Punto Muerto (Standoff)
O her way to an actual vacation with the new man in her life, McCoy hears the news of the kidnapping of the daughter of a wealthy Texas businessman. Calling into her office, McCoy learns that the alleged kidnapper's father lives slightly off her vacation route and talks...more
Now, I'm generally used to a more gritty read than thi...more
Ambitious TV reporter Tiel McCoy is driving through New Mexico when she hears over the radio that Sabra Dendy, the 17 year-old daughter of Fort Worth multimillionaire Russell Dendy, has been kidnapped.ááTiel calls her editor and learns that Sara was "kidnapped" by her boyfriend Ronnie and is pregnant.ááTiel is at a gas station store when an armed couple robs the cashier and orders all the customers to the floor.ááThe girl goes into labor and Tiel realizes that she has a huge story on her hands....more
My main complaint is not knowing what happened to various characters at the end. But the rest is good. This author is a good writer and she does suspense well. Although there is a little bit of romance at the end, don’t read it for romance. Read it as a suspense story with interesting characters. It’s about 1/2 the length of a regular novel.
The narrator Enid Graham is a new favorite of...more
Workaholic reporter gets ordered on vacation, and just happens to stop at a convenience store in the middle of nowhere Texas when two teenagers decide to rob it and it becomes a hostage situation.
Of course, its the first sign of trouble from the boy and girl is the daughter of a billionaire and hugely pregnant.
The girl goes into labor, a laconic cowboy turns into ER doc and helps out, and reporter schemes and worries about getting the story.
Quick read that motors along, but not a...more
Parts of the book bugged me because I felt like the author did little to know research on certain topics prior to incorporating them into the story. Maybe I'm too analytical while reading. I was able to figure out what was coming up a step ahead (or ten steps ahead). But it was still worth the read, and quite frankly, I've been able to d...more
The story line is dumb, the characters are stupid and listening to it probably kills brains cells. The narrator is okay but should have checked pronunciations
I've read/listened to books that I disliked so much, I wanted to slam them into a wall. This one makes me feel that way but I also want to burn down the wall, campaign to make sure some folks never get published and, while I'm at it, never get near a computer or typewriter.
Did I tell you I hated...more
Tiel McCoy is on her way to a relaxing vacation in New Mexico when she hears that the teenage daughter of Russel Dendy, Fort Worth's tycoon is kidnapped. Tiel immediately cancels her vacation plans to chase the big scoop, being a hardworking reporter that she is. That night she makes a stop at a convenience store in Rojo Flats to ask her boss for directions, when suddenly a young boy and his pregnant girlfrield enter the store and hold the people there ho...more
I read it for a few hours.
it is not some typical love story there is love but it is not the main thing here.
I liked the end, but i would prefer if it was a bit longer i like to read what happens in the end with the life of people.
So it was a very good book and i recommend it.
From back cover:
"T.V. reporter Tiel McCoy is driving to New Mexico for a well earned vacation when she hears the news on the radio: The teenage daughter of Fort Worth tycoon Russell Dendy has been kidnapped. Immediately, she abandons her holiday plans to chase down what could be the scoop of a lifetime. But in a town called Rojo Flats an innocuous stop at a convenience st...more
Não é uma obra-prima, mas prende e proporciona bons momentos de evasão. Cheguei mesmo a ter pena da autora se ter ficado por tão poucas páginas nesta história. Daria para mais, mas talvez se ela tivesse esticado a história, eu agora não estaria a dizer que estava bem doseada e desenvolvida... quem sabe?...more
The story takes place in a convenience store in "East Bumble", Texas. A journalist on her way to a vacation destination detours to cover an angle of a breaking story. She's one lucky journalist because the same breaking story ends up taking place in the conveninence store as the teenagers who are the subject of the breaking story at...more
Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-one New York Times bestsellers, including LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), HELLO, DARKNESS (2003), THE CRUSH (2002), a...more