Standoff

Version: Unabridged
Author: Sandra Brown
Narrator: Enid Graham
Genres: Suspense, Thriller
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: May 2003
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

TV reporter Tiel McCoy is driving down Interstate 20 on her way to New Mexico for a well-earned vacation. But her itinerary is rewritten when she hears on the radio that the teenage daughter of a well-known Fort Worth multi-millionaire has been kidnapped, at least that's the official report. In truth, she is pregnant and has run away with her boyfriend. After calling her editor, Tiel abandons her holiday plans in favor of pursuing the story.

During an innocuous visit to a convenience store in Rojo Flats, Tiel gets up close and personal with the barrel of a gun, two desperate young lovers -- and the scoop of a lifetime.

In the electrifying standoff that follows, she learns why the two young runaways fear the wealthy father of one of them even more than the FBI...and why she must defend them against a world bent on their destruction.

Poignant and riveting, "Standoff" is suspense at its best, as only Sandra Brown can create it.

Reviews (10)

A little corny but suspenseful

Written by Kathy B on March 24th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Many of Sandra Brown's books are the perfect escape with suspense and romance woven together. The story was good and the situation was interesting, but some of the lines were too 'corny', for lack of a better word. Some made me groan out loud, they were so predictable, but this is what you sometimes get when an author has many novels coming out at a fast rate. It's back to the procedurals and the more gritty murder mysteries for me!

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Written by dab on June 8th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a good story although a little far fetched. There were some good story lines but it was hard to track all of the details over time as I listen on my commute only. Good Sandra Brown as usual.

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Written by Anonymous on January 29th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Another so-so Sandra Brown book. It started out slow - then started to pick up speed. However, the extra details started getting boring. I was ready for the story to end.

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Written by Helen Medlock on February 3rd, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Two teenagers in trouble on a personal level, a reporter that is supposed to be on vacation, and a retired cop who ranches lead to a rivoting plot. The long seige with problems from the moment the two teenagers enter a convenience store continuously build during the story. Wtih the addition of more policemen, the seige becomes an even bigger problem for all concerned. The teenagers are desperately in love trying to do the right thing, but her father has forbidden them to even see each other much less get married. Time is no longer on their side as a series of problems interrupts their escape to start a new life. Intriguing, hard to put down.

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Written by Anonymous on May 9th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Just an ok book, nothing spectacular, nice easy slow read

Starts slow put picks up quickly.

Written by Anonymous from Lindale, GA on March 31st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is a good story with a very eventful plot. The beginning kind of drags, but picks up quickly and unexpectedly. Sandra Brown does a good job putting the reader into the scene. The inner locking plots are nicely woven into this story.

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Written by Rena Reddy on March 7th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This was a very easy to read and very intriging book I loved it.

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Written by Beth Paquette on February 14th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoy this author. What a story and how sad that this sort of thing can happen. I love the suspense factor.

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Written by Jennifer Sterling from south riding, VA on January 31st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

i love the way the reader does the voices of the characters. it really pulls you into the story and you forget its a book.

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Written by DEBRA NEAL from HALLSVILLE, TX on September 23rd, 2004

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This is a book you can't turn off. It has alot of action and you can feel tension as they are held captive. A very tense book.

Author Details

Author Details

Brown, Sandra

Sandra Brown is the author of fifty-six New York Times bestsellers, including PLAY DIRTY, which was released in August 2007 by Simon & Schuster. Her other recent bestsellers include Ricochet (2006), Chill Factor (2005), White Hot (2004), Hello, Darkness (2003), The Crush (2002), Envy (2001), The Switch (2000), The Alibi (1999), Unspeakable (1998) and Fat Tuesday (1997), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot.

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published seventy novels, most of which remain in print. As of 1990, when Mirror Image made The New York Times bestseller list, each subsequent novel, including reprints of earlier books, have become Times bestsellers. In 1992 her novel French Silk was made into an ABC-TV movie. Brown now has seventy million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-three languages.

A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. Before embarking on her writing career, she worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.” She is much in demand as a speaker and has appeared at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. and the Texas Book Festival in Austin, TX, as well as charity functions throughout the year. Court TV also sought Brown to host the 2007 premier of its popular series “Murder by the Book.”

Awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature, the American Business Women’s Association’s Distinguished Circle of Success, B’nai B’rith’s Distinguished Literary Achievement Award, the A.C. Greene Award and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Sandra has also been named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. In addition, Sandra is a member of Author’s Guild, Mystery Writers of America, Novelists, Inc., Literacy Partners, and a founding member of International Thriller Writers.

Sandra and her husband Michael Brown live in Arlington, Texas.