This latest book in Teresa Burrell's Advocate's series is narrated by John Bell. Her heroin Attorney Sabre Brown receives a call from her brother who..Show More » has been in Witness Protection for the last 7 years. He believes someone knows where he is and that they are trying to kill him. Apparently he has been moved around the country from place to place trying to stay safe and hidden. After the latest incident he is on the run. He doesn't trust those protecting him any longer. So Sabre has to juggle her defence of children in juvenile court as well as find and protect her brother. Since no one can know where he is, including Sabre, she must use her Nancy Drew like Skills and her trusty Private Investigator J.P. to find where her brother Ron is hiding. Unfortunatly She is not the only person looking for Ron. Apparently every where he has been moved people connected to his case have been found murdered. Some in law enforcement believe Ron is the killer, Sabre must save her brother and prove his innocence without getting killed herself. This is by far the most thrilleresque book in the series. All the books have been great mysteries with danger and intrigue but this one takes Sabre and crew to a new level. I enjoyed listening to this book and narrator John Bell did a good job telling the stories. This is the first time a Male narrator has been used in this series, and maybe that did raise the level of intrigue in the listening, but I have to say I prefer hearing a female voice narrating this series. Overall the author was kept me interested in the characters and I am ready for the next book where there might be a little romance in store for Sabre Brown. I will have to wait and see.
This book was given to me as a gift for an honest review all six of Teresa Burrell's Advocate's series are available at Audible.com.
Teresa Burrell's created memorable characters, starting with Sabre Orin Brown, a child advocate, practicing in children's courts in San Diego. There'..Show More »s gentleman former cop/investigator/cowboy/boyfriend, J.P. Thorne, who has some colorful laugh-out-loud sayings - and In Burrell's books, colorful doesn't mean vulgar. Ron Brown, Sabre's brother, is back in a supporting role. Listening to "The Advocate's Geocache" (2015) is like a welcome visit to old friends.
The premise of this book is (obviously) geocaching, a built in mystery/treasure hunt that anyone can do in real life. Burrell parallels the mystery Sabre solves with clues in caches. Some hints are a bit of a stretch, but I figured out several clues immediately. It's an age thing. References that would be obscure to younger people - people the ages Sabre and Ron are - were readily apparent to me. Instead of getting frustrated that the characters didn't figure it out, I was amused, wondering when they'd get enough research done to put things together. I was also amusedly waiting for George Carlin to appear and he did - but sans his 7 dirty words (Federal Communications Commission v Pacifica Foundation (1978) 438 US 726.)
I like that Sabre's not a run-of-the mill criminal attorney. Her court beat is a children's court. Burrell has probably heard some pretty horrifying things as an attorney, but they're not in this book. She's created a mostly amusing family - the McFerrins (it's a listen, so my spelling might be wrong). The oldest boy is Conway Twitty McFerrin, and he's got siblings saddled with names like Reba McEntire McFerrin and Dolly Parton McFerrin. And the mother - Brandi McFerrin - I could see her high teased hair and rhinestone hair pins in my mind.
Having a male narrator works fine for The Advocate series, but I'm not wild about John Bell as a narrator. I liked him better with this book than I did with "The Advocate's Felony" (2014). His narration of Sabre is good, and Brandi worked - but the other minor female characters - well, they all sounded like heavy smokers. Even the kids.
The title of this review is an eggcorn (which Merriam-Webster defines as "A word or phrase that sounds like and is mistakenly used in a seemingly logical or plausible way for another word or phrase") that Brandi uses several times. It's a great phrase in this book.
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