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High noon
Nora Roberts
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From Publishers' Weekly:

At the start of this scintillating slice of romantic suspense from prolific bestseller Roberts (Sweet Revenge), Lt. Phoebe MacNamara, the chief hostage negotiator for the Savannah, Ga., PD, meets Duncan Swift, a sports bar owner, as they both try to prevent a suicidal bartender Duncan fired from jumping off a roof on St. Patrick's Day. In the aftermath, a romance develops between Phoebe and Duncan, though in typical Roberts style the enigmatic Phoebe's devotion to career and family, who include a young daughter and an agoraphobic mother, creates tension in their relationship. After Phoebe survives a vicious attack within her own precinct house by an unknown assailant, it becomes clear that someone is intent on harming Phoebe and those close to her. A courageous protagonist, deft plotting and the sultry Savannah backdrop all add up to another winner for consummate storyteller Roberts. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Phoebe MacNamara is the top hostage negotiator on the Savannah police force, but she has yet to deal with the guy who assaulted her at her precinct house and is now leaving nasty notes at her door. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club main selections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Phoebe MacNamara
An intruder broke into her family's home and terrorized them for hours when she was a child; top hostage negotiator; mother is agoraphobic; has a seven-year-old daughter; survives an assualt within her own precinct.
Police lieutenant

Duncan Swift
Sports bar owner; in love with Phoebe.

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