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Smoke Screen Audiobook

Smoke Screen: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

When newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up in bed with the handsome and hard-partying Jay Burgess, a rising star detective in the Charleston PD, she remembers nothing of how she got there...or of how Jay wound up dead.

Five years earlier, Jay was a hero of a disastrous fire at Charleston's police headquarters, which would have been even deadlier if not for the bravery of Jay and three other city officials who led others to safety.

Firefighter Raley Gannon, Jay's lifelong friend, had been assigned to investigate the fire, but the investigation ended in a scandal that shattered Raley's world, and forced him to surrender the woman he loved and the work to which he'd dedicated his life. For five years his resentment has festered, but he was helpless to set things right. That changes when he learns of Jay's shocking death.

As suspicion against Britt Shelley mounts, Raley realizes that the newswoman might be his only chance to get personal vindication - and justice for the seven victims of the police station fire. But there are powerful men who don't want to address unanswered questions about the fire, and will go to any lengths to protect their reputations.

As Raley and Britt discover more about what happened that fateful day, they realize that they're not only chasing after the truth but running for their lives.

Smoke Screen is Sandra Brown's most intense novel yet.

©2008 Sandra Brown Management LTD.; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.

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    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 04-11-15
    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 04-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Murders Most Foul and Vindication"

    Another good one by Sandra Brown. ... I enjoyed this novel... plenty of despicable characters. It was hard to figure out who the "truly" bad guys were. Nevertheless, It was not too hard - about midway through - to figure who the "ultimate" bad character was going to be. This is a fast moving intense, suspenseful and scandalous mystery. This one is high on my Sandra Brown list with Envy at the top. I highly recommend Sandra Brown for original and enjoyable storylines..

    This is an intense story of corruption in high places, revenge and justice.... police corruption... sounds familiar? That's what I like about Sandra Brown's stories. They are so realistic that long after the novel is finished, the storylines are memorable.

    Victor Slezak's narration is excellent. Yes, his range may be limited in that some of his characters sound alike, but the top-flight writing skills of Ms. Brown helps the listener keep whose speaking straight. Slezak's voice is quite velvety and fits Ms. Brown's stories very well. I am a sucker for his voice and I much rather have his voice in my ear with a few glitches than someone whose voice is not enjoyable.

    Also, as a negative that I put under the "who cares" category, the author takes creative liberties with technical things such as having one character remove stem caps from automobile tires which is supposed to cause the tires to slowly go flat. Well, I know that this is not true. I've had the stem caps off my car tires and nothing happened. You must keep pressure on the inner part of the stem to let out the air! But who cares about this odd but useful technicality when the overall story is entertaining and keep you listening and wanting to know more!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ellen P. 08-10-17
    Ellen P. 08-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great pick"

    So much going on and exciting at every turn. One of Sandra's best thriller romances

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    J. Crosley 05-27-17
    J. Crosley 05-27-17
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    "Sexy mystery"

    Many plot turns kept me interested. Sexy scenes not my bag but that's me. Characters well designed. Something's missing in the writing I can't put my finger on. I've just became an avid listener but I don't read fiction often. I also should add I keep coming back to this author for an engaging listen that distracts and I know what to expect.

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    Amazon Customer 12-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    Awesome awesome book. A definite must read. It will be hard to stop reading or listening to it

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    Betsy West Jefferson, OH, United States 09-11-16
    Betsy West Jefferson, OH, United States 09-11-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Couldn't engage"
    Would you try another book from Sandra Brown and/or Victor Slezak?

    ...not too sure


    Would you ever listen to anything by Sandra Brown again?

    Maybe


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Victor Slezak?

    I have enjoyed Sandra Brown books read by Tom Wopat, Renée Raudman, Natalie Ross...


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I don't know, I couldn't engage


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    M. Jena Holmes USA 02-05-16
    M. Jena Holmes USA 02-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Burnt"

    Bought it but it won't play. Kind of makes me a little angry. I guess I know why it was so cheap.

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    Sandy Orlando, FL 09-22-15
    Sandy Orlando, FL 09-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "One of Sandra Brown's BEST"

    This book just kept getting better and better with each chapter. Several twists and I love when the author gives you a "Screaming out loud YES" moment. She had several in this one. As always Victor Slezak was masterful with his narration. I don't want these books to end because of his way to make a book 100 times better.
    Also one of Sandra Brown's best endings. Some of them are not quite the way you'd want to end a story. This one is one of her best ever.
    I've read Play Dirty, Envy, Mean Streak, Breath of Scandal, which are some of her best.

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    JLee rodeo, ca 04-10-15
    JLee rodeo, ca 04-10-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Sandra At Her Best!"

    Loved the story and the suspense over the top!!! Victor Sleizak was excellent. Can't wait for next book woo hoo

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    Amazon Customer Windsor, ON, Canada 03-18-15
    Amazon Customer Windsor, ON, Canada 03-18-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great story, well told"

    Narration was excellent. Brought the characters to life and gave them personalities and soul.

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    Nikki Vernal, UT 03-15-15
    Nikki Vernal, UT 03-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "In True Sandra Brown Fashion"

    I've been on a Sandra Brown "kick" lately & this was her best yet! Having read/listened to 10 or so in the last few months, I can rate this with many plots to compare it with. I have loved all of them, but Smoke Screen was especially well written! With every plot twist and surprise, Ms. Brown kept me intrigued to the very end! Loved, loved, loved this story & I am so glad I chose to enjoy it through Audible and S&S's uncanny ability to pull a person into the story through brilliant narration!

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