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    • ISBN:9780340923627
    • Publication date:21 Feb 2008

Play Dirty

By Sandra Brown

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Number One New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with another suspenseful thriller

His release from prison should have been the end of Griff Burkett's troubles . . . but it wasn't. Once an American football star, Griff is now reviled by fans for throwing a championship game. His fortune lost, he remains under the dark shadow of suspicion for an unsolved murder. Moreover, his worst enemy, the man who has pledged to destroy him, is tracking his every move. So when eccentric millionaire Foster Speakman offers Griff a vast amount of money in exchange for impregnating his wife Laura, Griff readily agrees. What could be easier? Little does he know that this bizarre contract will trap him in a web of betrayal, with deadly consequences . . .

Praise for Sandra Brown

'Suspense that has teeth'
Stephen King

'Lust, jealousy, and murder suffuse Brown's crisp thriller'
Publishers Weekly

'An edge-of-the-seat thriller that's full of twists . . . Top stuff!'
Star

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  • ISBN: 9781848944343
  • Publication date: 10 Nov 2011
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Praise for Sandra Brown — :
'It's a great, entertaining read, with lots of surprising twists and turns, credibly flawed characters and a love affair that's as steamy as a Savannah summer.' — Lisa Scottoline, Washington Post on RICOCHET
'Perfectly plotted' — People Magazine
'Brown's novels define the term page turner' — Booklist
Millions of readers clamour for the compelling novels of Sandra Brown. And no wonder! She fires your imagination with irresistible characters, unexpected plot twists, scandalous secrets . . . so electric you feel the zing — Literary Guild
'If you want romantic suspense that has teeth . . . Sandra Brown is your gal.' — Stephen King
'An edge-of-seat thriller that's full of twists . . . Top stuff!' — Star
'A masterful storyteller, carefully crafting tales that keep readers on the edge of their seats' — USA Today
'Fast fun' — Cosmopolitan
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