Next up was HIGH NOON by Nora Roberts (GP Putnam's Sons, c2007, ISBN 978-0-399-15434-8). Set in Savannah, Georgia, this book features Police Lieutenant Phoebe McNamara and Duncan Swift. Phoebe is a single mother of Carly and lives with her agoraphobic mother stemming from an incident when she was young and her family was taken hostage.
Now, Phoebe works as a hostage negotiator and a bad guy is terrorizing her family once again. But maybe he doesn't realize the force that is Phoebe McNamara, (but he will) as she fights back...and with a vengeance.
Exhilarating story -- yet another reason why I am glad that I now read Nora Roberts. This and her JD Robb books. Wow!
This book begins:
Jumping to your death was a crappy way to spend St. Patrick's Day.