Seeing Red by Sandra Brown (2017)

Seeing RedKerra 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 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 again . . . as 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 very lives to expose a sinuous network of lies and conspiracy running deep through Texas–and uncover who would want a national hero dead.

ARC received from: Netgalley

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Chemistry: ❀❀❀❀

Trope: Romantic Suspense

One-Sentence Summary: A journalist and a former ATF Agent hunt for the truth in a small town

Review: There are three things that summer can be guaranteed to bring:

1. A ridiculous heatwave that us Brits are not prepared to withstand
2. A barrage of train delays and cancellations due to the aforementioned heatwave
3. A new Sandra Brown novel.

Only one of those is something I really look forward. Probably hard to tell which one, right?

Sandra Brown is back on 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 form with her latest release chock full of twists and turns. Even though I always going into one of her novels with the knowledge that the Hero will be a little rough and ready and be hiding a lot of secrets but will ultimately always be a good guy (it is a romance after all!) I still end up having moments of doubt just like the Heroine does.

John Tucker is an intense ex-federal agent intent on getting the bottom of a conspiracy which started with the bombing of hotel during which his father The Major rescued a 5 year-old girl who grew up to be Kerra Bailey a TV journalist who, coincidentally, is also digging around in the circumstances of the bombing that killed her mother and, soon after, her father as well. Circumstances call for these two to join forces and go on the run whilst trying to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Hero and Heroine aside, this novel proves that you should be wary of every single secondary character introduced as they will invariably end up being key players in the wider plot and hiding more than their own fair share of secrets. I don’t want to elaborate on this any more as you really need to go into the novel unspoiled to get full enjoyment but all I can is you’re in for a treat!

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