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Kathy Bennett "is no stranger to murder and mayhem. She served twenty-nine years with the Los Angeles Police Department eight as a civilian employee and twenty-one years as a sworn police officer. While most of her career was spent in a patrol car, shes also been a Firearms Instructor at the LAPD Academy, a crime analyst in the War Room, a Field Training Officer, a Senior Lead Officer, and worked undercover in various assignments. Kathy was honored to be named Officer of the Year in 1997."  Kathy Bennett is the author of A Dozen Deadly Roses, A Deadly Blessing, A Deadly Justice,  A Deadly Denial., A Deadly Blood Moon, A Deadly Beauty, Collateral Damage and A Deadly Beauty.

According to the book description of A Dozen Deadly Roses, "Los Angeles Police Officer Jade Donovan is being hunted. Theres the lieutenant whos out to get her, the psycho whos stalking her and leaving dead roses at her door, but most frightening of all, shes been assigned to partner with her sons father, Mac Stryker. Mac doesnt know hes Donnies dad, and Jade will stop at nothing to prevent him from finding out and possibly taking away her son. She will protect and defend him at all costs. Mac Stryker is a cop with something to prove. Five years ago, hed been forced to resign the police department in disgrace when he was too drunk to take action during a shooting. Now, Mac is sober, back on the force and back working with Jade Donovan, the rookie whod saved his life. Worse, he finds himself attracted to Jade and her precocious son, Donnie. But Mac is through with love. The violent death of his wife and daughter turned him into an alcoholic, and he wont put his job or his heart at risk again. He will protect and defend them both at all costs. But when the deadline looms on Jades dozen deadly roses stalker, will the two partners manage to put aside their differences in order to save their son?"


According to the book description of Deadly Blessing, "The critically ill daughter of the governor of California has been kidnapped. LAPD Detective Maddie Divine is assigned to find her before its too late. But this high-profile case comes with secrets on every side: cops, politicians, even the innocent. A Deadly Blessing is a lightning-paced story of suspense that will keep readers on edge from beginning to end."


According to the book description of A Deadly Justice, "A brutal murder. A rash of sophisticated burglaries. A serial rapist. Little does veteran LAPD Detective Maddie Divine and her new partner, Jade Donovan, realize that a single thread tie the crimes together. But as their investigation digs deeper and the cases begin to unravel, they threaten to expose one of Maddies darkest secrets and force her to confront a truth shes tried desperately to bury."


According to the book description of A Deadly Denial, "Someone is killing cops in Los Angeles. Detective Maddie Divine is assigned to the elite Robbery Homicide Division to join the hunt for the cop killer. With officers being murdered every few days, the suspect list grows longer as secrets, deceit, and denials are uncovered. Maddie Divine Maddie's keeping a secret and if her co-workers knew, they'd put her in a padded cell and give her a rubber gun. Meanwhile, her former partner, Cash McCool, has some explaining to do. But will she accept his justification for his actions?"

A Deadly Blood Moon, A Deadly Beauty, Collateral Damage and A Deadly Beauty


According to the book description of Deadly Blood Moon, LAPD detective Maddie Divine tries to honor the memory of her fallen husband by fulfilling a promise she made to him and dedicates herself to care for his senile father. Unfortunately, her career ambitions tend to clash with the reality of her solemn word. Just when she needs to lock down a high-profile homicide, Maddie receives an urgent call from the old mans assisted living facility saying hes vanished without a trace.


Swept up in a frantic search and rescue, shes stunned to discover that savage criminals with a personal vendetta, targeted her fragile relative for abduction. And when a mysterious figure from his past shows up with an unbelievable story, she wonders what other dangerous secrets her in-laws kept hidden


Can Maddie unmask a deadly conspiracy before it claims her badge, and her loved ones life?


A Deadly Blood Moon is the latest pulse-pounding novel in A Deadly Thriller police procedural series. If you like strong women, complex plots, and realistic action, then youll love Kathy Bennetts riveting tale.


According to the book description of Collateral Damage, Amber Buckner has problems. Shes dealing with her husbands ultimatum over an unplanned pregnancy. Then, while leaving work she gets kidnapped by an armed lunatic. The psycho takes her to an underground bunker hed pre-staged for her arrival. She learns her abductor is starved for loveand what affection he doesnt receive willingly, he takes forcefully. To stay alive, Amber keeps her wits and convinces her captor that he is the father of the child shes carrying. As the days go by, the maniac fluctuates between love and hate for his captive. Forced to flee the bunker, he and Amber are on the run. She tries to stay one step ahead of her kidnapper until her husband, an LAPD cop, can rescue her. What Amber doesnt know, is that her husband isnt looking for herno one isthe psycho has seen to that.


A Disgraced Cop Seeking Revenge


Seth Farley always dreamed of being a cop. It wasnt Seths fault he screwed up and almost got himself and his training officer, Roy Buckner, killed. All the training officers whod called him arrogant and untrainable were wrong. It was a conspiracy against him. And now theyd all pay, especially Roy. It was his fault Seth got fired. Roy destroyed Seths dreams. And now Seth will destroy Roys life, by kidnapping the woman he loves.

From an underground bunker in the Mojave Desert, to a log cabin in Big Bear Lake, Amber is trapped with a killer. Does Amber have the courage and savvy to escape before she and her baby end up as collateral damage in Seths plot to exact his twisted vengeance?


According to the book description of A Deadly Beauty, A beauty pageant turned ugly


A local beauty contest is being terrorized with threats to the pageant officials and contestants. When one contestant is killed, and another contestant's mother goes missing, Detective Maddie Divine is drawn into the case. But she has more on her plate than disappearances and death. Her elderly father-in-law suffers from dementia, and hes been wandering away from home.


An obsession turned deadly

As Maddie tries to deal with the guilt of placing him in a senior care center, the pageant attacks escalate. She struggles to find the connection between all the crimes, and then, two more girls go missing. All dark avenues have to be explored, causing Maddie to traverse the drug trade, family relationships, stalking, and kidnaping. But can Maddie figure out who the true killer is before a young girl dies?



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