Homicide detective Artemis Beam made his reputation hunting down serial killers. After getting shot by an armed robber, and stepping on the wrong toes in the NYPD, he's been retired. The city needs him now, and finding the killer is his chance to get back into the life he loves. As the body count climbs and the city's legal system fails, the Justice Killer thinks he's outsmarted the cops. But Beam isn't officially a cop anymore...and he doesn't have to play by the rules.
©2006 John Lutz; (P)2006 Books on Tape
"Lutz delivers a solid thriller with typical skill and style....[He] breathes fresh life into this genre piece by keeping the suspense high and populating his story with a collection of unique characters that resonate with the reader." (Publishers Weekly)
The reading as usual by Scott Brick is very good and the story line moves steady but fast, and the strongest vote i can give any mystery, thriller is of course that you wont guess who the killer is til the last pages, if someone says they did know they are flexing their ego's at best.
Excellent suspense novel by Lutz. characters so well developed you can feel your heart beating with them. Scary and exhilerating. Kudos to Lutz.
This was a interesting book to listen to. Listening was enhanced with the readers ability put the right inflection at just the right time. You'll enjoy. Great story that will intrigue you and make you want more.
I enjoyed this one on a long trip. It was interesting, but not too fast to keep up with while driving. I'm definitely starting to enjoy this author more and more with each book of his I read/listen to.
Lutz continues to weave horror into the serial
killer genre.Quinn and company stalk the stalker
as cat & mouse turns sicker while creative killing
rolls off the tounge of Scott Brick as if he enjoys the kill as well as the villian.I hope more Quinn is on the way , I'LL keep my ears
After listening to the author's audiobook, "Night Spider," I liked it enough to gamble on this. I am also a fan of the narrator, Scott Brick. This audiobook just does not deliver. It goes into the lives of too many characters, with story lines that after 10 hours of listening, have not yet converged. Although the idea of a "Justice Killer" righting wrongs by murdering those who set other killers free was intriguing, the author fails to create any plausibile scenarios.
I simply did not care what happened to any character and only finished listening to it in order to find out who dunnit. Not only will I avoid John Lutz's books in the future, it will be a long time until I get another one narrated by Scott Brick.
I'm an avid reader and love listening to audio books. I'm pretty eclectic and will read pretty much anything except romance novels.
Felt like I was reading a Frank Quinn novel where the names were just changed.
I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.
I have one more novel to listen to by Lutz and then I won't have anymore serial killer novels. Lutz manages to write about the same subject in the same city every single time and every single time I just don't want to stop listening. I have no idea how he manages it but he does and every one is a very good listen. Scott Brick is an excellent reader.
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