Tuesday, April 19, 2016

24. Deadline - Sandra Brown

listened to the cd in the car
2013 Grand Central Publishing
410 pgs.
Adult Mystery
Finished  4/19/16
Goodreads rating: 4.07
My rating:  4
Setting:Contemporary Savannah, GA and an island just off it

My comments:  Other than a few questionable/implausible plot devices that I was willing to ignore, this was a very listenable mystery.  There was one surprise near the end that really floored - and tickled - me and changed my thinking about a great deal of the prior story.  I'm not usually one to enjoy the 50/50 mystery/romance - I like the "hardcore" mystery with limited romance - but this one wiled away many hours driving back and forth to work.

Goodreads synopsis:  Dawson Scott is a well-respected journalist recently returned from Afghanistan. Haunted by everything he experienced, he's privately suffering from battle fatigue which is a threat to every aspect of his life. But then he gets a call from a source within the FBI. A new development has come to light in a story that began 40 years ago. It could be the BIG story of Dawson's career--one in which he has a vested interest.
          Soon, Dawson is covering the disappearance and presumed murder of former Marine Jeremy Wesson, the biological son of the pair of terrorists who remain on the FBI's Most Wanted list. As Dawson delves into the story, he finds himself developing feelings for Wesson's ex-wife, Amelia, and her two young sons. But when Amelia's nanny turns up dead, the case takes a stunning new turn, with Dawson himself becoming a suspect. Haunted by his own demons, Dawson takes up the chase for the notorious outlaws. . .and the secret, startling truth about himself.

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