Book Reviews of Standoff

Standoff
Standoff
Author: Sandra Brown
ISBN-13: 9780446527019
ISBN-10: 0446527017
Publication Date: 5/2/2000
Pages: 217
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 166 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
I could not put this book down until I was done!!! Great story and well written... fast paced.
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Helpful Score: 3
This was my first Sandra Brown read, but it will not be my last. This was a very good book.
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Helpful Score: 3
Sort of predicatable ending but very suspensful nonetheless. Good plot...great characters. Enjoyed emmensely.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another great one by Brown. Quick read. Written so well, it was like you being in the Standoff yourself.
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Helpful Score: 2
Keeps you on the edge of your seat, couldn't put it down had to read it non-stop! :-)
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Helpful Score: 1
Steamy sex between flying bullets.If you are a fan of Sandra Brown's books this one is for you.
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Helpful Score: 1
A good thriller... one of Sandra Brown's best.
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Helpful Score: 1
very good for i felt as if i were there as one of the hostages and finished it in no time for a quick read.

alana.
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Helpful Score: 1
I wasn't able to put the book down until I finished it!
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Helpful Score: 1
sandra brown can bring even everyday people to life!
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Very believable, could be any little town. Does a great job with pulling you inside the characters. Very suspenseful without all the details.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great suspensful book. You have to keep listening just to find out what happens next. Highly recommend this one.
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This is an excellent mystery. I thought the characters were well thought out and real - it's definitely a page turner!
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I enjoy reading all of Sandra Brown books. This book was fast reading and kept me in suspence till the end.
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This is the first book I have read by this author and I could not put it down. I read it in one day. Very suspenseful and keeps you turning the pages.Great read.
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Love all of Her books - to me they are all 5 stars
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From #1 bestselling author Sandra Brown comes the New York Times bestseller that combines deep emotion with edge-of-the-seat suspense. TV reporter Tiel McCoy is driving to New Mexico for a well-earned vacation when she hears the news on the radio: The teenage daughter of Fort Worth tycoon Russell Dendy has been kidnapped. Immediately, she abandons her holiday plans to chase down what could be the scoop of a lifetime. But in a town called Rojo Flats an innocuous stop at a convenience store thrusts her directly into the dramatic story--and a dangerous drama. For inside the shop two desperate young lovers are holding a half dozen frightened hostages...and a powder keg of a standoff is about to test Tiel's courage, journalistic objectivity, and everything she has ever believed.
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This book is truly awesome.. I read it in 4 hours... I could NOT put it down!!!
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This book is excellent! I couldn't put it down! I love most of her books but this is one of my absolute favorites.
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Fast moving plot, grabs your attention & holds it right up to the end. Action, suspense, & sex. What more could you ask? Hard to put it down. First book by Sandra Brown that I have read, but definately not my last.
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This is an excellent book. A real page turner, you won't be disappointed!!!
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Pretty Cool Read
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As this book states on its back cover, "Nearly impossible to put down...a gripping, effective page turner." It was great to discover that Sandra Brown writes not only wonderful romance stories but intelligent suspense stories, too. You want to read this book!
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great little story for a short read. Action from start to finish
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Quick paced, easy read.
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Great story - kept me on the edge of my seat and reading later than I wanted to. Believable characters and set in Texas - what can be better? ;-)
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Good romance writer...good thriller
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Awesome! Captivating. Another great book by this author. Short and easy to read.
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Another great one by sandra brown
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A TV reporter goes on vacation and ends up in the middle of a story. Tiel stops at a convenience store for a pottie break and snacks and ends up as a hostage. the dangerous drama has a profound effect on the hostages and Tiel's career.
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4 cass. 6.5 hrs
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Excellent read, suspensful and fun!
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A fearless reporter trapped ina volatile siege, two young lovers turned fugitive and a holdup that transforms a small desert town into a powder keg.
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Nearly impossible to put down
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One of my favorite Sandra Brown books. Short, quick read with alot of action that keeps you glued wandering whats next.
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Excellent!
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Sandra Brown is an all time favorite.
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This was a very good book but then again I have yet to read a Sandra Brown book that I didn't like.

Hilda
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A fearless reporter trapped in a volatile siege, two young lovers turned fugitive, and a holdup that transorms a small desert town into a powder keg. A quick read!
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Really good & fast read. Way better than I thought it would be.
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very good
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This book was very engaging.
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Quick read. I could not put it down.
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A fearless reporter trapped in a volatile siege, two young lovers turned fugitive and a holdup that transforms a small desert town into a powder keg.
TV reporter Tiel McCoy is drivingdsown Interstate 20 on her way to New Mexico for a well-earned vacation. But her itinerary is rewritten when she hears on the radio that the teenage daughter of well-known multimillionaire Russell Dendy has been kidnapped. At least that's the official story. In truth Sabra Dendy is pregnant and has run away with her boyfriend, Ronnie Davison. After calling her editor, Tiel abandons her holiday plans in favor of pursuing the story,
Then, in a town called Rojo Flats, on an innocuous visit to a convenience store, Tiel will come up close and personal with the barrel of a gun, the desperate young lovers...and the scoop of a lifetime.
Different kind of suspense story, but entertaining.
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Well-developed characters, good story line, well read, just enough romance not to be rediculously repetitive.
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Sandra Brown always delivers a good story.
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Compelling read - - quick to finish!
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Quick read
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Excellent book! One of her best. If you haven't read it, you're really missing out!
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An awesome story!
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Very different plot from Sandra Brown.
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Workaholic Dallas TV reporter Tiel McCoy thought she would take a well-earned vacation, but while driving to a secluded condo in New Mexico, she hears a radio report that changes her plans. Teenager Sabra Dendy, only daughter of Fort Worth multimillionaire Russ Dendy, has been kidnapped. Soon Tiel learns that Sabra, who's pregnant, has run away with her boyfriend, Ronnie Davison. Smelling a story, Tiel heads for the remote town of Hera to interview Ronnie's father, thinking the couple might go there for help. But when she stops at a convenience store for directions, Tiel encounters Ronnie and Sabra bungling a hold-up attempt. As Sabra goes into labor, Ronnie takes everyone in the store hostage, and Tiel and a handsome cowboy who seems to know a lot about medicine deliver Sabra's daughter. Tiel learns that the desperate young couple are fleeing to Mexico to escape Sabra's dictatorial father, who has vowed to separate them and put their baby up for adoption. He has even threatened to kill the child, and Sabra and Ronnie have vowed to commit suicide if they are thwarted.
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Enjoyable story of a Dallas TV reporter while she is on vacation and the perils of being caught in a tiny crossroads convenience store in West TX.
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A mystery where most of the hostages end up on the side of the taker.
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New Brown, different that older romance.
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A fearless reporter trapped in a volatile siege, two young lovers turned fugitive and a holdup that transforms a small desert town into a powder keg.

TV reporter Tiel McCoy is driving down Interstate 20 on her way to New Mexico for a well-earned vacation. But her itinerary is rewritten when she hears on radio that the teenage daughter of a well-known Fort Worth multimillionaire Russell Dendy has been kidnapped. At least, that's the official report. In truth Sabra Dendy is pregnant and has run away with her boyfriend, Ronnie Davison. After calling her editor, Tiel abandons her holiday plans in favor of pursuing the story.
Then, in a town called Rojo Flats, during an innocuous visit to a convenience store, Tiel will come up close and personal with the barrel of a gun, the desparate young lovers - and the scoop of a lifetime.
In the electrifying standoff that follows, she will meet and grow to trust a strangely familiar local rancher whom fate has also sent to the scene of the crime. She will learn why the two young runaways fear the wealthy father of one of them even more than the FBI... and why, casting off a reporter's impartiallity, she must defend them against a world bent on their destruction.
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great book, great read
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enjoyable book
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A good read, typical of Sandra Brown genre. Lots of suspense as well as the romantic taste thrown in.
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As usual, Sandra Brown keeps you on the edge of your seat, anxious to find out what is going to happen next!

From back cover: TV reporter Tiel McCoy is driving to New Mexico for a well-earned vacation when she hears the news on the radio: The teenage daughter of Fort Worth tycoon Russell Dendy has been kidnapped. Immediately, she abandons her holiday plans to chase down what could be the scoop of a lifetime. But in a town called Rojo Flats an innocuous stop at a convenience store thrusts her directly into the dramatic story--and a dangerous drama. For inside the shop two desperate young lovers are holding a half dozen frightened hostages . . . and a powder keg of a standoff is about to test Tiel's courage, journalistic objectivity, and everything she has ever believed.
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This is the second time I read this book. I did not knoow I had read it before until I got a few pages in but I liked it as well if not better than the first time. It is an exciting read and easy to get into.
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TV reporter, Tiel McCoy, is in New Mexico at a convenience store, when two young lovers hold her and the other patrons hostage, and the young teen is pregnant with her boyfriend's baby.

A quick, nice read -- GREAT beach read.
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Tiel McCoy is driven beyond ambition to the point where her television journalism career is her whole life, meant to compensate for loneliness and guilt about a failed marriage to a husband who died before they could get things straight. A long-postponed vacation is sidetracked when Tiel stops at a convenience store in a desolate part of Texas and gets caught up in a robbery attempt. The robbers are teenage runaways. Ronnie Davison is being sought on charges that he kidnapped his pregnant girlfriend, Sabra Dendy, daughter of a ruthless millionaire who will stop at nothing to separate the pair. Tiel sees the situation as a sure-fire ticket to the anchor position on the Dallas station's proposed prime-time news show. But Tiel finds herself gradually and genuinely engaged with the cast of characters at the store when the attempted robbery turns into a hostage drama. Tiel helps negotiate with the FBI agents who eventually converge on the scene. She gradually becomes just as focused on positioning a good story as on saving lives and keeping the young couple from honoring a desperate suicide pact. A fellow hostage is a ruggedly handsome rancher named Doc, who helps keep tempers calm and delivers Sabra's baby under tense and dangerous circumstances. Tiel recognizes Doc from a story she'd done several years earlier. As the hostage drama draws them closer, Tiel struggles with her ambitions and Doc with his visceral distrust of the media.
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TV reporter Tiel McCoy is driving to New Mexico for a well-earned vacation when she hears the news on the radio: The teenage daughter of Fort Worth tycoon Russell Dendy has been kidnapped. Immediately, she abandons her holiday plans to chase down what could be the scoop of a lifetime. But in a town called Rojo Flats an innocuous stop at a convenience store thrusts her directly in the dramatic story-and a dangerous drama. For inside the shop two desperate young lovers are holding a half dozen frightened hostages.. and a powder keg of a standoff is about to test Tiel's courage, journalistic objectivity, and everything she has ever believed.