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Fatal Threat

(Fatal #11)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  2,546 ratings  ·  302 reviews
With a killer on the loose, it's the worst time to be on lockdown…

It's just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene. A threat has been made against her family, but nobody
Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 25th 2017 by HQN
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Homicide Lieutenant Samantha (Sam) Holland and her partner Freddie Cruz are called to a scene where a body was found on the banks of the Anacostia River. As they begin their investigation, agents suddenly show up, surround Sam and whisk her away without explanation. A serious and credible threat was received against the Vice President's family and that means more than just Sam and son, Scotty.

This was a solidly interesting case that went in some strange directions. I liked that the resolution c
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars


I’m truly and unequivocal ADDICTED to this series.

Wow, this series is AMAZING!!
Fatal Threat started with a BANG and continued in that sense until the very end. There was no breather for Sam or me.

It became obvious right away that someone was threatening Sam’s family, the title of the book as well as the situation that the reader got plunged into made that patently clear. Because of the near explosive tension I was immediately hooked and deeply invested. During most of the book I was
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
For me, the best in the series to date. The twists, turns and that feeling of never quite being sure which direction things were heading made it for me. And with lots of little seeds planted ready to sprout in future books, I think we can be certain of more thrills, spills and romance.

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Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Lt. Samantha (Sam) Holland is whisked away from the scene of a murder investigation by Secret Service agents. It all happened so abruptly that neither she nor her partner, Freddie, could stop them or get answers to their questions about what was going on. Sam finds herself locked down in a safe house along with the rest of her extended family. She eventually learns of the credible threat against them (especially the children) after she’s joined by her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano. Needl ...more
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Why? It's part of a series I am addicted to. When I met this series I read the first five I think straight one after the other. Then I had to wait like the rest of the fans for each one. This is #11. Published July 2017. Auto-buy and auto-read.

Plot Lt Sam Holland and her extended family are picked up from wherever they are and put into lockdown. Somebody is threatening them, especially the children. Needless to say Sam is grumpy about that as she is in the middle of a case involving an
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good installment.

I love Sam. I love Nick. I love Sam and Nick. I love Sam ... did I already say that I love Sam?

Did Nick always use "terms of endearments" in the previous books ... don't really remember. Personally, I fucking HATE them. Just can't see Sam as a "Babe" or "Sweetheart" kinda girl.

Anyway, I am still enjoying this series, 11 books in!

Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
I really like this series! Now that I've read some In Death books, I can see the similarities! :)

Even if this is similar it's also quite different, but still enjoyable in a different way!

I love how Sam and Nick are together: in love, in lust and united! Add to that that now Scotty is part of their family and you'll have an ideal! :)

Still, as their story progress with each book, new and unexpected thing surface. Their past keeps intruding in their present (and probably their future as well)!

The c
Anne OK
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
July 2017 will bring another terrific addition to Marie Force's FATAL SERIES. Readers will be thrilled with it - I promise. It's packed full with chills, spills and thrills surrounding our favorite police lieutenant and her husband, the vice president of the USofA. This one definitely packs a wallop and yeah, there's some of those "special" scenes between Mr. and Mrs. Cappuano, as well.


Two words sum this one up: SURPRISES GALORE!

With each new release, I fall more a
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I love nothing more than when Sam gets her feathers ruffled.  And boy...did she have them ruffled in FATAL THREAT.

As imagined, a threat against a high-ranking member of the White House would send those that protect our first and second families into high alert.  But when one of those being protected is determined she doesn't need it, sparks fly and the Second Lady is determined to find who would do it and make sure they paid (especially whe
ARC provided by author for an honest review.

Marie Force is one of my favorite authors. Her Fatal Series is my favorite romantic suspense series. Fatal Threat is book 11 in the Fatal series. This is another exciting story with US Vice President Nick Cappuano and his wife WPD Sam Holland.

Lt. Sam Holland is called to a homicide scene but is whisked away to an undisclosed bunker by the Secret Service. A threat has been made against Nick and Sam's loved ones. Eventually they too join Sam. Being coope
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Returning to Nick and Sam’s DC is always a rush. There are no easy days for these two. Nick is out of the country and Sam is on the hunt for a missing person and a murderer. But a credible threat against Second Family sends thing spiraling as the entire Holland/Cappuano extended families are put into protective custody. As Sam fights to work her cases from custody, Nick faces increasing pressure from the media while continuing to search for the source of the threat.

Sam and Nick bump he
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another one hit out of the ball park! Love the Fatal series.

Someone has issued a threat against the second family - Sam, Nick, and Scotty plus their close relatives. Sequestered in an underground bunker would drive anyone mad, but especially Sam when she had another murder to solve, plus this threat! Who would hate them so much. Good mystery with some good bantering between the characters. I had a sneaking suspicion as to who the culprit(s) was/were, but nothing firm until later on in the book.
Tina Todd shobe
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fatal Threat is book latest book in the Fatal Series.

While on a case investigating a body that has surfaced on the shores of the river
Lieutenant Sam Holland is almost bodily removed by the Secret Service and put into protective custody along with all her and Nick's family. You could actually feel her fear when she's trying to discover if her husband is ok.

Her husband, is Vice President of the United States Nick Cappuano. He is trying to keep all their loved ones safe. Although I understand Sam'
Aly is so frigging bored
This was a crazy ride! We're reunited with Sam and Nick, their families and their friends about 2 weeks before Det. Jeannie MecBride's wedding. The book starts with a dead woman in a river, everything normal, and them BAM! Sam's taken by the Secret Service in an undisclosed location with her whole family. Also, Nick is in Iran and we have no idea if something happened to him!

Ms Force wrote a fast paced story with our favorite 2nd family. We see them struggling with the life they have to lead bec
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this entire series! And once again, Marie Force delivers an super story with characters we've come to love. If only Nick Capuano existed in my real life ... sigh ...
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened, 2018
3.5 stars.

I'm really interested in finding out what happens next with Nick's job....
Normally, I enjoy Marie Force's work, but I've had problems with her Fatal series for a while now. Ever since I read the entire Eve Dallas series, I can't help but compare the Fatal series to that one and it never measures up for me. Sam's antics smack of desperation, and moreover, they aren't realistic at all! It really feels as if she doesn't give a fig about supporting Nick politically. The story was a bit convoluted and I felt as if it was easy to see the mastermind from a mile off. I'm inte ...more
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
I really hope that this series stays around for a while because it's always such a pleasure to read about Sam Holland and Nick Cappuano's exploits and struggles and see how their relationships develops over time. FATAL THREAT is a really thrilling addition to the series, especially because of the unexpected direction of the story and the many surprises it hid.

There are a lot of things that Lieutenant Sam Holland will let slide, but coming after her family is not one of those things and anyone co
Jul 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5-3.75 stars

Sam and Nick have grown to be one of my all time favorite couples in the romance world. What I love the most about them are their realness. Even though the dramas that are presented in each book are a reach for their stature in the DC community( a police lieutenant still working and is currently the Second Lady of The United States because obviously Nick is VP) they still struggle with the day to day of being a regular married couple. It's probably what I love best about them. This
Erin Lewis
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of Fatal Threat (Fatal # 11) by Marie Force

Since this is book 11 in the series, there is always the concern that the books could get repetitive, have no fear this is not the case. Fatal Threat is another great addition to one of my favourite series from Marie Force.

Not content to write a suspenseful story with one plot twist, Fatal Threat contains two story lines for us to try and wrap our heads around. Although this is book 11 in the series, I do not believe that anyone new to th
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'll let you guys into a secret of mine: I absolutely love crime drama/ thriller TV shows. Criminal Minds, Bones, Body of Proof, Rizzoli and Isles? I'm obsessed with all of them! Because of this, I've been on the hunt lately for some good thriller reads because, quite simply, I cannot resist a good mystery. Therefore, when Marie Force's Fatal Threat, her latest addition of to the Fatal Series, landed on my radar, I immediately added it to the top of my TBR pile. Luckily, Fatal Threat provided ju ...more
Jackie Wright
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have to admit Marie Force is one of my go to authors and the Fatal Series is one of my favourites but who would have thought 11 books in, I would be saying this series gets better and better with every book. Sam and Nick are intriguing and their books are not just a love story there is always at least one plot happening and Fatal Threat is no different, the twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first chapter. Will the Vice President and the Second Lady survive not on ...more
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Book 11 and Sam and Nick are still going strong. There are some changes in the squad and the team continues to deal with issues from previous books - that is one of the reasons I love this series so much. There is a continuity that really rewards the fans.

Sam and Nick have had to deal with so many challenges, but their relationship is the source of their strength and it is so romantic. Truly, I'm not sure that there is a better realistic book boyfriend out there than Nick Cappuano. There are se
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
3.75 stars.

Gosh, it's like everything that can ever happen to Sam and Nick is cramped into this book. I just thought there was too much happening... and Sam's reaction when she found out about her ex-husband seems a bit too unprofessional for a harden homicide lieutenant.
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOW!! This book really knocks it out of the park. Though I didn't know this book was a new release in a series I read the book and have to say this book blows everything out of the water. Edge of my seat! I couldn't put it down! Never have read Marie Force before or any books in the Fatal series I have to say I now have to go back and read from the Prequel all the way through. What an amazing job! I didn't wonder who people were,why they were the way they were or anything else so to me it can be ...more
This was another fantastic story in the series, and I literally devoured it in just a few hours, and I know I've said this before but this series does just get better and better. And as usual Fatal Threat was full of suspense, heat and humour, and I was gripped throughout. Plus, it truly kept me guessing, and boy was I surprised when the guilty party was revealed. As that was one twist I had not seen coming. But it's good to know even after ten books Ms. Force can still surprise the hell out of ...more
Sheri Morell
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Marie Force has done it again, Fatal Threat was amazing. so many twist and turns I didn't see coming.
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Politicians and law enforcement may head butt every so often, but what happens when a husband is in politics and the wife is in law enforcement? My real question for this story is why have I never read Ms. Force before? Her name is familiar to me and I thought about reading her books and somehow always shied away. Ms. Force is now on my list to auto read. I really enjoyed this book. Even though I started this series on book number eleven, it was easy for me to get up to speed. I may have enjoyed ...more
Anne - Books of My Heart
3.5 stars

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I have read ebooks for the entire   Fatal series   until now. I LOVE this series and these characters. I am absorbed into many of the overall plots which carry through multiple books.  I love how Samantha is strong and smart; she cares for her team and for the victims of the crimes. The humor in her banter with her co-workers is fun. Nick is smart and caring. He has such compassion for others. Others like Scott
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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and erotic romance. Her series include Gansett Island, Fatal, Treading Water, Butler Vermont and Quantum.

Her books have sold nearly 10 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller more than 30 times. She is also a USA

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