Fatal Invasion
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First the fire, then the heat A brutal home invasion Two small traumatized survivors who may have witnessed the horror Lieutenant Sam Holland has never worked a case quite like this one, in which her eyewitnesses are five year old twins But when Sam steps up in a big way for them, she risks her heart as much as her career.While Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick C First the fire, then the heat A brutal home invasion Two small traumatized survivors who may have witnessed the horror Lieutenant Sam Holland has never worked a case quite like this one, in which her eyewitnesses are five year old twins But when Sam steps up in a big way for them, she risks her heart as much as her career.While Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, go to battle in ways than one for her tiny witnesses, her colleague Sergeant Tommy Gonzo Gonzales battles his own demons Months of unbearable grief and despair come to a head in an unimaginable way that threatens Gonzo s status with the department and his relationship with his fianc e, Christina.With trouble both at the precinct and on the case, Sam struggles to keep her priorities straight at home and at work while trying not to lose her heart to her latest crime victims Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 416 pages Published November 27th 2018 by HQN Books More Details ASIN B077ZZ212L Series Fatal 13 Other Editions 8 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Fatal Invasion, please sign up

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Lists with This Book November 2018 Most Anticipated Romances 130 books 1,657 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 04, 2019 DJ Sakata rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves romantic suspense Favorite Quotes All eyes turned to an older, stern looking woman, who looked like she d been sucking on a particularly sour kosher dill for the last five years I have to play nice with him and work together Ever since elementary school I ve gotten marked down in the plays well with others category A problem that has dogged you well into adulthood Dr Anderson returned with Sam s discharge paperwork I had this made for you, he said, handing her a card that had a hole punched in it Favorite Quotes All eyes turned to an older, stern looking woman, who looked like she d been sucking on a particularly sour kosher dill for the last five years I have to play nice with him and work together Ever since elementary school I ve gotten marked down in the plays well with others category A problem that has dogged you well into adulthood Dr Anderson returned with Sam s discharge paperwork I had this made for you, he said, handing her a card that had a hole punched in it GW E.R Frequent Flier.My Review I haven t read all thirteen books in this series but I have greatly enjoyed all of the action packed volumes I have completed I adore this power couple, comprised of a Metro Homicide Police Lieutenant and Vice President of the US They enjoy a sexy and ultra supportive relationship of mutual respect with clever banter and sizzling chemistry The storylines were clever, intriguing, fast paced, well crafted, and unpredictable flag 47 likesLike see review Nov 24, 2018 Corina BookTwinsReviews rated it it was amazing Shelves romantic suspense, power couple, favorites, 5 stars This is one of the ONLY series that deserves my 5 stars every single time I absolutely LOVED this book I m so in love with all the characters, but especially with Sam and Nick, they are true relationship and couple GOALS I had the BEST time reading this book And lucky me I could read it in one sitting, no interruptions, just me, Sam and Nick and the rest of the cast.I feel almost bad saying it out loud, but I love the FATAL series even than my beloved JD ROBB In Death series, a This is one of the ONLY series that deserves my 5 stars every single time I absolutely LOVED this book I m so in love with all the characters, but especially with Sam and Nick, they are true relationship and couple GOALS I had the BEST time reading this book And lucky me I could read it in one sitting, no interruptions, just me, Sam and Nick and the rest of the cast.I feel almost bad saying it out loud, but I love the FATAL series even than my beloved JD ROBB In Death series, and this is the reason why I get time with my favorite couple.The author balances the suspense incredibly well with the romance It s not just about the case It s about the main couple Sam and Nick, their dynamic, their life and how passionately in love they are But it s also about their families, partners and friends.I could gush about this series for HOURS I m not kidding But I m not going to And since this is book 13 in an ongoing series, me talking about the plot is not going to happen either But what I can talk about is the way the characters pull me in.Sam and Nick s relationship is incredible It s exactly how a relationship should work A give and take, a balance of compromises and hard work A deep love and respect for each other, unlimited support and an equally unlimited supply of trust Both, Sam and Nick, work so hard on being a happy and supportive family, if needed they move heaven and earth to make this happen It doesn t hurt that they passionately love each other, and it speaks volumes about the kind of relationship they have.Each book in this series, delves deeper into the different relationships between the cast members With each novel, each character becomes deeply layered, complex and fascinating In contrast to JD ROBB, the individual POVs in the FATAL series, allow for a deeper and meaningful glimpse into the thought process of some of the most important cast members in this series The connection between reader and cast is so much REAL and raw at times because of these individual POVs At this point all I can say is READ this series If you are a fan of romantic suspense put Fatal Affair 1 on your tbr If you love a power couple that kicks ass, is devoted to one another, and understands each other on an incredibly deep level you must give Sam and Nick a chance I have And now I m so in love with this series, and will be binging on it every year ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review If you want to chat with me about books, find me on Instagram For of my reviews My Blog Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog flag 47 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jan 12, 2019 Jonetta rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves audiobook, romantic suspense, publisher review request, 2019 audiobook challenge, 2019 beat the backlist challenge, 2019 in 2019, 300 utd, 5000 2019, audio 2500 Lieutenant Samantha Sam Holland and her homicide team s latest case is a house fire in an affluent area of the Washington, D C area where two people died and it wasn t an accident More ominously, they appear to be the owners and their 5 year old twins are missing Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Tommy Gonzo Gonzales is battling his own demons, spiraling downward following the murder of his former partner, A J Arnold, right before his eyes His home life is in shambles and now it s startin Lieutenant Samantha Sam Holland and her homicide team s latest case is a house fire in an affluent area of the Washington, D C area where two people died and it wasn t an accident More ominously, they appear to be the owners and their 5 year old twins are missing Meanwhile, Detective Sergeant Tommy Gonzo Gonzales is battling his own demons, spiraling downward following the murder of his former partner, A J Arnold, right before his eyes His home life is in shambles and now it s starting to affect the job All this as they all prepare for Sam s partner, Freddie Cruz approaching wedding This was a challenging case I found really interesting as it involved classic police procedurals, taking unusual and unpredictable turns as the homicide team investigated emerging clues The one thing I loved about it was how they truly operated as a team under Sam s focused leadership despite the many distractions The mystery is my first love and this one had all the elements to make it intriguing but heartbreaking Another aspect of the series that keeps me coming back is the depth of character development, not only of the main characters but the host of secondary ones that enrich the stories Gonzo s story was chillingly realistic and gut wrenching no corners cut, no glamorizing I wouldn t recommend reading these out of order though you can as you would miss out on how backstories are often reintroduced when they continue and become relevant again It all just makes for a satisfying reading experience I switched to the audio editions for this series after book 3 and am loving it Eva Kaminsky does a great job managing a large cast of characters and giving voice definition to some of the prominent ones notably Sam and Freddie with distinction I love this series and this story in particular There are some stunning developments with far reaching implications You ll have to listen or read for yourself to discover the details without my spoilage The author states in her acknowledgment that there is no end in sight for this series and I m extremely happy about that, especially if they re as interesting as this one and those that came before 4.5 stars I received an advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review flag 37 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Nov 26, 2018 Natalie The Biblioholic rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, arc, multiple pov, police, suspense A brutal home invasion, a double homicide, and an arson The only potential witnesses are two five year old twins who have been traumatized beyond imagination Lieutenant Sam Holland has vowed to not only solve the case and find justice for the victims, but to ensure the safety of her young charges With her very unique brand of police work and her bevy of equally entertaining support characters, this story turned out to be a thrilling whodunit I met so many wonderful people in this book and I m A brutal home invasion, a double homicide, and an arson The only potential witnesses are two five year old twins who have been traumatized beyond imagination Lieutenant Sam Holland has vowed to not only solve the case and find justice for the victims, but to ensure the safety of her young charges With her very unique brand of police work and her bevy of equally entertaining support characters, this story turned out to be a thrilling whodunit I met so many wonderful people in this book and I m than a little annoyed that I haven t read any of the other books in this series Nick and Samantha have the sort of marriage that every marriage should aspire to be They re best friends, lovers and partners Their love is felt in each and every scene, whether they share it or are apart After getting to know them in this book, I can t wait to see how they fell in love.I m going to start this series from the very beginning However, that isn t necessary in order to understand and follow along with this particular leg of their journey It s one case and a glimpse into the lives of the people who help bring it to a close This particular book will definitely tug at your heart strings and it will be so worth it Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Tumblr Google flag 29 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 27, 2018 Mo rated it it was amazing Another great read from this author I love Sam I think I might have mentioned this in previous reviews I love her kick ass attitude, her take no shit attitude, her strength, her love for her family and her colleagues and her putting those assholes in their place, those who deserve it You know who I am talking about Does your family know you re guilty of being a dick Of course they do Silly of me to ask She has to deal with some right pricks Sam marched to the beat of her own drumme Another great read from this author I love Sam I think I might have mentioned this in previous reviews I love her kick ass attitude, her take no shit attitude, her strength, her love for her family and her colleagues and her putting those assholes in their place, those who deserve it You know who I am talking about Does your family know you re guilty of being a dick Of course they do Silly of me to ask She has to deal with some right pricks Sam marched to the beat of her own drummer What the fuck I think Sam uses the word fuck than me well, maybe not I will say Goodfuckingnight now and I am really looking forward to the next book in the series flag 19 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Jan 02, 2019 Nicola rated it it was amazing Shelves 5 stars 2018 saw me inhale Marie Force s Fatal series to date, and the 13th instalment is as fresh, fast paced and emotion driven as each of its predecessors If there s one thing we ought to know by now, it s that there s nothing predictable or guaranteed about this life of ours As always, Force balances suspense with romance as Sam is faced with solving a heart wrenching homicide case resulting in 5 year old twins becoming orphans, alongside juggling being a mum, Nick s imminent trip overseas, her 2018 saw me inhale Marie Force s Fatal series to date, and the 13th instalment is as fresh, fast paced and emotion driven as each of its predecessors If there s one thing we ought to know by now, it s that there s nothing predictable or guaranteed about this life of ours As always, Force balances suspense with romance as Sam is faced with solving a heart wrenching homicide case resulting in 5 year old twins becoming orphans, alongside juggling being a mum, Nick s imminent trip overseas, her partner s upcoming nuptials and her Sergeant spiralling as he continues to cope with past events And everything knits together perfectly, creating tension, feeling and humour, and opening the way for future developments Badass cops are not adorable Mine is I have some serious love for both Sam and Nick and if you ve yet to introduce yourself to them and their family, friends and colleagues, rewind to 1 Fatal Affair and experience it from the start as these characters will welcome you into their fold as one of their tribe, share their highs and lows with you and you ll laugh and cry alongside them What could you ask for flag 18 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Jan 22, 2019 Mei rated it really liked it Shelves contemporary Thank God I was so afraid that this series was going downhill after the 12 debacle, but this one was actually very good Here we have action, investigation, insight with other couples, sweet moments And everything is perfecly balanced It is still too perfect, but there s just enough bad to balance things I m happy that it got back in track flag 9 likesLike see review Nov 28, 2018 Diane rated it it was amazing Right up there with the best of them Such a great story told here gotta love Sam and Nick, bantering, action, some nasty people, some set backs and new challenges This is one of the best in the series I couldn t stop reading Thank you Marie Force.From the blurb A brutal home invasion Two small traumatized survivors who may have witnessed the horror Lieutenant Sam Holland has never worked a case quite like this one, in which her eyewitnesses are five year old twins But when Sam steps up Right up there with the best of them Such a great story told here gotta love Sam and Nick, bantering, action, some nasty people, some set backs and new challenges This is one of the best in the series I couldn t stop reading Thank you Marie Force.From the blurb A brutal home invasion Two small traumatized survivors who may have witnessed the horror Lieutenant Sam Holland has never worked a case quite like this one, in which her eyewitnesses are five year old twins But when Sam steps up in a big way for them, she risks her heart as much as her career.While Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, go to battle in ways than one for her tiny witnesses, her colleague Sergeant Tommy Gonzo Gonzales battles his own demons Months of unbearable grief and despair come to a head in an unimaginable way that threatens Gonzo s status with the department and his relationship with his fiancee, Christina.With trouble both at the precinct and on the case, Sam struggles to keep her priorities straight at home and at work while trying not to lose her heart to her latest crime victims.5 stars which I don t give out very often and 2 thumbs up flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 24, 2018 Anne Books of My Heart rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves audio 2000, netgalley publisher author, 2018 This review was originally posted on Books of My HeartReview copy was received from Publisher This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review The Fatal series is one of the best in this genre and rather unique Most romantic suspense series are based around something like a police force, security company, military team or something similar with each book featuring a different couple This series is all about the same couple as they progress in their relationship a This review was originally posted on Books of My HeartReview copy was received from Publisher This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review The Fatal series is one of the best in this genre and rather unique Most romantic suspense series are based around something like a police force, security company, military team or something similar with each book featuring a different couple This series is all about the same couple as they progress in their relationship and careers I like it.I seem to be surprised by where the story goes in each new book I make assumptions based on the blurb and they were wrong That s ok The key events going on in the story are Nick s trip overseas, a home invasion homicide case, Cruz s wedding and Gonzo s struggle with his partner s death.In Fatal Invasion, as with the previous book, we spend much time with Sam and her character than with Nick Often the female is the key point of view in a romance, but I do feel like I am losing my feeling of Nick s character His interactions are standard for him with no depth The primary action and issues here are related to Sam s work though, so his role is a supporting one I am sort of annoyed with Sam s attitude here and in the last few books I m a special snowflake so I don t have to follow the rules.The five year old twins were a key piece of the mystery and I loved them I felt for their fears and uncomfortable situations Sam, Nick and Scotty were amazing with them and it was awesome I felt so proud of Scotty.Gonzo s difficulties were a layer of realism thrown in like so many things we all experience In daily life, we have multiple factors, problems, ideas and worries The wedding was a great time of connection and celebration for co workers, friends and family.I wish we had page time with Sam s siblings and her father Sometime I hope someone will solve her father s shooting I enjoy each story as the characters and relationships progress, along with a homicide case or two I m attached to these characters for the long haul Narration I ve listened to Eva Kaminsky on the last few books in this series She is the sound of Sam for me, but she gives a great voice for Nick and the other characters, including the children Each character has a distinct tone I was able to listen at 1.5x speed which is new for me recently Her performance is a pleasure for listening.Listen to a clip Excerpt of Chapter 1 This is a classic case of be careful what you wish for Nick placed a stack of folded dress shirts in a suitcase that already held socks, underwear, workout clothes and several pairs of jeans Only Nick would start packing seven days before his scheduled departure for Europe next Sunday, the day after Freddie and Elin s wedding That s the lesson learned here Only anal retentive freakazoids pack a week before a trip Sam sat at the foot of the bed and watched him pack with a growing sense of dread Three freaking weeks The last time you were gone that long, I nearly lost my mind, and I don t have much of a mind left to lose Come with me, he said for the hundredth time since the president asked him to make the diplomatic trip, representing the administration on a visit with some of the country s closest allies Since President Nelson was still recovering in ways than one from his son s criminal activities, several of the allies had requested he send his popular vice president in his stead.Sam flopped on the bed I can t I have work and Scotty, and Freddie is going on his honeymoon for two weeks and I can t No Nick at home to entertain her No Freddie at work to entertain her The next few weeks were going to totally suck monkey balls Actually, you can Nick hovered above her, propped on arms ripped with muscles, his splendid chest on full display You have vacation time saved up than you can use in a lifetime, and you have the right to actually use it Scotty will be fine with Shelby, your dad and Celia, your sisters and the Secret Service here to entertain him We could even ask Mrs Littlefield to come up for the weekends Their son s former guardian would love the chance to spend time with him, but Sam didn t feel right about leaving him for so long However, the thought of being without Nick for three endless weeks made her sick His trip to Iran earlier in the year had been pure torture, especially since it kept getting extended Why d you have to tell Nelson you wanted to be than a figurehead vice president She play punched his chest Everything was fine when he was ignoring you He kissed her lips and then her neck You re so, so cute when you pout Badass cops do not pout Mine does when she doesn t get her own way, and it s truly adorable She scowled at him Badass cops are not adorable Mine is Leaving a trail of hot kisses on her neck, he said, Come with me, Samantha London, Paris, Rome, the Vatican, Amsterdam, Brussels, The Hague Come see the world with me Sam had never been to Europe and had always wanted to go, so she was sorely tempted to say to hell with her responsibilities Come on He rolled her earlobe between his teeth and pressed against her suggestively Three whole weeks together away from the madness of DC You know you want to go Gonzo could cover for you at work, and things have been slow anyway There hadn t been a homicide in than a week, which meant they were due, and that was another reason to stay home Don t say that and put a jinx on us Come away with me Scotty will be fine We ll FaceTime with him every day and bring him presents He ll be well cared for by everyone else who loves him He kissed her neck as he unbuttoned her shirt and pushed it aside You d get to meet the Queen of England Sam moaned She loved the queen speaking of a badass female And the Pope Plus, you ll need some clothes and shoes Lots of shoes Stop it She turned her face to avoid his kiss You re fighting dirty Because I want my wife to come with me on the trip of a lifetime I need you Samantha As he well knew, she could deny him nothing when he said he needed her Fine, I ll go But only if it s okay with Scotty and if I can swing it at work Yes, her husband said on a long exhale We ll have so much fun Will we actually get to see anything He pushed himself up to continue packing I ll make sure of it Um, excuse me What s up My temperature after your attempts at persuasion A slow, lazy smile spread across his face, making him the sexiest man in this universe and the next Is my baby feeling a little needy She pulled her T shirt over her head and released the front clasp on her bra More than a little We can t have that Stepping to the foot of the bed, he grasped the legs of her yoga pants and yanked them off Lock the door Scotty s asleep Lock the door, or this isn t happening With Secret Service agents all over their house, Sam couldn t relax if the door wasn t locked This is definitely happening, but if it ll make you happy, I ll lock the door It ll make me happy, which will, in turn, make you happy She splayed her legs wide open to give him a show as he returned from locking the door, and was rewarded with gorgeous hazel eyes that heated with desire when he saw her waiting for him You little vixen, he muttered I don t know what you re talking about Sure, you don t, he said, laughing as he came down on top of her and set out to give her a preview of what three weeks away together might be like.They broke the news to Scotty the next morning at breakfast So, Nick said tentatively, what would you think if Mom came with me to Europe Thirteen year old Scotty, never at his best first thing in the morning, shrugged It s fine Really Sam said You wouldn t mind Shelby, Tracy and Angela would be around to hang with you, and Gramps and Celia too We thought maybe Mrs Littlefield could come up for a weekend or two if she s free Sure, that sounds good Sam glanced at Nick, who seemed equally perplexed by his lack of reaction They d expected him to ask to come with them, at the very least Is everything okay Sam asked her son Uh huh He finished his cereal and got up to put the bowl in the sink I m going to finish getting ready for school Okay, bud, Nick said Something s up, Sam said as soon as Scotty left the room I agree He didn t even ask if he could miss school to come with us I thought the same thing We ll have to see if we can get him to talk to us before we go and not in the morning, Nick said I ll ask Shelby to make spaghetti for dinner That always puts him in a good mood Sam s phone rang, and when she saw the number for Dispatch, she groaned Damn it You jinxed me So much for getting out of Dodge without having to worry about work She took the call Holland Lieutenant, there was a fire overnight in Chevy Chase The dispatcher referred to the exclusive Northwest neighborhood that was home to a former U.S president, ambassadors and other wealthy residents We have two DOA at the scene, the dispatcher said, reciting the address The fire marshal has requested Homicide detectives Did he say why No, ma am Okay, I m on my way Thankfully, she d showered and gotten dressed before she woke Scotty Please call Sergeant Gonzales and Detective Cruz and ask them to meet me there Yes, ma am Sam flipped her phone closed with a satisfying smack That smacking sound was one of many reasons she d never upgrade to a smart phone You ll still be able to come with me, right Nick asked, looking adorably uncertain.Sam went over to where he sat at the table and kissed him I ll talk to Malone today and see if I can make it happen Keep me posted A ringing phone woke Christina Billings from a sound sleep Two year old Alex had been up during the night with a fever and cold that was making him miserable and her sleep deprived Her fianc , Tommy, had slept through that and apparently couldn t hear his phone ringing either He was due at work in an hour and was usually up by now Tommy She nudged him, but he didn t stir Tommy Your phone He came to slowly, blinking rapidly The phone, Tommy Answer it before it wakes Alex He needed sleep and so did she, or this was going to be a very long day.Tommy grabbed the phone from the bedside table.Christina saw the word Dispatch on the screen Gonzales She couldn t hear the dispatcher s side of the conversation, but she heard Tommy s grunt of acknowledgment before he ended the call, closing his eyes even as he continued to clutch the phone.Christina wondered if he was going back to sleep after being called into work She was about to say something when he got out of bed and headed for the shower.Nine months ago today, his partner, A J Arnold, had been gunned down right in front of Tommy as they approached a suspect After a long downward spiral following Arnold s murder, Tommy had seemed to rebound somewhat during the summer But the rebound hadn t lasted into the fall.In the last month, since his new partner, Cameron Green, had joined the squad, Christina had watched him regress into his grief He d said and done all the right things when it came to welcoming Cameron, but he was obviously spiraling again, and she had no idea what to do to help him or how to reach him Even when lying next to her in bed, he seemed so far away from her.Sometimes, when she had a rare moment alone, she allowed her thoughts to wander to life without Tommy and Alex at the center of it She loved them both desperately but she wasn t sure how much she could take of the distant, closed off version of the man she loved They were supposed to have been married by now Like everything else, that plan had been shoved aside to make room for Tommy s overwhelming grief It d been months since they d discussed getting married In the meantime, she took care of Alex and everything else while Tommy worked and came home to sleep before starting the cycle all over again.They didn t talk about anything other than Alex They never went anywhere together or as a family They hadn t had sex in so long she d forgotten when it had last happened She was as unhappy as she d ever been Something had to give and soon, or she would be forced to decide whether their relationship was still healthy for her She did not want to have to make that decision.Only the thought of leaving Tommy at his lowest moment, not to mention leaving Alex, had kept her from making a move before now She loved that little boy with her whole heart and soul She d stepped away from her own career as Nick s chief of staff to stay home with him and had hoped to add to their family by now When she thought about the early days of her relationship with Tommy, when they d been so madly in love, she couldn t have imagined feeling as insignificant to him as a piece of furniture that was always there when he finally decided to come home.Christina hadn t told anyone about the trouble brewing between them In her heart of hearts, she hoped they could still work it out somehow, and the last thing she needed was her friends and family holding a grudge against him forever and they would if they had any idea just how bad things had gotten Her parents had questioned the wisdom of her giving up a high profile job to stay home to care for her boyfriend s child, especially when she d made money than him But she d been ready for a break from the political rat race when Alex came along, and she had no regrets about her decision Or she hadn t until Tommy checked out of their relationship.This weekend they d be expected to celebrate at Freddie and Elin s wedding, and she d have to pretend that everything was fine in her relationship when it was anything but She wasn t sure how she would pull off another convincing performance for their friends Tommy was one of Freddie s groomsmen, so she d get to spend most of that day on her own while he attended to his friend.Dangling at the end of her rope in this situation, than once she d thought about taking Alex and leaving, even though she had no legal right to take him Another thing they d never gotten around to her adoption of him after his mother was killed What would Tommy do if she left with his son Call the police on her That made her laugh bitterly She d be surprised if he noticed they were gone.Tommy came out of the bathroom and went to the closet where he had clean clothes to choose from thanks to her Did he ever wonder how that happened He put on jeans and a black T shirt and then went to unlock the bedside drawer where he kept his badge, weapon and cuffs.She watched him slide the weapon into the holster he wore on his hip and jam the cuffs and badge into the back pockets of his jeans, the same way he did every day Holding her breath, she waited to see if he would say anything to her or come around the bed to kiss her goodbye the way he used to before disaster struck, but like he did so often these days, he simply turned and left the room.A minute later, she heard the front door close behind him.For a long time after he left, she lay in bed staring up at the ceiling with tears running down her cheeks She couldn t take much of this flag 7 likesLike see review Jul 04, 2018 Anne OK rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 beta reads, 2018 reads Another fantastic installment to the oh so popular Fatal series Sam and Nick are at it again suspense, wit and sass and, of course, ROMANCE FULL REVIEW WILL BE POSTED CLOSER TO RELEASE DATE flag 5 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 24, 2018 Bea Charmed added it review of another edition Shelves action mystery thriller, arc, beas book nook, read in 2018, reviews, romance Blog tour review flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 25, 2018 Sunny rated it really liked it Shelves a 1 favorite series, a 1 favorites, a 1 favorites contemporary, a contemporary 4.5 stars This series just keeps getting better Loved this particular book Very satisfying flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 11, 2018 Paraphrodite rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018 4 stars.On first glance, the synopsis of this book is very similar to Survivor in Death with Sam taking in children who are witnesses to their parents murders But that s about it Sam has such strong maternal instincts that we don t really see in Eve This is a book that deals with lots of different issues view spoiler Gonzo s pain meds addiction, Freddie s wedding, Sam losing her heart to a couple of traumatized kids, run ins with her nemesis Ramsey from SVU and Nick s upcoming European 4 stars.On first glance, the synopsis of this book is very similar to Survivor in Death with Sam taking in children who are witnesses to their parents murders But that s about it Sam has such strong maternal instincts that we don t really see in Eve This is a book that deals with lots of different issues view spoiler Gonzo s pain meds addiction, Freddie s wedding, Sam losing her heart to a couple of traumatized kids, run ins with her nemesis Ramsey from SVU and Nick s upcoming European trip hide spoiler The murder solving is almost secondary Which is perfectly fine as it s the characters and their relationships that hold my interest, same as for the In Death series I m glad that Ms Force said there will be lots books for this series, although I was very sad when I read the first chapter of the next book Fatal Reckoning flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 29, 2018 Erin Lewis rated it it was amazing 5 Star Review of Fatal Invasion Fatal 13 by Marie ForceSince this is book 13 in the series, there is always the concern that the books could get repetitive, however in my opinion this is not the case Although this is book 13 in the series, I do not believe that anyone new to these books would have trouble following the story, however I would encourage you to go back and read the previous books as and when you have time This was one of those books I was riveted to from start to finish, I di 5 Star Review of Fatal Invasion Fatal 13 by Marie ForceSince this is book 13 in the series, there is always the concern that the books could get repetitive, however in my opinion this is not the case Although this is book 13 in the series, I do not believe that anyone new to these books would have trouble following the story, however I would encourage you to go back and read the previous books as and when you have time This was one of those books I was riveted to from start to finish, I didn t want to put it down as I found myself saying just one chapter, Nick and Sam are so well suited to each other and their love continues to grow whilst living complicated and at times dangerous lives This book touched on their family and friends than the last one and at times had my stomach in knots Ms.Force still manages to give you not only a book full of twists and turns but the heat and sizzle between Nick and Sam was scorching.You will be drawn into not only their story, but those of their family and friends, as such is the skill of Ms.Force you cannot help but become invested in all of the characters I always love catching up with Sam, Nick and Scotty and their extended family Fatal Invasion is full of romance, danger, suspense, humour and plenty of complications to keep you guessing to the end Fatal Invasion is another great addition to one of my favourite series from Marie Force I cannot wait to read the next in the series which I believe is Fatal Reckoning which will release on 2019 flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 03, 2019 Becki Bayless rated it it was amazing I am all about this series Any book in this series any book by this author, for that matter goes straight onto my to read shelf sight unseen flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 04, 2018 Catherine The Sassy Bookster rated it it was amazing 4.5 StarsSam Holland never does anything the easy way but she ll always do the right thing, and that is just one of the many reasons why she is so much loved by her friends and her loved ones And she does the right thing for a couple of traumatized five year old kids when their parents are murdered in the most horrific way ever she finds justice for them and also opens her heart and home to them But this story is much than that It s about the type of relationship that everyone hopes for 4.5 StarsSam Holland never does anything the easy way but she ll always do the right thing, and that is just one of the many reasons why she is so much loved by her friends and her loved ones And she does the right thing for a couple of traumatized five year old kids when their parents are murdered in the most horrific way ever she finds justice for them and also opens her heart and home to them But this story is much than that It s about the type of relationship that everyone hopes for a true partnership with respect, love, acceptance and appreciation for everything both partners bring to their relationship.It s about Sam finally adding to her family, only not the way she had expected.It s about the friendships that enrich both Sam and Nick s lives and how their friends trust them to always be there through the good and bad.More than anything, I am loving the growth and change that Sam and Nick go through with every addition to this series and I have to give props to the author for growing the characters in a way that keeps the stories interesting and the readers still invested after so many books.Disclaimer I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book All opinions stated are solely mine.Want Subscribe to my Newsletter on The Sassy Bookster.Follow me on Twitter Tumblr Bloglovin Like my page on Facebook flag 3 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 01, 2018 Kathryn rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, romantic suspense Another satisfying book in a series I love I really liked the family emphasis in this one and where it takes the second family in their journey flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 30, 2018 Norma rated it it was amazing Shelves contemporary romance, kindle ebook, read 2018, romantic suspense Another amazing installment in one of my most favorite series This one had all the feels I won t spoil it, but I will say, make sure you read the excerpt of the next book flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 28, 2018 Elisa Hordon rated it it was amazing Well now that was one explosive, fast paced, emotional read which is what I have come to expect from Marie Force and her Fatal series, she never disappoints.Sam and Nick are back and seriously better than ever, a home invasion that may be than it seems or could it be something fairly simple, Freddie and Elin are about to walk down the aisle of marriage, Gonzo is spiraling way out of control and Christina has finally reached the end of her rope or has she can love really conquer all or are s Well now that was one explosive, fast paced, emotional read which is what I have come to expect from Marie Force and her Fatal series, she never disappoints.Sam and Nick are back and seriously better than ever, a home invasion that may be than it seems or could it be something fairly simple, Freddie and Elin are about to walk down the aisle of marriage, Gonzo is spiraling way out of control and Christina has finally reached the end of her rope or has she can love really conquer all or are some hills insurmountable I am always excited for the next Sam and Nick story, release day is always a day where the world stops so I can dive straight into the story and Fatal Invasion was worth the wait and so much flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 23, 2018 Kate Vale rated it it was amazing Shelves romantic suspense Thirteenth in the Fatal series and each book just keeps getting better and better and one I couldn t put down In this installment, a pair of 5 year old twins captures Lt Sam Holland s heart when they are finally found after their parents are killed and their house is burned Has one of the twins seen something Is it the one who refuses to speak after being brought to Sam s house Why have their parents been killed and by whom The most likely person is their father s former business partner, Thirteenth in the Fatal series and each book just keeps getting better and better and one I couldn t put down In this installment, a pair of 5 year old twins captures Lt Sam Holland s heart when they are finally found after their parents are killed and their house is burned Has one of the twins seen something Is it the one who refuses to speak after being brought to Sam s house Why have their parents been killed and by whom The most likely person is their father s former business partner, who s been on the run for three years, but Sam knows that the most likely perp may not be the right perp And things at work are not all as they seem, either Take Gonzo Why is he acting strangely and why hasn t Sam or her partner, Freddy, noticed enough to check in with Gonzo Then VP Nick Cappuano is scheduled to go to Europe for a three week political trip Sam wants to go with him, but her work responsibilities make that impossible Right Maybe not, especially with the Chief, her uncle Joe, does not approve her having taken in the twins when she s leading the investigation into their parents death With all this going on, how is she going to manage Perhaps after the twins older brother, in college, arrives to be with them when they are told about their parents Who will take the twins when an aunt and uncle, and a pair of grandparents seem less than enthusiastic Will they become part of Sam and Nick s family Their son, Scotty, hopes so Read this continuing installment and hope, with me, that a fourteenth will soon emerge from Force s talented pen flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 06, 2019 Sandra Cross My Heart rated it really liked it Shelves romance suspense, 3 series up to date This addition to the series reminds me why I fell in love with Sam Nick in the first place I ve been less than thrilled with the last couple of books in this series, but really enjoyed this one I do love these characters and felt of the old magic while reading this story Suspense, romance, cute kids Quite a huge step forward for Sam Nick A Must Read flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 14, 2018 Kathy rated it liked it review of another edition 3.5 stars.Fatal Invasion by Marie Force is a perplexing mystery with a likable cast of sympathetic characters Although this newest release is the thirteenth installment in the Fatal series, it can be read as a standalone.Lieutenant Samantha Sam Holland is hoping to go on a foreign trip with her Vice President husband Nick Cappuano when she is called to the scene of a horrific fire which left two people dead The victims are Jameson and Cleo Beauclair, a wealthy couple who are devoted to thei 3.5 stars.Fatal Invasion by Marie Force is a perplexing mystery with a likable cast of sympathetic characters Although this newest release is the thirteenth installment in the Fatal series, it can be read as a standalone.Lieutenant Samantha Sam Holland is hoping to go on a foreign trip with her Vice President husband Nick Cappuano when she is called to the scene of a horrific fire which left two people dead The victims are Jameson and Cleo Beauclair, a wealthy couple who are devoted to their five year twins, Aubrey and Alden With little known about the Beauclair s personal lives, Sam, her partner Detective Freddy Cruz and the rest of her team are struggling to solve their murders Their investigation is also hindered by numerous personal issues plaguing the detectives assigned to the case With so little information to go on, will Sam and her crew find justice for Jameson and Cleo Sam is dedicated to her career and she is a gutsy detective who does not anything or anyway stand in her way during the investigation She is utterly besotted with Nick and she is angsting over his upcoming trip which is rather out of character for the tough as nails, independent woman she is purported to be Sam is also quite close to her co workers which becomes a bit of a problem when one of her detective s problems interfere with his ability to carry out his duties Torn between being the boss and a friend, Sam is nonetheless supportive of his efforts to straighten out his life Balancing out this somewhat heavy story arc is the upcoming wedding of another detective While interesting, this personal drama quickly overpowers the mystery aspect of the storyline.The murders of Jameson and Cleo are particularly grisly and Sam and the rest of squad are determined to find their killer Unexpected information from another law enforcement agency takes the case in a new direction, but Sam tries to keep an open mind as they track down leads Could the murders be linked to trouble from Jameson s past Or did something in the couple s present day lives lead to their deaths Fatal Invasion is a fast paced mystery but unfortunately, the suspense element is completely overshadowed by the drama in the detectives lives Some aspects of the storyline are rather far fetched and although the killer s identity is rather surprising, the resolution of the case falls a little flat Marie Force tugs on readers heartstrings with the emotional scenes with little Aubrey and Alden Despite the somewhat predictable wrap up, the novel ends on a heartwarming note It will be interesting to see what will happen with Sam, Nick and the rest of the cast in the next installment of the Fatal series flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 05, 2018 Alicia rated it it was amazing Loved this one A true novel that really showed the heart of Sam, Nick and Scotty While their jobs keep them busy, the true heart of who Nick and Sam truly are came blaring through It was one of the most moving Fatal novels written to date The truth about Gonzo finally comes to a head Freddie and Elin get married Sam and Freddie realize their partnership has grown in leaps and bounds Two, well three, children join the Cappuano family in an emergency basisor perhaps longer Sam and her Loved this one A true novel that really showed the heart of Sam, Nick and Scotty While their jobs keep them busy, the true heart of who Nick and Sam truly are came blaring through It was one of the most moving Fatal novels written to date The truth about Gonzo finally comes to a head Freddie and Elin get married Sam and Freddie realize their partnership has grown in leaps and bounds Two, well three, children join the Cappuano family in an emergency basisor perhaps longer Sam and her team have a horrendous crime to solve while Nick pulls strings as Vice President on a few levels But at the bottom, top, and throughout the love Sam, Nick and Scotty have between themselves, individually, and as their major priority come shining through While I have loved every novel in this series, Marie Force finally hit the nail on the head making this novel heart and person centered and leaving the sexual aspects as a minor focus As a reader I was finally so taken in by the honesty of the characters and storyline, that I was able to feel what the characters felt, cry with them, laugh with them, and truly put myself in their places, no nuance, feeling or action was missed Probably the best, or one of the best, Fatal novels in this series, I look forward to many like this Truly heartwarming, real, and beyond engaging and enthralling Rating 5 flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 02, 2018 Lisa Gibbs rated it it was amazing I knew that I had to read this book on a weekend when I didn t have to put it down to go to work Wow, this book has everything that I love about this series Nick and Sam certainly have a crazy life and it is about to get crazier when Sam crosses lines for two 5 year olds who were in the house when their parents were murdered and the house set on fire As the race to find the killer unfolds we learn that Gonzo is in trouble Christina is fed up with things as they are and Elin and Gonzalez s we I knew that I had to read this book on a weekend when I didn t have to put it down to go to work Wow, this book has everything that I love about this series Nick and Sam certainly have a crazy life and it is about to get crazier when Sam crosses lines for two 5 year olds who were in the house when their parents were murdered and the house set on fire As the race to find the killer unfolds we learn that Gonzo is in trouble Christina is fed up with things as they are and Elin and Gonzalez s wedding is a week away.Sam and Nick always in sync are amazing characters who tackle problems head on They met problems head on and help those who need it Both Sam and Nick go out on a limb to protect two little children and in so doing it could cost Sam her job Ms Force s characters stay with you and the two five year olds are no different The parents murder was brutal and heinous and not the way I expected it to turn out although that is true of most of the cases that Sam solves The crimes are almost never committed by the likely subject This story had twists and turns and lots of action to keep me glued to my seat with my eyes glued to the pages Ms Force draws you in and makes you feel for these characters and what they have to endue My heart broke for the two children I felt for Gonzo and Christina as they try to find their way after something I never saw coming happened to them It s all so realistic and her stories stay with me long after I have finished them I look forward to what comes next, the good, the bad, the tears and the laughs That s what a good book is all about Kudos on another fantastic story in the series I loved it and didn t put it down until I finished it flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 16, 2018 Cocktails and Books rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 reading challenge, romantic suspense What can I say about this 13th entry in the series that I haven t said before Probably nothingbut I ll say this The littles The Cappuano family Gonzo Freddie and Elin Ramsay and Farnsworth The sneak peek at book 14 flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 29, 2018 BookLover rated it it was amazing Sam and Nick have been through so much in the last 13 books yes 13 that any new installment into their life is a plus in my book They never have a normal , easy life due to their job titles VP of the US and Lead detective and all around Badass In this part of their life, they are facing many challenges He has to go on a trip which Sam very much is dreading and she gets a big case that involves fire and twins Her coworker, Gonzo who has appeared in all the pervious books is struggli Sam and Nick have been through so much in the last 13 books yes 13 that any new installment into their life is a plus in my book They never have a normal , easy life due to their job titles VP of the US and Lead detective and all around Badass In this part of their life, they are facing many challenges He has to go on a trip which Sam very much is dreading and she gets a big case that involves fire and twins Her coworker, Gonzo who has appeared in all the pervious books is struggling big time from what has happened in previous books and is bottling everything inside Freddie is marrying his love Elan, in which Sam is the best woman which you can imagine how comical that is Unexpected changes come to Sam and Nick which will make you cry and give you all the good feelings They are the most amazing couple and can survive just about anything Sam, as always, is in the line of fire and gets to punch a card on her card for the emergency room My love for this series extends with every book written I adore Sam and all her Badassness my own made up for her and Nick with all the love and sarcasm so he can keep up with Sam The plots are amazing in this book and keeps you engaged the whole time The characters from the past always still have a part in each book so you can keep up with them I m anxious to see what happens next from they amazing author Another great read from Marie Force You should buy this series and start with the first book Fatal Affair and read it from beginning to this book They are standalone, but you know what their story is if you start form the beginning You will become a Marie Force addict just like the rest of us flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 06, 2018 Dawn Guidry rated it it was amazing 13 books in and this series still has me wanting Ms Force says at the end of every book that she sees no end in sight for Sam and Nick, and I hope that continues for a long while yet I love the unconventional way that Nick and Sam have once again added to their family they definitelydon t do anything the easy way The continuing stories of the supporting characters add some comic relief and added intrigue to an already fantastic series I personally cannot wait to see detective Ramsey f 13 books in and this series still has me wanting Ms Force says at the end of every book that she sees no end in sight for Sam and Nick, and I hope that continues for a long while yet I love the unconventional way that Nick and Sam have once again added to their family they definitelydon t do anything the easy way The continuing stories of the supporting characters add some comic relief and added intrigue to an already fantastic series I personally cannot wait to see detective Ramsey finally get what s coming to him, as well as Sam finally getting her day in court with Lieutenant Stahl I already have the tissues waiting for when the next book comes out it s definitely going to be a doozy flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 01, 2018 Shelley Youngblood rated it it was amazing Fatal Invasion is book 13 in Marie Force s Fatal series and I have to say, the series just keeps getting better I absolutely love how Marie intricately weaves multiple storylines about memorable characters throughout this entire series The characters Marie writes about burrow their way deep into your heart and you don t realize how much you ve missed them, until you begin reading the next installment of the series.There are times I laugh, I cry and feel every emotion possible as I read this i Fatal Invasion is book 13 in Marie Force s Fatal series and I have to say, the series just keeps getting better I absolutely love how Marie intricately weaves multiple storylines about memorable characters throughout this entire series The characters Marie writes about burrow their way deep into your heart and you don t realize how much you ve missed them, until you begin reading the next installment of the series.There are times I laugh, I cry and feel every emotion possible as I read this incredible story If you re new to this series, I d consider starting at the beginning Then you will get the full backstory to each of the amazing characters as well as the hardships they ve endured together One important theme that stands out to me in this series is that family is those who you hold close to your heart, not necessarily just the one you were born into.Well done Marie I can t wait for flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 01, 2018 Cheryl rated it it was amazing Wow, every book in this series gets better Sam and Nick are amazing I love that he supports her in everything that she does Scotty is wonderful I loved him with the littles And, I loved the littles Nick and Sam have so much love to give What a horrific story But, as always the team was able to solve the crime I loved catching up with the other characters I m glad Gonzo is moving forward in a positive way Freddie and Elin were wonderful It was great to experience their wedding This w Wow, every book in this series gets better Sam and Nick are amazing I love that he supports her in everything that she does Scotty is wonderful I loved him with the littles And, I loved the littles Nick and Sam have so much love to give What a horrific story But, as always the team was able to solve the crime I loved catching up with the other characters I m glad Gonzo is moving forward in a positive way Freddie and Elin were wonderful It was great to experience their wedding This was another great story that advanced the characters story line in a positive way The edition that I read Kindle had the first chapter of the next book I have to say that I had tears streaming down my face as I read it I can t wait for the next book even if I expect it to be very emotional flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 27, 2018 Myarn rated it it was amazing Fatal Invasion by Marie Force 5 StarsAfter the events of Fatal Chaos, we open this book with Nick getting his wish to having a seat at the table He is preparing for a three week trip to visit government officials of our allies He is trying to convince Sam to come with him the Queen of England, the Pope and new shoes were all mentioned This scene is broken by a call an arson, two murder victims and missing twins are all involved I won t say anything about the mystery no spoilers Fatal Invasion by Marie Force 5 StarsAfter the events of Fatal Chaos, we open this book with Nick getting his wish to having a seat at the table He is preparing for a three week trip to visit government officials of our allies He is trying to convince Sam to come with him the Queen of England, the Pope and new shoes were all mentioned This scene is broken by a call an arson, two murder victims and missing twins are all involved I won t say anything about the mystery no spoilers.There is also an important subplot involving Gonzo He has big problems and is trying to get through the day by self medicating This is starting to affect his professional and personal life.The resolution will be painful physically and emotionally I give major kudos to Marie Force to tackling this issue, first responders often have problems with what they experience on the job She depicts this issue with sensitivity and realism.This series gets better and better with each book Sam Holland is devoted to her profession, but in this book her humanity and compassion shines Conflict of Interest be dammed All I can say is I m glad they have a big house I can t wait for Fatal Reckoning in 2019.Thank you Marie Force and HTJB for the opportunity to read this book flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity 2 3 4 Challenge B Fatal Invasion 13 1 5 Jan 13, 2019 04 08AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed
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  • Author: Marie Force
  • ISBN: Fatal #13
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