Gritty Miami -- an investigative reporter written by a Pulitzer-winning investigative reporter.
Britt Montero is a homicide reporter for a newspaper in Miami. What appears as a tragic motor vehicle accident turns out to be a homicide of a high profile citizen. The perpetrators not who you think either. I like this author - first book of hers I have read.
good, fast paced storyline, drama intact. good read
Enjoyed this book very much.
A black football hero is dead after and Britt tries to discover the truth as to what really happened.
I've said it before and I'll say it again...I like Britt Montero! She is a tough cookie and I like her spunk and her guts. I really enjoy this series about her. This was another good one and I can't wait to read more!
I always enjoy the snappy dialogue and the crimes (drawn from Buchanan's real-life job as a crime reporter for the Miami Herald) - all of the Britt Montero books are worth reading.
First in the Britt Montero series. Very good story and makes me want to continue the series and find out more about this character.
Edna Buchanan knows every blood stain inch of pavement in Miami. A veteran crime reported with over twenty years experience, she had seen the dark side of paradise-and now brilliantly illuminates in a new novel of police correption, conspiracy and murder in a sweltering city about to explode.
Contents Under Pressure is written by a crime reporter in Miami who writes about Britt Montero, also a crime reporter, who seems to arrive at the scene of the crime when the police do. In this first book, Britt has many cases to write about but uncovers an old crime that no one seemed to be able to solve. Well written book that keeps you guessing until the end. You become part of Britt's life, including her relationship with a policeman, who brings some romance her way. I look forward to reading the next in this series.
Great mystery, good read.
2 cassettes, abridged , performed by Joan Allen.
A quick (2 cassettes) but very exciting story. Joan Allen is a wonderful reader - brought Britt Montera to life. Crime reporter stumbles on a story about a murdered athlete involving several policemen. Miami begins to melt down in racial riots and killings. Britt is hard at work solving the murder and getting the story out to calm the public. Great audio book. Very enjoyable.
The Tampa Tribune says: If you like crime, you'll love Buchanan. A veteran crime reporter with over twenty years of experience she has seen the dark side of paradise and now brillantly illuminates it in a riveting and remarkable novel of police corruption, conspiracy and murder in a sweltering city about to explode.
Blond-haired, green-eyed Britt Montero, a feisty Cuban-American reporter, routinely covers the most violent street crimes for a mojor Miami newspaper. Ironically, it's a seemingly cut-and-dried accident that proves to be her most danderous story. The police chase a black motorist--a former football star--and the fleeing man has a fatal collision. But as Britt digs below the surface, the story takes a disturbing turn. Determined to root out the shocking truth, she uses all her savvy to crack the story, only to be caught in the cross fire when justice goes awry and Miami erupts into a virtual war zone. Her very survival in question, Britt must fight to escape the lethal violence of a riot-torn city whose contents under pressure have suddenly exploded.