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Envy the Night Audiobook

Envy the Night

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Publisher's Summary

In this first stand-alone novel from the critically acclaimed Edgar Award-finalist, Michael Koryta fulfills his early promise with a dark and mature novel of a young man trying to escape his past.

It has been seven years since Frank Temple III joined the rest of the world in learning his father's bloody secret: The U.S. marshal maintained a covert career as a contract killer, a double-life that ended in suicide to avoid prosecution and prison. The shocking revelation triggered years of anonymous drifting for Frank, time spent running from his legacy and struggling to believe that the father he'd loved so dearly was entirely in the wrong. After all, the victims hadn't been innocents. And Devin Matteson, the man who'd lured his father into the killing game only to later give him up to the FBI, is probably the darkest of the lot.

Those are troubling thoughts, and Frank tries to stay away from them. But when an old family friend calls to say that Matteson is returning to the isolated Wisconsin lake that was once sacred ground for their families, it's a homecoming Frank knows he can't allow.

His arrival in town reveals a situation far from the expected, though. While Matteson is nowhere to be found, his old cabin is indeed occupied - by a strange, beautiful woman and a nervous man with a gun. When a pair of assassins from Miami arrive on their heels, Frank knows Matteson can't be far behind. And while the wise move would be to call in the police and get out of town fast, that just doesn't feel right. After all, contract killer or not, Frank's father was at heart a teacher. And his son excelled at the lessons.

Family secrets, mob hit-men, and a father's shadowy legacy combine to make this Koryta's most compelling thriller yet.

©2009 Michael Koryta; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize - Mystery/Thriller, 2008

"Koryta is one of the best of the best, plain and simple." (Michael Connelly)
"This thriller places Koryta solidly in the company of the genre's most powerful voices." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Pat 06-08-14
    Pat 06-08-14
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Increase the length of the audio sample so I would have a better idea whether I liked the narrator or not


    If you’ve listened to books by Michael Koryta before, how does this one compare?

    The other book was narrated by Scott Brick and I personally don't like the sound of his voice


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Boyett’s performances?

    No.


    Do you think Envy the Night needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I never finished either book, so I plan to get a print book to see what I think of the author


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    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 01-04-14
    Nyoka Brownstown, MI, United States 01-04-14 Member Since 2014

    Nyoka Mullins

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    "Good character's and interesting"

    I really enjoyed the book, once I got into it..I only had one problem, I couldn't understand the plot of the Guard at the prison, and the plot of secret's going out instead of coming in. not that it mattered, but I just found it strange as to what information was going out..if anyone has any insight please post it...all in all it's very interesting.

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