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Dead Center | [David Rosenfelt]

Dead Center

Carpenter, the Paterson, N.J., lawyer whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he chooses, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara.
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Publisher's Summary

If there aren't any real-life lawyers as entertaining, as witty, and as willing to tilt at windmills as Andy Carpenter, Edgar-finalist Rosenfelt's engaging series hero, then there should be.

Carpenter, the Paterson, N.J., lawyer whose wealth allows him to work as seldom as he chooses, is recovering from the loss of the love of his life, Laurie Collins, who has moved home to Findlay, Wis., to become the acting chief of police. When Laurie calls Andy for help after arresting 21-year-old Jeremy Davidson for murders that she thinks he didn't commit, Andy can't resist heading off to Findlay with his faithful dog, Tara.

There's damning evidence against Jeremy, accused of killing two young women, one of whom he was romantically involved with. Andy is forced to pry into the closed society of Center City, home of the victims and a peculiar religious sect called the Centurions.

Dead Center is our Editors' Pick for Mysteries and Thrillers. Find out what else made Audible's Best of 2006 list.

©2006 David Rosenfelt; (P)2006 Listen & Live Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Mystery, 2007

"Written with flair and humor, this is perfect light reading." (Publishers Weekly)
"Those who like the added complexity of character-driven mysteries will find much to enjoy in this award-winning series." (Booklist)
"Grover Gardner's narrative style is clear but low-key, a style that fits Andy Carpenter, Rosenfelt's series hero....His reading perfectly evokes the suspense and drama of a criminal investigation." (AudioFile)

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    R. Musser 09-11-07
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    the narrator is perfect for this book - very funny at times. good story line, too. i definitely recommend if you like a little humor with your mystery.

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    Lewis Weston, CT, USA 05-24-07
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    If you want to really sit back and have some audio fun you need to listen to this book.It kept my interest from the opening word to its conclusion.I laughed out loud!

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    Carolyn Palm Harbor, FL, USA 05-17-07
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    "Entertaining! Intelligent! Fun!"

    Good suspense laced with humor. What a deal!!Thoroughly enjoyed this download. Kept me intrigued with its well developed plot and laughing with its excellent characterizations. Came away feeling like I knew the characters as real people. If you like suspense, you won't be disappointed

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    Jon Rockford, IL, USA 04-18-07
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    "Great Listen"

    This was my first listen from this author and this reader. The book and plot were engaging. The reader made this listen very enjoyable.

    The mix of drama and humor was this book's draw. I recommend this to anyone that truely enjoys well read comedy/drama based lawyer/police fiction.

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    I love mysteries that put a little personal life in so the characters aren't so stiff, Tara the dog, and that he treats her better then most people he knows was great. His ying/yang on his love life. The mystery wasn't bad also.

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    Suzanne Denn Saratoga NY 03-07-07
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    This was the first time I read this author's books. It won't be the last. Loved the dog and the humor.

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    Daniel Mcafee Texas USA 02-24-07
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    Aside from being a ridiculous premise, the story folds out well and is very entertaining. If you listen based on the fact that you can believe that an entire city can of 5,000 people can remain in a secret cult and only a couple have ever escaped or left, then you'll do fine.

    Notwitstanding, the story was well written a a good listen. The narrator did a fine job.

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    Betty Houston, TX, United States 02-11-07
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    This is a terrific "beach read" with a great narrator, interesting characters and a good plot. It made me laugh out loud at times. For an enjoyable escape, pick this one.

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