©2001 Stuart M. Kaminsky; (P)2001 Books on Tape, Inc.
"Scott Brick seems to own each word. His delivery is thoughtful and relaxed, and it holds the perfect weight and texture to fit the plodding, dispirited detective. A superb interpretation." (AudioFile)
Really enjoyed this mystery. Partly because I listened to it while running in Bradenton/Sarasota area while vacationing there in December. That's of course where the story is set. A greater reason is the author has crafted an intense semi dark tale of intrigue with southern atmosphere and interesting characters without adding offensive gratuitous profanity and lurid sexuality.
This is an excellent audio book. The dual plot lines are told well, with individual voices and points of view. The characters are described to make their actions believable and interesting.
The main character, Lew Fonesca, is a former investigator crippled by depression. He only gets pulled into other people's problems out of loyalty. The author has a good understanding of depression, so Lew's pessimistic introspection is authentic.
Scott Brick is a consistently excellent narrator. He gives the different voices life and distinction.
I listened to this book in several sittings, but it would have been excellent all at once. The only benefit of taking breaks is a chance to think about the several layers of the story.
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