But one look at Caroline and the daughter he never knew made up his mind for him.
Knowing the limits of my attention span, I can’t imagine writing book after book about the same character or group of characters without become bored, and, consequentially, stale. Then she hooked her wet hair behind her ears and answered in a husky voice. Tough Customer is a page-turner, one worth reading over and over again. He thumbed the latch, and the cylinder swung out. I usually worry that a male speaking for female roles would not be able to convince me of the individuals in the plot. Some of the police stuff wasn't real realistic. Derek Mitchell. While staying at her mother's lake house working with a co-worker on a project, the house is broken into and her co-worker is shot. They just aren't relatable to me. He looked into a bathroom, where a woman was sitting on the rim of the tub, rocking back and forth, her elbows on her knees, her head in her hands. Late one night Atlanta PI Dodge Hanley receives a phone call from his lost love, Houston realtor Caroline King, who asks him to come to Texas to help catch Oren Starks, a creepy over-the-top stalker who's out to kill Dodge and Caroline's 30-year-old daughter, Berry Malone. I actually listened to it on CD during my drive time to and from work. In this tantalizing thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown, a woman, seeking to learn her father's involvement in a twenty-year-old heist that ended in … Newsletter. I loved the characters in this one especially the "Tough Customer" Dodge Hanley a wise cracking, ex lawman who has kept the mistakes of his past buried deeply inside but now must use all his skills to save the daughter he has never met from being a stalker's next victim. When Starks takes a shot at Berry in Caroline's house, hitting a work associate of Berry's instead, Dodge rushes to the rescue. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To make each story fresh for readers, the series writer must be incredibly inventive, creating adventures both real and psychological for their character, while maintaining a common thread from book to book.
He had even features and the trim build of a runner or tennis player.
We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. by Simon & Schuster. Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2014. Dodge Hanley is content in his life as an investigator for his lawyer friend, Derek. It's like MS. Brown didn't know which story she wanted to focus on...unusual for her.
In the midst of struggling to catch a stalker turned killer there is enough unexpected romance to keep your heart in knots. Under the man, blood had soaked into the rug. Dodge, Caroline, Ski and Berry. Sandra Brown [1948-] Author Website. Yet, as his nostalgia deepens, Dodge comes ever closer to losing his precious family to a madman.
I truly was taken by Dodge. . About The Book.
She needed a liver, a kidney, his heart.
On his way to the ER.”, She made a choking sound, and whispered, “I must call his wife.”. “The lady said he was conscious right up till we got here.”, The first EMT nodded into an open doorway which they were presently blocking. A ceiling fan with blades made of palm leaves circulated overhead. “Caroline King?” Ski asked with surprise. He had a driver’s license because it was a necessity. “Probably not.”. Often I’m asked by fans as well as publishers if I would consider writing a series. He may not be a squeaky-clean investigator, but he always gets his work done. But what they are on the inside doesn't change.”, “Повечето хора биха си намерили удобни оправдания и биха се отърсили от всякакви угризения. Living alone and with little company but his boss and his never-ending supply of cigarettes, Dodge is a man living life as he pleases – until Caroline calls. This books starts off with Dodge Hanley getting a call from Caroline King stating their daughter is in trouble. Through the louvers of the shutters he could see the continued play of the colored emergency lights. He said, “The wounded man, Ben Lofland. The ride begins! Patchwork quilt folded over the arm of an upholstered easy chair. In comes the woman he always love who had his daughter, that he has never met till now. Finally when Dodge meets Berry for the first time in his life, he has one question in mind. Tough Customer is an intense look at murder, love and the impact of the choices people make – especially when they are young, stubborn and foolish. He seemed to live a lonely existence so I was interested in reading about him. Until she spoke, Ski hadn’t realized that the second EMT was a woman.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 31, 2019, Looks like a good read and the author is well known, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 22, 2017. This is number 2 in a series about an ex-cop turned investigator named Dodge Hanley. “She called in the 911.”. Ski went after her, crossed the gallery in a run, and bolted down the stairs, hot on her heels. She must have been interrupted while taking a shower, which explained the damp patches where her robe was stuck to her skin. With Ski Nyland, the local police deputy, on the case, Berry’s life should clean up quickly, or so she thinks. Dodge is one of Brown’s grittier, more mysterious and more memorable personalities; it is fascinating to read his story and discover his values and morals, as gray as they may be. It seems that young Berry is being stalked by a calculating and shrewd co-worker to the point by breaking into the house and trying to shoot her while taking a shower. Late one night Atlanta PI Dodge Hanley receives a phone call from his lost love, Houston realtor Caroline King, who asks him to come to Texas to help catch Oren Starks, a creepy over-the-top stalker who's out to kill Dodge and Caroline's 30-year-old daughter, Berry Malone. As though only then realizing that he was there, the woman lowered her hands from her face and looked up at him, but her eyes remained disconnected and vague. “Is this your pistol? They integrate because they have to. Brown yet again, captured the essence of a thriller and will keep your eyes glued to her novel. A wild ride with this book and as an avid reader, I was surprised! Ben Lofland . The doors of the ambulance had been left open by the EMTs whom, he assumed, were already inside. A true page turner and I didn't want it to end.......great suspense, a true who done it!!! Caroline summed it up completely toward the end of how Dodge viewed himself and life. Dodge (who could be Yosemite Sam, pulls his "Revolver" out of it's holster at one point, only to put his "Pistol" back in. Dodge Hanley is called to help his daughter Berry, whom he abandoned at birth. Dodge Hanley getting to know his daughter that he has not seen since her birth, 30 yrs ago.......a deranged stalker bent on killing his daughter Berry....and he must protect the love of his life Caroline and his daughter Berry....but someone else is wanting to protect Berry too, a young police officer Ski Nyland who teams up with her dad Dodge.......lot's of twists and turns.........a must read!!
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There was a problem loading your book clubs. Sandra Brown began her writing career in 1980. The ambulance’s emergency lights sent pulsing shafts of color into the surrounding forest. Welcome back. Using his lips, he pulled a cigarette from the pack, then flicked on his lighter. [Her co-worker, an ex-lover, is shot at her home, and she can’t seem to understand why her ex’s current wife is miffed when she shows up to the hospital. He’s world-wise, world-weary, a card carrying cynic with nasty habits and language both droll and profane. Check your calendar. Perfect romance mystery novel. "Tough Customer".
Wished he would. "Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. "
So, if you're searching for a list of Sandra Brown novels, or a list of the Coleman Family Saga series in order, your search is over. Dodge couldn’t think of what might be so crucial that it couldn’t keep till daylight, but Derek paid him to be on twenty-four hour call, if for no other reason than to act as a sounding board. I was definitely pleasantly surprised to start this book (I've been collecting Brown books and tend to just randomly pick one off my shelf and go for it) and realise that my favourite man was there again!
Guess they can't all be winners. Most of the characters were unlikable and the mystery was undeveloped, with an ending that had no development in the story. He got an eyeful. “A good sign, though,” she added.
The undercover police work was explained very well. Then enters local deputy sheriff Ski Nyland. Book Awards. Her skin was very pale, her lips practically white. I liked the idea of lovers reuniting after 30 years apart but I knew there was a painful reason as to why the two split up 30 years ago when they were deeply in love. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards.
I saw this new one on the library shelf and thought, why not? To counter his stupid susceptibility, he asked impatiently, “Then why are you calling me?”, “I have a situation here that I don’t know how to handle.”, “To Houston?” A place to which he swore he would never return. But you certainly couldnt tell it from they way they thought or acted.. This author is fantastic!!!!!
Owen and Berry's conflict kept me guessing and the ending was a complete surprise. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 29, 2019, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 29, 2017, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 24, 2019. ... Related book awards. Derek Mitchell.
I have always enjoyed Sandra Brown's books and this one was no different.
Dodge, Caroline, Ski and Berry.
A type of sweet talking cowboy, with a mean demeaned if he did not like you, yet could act if it was the job. She was dying. Dodge, first seen in Sandra Brown’s Smash Cut, is a quiet man, one who takes on any assignment by his boss, Derek Mitchell, without complaint or explanation.
There were a couple of spots in the book that became muddled with narrative, but they were easy to disregard because the plot was strong. She has become one of the country's most popular novelists, earning the notice of Hollywood and of the critics. I will do my best to chronicle what I read and why others should read that same book. This one was kind of hard to categorize. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. In this tantalizing thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown, a woman, seeking to learn her father's involvement in a twenty-year-old heist that ended in murder, runs afoul of his accomplices. Fighting for her life while trying to save a friend in the process, Berry is amazed that she is all right.
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