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Life Sentence

Prequel, Detective Madison Knight Series - Prequel to the Madison Knight Series

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"A thriller all the way…Arnold never disappoints.”
–The Reading Café

A defense attorney's worst nightmare…

"If I pay with my life, you will pay with yours."

Defense Attorney Bryan Lexan may have just taken on the case which will cost him his life. When his client, a Russian mafia boss, is convicted of first-degree murder, he vows to make Bryan pay.

Meanwhile, Jessica Pratt has always prided herself on being a modern woman–you know, the kind who doesn't need a man to make her feel complete. So when she finds herself torn between two, she realizes that not all decisions are based on facts. If they were, her boyfriend, Bryan, would be the logical choice. He has the family name, wealth, and a stake in a successful law firm. Only thing is, when she meets Mason Freeman, the chemistry between them is irrefutable and he won't take no for an answer.

With both of them caught up in a struggle for survival, and a powerful enemy on their heels, they'll need to decide where their loyalties lie.

Please note: This book is a romantic suspense. Madison Knight of the best-selling police procedural series has more of a secondary role in this book. This story provides insight into Madison’s background and the series that was inspired by her.

Customer Reviews

Sizzling Suspense and Romance

There are a select few authors for whom I will put aside whatever book I am currently reading and immediately immerse myself in their novels....Linda Fairstein (Alexandra Cooper), Kathy Reichs (Tempe Brennan), Cara Black (Aimée Léduc), and Carolyn Arnold (Madison Knight). The characters are old friends you look forward to seeing and catching up with since you last met.

Carolyn Arnold’s latest novel, Life Sentence is a prequel to her Madison Knight series and introduces new characters in a romantic thriller with plot twists that keep the reader guessing until the very last page. Jessica Pratt, a successful marketing executive, unexpectedly finds her life in upheaval. Her boyfriend, Bryan Lexan risks all to represent a Russian mobster charged with murder—including their lives. When Jessica meets Mason Freeman, owner of a new client company, there’s an instant, unmistakable spark that neither can deny.

Jessica finds herself in a whirl of deceit, half-truths, ulterior motives, and torn between two men who do not accept “No” when there’s something or someone they want. This romantic suspense novel is hard to put down—be prepared to read through the night!

Although Madison Knight is a supporting cast member in Life Sentence, the glimpse into her earlier years on the police department begs for more backstory in future books. Cannot wait until we meet up again!

Life Sentence

This was an excellent book! I've read all the Madison Knight books with the exception of the last one in print. As I started reading it and the further I read, I realized to adequately know what was transporting, I needed to read this first. The flow of these books from ending one and then resuming the story line has really drawn me in. Next boom is not due out until October of this year

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Life Sentence
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  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Suspense
  • Published: Aug 14, 2013
  • Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
  • Seller: Smashwords, Inc.
  • Print Length: 317 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Prequel, Detective Madison Knight Series
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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