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Killjoy
Julie Garwood

Buchanan / FBI #3
Ballantine
July 2003
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Featuring: John Paul Renard; Avery Delaney
448 pages
ISBN: 0345453816
EAN: 9780345453815
Kindle: B000FBFMDE
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Romance Suspense

Avery Delaney has always tried to put the past far behind her. Abandoned by her rapacious, conniving mother when she was only three days old, Avery was raised by her grandmother and beloved aunt Carolyn. Then, when she was eleven, she witnessed her grandmother’s violent death, before Avery herself was shot and left for dead. Miraculously she survived. The man responsible is serving time in a Florida prison. This traumatic experience propels Avery into a life of law and order.

Her razor-sharp mind and ability to gather data and decipher evidence has made Avery an expert crime analyst for the FBI. But soon she will have to use every one of her adroit skills on a case that hits painfully close to home.

Avery’s workaholic aunt, Carolyn Salvetti, is certain her (hopefully soon-to-be ex) husband sent her the gold embossed reservation to the posh Utopia Spa in the mountains of Colorado. At first she is resistant, but then figures it will be a welcome respite from the cutthroat advertising business, not to mention a networking extravaganza. Plus she persuades her niece to join her for the two weeks of luxury and decadence.

But Carolyn never makes it to Utopia. Under false pretenses, she is taken to an isolated retreat by a handsome stranger with a dazzling smile, suave demeanor, and the darkest of motives. His name is Monk, a hired assassin. Now, with scant clues and fewer resources, Avery must track down and save Carolyn—and outmaneuver a brilliant killer who is part of an elaborate plot of madness and lethal vengeance.

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12 comments posted.

Re: Killjoy

Magneto from the X-Men comics is one of my favorite villains because you feel a little sympathy for him because of his background.
(Jane Cheung 3:38am November 3, 2009)

Most villians are made because of a tragic beginning. I think that's why we feel for the villian. The real villian is the ones who create them.
(
Theresa Buckholtz 1:23pm November 3, 2009)

I don't relate much to villians. They always meet such a tragic ending! Poor souls.
(
Lisa Glidewell 2:42pm November 3, 2009)

My favorite villains are the ones you learn a little about. It makes them seem almost human - if you can excuse the word. However, even though I can see where the damage was done to them, they are still villains.
(
Karin Tillotson 3:03pm November 3, 2009)

I don't really like villians, I'm more for heroines!

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(
Brenda Rupp 3:26pm November 3, 2009)

I agree with magneto from x-men
(
Annetta Stolpmann 4:28pm November 3, 2009)

Suzanne Brockmann's villains. All Batman villains. Voldemort. Magneto isn't always a villain, so you definitely have a love/hate relationship with him. Mariah Stewart's villains. Just to name a few!
(
Kelli Jo Calvert 4:59pm November 3, 2009)

Heather Long: Thank you for your article.

I once heard this from a forensic psychologist: "When someone creates a villain, he does so out of his own experience."

I suspect this also applies to readers. When a reader can truly relate to a villain, it reflects on the real-life antagonists she has faced.

For me, as both a reader and a writer, the villains with the greatest impact are authority figures who abuse their authority, therefore harming if not destroying those with little or no power.

Such antagonists are most interesting, and harmful, when things aren't going their way. The most dangerous person, in both real life and fiction, is a control freak whose life is spinning out of control.
(
Mary Anne Landers 5:33pm November 3, 2009)

My favorite villain right now is not in print but on TV. SYLAR from Heroes is a villain I love to watch. He is so incredibly dark & interesting. The twisted wry humor shines through.
(
Mary Preston 6:38pm November 3, 2009)

I don't really like the villians which in stories it works because you pull for the good guy which i like it when the good guy overtakes the villian, most interesting is when the woman is the vilian.
(
Lori Barnes 7:22pm November 3, 2009)

I can't think of a single villian that hasn't been named (and that I don't agree with). If I had to choose just one, though, I think it would have to be Magneto.
(
Dawn Detkowski 1:24am November 4, 2009)

There are lots of good villains (that
doesn't sound right) out there. My
"favorite" is Magua from LAST OF THE
MOHICANS. He has his reasons for being
nasty, but he is cold heartedly brutal.
(
Patricia Barraclough 11:58pm November 4, 2009)

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