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A theme-park princess. A real-life prince.


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Can two stubborn adults let down their guard long enough to let love in again?


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A modern-day fairy tale of hope and rescue from NYT bestselling author Rachel Hauck


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A journey to the lush vineyards of Tuscany—and into the mysteries of a tragic family secret.


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When the battle is for love, the one who surrenders wins. But who will lay down arms first? And whose heart will break wide open?


FrostLine by Justin Scott

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Also by Justin Scott:

The Assassin, March 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
The Bootlegger, March 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
The Striker, March 2013
Hardcover / e-Book
The Race, September 2012
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
The Thief, March 2012
Hardcover / e-Book
The Race, September 2011
Hardcover / e-Book
The Spy, June 2010
Hardcover
The Wrecker, November 2009
Hardcover
FrostLine, January 2007
Paperback
McMansion, December 2006
Hardcover
HardScape, October 2003
Paperback
StoneDust, October 2003
Paperback
The Widow of Desire, February 1990
Mass Market Paperback
The Shipkiller, October 1980
Mass Market Paperback

FrostLine
Justin Scott

Ben Abbott Novels
Poisoned Pen Press
January 2007
On Sale: January 9, 2007
300 pages
ISBN: 1590583728
EAN: 9781590583722
Paperback
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HardScape and StoneDust, the first Ben Abbott novels, established Ben as one of the most engaging and canny investigators to have appeared in a long time. Britain’s Literary Review terms the Abbotts “Smooth, sardonic, impeccably argued, immaculately written” while author Lawrence Block says: “Frostline is the best book in a series that started strong and keeps getting better.”

When Newbury’s newest resident, ex-diplomat Harry King, the close confidant of Kissinger and reputed to have been heavily involved in the Vietnam War, summons real estate agent Ben Abbott to his new McMansion, Ben dreams of big dollar signs. The commission from selling the Fox Trot estate would be huge. But King doesn’t want Ben’s selling expertise, he wants him to act as a mediator between him and his troublesome neighbour, surly Vietnam vet Ronnie Butler. A strip of Butler’s land cuts straight into King’s estate like a knife, acting as a red flag for two neighbors who are as ornery and quarrelsome as a pair of rival bulls. In fact, the testoserone is flowing heavier than the waters in the stream King is damming up for a picturesque lake.

Before Ben can mediate, an explosion rocks a lavish party on the Fox Trot lawn. The blast blows up the dam—and Butler’s ex-con son, Dickie, along with it. Butler, an army-trained sapper, is arrested for setting the dynamite. Ben, whose childhood friend Dickie had tried his patience and loyalty many times before, refuses to accept Butler’s guilt. Besides, too many things don’t add up. Could it be the work of terrorists? Of one of the many groups holding a grudge against King? Or just someone with his own axe to grind? With the Feds on the scene, caught in state and local law enforcement jockeying, Ben negotiates an unpopular course through the usual minefield of his various loyalties to friends, family and lovers, of whom there are plenty....

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