Cam has no idea how dangerous his search will become, because in this part of Appalachia, matriarch Grinny Creigh and her extended family destroy those who intrude into their web. The Creighs control the crystal meth trade and own just about everything and everyone in their neck of the woods. But they also operate a much worse enterprise, a dark secret that terrifies any children unfortunate enough to come within their grasp.
Blocked by a menacing sheriff with ties to the family, Cam is shut down and sent away, no wiser about why the young woman was attacked and what she saw. He returns, stealthily stalking the Creighs and their secrets, moving ever closer to Grinny's mountain house and what it might conceal...not knowing that his presence in her web has been detected, and that the Creighs are hunting him with creatures bred for that purpose and starved into relentless fury.
Listen to the first book, The Cat Dancers.
©2006 P. T. Deutermann; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Full of imaginative plotting touches." (Publishers Weekly)
"Ex-cop Cam Richter's interplay with all these characters will keep listeners engaged, especially as the realistic dialogue is enhanced by Hill's vocal skills." (AudioFile)
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Gee, A book rated by others so highly had me psyched and ready to have a great listen. I thought the plot premise was interesting. However, the author was overindulgent and went way way too far in my opinion; thus this book was truly silly and unbelievable. The characters became more and more ridiculous; the main character kept talking about drinking scotch every few sentences, and I just kept thinking, "shut up and just have a drink already". The female state agent, who although higher in rank than the male lead, along with other professional law enforcement agents, consistently deferred to the lead scotch drinking male. They all were pretty inept at tracking the bad guys, making one bad decision after another, maybe they were just too inebriated to do better. But I hung in there until the end, and it became a long haul after a while. I chose this book in a "three books for two credits" promotion..... and hey, sometimes you get what you pay for.
I'm afraid I totally disagree with the other review here. I've read all of the Cam Richter series including the new one Nightwalker. Deutermann couldn't write anything bad if he tried. This series is one of my favorites. I think the other reviewer should have finished the book. I always read books in a series in the order they were written. The Cat Dancers, Spider Mountain, The Moonpool, Firefly and Nightwalker. They are all excellent and much better if read in order. All of Deutermann's books are great but the Cam Richter series are still my favorites and hoping for another one in about a year. Read the book and make your own decision but read them in order, you won't be sorry you did. We all have different tastes so one bad review should not make a difference. And Dick Hill is the best narrator on the planet as far as I am concerned. Anything read by Dick Hill is better. A bad narrator can kill an audio book. Dick Hill won't dissappoint. Buy it and enjoy and read all the others in this series. I will be reading them more than once.
No matter where you go, there you are.
Deuterman got famous somehow, of that 'how', I am not sure. Thinly developed protagonist, with a sort of clever ability to get himself into then out of endless, repetitive binds. It takes the gimmicky force of his sidekicks (Frick and Frack) to endlessly keep him from stepping off cliff after cliff.
These books are repetitive, redundant and poorly scripted. Character development is unforgivably thin and after two books at the same monotonous pace, I have had enough. Cliched and preposterous. If that's what you're looking for in a novel, then you have arrived.
There must be more than a handful of decent writers in this genre. The search continues........
P. T. Deutermann really knows how to spin a story. I find myself parked in my driveway, sitting in my car, because I can't stop listening! Each book I read/listen to gets better & better. Thank you P. T. Deutermann. Keep 'em coming!
I am a life long Geek, Musician, and Writer ... and Audible just makes reading that much better because now I can "read" even when I might have time, but not the option, like driving and things like that.
This is one of the best that Deuterman has written in my humble opinion, and it is delivered wonderfully as only Dick Hill can. The way he works the dogs into this story is incredible, I was fascinated. All in all I couldn't put this one down.
Fast moving this story encompasses many satisfying leves including good characters and a plot that keeps changing just enough to hold one' interest. I would definitely look for more from this author with the same main character.
Yes because of Dick Hill who does such a GREAT job of bringing the story to life.
Well I liked the ending & being a dog lover I especially liked Frick & Frack but not so much the necessary fates of the "man-eaters"
I can't say enough good things about Dick Hill !!! He does such a GREAT job of every book he narrates
Back hills violent justice vs. real law
there is a fair amount of violence in this book that some may find disturbing
Cam Richter gets into the strangest places, and this time with some of the strangest adversaries, although if you know the mountains of North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, very believable characters. Another winner.
Do these places really exist! This was my second P.T. Deutermann and I very much enjoyed it and recommend it. I like to start with the first in a series and read straight through so after Cat Dancers I immediately went to Spider Mountain, which was strange but also enjoyable. Do things like this really happen? Then Moonpool, which I do NOT recommend and suggest you skip entirely. The story is confusing and, in my opinion, badly written. It's only redeeming quality is the dogs. And I've just finished Nightwalkers, I liked it as well and will buy the next in the series when I find it. All that said, I always like Dick Hill and although his "female voices" are sometimes a bit like nails on a blackboard, he is one of the best!
This book is well enough narrated to keep one engaged, but the plot and premise are so out there that I found myself listening for the action, not the story. Kind of like listening to a Lee Child "Jack Reacher" novel, but without the firmly grounded plot that Child does well.
Not sure I'd listen to another Deutermann, unless I yearned for really mindless entertainment.
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