Infamous

Infamous

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by Suzanne Brockmann
     
 

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In her first paperback original in more than six years, New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann delivers an unforgettable novel of contemporary romance and thrilling suspense.
 
When history professor Alison Carter became a consultant to the film version of the Wild West legend she’d dedicated her career to researching, she

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In her first paperback original in more than six years, New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann delivers an unforgettable novel of contemporary romance and thrilling suspense.
 
When history professor Alison Carter became a consultant to the film version of the Wild West legend she’d dedicated her career to researching, she couldn’t possibly have known that she would not only get a front-row seat to a full-blown Hollywood circus but would innocently witness something that would put her life in peril. Nor did she expect that a tall stranger in a cowboy hat would turn the movie—and her world—completely upside down.

A. J. Gallagher didn’t crash the set in dusty Arizona to rub elbows with Hollywood’s elite. Unable to ignore ghosts from the past that refuse to stay buried, A. J. came to put an end to the false legend that has tarnished the reputation of his family. But when he confronts Alison, sparks fly. And when Alison is targeted by ruthless criminals, suddenly she and A .J. must face the intense attraction that threatens to consume them—and survive the danger that threatens their very lives. 


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Veteran A.J. Gallagher suffers PTSD from the first Gulf War, leading to "lost years" of homelessness and alcoholism before he pulls his life together. Historian Alison Carter, daughter of an alcoholic, spends a decade writing about the gunfight in which Arizona marshal Silas Quinn shot notorious outlaw James "Kid" Gallagher, who had kidnapped and killed Silas's beloved wife, Melody. Then James Gallagher's ghost appears to A.J., his great-grandson, and asks him to get Alison to set the record straight: Silas was corrupt and abusive, and Melody and James ran off to a long, happy life in Alaska. A.J. and Alison are well-developed, damaged souls who begin their achingly beautiful romance with a big secret between them: how can he tell her his primary source is a ghost? Brockmann's only error is including a heavy-handed suspense plot that bogs down the otherwise beautifully layered story. (Aug.)
From the Publisher
“Brockman is one of the superstars of romantic suspense.”—Dallas Morning News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345521217
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/27/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
147,885
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling and explored brave new worlds as a New York Times bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty years, she has written more than fifty novels, including her award-winning Troubleshooters series about Navy SEAL heroes and the women—and sometimes men—who win their hearts. In addition to writing books, Suzanne Brockmann has co-produced a feature-length movie, the award-winning romantic comedy The Perfect Wedding, which she co-wrote with her husband, Ed Gaffney, and their son, Jason. She has also co-written a YA novel, set in the world of her paranormal Fighting Destiny series, with her daughter, Melanie. Find Suzanne Brockmann on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, and visit her website to find out more about upcoming releases and appearances.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Boston, MA
Date of Birth:
1960
Education:
Attended Boston University
Website:
http://suzannebrockmann.com

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Infamous 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 124 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 2010 history professor Alison Carter is the expert on the feud between legendary Marshal Silas Quinn and notorious outlaw James "Kid" Gallagher of the brutal Kelly Gang; the Kid kidnapped and murdered the lawman's wife, Melody. In 1898 in the Red Rock Saloon in Jubilation, Arizona Quinn and the Kelly Gang faced off. Alison knows she has come a long way from growing up the daughter of an alcoholic as now she is the consultant to the Hollywood film Quinn. Having served in the Bush senior's Gulf War, A. J. Gallagher came home suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. For several years he depended on alcohol to numb the ghosts of war. Sober, he wants to exorcize the ghost of his great-grandfather The Kid. However, the Kid refuses to go to hell; instead demanding his descendent clear his name as he insists the legend is false since he and his beloved Melody ran away to Alaska to escape from abusive Quinn. A.J. confronts Alison, but though his evidence is the word of mouth from a spirit, the veteran and the professor are attracted to each other. When deadly felons go after his woman, A.J. vows to keep her safe. This is a great paranormal romance mindful of Who Shot Liberty Valance and Robert Wuhl's presentation in Assume the Position on "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." Fast-paced, the story line is at its best when the focus is on the Kid challenging A.J. to sell the facts to the so called expert while A.J. wants to sell himself to his beloved expert. When the plot takes a suspense spin, it loses some of the charm and underlying insight that the winners write the history to make them heroes and their adversaries' villains. Harriet Klausner
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
What a fun book! I was totally taken by surprise when I discovered the supernatural element of this book (the blurb I read really tiptoed around that aspect of the story), but since I really enjoy fantasy books as well as books by Suzanne Brockmann, it was not a problem. It's told from multiple perspectives (two third-person, one first-person, and old diary entries) and all are well done. Although I do love her SEAL stories, I'd love to see more like this one as well.
lovetoreadAR More than 1 year ago
This book was amazingly entertaining and powerful. I hated when I had to put it down because I wanted to read straight through. The characters were dimensional and captivating, there were endless twists and action, humor, heroism, tender moments, danger, friendship - just a really wonderful array of things you hope to find in a book. Jamie, the lovable old ghost (in a handsome young body, lol), AJ the great grandson who's just adorably charming and fiercely loyal and loving, and Alison, strong, stubborn, funny and a danger magnet. I mean the stuff that comes at her later on makes you wonder just what the heck she's gotten herself into. I liked the instant connection they had, history repeating itself, when it's right, it's right. And that AJ had the most awkward of times explaining how he knew the things he did and the problems it presented throughout, I got a good chuckle when the roles reversed there. I did have times when I wanted to whack Alison for being darn near overzealous at times and seemingly insensitive to the man AJ loved, but I think part of why she fought that so hard was her own past. This made all the more difficult by his vulnerability, when a guy is as good as this one, how can you resist? AJ's extended family was also amusing and warm. And the bad guys? Were about as bad as you could get. Even the FEDs were funny and sweet, I liked how that was thrown in there. The goodbye was both heartbreaking and tender and I was so happy with the ending. All in all, an incredible read that I'm sure I'll make again and again. Try this one, you won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with another review. It's hard to believe Suzanne Brockman wrote this. I love her stories about Seals and her Troubleshooters series. This is completly different. I don't mean that in a bad way. This is funny, sad, puts together two great love stories. I don't normally enjoy anything that has paranormal leanings, but......how could you not like Jamie? He was one of the great heros of romance books. A.J. wasn't bad either. He was all too human, which made you like him even more. I understood Alison's reluctanse to believe what A.J. was telling her. In other words, this is well worth the time and money.
NOLAreaderMH More than 1 year ago
This book has everything:really great romance, suspense, and a bit of paranormal activity for good measure! AJ and Allison are characters you want together, although there are serious obstacles in their lives. I thoroughly loved this book and I'll be looking for more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1/27/13 A pretty good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Suzanne Brockman's books. This one was an old one I had been looking for.
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chumlee4 More than 1 year ago
Throughly enjoyed thsi book and will all from this author.
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This was the first romance book I have ever read. I could not put it down. I absolutely loved it! I love how it takes you from modern day to the 1800's. Must read!! very thrilling, exciting, emotional, embracing!!!
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