This proved much better than anticipated and is engaging until the end. Many different twists and turns creating an amazing novel. I bought the book because of the narrator and Dick Hill didn't disappoint. I normally do not purchase 'FBI' books but this is well worth the read/listen.
Great story.... Great characters... Twists that surprise.... Highly recommended!!!!
If you are fan of mystery and police procedural, don't miss this one!!!
Tell us about yourself! I am a retired senior who enjoys reading, literally and audibly. I play games on the computer (BFG) and Playstation
I really am not a writer and don't really enjoy writing reviews, so I don't do the review right after reading a book, no matter how much I like it. Also, I can't remember details so but I do rate them by stars. Michael Connelly is a good writer an I have never not liked something he has written. That said. Read his books.
Not the most impressive of murder thrillers, nor the least, but a reasonably solid story. I am not damning with faint praise, but rather I was disappointed at the lack of tension and the almost easy wrap up of the ending.
I liked the main character's situation with the heart transplant and how he had to deal with his health throughout the story. But overall, really not too exciting.
Sort of SPOILER ALERT: I was very surprised at the ending because the film of the same name with Clint Eastwood featured a totally different ending with a totally different villain. Curious.
This is a well written, interesting book. It has some nice red herrings. The characters are really good. Maybe the best part of the story. But, the settings are good, too.
I wish that Audible would add an additional pair of stars. I want to reserve five stars for life changing, stellar writing, books that truly change my life. This is not one of those, but for stars has come to seem to be faint praise. I do not mean it to be. This is a solid, gripping, fun book. I'd give it a six out of seven if I could.
I love to read, fly and play tennis. I always have a book and an audible book going at the same time. I'm a mystery/thriller junky.
There was a good story here and I liked Dick Hill's voice for the main character, Terry McCaleb but he wasn't especially good with the females and I think the voice of Graciela turned me off of her character. I didn't particularly like her character's personality anyway but the voice didn't help. I found her kind of sniveling - at least a little whiny at times & clingy. Terry McCaleb, without any badge or license, did a good job of finding the bad guy while staying within the law (mostly) and keeping the LA Detectives Bureau hating him. His exceptional FBI experience helped him and in the end was the entire reason for the murders. There were unusual twists and turns that kept me interested throughout. I learned alot about heart & organ transplants with this story. I enjoyed the book, I just wish I had read it, then maybe I would have a different attitude about the entire story. I'm not good with seeing movies for anything I've read or want to read either. I usually like to create my own characters in my minds eye; how they look and talk. I think I missed that with this reading.
Heard it twice already - 2 months apart and was just as enjoyable second time around.
The storyline gave rise to a couple of topics that most readers would have an opinion on and generated discussion with friends.
When Harry refused to be swayed by the Doctors opinion.
No. It is a story that gives you 'pause' spots in the form of semi-endings or time out for personel reflection. None of this detracts from the flow and overall enjoyment of the story, but adds credibility to the story and it's characters.
Suspence, good story and excellent characterisation - looking forward to more
of Harry, just as I did Jack Reacher.
The facts of the story are a bit dated (still using pay phones and the computer screen savers are flying toasters) but Michael Connelly does not disappoint with plot development and characters. The narrator is a disappointment, excessive and overacting.
Bi-Vocational Pastor/Draftsman. Full time husband and dad. Audiobooks are a staple in my life because I can read and work...
If you like crime dramas, this one is pretty well done. The fact that the protagonist is just recovering from a heart transplant removes the amount of physical action in the novel, but the result is more focus on the details of the crime itself, which was good in this case. The book is obviously dated because everyone is having to "find a phone" and there was a painful scene detailing how to boot up a computer and open a file browser...haha. It's not gonna be in my top 10, but overall it was a page turner with characters you care about. I listened comfortably at 2X speed and the narration was very good. I hope this helps someone. Later.
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Wow, it's been a long time since I've listened to an audio book that gripped me like this one . . . it's not full of unnecessary gore, torture, sex and deviant behavior descriptions . . . although plenty of murder and great detective work. Evil abounds, lazy cops who want to cover their own butts, but then there's the few that take the high road and risk it all to get to the bottom of the crime. Multi-layered and totally engrossing, you can't go wrong with this one!