When PI Lincoln Perry learns that his childhood buddy he hasn't seen in eight years is wanted for arson and murder, Perry sets out to find his friend, Ed Gradduck, and do what he can to help him. But Ed is killed in an accident and Perry is left with a lot of baggage over their broken friendship and refuses to believe his buddy was a murder. Perry decides to investigate the fire and murder in hopes of clearing Ed's name, despite reservations by Perry's partner, retired cop, Joe Pritchard.
Another great book by Koryta, he has a winner with this Lincoln Perry series and Scott Brick's reading keeps your attention.
In New York City, women are being brutally murdere;, slowly tortured until death finally takes them, but not until the killer, dubbed the Skinner by the press, has had his fun. At first, the murders seem random, however, PI Quinn soon learns that each of these women had mistakenly ID the wrong guy for a rape they did not committ. With the advancements made in DNA research, these wrongly imprisoned men have been released, but which of those men is the killer? As the number of victims grows, PI Quinn and his team know they have to stop the Skinner and they will use any means and any one to do so.
A great reading by Brick of a keeps you guessing story. The ending may surprise you when you think you've figured out who dunnit.
Michael Wingate has only a few sparse memories of his childhood. Abandoned on a playground at the age of four, knowing only his first name, Michael grew up as Mike Doe. For years Michael would sit by the picture window of his foster home, waiting for his father to return.
Now, all grown up, Michael has more than he could want - a good job, a beautiful wife, and a loving daughter. Despite all this, Michael continues to search for the parents he barely remembers, enlisting the help of a private detective.
Then, on the eve he is given a special award for a building project, a sunflower seed chewing cripple and his oafish sidekick begin to harass Michael. Within days, the harassment escalates. Michael knows they want something, but what? Michael calls an old foster-home buddy, Shep, for help after receiving a cryptic text message: You're Next.
The story keeps you guessing who is the mastermind and Scott Brick's voice for Shep is wonderful.
I enjoyed the audio version better only because of Jim Dale. He has a way of pulling you into the story so you are no longer a listener, but right there with Kate, Michael and Emma.
There were many memorable moments to the story. One of my favorites was the scene where the children escaped from the Countesses dungeon and slipped through the forest, only to be tracked by the Countesses wolves. You'll have to listen to find out if they escaped!
He switches voices for each character, remains true to that character's voice throughout and adds the proper infliction to the voice when called for. If the story reads, Emma shouted, Dale shouts the words Emma speaks. If the story reads, Michael whispered, barely audible, Dale delivers. He is the master of performers.
Grab your photographs and prepare to embark on a magical journey through the Emerald Atlas.
Well worth the listen. You won't be disappointed!
Trust no one.
Cassiopeia Vitt was my favorite character because she was portrayed as a strong, cool-headed woman who could handle herself and not prone to letting her hormones take over where common sense should prevail. In fact, there were times in the story, that I thought she was going to do a double-cross. Does she? Well, listen and find out!
What is not to like. I buy audiobooks especially if Scott Brick is the performer. Next to Jim Dale, he is tops!
Trust no one.
The historical information given in the story and summarized at the end was very interesting. It is one thing I enjoy with Steve Berry's works. You get a bit of an education as you go along.
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