When you're going through hell, keep going....
One man is on the hunt, and one man intends to take his liberty....
Only one will succeed....
Imprisoned for the attempted murder of a federal agent, former homicide detective Gabe Quinn is keen to make amends for his mistakes. So when a gruesome murder forces his freedom, he is determined to do everything in his power to bring the killer to justice and prove himself to the FBI.
But the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and the killer has something else in mind for Gabe Quinn - something that will raze everything he knows to the ground.
Drawn into a desperate chase against the killer's deadline, Gabe is forced to stand accountable for the decisions of his past and face the ultimate question: Could you give your life to save someone else?
Author's note: The events in this book follow on from those in Killing Hope and Crossing Lines. To get the most out of the ongoing back story, I recommend listening to the first two books before enjoying this one. That way the events will have a fuller meaning, and the sub-plots will make more sense.
©2013 Keith Houghton (P)2015 Keith Houghton
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
I've now listened to all five Keith Houghton novels including the three in the Gabe Quinn series and the two stand alone novels, No Coming Back and Before You Leap. All five novels are likely best described as psychological thrillers although the Gabe Quinn series are also police procedurals or modern detective. Houghton has the ability to make the unbelievable seem believable and to build suspense to an incredible level. It is a wonderful talent that likely could no be pulled off by authors by "normally wired" brains. I gave four of the five Houghton novels 5 stars, so his writing obviously appeals to me.
Yes. It happens to be a really good book. Lots of convoluted psychotic relationships, great character development and interesting plot that is believable.
After listening to three Gabe Quinn books narrated by David Doersch, he IS the voice of Quinn. I hope he will continue to narrate these books.
THE END! And WOW what an ending it is!
I would suggest reading/listening to the first two books prior to this one as the characters build on the previous books and although some background is given on familial and other relationships I can see where this book could get confusing without. The first two are excellent books also, each ending with a cliff hanger that will leave you wanting more. This book however has an ending that leaves you absolutely dumbstruck!! I cannot wait for the next book and can only imagine how Keith Houghton could possibly top this one. Very talented author. I Highly Recommend this book.
Thank You for reading this and if you find it helpful please let me know. I like letting other people know if I think a book is worthwhile and I certainly purchase many based on reviews by others.
Great ending to the series of the undertaker. Hoping we will see more Gabe Quinn books though. If you havent read the first two Killing Hope & crossing lines then you must get them first. Although some parts are a bit winded going back over the first two books plots it is still a must read.
I just know there will be another Gabe Quinn book so I am not so patiently waiting for it.
I am now going to move onto the next book written by this guy NO coming back..
An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.
Gabe Quinn Book 3: This book reminds me of a good car chase. But a car chase is just one part of a good movie or good book. In this book, MOST of the writing describes feverish action, near-death incidences, fights to the finish, explosions, etc. The STORY is lacking.
I still like Gabe Quinn, the character, and I was happy to get some resolution to the events described in books 1 and 2. The narrator improved his British accent, and his other voices (varying voices for Americans) were very good.
I admire the author's use of descriptive phrases; often one if his choice phrases has made me laugh out loud. For example, one of the bad guys had a big, beefy face that looked like folded wet laundry. (Or something like that - I wish I had written it down.)
Mr. Houghton's narrative style is extreme, and I am tired of the pattern: whoever seems to be a good guy is not, whoever seems to have been killed is still alive, and whenever a sensible course of action suggests itself, Quinn will do the opposite. I think I have had enough. If Mr. Houghton writes another book, and the ending to this one indicates he will, I will not buy it.
The narrator breathed life and action into all the scenes in the book, making me feel like I was right there, part of the story. I did enjoy the way the author tied the three books together and left me with anticipation of the next book. I think I had a marathon reading experience with these three books and just could not put them down. I cooked, walked and cleaned while listening, barely paying attention to the tasks at hand! Very good read I think. Lots of twists and turns, the kind of mystery I really enjoy. Another thing that I found impressive was the lack of curse words, there were a few, but very few and the lack of vivid sex scenes. You definitely got the jest of what was going on without spending several paragraphs in description of some magical thing that ultimately had nothing to do with the story.
Hard to say, Gabe Quinn is the main character, so probably him.
The way he reads the action, full of robust energy and action. In the fight scenarios he reads the action quickly, like it is happening. This makes me almost breathless, participating in that scene.
The book was definitely enjoyable, I think David Doersch is definitely one of the best readers I've heard for action. As far as all I wanted in one sitting, I cannot wait for book 4!
The characters are well developed. The story has many unexpected twists and turns. It keeps you involved to the very end. I agree the series needs to be read in order to get the most out of each book.
What can I say? This Gabe Quinn is an outstanding character. He goes through so many ups and downs twists and turns I'm finding that I can't wait to see what life is going to throw at him next. Things are not always what they seem and I love it.
...I still enjoyed this book, as well as the other two in the series. Houghton does a good job of blending material from the first and second books, but it helps if you start from the first. This last one leaves the reader hanging on one key issue, which sets the stage for a fourth book.
"Brilliant, must listen"
Really enjoying the Series, looking forward to the next!
Good narrator too.
Listen to no 1 & 2 first.
Fantastic! This is the third Gabe Quinn book and like the first two is a great read. Highly recommended!
"As twisty as a big bag of twisty things"
Unlike many books witch come as part of a series each of the three I have so far read have stayed individual enough to keep me hooked
"Really enjoyed this book"
It's twists and turns, although I had worked out some details early on in the story, I still needed confirmation.
Not one but all
I didn't want to finish this book and that's always a good indication!
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