Written by:
Sandra Brown
Narrated by:
Stephen Lang

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2015
11 hours 30 minutes
After a courtroom gunman threatens everything he holds dear, a Texas Ranger with a checkered past must choose between vengeance and family in this #1 New York Times bestselling thriller.

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, he fell into a downward spiral that knocked him down to deskwork and landed his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But now that Crawford has cleaned up his act and met the court's requirements, the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer.

Holly, ambitious and confident, must prove herself worthy of a permanent judgeship on the cusp of an upcoming election. Every decision is high-stakes, and despite Crawford's commitment to being a better father, Holly is wary of his past. But when a masked gunman barges into the courtroom during the custody hearing, Crawford reacts instinctively to save Holly's life.

But his heroism soon takes on the taint of recklessness. With the gunman still at large, Crawford uncovers a horrifying truth, and the cloud over him grows even darker as he considers vengeance. He quickly realizes that pursuing the killer will jeopardize his chances of gaining custody of his daughter and compromise Holly, who needs protection not only from an assassin, but from Crawford himself and the forbidden attraction between them.

Friction will keep you on the edge of your seat with breathtaking plot twists and the unforgettable characters that make Sandra Brown one of the world's best-loved authors. It is an extraordinary novel about the powerful ties that bind us to the ones we love and the secrets we keep to protect them.
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Frances S

I could not keep this book down !amazing plot and kept me interested to the very end. Absolutely my best read in a long time.

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Whitney Heet

The book was good. Not as eventful as some of her books but a good story. Narration was decent. Sometimes hard to tell the difference in character intrerpretation.

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Adolfo Santana

Classic Sandra Brown. A plot full of twists and turns, surprises around every corner. Awsome!

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Corrie Rowe

I love Sandra Brown however this book was slow, I found myself skipping parts as it seemed to me the same conversation happened over and over. The narration however had a super sexy voice that had me hooked on the sexy cop character.

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Babara Perlman

Good easy reading. I like most of Sandra Browns books.

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Sharon Callahan

Very well read.Strong characters.Good story line. I really enjoyed this book.

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Ben Gyurik

I would call this less of a mystery or even a thriller, but rather an overly sexualized procedural cop drama. Brown does a decent job at describing scenes and characters, but falls short with the plot, which she sometimes shoves down your throat rather heavy handedly. To be more open about it being overly sexualized, she gets rather graphic about the relationship between protagonist (Crawford Hunt) and deuteragonist (Holly Spencer). Crawford is rather stereotypical, he's a no-nonsense, gritty Texan, and Holly doesn't quite fit the bill for someone that is filling the role of a judge. Their relationship feels shallow at some points, with little purpose asides from the glaring sexual tension that exists between them. Lang's narration is spot on, he's got a great voice, and it works well with the type of story. However, to say this book is outstanding is an overstatement. There's plot holes, and Brown's attempts at building any background tend to fall short. It's a poor man's Cormac McCarthy that focuses a little too much on sex and should be focusing more on story.

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