Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

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Baker & Taylor
The themes of role reversal and the abuse of power figure prominently in a tale in which corruption and betrayals turn friends against one another and force criminals to become heroes.

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This best-selling work follows a theme of role reversal and the abuse of power, in a tale in which corruption and betrayals turn friends against one another and force criminals to become heroes. Includes an excerpt of the author's forthcoming book Smash Cut. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster
From the #1 New York Times bestsellng author of Seeing Red comes a "scorching...action-filled" (Publishers Weekly) tale of corruption and betrayal, revenge, and reversal.

When newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up to find herself in bed with Jay Burgess, a star detective in the Charleston PD, she remembers nothing of how she got there—or how Jay wound up dead. Handsome, hard-partying Jay was one of four heroic city officials who risked their lives five years earlier to lead others to safety from a catastrophic fire. His lifelong friend, Raley Gannon, was later assigned to investigate the blaze. But Raley never finished the inquiry because one calamitous night his career was destroyed by scandal. Now, the newswoman whose biased reporting helped bring about Raley's downfall might be his only chance to vindicate himself and get justice for the fire's victims. But the more Raley and Britt discover about that fateful day, the more perilous the situation becomes, until they're not only chasing the truth but running for their lives.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2008
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416563075
Branch Call Number: FIC BRO
Characteristics: 398 p. ;,25 cm.


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Dec 01, 2016

While the story line is interesting and the conclusion is completed, much of the novel is a guide to premarital sex and is from the point of view of a woman who is a slave to her carnal desires. I suppose a welcome companion and love story for a sex-starved woman, but hardly a mystery, which was what I was hoping for. Perhaps this is because it was one of her earlier novels...I had heard that she might be on the level of Alex Kava as a mystery writer...I was very disappointed.

Sep 14, 2012

Excellent book!! Very suspenseful!

jng30s Jan 22, 2012

I really enjoyed this book I read it in 2 days. The story had so many twists and turns and is very suspenseful.

debbiem001 Jan 04, 2012

great book! sandra brown is a great writer

Mar 16, 2010

BEST Sandra Brown ever!!!! I REALLY enjoyed this book! Well-written; terrific, sympathetic characters; intricate plot with lots of twists and turns and a satisfying ending.
Britt Shelley wakes up to find herself in bed with a dead man, cop Jay Burgess. She has no recollection of how she got there or if she had anything to do with his death. She is "kidnapped" by Raley Gannon, a friend of the dead man. The same thing happened to him 5 years ago - he woke up in bed with a dead woman after one of Jay's famous parties. He couldn't remember anythin either and his life was ruined. Together they try to figure out what happened then and now before someone killls them!
Fast-paced and very exciting! I had a great time with it!

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