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Karen Robards pulls us into a wonderful romantic suspense story. This one is a stand-alone. In this book she brings two very different people together. There is plenty of action to keep you on the edge of your set and to keep you reading until the last word is read.

The Story: Dr. Gina Sullivan is an ornithologist (she studies birds) and an assistant professor at Stanford. Gina along with twelve other professor are on Alaska's Attu Island. On her way back to the base camp she sees a plane crash into the water. She spots one survivor so she sets out to get him aboard her boat.

James "Cal" Callahan is a private contractor working for the CIA and the U.S. Government. His job was to escort a rouge, former CIA agent. But then their plane crashes into the sea. Cal is the only one to make it out alive.

Not knowing who to trust Gina heads back to her camp. When she gets there she finds her friends dead and strange men looking for her and Cal. Now they have no choice but to trust each other if they want to get off of the island alive.

Book Blurb for Darkness

New York Times bestselling author Karen Robards continues her penchant for “fantastic storytelling” (RT Book Reviews) with this next heart-pumping romantic suspense novel, the tale of a brilliant ornithologist trapped on the remote Attu Island in Alaska, fighting for her life—and that of a handsome stranger—before they’re swallowed up in darkness forever.

BOOM. That’s the sound that changes everything for Dr. Gina Sullivan, a renowned ornithologist on a group research grant trip on the remote island of Attu, Alaska. When an everyday outing turns sinister at the onset of one of Attu’s infamous storms, Gina expects thunder and lightning—but what she doesn’t see coming is the small jet plane that drops out of the sky and into the water mere feet from her boat. Even more unprecedented: there’s a sole survivor from the crash, and he needs Gina’s help. But it turns out that rescuing the stranger and getting them both out of the oncoming storm is just the beginning. Because the more Gina learns about James “Cal” Callahan, he of brooding eyes and muscled frame, the more she fears—for herself, and for him.

Cal has made a career of trading on government secrets and emerging unscathed—until a routine pickup goes horribly wrong and lands him in ice-cold water. Literally. He knows the plane crash was no accident and that there could very well be an enemy force currently combing the Alaskan island ensuring there were no survivors. Now if only the arrestingly beautiful bird-watcher with the clear-blue gaze would stop watching him, well, like a hawk. Cal convinces Gina to return to base camp and help him covertly get off the island. But when Gina makes it safely back to camp and finds her entire team murdered, all bets are off, and as darkness envelops the island, she must decide: trust a man she barely knows, or go it alone and risk running straight into the arms of a killer?

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2017 4.00