Los Angeles is terrorized by a series of murders. One man can stop the killer: Detective Daniel Kane. But for Kane - devastated by personal tragedy and haunted by a secret that could destroy his family - to do so may cost him everything, even his life....
At times chilling, funny, and occasionally brutal, Kane is a nonstop thriller filled with complex characters, surprising twists, and unforgettable scenes. From a political firestorm that sends the investigation spinning out of control to a breath-taking climax, Kane will keep you in suspense until the turn of the final heart-pounding moments.
©2012 Steve Gannon (P)2015 Steve Gannon
I received this free audiobook from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was hooked from the first chapter and had difficulty pulling myself away. George Kuch does an excellent job as narrator and I found him easy to listen to. This is another exciting and action packed police thriller by Steve Gannon. It is obvious that Steve Gannon has done a great deal of research into police work and serial killers. The characters are fully developed. The author lets us see a very human and vulnerable side of Dan Kane, his doubts and insecurities. He also lets us see the dynamics within the Kane family, their secrets, losses, love for each other, and relationships. I’m anxious to read the next book in this series to see what develops next in the Kane family.
I love reading, love my Kindle and now love Audiobooks especially the classics. I am a Top 500 or Top 1000 Amazon reviewer
Just over 3 years ago I read and enjoyed Kane, #2 in Steve Gannon's superb series that combines a great crime/police thriller with an extremely emotional family saga. My review rated it highly as a very powerful, exciting and challenging page-turning novel, which is both spine chilling and personally emotional.
I was given the opportunity by the author to revisit the story now that it is available as an audiobook. With the closer immersion in the story through listening instead of reading the book my rating is now probably even higher.
My only reservation is that the narration could have been better. At the beginning the narrator's slow delivery made it difficult for me to fully connect with the story. As an Aussie I also has problems with his unfamiliar drawling accent. I nearly gave up but then I had a brainwave and adjusted the replay speed to 1.25% and without noticeable distortion the drawling accent and slow delivery disappeared, the narration came to life and gave the book the thrust and drive it needed to become a real page turner. After that I took every chance to find time to listen to the book.
Revisiting the book in audio format reminded me of Steve Gannon's undoubted talent in being able to combine a thriller with a great and very emotional family saga. Once again I warn the reader/listener that this is very much an adult novel with vivid scenes of sadistic serial murders but they are needed because they are central to the story.
Music is always a key emotional factor in the Kane books. In this one there is an extremely emotional scene where Kane's wife Catherine is the soloist in Dvorak's Cello Concerto. It would have been great if the audio version could have played some of the music in the background.
The Audiobook version of this book was made available to me by the author.
Deep character thriller
Detective Kane is the protagonist, and although the novel is told through multiple points of view, we get to know him best. He's principled (to a degree), loyal, driven, and with layers of flaws that make him an interesting character to follow as he works to stop a serial killer.
George Kuch can turn his voice hard and angry or soft and tender. Although the author, Steve Gannon, presents all the clues necessary for a reader to know the character's emotions in each scene, Kuch's voicing allows the listener to directly feel the timbre of each emotion and is especially effective in the darkest parts of the story.
I do not want to include spoilers, so will content myself to say that one of the real positives of the book is Kane's relationship with his children during trying times.
On one level Kane is a detailed police procedural with a serial killer, but what makes Kane stand out from others with a similar generic description is the second level, the personal level. Detective Kane is hard-boiled--until it comes to his family. With his family, the tough outer shell he presents to the world is exposed to show it hides a human with a rich yolk of conflicting desires and emotions. The combination makes this book a very good read (or listen, in this case).
Yes. This is a very well read
His performance is very easy to listen too, just enough expression
The whole way the family trials were interwoven with the investigation made for a noteworthy performance
Well worth the listen, I would strongly recommend listening to this book
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