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

Nancy C. Weeks
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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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

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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: 864 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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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #196,813 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Prepare to Stay Up! April 29, 2013
By K. King
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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6 of 6 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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6 of 6 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart and Suspenseful! I loved it! May 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
What a wild ride! IN THE SHADOW OF GREED is a smart, sexy and intriguing romantic suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat to the very end.

The heroine, Dr. Sarah Tu, is a gifted cryptologist (think numbers) who spends her days studying coded language, cracking secret codes and protecting information. While frantically working to block a national security threat, her sister, Hannah, is brutally mauled by a serial killer. Sarah's world crashes all around her as a beaten Hannah is in a coma.

FBI Agent Jason McNeil is driven to catch the culprit. He discovers he has a connection to the coma patient that he can't quite understand. Somehow Hannah's in his head, and she's telling him to protect Sarah.

In no time, Jason develops strong feelings for Sarah, but she's too broken to act on any feelings she has for him.

Then Chapter Three comes - Wow! I won't give it away but what happens surprised me and really is what got me invested in this book. I needed to know how on earth Sarah and Jason would reach their happy ending.

And what a great suspenseful ride to that happy ending it was. As both Sarah and Jason attempt to move on with their lives in separate cities, they soon are thrust back together as an attempt is made on both of their lives on the same day. The serial killer had already been caught - so who would want both of them dead?

On the run, it's only a matter of time before they give in to their strong feelings for one another. Their love developing in the mist of danger was heightened. I was on pins and needles because I knew something bad could happen any minute.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 3 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 4 months ago by lololsn
2.0 out of 5 stars There Is A Good Book Here Somewhere
The basic plot of this book is reasonably good. The clumsy descriptions, the repetitious phrases are not. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lewis Wetzel
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun read!
This book has so much to love - heartbreak, humor, action, yummy sexy brothers, and a nerdy heroine! A good Saturday read
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars I don't want to discourage anyone from reading this book, but you...
I don't want to discourage anyone from reading this book but it has issues. This book did grab me from the first chapter but then tried to push me away from it through out the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by KeeblerElf
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of excitement....BUT
The book is enjoyable, if you don't mind reading through all of the typos in grammar, and and spelling. What happened to something called proof reading, are you there Amazon? Read more
Published 5 months ago by Barbara R. Farber
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre at it's best.
I bought he book based on what I read from the "LOOK INSIDE" invitation. Unfortunately, a Bait and Switch tactic was in play. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Luvscavaliers
2.0 out of 5 stars In the Shadow of Greed
I liked the way the book started out, with the danger and intrigue surrounding Hanna's brutal attack. After that, though, everything became a bit one-dimensional to me. Read more
Published 5 months ago by marebear
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling way to increase my time on the elliptical!
I'm an engineer who doesn't read romance novels but I had the opportunity to read this one. I would only read it while I was using the elliptical exercise machine so I could... Read more
Published 5 months ago by MaryLou Korbel-Burgett
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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 and spent the next several years honeymooning and working overseas. Today, she lives in suburban Maryland with her husband of more than thirty years. Her two children are in college and she spends her days out on her deck writing as the local bird population keeps her company. She loves to hear from her readers.

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