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Arsonist | [Victor Methos]

Arsonist

A series of deadly fires rages across the cityscape, claiming the lives of entire families. Helpless to stop the fires, the SDPD assigns their most famous detective, Jon Stanton, to the case. The evidence points him to a single arsonist committing the horrendous acts. But with a troubled young girl as his only credible witness, Stanton is running out of time. The San Diego PD's in-house arson investigator does not believe the fires correspond to the work of an arsonist and impedes the investigation into the murders. Stanton is left on his own to find the deadliest, and most powerful opponent he has ever faced....
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Publisher's Summary

Please note: The Jon Stanton mysteries are standalone novels and do not need to be listened to in a particular order.

Evil is released onto the streets of San Diego.

A series of deadly fires rages across the cityscape, claiming the lives of entire families. Helpless to stop the fires, the SDPD assigns their most famous detective, Jon Stanton, to the case. The evidence points him to a single arsonist committing the horrendous acts. But with a troubled young girl as his only credible witness, Stanton is running out of time.

The San Diego PD's in-house arson investigator does not believe the fires correspond to the work of an arsonist and impedes the investigation into the murders. Stanton is left on his own to find the deadliest, and most powerful opponent he has ever faced....

Victor Methos is the best-selling author of The White Angel Murder, the number-one mystery book in the United States for over eight weeks. He is a former prosecutor specializing in violent crime and is currently a criminal defense attorney in the United States. Arsonist is his seventh novel.

©2012 Victor Methos (P)2013 Podium Publishing

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    AudioBookReviewer Madison, WI, United States 04-13-15
    AudioBookReviewer Madison, WI, United States 04-13-15 Member Since 2011

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    "Warning – There are some graphic scenes"

    First thoughts about the cover of Arsonist? A naked bald person curled up in a fetal huddle? Odd, very odd. Is this a sign of someone needing help? A mental disorder? Someone being tortured? The red fire lettering of the title give the cover an even more ominous feel.

    The main character is Jon Stanton. He is a police detective with the San Diego Police Department. He is kind, caring, and determined to stop the arsonist from hurting anymore people. He has to struggle to deal with a lousy partner, police politics, and the arsonist focusing his attention onto him when he gets in the way.

    The Narrator is R.C. Bray. He has a very calming voice. I found it to be very soothing with a hint of a deeper rumble in some of the characters’ voices. The Author is Victor Methos. This story is Book Four of the Jon Stanton series. It is six hours and thirty minutes long.

    Warning – There are some graphic scenes in this book. I would not recommend this book for a young or teen audience. The usual suspects of blood and sex. It had several good detailed scenes of fires and fire aftermaths. This book left me thinking about the addictions people have and hide from others. About children being warped and broken by their parents and turning into warped broken adults. And about how people have choices to either become the evil they have been shown or face it and become better persons for having known that darkness.

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    David Sausalito, CA, United States 09-01-13
    David Sausalito, CA, United States 09-01-13
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    "Hardcore Book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Arsonist to be better than the print version?

    I've never read the print version so I can't say. Unless the narration's terrible, I'll always prefer audio over print.


    Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I think I have listened to R.C. Bray before and if I remember correctly he did a really good narrating the previous books I've heard and he did another good job with this book too. I especially liked the voice he gave the antagonist.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Ya, I guess there was but I'm not going to say what it was. Again, I don't like answering this part of the review because it gives part of the story away. Maybe you guys don't mind but it kinda bothers me to find out ahead of time important parts of the book before I've had a chance to hear it first. I don't know, maybe it's just me.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a brutal, hardcore and very well written suspense thriller that is very hard to put down. This book has one of the most sinister, f**ked up antagonists I've listen to in a long time. I liked this book a lot, it's too bad it wasn't longer. I've never heard of the Writer before(Victor Methos) but after hearing this book I'll be keeping tabs on his new book releases.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Hoover, AL, United States 11-10-14
    Thomas Hoover, AL, United States 11-10-14 Member Since 2014

    Accountant addicted to Audiobooks. I was never a reader until I started my Audible Subscription.

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    "Great Story accentuated by Narrator R.C. Bray"
    Would you listen to Arsonist again? Why?

    Yes, It was very suspenseful and really liked the Characters Stanton & Gunn


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Arsonist?

    The scene where Gunn went to the Junkie Whores place for a booty call, only to almost be double crossed by the guys she sent to have him killed.


    Have you listened to any of R. C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    R.C. Bray is my favorite narrator and have listened to several other books he has narrated. He always does a phenomenal job reading and telling the stories.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Must watch thriller! Can the cops Stanton & Gunn stop the arsonist before he kills again.


    Any additional comments?

    Look up R.C. Bray on Audible and see what other great books he has narrated you will not be sorry on any choice you make.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janie O'brien US 09-10-13
    Janie O'brien US 09-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    ""Thrill lit""

    No great literary fiction here but OK as a fairly basic 'in genre' thriller. Pace is fast, protagonist is evil and the cop is good and a Mormon to boot! Cop gets the baddy and the girl in the end. The narrator is well selected for this role.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Better than I thought, wish there was more"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it was a good story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Arsonist?

    The heart in the frying pan


    Which character – as performed by R. C. Bray – was your favourite?

    Steven Gun


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Snuggle in front of the fire, but not too close…


    Any additional comments?

    There were many memorable moments it sucks to only pick one. I listened to the first chapter free and had to buy the book, I needed to know what would happen next

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