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Blood Orchid by Stuart Woods

Blood Orchid (2002)

by Stuart Woods

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Excellent! I've become a fan just by picking up a random book and giving it a shot. ( )
  whybehave2002 | Feb 4, 2015 |
Holly gets too close to the truth in this one and becomes a target. She is a little slow in figuring it out but all is well in the end. ( )
  bgknighton | Nov 30, 2014 |
maybe this should be a short story. it was enjoyable but padded with sex and so many murders. like another reviewer i knew who the bad guy was. there wasn't anyone else.
the reader's were good ( )
  mahallett | Mar 9, 2013 |
In Blood Orchid, police chief Holly Barker is at the house of retired real estate developer Ed Shine's house when a gunman shoots up the place. Meanwhile, Shine purchases the former mafia owned estate Palmetto Gardens, which he is renaming Blood Orchid. Holly finds her house being bugged as she undertakes this investigation. The investigation takes her to Miami and has mafia ties all over it.

Although I found the novel to be entertaining and an easy read, I also found it to be a little predictable. It became obvious very early on that real estate developer Ed Shine was involved in whatever was going on because Holly kept saying over and over again that he was such a nice guy and could not be involved. Some more subtle misdirection would have gone a long way in making the mystery aspect of this story stronger. The other thing that rubbed me the wrong way was that Holly was all into her new love interest despite the fact that her ex had just died. It made her less sympathetic and seemed forced. When the big reveal came at the end, it was hardly a shocker. Still, this novel was entertaining and worth reading.
Carl Alves - author of Two For Eternity ( )
  Carl_Alves | Oct 3, 2012 |
The third in the Holly Barker series is an excellent mystery. Well worth reading. ( )
  CandyH | Jul 15, 2011 |
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Sara Tennant arrived at her office building in downtown Miami promptly at seven forty-five A. M., as was her habit.
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Chief of Police Holly Barker returns in her third suspenseful adventure-along with her father Ham and Daisy the Doberman. This time, they get introduced to the cutthroat world of Florida real estate...and uncover a scam as dangerous as it is lucrative.

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Grieving over the loss of her fiance, Chief of Police Holly Barker throws herself into her law enforcement job and joins forces with a handsome FBI agent to investigate the murders of two Miami businessmen, which leads her to the town of Orchid Beach and into the middle of a lethal real-estate scam.… (more)

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