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 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.
Great performance, thrilling story. Just wish they'd killed all the monsters, that was excruciatingly disappointing.
NO, the book is to implausible to be taken seriously.
The heroine a 48 year old ex cop, 8 1/2 month pregnant woman with a pregnancy so difficult that she has seizures, AND with an extremely serious pregnancy induced medical condition that places her and her unborn child at risk of dying prior to giving birth, running around town play macho cop "Dirty Harriett" with a psychopathic serial killer. The loving, soon to be father, OK'ing his pregnant "girlfriend" to pursue the serial killer. Police officers allowing an extremely pregnant civilian (ex officer) to be involved in and take control of crime scenes, putting everyone lives at risk. Too many more w.t.f. to mention.
All the characters were performed brilliantly by Angela Dawe and Phil Gigante. No favorites, all was good.
The readings of Angela Dawe and Phil Gigante is the only reason that I gave this book 3 stars. I want my money back!
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.
Loved the story line, although a bit hard to follow initially. What I don't like is the change in both narrators. After you've listened to an entire series with two character voices, it sucks to have such a change.
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