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It's the day of sin, when sexuality explodes on the streets and no one is who they seem. For a cop turned outlaw, and for a beautiful woman help captive in a loveless marriage, New Orleans's Mardi Gras will offer them their last chance for freedom - and each other.

Burke Basile is the hard-bitten cop whose world shattered when a fellow officer died from a bullet fired from Burke's own handgun. When his unhappy marriage crumbles, and he has nothing left to lose, Burke focuses his rage on his nemesis: Pinkie Duvall, a sinister flamboyant defense attorney who has just helped a known killer get away with another murder. Determined to bring the powerful Duvall down, Burke strikes at the attorney's most vulnerable spot: the gorgeous wife Duvall pampers but keeps prisoner, a woman whose love Pinkie will never have.

Remy Duvall was destitute and at the mercy of New Orleans' streets before Pinkie Duvall made her his trophy. When Burke strikes, taking Remy as his captive, it sets off a duel between the criminal lawyer and the ex-cop that explodes into the streets of the French Quarter and intensifies in the steamy swamps of Louisiana.

For Burke, who is struggling with his own anguished spirit, his fight with Duvall is a matter of honor. But the one thing he could have never imagined is the passion that erupts between himself and Duvall's wife. As dozens of players, from the innocent to the corrupt, are drawn into the drama, Burke and Remy have one way out: through a desperate confrontation in the middle of Mardi Gras madness.

©1997 by Sandra Brown Management, Ltd. (P)1997 Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, All Rights Reserved, A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.

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Fat Tuesday

I am a huge Sandra Brown fan and this is one of her best.

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  • Julie
  • montevideo, MN, United States
  • 02-08-10

Good book! terrible audio quality

I've read this book before and years ago listened to it on tape... this seems to be just taken from a bad tape.. it's horrible in it's quality. This is a good book, good narrator and horrible transfer of format. Big waste of money!

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Not the best

Honestly I wasn't impressed with the story. I'm a closet Sandra Brown fan and expected to enjoy this story. Somehow it just seemed lacking. Perhaps because it's an abridged version where I hardly ever stray from unabridged.
Also, the audio quality of this recording was TERRIBLE even with a #4 file. I found that distracting and even though it shouldn't, it took away from my enjoyment.

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Not My Favorite

Sandra Brown is a remarkable writer but this is by far my least favorite of her books.