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Smoke Screen

(1998)
(The second book in the Sydney Teaque Mystery series)
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Where there's smoke. . .

Sydney Teague makes her living by using her head, not her heart. But when it came to Seth Bolick, she couldn't help herself. He was a man obsessed, plunging his life and soul into one remarkable invention: a safe synthetic-nicotine substitute. When she agreed to take him on as a client of her small Charlotte, North Carolina, ad agency, Sydney could not imagine the work she would end up doing for Seth: It's her job to find his killer.

The police call it a suicide, and so does Seth's family. Sydney knows they're wrong. When she starts investigating Seth's last days and the forces that were gathering against him, she exposes a pattern of lies and murderous violence amid the tobacco-rich fields of North Carolina. Now Sydney Teague is not just another hard-driving businesswoman who doesn't know when to quit: She's the next, best candidate for murder. . . .

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Grant paints us a picture of the urban New South with dead-on accuracy, and wit as sharp as a razor." - Dianne Day


Used availability for Anne Underwood Grant's Smoke Screen

Paperback Editions

August 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Smoke Screen
Author(s): Anne Underwood Grant
ISBN: 0-440-22552-3 / 978-0-440-22552-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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