Walking After Midnight by Karen Robards

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The nude male body lay on the embalming table, battered beyond recognition. Gingerly, Summer McAfee, chairman, CEO, and sole employee of Daisy Fresh cleaning service, reached out to touch an arm to reassure herself that she hadn't just seen the corpse move.  Suddenly, shockingly, her hand was in the viselike grip of a man very much alive and desperate enough to take her captive on a no-holds-barred run from cops, killers, and his own decidedly complicated past...

Summer's former life as a New York lingerie model had gone south with her marriage, leaving her, at thirty-six, single and back home in Tennessee, on her hands and knees scrubbing other people's bathrooms.  But the drab present vanishes in a flash as she's forced to flee into the Tennessee wilds with the stranger she calls Frankenstein, first as his captive, then his companion, as they run from the enemies determined to destroy them both--straight into a raging passion that could only be the last laugh of fate...


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About Karen Robards

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Karen Robards is the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books, including the romantic thrillers Justice and Sleepwalker, and the historical romance trilogy Scandalous, Irresistible, and Shameless. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her family.
 
Published July 27, 2011 by Dell. 416 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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(Deedee's ghost shows up throughout, kind of a honky-tonk Tinkerbell.) Running from the bad guys, Summer and Steve ride the Smoky Mountains on a Japanese dirt bike with a temperamental Pekinese.

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``Frankenstein'' as she will call him, is none other than the infamous Steve Calhoun, a former detective who is now on the run not only from drug dealers but also from the ghost of Deedee, his former mistress, whose purported suicide in his office was the cause of his very public disgrace and div...

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Steve and Summer who make this a memorable book, and neither are particularly attractive at this point in their lives - Steve, for one, is a recovering alcoholic.

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Summer is a divorced young woman, formerly a model, who now cleans toilets for a living to make ends meet.

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