I am surprised by the quality of this 4 hour detective mystery. The author is new to me as is the narrator. The author is obviously committed to writ..Show More »ing detective mysteries without any use of crude language and without any sex scenes. That is unimportant to me; the quality of the story is. The author delivers.
This 4.5 hour crime story is superb in every way. John C Dalglish writes with an economy of words while using the right words. Narration is as good..Show More » as the story. I highly recommend this audiobook for those looking for exceptionally well written and well narrated modern detective novels. The most economical way to purchase it is using Whispersync for Voice at Amazon.com.
A man arrives home, late, intentionally because since his divorce there's no pleasure in it anymore. Unfortunately, on this night, it's worse than usu..Show More »al: A killer is waiting. He is shot and killed.
Peter Brandt, a Dallas homicide detective, begins to investigate and quickly finds himself deep in the weeds of politics, corporate intrigue, and a love triangle. This is a short novel, a tightly plotted police procedural set in Dallas. Dalglish builds up his characters--both living and dead--convincingly. This is written with respect for the police but not a false sense that they're perfect, and I like to see both those traits in a good police procedural.
I don't know Dallas, so I can't say how true it is to the city, but other readers who say they know Dallas seem happy with it, so probably no major blunders. The narrator has a good, clear, strong voice, which is not only true to the main viewpoint character, but also good for the listener.