My two favorite elements of Sandra Brown’s fine thriller novels are the characters and the plots. Her characters are instantly memorable and distinguishable from their peers, and remain so throughout the narrative. Her plots are complex, and spin out in directions both unanticipated and otherwise, but one never feels lost or confused (or tangled), no matter how things intersect. I occasionally get frustrated by novels with what I call “too many rooms, and not enough doors.” That doesn’t happen in Brown’s novels, and her readers are the richer for it.
DEADLINE, Brown’s latest offering, provides the complexity her readers have come to expect and demand, and combines t