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Sacrifice (Detective Madison Knight series)


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<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>It&rsquo;s Love That Scares Her&hellip;</strong><strong><br /><br /></strong>&ldquo;Madison is what you&rsquo;d expect from a female cop: tough, tom-boyish, sarcastic, fearless and intensely emotional and dedicated when it comes to her job. And yet she has a vulnerability that Carolyn does a beautiful job of illustrating just when you need to see Madison&rsquo;s softer side. She&rsquo;s lonely, as much as she refuses to admit it&hellip;&rdquo;<br />&ndash;<strong>Katie Jennings, Bestselling author</strong></p>

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><br /></strong>Give Detective Madison Knight a dead body and she can handle it. In fact, she loves solving murders and finding justice for the victims and their families. But when it comes to love, Madison would rather avoid the word&mdash;and any commitment that comes with it&mdash;with her entire being.<br /><br />Maybe it&rsquo;s because she&rsquo;s been hurt before, or maybe it&rsquo;s because she&rsquo;s so focused on her job, but I&rsquo;d go with the former. She&rsquo;s more vulnerable and lonely than even she might realize. But Madison&rsquo;s not ready to admit to herself that she needs love and romance.<br /><br />She believes &ldquo;her heart was broken for life&rdquo; when she found her fianc&eacute; in bed with another woman. But somehow Blake Golden, a defense attorney, wormed his way into her life. They&rsquo;ve been dating for a few months now, and Blake wants more. But is taking the next step something she&rsquo;s ready for? And really, aren&rsquo;t they on two different paths in life? He defends the guilty, and she strives to put them away.<br /><br />It&rsquo;s the murder of a local business tycoon&rsquo;s son that will really test their relationship. Will Madison be willing to look the other way as her boyfriend represents the opposition, or will she cut and run?</p>

<p style="text-align: right;"><br />&ndash;Carolyn Arnold<br />Author of <em>Sacrifice </em>(Detective Madison Knight series)</p>

<p style="text-align: left;"><br /><strong>Excerpt from <em>Sacrifice</em>, Chapter 3:</strong></p>

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<p style="padding-left: 30px;">Madison looked over at the clock on his dresser. A quarter after one. It was time for her to leave, get some sleep in her own bed, and spend time with her new four-legged responsibility.<br /><br />She leaned across the bed and kissed Blake&rsquo;s lips. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve gotta go.&rdquo;<br /><br />He rolled over and pulled her to him. &ldquo;Not even time for a shower?&rdquo;<br /><br />It sounded wonderful. His shower had seven jets, which covered every part of the body in a massaging pulsation that rid the body of stress&mdash;but there wasn&rsquo;t time.<br /><br />&ldquo;Not tonight.&rdquo; She turned a bedside light on. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve gotta go. I&rsquo;m a momma now.&rdquo;<br /><br />&ldquo;A momma? I wish I had recorded that.&rdquo;<br /><br />She narrowed her eyes, yet played along. &ldquo;You&rsquo;ve just got to know where you stand. You can&rsquo;t have all my free time.&rdquo; She was smiling. &ldquo;Besides, he&rsquo;s not that bad.&rdquo;<br /><br />Truth was, even though Hershey demanded much of her time, she was willing to extend it. It could have been Terry&rsquo;s brainwashing at every opportune moment. <em>One day he&rsquo;ll be a great friend.</em> <em>His love is unconditional</em>.<br /><br />Maybe she put too much faith in her partner&rsquo;s words, but when her relationship with Blake went down, which they always had a way of doing, at least her chocolate lab would be there to lick her wounds. Right now, though, all the thinking was only further exhausting. She had to get home before she fell asleep in Blake&rsquo;s bed.<br /><br />He must have sensed her hesitation to leave and poked her side. &ldquo;Get going then.&rdquo;<br /><br />She kissed him on the lips, wishing she had time to stay, time to savor him again. She pulled herself out of the bed.<br /><br />&ldquo;You know if you lived here, you wouldn&rsquo;t have to leave.&rdquo;<br /><br /><em>Did he just say what she thought he said?<br /><br /></em>She couldn&rsquo;t formulate words to make a coherent response, even though she felt him waiting her out, hoping she&rsquo;d break the silence. But she could be stubborn, and this would be one of those times she&rsquo;d win.<br /><br />&ldquo;You said you loved me. I love you. Why throw your money to rent?&rdquo;<br /><br />Her first reaction was that she didn&rsquo;t need anyone to take care of her. The second thought went to what her share of a place like this would amount to.<br /><br />&ldquo;My portion here would be more than what I spend now. I couldn&rsquo;t afford it.&rdquo; She pulled a sweater over her head and pulled up her jeans, while doing her best to keep her eyes off him.<br /><br />&ldquo;We could work something out.&rdquo;<br /><br />She heard the smile in his voice. &ldquo;So you&rsquo;d cover the monthly expenses, and I&rsquo;d put out in exchange?&rdquo; She found amusement in his proposal.<br /><br />&ldquo;Sounds good to me. Of course, I&rsquo;d also expect some light domestic duties to be taken care of. The cleaning, the cooking&mdash;&rdquo;<br /><br />The pillow she threw hit him directly in the face.</p>

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<p><strong><u>Book Overview:<br /><br /></u></strong><em>Finding justice comes at a high price&hellip;<br /><br /></em>When a young man washes up on the shore of the Bradshaw River, Detective Madison Knight and her partner are called in to investigate. But the case takes a complicated turn when he&rsquo;s identified as the son of local business tycoon Marcus Randall. As one of the wealthiest and most influential men in the city, he has a lot of connections, and one of them just so happens to be the Stiles PD police chief.<br /><br />Madison and Chief McAlexandar have butted heads before, but with this case, her drive and determination to find the truth just might cost her the job she worked so hard to get. She&rsquo;s got her eye on Randall, despite the chief&rsquo;s protests of the man&rsquo;s innocence, and she&rsquo;s not the only one. The Secret Service is after him for suspicion of fraud and counterfeiting, and they want Madison&rsquo;s full cooperation to aid their investigation.<br /><br />Stuck between the chief and one of the most powerful men in Stiles isn&rsquo;t the ideal place to be, but if Madison&rsquo;s going to find justice, she has no choice but to risk it all.<br /><br /><a href="">Amazon |</a> <a href="">Barnes &amp; Noble</a> | <a href=";at=1001l5GE">Apple iBooks</a> | <a href=";query=9781301616145">Kobo</a> |<a href="">Google Play</a> |<a href="">Goodreads<br /><br /></a><strong><u>About the Detective Madison Knight series:<br /><br /></u></strong><strong>Murder. Investigation. The pursuit of justice.</strong>&nbsp;Do you love trying to figure out whodunit? How about investigating alongside police detectives from the crime scene to the forensics lab and everywhere in between? Do you love a strong female lead? Then I invite you to meet Detective Madison Knight as she solves murders with her male partner, utilizing good old-fashioned investigative work aided by modern technology.<br /><br />This is the perfect book series for fans of&nbsp;<em>Law &amp; Order</em>,&nbsp;<em>CSI</em>,&nbsp;<em>Blue Bloods</em>,&nbsp;<em>Rizzoli &amp; Isles</em>,&nbsp;<em>Women&rsquo;s Murder Club</em>, and&nbsp;<em>Hawaii Five-O</em>.<br /><br /><strong><u>About the Author<br /><br /></u></strong>Carolyn Arnold is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series and has written nearly thirty books. Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark, POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT&trade;.<br /><br />Connect with CAROLYN ARNOLD Online:</p>

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