Read An Exclusive Excerpt From Marie Force’s ‘Fatal Threat’

Today we are sharing an exclusive excerpt for FATAL THREAT, a romantic thriller title that is part of the Fatal series by Marie Force. This title will be released tomorrow, July 25th!


FATAL THREAT by Marie Force

The 11th romantic thriller title in the Fatal Series.

Releasing on July 25th!


Book Blurb:

“Fans of Scandal and House of Cards will love the Fatal Series.” —New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard

Don’t miss the next chapter in the New York Times bestselling series from Marie Force! Read the electrifying romantic suspense novel that everyone is talking about!

It’s just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene.

A threat has been made against her family, but nobody will tell her anything—including the whereabouts of her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano. This isn’t the first time the couple’s lives have been at risk, but when a bombshell from Sam’s past returns to haunt her, she can’t help but wonder if there’s a connection.

With a ruthless killer out for vengeance, and Nick struggling to maintain his reputation after secrets from his own past are revealed, Sam works to tie the threat to a murder that can’t possibly be a coincidence. And she has to get it done before her husband’s career is irrevocably damaged…


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Nick stood and went over to where Scotty sat. “Can I see you for a minute, buddy?”

Scotty looked up at him. “Um, yeah. Sure.”

Nick led Scotty into their bedroom.

Sam followed them and closed the door.

“Are you okay?” Nick asked.

“It’s just kinda weird, you know? That someone was watching me at baseball camp.”

“It’s really weird,” Nick said, “and you’re absolutely right to feel violated.”

“I guess I’m still getting used to all of this,” Scotty said. “People knowing who I am and stuff.”

Sam could see in Nick’s expression and the tense set of his shoulders how much he disliked being the reason that people now recognized their son.

“I’m sorry to have put you in that position. It’s a lot to ask of you and Mom and the rest of the family.”

“I’m not sorry,” Scotty said fiercely.

“You’re not?” Nick asked.

“Of course I’m not. You’re the best possible vice president we could have, and I don’t want you to feel bad. It’s not your fault that people are weird.”

Sam and Nick laughed, and the look her husband sent her made her heart ache with love for both of them.

“Thank you, buddy.” Nick took the photo of Scotty at camp from him and ripped it up. “Don’t ever forget that the Secret Service is watching over you no matter where you are. They’d never let the weirdos get anywhere near you.”

“I know. Don’t worry about me. I can handle it.”

Nick wrapped his arms around his son and hugged him. “I know you can, and that makes your mom and I very proud of you.”

Sam joined them in a group hug. Because she knew it would set Scotty off, she went up on tiptoes to kiss Nick over the boy’s head.

“Eww, gross! I’m right here!

Sam laughed at his predictable reaction and made kissing noises behind Scotty’s back.

“I’m out.” Scotty scooted from between them and bolted for the door.

“He’s something else, that kid of ours,” Nick said.

“He certainly is. Just like his father.”




Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold nearly 3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold 1.5 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5.5 million copies worldwide!

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.
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