But Talley's pursuit of peaceful small-town life is about to change when three young men, fleeing the robbery of a mini-mart, invade a tightly secured home and take the family hostage.
Plunged back into the high-pressure world that he has desperately been trying to put behind him, Talley finds his nightmare has barely begun, because this isn't just any house. It belongs to a brilliant white-collar criminal who launders money for L.A.'s renegade franchise of La Cosa Nostra. And the accountant's records of the incriminating money trail that lie within will put L.A.'s most lethal and volatile crime lord, Sonny Benza, behind bars.
As Talley desperately tries to save the innocents inside, the full weight of Benza's wrath descends on him, putting Talley and his own family at risk. Soon, all involved are held hostage by the exigencies of fate and the only one capable of diffusing the crisis is the least stable of them all.
©2004 Robert Crais; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
The first half of this book was good. I think I would rate it 4 stars. But it completely lost me when it took a turn for the unreal. I am sorry, but the whole first half of the book is based on common sense and sound logic. Then all of the sudden we are supposed to accept the character would do something completely the opposite? Sorry, I could not finish it.
Have not read the print version
I enjoyed a number of characters - the brothers and the main character weer all interesting.
Good narrator. Would definitely purchase audiobooks that he narrates.
No - too long.
But this was hard to put down.
Fun book. Felt like two stories distilled into one.
The plot moves along quickly with lots of surprises. Some of them you kind of see coming but there are plot twists that will take the reader by complete surprise.
I didn't want to quit listening....I kept telling myself, just one more chapter!
He is an excellent narrator. His voices are particularly telling, i.e the Mars character....it is creepy just hearing that voice.
I think a clear picture of despicable characters can be painted without all the profanity, particularly GD.
Love to listen to books more often than reading. Audible gets me through the day and night more especially when I'm working !
I would absolutely recommend this, I was on pens and needles. I couldn't focus on my day to day.
There were several moments, one in particular was the negotiation over the zip disks.
Excellent listen. My attention definitely captivated with the narrator's voice. Excellent way to spend my credit :)
I am a blessed man!
I saw the movie and loved the story, but that was years ago. i didnt realize this when i purchased the book. Right away the first chapters jogged my memory. its one of those instances where the movie stayed true to the book, It took alot of the suspense out of the experience. Nevertheless I enjoyed listening and feel certain you will too.
The sherrif is the main character, a man who knows success, but is haunted by past tragedy and is fearful of responsibility under fire. Hence he takes a job in a posh, bedroom community where the worst crime is the occasional shop lifter.
When an impulsive, poorly planned convenient store robbery goes wrong, life spirals out of control for the perpetrators, the sherrif, and the town itself.
An easy 4 star listen.
Fast pace and not knowing what was coming next.
When the fake FBI arrived on the scene and at the hotel, it was like watching Client Eastwood corner the bad guy...there was no way out for them.
His voice was real you could picture yourself at the theater watching it on the big screen. He really brought the characters to life.
The ending...when he was able to share with his wife something that had bottled up inside of him and he would not release to anyone!
It's worth the credit, you will not be disappointed.
Excellent voicing of characters, never overdone but still rich.
I absolutely loved Suspect, and that was enough to make me want to try this author again. This is an older work, not as memorable or compelling as Suspect, but still a great ride for suspense lovers. This is not terribly original territory, but Crais is an expert storyteller that knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat. I'm ready for more from this author, that was fun!
Easy to put down and pick up a day or so later without a problem. Not the best storyline - but ok.
This was my second book by Robert Crais which is why I tried him again.
Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!
I thought the story was interesting and suspenceful, the narrator did a good job as well.
Yes, but I was a liitle disappointed in the ending. There was a lot of story and a little ending.
The cop, smart, intense and loved his family.
The final reunion.
Good listen. I enjoyed it, different storyline.
I haven't "read" a book since 1998, just not interested....after the 50 Shades Trilogy, I have become an audio book addict! I am a very tough critic.
Yes, because there is so much going on, I probably missed something :)
The multiple viewpoints
He was great, you knew which character you were listening to
The family interactions
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