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As a radio talk show host, Eve Reilly is used to backlash from her controversial on-air commentary and interviews. But when a threatening package arrives on her doorstep, it appears that one disgruntled listener is resorting to more than angry words to silence her voice. Eve turns to police detective Brent Lange for help as the harassment intensifies and grows more dangerous. Although Brent can’t find any evidence to link the string of unsettling incidents, he’s convinced they’re connected. But unless he can track down her foe quickly, the gutsy woman who is swiftly winning his heart may not survive.
|Title: Point of Danger, #1|
By: Irene Hannon
Number of Pages: 368
Publication Date: 2020
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Weight: 12 ounces
Series: Triple Threat
Stock No: WW0736175
Police detective Brent Lange can't find any evidence to link the string of unsettling incidents that follows, but he's convinced they're connected. As the harassment grows more menacing, it becomes clear someone wants Eve's voice silenced--permanently.
But unless he can track down her foe, fast, the gutsy woman who is willing to take risks for what she believes--and who is swiftly winning his heart--may not survive.
Bestselling author and three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon is back with a heart-stopping new series that will have you turning pages well into the night.
Can you provide a brief description of Point of Danger?
My newest novel features a strong-willed heroine who’s determined to stand up for her principles no matter the danger, and a police detective who has to find her unknown foe fast—or lose the woman who’s stealing his heart. In true Hitchcock style, the tension intensifies throughout the book, leading to an explosive conclusion.
Point of Danger is the first book in your new Triple Threat series. What ties the three books in your series together?
The series features three sisters involved in truth-seeking professions who are plunged into dicey situations that lead to danger—and romance.
The main protagonist, Eve Reilly, is a controversial talk show host. What type of research was required to accurately portray her role?
Online research primarily . . . plus my own experience in listening to talk radio—and being a guest on a number of programs!
You have stated that you prefer to focus on psychological suspense and character development in your books—a style that resonates more with Alfred Hitchcock rather than a James Bond style of narrative. What led to this preference in your writing style?
My undergraduate degree is in psychology, so I’ve always been fascinated with the workings of the human mind. That’s why, in all my suspense books, I take readers into the villain’s head. The whole cat-and-mouse game they plan intrigues me. Knowing what the villain is planning, and watching that unfold in spider-spinning-a-web fashion, is far more enthralling, suspenseful, and mentally engaging to me than constant car chases, shootings, explosions, etc. The human mind is much scarier than an action sequence!
What do you hope readers can take away from your book?
Admiration for the heroine, who’s willing to stand up for what she believes no matter the cost—and encouragement to do the same; a better appreciation for the tremendous power of love to transform lives; and a healthy dose of hope. I want readers to close the book believing that no matter how bad things get, there’s always the possibility of a happy ending.
When is the next book in your Triple Threat series scheduled to release?
Book 2 will release in October 2021 and features Cate, the oldest sister, whose job as a police detective takes her on a dangerous undercover assignment.
Library Journal has referred to you as the “queen of inspirational romantic suspense.” However, you are also known for your contemporary romance books, which is where your writing originated. Can you please provide a brief glimpse into your writing history?
As you noted, my first published books were contemporary romances. However . . . my first attempt at fiction was romantic suspense. And it was really, really bad! Why? Because there was no internet (yes, it was the dark ages!), so research was difficult to do. I also didn’t have any contacts in law enforcement or
the military, and to write credible suspense you have to have access to data and experts. Most books in this genre require quite a bit of technical knowledge. So, I put romantic suspense aside for many years. By the time I began writing fiction full time, the internet was around and I had a contact in law enforcement. So, I decided to give romantic suspense another go. It was successful beyond my wildest dreams. Now I alternate between the two genres.
What are you working on next?
My next novel will be Book 7 in my Hope Harbor series. It’s called Blackberry Beach and will be out in April 2021. I’m so gratified that readers have embraced my little Oregon seaside town and keep asking for more stories!
How can readers connect with you?
I’m active on Twitter and Instagram, but my favorite place to hang out is Facebook, where I chat with readers every day. You can find me here: //www.facebook.com/Irene-Hannon-426433004084567/.
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