In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.
In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.
In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the "perk" and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedy.
Brady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Brady's next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.
Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.
©2014 Stephen King (P)2014 Simon & Schuster
Barely anything happens after hours of listening other than back-stories of the characters and unnecessarily long romantic side-stories. There are hours of listening in between anything that moves the plot forward and it's incredibly boring.
The story kept your interest, wondering if they would catch him or he would get away with it. Parts were funny because things happened that just pissed him off. I would recommend it to anybody who likes the unpredictable.
At times the reader seems to mix voices between the protagonist and antagonist, but overall does an excellent job. It could just be my perception, but those instances make for a rougher transition /understanding than I've experienced with other readers. It could also be an editing/post production issue that lends itself to the subtle disruption. Still, he does a fantastic job with a great story.
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