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Red Light Audiobook

Red Light

In a grimy flat in the city of Cork, a man lies dead. His face is unrecognisable: seven gunshots have shattered cartilage and bone. Yet DS Katie Maguire, of the Irish Garda, knows exactly who he is. Amir Xaaji Maxamed, an evil man who trafficked young girls to be sold for sex. When a second pimp is killed, Katie must decide. Are these vigilante murders justified? And can she stop them spiralling out of control?
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In a grimy flat in the city of Cork, a man lies dead. His face is unrecognisable: seven gunshots have shattered cartilage and bone. Yet DS Katie Maguire, of the Irish Garda, knows exactly who he is. Amir Xaaji Maxamed, an evil man who trafficked young girls to be sold for sex. When a second pimp is killed, Katie must decide. Are these vigilante murders justified? And can she stop them spiralling out of control?

©2014 Graham Masterton (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"One of the most original and frightening storytellers of our time" (Peter James)

"This is Graham Masterton’s third novel featuring Irish detective Katie Maguire. A natural storyteller with a unique gift for turning the mundane into the terrifyingly real." (New York Journal of Books)

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  • Ann
    Newcastle, England
    2/22/15
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    Performance
    Story
    "Gripping!"
    What does Caroline Lennon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Caroline is usually an excellent narrator. Here, however, the emphasis and inflection was wrong many times. I was surprised, as I have listened to her several times before and this has never previously been the case. Of course the editing is also lacking for not picking this up. However, great ability still knocks spots of most narrators, so it still merits four stars.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Beware the anger of a woman.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a gripping listen/read. It is not for the faint hearted, as it is frequently quite gruesome. Sadly, I found Katie somewhat superficially drawn and this makes it a four star story, rather than a five for me. Nevertheless, I look forward to reading others in the series.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • john
    middlesbrough, United Kingdom
    7/15/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Mixed Up"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story should have stayed with the murders and not splayed off onto the supposedly sexual life of the police woman.


    Has Red Light put you off other books in this genre?

    yes


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lennon’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No but the reading was fine.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Red Light?

    I would have cut out all the stupidity, e.g. there is no need for the boyfriend to say he had taken the dog out and it had done it's business! Also there were parts of the book that could never have been true in a murder scene, there were too many anomalies. It seemed that the writer kept going off into a 'coronation street' mode, with the listener often feeling as if the book had, now and again, to be aimed at those who read Mills & Boom!


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • caroline
    8/15/14
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    Story
    "Have a strong stomach and a sense of humour"
    What made the experience of listening to Red Light the most enjoyable?

    I really like the narrator, she makes Katie Maguire come to life, and transports you to Ireland. I enjoy the rather gory macabre type of criminal detective work and how the baddie "gets it" in the end. But thats my preference.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy Stuart Macbride then you will enjoy this series. Start at the first book though, it introduces the characters. Make sure you have eaten first, unless you are on a diet. It puts you off your food a bit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jinty
    Wiltshire
    6/28/14
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    "Red light"
    Would you listen to Red Light again? Why?

    No


    What other book might you compare Red Light to, and why?

    None


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lennon’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Not listened to her before, but she was very good.


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first graham masterton book and really enjoyed it, it did start off a bit slow but eventually it all came together, lots of blood and gore!! Loved that. An author who tells it like it is "out there !!" Will start on some of his other books.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Cian
    Essex
    6/27/14
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    Story
    "Excellent story Graphic description"

    This is my first book by author and it was so so good. Interest was maintained and I didn't want to put it down. Caroline Lennon proved a superb narrator on this one and felt that this added greatly to enjoyment of story. The characters (I found) held my attention despite their seedy natures and jobs. I was keen to know what was going to happen next. I felt there were a few occasions when it was a little far fetched but really this did not take from the story. I liked the character of Katie Maguire.
    There are scenes of violence, torture described in graphic detail so readers need to be mindful of this. In some ways it was even more graphic than Stuart MacBride and thats saying something. I would really recommend this one and am now going to get the other two books in the series.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Petra
    2/9/16
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    "Not as gory as books 1 and 2, but a bit repetitive"

    The third book in the Katie Maguire series, and the topic this time is sex trafficking and prostitution. While I found this installment to be less gory than the previous ones, it was far more emotional because of the poignant stories of the girls/women affected. It wasn't as suspenseful as the previous books as there was no real mystery to the whodunit, and the plot was fairly simple. Despite of that, Masterton managed to create another very engaging story that was difficult to pause once I've started listening to it. I adore Caroline Lennon's narration now that there are no American accents involved.
    Things I didn't like: there's the now obligatory lesbian attraction again. That's becoming too repetitive now. The other recurring thing that became a bit boring was the mention of the ringtones.
    On the positive side, Masterton stayed away from cringe worthy sex scenes involving Katie this time.
    I was a bit conflicted about the ending. I think I would have preferred to see justice being served in a different way. I hope the plot about some of the characters will be picked up in the next book, as there were several things left unresolved.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/12/15
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    "Masterfully written, brilliantly narrated."
    Any additional comments?

    Masterfully written and brilliantly narrated by Caroline Lennon this brilliant audiobook is part of the Katie Maguire series but could quite easily be listened to as a stand-alone book. If you haven’t listened to the previous two in this series be prepared that there are some fairly gruesome murder scenes, also in this one there are some rather graphic sexual scenes, which I certainly wasn’t expecting, so if you are easily offended then this probably isn’t an audiobook for you. It is also an excellent sequel to White Bones and Broken Angels, Katie continues to try to juggle her personal life with the constant pressures and responsibilities of being a Garda detective in Cork. In Red Light, the plot focuses on the trafficking of young foreign girls into prostitution and the subsequent quest of The Revenging Angel to rid the streets of Cork from all the low life scum involved with forcing these girls into prostitution. Personally, it took a couple of chapters to get going and then I loved it just as much as the previous two, I'm not sure if it really needed the graphic sex scenes or maybe thats just me, but it didn't put me off and I have already downloaded the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brian
    Glasgow, United Kingdom
    12/15/14
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    Performance
    Story
    "Gritty crime thriller enfused with Irish wit"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Red Light to be better than the print version?

    I have not seen the print version but found the audio version to be thoroughly engrossing


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Det Supt Katie McGuire


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The detail in the opening scenes where the first body was found set a very high standard for the rest of the book


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A Corker of a crime thriller


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Wras
    Kildonan
    4/29/16
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    Performance
    Story
    "You don't have to put on the red light"

    “Those days are over
    You don't have to sell your body to the night”

    DS Katie Maguire this time is trying to solve the murder of some of the lowest life in the city of Cork, Human traffickers and pimps are finding some very rough justice, in an unusual reversal of fortunes.

    Interesting and character driven but as a police investigation it stretches credulity to the breaking point also the violence is not realistic and a bit gratuitously gory as usual with this writer.

    Weak police story saved by Katie Maguire character and the problems she faces in her life.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • J. Bright
    Devon
    10/14/15
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    Performance
    Story
    "Takes me back to Cork."

    Stories are always good, but finish too quickly. Narration is outstanding, really captures the Cork vocabulary brilliantly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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