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The Resource Standoff, Sandra Brown

Standoff, Sandra Brown

Label
Standoff
Title
Standoff
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tiel McCoy is driven beyond ambition to the point where her television journalism career is her whole life, meant to compensate for loneliness and guilt about a failed marriage to a husband who died before they could get things straight. A long-postponed vacation is sidetracked when Tiel stops at a convenience store in a desolate part of Texas and gets caught up in a robbery attempt. The robbers are teenage runaways. Ronnie Davison is being sought on charges that he kidnapped his pregnant girlfriend, Sabra Dendy, daughter of a ruthless millionaire who will stop at nothing to separate the pair. Tiel sees the situation as a sure-fire ticket to the anchor position on the Dallas station's proposed prime-time news show. But Tiel finds herself gradually and genuinely engaged with the cast of characters at the store when the attempted robbery turns into a hostage drama. Tiel helps negotiate with the FBI agents who eventually converge on the scene. She gradually becomes just as focused on positioning a good story as on saving lives and keeping the young couple from honoring a desperate suicide pact. A fellow hostage is a ruggedly handsome rancher named Doc, who helps keep tempers calm and delivers Sabra's baby under tense and dangerous circumstances. Tiel recognizes Doc from a story she'd done several years earlier. As the hostage drama draws them closer, Tiel struggles with her ambitions and Doc with his visceral distrust of the media
Summary
While following a story, TV reporter Tiel McCoy learns why two young runaways fear a wealthy father more than the FBI, and why she must defend them at all costs
Storyline
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
017625
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.R718
LC item number
S73 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Standoff, Sandra Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21398915
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Warner Books Printing.
Extent
217 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780446527019
Lccn
99052374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Standoff, Sandra Brown
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21398915
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Warner Books Printing.
Extent
217 pages (hardcover)
Isbn
9780446527019
Lccn
99052374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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