Book Reviews of Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday
Fat Tuesday
Author: Sandra Brown
ISBN-13: 9780446516327
ISBN-10: 0446516325
Publication Date: 6/1997
Pages: 454
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 142 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
One of my favorite books by Sandra Brown
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Helpful Score: 3
A great mystery suspence story that takes place in New Orleans (before the destruction).
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Helpful Score: 3
Start turning those pages brown's plot is entertaining and offers twists that would do a one lane road proud.
intricate weave of false leads, sinister motives, and long-hidden truths is engrossing.
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Helpful Score: 3
A great book for fans of New Orleans!!!!!!!!!!
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Helpful Score: 3
Only Sandra Brown can write romantic thrillers that are impossible to put down.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another great book by Sandra Brown
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Brown takes on the White House producing a lively, gripping read.
Very good read!!
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I loved this book. I have to say it was very well rounded. There was a sufficient amount of passion, suspense and action. There's a lot of twists and turns as Burke Basile, a detective, tries to take his revenge on a lawyer, Pinkie Duvall, who has gotten off the guy that shot and killed his partner. Pinkie Duvall is a very high powered and very well connected dirty lawyer and not easy to get to. Burke Basil soon learns about Pinkie's most prized possession... his trophy wife whom he keeps under a very close eye and decides to use her to get his revenge. Very good read and a page turner.
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Burke Basile is a cop with nothing left to lose. Responsible for his partner's death, his marriage and his career over, he focuses on his nemesis, Pinkie Duvall, a flamboyant attorney who helps killers evade justice. Burke's shocking revenge centers around kidnapping Remy, the lawyer's trophy wife. But Burke hasn't planned on the electric attraction he'll feel for this desperate woman, who rose from the slums of New Orleans to marry a man she can never love. Nor could he have ever predicted the fierce duel that will explode amid the Mardi Gras madness, as the clock ticks toward midnight on Fat Tuesday.....when all masks are stripped away, and Burke must confront his own ugly secret.
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I have read this book and loved it. This was my first Sandra Brown book. I greatly enjoyed this book.
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Great book by Sandra Brown. It's a story about a Narcotics Officer who tries to avenge the killing of his partner and falls in love with his nemises wife in the process.

I highly recommend this book. I could hardly put it down. Great Read!!!
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I love Sandra Brown books! This one is suspenseful and very steamy. The main characters distrust each other at first...but soon must rely on each other to save their lives. An outstanding read.
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FAT TUESDAY could only mean Mardi Gras and the madness that goes with it! This tale is about a cop at the end of his rope. Burke Basile feels that he's the reason his partner is dead, his marriage is over, and his career is over, so he focuses his revenge on his main enemy, Pinkie Duvall, a lawyer who helps killers get away with murder. Burke plans the ultimate revenge - he plans on kidnapping Remy, the lawyer's beautiful wife. What he doesn't know is how desperate this woman is and how she is trying to get out of the loveless marriage to Pinkie, but is instead a prisoner in her own home. Burke plans a daring plot that has him inside Pinkie's mansion for a Mardi Gras masquerade party on Fat Tuesday, but didn't consider his love-at-first-sight feelings for Remy.

FAT TUESDAY is a highly charged story in which Sandra Brown proves that she can cross the line of romance writer into the genre of mystery. This is one of my favorite books by her, and I consider it a "stop light book" (one that you have on the seat when you're driving, and while at a stop light, you read a paragraph or two - you definitely can't put this book down). This is filled with romance, wicked attempts of possessing another human being, and suspense.
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"A Feast...Deft, breakneck pacing, heaping doses of local color, a story that gets more intriguing with every page..."
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Typical Sandra Brown romance with lots of action.
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A Great Book to read for Mardi Gras!!
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Very quick reading.
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"A taut, seamless tale of nonstop action, with twists and turns as thrilling and terrible as the swamps, and a decadent and colorful as the French Quarter at the height of Mardi Gras...A revel not to be missed."-BookPage
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Great read! Sandra Brown is great at combining romance and mystery.
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A cop, a lawyer, kidnapping, and revenge all come together for a great read.
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A wonderful mystery. It took me a bit to get involved in it but when I did I enjoyed it very much. Actually, the first book I've read by this author, but I'll be reading more.
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Burke Basile is a cop with nothing left to lose. Haunted by his partner's death, his mariage and his career over, he focuses on his nemesis, Pinkie Duvall, a flamboyant attorney who helps killers evade justice. Burke's shocking revenge centers around kidnapping Remy, the lawyer's trophy wife. But Burke hasn't planned on the electric attraction hel'll feel for this desperate woman......
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A suspenseful story of a jaded cop whose marriage and career are over and he is also responsible for his partners death. He is determined to bring down the flamboyant lawyer responsible for getting so many bad guys off. He ends up kidnapping the lawyers wife and they fall for each other. It all comes to a head on Mardi's Fat Tuesday.

Good Sandra Brown read, as usual.
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Lots of twists and turns through New Orleans. Good Read.
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This was a really good book. Not one of my favorite books from her but still suggest people to read this book because it was a good read.
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This book was good, except it had a very predictable ending. The author left you in suspense on quite a few occassions, which made it very interesting. I would recommend this book as a good easy read. Overall, I enjoyed reading it.
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Sandra Brown writes great books. This one is no exception.
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Burke Basile is a cop with nothing left to lose. Responsible for his partner's death, his marriage and his career over, he focuses on his nemeses, Pinkie Duvall, a flamboyant attorney who helps killers evade justice. Burke's shocking revenge centers around kidnapping Remy, the lawyer's trophy wife. But Burke hasn't planned on the electric attraction he'll feel for this desperate woman, who rose from the slums of New Orleans to marry a man she can never love. Nor could he ever predicted the fierce duel that will explode amid the Mardi Gras madness, as the clock ticks toward midnight on Fat Tuesday when all masks are stripped away, and Burke must confront his own ugly secret.
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from the jacket: In her new blockbuster, she captures a seething world of corruption and desire in New Orleans, where a desperate man and a lonely woman are caught in a haunting drama that will reach its climax on....FAT TUESDAY.
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This was my first time reading Sandra Brown and I was very impressed. Fat Tuesday is a great book, had a hard time putting it down.
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WONDERFUL .A MUST LISTEN TO......WONDERFUL.....I really loved this selection.......
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Buke Basile is a cop with nothing left to lose. Responsible for his partner's death, his marriage and his carerr over, he focuses on his memesis, Pinkie Duvall, a flamboyant attoney who helps killers evade justice. A good detective novel
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My first Sandra Brown book. Very good, keeps you reading!
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As usual, Ms. Brown's writing is great and keeps you hooked until the end. This story shows a lot more of the dark side of people than I've encountered in other stories.
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Cop is out to get revenge on the man who killed his partner, and decides to kidnap the man's wife as part of his revenge.
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Amazon.com "Precise details change with the ages, but you can bet that the first story ever written had something to do with revenge. Sandra Brown continues the tradition with her latest brick of a book, Fat Tuesday. After a gruff 'n' tuff New Orleans narc, Burke Basile, mistakenly blows a hole in his partner's noggin, he vows revenge--not only on the thug who was directly involved, but also on the sleazy kingpin behind it all. And in finest cop-drama tradition, he vows to do it outside the law. Fat Tuesday only begins to cook after Basile turns in his badge and--mixing charm and coercion--enlists various underworld elements in his cause. It's all a little B movie-ish at times, but for every hooker with a heart of gold, there's a fresher character like Gregory, the homosexual hustler who uses his drama degree to Basile's benefit. The villains are bad (can't go wrong with a lawyer), the heroine good, and the hero a big, wounded warrior looking for true love. What's not to like?"
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I thought this was a great book. Kept me guessing!!!
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Contemporary: set in Mardi Gras, New Orleans.

During a raid on a drug deal, a police officer is mistakenly shot by his partner through circumstances set up by one of the dealers. Burke Basile, a New Orleans detective, tries to handle the guilt over killing his fellow cop and seethes over the acquittal of the man responsible. The successful defense attorney, Pinkie Duvall, is not only criminally involved with the defendant but also with corruption that reaches into the police department. Burke is a dedicated cop who resists corruption and becomes frustrated with the ineffective justice system, almost to the point of giving up. But he is still determined to exact revenge. He kidnaps Pinkie's wife, Remy, a desperate woman who was raised in the slums and married a man she knew she'd never love. Their immediate attraction to each other is hot and steamy...
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andra Brown is one of the leading authors of romantic suspense, a creative talent that please fans of both genres. FAT TUESDAY is clearly a Ms. Brown novel because it is loaded with plenty of action, fabulous characters set in the Big Easy, and a rousing sexual romance. Though the good vs the bad scenario seems at first glance to be quite simplistic (so was STAR WARS), this is one suspense-laden book that will be enjoyed by everyone
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Wonderful book!! Loved this one!
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Precise details change with the ages, but you can bet that the first story ever written had something to do with revenge. Sandra Brown continues the tradition with her latest brick of a book, Fat Tuesday. After a gruff 'n' tuff New Orleans narc, Burke Basile, mistakenly blows a hole in his partner's noggin, he vows revenge--not only on the thug who was directly involved, but also on the sleazy kingpin behind it all. And in finest cop-drama tradition, he vows to do it outside the law. Fat Tuesday only begins to cook after Basile turns in his badge and--mixing charm and coercion--enlists various underworld elements in his cause. It's all a little B movie-ish at times, but for every hooker with a heart of gold, there's a fresher character like Gregory, the homosexual hustler who uses his drama degree to Basile's benefit. The villains are bad (can't go wrong with a lawyer), the heroine good, and the hero a big, wounded warrior looking for true love. What's not to like?
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The story revolves around Burke Basile, a narcotics officer in the NOPD, whos driven by his own guilty conscience to seek revenge for the shooting death of his partner and the acquittal of the man charged with the crime.
The target of his vengeance is Pinkie Duvall, a wealthy and powerful crime boss. Basile strikes Pinkie where he knows it will hurt mostby kidnaping his young, beautiful wife, Remy, and hiding her in his fishing camp deep in the swamp. But Duvall is a dangerous man to provoke. He sets his far-reaching into motion, swearing to kill Basile for this outrage. Too late Basile realizes how well-connected Duvall is--even within the police department. Betrayed by his friends, his co-workers, and his own adulterous wife, Burke Basile is a man with nowhere else to run and no one to trust. Moreover, he never bargained on falling in love with Remy.
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In the seething world of corruption and desire in New Orleans, a desperate man and a lonely woman are caught in a haunting drama that will reach its climax on... FAT TUESDAY.
It's the day of sin, when sexuality explodes on the streets and no one is who they seem. For a cop turned outlaw, and for a beautiful woman held captive in a loveless marriage, New Orleans's Mardi Gras will offer them their last chance for freedom -- and each other.

Burke Basile is the hard-bitten cop whose world shattered when a fellow officer died from a bullet fired from Burke's own handgun. When his unhappy marriage crumbles, and he has nothing left to lose, Burke focuses his rage on his nemesis: Pinkie Duvall, a sinister, flamboyant defense attorney who has just helped a known killer get away with another murder. Determined to bring the powerful Duvall down, Burke strikes at the attorney's most vulnerable spot: the gorgeous wife Duvall pampers but keeps prisoner, a woman whose love Pinkie will never have.
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A cop with his career over, falls for the wife of an attorney who helps criminals escape justice.
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A cop with nothing to lose focuses on his nemesis, Pinkie Duvall, an attorney who helps killers evade justice. He kidnaps Pinkie's wife resulting in a fierce duel that explodes amid the madness of Mardi Gras. Another great Sandra Brown thriller.
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A good read,another of Sandra Brown's great romances.
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Good read :)
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown presenmts this electrifying thriller set in the Big Easy. Burke Basile is a cop with nothing left to lose. Haunted by his partner's death, his marriage and his career over, he focuses on his nemesis, Pinkie Duvall, a flamboyant attorney who helps killers evade justice. Burke's shocking revenge centers around kidnapping Remy, the lawyer's trophy wife. But Burke hasn't planned on the electric attraction he'll feel for this desperate woman, who rose from the slums of New Orleans to marry a man she can never love. Nor can he predict the fierce duel that will explode as the clock ticks toward midnight on Fat Tuesday when all masks will be stripped away and Burke must confront his own terrifying secret.
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Burke Basile is a cop with nothing left to lose. Responsible for his parner's death, his marriage and his nemesis, Pinkie Duvall, a flamboyant attorney who helps killers evade justice. Burke's shocking revenge centers around kidnapping Remy, the lawyer's trophy wife. But Burke hasn't planned on the electric attraction he'll feel for this desperate woman, who rose from the slums of New Orleans to marry a man she can never love. nor could he have predicted the fierce duel that will explode amid the Mardi Gras madness, as the clock ticks toward midnight on Fat Tuesday - when all masks are stripped away, and Burke must confront his own ugly secret.

"A FEAST...Deft, breakneck pacing, heaping doses of local color, and a story that gets more intriguing with every page...FAT TUESDAY offers plenty to celebrate." - People

"A story that just keeps the pages turning." - Dallas Morning News
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A cop takes the law into his own hands when it appears the bad guy will not be punished because of corruption in the force. A great read
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This is the first book of Sandra Brown that I have read, will read more.
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Burke Basile is a cop with nothing left to lose. Responsible for his partner's death, his marriage and his career over, he focuses on his nemesis, Pinkie Duvall, a flamboyant attorney who helps killers evade justice. But Burke hadn't planned on the electric attraction he will fell for Pinkie's wife when he kidnaps her or the fierce duel that will explode amid the Mardi Gras madness.
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Fat Tuesday is one of Sandra Brown's best books. I love storie that take place in New Orleans.
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Thriller....Mardi Gras, kidnapping, lots of action and New Orleans locale.
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This was great as usual!!!!
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A New York Times best seller . . .New Orleans, cops, a terrific story!
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very good book
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Excellent
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Burke Basile is a cop with nothing left to lose Resposiblefor his partners death his marriage and his career over he focuses on his nemesis pinkie duball a glamboyant attorney who helps killers evade justice burkes shocking revenge centers around kidnapping remy the lawyers trophy wife but burke hasn't planned on the electric attraction he'll feel for this desperate woman who rose from the slums of new orleans to marry a man she can never love nor could he have ever predicted the fierce duel that will explode amid the mardi gras madness as the clock ticks toward midnight on fat tuesday when all masks are stripped away and burke must confront his own ugly secret
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New Orleans cop.
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Great book!
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loved it
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a great romance
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Book is a bit beaten, but completely readable! Used, but not too badly abused. Contains a chapter from Sandra Brown's upcoming novel "Unspeakable", special for this edition!