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First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
Description:
410 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Already coping with battle fatigue following his return from Afghanistan, journalist Dawson Scott receives a tip he cannot ignore about a potentially huge story involving the son of terrorists at-large for forty years.
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.
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LCCN:
2013940345
ISBN:
1455501514
9781455501519
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15
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0
Control Number:
1020750
Other Number:
827082706
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Dawson Scott (Male), Journalist, Recently returned from Afghanistan; haunted by everything he had seen; investigating the disappearance and presumed murder of a former Marine, the son of a pair of terrorists on the FBI's Most Wanted list; finds himself developing feelings for the late man's ex-wife and two young sons
Genre
Fiction
Romance
Thriller
Mystery
Topics
Journalists
Missing persons
Presumed deaths
U.S. Marines
Ex-wives
Unexpected love
Domestic terrorism
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Search for truth
Setting
Georgia - South (U.S.)
Time Period
2000s -- 21st century
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  Library Journal Review

Brown (Low Pressure) offers up a real treat for listeners with this dark look at how people can never truly escape their past. War-weary journalist Dawson Scott has returned from Afghanistan damaged in spirit. As a favor to his godfather, he goes to Savannah to cover the sensational trial of a murdered former marine, Jeremy Wesson, who happens to be the secret biological son of one of the FBI's most wanted criminals. Dawson finds himself drawn to the victim's ex-wife, Amelia, and her two young sons, but when her nanny is killed, Dawson becomes a suspect. The story is well written, fast paced, and full of plot twists. Stephen Lang's narration is masterly both in accents and cadence and is an immense asset to the listening experience. Verdict Highly Recommended.-Scott R. DiMarco, Mansfield Univ. of Pennsylvania Lib. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

  Publishers Weekly Review

Domestic terrorism provides the backdrop for this uneven romantic thriller from bestseller Brown (Low Pressure). Dawson Scott, a veteran journalist traumatized by his work in Afghanistan, rejects the fluff piece his editor urges him to write, and instead travels to Georgia to cover the trial of Willard Strong, accused of murdering his wife and her lover, Jeremy Wessum, and feeding them to his fighting dogs. Dawson can't resist reporting on the case after his godfather, a former FBI agent, tips him off that Wessum might be the son of a pair of famous terrorists. The journalist comes prepared for some courtroom drama, but what he's unprepared for is falling in love with Wessum's former wife, Amelia. The death of the nanny of Amelia's two young sons suggests that a murderer may still be on the loose. Dawson and Amelia's contrived, torrid love affair undermines an otherwise straightforward whodunit. Readers should be prepared for some cringe-worthy dialogue before reaching the propulsive final scenes. Agent: Maria Carvainis, Maria Carvainis Agency. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Summary
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 careerone in which he has a vested interest.<br> <br> 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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