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Don't miss the spine-tingling suspense and tantalizing romance in this thriller about a daring pilot caught in a race against time from number one New York Times best-selling author Sandra Brown.

Rye Mallett, a fearless "freight dog" pilot charged with flying cargo to far-flung locations, is often rough-spoken and all business, but soft on regulations when they get in the way of meeting a deadline. But he does have a rock-solid reputation: He will fly in the foulest weather, day or night, and deliver the goods safely to their destination. So when Rye is asked to fly into a completely fogbound northern Georgia town and deliver a mysterious black box to a Dr. Lambert, he doesn't ask questions.

As Rye's plane nears the isolated landing strip, more trouble than inclement weather awaits him. He is greeted first by a sabotage attempt on his plane that causes him to crash land, and then by Dr. Brynn O'Neal, who claims she was sent for the box in Dr. Lambert's stead. Despite Rye's "no-involvement" policy when it comes to other people's problems, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the intrigue surrounding his cargo...and to the mysterious and alluring Brynn.

Soon Rye and Brynn are in a treacherous 48-hour race to deliver the box before time runs out. With everyone from law enforcement officials to hired thugs hot on their heels, they must learn to trust each other so they can protect their valuable cargo from those who would kill for it.

©2018 Sandra Brown (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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Victor Got His Groove

I am a 20 yr fan of author. Note: I do use 1.25x speed on all mysteries to match the author’s intentions.
Since Ms Brown normally launches 1 book per year, I always look forward to her new one and this book does not disappoint.
Author continues to have her trade mark surprise ending, and the publisher’s summary is spot on.
If you liked this author’s books, Friction and Low Pressure, then this story is up your alley.
Narrator, Mr Slezak is my all time fave for Ms Browns audiobooks. His opening in this book starts with a starter gun bang as he is an actor and has done many of Ms Browns books, of which I own all. My fave is White Hot unabridged if you can find it, then Smoke Screen and Lethal. Victor had not narrated Ms Browns’ books since 2011, so last years narration of Seeing Red was not his tops, but still a good listen. Like a pro, he picked up his cadence in this light mystery so the story was entertaining with his classic southern drawl.
If you are a new fan of Ms Brown, then this book will introduce you to the author’s style of an entertaining adventure with a mystery and clever end.
Don’t miss one of my top 5 faves, Mean Streak read by the great Jonathan Davis.
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103 of 105 people found this review helpful

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Brown has done it again

I’ve always enjoyed listening to Sandra Brown’s novels. This book followed her similar path to mystery and side romances. The characters were intriguing and the ending surprised us all. To top it off I love Victor Slezak and he did a tremendous job as always. Can’t wait for the next book!

31 of 32 people found this review helpful

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This book was not for me

I have been a follower of this author in the past but this story was just not for me. I tried to get into this story but it was just too mish-moshy all over the place. The characters were not well defined; nor did any of them seem very compelling. I kind of thought the main protagonist was going to develop into a likable character but it was taking too long to get there and I quite frankly couldn't listen to any more.

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No Surprise Here

Typical Brown book, interesting storyline overwhelmed by hours of needless, juvenile, and hokey dialogue that moves as slow as molasses … gonna be my last Brown gig … rather have a root canal ...

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Narrator can make or break

This is good book, I like the author, the story line was interesting. But the narrator sounded like he was sleeping thru the whole thing! I love southern drawls, but the book needed a different narrator.

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Tailspin

Fairly good story. Unnecessary romance, not sure if furthered the story. Guess it sells. Liked the narrator.

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Disappointed...a little

When I first started listening to this book I thought, have I already "read" this? Certain things seemed so familiar - the down-on-his luck pilot most notably. In researching Sandra Brown's audiobooks (I'm a HUGE fan BTW and pre-ordered this one) I found Low Pressure narrated by the same person. That's the connection. I see that Mr. Slezak has narrated many of Ms. Brown's books and I've read and/or listened to them all, but I find his voice on this book particularly annoying perhaps because he sounds exactly like Dent in Low Pressure and it makes it confusing.

I believe the book would have been more enjoyable had the reader adapted a different accent/tone or the book was read by someone else.

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Narration

Hard to tell when a man was talking or a female, because the narrator did not use any different inflection.

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Meh.

It was okay. Buy this if you need a distraction and dont want to think too much.

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Not Sandra Brown's Best

We are always excited to listen to a Sandra Brown book both for her writing/story lines that keep us guessing as well as the narration by Victor Slezak. Well, this one just doesn't quite measure up to her usual exciting and surprising reads. It's slow, we did not begin to connect with Rye, the renegade pilot-for-hire and Brynn, a brilliant physician intent on fulfiling her promise to 'do no harm' until very late in this long book and even then, we felt bereft of any real attachment to them, Frankly, even Mr. Slezak sounded tired in this one.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful