Risky Bargain - Barbara Freethy

Risky Bargain

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2021-09-21
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 204 Ratings


"RISKY BARGAIN is a fast-paced, action-packed Romantic Suspense that is both a complex thriller and a heart-warming romance. It’ll blow your socks off and make you feel warm and fuzzy, all at the same time."Toni Anderson, NYT Bestselling Author

FBI Agent Lucas Raines is a man on a mission, desperate to find a kidnap victim, the billionaire CEO of a video game company, who disappears during a horrific home invasion that leaves two people dead and others terrorized.

Kat Parrish never thought that sneaking into a billionaire's party would end with her hiding in a closet, her clothes spattered with blood, her ears ringing from the sound of gunshots. But her problems don't end with the arrival of the police. In fact, they are just beginning, especially when a handsome but ruthless FBI agent starts asking the hard questions. She has to decide whether a lie or the truth will not only save her life, but that of her friend.

As Lucas and Kat dive deep into the world of gaming, it quickly becomes clear that there are games being played on different levels. The players keep changing. The goal posts are constantly moving. No one is who they appear to be. There's a bigger mystery behind each door they open, and soon they can only trust each other. But should they?

Is their reality a game, or is the game their reality? Will love keep them alive or be their final play?

Also Available in the Off The Grid: FBI Series

Perilous Trust #1
Reckless Whisper #2
Desperate Play #3
Elusive Promise #4
Dangerous Choice #5
Ruthless Cross #6
Critical Doubt #7
Fearless Pursuit #8
Daring Deception #9
Risky Bargain #10


“Barbara Freethy’s Romantic Suspense books are explosively good!” –New York Times bestselling author Toni Anderson.

"A great edge of your seat suspense with a healthy dose of romance we have come to expect from the FBI series, but the scenarios are original and a great read." Debbie, Goodreads

"The story is filled with nonstop action, a twisting road filled with clues…a lot of which lead in opposite directions, terrific character backstories, and a budding romance." Jane, Goodreads

"Risky Bargain by Barbara Freethy is writing at its best. A can’t put it down thriller with love thrown in. Loved this book and proof is I stayed up most of the night reading it." J. Stryker, Goodreads

"I was riveted from the first page to the last." Peggy, Goodreads
"This book has everything I want in good romantic suspense. A compelling story and a couple to fall in love with!" Trude, Goodreads

"If you love books that have everything from mystery, action, edge of your seat, nail binding excitement and romance thrown in this is for you!! I know you will not be disappointed!" Dianna, Goodreads

"Barbara Freethy is a master of romantic suspense and this book showcases that perfectly! I had a hard time putting it down!" Kristen, Goodreads

"Couldn't wait to turn the page. Great read. I'd give 10 stars if I could." Maureen, Goodreads


  • Another action packed story from Barbara Freethy!

    By LoveDachshunds
    Risky Bargain is a thrilling, suspenseful story with plenty of action, adventure, and romance. It kept me riveted from the beginning to the end. It’s a fast-paced story with constant action, and never a dull moment! Barbara’s descriptive writing skillfully draws you into the action making you feel as if you are there. This is one of those books that you can’t put down until the last page is finished! I highly recommend this book. Risky Bargain is a great addition to Barbara Freethy’s FBI series!
  • Excellent read.

    By ledoss
    Another top of the line, who-done-it by Barbara Freethy. This newest addition to the Off the Grid FBI series has taken its place as my second favorite, right behind the first book Perilous Trust. We meet Kat and Lucas, who find themselves embroiled in a vicious mystery. Excellent read, with the signature HEA. Don’t miss this one.
  • Could not put Risky Bargain down!

    By Grinandstampit
    Wow, I totally blew off everything I had to do today as I just could not put this new Off the Grid book down. Risky Bargain was a fresh and fabulous book. The story line was unique and so intriguing with the mystery and romance that Barbara Freethy excels at. Lucas and Kat are both strong individuals. Lucas has walls he has built since his childhood just as Kat developed a thick skin and independence from her upbringing. If you want to get lost in a book this is the one to read!
  • Risky Bargain

    By Ellen/Oceanside
    Spy Maker Games a party for over hundred people by the CEO Billionaire Spike is now missing. Bedroom a mess, bullet holes Kat Parrish took job as a caterer hoping to speak to the CEO. Open doors led to an invasion with guns fired 1 dead, many injured. Kat diving into a closet, questions now from Officer Green and Agent Raines. Agent Raines and Kat working together in the dangerous game of gaming Players keep changing, as was their moves, secrets hidden. Launching this new video game was all in the company for it. Excellent plot to the end, good characters with a bit of romance Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion