Not since Dashiell Hammet’s characters Nick and Nora Charles has a couple exchanged so much biting banter in the course of solving a murder mystery.
Capturing the turbulence of Southeast DC and the opulence of Georgetown, Knight & Day richly evokes the contrast between the mean streets of Washington and the corridors of power on Capitol Hill.
Jerry Knight is the “Night Talker”, the opinionated right-wing host of America’s most popular all-night radio talk show. Jane Day is a thoroughly liberated and thoroughly liberal woman, a very ambitious reporter for the Washington Post. When a prominent environmentalist is murdered, Knight and Day race against a deadline, and each other, to solve a mystery that goes straight to the Hill.
©1995 Ron Nessen and Johanna Neuman (P)1996 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“Knight & Day is a story as current as today’s headlines, with characters as contemporary as tomorrow’s news. The gender chemistry of Knight & Day, their needling banter gives verbal foreplay a whole new meaning. A great mystery.” (Steve Martini, New York Times best-selling author)
“Great characters and a zing of a plot. You’ll read it nonstop. Enjoy.” (Larry King)
“And you think Matalin and Carville are the political odd couple? Wait until you read Knight & Day! Here’s a thriller worthy of the big screen. Suspenseful, romantic and funny in the Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy genre.” (Kitty Kelley, New York Times best-selling author)
This is the first in a series. I liked the idea of a female, liberal, newbie journalist at the Washington Post, a male conservative radio talk show host, and a veteran almost burned out D.C. cop solving a murder together, even though they didn't really work together, being at odds with each other through most of the story.
All the characters were a bit over-the-top. Hopefully, the rough edges get smoothed somewhat in the next books. The story was good, but fairly predictable which is why I held it ti three stars. I am a tough rater.
So overall, not a great listen but good enough to make me want to read another by these authors.
Narrator was fine. No complaints about him at all.
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