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For newly appointed police chief Cash Grier, life in rural southeast Texas was quite a departure from his former world of subterfuge and black ops. But as a true renegade, Cash had learned never to take anything at face value. Even now he sniffed an undercurrent of unrest in the air and made it his personal mission to keep law and order in the streets of Jacobsville. Complications arose when Cash found himself distracted by his traitorous desire for Tippy Moore — the "Georgia Firefly"
The combative barbs he once relished exchanging with his sworn enemy no longer gave him the satisfaction. Cash was stunned by Tippy's amazing transformation from "spoiled Hollywood starlet to unassuming beauty who had almost as many skeletons in her closet as he did. Despite himself, the hard-edged Texan discovered a kindred spirit in this woman who was selflessly devoted to raising her beleaguered younger brother. Before long, Cash, a man who prided himself on self-restraint, found himself powerless to resist their explosive chemistry.
Just as cash was beginning to believe that Tippy might be the one for him, an unforgivable betrayal ripped them apart, spiraling them in different directions, leading to despair, deceit — and unexpected danger.
Yet even as cash licked his wounds, sharply hewn instincts alerted him that Tippy was in grave jeopardy. In a race against time, he rode to her rescue after Tippy courageously sacrificed herself to secure her brother's freedom when the boy was sued as a pawn in a deadly moneymaking scheme. In the aftermath of her harrowing ordeal, the Tippy cash whisked home would not be the same woman he'd coldly turned his back on. Now all roads led to this one pivotal moment that would test the very fabric of a love that had once known no bounds.
"Palmer's new romance catches up with small-town Jacobsville, Tex., police chief Cash Grier and fashion model — turned — film star Tippy Moore, who crossed paths in the author's previous novel, Lawless. Hardened, war-weary Cash, a former mercenary, swears he'll never trust another woman again after a crushing betrayal by his ex-wife ('They say bullets are dangerous. But the most dangerous thing on earth is love.'); red-headed Tippy's sunny exterior hides a horrific past of abuse and neglect, making her equally wary of men. An idyllic meeting in New York, where Tippy lives, segues quickly into a rather improbable series of events, including a miscarriage, a kidnapping and a daring rescue. When Cash whisks Tippy off to Jacobsville for her own safety, the pressures on the couple ease, but Palmer concocts some convoluted sideplots featuring local politicians trying to work outside the law and a state senator arrested for inebriation. Too many pages are wasted reiterating ad infinitum the trust issues that plague Cash and Tippy, but Palmer knows how to make the sparks fly between her protagonists. The ties binding Tippy and Rory, the nine-year-old half-brother she cares for, and the solid relationship Cash builds with both of them are heartwarming and endearing." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Newly appointed Jacobsville, Texas, police chief Cash Grier and ex-model-turned-actress Tippy Moore had once shared a bitter animosity. But Cash soon learns not to take anything at face value as he realizes Tippy is the woman for him.
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- Renegade is the sequel to Desperado and Lawless.
- Lawless (Mira Books, 7/03) hit #24 on the New York Times extended hardcover bestseller list.
- Renegade will be published on the heels of the paperback release of Lawless (Mira Books, 6/04).
- The hardcover of Desperado (Mira Books, 7/02) had a 60% NSR; the paperback (Mira Books, 6/03) hit #20 on the New York Times extended bestseller list.
- There are over 42 million copies of her books in print.
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