The day begins like any other: Terry Rankin, sole proprietor of Rankin Personal Security Services in Orlando, Florida, accepts a private meeting with a potential client. Sheila Adamson is looking for a bodyguard to protect her from her abusive husband, but Rankin refuses to take the job until she begins divorce proceedings. Moments later, Mrs. Adamson is dead and Rankin is buried beneath the rubble of his house, knocked flat by a car bomb planted in the dead woman's Jaguar.
When he's questioned by the local police, Rankin learns that Adamson's attorney has also turned up dead, his Cadillac riddled with bullets. Suspecting there is more to these murders than a domestic dispute, he teams up with Orlando cop Cathy Diamond for a thrilling - and treacherous - adventure that will lead them deep into the heart of the Everglades and hot on the trail of a dangerous criminal. In Rankin's sardonic bodyguard-turned-investigator, Gary Showalter has created a new hero for fans of hardboiled mysteries.
©2009 Gary Showalter (P)2013 Gary Showalter
This book was boreing to me. Just too much 'stuff'' that I think should have been left out. My mind wandered often. Too drawn out. I'm afraid I didn't finish it. Close to the end, though.
Half way through this audio book I went online to check for other books in this series. Audio does not currently have any. Darn!
I was held captive from the very first chapter. Great story and I loved the detail. (Also got lots of work done on my remodeling project because it kept me in the room)
At first I though I would have trouble with the Mr Hicks performance but I am so glad I did not give up. I settled into his voice and presentation and soon felt he was perfect as Terry!
This was an excellent story and a perfect performance. Audible - I'm waiting for other Terry Rankin books and please keep Mr Hicks as the reader. He is Terry!
So boring that after each segment I hoped I had reached the end.
Usually if any loose ends are left without being dealt with it bothers me and I feel a little let down. With this book I didn't care, I simply wanted the monotony to end. I had so little interest by the time it did finally finish I couldn't say whether everything was wrapped up well or not.
Full of trivial and unrelated uninteresting details that served only to prolong the agony.
Anybody capable of speaking at a reasonable pace.
The slow narration served only to increase the boredom.
I don't know whether this was deliberate to make the audiobook longer so that people would be more likely to pay more fir it, or whether the narrator was simply as bored as I was, and failed to hide it.
Either way, it certainly didn't help matters.
Boredom and disappointment
Life is too short to suffer through this book. Don't waste yours like I did.
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