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Deadly Assets Audiobook

Deadly Assets: Badge of Honor Series, Book 12

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Publisher's Summary

In Philadelphia - suffering among the country's highest murder rates - the tension between the Philadelphia Police Department and its Citizens Oversight Committee has long been reaching a boiling point. That turmoil turns from bad to worse shortly after the committee begins targeting police shootings - especially those of twenty-seven-year-old Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne, the "Wyatt Earp of the Main Line" - and then the committee's combative leader is found shot dead point-blank on the front porch of his run-down Philly row house.

As chanting protesters fill the streets, the city threatens to erupt. Payne, among many others accused of being complicit in the leader's death, becomes quietly furious. He suspects there's something deeper behind it all, but what? Ordered to stay out of the line of fire, he struggles ahead to do what he does best - his job. He's been investigating the murder of a young family. A reporter, working on an illicit drug series for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mickey O'Hara, has been killed with his wife and child, a note stapled to his chest warning that the drug stories are to stop. Period. While Payne knows that he, like his pal O'Hara, cannot back down, he also knows that they damn sure could be among the next to die....

©2015 William E. Butterworth IV (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 08-28-15
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 08-28-15 Member Since 2016

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    The authors are back with book 12 in the Badge of Honor Series. Philadelphia is having an outbreak of killings that Sgt. Matt Payne and team are trying to get control. There is interesting descriptions of the City’s neighborhoods and the downtown area. I don’t live in Philadelphia but Griffin has a reputation of being very accurate with his location descriptions. Griffin and Butterworth delve into the sociological problems of the city as they relate to the police.

    My major complaint is I had to wade through half the book going over the prior books in the series (which I already read) before the authors got into the current story. The plot is convoluted and jumps all over the place for no apparent reason and many of the regular characters did not appear in this story. I am very disappointed in the decline of one of my favorite authors. I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. Scott Brick salvaged the book with his great narration.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    A User panama city, FL, United States 03-07-16
    A User panama city, FL, United States 03-07-16 Member Since 2010
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    Quality of writing has gone down. I hated the time warp where the story went from the early 1970 to present day. the writer needs to go back and read the earlier books to cut down on mlstakes. The father needs to start writing the books again because the son is not in his league as a writer. This will probably be my last purchase of these books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    albert m bandman shelby, ohio, US 01-21-16
    albert m bandman shelby, ohio, US 01-21-16 Member Since 2008
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    What did you like best about Deadly Assets? What did you like least?

    Slow paced. Key series characters were hardly advanced while transient characters were discussed excessively. Very negative about Philly.


    What could W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    advance main characters, move action along.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not one anyone would watch.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Charles A. Clark 11-03-15
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    "Worse WEB Griffin book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    No one who has read or listen to WEB Griffin's books would enjoy this book. It is a poor example of the usually excellent and enjoyable writing of this author.


    What could W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The main character of this series, Matt Payne, was not an integral part of the story. The story seemed to center on Philadelphia and its problems along with the personalities that are involved. There was not the usual police activities and dialogue. We do not hear from the usual characters that make this series so interesting.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Scott Brick does his usual excellent presentation of the book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    The Road Rider 10-23-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Horrible waste of time - Pathetic!"

    I have read 100% of the WEB Griffin books and loved them. This one was pathetic. Not even close to the dozens of others. The ending was the worst ever. It was as if they ran out of time so just ended everything. I wish I could have my time back that I spent reading this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Frederick Naperville, IL, USA 10-03-15
    Frederick Naperville, IL, USA 10-03-15 Member Since 2016
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    What was most disappointing about W. E. B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth ’s story?

    Boring in the extreme. Apparently the son can't match the dad.


    Any additional comments?

    I have read every W.E.B. Griffin novel, many two times. Unfortunately, with sadness I can no longer can put up with the drop in quality of the novels.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 08-27-15
    Elizabeth 08-27-15
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    Normally I enjoy Griffin in all his series. This book jumped too much with limited connection. Not his best.

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    Joe Alpine, UT, United States 08-14-15
    Joe Alpine, UT, United States 08-14-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Disappointed. Really Disappointed."

    I think I've listened to or read every book in each series WEB Griffin has written. Over time you become accustomed to the pace, the dialogue and his incredibly rich cast of characters.

    Unfortunately, in my option, with the exception of a great Scott Brick narration, this book lacks virtually all of the charm of his earlier works. This is is just an average crime drama. Don't get me wrong, there isn't anything wrong with an average crime drama. It just happens to be a big disappointment when you are expecting to be reunited with a great story involving a bunch of old friends.

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    Victor M. Powell 10-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Major disappointment "

    I don't fault Scott Brick for this travesty. Ending sucks, even if this was a lead in a two-part story, there was no resolution to go away with until the next book. At least, not a satisfactory one. All through the story I kept waiting for something to happen to move the story forward. The book ended before In realized I'd come to the end.

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    Joe 04-14-16
    Joe 04-14-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Deadly Assets"

    great listen. griffin and Brick superb.Action packed and relevant. Another great chapter in the Philly series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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