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In the Shadow of Greed (Crimson Romance) [Kindle Edition]

Nancy C. Weeks
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Book Description

Brilliant cryptologist Dr. Sarah Tu races against time to block the most dangerous Internet malware ever created, a botnet called QUALNTO. While Sarah is closed off in her computer lab, her sister, Hanna, is brutally attacked and left in a coma. As Sarah reels with guilt over not being there for her sister, a web of deception closes in, threatening her and everyone she loves.

Hanna’s condition is misleading. In her coma state, she is able to build a psychic bridge with FBI Special Agent Jason McNeil. Her cryptic messages plague Jason to keep Sarah safe.

Tough and street-smart Jason McNeil doesn’t believe in visions or telepathic messages, and he fights the voice inside his head. His first impression of Dr. Sarah Tu is another stiletto wearing ice-dragon on the war path - until he witnesses her façade crumble after seeing her sister’s bloody, tortured body. Jason’s protective instinct kicks in. He falls for Sarah - hard.

When an extremely dangerous arms dealer and cybercriminal discovers that Sarah blocked his botnet, he kidnaps Sarah. Placed in an impossible position, will she destroy the botnet to protect national security or release it to save the man she loves?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Editorial Reviews


"The author takes a criminal investigation and seamlessly marries it with the spiritual voice of Hanna, making this a thriller to remember!" --InD'tale magazine

2014 RONE Awards - Suspense/Thriller - Honorable Mention - InD'Tale Magazine

About the Author

Nancy C. Weeks lives in suburban Maryland with her husband of more than thirty years. She has two children in college and spends her days out on her deck writing as the local bird population keeps her company. She loves to hear from her readers and can be reached through her website at, her blog at, and her fan page on Facebook.

Product Details

  • File Size: 758 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 144056762X
  • Publisher: Crimson Romance (April 29, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #75,650 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars - "In the Shadow of Greed" by Nancy C. Weeks April 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book definitely has my favorite kind of storyline in it due to being a computer geek and former information systems technician in the Navy, where I worked for a few years in the Network Security field. Now I am actually pursing a degree in the field now. =)
The minute I read the synopsis of the book I knew I had to read it.
This book not only brings you romantic suspense, but a look into what the biggest threat is to today's world...cyber crime. People tend to forget how dangerous their computer is and what it could do and what people can actually make it do. This book makes people wake up about the concerns on what people out there can do to steal your identity and your information without you even knowing it.
I will not go into detail on the story because I feel I will give too much away. Instead I will go over every thing I liked about this book.

-Nancy C. Weeks definitely did amazing research in the field Dr. Sarah Tu does in the book. In fact, I liked how if anyone who has not worked in the field is able to understand the terms that someone may not know. For example...botnet, zombie computers, viruses, etc.
-I absolutely adored Dr. Sarah Tu and Jason McNeil. They both were definitely met to meet each other and come together. It definitely broke my heart though on how they actually met each other, but in the end, it all came down to the one person who helped link them together, Hanna (Sarah's sister).
-The plot of the story is definitely interesting and will suck you in from the beginning and you will want to know why Sarah is being targeted. You will also want to know the real why Hanna was targeted as well in the beginning of the book.
-The saddest part of the book, made it even the best part of the book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read April 30, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Lovers of romantic suspense shouldn't miss this one! Fast paced, compelling, and well-researched with a sympathetic yet strong hero and heroine the book creates a thoroughly believable world, taking you into the depths of cybercrime. The heroine--geeky, driven, passionate--learns to trust her emotions and instincts, a wrenching and exciting journey. The hero is to die for, and we're introduced to his equally lipsmacking male relatives, so I think we'll be hearing more from Ms. Weeks.

I received an advance copy of this book for a fair review. Loved it. But Crimson Romance, one word for you--copyedit.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to Stay Up! April 29, 2013
By K. King
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Nancy C. Weeks succeeds in keeping the suspense high and the tension tight in this book as mathematician Dr. Sarah Tu seeks to use all her skills to identify and stop a dangerous new Internet bot that would compromise national security.

While Sarah is working, someone attacks her beautiful younger sister, Hanna, leaving her seriously injured and in a deep coma. As Sarah feels responsible for Hanna, guilt renders her unable to respond to the attraction that flares between her and handsome FBI Special Agent, Jason McNeil, who thinks he's going nuts when Hanna begins talking to him inside his head.

When bombs explode simultaneously, one near Sarah and one near Jason, the two come together and risk their lives to stop a dangerous international terrorist who seeks to destroy them and everything they love.

Sarah and Jason engaged my interest from the very beginning and kept me rooting for these two strong-willed, tender-hearted people as they worked through their backgrounds fought for their love. Prepare to stay up late with this one.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In The Shadow of Greed May 7, 2013
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What an amazing book!! This book gripped me from page 1 & I couldn't put it down. The characters have such a believable depth. I feel like I know them & I didn't want this story to end. It was action packed, terrifying at times, and the love story intertwined within was beautiful. The ending completely surprised me!! I could NEVER have imagined this ending! How completely creative!

I hope there are more to come from this author.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Swept Me Up from Page One July 29, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
In the Shadow of Greed was one of those rare books that swept me up from the get-go. Weeks wove an absolutely fantastic tale of greed, intrigue and really steamy love. Dr. Sarah is so awkward and inside of her own head that you cannot help but love her. Jason is the perfect antidote to her buttoned up nature, with his oh-so-hot cop mentality. Of course, the rest of McNeils and the strong bond Jason has with his family make you love him just that much more.

I'm struggling to write this review, not because the book was difficult to review but because I ABSOLUTELY adored it and I just want to gush, but I do not want to give too much away. I'm having a total fan-girl moment over here.

Hannah's character just added this element of complete emotional connection to the book. I cried over some of her scenes. Perhaps that is what makes In the Shadow of Greed so successful. Weeks has an amazing ability to pull emotional responses from her readers. I laughed, I cried, I gasped in suspense.

I am a huge fan of cop dramas, but even on my favorite shows, I can usually figure out the plot. In the Shadow of Greed kept me guessing and the steamy romance between Jason and Sarah kept me distracted in the most delicioius way. This book is a MUST READ for anyone who loves a good romance or a good mystery. It's beautifully written.

Disclaimer: I was gifted a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Sara and Jason!
Love Sara and Jason! Loved Hanna! What a great story, lots of suspense and adventure, and a great storyline. Kept me interested and thoroughly entertained.
Published 22 days ago by Angela Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars I was sucked into a violent whirlpool of supernatural and unthinkable...
In The Shadow of Greed, I was sucked into a violent whirlpool of supernatural and unthinkable events. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Susan Ettinger
4.0 out of 5 stars WOW! What a ride!
Reviewed by Nadene R.
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

After reading In The Shadow of Evil, I was eager... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Romancing the Book
5.0 out of 5 stars A Keep You Guessing Page Turner
Dr. Sarah Tu and Jason McNeil are thrown together after her sister's attack, which has left her in a coma. Read more
Published 8 months ago by FLW
4.0 out of 5 stars The romance was nicely intertwined with the mystery
It was engaging and entertaining. The romance was nicely intertwined with the mystery. I enjoyed it very much.
Published 9 months ago by Amy Rodriguez
3.0 out of 5 stars Overall I enjoyed the story
Overall I enjoyed the story. The beginning seemed a little chopped up to me. Hannah's background story felt incomplete. The rest of the story flowed much better. Read more
Published 10 months ago by ksj
4.0 out of 5 stars Great follow up to In the Shadow of Evil
Once again, Nancy Weeks captivates her readers with suspense and romance!

Meet Jason McNeil, the youngest of the McNeil brothers. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Paranormal Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Striking and enjoyable
Nancy C Weeks' 'In the Shadow of Greed' is a romantic suspense story which intriguingly blends a strong scientific side with a quirky hint of the paranormal. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Stephanie Cage
4.0 out of 5 stars In the Shadow of Greed
If you love suspense with romance in the mix, then this book would be right up your street. So go and get a copy ASAP. It will be worth it.
Published 16 months ago by Nadz 2012 (Totally Addicted to Reading)
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!
I loved this! I picked it up expecting a fluff piece. Instead it was a fast paced mystery, thriller I couldn't put down. Read more
Published 17 months ago by lololsn
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More About the Author

Nancy C. Weeks has loved happy-ever-after romances since she was in her early teens. While still in college, she met and married her hero. She spent the next several years honeymooning and working overseas. Today, she lives in suburban Maryland with her husband of more than thirty years. With her two grown children out of the nest, she loves spending her days on her deck writing as the local bird population keeps her company.

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