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Trigger City, by Sean Chercover


Listen to me. Trigger City is blue-collar human drama packed with action and heartbreaking moments of truth.

Listen to Sean Chercover. Before becoming an author, Sean worked the streets as a P.I., and here he shows us a Chicago haunted by longing hearts and desperate people being crushed by the nightmare forces of our day.

Listen to Trigger City, and meet Ray Dudgeon, a man who must face down the nightmare, and a man I want on my side.

It starts with a seemingly simple murder-suicide by a mentally ill employee. Problem is, the dead woman and her killer worked together before, a year earlier, for one of the world’s most powerful military contractors. A contractor now under investigation by Congress...Show More »



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  • Trigger City

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Sean Chercover
    • Narrated By Joe Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (204)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (118)

    A routine investigation of an open-and-shut case is just what PI Ray Dudgeon needs to recover from the physical and emotional consequences of confronting the Chicago Outfit - until "routine" spirals out of control. The victim was no quiet, unassuming, unlucky single woman; she lived a double life in the shadowy realm of covert intelligence...and she died for the truth.

    Russell says: "Entertaining All the Way Through"

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The First Rule: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 13

  • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 15 mins)
  • By Robert Crais
  • Narrated By Robert Crais
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(624)
Performance
(205)
Story
(202)

The organized criminal gangs of the former Soviet Union are bound by what they call the thieves' code. The first rule is this: A thief must forsake his mother, father, brothers, and sisters. He must have no family - no wife, no children - because only other criminals are his family. If any of the rules are broken, it is punishable by death.

Mystery Addict says: "Not Elvis but a good listen"

Lullaby Town: An Elvis Cole - Joe Pike Novel, Book 3

  • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
  • By Robert Crais
  • Narrated By Mel Foster
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(343)
Performance
(195)
Story
(193)

Hollywood's newest wunderkind is Peter Alan Nelson, the brilliant, erratic director known as the King of Adventure. His films make billions, but his manners make enemies. What the boy king wants, he gets, and what Nelson wants is for Elvis Cole to comb the country for the airhead wife and infant child the film-school flunkout dumped en route to becoming the third biggest filmmaker in America.

K. Shaw says: "A great Elvis and Joe Pike read"

The Two Minute Rule

  • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
  • By Robert Crais
  • Narrated By Christopher Graybill
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(157)
Performance
(89)
Story
(91)

When ex-con Max Holman finally gets out of jail, freedom doesn't taste too sweet. The only thing on his mind is reconciliation with his estranged son, who is, ironically, a cop. But then he hears the devastating news: His son and three other Los Angeles police officers were gunned down in cold blood the night before Holman's release.

mindusq says: "Not as good as some of his others"

Hostage

  • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
  • By Robert Crais
  • Narrated By James Daniels
  • Whispersync for Voice-ready
Overall
(412)
Performance
(285)
Story
(280)

Jeff Talley was a good husband, a fine father, and a frontline negotiator with LAPD's SWAT unit. But the high stress, unforgiving job took an irreparable toll on his psyche. After a despondent father murders his wife and son and takes his own life, Talley hits bottom. His marriage ends, he resigns from SWAT, and he struggles to escape from his former life. But Talley's pursuit of peaceful small-town life is about to change.

David says: "Wonderful clarity of plot and character"