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.
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.
I used to love to read Sandra Brown. This book showed me why I no longer care for her writings. I was so turned off by the repeated phrase with the F*** in it that I put the book down and gave it away asap. Now I am not a child or a prude but I pick up a book to be entertained not for the shock value--which I think was used in this book.
This was a great read from start to finish! The characters were totally believeable, and the plot took lots of twists and turns. It kept me guessing right up until the very end. One of my favorites so far by Sandra Brown.
Really loved the characters in this book. They just seemed "real to me". Lots of turns, but always turn out to be a happy ending when I turn the last page. Sandra brown's books always leave me happy that I read the story.