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Smash Cut Audiobook

Smash Cut: A Novel

The murder of Paul Wheeler has all the elements of a blockbuster: family rivalries, incalculable wealth, and a prominent man dying in the arms of his beautiful mistress. It's a case that could earn Derek Mitchell even greater star power. When the Wheeler family approaches him about defending Creighton for his uncle's murder -- even before he's charged -- he jumps at the chance.
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THE PRINCIPALS

Paul Wheeler. CEO of the Wheeler Enterprises empire. At age 52, he's a pillar of Atlanta society and a brilliant businessman. But Paul is out of the picture even before the opening credits -- shot dead during an armed robbery.

Julie Rutledge. A savvy, cultured, and attractive Southern woman, seasoned by a stint of study and romance in Paris. She owns the city's most successful and sophisticated art gallery on Peachtree Street. She was also Paul Wheeler's weekly companion at the hotel where he was murdered and was hand in hand with him at the time of his death.

Derek Mitchell. A defense lawyer of renown. Successful, handsome, and despised by the Atlanta PD for his courtroom victories, he goes to the mat to make a case for every client - and headlines for himself. A guilty verdict is not an option. Yet he's not entirely without a conscience, as proven when his life takes a terrible turn toward the cinematic.

Creighton Wheeler. The prodigal nephew of Paul. With movie-star looks and guileless blue eyes, the 28-year-old playboy has a penchant for call girls, fast cars, and designer clothes. But his passion is movies. He studies them, quotes them...and lives them. Even those closest to Creighton can't be sure when he exits reality and enters the fantasy world of films.

STORYBOARD

The murder of Paul Wheeler has all the elements of a blockbuster: family rivalries, incalculable wealth, and a prominent man dying in the arms of his beautiful mistress. It's a case that could earn Derek Mitchell even greater star power. When the Wheeler family approaches him about defending Creighton for his uncle's murder -- even before he's charged -- he jumps at the chance.

But Derek soon discovers that Julie will stop at nothing to secure justice for Paul...

©2009 Simon & Schuster; (P)2009 Sandra Brown Management Ltd

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    "GREAT STORY!!!"

    I loved this book by Sandra Brown. I thought the plot was headed in one direction-only for it to twist-and twist-and twist again. It will keep you guessing and surprised all the way through. Brown also sheds light on the privileged parts of our society that seem to forever escape the law when they break the rules. This is a great book that leaves you feeling good after you finish.

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    Nancy Central Valley, California 04-24-11
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    "Smash Cut is a smash!"

    OK, the title is a little corny, but the book is really good. Just finished listening to it over the last 2 days. Great murder story by Sandra Brown. There is some gore and one of the main characters has a despicable attitude that makes you just want to slap him. It's not really a "who-done-it" since you find out early on who it is, but it does keep you riveted and there are some surprises at the end.

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    This book was really very good and held my attention right from the start...the only thing I had a problem with was the (dog) ...that bothered me a little bit

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    "She Never Disappoints"

    I loved all of the twists and turns in this book; I didn't see the final one coming and I respect an author who can still surprise me. As for her sex scenes, they are few and far between but are always expected (and anticipated) in a Sandra Brown book. Even though he doesn't read like Barbara Rosenblatt, Victor Slezak is excellent.

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    "great listen!"

    Couldn't quit listening to this one. Some surprise in the end. It was a book that kept me guessing. All in all I really liked this book.

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    "Sensationally Good Read!"

    Sensational! Interesting characters, great narrator, and I this was my first audible read....and thanks to Sandra it won't be my last.

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    "Good Sandra Brown"

    A good story; a murder to be solved, a man and woman in love, some sex -- what's not to like. Brown likes men; usually her men are kind of psychotic right up till they fall in love with the heroine, but here the man makes more sense than the woman. story keeps moving, a few implausibilities, but niccely done. Slezak is the perfect reader, his women are different from his men in voice, all convincing. Brown has better, but this one is just fine.

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    "Sexually graphic - very unneccessary to plot."

    The plot was interesting but the constant explicit details of sex was a disappointment.

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