New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with a tale of corruption and betrayal, revenge and reversal - where friends become foes, and heroes become criminals in the ultimate abuse of power. When newswoman Britt Shelley wakes up to find herself in bed with Jay Burgess, a...
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. A disgraced firefighter realizes that the newswoman, Jay's last sexual conquest, might be his...
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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. A disgraced firefighter realizes that the newswoman, Jay's last sexual conquest, might be his only chance to get personal vindication--and justice for the seven victims of a police station fire.
Raley Gannon: Has a duel college degree in Fire Science and Environmental Health and Safety. He was a firefighter and arson investigator. He and Jay went through the police academy together. Britt Shelley's abductor. Grew up with Jay from kindergarten through college. They were always best friends. However they had not kept in touch since he moved away.
Britt Shelley: She was the highest rated newswoman in the market working for Channel Seven News. Britt Shelley was her professional name not her birth name. After having too much to drink the night before she finds herself in bed with Jay Burgess in his town house only he is dead. All she can remember is waking up in Jay's bed and finding him dead in bed beside her. Kidnapped by Raley Gannon.
Jay Burgess: Fair complection...suave and charming. Life of the party. A rising star detective with the police force. He was a decorated police officer and considered a hero in his department and beyond. He had advanced terminal pancreatic cancer. His elderly aunt died and left him all her worldly goods. He sold everything to a dealer and bought a town house with the proceeds. He was a well-conditioned drinker. Autopsy said he died from suffocation.
George McGowen: Married into the wealthy Conway family. Was a police detective. Married to Miranda.
Cobb Fordyce: The county's ambitious District Attorney General.
Delno Pickens: A dirty, backwoods man that befriends Raley when he moves into a cabin in the woods. Has an obsessive hatred for mankind. But he tolerates Raley Gannon.
Cleveland Jones: A man arrested for assault and was being held in the interrogation room. It was believed that he started the fire in a trash can. However he was killed before the fire started and was left there to make it look like he died in the fire. Autopsy said blunt trauma to the head.
Pat Wickham Jr.: A police officer that works the desk. He is a file clerk at the police department. . Guns scared him. Criminals revolted him. He carried a badge but he wasn't cut out to be a policeman.
Detectives Clark: A Police detective investigating the death of Jay Burgess. Dedicated to his work and 100% loyal to everyone on the police force.
Mr. Javier: A Detective investigating the death of Jay Burgess.
Bill Alexander: A criminal attorney hired to represent Britt as her legal council regarding the death of Jay Burgess. He is a horribly lazy and an awful attorney.
Miranda McGowan: Extremely wealthy and beautiful. Married 4 years to George McGowan. Having an affair with Drake her massage therapist. Her husband George knows. An only child. Her father owns Conway Concrete and Construction Company.
Hallie: Was once engaged to Raley Gannon. She was a loan officer at a local branch of a banking chain. She later became the Vice President of that bank.
Steiner: Special agent airbus the FBI...aka Sundance. Sinister.
Mr. Johnson: Works with Smith. Not their real names. They were hired to disable Britt Shelly and to kill Jay Burgess. They are ruthless an have no conscience and they are very deadly. He is a hired assassin. Apprehended.
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