Large Print - 2001 | Large print ed
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Julie Garwood created an electrifying tour de force in her suspense-charged bestseller Heartbreaker, a "crackling good thriller" (New York Post) that pitted a relentless FBI agent against a madman in a frenzied race for one beautiful woman. Now, in this thrilling new novel, Garwood goes further down the dark road where passion and obsession meet. Like his FBI-agent brother Nick, Theo Buchanan is devoted to his crime-fighting career. Only Theo works the other side of the desk as an esteemed Justice Department attorney. At a gala ceremony in New Orleans, he is suddenly struck ill and is rushed to a hospital where a brilliant and beautiful surgeon, Dr. Michelle Renard, saves his life. It is not the only life-and-death crisis that will ensnare Theo -- for he is about to uncover a ring of criminals bent on preserving their secrecy at any cost. They call themselves the Sowing Club: four white-collar professionals whose sophisticated crimes have amassed millions of dollars in a Cayman Islands bank account. The group is bound by a pact to leave the cash untouched until they accumulate a cool $40 million. But their leader, John, has begun to lose his focus in their "all-for-one" commitment, distracted by and nearly bankrupt from his wife's grave illness. Knowing what must be done, John turns to his three friends. For the sake of the pact, their brand of crime must turn to the mercy killing of John's wife. But the line between mercy and murder quickly vanishes.... Now, in the small bayou town of Bowen, Louisiana, Theo Buchanan comes to the aid of Michelle Renard when her medical clinic is vandalized. What he discovers is chilling and deadly. As the relentless and cold-blooded Sowing Club sets out to silence Michelle, the one person who may have the information that will destroy them, Theo confronts the lies, greed, and evil that bind the lethal foursome -- and risks more than he ever has before. Michelle saved his can he save hers? With all of the storytelling power and insight into the human heart that have made her one of the bestselling authors of our time, Julie Garwood introduces readers to an unforgettable cast of intriguing characters in this new masterpiece of contemporary suspense. There are more than thirty million copies of her books in print.
Publisher: Rockland, MA : Wheeler Pub., c2001
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781587241673
Branch Call Number: LP FIC G19959me
Characteristics: 519 p. (large print) ; 24 cm


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Jul 18, 2016

This book is really boring. Most of the book is about the Rowing Club. The main characters, Michelle and Theo, are barely in the first third of the book. The story is so convoluted the reader just wants it to end. I kept reading the book because Nick and Laurant are in other books in this series. Should have skipped this one.

Mar 25, 2014

LOVED this book! I thought it was boring in the beginning so started another book. It was worse, so went back to Mercy. So glad I gave it a chance. It was funny, romantic and full of mystery. One of her best. Easily 5 stars!!!

josaally Nov 03, 2011

This book was hilarious, action packed and well written

Jun 28, 2011

Theo Buchanan, Justice Department attorney, is suddenly taken ill at a Gala event where he is supposed to give a speech. He is rushed to hospital where Dr. Michelle Renard saves his life. Jake Renard, Michelle"s father, notices the attraction developing between Theo and his daughter and invites Theo home to Bowen on the pretense of a fishing trip.Jake's real motive is to play match maker between the two. Meanwhile, a group calling themselves the "Sowing Club", four white collar criminals who have made millions illegally, and stashed it in off shore accounts, ramp up their crime repetoire to include murder. John convinces his partners that his wife is ill and in pain and this would be a "mercy" killing. What does this have to do with Michelle? The woman murdered is related to Michelle, and has left her and her family money, as well as proof of the Sowing Club's wrong doings and clues to her murder. This puts Michelle on the club's new murder list. Michelle and Theo run for their lives as they search for clues in order to uncover the identities of the killers.


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Feb 13, 2010

Garwood takes readers into New Orleans' exclusive Garden District and the backwoods of Louisiana's mysterious bayou country in an unforgettable novel of passion and suspense that cuts straight to the heart.

When esteemed Justice Department attorney Theo Buchanan is struck ill at a New Orleans gala, Dr. Michelle Renard works fast to save his life. Soon, Theo finds himself in a race to save her when Michelle is targeted by a deadly crime ring. They call themselves the Sowing Club, a devious foursome driven by greed to accumulate millions in a secret bank account. Now, they're dead set on silencing Michelle, who might know the secret behind the mercy killing of one of their wives. Dodging a world-class hit man and a band of cunning criminals, Michelle and Theo walk a narrow path between passion and survival.


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