Barrie Travis is a damn good reporter stuck at a low-budget television station when the First Lady calls her—and offers her the opportunity of a lifetime. Stunned by the loss of her infant son, the president’s wife hints he may have been murdered. Barrie sets out to find the truth, fighting for the exclusive story with the help of Gray Bondurant, a mysterious former presidential aide. Soon they unearth White House secrets that, if exposed, could topple the presidency. And certain powerful parties want nothing more than to see the scandalous past—and a certain young reporter—dead and buried.
©1997 Sandra Brown (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Fast fun with a wild twist at the end.” (Cosmopolitan)
"A plot-wise, entertaining yarn.” (People)
This is a good book to listen to while driving back and forth to work. I love the story line but was a little disappointed in the development of the characters.
Retired grandfather to two, father to two, and husband to one since 1971. I seem to be mellowing as I age and it's WONDERFUL!
An excellent storyline with intrigue and mystery throughout. An excellent read. Thank you Sandra Brown.
By Brown, yes. By Eby, no.
Didn't get there
The narration spoiled the book. Much prefer a male narrator.
Yes, stop reading.
The author's past history as a very good storyteller was the reason I finished the story. However I found myself puzzling over (and struggling with) why I was disappointed. It was right there in-front of me. Barrie Travis' character was the disappointment. While she wanted to play in the 'big league' she didn't have a clue how to go about it and to add insult to injury she had some good teachers and still she didn't have the mental capacity to play in the big league!
To have Barrie be more creditable.
When Daily was captured by the FBI.
Where the bodies are buried for this US President?
I keep hearing what a great author Sandra Brown is but I will not be picking up another one of her books in the near future if this is an example of her work.
It had lots of twists and turns but in the end was not realistic. There were also a LOT of unnecessary sex scenes. I ended up skimming a great deal of it and did not feel I missed a thing. In fact I should not have bothered finishing it.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
This was one of SB better stories, but the reader just ruined it. It is a long story and in the same vain of other SB stories.
All SB books have a who dunnit in it. There are clues and core romance. This book needed a little bit better editing when SB wrote it years ago, hence the other reviews.
Not sure why this reader gets so much work! She ruined this book, which for me is one of my fave. She also read a Linda Howard fave of mine and ruin that one too. 2 books were enough for me no matter which fave book of mine she reads.
This SB book was one of my most fave, but recording just did not do justice to it. Try Smoke Screen or white hot. White Hot needs to be full recording.
SB would be smart to have this story re recorded with a victor selzack, her best reader, but expensive.
I hadn't read any Sandra Brown books in years and decided to give her another try when it was on sale. She has skill as a writer, no doubt about that. But the ridiculous sex scenes thrown in throughout are disgusting and reminded me of why I don't read her books. Why cheapen good writing with sophomoric sexual fantasies? The plot on this book was about as implausible as a book can get. I can't even decide which character was the most annoying and unrealistic. I wanted to slap all of them. And then at the end, she throws out the most ridiculous twist of all.....no way that twist fit the "facts" of the story. I won't buy another Sandra Brown book, even on sale.
If your okay with sex for the sake of adding sex in way that would just not happen, and a story that is just to far fetched as well as a ditz for a lead female, this is your book.
Give the lead a brain. Put the sex in a more believable circumstance.
Good but not great.
I read a LOT of Sandra Brown and this one is without question my very least favorite. I realize it's just a novel for entertainment but it even missed the mark on that. I don't recall ever having S.B. write such a ditz for a female roll. Just not for me I guess.
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This seemed to be the only book with promise; until after a few short chapters. Then it became obvious that Sandra Brown likes to write bedtime stories.
I have read a number of books by Sandra Brown, and so I wouldn't dismiss her by this one failure.
Sandra Brown usually creates strong, principled female characters, like in Rainwater. This female lead was an idiot, self-serving, and ridiculous.
The premise of the book was far-fetched, and neither the female or male lead came across as real people.
A real disappointment!
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