Kovac and Liska
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  • 1
    Ashes to Ashes | Tami Hoag

    Ashes to Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1130)
    Performance
    (1000)
    Story
    (995)

    He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and he won't stop there. Only this time there is a witness. But she isn't talking. Enter Kate Conlan, former FBI agent turned victim/witness advocate. Not even she can tell if the reluctant witness is a potential victim or something more troubling still.

    A Good Mystery

    I don't know that audio would be better than print it depends on your preference. I like to listen to books my husband likes to hold a book in his han..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 01 2015 by J. Marceaux (Katy, TX)
  • 2
    Dust to Dust: A Novel | Tami Hoag

    Dust to Dust: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1828)
    Performance
    (1623)
    Story
    (1612)

    Sorry. The single word is written on a mirror. In front of it hangs a Minneapolis Internal Affairs cop. Was it suicide? Or a kinky act turned tragic? Either way, it wasn't murder. At least not according to the powers that be. But veteran homicide detective Sam Kovac and his wisecracking, ambitious partner, Nikki Liska, think differently. Together they begin to dig at the too-neat edges of the young cop's death, uncovering one motive - and one suspect - after another.

    Typical Tami - TERRIFIC!

    I would definitely prefer the audio version but only because it's difficult anymore to slow down long enough to actually read. With the audio...I can ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 27 2015 by midnitemilkyway (Texas)
  • 3
    Prior Bad Acts | Tami Hoag

    Prior Bad Acts

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (927)
    Performance
    (441)
    Story
    (436)

    It was a crime so brutal, it changed the lives of even the most hardened homicide cops. The Haas family murders left a scar on the community nothing can erase, but everyone agrees that convicting the killer, Karl Dahl, is a start. Only Judge Carey Moore seems to be standing in the way. Her ruling that Dahl's prior criminal record is inadmissible raises a public outcry, and puts the judge in grave danger.

    maybe a 3 1/2

    This was a good book. I liked the main characters and their bantering back and forth. The story and the twists were good too. The narrator was too ..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 02 2009 by mary (VENTURA, CA, United States)
  • 3.5
    The 1st Victim | Tami Hoag

    The 1st Victim

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (171)
    Story
    (173)

    New Year's Day is a time for new beginnings, but Minneapolis homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are focused on endings: specifically, the tragic end of their latest murder victim, an unidentified young woman discovered on the side of the freeway. Believed to be the victim of a serial killer, Kovac and Liska are determined to do the girl the small justice of returning her body to her family as they investigate her case, but it is no simple task matching the broken corpse to any of the scores of missing persons reports.

    Buy The 9th Girl and forget this one.

    This "book" is really an excerpt from The 9th Girl. It's only a little more than 1 hour long and adds about 10 minutes of new information. What a rip ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 31 2015 by Quillen Kay ()
  • 4
    The 9th Girl | Tami Hoag

    The 9th Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2253)
    Performance
    (2011)
    Story
    (2014)

    On a frigid New Year’s Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman’s brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Was it personal? Or could it just have been a crime of opportunity?

    Not Fond of Narrator, Characters Sterotypical

    Zombie Doe, a young girl who had been tortured and was dead or nearly dead by New Years Eve, is thrown from the trunk of a dark sedan into the path of..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 20 2013 by Sires (Chesapeake, OH, United States)
  • 5
    Cold Cold Heart | Tami Hoag

    Cold Cold Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2787)
    Performance
    (2476)
    Story
    (2467)

    Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until she was kidnapped by a notorious serial killer. A year has passed since she defeated her attacker, but Dana is still physically, emotionally, and psychologically scarred by her ordeal, with aftereffects including PTSD and memory loss. In an attempt to put herself back together after surviving the unthinkable, Dana returns to her hometown. But it doesn't provide the comfort she expects.

    First Tami Hoag book I've had

    I was pleasantly surprised to find such a great storyline that suggests multiple suspicious characters right up to the point you learn who the bad per..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 27 2015 by April ()
  • 6
    The Bitter Season | Tami Hoag

    The Bitter Season

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (987)
    Performance
    (875)
    Story
    (876)

    As the dreary, bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless. After moving to the cold case squad in order to spend more time with her sons, she misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter, the sense of urgency of hunting a murderer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac. Sam is having an even harder time adjusting to Nikki's absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than pieces of Sam's wardrobe.

    Another Tami Hoag Problem Novel

    Darn, darn, darn. I am a long time fan of Tami Hoag suspense novels, especially the Kovac and Linska series. Two books back I ended up disappointed w..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 24 2016 by Sires (Chesapeake, OH, United States)