Star author Sandra Brown returns with a suspenseful, sizzling thriller in which a man of dubious character must confront the sins of his past in order to save himself—and those he loves—from a madman.
Dodge Hanley, Derek Mitchell’s indispensable staff investigator from Smash Cut, returns as Tough Customer’s flawed protagonist. Dodge has used shady means of delivering the goods in the past…but when it comes to aiding the daughter of his former lover, real estate mogul Caroline King, his dogged perseverance knows no bounds. Determined to uncover the truth for Caroline and her daughter, Berry, Dodge teams with a small-town sheriff to track down a depraved man who’s obsessed with having Berry—or killing her. This time it’s not just Dodge’s life at risk. He stands to lose his heart.
Sandra Brown is the author of sixty-eight New York Times bestsellers, including Mean Streak, Deadline, Low Pressure, and Smoke Screen. Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, most of which remain in print. Sandra and her husband, Michael Brown, live in Arlington, Texas.
Victor Slezak's films include The Siege, Just Cause, The Bridges of Madison County, and Beyond Rangoon. On television, he appeared in PBS's The Ponder Heart (director Martha Coolidge), and HBO's Path to War (director John Frankenheimer). His Broadway performances include Salome, with Al Pacino, Jackie: An American Life, and The Graduate, opposite Kathleen Turner.