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Publisher's Summary

When Dr. Rennie Newton is summoned to jury duty, she brings to the courtroom the same level of competence that she displays in the operating room. Her commitment to precision compels her to deliver a "not guilty" verdict in the murder case against notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada.

She will learn to regret this decision, because Rennie's trial with Lozada doesn't end with his acquittal.

Her carefully structured life begins to crumble when a rival colleague is brutally slain. Lozada's menacing shadow looms over the murder, but it's Rennie the investigators focus on as a prime suspect. The privacy she has cultivated and protected at all costs is violated by the police as well as Lozada. And when he begins an earnest courtship, it becomes terrifyingly clear that he is obsessed with having her.

Wick Threadgill is a detective on indefinite leave from the Fort Worth PD, who has a personal agenda for the contract killer. Temperamental, bitter, and driven by loyalty and love, Wick is determined to destroy Lozada.

In order to defeat Lozada - and save their lives - Rennie and Wick form an uneasy alliance. Distrustful of each other, they know only one thing with absolute certainty, when this killer strikes, they won't see it coming.

©2002 Sandra Brown Management, Ltd. (P)2002 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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  • linda
  • augusta, west virginia, United States
  • 10-12-12

Crushed is the true feeling

This book keeps you on the edge. You want to know what is coming next. I liked getting to know the characters. You will not be disappointed.

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The abridged version is bad

You miss so much of the story. It's a great SB book, but can't even listen to the abridged version after hearing the unabridged. I'd buy it again in a minute if they come out with the unabridged version. Don't waste your money on this one.

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Didn’t realize it’s a shortened version

I’m relatively new to audible, so the fact that this book is less than half the running time of another Sandra brown book I purchased didn’t even click with me. I never noticed the “abridged audiobook” label. I’ve actually read the book so I realized quickly that big chunks were missing. The reading performance is great, but if I had known this wasn’t the full book I wouldn’t have wasted my money. I wish they made the abridged label more prominent somewhere for the benefit of people in a rush and not quite paying attention like me oops.

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Where is the rest?

I was disappointed in only being able to listen to a small portion of the book.

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Not Sandra Brown's best work!!!

I gave the book three stars. I with I could have done three and a half stars. This book isn't one of my favorites. It's possible that this book wasn't that good because they only had the abridged version available for download. This isn't a book I will listen to again. I do recommend it because it's a quick read/listen. It's worth the credit in my opinion because if you really don't like it you may return it. It's an okay read.

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Good story.

Not my favorite by Sandra Brown, but kept my attention while flying. I would definitely recommend to a Brown fan.

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wow

I had read this book. An, it is skipping several details from the book not just in one chapter, but multiple chapters. It would be better if you guys actually stick to the book and not jump through pages

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another great read

Sandra Brown. loved it! beginning to end, had me hooked. can't wait for anther book.

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Not worth the price

Boringly boring. I usually like Sandra Brown's books, but this one was not up to par.

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Sandr brown has done it again

This book was fantastic. Wick is the man I want by my side for life just straight forward love. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.