Brazen Virtue

Brazen Virtue

2011 | Random House | Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Ebook, Audiobook Download

ISBN 0553897004 (ISBN13: 9780553897005)

From New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a novel that explores the dangerous side of desire, when a mystery writer in search of a little peace and quiet instead finds herself ensnared in the world of a real-life serial killer whose craving for murder stops at nothing . . . and no one.
After a demanding book tour, superstar mystery novelist Grace McCabe decides to visit her sister, Kathleen, who’s embroiled in a custody battle after a bitter divorce. Arriving in D.C., Grace is shocked to find Kathleen living in a run-down neighborhood and, hoping to afford a hotshot lawyer, supplementing her meager teacher’s salary by moonlighting as a phone sex operator.


According to Kathleen, Fantasy, Inc., guarantees its employees ironclad anonymity. But Grace has her doubts—which are confirmed one horrifying cherry-blossom-scented night when one of Fantasy, Inc.’s operators is murdered. As Grace is drawn to help solve the crime, her life turns into a scene from one of her own books. Yet as one of her biggest fans, investigator Ed Jackson, warns her: This isn’t fiction. Real people die—and Grace could be next. For she’s hoping to trap a killer more twisted than anything she could imagine. And not even Ed may be able to protect her from a rendezvous with lust and death.

Author Nora Roberts
ISBN 0375431128 (ISBN13: 9780375431128)
Genre Romance novel
Published May 1988 (Bantam Books)
Media type Mass Market Paperback
Pages 259
Series D.C. Detectives #2
Characters Grace McCabe, Ed Jackson
Setting United States of America
Literary Awards Golden Medallion by Romance Writers of America for Best Suspense Romance (1989)