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Subjects
Genres
Suspense fiction
Published
New York : Grand Central Publishing 2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
410 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781455501519
1455501514
Main Author
Sandra Brown, 1948- (author)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Domestic terrorism provides the backdrop for this uneven romantic thriller from bestseller Brown (Low Pressure). Dawson Scott, a veteran journalist traumatized by his work in Afghanistan, rejects the fluff piece his editor urges him to write, and instead travels to Georgia to cover the trial of Willard Strong, accused of murdering his wife and her lover, Jeremy Wessum, and feeding them to his fighting dogs. Dawson can't resist reporting on the case after his godfather, a former FBI agent, tips him off that Wessum might be the son of a pair of famous terrorists. The journalist comes prepared for some courtroom drama, but what he's unprepared for is falling in love with Wessum's former wife, Amelia. The death of the nanny of Amelia's two young sons suggests that a murderer may still be on the loose. Dawson and Amelia's contrived, torrid love affair undermines an otherwise straightforward whodunit. Readers should be prepared for some cringe-worthy dialogue before reaching the propulsive final scenes. Agent: Maria Carvainis, Maria Carvainis Agency. (Sept.) [Page ]. Copyright 2013 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist recently returned from Afghanistan. Haunted by everything he experienced, he's privately suffering from battle fatigue which is a threat to every aspect of his life. But then he gets a call from a source withinthe FBI. A new development has come to light in a story that began 40 years ago. It could be the BIG story of Dawson's career one in which he has a vested interest. Soon, Dawson is covering the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of the pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI's Most Wanted list. As Dawson delves into the story, he finds himself developing feelings for Wesson's ex-wife, Amelia, and her two young sons. But when Amelia's nanny turns up dead,the case takes a stunning new turn, with Dawson himself becoming a suspect.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Already coping with battle fatigue following his return from Afghanistan, journalist Dawson Scott receives a tip he cannot ignore about a potentially huge story involving the son of terrorists at-large for forty years.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Already coping with Afghanistan battle fatigue, a journalist receives a tip he can't ignore about a potentially huge story involving the son of terrorists at-large for 40 years in this new thriller from the author of Tough Customer.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

An ambitious reporter haunted by memories of the war in Afghanistan follows an FBI tip to investigate the mysterious disappearance -- and likely murder -- of a former Marine.Dawson Scott is a haunted man. A well-respected journalist recently returned from an assignment in Afghanistan, he's privately suffering from battle fatigue, and it has begun to threaten every aspect of his life. But when Dawson gets a call from a source within the FBI, it could be his big break -- and he has a vested interest in the case. New information has come to light for a story that began 40 years ago. Soon, Dawson is covering the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of the pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI's Most Wanted list. As Dawson digs deeper into the story, he cannot ignore his developing feelings for Wesson's ex-wife, Amelia, and his desire to protect her two young sons. The case takes a stunning new turn when Amelia's nanny turns up dead, and Dawson finds himself the prime suspect. Haunted by his own demons, Dawson takes up the chase, for only the notorious outlaws can clear his name . . . and reveal the secret, startling truth about himself.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

An ambitious reporter haunted by memories of the war in Afghanistan follows an FBI tip to investigate the mysterious disappearance -- and likely murder -- of a former Marine.
Dawson Scott is a haunted man. A well-respected journalist recently returned from an assignment in Afghanistan, he's privately suffering from battle fatigue, and it has begun to threaten every aspect of his life.

But when Dawson gets a call from a source within the FBI, it could be his big break -- and he has a vested interest in the case. New information has come to light for a story that began 40 years ago.

Soon, Dawson is covering the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of the pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI's Most Wanted list. As Dawson digs deeper into the story, he cannot ignore his developing feelings for Wesson's ex-wife, Amelia, and his desire to protect her two young sons.

The case takes a stunning new turn when Amelia's nanny turns up dead, and Dawson finds himself the prime suspect. Haunted by his own demons, Dawson takes up the chase, for only the notorious outlaws can clear his name . . . and reveal the secret, startling truth about himself.