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Pine Hills Police: Four Complete Novels
Length: 40 hrs and 7 mins
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Three full length novels featuring the small town of Pine Hills, Oregon and police detective Randy Detweiler are bundled in this collection of romantic suspense police procedurals: Finding Sarah, Hidden Fire, and Saving Scott. There's also an added bonus of Nowhere to Hide, a Pine Hills Police spinoff, featuring Colleen McDonald, first introduced in Finding Sarah. Join Randy and Sarah, Scott and Ashley, and Graham and Colleen as they solve crimes and fall in love.
Mapleton, Colorado's police chief, Gordon Hepler, would rather be on the streets than behind a desk dealing with budgets and the town council, but he promised his late mentor he'd accept the position. And to Gordon, a promise is a promise, even if the person you made it to isn't around anymore. However, doubts creep in, and he wonders if he was shoved into the job because his mentor thought he couldn't cut it on the streets.
All Mapleton Police Chief Gordon Hepler wants is to enjoy a rare quiet moment and have a peaceful lunch. Before he can finish his sandwich, Angie, his wife, calls to say her business partner is going to be arrested at a wedding reception they’re catering. Seems her partner stumbled upon the body of one of the guests - the mother of the groom. Was it a natural death? Suicide? Homicide?
Kelli Carpenter has changed her name, her appearance - her life - to avoid being connected to a crime she committed in self-defense years ago. But just when she thinks she has nothing to fear, handsome stranger Blake Windsor shows up. He claims to be the handyman her boss sent to help complete the project she’s working on - Camp Getaway - a place where inner city kids will get respite from concrete and drive-bys.
Someone is playing a game with Mapleton’s Chief of Police...and it’s deadly. For Mapleton Police Chief Gordon Hepler, life has become predictably boring - despite being a newlywed. Being a husband is great. Dealing with nothing but parking violations, speeders, and the occasional disorderly complaint is monotonous. Gordon wonders if he’s been so busy dealing with “Chief Stuff” that he’s lost his edge as a street cop. Especially when his biggest challenges are handling the penny-pinching mayor and deciding what goes into the station’s vending machines.
Mapleton police chief Gordon Hepler and the mayor can’t agree about what being a cop means. To Gordon, it’s keeping his citizens safe. To the mayor, it’s generating revenue by issuing speeding and parking tickets. When two runaway dogs waylay Gordon on the way to what he hopes will be an uneventful afternoon at a backyard barbeque, more than his afternoon is interrupted. As dogs will do, these have uncovered a bone.
There’s no escaping your past, no matter how deep you try to bury it. Morgan Tate has spent over a decade trying to bury her past, hiding behind self-imposed barriers. When she inherits a house in Pine Hills, Oregon, she decides it’s the perfect time to pack up and start a new life. She arrives to discover her new home is a dilapidated structure, filled with mysteries and secrets, and she’s not sure she’ll be able to live in it as required by the terms of the trust.
Life is a balancing act. When you’re a cop, the choices can be deadly. Ed Solomon, long-time police officer in the small town of Mapleton, Colorado, has been ribbed for thinking there’s a ring of assassins out killing deadbeat dads. However, he’s convinced these killers exist and they’re doing their dirty work from behind an innocuous-looking travel blog. Proving the ring exists has been a sideline investigation for him, but it’s shoved further onto the back burner when Ed is forced to assume the duties of Chief.
When a member of the film crew is found dead, everything goes sideways. The mayor pushes Gordon to adopt a business as usual mentality, and let the film company handle the investigation. But a murder on Mapleton soil makes it Gordon's jurisdiction, and nothing the mayor says can make him halt his investigation. When other members of the cast and crew haven't reported in, Gordon wonders if he's looking for more suspects or more victims. Will Gordon listen to the mayor, or risk his job to find the truth?
After police officer Colleen McDonald is injured in a case gone south and her partner dies, she leaves her job and friends in small town Oregon for a fresh start as a civilian in Orlando. When a deputy sheriff comes to her door investigating a possible missing person, she’s determined to get him out of her life by beating him at his own game.
Solving a crime is like piecing together a puzzle. But what happens if the pieces don't fit? When police chief Gordon Hepler's doctor orders him to cut down on the stress in his life or risk losing his vision, Gordon books a winter retreat at a remote bed and breakfast. Hours away from Mapleton, where nobody knows he's a cop, he plans to relax and try to forget about his eyes.
For Tim Halloran, Army Ranger turned Colorado cowboy, a simple life on a cattle ranch with no strings is his idea of perfection. Maybe he'll have a ranch of his own someday. Meanwhile, ranching lets him forget his haunting wartime experiences as an army sniper, and being the ranch clown is his coping mechanism. Bad jokes and a love 'em and leave 'em lifestyle make his world turn. But meeting Rebecca Morgan soon has his world spinning in another direction.
In her job as a Sheriff's Department dispatcher, Cecily Cooper sees plenty of people who could use a second chance. She's created a program to give the less advantaged a fresh start, and thinks her brother's Colorado cattle ranch will be the perfect spot for her project. Some responsibility and a touch of physical labor will help these people find an alternative to life on the streets. Bryce Barrett, ex-Army Ranger, now turned cowboy on the Triple-D Ranch, prefers animals to people. People have agendas. Animals don't.
Derek Cooper has left the violent life of an Army Ranger and a covert ops agent for Blackthorne, Inc. in favor of the more peaceful life of a cowboy, running the family cattle ranch in the Colorado mountains. However, when he rescues a stranded motorist, he has no idea this blonde pixie is going to bring violence to his doorstep - or work her way into his heart. Unable to resist helping her discover why she's in danger ends up with him unable to resist her...period.
Returning from a stint as part of a task force on violent crime, Randy Detweiler is eager to reunite with Sarah Tucker in Pine Hills, but she’s having second thoughts about their relationship. Can she deal with a cop who gets called away at a moment’s notice, especially one who won’t talk about his job? Their reunion is cut short when a body is discovered, and rumors fly that it’s the work of a serial killer. To make matters worse, the town council might disband their police department, and Randy’s under added pressure to solve the murder before they take action.
Homicide Detective Scott Whelan lived for the job - until the day he was caught in the middle of a robbery gone bad. He accepts a new job as a civilian with the Pine Hills Police Department, thinking being close to the job will be better than leaving it completely. But when he finds himself in the middle of the investigation. Scott has to choose where his loyalties lie - with his brotherhood in blue, or his attractive new neighbor, who needs someone on her side.
All Sarah wants is success for her gift boutique. Her husband died a year earlier in a car accident, and Sarah faces one business setback after another. Determined to succeed on her own, she fights off a meddling sister-in-law as well as offers of financial assistance from a former boyfriend. Unaware someone is setting her up for failure, she’s totally unprepared to find herself fighting for survival.