Jason Kolarich has spent the past year struggling to recover from the horrific deaths of his wife and baby daughter. On the night of their deaths, Kolarich was at the office, awaiting a call from a confidential informant named Ernesto Ramirez — a call that never came. Kolarich blames himself not only for the deaths of his wife and child, but for the informant’s murder as well. He can’t bring back his family, but he can find out who killed Ramirez and bring the killer to justice.
Unfortunately, Kolarich’s guns-blazing approach to justice lands him smack in the middle of an FBI probe of a deeply corrupt governor and his cronies. To avoid jail, Kolarich must enter a world of wiretaps, double-dealing, and kickbacks, where he soon discovers that the murder of his informant was only the tip of the iceberg. This breach of trust runs up to the highest levels of power, and exposing it may drag Kolarich into the fight of his life.
©2011 David Ellis (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This was an interesting story that kept me listening. I like this genre so even though it may have had a familiar ring, I still liked it. This is the first time I've listened to this author. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it was too heavy on the profanity. I liked the characters and kept waiting to see how things would all work out. I wondered how the main character was going to get out of his apparent trouble by the end of the book. Worth a listen.
And a real driver is at the helm. This isn't terrific fiction, but you won't hate yourself for listening to it. It's a big sprawling plot with our hero cruising an obstacle course between corruption and evil.He's everybody's target, but he's nobody's fool, without being comically bulletproof. There's real suspense and real tension here. Loved the narrator.
Yes I would listen again - but not for some time. Would prefer to "read" more of his work first.
Great plot as I was driving from WA to SA over the Nullabor. Didn't want to stop.
I wasn't sure...never read this author before, but got it on the $5 deal. I'd have been happy with it at full price! Really an enjoyable story. Very well done by the narrator, realistic and not over the top. I really love the wit of this author, he's quite sharp. As I type this I'm downloading another from Mr. Ellis. If it's like this one, I'll be quite happy!
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I liked this book- it kept you guessing how the main character would get out of his mess by the end of the book. It was about corruption and trying to do the right thing. I enjoy this type of book but had never read this author before.
I like to listen to adventure stories and funny stories. I have a real preference for travel tales and sometimes even enjoy a good mystery. I love fiction, but also like to learn facts. I like all kinds of stories. Follow me, if you do too!
I have not had the pleasure of reading the print version, but I did find this book to be very intriguing and entertaining.
Yes! I kept wondering "who dun it"! I thought the story was interesting, yet convincing.
no - I haven't, but I would certainly listen to him again.
no extreme reactions- just an interesting story about a lawyer who gets involved with a political campaign in order to solve a murder.
good listen, highly-recommended
It was performed well. It always kept you on your feet.
Harlen Coben -Shelter. Both main characters do the right thing.
He is Great!
Keeps you guessing all the way through!
Tell the story
yes- I see some potential.
Yes, his writing is pretty good, but the characters were flat and there was no tension created between them. It was a good enough read to pass the time while traveling though.
Don't have one.
The political corruption angle wasn't unique in any way and I really did not get attached to any of the characters. It was an OK story, but not over 3 stars for me. The narrator started out pretty good, but I soon found that he was going to sound the same throughout the book, regardless of the situation. His voice did not lend itself to tension, which was sorely missing. Hard to tell if that was because of the writing or if he was a little bored while reading.
One of the best books that I have read
It kept you guessing
Jason Kolarich - the main character
I bought this book during an audible sale and recommendation. One of the best reads in a long while. It kept you guessing all through the book until the end.
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