This is a story involving politics and murderers in high places. I began to figure out the potential ending (who done it) about midway through but the story was suspenseful enough that I kept listening. While listening to the story, I kept thinking that I wanted to know more about the character Cutler which was eventually provided in the last few chapters. Cutler is a badass woman! and is the character I liked the most even before I was given her backstory. There are a lot of characters in this story which were developed well enough that I could imagine what most looked like. I liked the narrator but he had the distracting habit of using long pauses between paragraphs (? I think!). I think the editors could have cleared up these long pauses they were way tooooo noticeable! A good listen, I would recommend.
Totally addicted to Audible.
Well worth the time and effort, this book has intriguing characters and a fast-paced storyline. I will be watching for more from this author.
Interesting characters and story line (although you do have to suspend your disbelief toward the end). Male narrator did a good job of switching between male and female voices.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
I purchased due to J.D. reading this book. I listened to #3 first as it was a later recording than book1. Both are good books and they do overlap so buy this one first. I had no idea who the main focus hero and heroine were going to be and this book was a delight, as it cleverly wove several pairs together to bring the story to light. I have to say #1 is a bit better than #3 so if you like this book, #3 will not disappoint.
I have purchased 4 of his books and After Dark is still my fave, but you will need a tissue if you like mystery romances. It is not a romance by far but a tale of deep obsession that goes too far. Both #1 & #3 are more of a saga mystery with lots of twists and turns. I love Angela Dawe male reading voice, hence After Dark.
Mr Davis is so great at breathing life into each character from our heroes down to each villain.
This story had lots of characters and Davis makes each character very distinct so you could listen and enjoy. I loved J.D. reading Sandra Browns Mean Streak and I have been downloading any good synopsis/listen that closely duplicates his pace and voice patterns from that book.
when our F.BI. agent reads Dana's file.
Retired tech writer/editor. Mensa. Pgh Steelers/ Penguins fan. Lib Dem/feminist. Grew up reading lit--M.A. English--now read mys/thrillers.
Better than anticipated.
Dana, the private eye. The woman has ice water in her veins. After surviving horrific abuse as a result of an undercover cop assignment, she triumphed over her abusers but spent a year in a mental institution. She sure should have gotten a disability pension but instead is working as a P.I. She stumbles on a situation that puts her life on the line and ultimately risks herself again to ensure justice. What resilience! What a woman!
Don't recall any other books he read. I thought he did a good job.
Impossible. Too long. But very gripping.
Never read a Margolin book before but want to read more after this. The reason I didn't expect much was the premise of the book didn't seem to me to hold much promise: the President a suspect in a murder case? Would his lifetime Secret Service detail go to prison with him?! But the book was wonderful. A couple nits:The first quarter of the book (dialog) seemed a little bumpy - I was aware someone was reading somebody's writing to me--but after that I got totally immersed in the story. Technical details: I read a lot of books like Patricia Cornwell, and when the FBI agent noted there was no way to tell if a man was shot in Dana's apartment (as the neighbor claimed_ because somebody came & cleaned up the blood, I was dubious. Hasn't the FBI ever heard of a Luma Light?! I saw a TV show that claimed even cleanup w/bleach won't eliminate all indicatations of blood w/a Luma Light. I thought they'd have to basically REFINISH wooden floors to hide this blood evidence. Also, I thought the CIA, etc., would have enough connections to figure out who Dana's boyfriend was (from phone records) and get his vehicle's plate numbers. And they seemed pretty incompetent letting her get away from the restaurant. But these are plot/technical nits and what was great about the book were the characters, particularly Dana. I also loved Brad and GInny. Was SCREAMING for them to do this or that. Really got invested in these characters.
Give me a good mystery and I am happy!
This book will not win any awards, but it did entertain me. It prompted me to get the next book in the series. I enjoyed it and look forward to the next one. The narrator did an excellent job.
This is just the kind of book I like to hear while driving or walking my dogs. It is full of great characters that you want to still follow after the book ends. I think Margolin will rank above Harlan Coban but below Baldacci in my favorite listens.
The plot is full of turns and twists and had me wearing my iPod around the house after I was done driving or walking. I couldn't wait to find out what happened. I switched to listening to Audible downloads on an iPad for this very reason. I don't have to sit in my car listening to the CD player and I can listen while walking.
I can't remember how many of Jonathan Davis performances I have heard. He is perfect for the thriller genre. His female characters don't bother me like some other readers.