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Devious (Paperback)

Author:  Lisa Jackson
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1420102753
ISBN-13: 9781420102758
Sku: 222394195
Publish Date: 2/28/2012
Pages:  540
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From a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author comes an edge-of-your-seat romantic thriller, in which New Orleans detectives Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya investigate the murder of a young nun and uncover a serial killer as devious and depraved as they come.
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When her sister, a novice nun named Sister Camille, is found brutally murdered at St. Marguerite's cathedral in New Orleans, Valerie Houston, convinced that the police aren't doing enough, investigates and discovers that a depraved killer is determined to purge St. Marguerite's of all its sins. Reprint.
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A nun is found hideously mutilated in this gripping installment in Lisa Jackson's BENTZ AND MONTOYA series. Homicide detectives Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya are horrified by the exceptionally grisly crime scene they find at St. Marguerite's Convent. Montoya recognizes the victim as an old girlfriend, and he soon realizes the murder has many other connections to his past. When other nuns become targets, the detectives must do everything they can to capture the crafty and illusive killer.
Author Bio
Lisa Jackson
Although Lisa Jackson has written dozens of historical and contemporary romances, among her most popular works are her novels of romantic suspense, and her name is now virtually synonymous with that genre. Jackson, whose real first name is Susan, was born in Molalla, Oregon. She majored in English at Oregon State University but dropped out to get married and have children. She was working as a daycare provider when her younger sister, Nancy Bush, approached her in 1981 with an idea. Bush had just read an article in TIME magazine about the burgeoning field of romance writing and had discovered that many of the authors were young mothers like themselves. It might be possible, she explained, to earn extra money by writing between diaper changes and trips to the playground. The two decided to collaborate on a book, but after completing it, they found it difficult to gain the attention of publishers. Still, they persevered, working both together and separately. Jackson, who wrote under the name Susan Lynn Crose early in her career, sold her first series romance in 1983 and soon began publishing regularly. (Bush also went on to become a popular author, and the two still occasionally collaborate.) In 1999, wanting to explore darker, more suspenseful themes, Jackson published UNSPOKEN, which introduced her to a new audience and an unprecedented level of popularity. Her romantic-suspense books now frequently land on the bestseller list and have been translated into numerous languages. Jackson is often asked how she manages to so vividly describe the criminal mind. "It's just a matter of imagination," she has said. "I'm obviously not a murderer."

Praise

"Jackson provides her readers with a tale that is layered with secrets and lies that are proving frighteningly fatal.Top-notch suspense from a true master!" - Jill M. Smith 02/2011

"[A] creepy thriller sure to please Jackson's many fans." 02/28/2011

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0540
Product attributePublisher:   Zebra Books
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