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.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
IT WAS NOT WASTED. AND I LIKED THE ENDING. IT WAS NOT ONE OF MY FAVORITES THO.
SURE IF I LIKED WHAT THE STORY WAS ABOUT.
ESRA. HE DID A GREAT JOB WITH HIS VOICE. HE SOUNDED KIND OF SPOOKY. I LIKED FRANK AND JERRY TOO.
NOT FOR ME. BUT I CAN SEE SOME PEOPLE MITE LOVE A FOLLOWUP.
IF YOU LIKE ACTION IF THIS WAS MADE INTO A MOVIE YOU WOULD LIKE IT VERY MUCH.
I'm That Guy
I just started listening to Koryta stories over the past few months. This by far is my least favorite. Not his best story, maybe a 3.5 out of 5. The odd and often annoying style of the narrator is what brought my rating down. Dissapointed, but not by any means giving up on Koryta. I think he would be well advised to stick with Robert Petkoff reading his books.
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