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Black Orchid

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Karen Harper's new thriller, Black Orchid moves with lightning speed against the lush backdrop of the Everglades. A woman investigating the murder of her husband, an AIDs researcher, suddenly finds herself a target as well. Now each clue leads her closer to the shocking truth--and to the assassin on her tail.
Paperback, 395 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Mira Books (first published 1996)
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I loved this book!
Quick summary - Jordan lives in Naples Florida and has a flower shop - specializes in orchids. Her soon-to-be ex husband is studying wild Florida panthers. While out looking for orchids, Jordan finds members of the panther team who have been poisoned by Seminole darts. Her first husband (annulled) is now the chief of the Seminoles. He is framed. She fights to save him. People around her die. Her family isn't who they say they are. Lots of complications and a good ending.

If you love a good new romantic suspense author, you'll enjoy Black Orchid. Jordan Quinn is an orchid grower in the Naples area, who's estranged from her husband, when she gets embroiled into the mystery of his disappearance and then death. What makes it hard for her, is her attraction to her former lover, Seth Cypress, a Seminole Indian. When people from the Panther team are killed or attacked, she feared from her life, as her late husband Lawrence might be onto a miracle cure for the lenti-vir...more
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I liked this book. It kept my attention.
Laurie Dickerson
Mar 13, 2008 Laurie Dickerson rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Laurie by: No one
This is definitely my favorite book of all time, I couldn't put it down when I started reading it. Its not anything I can relate to, or that I would have gone out looking for, it just sparked my interest and I absolutely loved it!
Beth Gibson
I could not finish. Formula romantic suspense. I could almost read it with my eyes closed. Predictable characters wearing heart on their sleeves. Female character is wimpy and cowering. The writer could not make me care.
Oct 19, 2008 Dawn rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys a good suspense novel.
Recommended to Dawn by: I read all of Karen Harper's books.
Another good suspense novel from Karen Harper. I felt that the story did not grab me in the beginning, but it ended up being a pretty good book.
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A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor (The Ohio State University) and high school literature and writing teacher. A lifelong Ohioan, Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books. Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scott...more
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