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Is a vigilante responsible for the murders of Lake City gang members? According to reporter Rachel Long's anonymous source, "yes." The goal is to trigger a gang war--and her investigations lead Rachel to the heart of the battlegrounds. Which is where she finds handsome officer Matthew Franklin. The protective cop wants her out of harm's way. But she "needs" the raise from ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by Steeple Hill (first published January 1st 2010)
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Christian Singer
Dec 31, 2013 Christian Singer rated it it was amazing
Love this book. Then again, you can't go wrong because it's a Love-Inspired. There could have been a little more proofreading, but it's a great story. When your life's in danger, and you don't know who's out to get you, who can you trust? Have you ever felt like you were suspicious of everybody and didn't feel safe trusting anybody? While reading Yuletide Defender, there were a few times I was spooked. Right before the bad guy was revealed, I was thinking, "Nah, it can't be. Why him?" You just h ...more
Cindy
Dec 11, 2010 Cindy rated it really liked it
Rachel Long is a reporter on her way to the top, at least that is her dream. She lives frugally and saves lots of money, knowing that someday she will be responsible for her younger sister who has Down's Syndrome. Rachel has her life planned out, and a man, nor love is involved anywhere in that plan. After being deserted by her father as a child, and then having her first boyfriend leave her too, all because they couldn't deal with Cara.

Matthew Franklin, was a young detective who was the only c
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Michelle
Jun 28, 2015 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Rachel Long's desire to get a better job just may get her killed. When she starts writing stories about the truth behind the reason gang members are being killed, someone is out to shut her up permanently. Detective, Matthew Franklin tries to warn her that she's in danger, but she refuses to believe she cannot take care of herself. So when danger finds her, Matt has to step in and be her hero.

As the two work together, they feel the romantic tension building between them. But Rachel has a respons
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Barbara
Feb 28, 2013 Barbara rated it it was ok
Intrepid (is there any other kind?) reporter Rachel Long is writing about the recent gang murders when she's given a tip from an anonymous source: a vigilante is stalking the city and taking out gang members. Matt Franklin, a detective, wants her out of harm's way but Rachel feels a need to cover the story no matter what the cost. This book feels like a retread of other mysteries I've read; the characters aren't that interesting. I guessed the vigilante before the end.
Theresa
Nov 06, 2011 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's the holiday season in Lake City and someone is killing gang members. Reporter Rachel Long and Detective Matt Franklin work together to solve the murders, as their attraction to each other grows they each must over come old hurts left over from previous relationships. Very good inspirational mystery.
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