him…


At Wexman University, male students will do anything to
get into a top fraternity. They’ll prove their worth during Hell Week by
participating in various physical, psychological and even juvenile pranks. But
those shenanigans aren’t so funny when pledges start disappearing. What kind of
evil has stalked this small Michigan university for the past two decades?
Theories range from obscene scientific experiments to grotesque satanic
killings…but they’re all wrong. The murdered boys serve a single purpose…the ultimate
revenge.



Rachel Davis,
forensic computer analyst for the private investigation agency CORE, has been
itching to leave her desk behind and work in the field. When her brother Sean,
a student at Wexman, is found beaten and his roommate kidnapped during Hell
Week, she gets her chance. Only her boss insists former U.S. Secret Service
Agent, Owen Malcolm, helps her with the investigation. Owen is the last person
she wants on this assignment. She’d been secretly half in love with him for
over four years, until the night he’d crushed her ego and destroyed her hopes
for any kind of future with him.



For his own reasons,
Owen refuses to risk becoming involved with a coworker. Now that he and Rachel
are stuck working side-by-side to solve this perverse investigation, he’s

having a hard time fighting his attraction to
her…an attraction he’s tried to deny from the moment they met. But time is
ticking. They have seven days to find the missing pledge and catch a killer.
Seven days before the body count rises and the pledge ends up another victim of
Hell Week.



 



 



 

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Kristine Mason
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Published on
May 23, 2013
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Pages
420
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ISBN
9780989479004
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English
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Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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C.O.R.E. SHADOW TRILOGY 
Three romantic suspense novels—now for one low price! 

SHADOW OF DANGER: Book 1 

She sees too much… 
Four women have been found dead in the outskirts of a small Wisconsin town. The only witness, clairvoyant Celeste Risinski, observes these brutal murders through her psychic visions. Called in by the local sheriff to help stop the killer, John Kain, former FBI agent turned investigator for the private agency, CORE, has no use for psychics. But as more dead bodies are discovered, the criminalist reluctantly turns to Celeste for help. Yet with each step closer to finding the killer, John finds himself one step closer to losing his heart. 

SHADOW OF PERCEPTION: Book 2  

What happens when negligent plastic surgeons get a taste of their own medicine…? 
When investigative reporter Eden Risk receives an unmarked envelope containing a postcard ordering her to watch the enclosed DVD or someone else dies, she turns to CORE for help. But that help comes with a catch. Her former lover Hudson Patterson is assigned to the case. And as more DVDs arrive, they not only find themselves knee-deep in a twisted investigation, but forced to deal with their past and the love they’d tried to deny. 

SHADOW OF VENGEANCE: Book 3 

Welcome to Hell Week. You have seven days to find him… 
At Wexman University male students will do anything to join a top fraternity. They’ll prove their worth during Hell Week by participating in a variety of pranks. But those shenanigans aren’t so funny when pledges start disappearing. CORE agents Rachel Davis and Owen Malcolm are on the hunt for a killer who’s kidnapping and murdering pledges. Time is ticking. They have only seven days to find the latest missing pledge and catch a killer. Seven days before the body count rises with another victim. Seven days to fight their attraction for each other before one of them ends up hurt. 

C.O.R.E. — Criminal Observance Resolution Evidence: When having the best is a matter of life and death…

 

Welcome to Hell
Week. You have seven days to find him…


At Wexman University, male students will do anything to
get into a top fraternity. They’ll prove their worth during Hell Week by
participating in various physical, psychological and even juvenile pranks. But
those shenanigans aren’t so funny when pledges start disappearing. What kind of
evil has stalked this small Michigan university for the past two decades?
Theories range from obscene scientific experiments to grotesque satanic
killings…but they’re all wrong. The murdered boys serve a single purpose…the ultimate
revenge.



Rachel Davis,
forensic computer analyst for the private investigation agency CORE, has been
itching to leave her desk behind and work in the field. When her brother Sean,
a student at Wexman, is found beaten and his roommate kidnapped during Hell
Week, she gets her chance. Only her boss insists former U.S. Secret Service
Agent, Owen Malcolm, helps her with the investigation. Owen is the last person
she wants on this assignment. She’d been secretly half in love with him for
over four years, until the night he’d crushed her ego and destroyed her hopes
for any kind of future with him.



For his own reasons,
Owen refuses to risk becoming involved with a coworker. Now that he and Rachel
are stuck working side-by-side to solve this perverse investigation, he’s

having a hard time fighting his attraction to
her…an attraction he’s tried to deny from the moment they met. But time is
ticking. They have seven days to find the missing pledge and catch a killer.
Seven days before the body count rises and the pledge ends up another victim of
Hell Week.



 



 



 

First in the FATED LOVES collection: A ghostly romantic novel from USA-Today bestselling author Edie Claire.

4.5-Star, Romantic Times Top Pick and winner of the Road to Romance Reviewer’s Choice Award!

Years and distance kept the memories at bay. But back at home, the past is ready and waiting to haunt her...

Eighteen years have passed since Joy's childhood best friend, Jenny, met her death in a tragic car accident just a few days after their senior prom. A broken Joy left their small Kentucky hometown shortly after -- determined never to come back. But when her father's illness forces her to return, she realizes that neither time nor distance has truly healed her troubled soul.

Plagued with nightmares of the accident and crippled by a vague fear whose source she can't identify, Joy realizes that in order to move on she must face the truth behind several disturbing gaps in her memory of that fateful spring. But the only person who can help her is a man she despises: Jenny's erstwhile boyfriend Jeff, now a respected doctor, whose carelessness as a teenager was the cause of Jenny's horrendous death -- and Joy's own emotional destruction. Can she ever forgive? She may have no choice but to try. Because both the danger she sensed -- and the childhood friendship she treasured -- now suddenly seem very much alive...

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“Claire's charming romance disproves the adage that you can't go home again.” -- Booklist

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Originally published in 2003 by Warner Books (Warner Forever).

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