- Hardcover: 432 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (24 Sept. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671034014
- ISBN-13: 978-0671034016
- Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 3.4 x 24.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,691,661 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mercy Hardcover – 24 Sep 2001
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In Mercy, Theo Buchanan, the brother of FBI agent Nick Buchanan from Heartbreaker, Garwood's first foray into suspense fiction, meets surgeon Dr Michelle "Mike" Renard when he throws up on her designer dress at a New Orleans gala. Dr Mike saves Theo's life with an emergency appendectomy, enabling him to return to Boston and his job as a federal prosecutor.
But Theo can't stop thinking about Mike and her little hometown on the bayou. After concluding an investigation and trial that brings down a powerful organised crime syndicate, Theo receives several death threats and his boss recommends he keep a low profile. What better place to go incognito than Bowen, Louisiana, where the catfish practically throw themselves at your fishing pole and where a certain pretty young doctor is opening her new practice? But when Theo arrives, he finds life in Bowen isn't quite as idyllic as he thought. Someone has ransacked Mike's new offices and seems dead-set on harming her. As Theo struggles to protect Mike, he uncovers a ring of upper-crust criminals willing to do anything, even murder to keep their dirty little secret--all $40 million of it--from being discovered. What connection could they possibly have to Mike? And why does everyone under the age of 18 keep calling Theo "Coach"? Join perennial favourite Garwood on a journey into the quirky close-knit communities of the Louisiana bayou and the journey a man and woman devoted to their careers undertake as they fall passionately in love.
With Mercy and Heartbreaker, bestselling author Julie Garwood shows she has a new calling--contemporary romantic suspense fiction. While long-time fans of Garwood hope she won't forsake the historical romance genre that has been so successful for her, this versatile author is coming into her own as a creator of amazingly complex and detailed suspense novels. --Alison Trinkle, Amazon.com
"Another page-turner...a gripping read."
-- "The Toronto Sun"
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"Another page-turner...a gripping read." -- "The Toronto Sun"
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In this tale, our heroine Dr. Michelle Renard aka Dr. Mike recieves a package from her dead cousin which contains evdence of her husband's (the cousin's husband) white collar robary, together with three of his friends, in a little group called 'The Sowing Cirlcle.'
Dr. Mike is fallen on by Theo Buchanan when he suffers from a burst appenix on the way to a speach he is to be giving in New Orleans, and he falls for her. (Silly but it works.) On a return trip to New Orleans, Theo hunts up Michelle in the small town, on the edge of the Louisiana bayous, that she is from, only to discover that she has been suffering from a few break-ins, and she doesn't feel safe. Her instincts are proven right when her house is fired upon by the bad guys, and she and Theo escape into the bayous.
This is a wonderful read, that is sure to pull you away from reality and into a world where bad guys don't win, and happy endings are right around the corner. Garwood does a good job with the secondary characters, giving you hope for books that will bring these people back. Unlike her historicals, you can tell that characters have a full character protrait somewhere, if only in the authors mind. These people are not just names that spout out information important to the plot. I highly recomend this to anyone in search of a little escapism in either the mystery or roamnce categories, as the romance does not preclude the rest of the plot.
The descriptive writing was so good, I would say I watched this book, rather like a film, than read it.
The plot was neat, there was no wondering about how things had tied together. Some good twists and turns, it didn't treat the reader like a moron and left you to work things out alongside the characters.
The humour was excellent and the characters believable. I found myself wondering what they were doing beyond the end of the book!
All in all, a well balanced novel, I thoroughly recommend it and look forward to reading more of this excellent author's work.
While investigating to find out by whom and why her new clinic has been ransacked he becomes at his utter amazement the new football coach and he also gives free legal advise to the folks of Bowen...
Naturally, the passion between him and Dr. Mike is sizzlinng and if you add a few murder attempts as well as the amoral members of the Sowing Club you have a great ROMANCE-THRILLER !!
This is the second book I read from Julie Garwood - the first being the Heartbreaker - and I have to say it was a bit of a disappointment as I was expecting the same kind of suspense that had me reading even at 7.00am on my way to the bus stop.
Mercy is a good book if you like romantic suspense but I found it very predictable as the plot was very similar to the Heartbreaker - tough city guy trying to save small town girl's life while dodging bullets from left, right and center - but apart from the very end, it was not unputdownable.
The book is well written and I liked the characters, the author definately knows how to get the reader to fall in love with her hero.
Well worth reading.
is the main star.This is also the first time you meet Renard family starting with Michelle Renard (Dr),then later on her dad and brothers.Theo has just concluding an investigation and trial that brings down a powerful organised crime syndicate,and is having some time off.The story start at the New Orleans gala where Buchanan meets Renard when he throws up on her,She quickly spots that its more then it seems and rush him to hospital.The doctor return home in the bayou to reopen a clinic, trying to forget him.The Story is about 4 people who call them self the Sowing Club who have over the last 10+ years got $40,000,000 put away.Then 1 of the team talks the other to help put his wife 6ft under but make it look like she died in her sleep.This happen but not the way he hoped as his wife knew all about his bad deals,so she had her will changed and send a letter to her in law after her death.But the letter get waylaid,meanwhile Theo goes to the bayou to fish but get mistakened for the new football coach.Their are a lot off twist and turned in this all the while Theo and Doctor try and hide there feelings for each other and stay a live at the same time. ?Great series can not wait for the next 1
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Good read. A few twists and turns to keep it interesting. Worth the read and like able characters think there is a few stories yet to come from this bookPublished 22 months ago by linda
Yet another example of Julie Garwood's writing talent.
This book is funny, charming, sensual and romantic. It has a great storyline with plenty of intrigue and action. Read more
Mercy - I loved it. This and Heartbreaker are the best in the Buchanan series. I have collected most of the series.Published on 2 April 2013 by Janet Mackinnon