The Resource Smoke screen, Sandra Brown

Smoke screen, Sandra Brown

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Smoke screen
Title
Smoke screen
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Sandra Brown
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Language
eng
Summary
When newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up to find herself in bed with Jay Burgess, a rising star detective in the Charleston PD, she remembers nothing of how she got there...or of how Jay wound up dead. A disgraced firefighter realizes that the newswoman, Jay's last sexual conquest, might be his only chance to get personal vindication -- and justice for the seven victims of a police station fire
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  • Brown's latest thriller offers a lively twist on a familiar premise: an attractive man and woman who can't stand each other are forced to work together to unravel a mystery. He is disgraced fireman Raley Gannon, whose career went up in smoke when he was found in bed with a dead woman. She is newswoman Britt Shelley, who pursued the story relentlessly. Now Britt is in the same predicament: after meeting police officer Jay Burgess for a drink, Britt wakes up disoriented and groggy to find Jay dead beside her. Jay and several of his fellow officers were deemed heroes five years ago when a fire broke out at the police station, but the night he died, he told Britt he had something to confess to her. Now the prime suspect in Jay's murder, Britt finds herself forming an unlikely alliance with Raley. Brown is undeniably a master of romantic suspense, and readers will be completely engrossed in this involving mystery. -- Huntley, Kristine (Reviewed 08-01-2008) (Booklist, vol 104, number 22, p50)
  • At the start of this scorching if somewhat formulaic thriller from bestseller Brown (Play Dirty ), Charleston, S.C., TV reporter Britt Shelley wakes up in bed next to the dead body of police detective Jay Burgess. While Jay had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, the authorities suspect foul play. Jay's former best friend, ex-fireman Raley Gannon, suffered a similar shock five years earlier, waking up next to party girl Suzi Monroe's naked corpse after a party at Jay's home. Raley had been investigating a fire at a local police station that took seven lives, despite the heroic efforts of Jay and several other cops, one of whom is now South Carolina's attorney general. Cleared of Suzi's death, Raley eventually teams with Britt to look into a nasty arson coverup. Brown laces her dependable romantic fireworks with a solid action-filled plot, though readers should be prepared for a few stereotypes, including a limp-wristed gay, a macho skinhead and a power-mad female politician. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 30, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 26, p162)
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267786
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DLC
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1948-
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Brown, Sandra
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.R718
LC item number
S66 2008
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Murder
  • Men/women relations
  • Police murders
  • Police cover-ups
  • Arson
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Women television journalists
  • Charleston, South Carolina
Label
Smoke screen, Sandra Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
398 p.
Isbn
9781416563068
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008011775
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o180756021
  • (Sirsi) o180756021
  • (OCoLC)180756021
Label
Smoke screen, Sandra Brown
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
398 p.
Isbn
9781416563068
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008011775
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o180756021
  • (Sirsi) o180756021
  • (OCoLC)180756021

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