The Protector

The Protector : Games People Play

3.86 (250 ratings by Goodreads)
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"Dimon excels at creating memorable, complex characters." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Salvation, Pennsylvania. The commune located in the small town was advertised as a modern Utopia: a place to live, share, and learn with other like-minded young people. Cate Pendleton's sister was one of them. Now she's dead-and Cate won't rest until she finds out who killed her. Stonewalled at every turn, she approaches a DC Fixer for help and ends up with Damon Knox, a mysterious man with a secretive past. But Cate soon discovers that she not only needs Damon, she wants him, which isn't good-for the attraction brewing between them will only lead to complications that can turn into danger . . .

Damon has tried to erase the hellish memories and the evil that happened in Salvation ever since he left a long time ago. Still, he can't turn his back on Cate. As Damon works with Cate to uncover her sister's killer, he finds himself drawn to her more and more. But how will she feel about him when she learns about his connection to the place?

Joining forces to uncover the truth, they must stay one step ahead of a cunning killer who's bent on not being exposed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 106 x 168 x 24mm | 172g
  • AVON BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062692232
  • 9780062692238
  • 950,513

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Salvation, Pennsylvania. The commune located in the small town was advertised as a modern Utopia: a place to live, share, and learn with other like-minded young people. Cate Pendleton's sister was one of them. Now she's dead--and Cate won't rest until she finds out who killed her. Stonewalled at every turn, she approaches a DC Fixer for help and ends up with Damon Knox, a mysterious man with a secretive past. But Cate soon discovers that she not only needs Damon, she wants him, which isn't good--for the attraction brewing between them will only lead to complications that can turn into danger . . .

Damon has tried to erase the hellish memories and the evil that happened in Salvation ever since he left a long time ago. Still, he can't turn his back on Cate. As Damon works with Cate to uncover her sister's killer, he finds himself drawn to her more and more. But how will she feel about him when she learns of his connection to the place?

Joining forces to uncover the truth, they must stay one step ahead of a cunning killer who's bent on not being exposed.
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Review quote

"Dimon capably balances the romantic relationship with the fight for survival, avoiding cliche and easy fixes. Love scenes are intense and fully detailed, adding depth to the emotional connection. An explosive ending will delight and satisfy series fans." -- Publishers Weekly "HelenKay Dimon's THE PROTECTOR is a fine reminder of what a great storyteller she is." -- USA Today, Happy Ever After
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About HelenKay Dimon

Helenkay Dimon spent the years before becoming a romance author as a . . . divorce attorney. Not the usual transition, she knows. Good news is she now writes full time and is much happier. She has sold over thirty novels, novellas, and shorts to numerous publishers. Her nationally bestselling and award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues, and her books have twice been named "Red-Hot Reads" and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine. But if you ask her, she'll tell you the best part of the job is never having to wear pantyhose again.
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Rating details

250 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 27% (68)
4 40% (100)
3 26% (64)
2 6% (14)
1 2% (4)
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