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Color of Danger

Color of Danger -- Out Now!

Former runaway Mari Del Lobo works hard to save her struggling restaurant and to trust people again. Dallas surgeon Dr. Luke Goodman turns her world upside down with terrifying news. A recent murder has her late brother's - aka the Smiling Killer - signature and MO. When attacks on her escalate, Mari fights her growing attraction to the good doctor as fiercely as she fights for her life. To rescue herself and those she loves, will she be able to stop the murderer before he strikes again?

Luke couldn't save his fiancée from the Smiling Killer, but he'll do anything to prevent more murders, even ask help from the serial killer's sister. Finding a kindred tortured soul and the perpetrator's next target in Mari, Luke is determined to protect the stubborn ex-rebel. But Mari would rather face danger than risk the safety of the man she comes to love.

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Reviews quotes:

"Color of Danger by Alexa Verde is an emotional and action packed read from start to finish! Excellent kick off for the Secrets of Rio's Azules Series."
Laura Scott, award-winning author of Christian romantic suspense

"Color of Danger is a great debut and a recommended read for fans of romantic suspense! I look forward to reading more from Alexa Verde!"
Buzzing About Books Blog

"Great book. I couldn’t put it down. Alexa has created great characters. Very interesting plot.  It’s fast paced and action packed. Mari’s story pulls you in from the first page."
A Creative Mind Blog

"Verde dares you to believe in the power of faith and love.  Color of Danger is not to be missed." -- Caridad Pineiro, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author


Chapter One

Dr. Luke Goodman slammed on the brakes and jerked the car to the right. Knuckles white, he gripped the steering wheel. The skinny biker on a sparkling motorcycle flew between the lanes on his left. The motorcycle’s motor growled with undeniable anger. Several drivers set off an angry blast of horns.

Luke gritted his teeth.


Some people had no concern for others’ safety.

Life in the sleepy small town of Rios Azules in south Texas was not so calm and monotonous after all. The biker in worn out jeans, cowboy boots, and a white T-shirt with a logo for The Café on the back disappeared in the distance, leaving a disgusting cloud of fumes behind.

Luke rubbed the kinks in his neck and straightened his back, aching after an eight-hour drive from Dallas after his flight had been cancelled. He shouldn’t care about a reckless biker. After all, traffic violations were none of Luke’s business.

Murder was.

Minutes later, fingers relaxed around the wheel, he pulled into the parking lot of The Café.

The familiar motorcycle, together with a helmet, had been thrown to the ground. Was the biker that late for work? Luke frowned. The biker, a tall, lanky… girl, was zigzagging between the cars. He recognized now the shortly cropped jet-black hair and metallic chains. Luke pulled into the tight parking spot. As if aware of him watching her, she glanced back for a moment before resuming her pace. The piercing gaze of hazel eyes confirmed his suspicion.


The wannabe rock-singer who’d caught his attention at a Dallas restaurant three years ago. Mari Del Lobo, who in the last year had become known to the world as the sister of the notorious serial killer Antonio Del Lobo.

Luke’s pulse quickened. He placed his hand on the door handle. Mari was the person he’d come to see. So what was her hurry?

She was near the door when a young blonde girl in a white T-shirt and a navy-blue skirt stumbled out of the restaurant. The girl leaned against the wall and slid down.