Infamous

Infamous

by Suzanne Brockmann

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Overview

Reissue originally published in 2010

Alison Carter wrote the definitive book on legendary American hero, U.S. Marshal Silas Quinn, who survived the infamous 1898 shootout at the Red Rock Saloon only to witness the murder of his wife, Melody, by the brutal outlaw Jamie

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602859227
Publisher: Center Point
Publication date: 12/28/2010
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 638
Product dimensions: 5.82(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.28(d)

About 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.

Hometown:

Boston, MA

Date of Birth:

1960

Education:

Attended Boston University

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Infamous 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 128 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.
dhaupt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Infamous is an amazingly intense, superbly written example of romantic suspense by the queen of suspense herself Suzanne Brockmann.History Professor Allison Carter hired to consult on the filming of a movie about the life of an American West legend Silas Quinn isn¿t prepared to have that legend¿s name tarnished. A J Gallagher is going to do just that, you see his great-grandfather Jamie Gallagher was the villain to Silas¿s hero, except according to AJ the story is backwards. Allison and A J have some major sparks flying, but she¿s not going to let that get in the way of the truth, and the truth is hard to take especially when sexy AJ claims to see Jaimie¿s ghost. But specters are the least of this couple¿s worries when bodies start showing up, the question is will they become one of them.Suzanne Brockman takes a rest from her Troubleshooter¿s series to give us a whopper of a stand-a-lone. Her story line is quite unique giving a ghost a starring role in her novel, a novel that¿s not a paranormal tale, but rather a wonderful contemporary romantic suspense that just so happens to have a ghost on board as one of the main characters. Her dialogue is all you¿d expect on the set of a motion picture from the tough talking troublesome male hero to the all demanding Diva. Speaking of divas and heroes, her characters are a combination film professionals, film stars, film extras, set employees and those all important bad guys and they all are a necessary part of the telling of the story, from the villains who are some of the most notorious you¿ll ever see to the one liners we only see for an instant. Her hero and heroine are exceptional studies in humanity, both with skeletons in their closets and both afraid of them falling out, both tortured by their own personal demons, both afraid to step out of their comfort zone, that is until one or both of them is put in danger which brings the tiger out in them to defend their mate. They are sensational examples of love is blind and yet the readers will see in them something that must bring them together when so many things conspire to keep them apart. This duo really earns their happy ever after. The romance will have you scratching your head one minute, laughing the next and sitting on the edge of your seat one minute after that. The love scenes are emotionally charged and very physical and yet the author gives her audience that sense of rightness about it too.So if you like your romance served up with a healthy dose of suspense, a roller coaster emotional thriller set in a contemporary scene, let this be the one you choose. Suzanne Brockmann is a quintessential genius in the genre of romantic suspense and she will not disappoint any reader with this exceptional example of her skills. It¿s the perfect end of summer read, the perfect novel to sink your teeth in as you see the kids off to the bus for the first day of school. So treat yourself to a novel you won¿t soon forget and give Infamous a try.
cenneidigh on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good story and the twists and turns made the length worthwhile. The characters are fun and the ghost is the best part. Really a fun book to read.
lynnm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As far as Brockmann books go, I still prefer the titles in her Troubleshooters and category Tall, Dark and Dangerous series. However, this is a pleasant enough read. The characters are likable and the premise is unique.Dr. Alyson Carter is a history professor whose particular interest and expertise lies in the famous legend of hero Marshall Sylas Quinn and the shoot out the Red Rock Saloon back in the mid 1800s. Marshall Quinn has always been her personal hero as well, and she view the man who stole the Marshall's beloved wife, Melody, to be the most vile villain of all time. When A.J. Gallagher, a man claiming to be the great grandson of the Evil Jamie Gallagher appears on the set of a movie about Marshall Quinn, where Alyson is currently serving as the historical consultant, she is very reluctant to believe A.J.'s assertion that everyone has had it all wrong all along, that Quinn was actually the monster and that Jamie Gallagher was wrongly accused of all sorts of misdeeds.A.J. Gallagher isn't sure why he's all of the sudden seeing the ghost of his great grandfather, Jamie. Could be that he's going crazy. That the stress of his time serving in Iraq and the results of too many years drinking too much booze have finally sent him over the edge. Still, he determines to prove to Alyson that his family doesn't deserve the infamy it has received over the past hundred and fifty years.Alyson and A.J. have an immediate attraction and the story follows A.J.'s attempts to convince Alyson of the truth and her attempts to ignore her feelings for him given the amount of baggage he comes with.A sub-plot involving a crime that Alyson witnessed adds an outside edge of danger, but to be honest, this was wholly unnecessary and is one of the reasons I give the book only three stars. The last quarter of the book when the "bad guys" catch up to Alyson becomes practically impossible to follow, the string of events convoluted and the cast of bad-guy characters and their relationships with each other confusing. I ended skimming most of this part of the book just to get to the end.Too, another problem I had with this book was the presence of Jamie Gallagher as a ghost. An honest to goodness, visible only to A.J. ghost. First of all, as the only supernatural element in an otherwise entirely real-world story, it seemed silly and out there. Too, Jamie made things too easy because as an entity that was invisible to all but one person and that could move around at will, he was there just in the nick of time to solve all sorts of problems. My final issue was in how the premise played out. Silas Quinn was supposedly a national hero with an insanely famous legend surrounding him. Yet as Jamie Gallagher's story comes out, it is clear that Quinn was far from a hero. As more and more of his bad deeds came to light, I found it harder and harder to believe that an entire nation had been so thoroughly duped to buy into the massive lie wholesale. If only one aspect of the legend had been untrue - an important aspect - at least I could believe how Quinn might have gotten away with all of the lies he told. As it stands, the whole "national legend" aspect seemed far fetched.In the end, this book was entertaining but not one of my favorite of Brockmann's.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful blend of Ms. Brockmann's signature humor and patience with real world problems. I enjoyed the mix of movie-making in Arizona with rustic Alaska as the counterpoint, two spectacular places. I also appreciated the light touch on alcoholism and PTSD with an informed and upbeat prognosis for a future for the happy couple. The lack of privacy provide by the quirky ghost resulted in lovely interrupted moments. Note to theater majors, that ghost will steal all your scenes. : )
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.
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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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