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The First Mistake (Cleo North #1)

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Ten years ago, while investigating a case assigned by the air force's Office of Special Investigations, agent Cleo North made the mistake of ignoring threats that turned deadly for a young sergeant. She vowed never to make the same mistake again. Now Cleo is given the opportunity to uncover what happened a decade ago--and the clues lead to a suspect who is a high-ranking o ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Mira Books
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Jane Stewart
It kept my interest. I did not wish it would be over. But I expected romance which was not there.

The spine labels this book “romantic suspense.” When I finished the book my first thought was “This is not romance! It’s action spy mystery.” It reads like a TV show - mostly action scenes. Private detective Cleo is supplying security to an obnoxious movie star who is appearing at a film festival. At the same time Cleo is investigating and hopes to solve a ten-year-old murder mystery involving the ch
TBR Challenge 2011- General. This book has been on my TBR list since since March 2010.

I don't know why it's taken me so long to read this book. I'm so glad I signed up for the TBR Challenge 2011 over at Wendy the Super Librarian's blog ( Because of the challenge, I've been combing though my TBR lists for books I added prior to 2011. I can't even remember who recommended this romantic suspense, but they were right. It's very good.

This is the first book in
I became a fan of Lovelace after reading her Call of Duty. Though some of her other books were a hit and miss for me, I enjoyed her style enough to look out for any new titles.

When I read that The First Mistake has the romance continuing into the sequels, I wasn't too enthusiastic as I'm not one for long drawn-out relationships. Thankfully, my liking for the author's work won out as I found my purchase of her latest title was certainly not a mistake at all! This trilogy is going to be a keeper f
Jennifer Wardrip
The first of the exciting Cleo North Trilogy, THE FIRST MISTAKE draws readers into an exciting world of political intrigue, action-adventure, and passion with the first page. No one writes military romantic suspense as well as this former USAF Colonel, and THE FIRST MISTAKE doesn't disappoint!

For Cleopatra Aphrodite North, giving up a life as part of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations seemed to be the only choice she had left. After ignoring her sense that something wasn't right wit
I loved this book it was really good read
Lee Anne
Not a bad story, just not to my taste.
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