Deadly Charade

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Mad, bad and dangerous to know…

District attorney Linda Delaney never imagined she would reunite with her former lover in a courtroom. Tony Cooper has been accused of murdering a notorious drug lord. In order to distance herself, Linda assigns Tony's case to another. But she can't escape him….

A threat to their lives brings Linda and Tony together once more, and their passion resurfaces. Despite his feelings for Linda, Tony can't reveal his true identity as an undercover cop. In order to bring a drug supplier to justice, he must convince Linda that he is a criminal. Will he complete the assignment…or will his mission be jeopardized by new desires and hidden enemies?

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Publisher
Harlequin
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Published on
May 1, 2013
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781460312568
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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This content is DRM protected.
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