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Liberty or Death

(Thea Kozak #6)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  186 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Thea Kozak's sometimes rocky relationship with Maine state police detective Andre Lemieux has flourished. Now, on the day of their wedding, Thea receives awful news: Andre has been taken hostage by a militant militia group. Their terms: release one of their members from jail.
The State of Maine isn't interested in co-operating. Neither is the prisoner.
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published January 4th 2003 by Tom Doherty Associates
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Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Liberty or Death by Kate Flora
After her wedding day is rudely interrupted when militia types take the groom hostage, Thea works (WORKS! — harder than I ever could) as a waitress in a small town, looking for clues to Andre’s captivity.
This book is so scary-true in terms of current events that I checked the copyright date — 2003 — warnings go way back. I’m reading the series not in order as I usually would, rather in the order in which I manage to find copies of the books, and it’s working because
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Educational consultant Thea is moments away from marrying Maine state homicide detective Andre Lemieux when he is kidnapped by a Maine militia group as a bartering tool for release of a political prisoner. Against the wishes of the Andre's colleagues, Thea goes to the backwater town of Merchantville, ME (fictitious) and goes undercover as a waitress, working overtime hoping to learn anything she can to help find and free Andre. What she learns is that the town is in the grips of a violent, arrog ...more
Jun 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thea Kozak, is a danger magnet. In book 6, of the Thea Kozak Series, Thea is pregnant. It's her wedding day. She is upstairs at her mother's house getting ready, when Thea receives news that Andre has been kidnapped.

The militant group want a prisoner released from jail, one of their members. The Maine State Police will not negotiate. So, Thea disguises herself as a waitress working in a diner. Again putting her skills into action to find where Andre has been taken.

This entertaining series is a
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Once again I can honestly say Liberty or Death is a great continuation in the Thea Kozak Mystery series. I am enjoying everything about the series so far. I think the thing I like the most about the series is the relationships between the characters.

The storyline this time centers around the kidnapping of Thea’s fiancé Andre on their wedding day. Thea gets involved in the investigation by going undercover. The story that follows is fast paced and quite thrilling.

“I received this book for free
Ellen White
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thea is attracted to danger, and finding more than she can handle, and tears are always close to the surface. With Alex kidnapped, they are saying the militants took him, he was just in the wrong place. Trying to get information working as a waitress, and that is wearing her out fast, Wanting to find out where Alex is being held at. Another page turner and hope you find out soon. With her feet killing her, and pregnant, it’s almost too much for Thea.
Jan 28, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I so want my sister, a retired police officer, to read this book! Thea’s Dora persona is so well played as an “abused wife in the run” as her cover story. But as she wanders into the hotbed of angry militia in search of her kidnapped fiancee, a police officer who had been investigating the militia, she must dig deep to overcome naïveté and be courageous among an untrusting community hiding their secrets and fears.
T Olsen
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As always, the story is very well written and with great characters, but the plot is a little lacking in this book. For a series, there is a great variety of situations, settings and plots, and that's very commendable. But this time I find the plot contrary to the main character's character (!) and not very flattering for the police.
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily post this review. This is my honest review.
Evonne Hutton
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thea is my kickass hero!!!
When her husband to be gets abducted on their wedding day, the world as she knows it drops away.
A well written story line that will make you think.
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. This is my honest review.
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Starts on a wedding that is rudely interrupted by a kidnaping of the groom. What happens next is a race against time to find the groom. Love. A strong woman willing to do anything for love. I received this book from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book. This is my honest review.
Peter Sullins
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Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love how Kate Flora kept the top villain until the end. These characters keep getting better. I received a copy of this book from eBook Discovery. I am voluntarily posting this review. This is my honest review.
Rev Pam
Jul 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Thriller! The tension and fear never let up. Thea barrels into the lions' den, central to the investigation. ...more
Sue Parsons
Sep 30, 2021 rated it it was ok
Disappointing, don’t want political garbage in my escape reading!
Mary Warren
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one for the best books I've read lately. From the first page to the end it really good. I received this book from e book discovery and this is my honest review. ...more
Dec 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Thea is an unlikely person to end up in the middle of murders and conspiracies and violent crime and criminals, but she does. She is a strong and opinionated character. She says what she thinks and acts on her gut and her emotions with tenacity and courage in each of her books; this one is no exception (sort of)
The story deals with militia groups and fanatical violence in the name of constitutional rights and liberty with a group of anti government and anti police in a small town in Maine. Full
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jeanie Jackson
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
Wow, and wow. Intense suspense. This is only the second of this series I have read. I liked the Death one just fine but this drew me in more.
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Kate Flora grew up on a chicken farm in Maine where the Friday afternoon trip to the library was the high point of her week. She dreamed of being able to create the kind of compelling, enchanting worlds of the books she disappeared into every week, but growing up in the era when “help wanted” ads were still sex-segregated, she felt her calling was to go to law school and get the job they told her ...more

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