Romance is the last thing that Police Lieutenant and Hostage Negotiator Phoebe MacNamara has on her mind when she talks a man off a rooftop one Saint Patrick’s Day, but the man’s former boss, Duncan Swift soon holds a bigger place in her life than she is willing to admit. Will he understand the unique demands of her career and complicated family life or is she more haunted by the events of her own past that she is willing to admit?
Revealing anything more than a teaser about the complex plot of High Noon would deny another reader the fun summer escape this novel provided for me. As usual, Roberts’ captivating characters are what make the book so enjoyable. This story leaned slightly more towards the suspense and violence that she became so famous for as J.D.Robb, but it was a fun, quick read with a likable ending. This was not as memorable as some of her other books or series, but when I saw it on the shelf at the library, it quickly found its way into my summer reading pile. It made a nice interruption to the seesaw of Dark-Hunter and Darkover novels. One of the things that I enjoy most about my favourite authors is that they seldom fail to deliver the entertainment, diversion and enjoyment I am expecting. I’m not sure how I missed reading High Noon before now, but I am glad it was part of my Cannonball IV challenge!
Hardcover format, 467 pages, published in 2007 by DAW Books.