Seeing Red by Sandra Brown

Kerra Bailey is a television journalist on the rise, and she’s hot on the trail of a story guaranteed to skyrocket her career to even greater heights: an interview with the legendary Major Trapper. Twenty-five years ago, the Major emerged a hero from the bombing of the Pegasus Hotel in downtown Dallas when he was photographed leading a handful of survivors out of the collapsing building. The iconic picture transformed him into a beloved national icon, in constant demand for speeches and interviews—until he suddenly dropped out of the public eye, shunning all members of the media. However, Kerra is willing to use any means necessary to get to the Major—even if she has to wrangle an introduction from his estranged son, former ATF agent John Trapper.

Still seething over his break with both the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and his father, John Trapper wants no association with the hotel bombing or his hero father, and spurns the meddling reporters determined to drag them back into the limelight. Yet Kerra’s sheer audacity and tantalizing hints that there’s more to the story rouse Trapper’s interest despite himself. And when her interview of a lifetime goes catastrophically awry—with unknown assailants targeting not only the Major, but also Kerra—Trapper realizes he needs her under wraps if he’s going to track down the gunmen before they strike well as discover, finally, who was responsible for the Pegasus bombing.

Kerra is wary of a man so charming one moment and dangerous the next, and she knows Trapper is withholding evidence collected during his ATF investigation into the bombing. But having no one else to trust and enemies lurking closer than they know, Kerra and Trapper join forces and risk their lives to expose a sinuous network of lies and conspiracy running deep through Texas—and uncover who would want a national hero dead.

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More about Sandra Brown and Seeing Red

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown’s newest SEEING RED (Grand Central Publishing; Hardcover; August 15, 2017; 978-1455572106; $27) Over the last three decades, Sandra Brown has dominated the thriller market, publishing 68 New York Times bestselling titles with over 80 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In a field dominated by men, Sandra is one of the few highly decorated and bestselling female thriller writers.

The novel was inspired by the aftermath of the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing, which happened right before Brown’s daughter was set to graduate from the University of Oklahoma –Rachel’s baccalaureate ceremony was hosted in a church where the stained glass windows had been shattered by the shock-waves from the blast. In the following days, with the iconic photo of a fireman carrying an injured child from the wreckage appearing everywhere, Sandra Brown started to think about the impact that image must have had on the lives of those two people. She started to ask herself, what happens to people caught in an iconic moment? In SEEING RED, Sandra delivers her trademark nonstop suspense and supercharged sexual tension in a thriller about tainted heroism, hidden histories and vengeance without mercy.

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