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Nightshade [Large Print] [Hardcover]

Nora Roberts

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Book Description

August 1996 Night Tales
'Some of the stuff they want us to do for the cameras gives me the creeps. I think they killed one of the girls, so I am getting out before they kill me.' So reads the chilling letter which sends Cole Nightshade on a private quest for justice. A teenage runaway is caught up in a seedy, terrifying underworld. Coereced into making sadistic films which end in violence, even death, Liz is in greater danger than she knows. Colt needs help and is forced to turn to the cops. Partnered with Lieutenant Althea Grayson, the two become an impressive team. But the clock is ticking for Liz and the trail is going cold. Can Colt and Althea find her before she winds up dead? Passion. Power. Suspense. It's time to fall under the spell of Nora Roberts.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Pr; Large type edition edition (August 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373597401
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373597406
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g

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"Women are addicted to her novels...Roberts is a superstar." - New York Times "Roberts's bestselling novels are some of the best in the romance genre.'" - USA TODAY" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the Dark Side of Romance! March 21 2005
By L. Martin - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I've often referred to the small romance books as "throw away" books because you can usually finish them in a couple of hours. Nightshade is a Silhouette Intimate Moments Book and definitely a quick read. It's also the 3rd book in Nora Roberts Night Series (the other two are also the short romance type of books). The entire series could be completed in less than a weekend of reading if you're trapped indoors with nothing else to do.

As with many of Nora Roberts' early books, the plot line is somewhat predictable, but still very enjoyable. It's the basic cookie-cutter romance plot: man meets woman (they are total opposites), sparks fly, romance ensues, and they live happily-ever-after. But one of Nora Roberts' best writing traits is her ability to develop characters so the reader feels they are real.

Colt Nightshade is a private detective looking for a runaway teenager being held against her will. In the course of his investigations, he becomes the unwilling partner of police Lt. Althea Grayson. This case hits Grayson a little too close to home for her to be completely objective. Thus the struggles of the main female character - she struggles with the case and with the attraction to Nightshade.

Colt Nightshade is the typical romantic male lead - handsome, debonair, and a bit intriguing with his bad-boy tendencies by not playing "by the book" to solve the case or win the affections of Althea.

While this dynamic duo are trying to sort out their feelings for each other, they are hot on the trail of the bad guys. Ok, didn't I mention "cookie cutter" romance above in my description??? Yep, and it even has a happily-ever-after ending too (bet you didn't see that coming!).

This book is typical and predictable but still an enjoyable read (as with most of Roberts' books)! The original Silhouette Intimate Moments book is out of print and is considered VERY HARD TO FIND but reprints are available!
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Synopsis Jan. 22 2000
By A Customer - Published on
TROUBLE IS HIS BUSINESS Colt Nightshade: Professional trouble-shooter. A damm good man to know-if you know he's on your side. Althea Grayson: That's LIEUTENANT Althea Grayson a hell of a cop, and heavon in his arms... Colt Nightshade made his living facing danger-alone. But his search for a runaway girl through the seamy side of the city was the one time he had to have help-whether he liked it or not. And if a man had to have a partner, he could do a whole lot worse than Althea Grayson. She was all business...and embodied his every pleasure. Soon, trouble became a for-letter word called LOVE.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful quick read full of passion, romance and suspense! July 8 2014
By @Book_recs4u - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
When Colt's friends seek his help in locating their runaway teenage daughter, Colt vows to track her down. He usually works alone. He doesn't care about rules and procedures; he just wants to find the girl before it's too late. When he crosses paths with the local police he decides to work with them in the hopes of getting faster results. Althea Grayson is the beautiful lieutenant he is paired with. As it becomes clear the young runaway may be in over her head, Colt and Althea rush to put the clues together to find her. As total opposites their personalities clash, but there's no denying their attraction to one another.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars June 28 2014
By Karen A Kester - Published on
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book! June 3 2014
By Angela Moore - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Nora Roberts always writes a story that keeps your attention! I love all 5 of these stories! Her books that continue to the next are always my favorite!

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