Fatal Affair

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Marie Force

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Washington DC Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career—and her confidence—after a disastrous investigation, and the murder of a US Senator might be just the case she needs to get back on track.


Detective, Drama, Mystery, Political, Romance, Suspense / Thriller, Crime,

Short Summary

Sam Holland is a hot shot homicide detective in need of a big win after a case goes sideways, leaving a child dead. When she walks into the scene of a senator's murder, she runs into his chief of staff and one-night stand from six years earlier. Start of a NYT bestselling series.

After nabbing the senator's murder, Sam and Nick decide to give their relationship a go, which will be a huge challenge in light of her promotion to lieutenant and his to the Senate, to take the place of his dead friend.


Washington, DC

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Twist, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Sam Holland

Age: 34

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Complex, Confident, Honorable, Outspoken, Strong Moral Code, Blunt, Perseverance, Beautiful, Educated, Faithful, Leader, Sarcastic, Sexy, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Decisive, Funny

Additional Character Details

Name: Nick Cappuano

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Masculine, Romantic, Gracious, Heartthrob, Patriotic, Complex, Confident, Educated, Engaging, Faithful, Sophisticated, Charming, Heroic, Leader, Modest, Strong Moral Code, Decisive, Funny, Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Freddie Cruz

Age: 29


Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Funny, Heartthrob, Naive, Strong Moral Code, Engaging, Faithful

Additional Character Details

Name: John O'Connor

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Power-hungry, Secretive, Aspiring, Complex, Leader, Patriotic

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Harlequin Books/Harper Collins

Year Published: 2010

Hard Copy Available



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