In 1985, White was living out the decade's excesses. Money. Power. A beautiful woman. White, a self-made man with humble roots, was only a step away from political office and marriage to the woman he loved.
But when a dying congressman asked White to hand-deliver a simple letter, a group of jealous rivals led him into an ingenious frame-up for murder.
Only decades later, when White befriends a wizened art thief named Lester Cole, does the future offer more than his grim cell. The aged Cole holds the key to unlocking the closed doors of the past.
Together, they plot an ingenious escape. Outside the prison gates, unimaginable wealth from a hidden cache awaits. That and a new name would give White the power to make every one of his enemies pay, and pay dearly.
©2005 Tim Green; (P)2005 Time Warner AudioBooks
"After 18 years, White is out of prison and dead set on making things right. What follows takes place at a heart-pounding pace, with suspense constantly building." (Booklist)
Cannot add to the description of this book without it being a spoiler. I think this would have been a much better story if unabridged. I dislike abridged books because someone else has decided what's important. Nevertheless I enjoyed the story more than most I have downloaded from audible and find that I could finish it without it's losing my attention like most modern fiction. Being an Alexandre Dumas fan, I see that this book is the retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo. The twists and turns are a little different and the story is more modern but revenge stories are great in my opinion. The writer has a nice cadence and rhythm in delivering lines and scenes and does a solid job. This book is not super deep, like Dumas's works, but it is a decent read. Narration decent too.
The book is typical of the genre, except that the plot appears to have been taken from the classic The Count of Monte Cristo. Ultimately, none of the characters, including the narrator-protagonist, are interesting or likable.
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