Smoke Screen - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Victor Slezak (Narrator), Sandra Brown When newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up in bed with the handsome and hard-partying 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. — Five years earlier, Jay was a hero of a disastrous fire at Charleston's police headquarters, which would have been even deadlier... more » if not for the bravery of Jay and three other city officials who led others to safety. Firefighter Raley Gannon, Jay's lifelong friend, had been assigned to investigate the fire, but the investigation ended in a scandal that shattered Raley's world, and forced him to surrender the woman he loved and the work to which he'd dedicated his life. For five years his resentment has festered, but he was helpless to set things right. That changes when he learns of Jay's shocking death.
As suspicion against Britt Shelley mounts, Raley realizes that the newswoman might be his only chance to get personal vindication -- and justice for the seven victims of the police station fire. But there are powerful men who don't want to address unanswered questions about the fire, and will go to any lengths to protect their reputations. As Raley and Britt discover more about what happened that fateful day, they realize that they're not only chasing after the truth but running for their lives.
Good book. Author made you care about the main charactors and want to know what happens to them as they go through some unusual twists and turns. There are some sex scenes that got a little too detailed. I'm not a prude and they certainly didn't take away from the story but I have a 12 year old granddaughter who loves to read and always tries to read what Grandma's reading and frankly I didn't want to have to go there with her. I can't recommend leaving this book laying around if you have a young bookworm nearby. : )
Another superb mystery/romance from Sandra Brown. It kept me guessing until the very end. Both of the main characters, a newspaper reporter and a police detective. are involved in mysterious, but separate ,circumstances which bring them together. It contains a more involved story line than other of Brown's novels.
I just don't know where to start---this is such a well written story that you are hooked from the very beginning, the plot is good and easy to follow, the characters are so clear you can almost see them, it never gets bogged down with too much of anything, it has just the right amount of the story, the sex, the twist, the story, the twist again, this is one book that Sandra Brown didn't get carried away with 6 pages of one sex scene and it is a much better story to stick with, it is hard to put down for any reason.
Not one of her best. I've enjoyed Sandra Brown's suspense books in the past, but this one fell short. It started off strong, and then fizzled out. I ended up skimming parts of it and had to practically make myself finish it. It could've been a hundred pages shorter and still told the story. I'm glad I checked it out at the library and didn't waste a credit here. I wouldn't recommend it.