“I didn’t do it!” is something cops hear all the time. But when the plea comes from a close friend who’s fallen on hard times, it’s tougher to ignore, especially for young Officer Danny Boyle. It’s the start of another action-packed summer for the wisecracking Boyle and straight-arrow cop (now chief of detectives) John Ceepak down the Jersey Shore as they do their best to help Danny’s friend, a young nurse who claims she has been falsely accused of aggravated assault by a prestigious Sea Haven doctor.
Ceepak’s unshakable code of honor is tested when he trusts that the nurse is telling the truth. It’s stretched to the limit when one of the nurse’s home health care patients turns up dead. Now Ceepak and Danny must answer the hard and horrible question: "Did we just help a friend get away with murder?" Get ready for another fun and fast-paced listen from Anthony and Agatha award-winner Chris Grabenstein.
©2013 Chris Grabenstein (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
entertaining page turner
Again Chris Grabenstein wrote a very sunderful Story with his cool characters and a nice Story! Especially nice since I know the Free Fall myself - have been in last year and now look at it a bit different :-)
He again managed to bring the characters ALife in such a cool manner that one can see them right in front of ones eyes! Reading the book would be good too but he makes it like a movie in your mind!
Sometimes I just had to love (therefore nothing to read in class or a quiet Environment :-)
I hope the next one will come out soon and be as good as the first eight ones!!!
I was fooled by the overall rating on this book. It doesn't belong in the same stratosphere as the really good 4-star reads (Child, Coben, Johnson). The dialogue is wooden, and the writing is just plain hard to swallow.
A great, easy-to-read detective story with likable main characters. Also a nice move to see the story from the main Ceepak's colleague's view. And Jeff Woodman does a superb job narrating the story. He really bring the characters to life. My only regret was that I started with book 8, now I have to work myself backwards in time :)
I have a rather eclectic love of books. I know what I like and I tend not to be a severe critic. If I enjoyed it, it gets 4 or 5 stars.
A great book! I have really enjoyed the entire series, and this book, was my favorite. Of course, it is currently the last book and I am hoping there is a book 9 coming soon!
I just didn't enjoy the characters or the story here. Everything seemed too simple and black-and-white, and after getting half way through, for only the 2nd time in my 8 years of listening to books, i stopped and gave up. Guess I just couldn't take one more reference to springsteen, or bon jovi... Narration seemed a bit flat too - especially the voice of Ceepak. Sorry, it does seem that lots of folks love this series, it just wasn't me.
Jeff Woodman - best
lack of anything happening - least
firs one I have listened to. Hope to hear more.
No,the book should have included an ending. Cheap trick to just have it stop without a real conclusion. I don't care enough to buy a followup book
Good to listen to while driving. Entertaining, but doesn't take much concentration
Retired 35 year policeman from So CA, relocated with my wife to South Carolina with "Toby" our cat. I listen to two books a week
Nothing wrong with the book but nothing really right either. The story of course was weak, but most of these Ceepak stories are. The ending is just not plausible so the entire story becomes a bit of a waste of time. Not sure I'll read any more of these.
the others that said like the John Cepak books
thankful it was over
It wasn't for me. I purchased the book to see if I would like the characters. The John Cepak guy is too weird for me & the sidekick, can't remember his name was trying, but since I had already spent the money, I decided to stick it out to see if I could tolerat it. Tolerate it is exactly what I did. Not a fan.
my four teens' mom
Yes, other than Mad Mouse, I like Chris Grabenstein's other books, even those written for younger audiences.
The drunken father voice was a little theatrical, but all others were well-done.
It might be time to retire the series due to the limits created by the naming convention. At some point, it just seems awkward and contrived.
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