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
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 :)
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
The narration was crisp and the story crisper...a really enjoyable listen. The mars characters was perfectly creepy.
a great listen
this is a new character to Robert Crais but a good one
The books are always better than the movies
Spent hours trying to like this book but then I just turned it off. Not interested enough in the outcome to finish it. Don't waste your money.
When I got to the part where the bad guy kills a fly with his hand and then proceeds to lick his fingers, I decided I didn't need to read (hear) another chapter. Geez!
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