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Fat Tuesday
Brown, Sandra, 1948-
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New York, N.Y. : Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing, [1997]

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5 audio discs (360 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Compact disc (DDD).

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Audiobook on CD


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New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown's latest romantic thriller is set against the lively and decadent backdrop of New Orleans--where, to avenge the acquittal of his partner's murderer, a policeman kidnaps the defense lawyer's wife.

Author Notes

Sandra Brown began her writing career in 1980. After selling her first book, she wrote a succession of romance novels under several pseudonyms, most of which remain in print. She has become one of the country's most popular novelists, earning the notice of Hollywood and of the critics. More than 60 of her books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. There are eighty million copies of her books in print, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. Prior to writing, she worked in commercial television as an on-air personality for PM Magazine and local news in Dallas. The parents of two, she and her husband now divide their time between homes in Texas and South Carolina.

(Publisher Provided) Sandra Lynn Brown (born 12 March 1948 in Waco, Texas) is an American bestselling author of romantic novels and thriller suspense novels. Brown has also published works under the pen names of Rachel Ryan, Laura Jordan, and Erin St. Claire. Brown began her writing career in 1980. After selling her first book, Love's Encore, she wrote a succession of romance novels under several pseudonyms, most of which remain in print. Prior to writing, she worked in commercial television as an on-air personality for PM Magazine and local news in Dallas.

Brown has written over 70 books including Mirror Image; French Silk; The Switch; The Crush; Hello, Darkness; Chill Factor; Play Dirty; Smoke Screen; and Smash Cut. She has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Circle of Success from the American Business Women's Association in 1992, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the romance Writers of America in 1998, and the Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature in 2007. Sandra Brown frequently appears on the bestseller lists. Recently she's appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List with Deadline, Chill Factor and Mean Streak (2014), Friction (2015) and Tough Customer (2016).

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Brown's well-structured and suspenseful novels, including The Witness (1995) and Exclusive [BKL My 15 96], are phenomenally popular, and her newest, a hot-blooded tangle involving a narcotics division cop and a powerful and corrupt attorney, will surely find a slot on the best-seller lists. Brown sets her latest cleverly plotted tale in New Orleans, using the shorthand of that city's reputation for excess, sleaze, and wiliness with a minimum of fuss and even a touch of humor. It all begins in a courtroom where a slimeball named Bardo is acquitted of murdering a good cop. Bardo's attorney, Pinkie Duvall, is cartoon-evil, living in a sterile mansion where his gorgeous wife, Remy, is pretty much held prisoner, a trophy species just like the orchids he obsessively cultivates. The abused daughter of a junkie whore, Remy endures Pinkie's tyranny for the sake of her sister, an even more voluptuously lovely young woman who, by Pinkie's decree, is locked up in a convent. With all this captive beauty on the simmer, things are going to explode, and they do when the slain cop's partner, Burke Basile, seeks revenge. His plan is dangerous, murky, and as full of twists as a swamp full of gators, and, yes, it does involve a lot of risky up-close-and-personal time with Remy, who, thankfully, is not as lobotomized as she seems. --Donna Seaman

Publisher's Weekly Review

New Orleans police lieutenant Burke Basile has nothing left to lose. He mistakenly shot his best friend and partner in the midst of a drug raid; now he has found his wife in the shower with another man. Hungry for justice, Basile resigns his job in order to go after the man he blames for everything: criminal defense attorney Pinkie Duvall, who is himself a master criminal. Basile's plan for exposing the slimy attorney involves masquerading as a priest in order to kidnap Pinkie's unhappy trophy wife, Remy. His ragtag squad of helpers includes a churchgoing madam, a weasly sex offender with training both as an actor and a priest and a loyal swamp rat named Dredd. In Pinkie's corner loom all of the muscle that deep pockets and deep affiliations with organized crime can buy. Still up for grabs is a GQ-style cop whose huge debt to the mob, and whose wife's beautiful face, hang in the balance, and a police captain whose ambitions for his own career just might be more important than human lives. A wild card comes into play when Basile unexpectedly falls for his captive, as Brown expertly pushes her story toward an explosive Mardi Gras conclusion. Brown's trademark mix of action and romance (Exclusive, etc.) is on display in this suspenseful, if rarely subtle, tale of revenge and corruption. 500,000 first printing; major ad/promo; Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club main selections. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

During a raid on a drug deal, a police officer is mistakenly shot by his partner through circumstances set up by one of the dealers. Burke Basile, a New Orleans detective, tries to handle the guilt over killing his fellow cop and seethes over the acquittal of the man responsible. The successful defense attorney, Pinkie Duvall, is not only criminally involved with the defendant but also with corruption that reaches into the police department. Burke is the dedicated cop who resists corruption and becomes frustrated with the ineffective justice system, almost to the point of giving up. But he is still determined to exact revenge. Jack Garrett's narration captures Burke's cynicism and Pinkie's crafty evil persona. The story follows a standard but popular formula containing romance, action, and suspense. Recommended for the author's fans and those who enjoy this genre.DCatherine Swenson, Norwich Univ., Northfield, VT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.