• by Sandra Brown
  • Narrated by Stephen Lang
  • 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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 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. 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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Customer Reviews

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Unbelievably mediocre!

I was so disappointed with this latest from Sandra Brown. The prologue and first couple of chapters were fine though, like Dawson, I couldn't care less about the what happened to the baby of the terrorists. It had no relevance to Dawson (nor me the reader) at the time but I trudged on certain that Ms Brown would trigger some interest on my part.

Instead, the ensuing chapters read like Women's Fiction, focusing on a divorced Amy and her home life which revolved around her kids and an unlikeable Steph, her kids
nanny. It took too long for any suspense or real mystery to kick in and by then I was bored to tears.

I found this a very unSandra-Brown book.

Stephen Lang's narration didn't help either. I didn't care for him in Chill Factor but I think he's worse here. While I like that he softens his voice for the female parts, in general he is boring and doesn't bring life to the characters or the scenes. I hope, if the author continues to write, that she will return to her previous style where there was drama, suspense and romance - and that the audio producers can get Slezak or Phil Gigante. Anyone else but Lang though Lang is still better than any female.
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- Elaine

Listen for It, Wow What an Ending

Would you consider the audio edition of Deadline to be better than the print version?

Stephen Lang did a very good job...3rd listen by this reader. He is a very versatile actor and a great reader. What a range of voices and he just gets the pace needed for the story.

What did you like best about this story?

So many clues, what a twist and turn listen. Great Sandra Brown listen

Which character – as performed by Stephen Lang – was your favorite?

Grant, such innocences.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

When the boys' see the sand Dragon

Any additional comments?

if you like this listen, get Witness by sandra brown and Smoke Screen

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- Karen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-24-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio