One review wasn't very fair on this so I wanted to add my 2 cents. First, how can you review a book if you haven't read it all the way through?
This is a thriller written by the writing team known as Wade Miller. They penned many noir books and a few were made into films including the classic Touch of Evil.
Branded Woman is about a woman out for revenge. She flies to Mexico where she meets up with a number of shady characters in search of the man who literally branded her forehead with a T.
The books a fast read and some of the twists you can see coming a mile away. But it's not the end it's the journey there that's excellent.
BRANDED WOMAN by Wade Miller: The scarlet letter is T, not A in Hard Case Crime Number 11. Cay Morgan is a jewel smuggler who runs afoul of The Trader, who arranges for her to be branded on the forehead with the letter T. Five years later Cay is in Mazatlan, Mexico on the trail of a man named Valdes, her only link to The Trader and her only opportunity for revenge. Cay Morgan is smart and sexy, seductive and skilled, emotional and hard core. In other words, a complete woman, who is determined to have her revenge. How she gets it makes a fascinating story. Another excellent addition to the Hard Case series.
Ridiculous mystery, loaded with 1952 style sexual innuendo. Unreadable by anyone but the most die-hard nostalgia buff. but, hey, form your own opinion -- it might get better after page 74.