Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels has seen humanity at its most depraved and terrifying. She's lost loved ones. Come close to death countless times. But she always manages to triumph over evil. Luther Kite is humanity at its most depraved and terrifying. He's committed unthinkable acts. Taken human life for the sheer pleasure of it. He is a monster among monsters, and no one has ever caught him. Each is the best at what they do. Peerless. Unmatched.
In Luther's experience, people are weak. Even the strong and fearless break too easily. He wants a challenge, and sets his depraved sights on Jack. But with a baby on the way, Jack is at her most vulnerable. She's always been a fighter, but she's never had so much to fight for. So he's built something especially for Jack. His own, private ninth circle of hell—a nightmare world in a forgotten place, from which no one has ever escaped.
It's J.A. Konrath's greatest heroine versus Blake Crouch's greatest villain in Stirred, the stunning conclusion to both Konrath's Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels thriller series and Crouch's Andrew Z. Thomas series.
Only one can survive. And it won't be whom you think.
©2011 J.A. Konrath (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Stirred completes the two novel Jack Daniels suspense story began with Shaken. It is also novel 8 in the Jack Daniels series. This novel finds the 48 year old and 8.5 months pregnant female ex-police lieutenant in a fight for her life as well as that of her unborn daughter and the daughter's father. The fight is against Luther Kite. Blake Crouch is coauthor. My recommendation is that everyone except hardcore horror fans skip Shaken and Stirred. I wish I had!!
I read science, biographies, histories, mysteries, adventures, thrillers, educationals, linguistics but not no way, not no how, romances.
If you've already reached this book, then you have been reading the Jack Daniels book series for a while and finally, eventually, reached the end. If so, then just do it, buy the book. You want to know what happens, where it ends and who survives. This is a brutal thriller that finalizes all the characters and their stories.
If you're new to the series you don't want to start at the end, I don't think. The book assumes knowledge of the rest of series. Also, this book continues where Shaken leaves off. It's rough to read, very graphic and violent. But this series needs to end with a villain worthy of Jack and the rest of the killers she's come up against.
If you've made it here, then buy it, it's a good (but not spectacular) end to a very fun series. If you're new to the series, it starts with Whiskey Sour and is a very good collection of books. I loved them. Get involved and have fun!
I waded through all the blood because they made it easy enough to do so. Had I been reading rather than listening, I probably wouldn't have picked it up after the first break I took.
Why not take a bloody romp through Dante's Inferno?
Calling all sadists. This is the book for you.
The antagonists were drawn with a finer brush than the protagonists...more 'fleshed out' and complete. More motivated. I tired of all the heroine's pregnancy problems, especially since she didn't seem to have an iota of common sense.
There were a few clever/humorous lines I enjoyed.
Mostly I'm just glad the book is over, even if the story isn't.
First off I have to say I love the series. The characters are well thought out and the plots are just twisty enough to keep my interest. This book would have been great if I had read it instead of listened. I Have gotten use to the voices of characters and when you change them it throws the listening experience off. Phi Gigante is a great narrator and I always enjoy listening to him. But, his voice coming out of Harry's mouth just doesn't cut it. It changes the whole dynamic between him and Jackie. Other than that, the book was exciting and well worth the listen.
This was the greatest waste of time and money for a previously compelling series about Jack Daniels. The previous female narrator was much convincing as well. The female voice in "Stirred" and "Shaken" were too young to be a conconvincing 49-year-old tough detective. In addition, the story rambled on and on, going back and forth so often that I got vertigo! Also, there were too many confusing plot lines. I liked Konrath's earlier 5 or 6 Jack Daniel books much better. If the author keeps up this series, he will kill all the good ones off. Stop already!
No, not at all! The female narrator in this book was too you ing to portray a 48-year-old tough homicide detective!
Too many sidelines of different characters floating in and out!
Lucy and Donald
Please stop writing on this series until you get under control!
Great performance, thrilling story. Just wish they'd killed all the monsters, that was excruciatingly disappointing.
I love books! I have been reading since I learned how and have found so many genres that I cant live without! There's nothing better than loosing yourself in a good book and I cant wait to get my next one.
I've loved all the books in the series until now. Well honestly the last one wasn't up my alley either but it feels like their just being churned out and thought out. Idk just feels like the characters are being written for a sitcom or something.
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