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Karen Robards

Karen Robards is the author of 40 books and one novella. She is the mother of 3 boys and lives in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. A regular on the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, among others, she published her first novel at age 24. "I read, I write, and I chauffeur children," she says with a laugh. "That's my life."
Historical romance, contemporary romance, Romantic thrillers and suspense
BOOM. That’s the sound that changes everything for Dr. Gina
Sullivan, a renowned ornithologist on a group research grant trip
on the remote island of Attu, Alaska. When an everyday outing
turns sinister at the onset of one of Attu’s infamous storms, Gina
expects thunder and lightning-but what she doesn’t see coming is
the small jet plane that drops out of the sky and into the water mere
feet from her boat. Even more unprecedented: there’s a sole
survivor from the crash, and he needs Gina’s help. But it turns out
that rescuing the stranger and getting them both out of the
oncoming storm is just the beginning. Because the more Gina
learns about James “Cal” Callahan, he of brooding eyes and
muscled frame, the more she fears-for herself, and for him.
Cal has made a career of trading on government secrets and
emerging unscathed-until a routine pickup goes horribly wrong
and lands him in ice-cold water. Literally. He knows the plane crash
was no accident and that there could very well be an enemy force
currently combing the Alaskan island ensuring there were no
survivors. Now if only the arrestingly beautiful bird-watcher with
the clear-blue gaze would stop watching him, well, like a hawk. Cal
convinces Gina to return to base camp and help him covertly get
off the island. But when Gina makes it safely back to camp and
finds her entire team murdered, all bets are off, and as darkness
envelops the island, she must decide: trust a man she barely
knows, or go it alone and risk running straight into the arms of a
Her work has been translated into eleven languages, and has won awards from both Romantic Times and Affaire de Coeur.