Two police officers are about to head home after a long night shift when they receive one last call. En route to investigate, the patrol car spins off the road, killing one of the exhausted cops and leaving the other in critical condition. Detective Peter Diamond is assigned to look into the case. His supervisor is desperately hoping Diamond will not discover the officers were at fault. Instead Diamond discovers something even worse - a civilian on a motorized tricycle was involved in the crash and has been lying on the side of the road for hours. Diamond administers CPR, but the man's fate is unclear.
Diamond becomes suspicious of the civilian victim and begins a private inquiry that leads to a trail of uninvestigated deaths. As the man lingers on life support, Diamond must wrestle with the fact that he may have saved the life of a serial killer.
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I love Simon Preble and always enjoy his narration. The story was a little more convoluted than other Peter Diamond books but it was very cleverly done and demonstrated that, indeed, sometimes older is wiser.
Avid reader. Constant Audible listener. Currently deep into foreign crime detective novels. Especially a fan of noire and police procedural.
If you can follow a plot line with multiple characters, you just might enjoy this police procedural. Simon Prebble narrates beautifully, although, even with my volume in the highest settibg, I sometimes had trouble hearing him.
Normally enjoy the series, and think the narrator is excellent but somehow this was just too far fetched without having a driving plot to carry it along. I don't expect high literature from this series but somehow the multiple detective theme bogged down the plot here so it wasn't even entertaining.
I've read a number of earlier books in this series. I liked them all, some better than others. This book is the 16th in the series and, for me, the best one yet!
The plot is Inventive and different from anything else I've read. I'm reluctant to say more - I don't want to spoil the surprises. It was difficult for me to stop listening because I couldn't imagine what was coming next.
Peter Diamond seems to have mellowed a little. He isn't quite as abrasive as he was in some earlier books. Time has mellowed him.
This isn't "action packed", but the pace is steady. There are no "gory details" or rude language.
If you've enjoyed other books in this series I think you'll like this one.
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