Bestselling author of Ricochet delivers another searing thriller packed with betrayal, corruption, and revenge. Five years ago arson made heroes of Charleston city officials. When one hero is murdered, a disgraced firefighter must search through the lies and mystery for the truth. Another blistering novel of romantic suspense. When newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up to find herself in bed with 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. Handsome and hard-partying, Jay was a hero of the disastrous fire that five years earlier had destroyed Charlestonas police headquarters. The blaze left seven people dead, but the death toll would have been much higher if not for the bravery of Jay and three other city officials who risked their lives to lead others to safety. Firefighter Raley Gannon, Jayas lifelong friend, was off-duty that day. Though he might not have been a front-line hero, he was assigned to lead the investigation into the cause of the fire. It was an investigation he never got to complete. Because on one calamitous night, Raleyas world was shattered. Scandalized, wronged by the people he trusted most, Raley was forced to surrender the work to which head dedicated his life. For five years his resentment against the men who exploited their hero status to further their careersaand ruin hisahad festered, but he was helpless to set things right. That changes when he learns of Jay Burgessas shocking death and Britt Shelleyas claim that she has no memory of her night with him. As the investigation into Jayas death intensifies, and suspicion against Britt Shelley mounts, Raley realizes that the newswoman, Jayas last sexual conquest, might be his only chance to get personal vindicationaand justice for the seven victims of the police station fire. But there are powerful men who will go to any lengths to keep questions about the fire unanswered. As Raley and Britt discover more about what happened that fateful day, the more perilous their situation becomes, until theyare not only chasing after the truth but running for their lives. Friends are exposed as foes, heroes take on the taint of criminals, and no one can be trusted completely. A tale about audacious corruptionaand those with the courage to expose itaSmoke Screen is Sandra Brownas most searing and intense novel yet.It was an investigation he never got to complete. Because on one calamitous night, Raleyas world was shattered. Scandalized, wronged by the people he trusted most, Raley was forced to surrender the work to which head dedicated his life.
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2008-08-12|