Cold Lake

David Wolf Series, Book 5
Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins
Series: David Wolf, Book 5
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
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The truth emerges one piece at a time.

When a fisherman reels in a plastic bag containing a severed human head from the depths of Cold Lake, Colorado, Sheriff David Wolf and his deputies scramble to the scene, and quickly realize there are more surprises to be found below.

Their grim discoveries reopen a cold case Wolf's father worked 22 years ago, and Wolf must try to succeed where his father failed before him. Wolf has the advantage on his dad, however, because he has bodies. Lots of them.

Amid sweeping political changes that have his department and the entire county on edge, Wolf and his deputies come to the disturbing realization that there is a dangerous serial killer in their midst - one who will stop at nothing to remain hidden.

Can Wolf and his deputies unveil the truth before someone pays the ultimate price?

This fifth installment of the David Wolf Mystery-Thriller series is chock-full of suspense, mystery, and action that will keep you riveted through the final sentence.

©2014 Jeff Carson (P)2017 Cross Atlantic Publishing
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Gritty fast paced suspense procedural...

Wow! If I thought the first four books were good, this one is amazing!
This book involves two counties sheriff departments merging and David Wolf being sucked into a dirty fight to keep his position as sheriff.
After the severed head is fished out of a lake, it reopens a case that began two decades ago. But it now appears that the murderer never left the area because he's gone into full swing again. As divers search the lake more bodies are found. People in town are getting killed and Wolf hasn't a clue who's doing this. And then he looses someone very close to him.
Meanwhile there's a beautiful woman living alone and isolated in the woods on a mountain. Wolf fears for her safety, her parents both disappeared 20 years ago when Wolf's father (who was sheriff at that time) was investigating.
What Wolf finds when he starts digging into other towns and counties leads him to someone very close to home. Someone who almost kills him and his deputies.
The tension ratchets up and I couldn't put this down. The author does a great job fleshing out believable characters. He. vividly describes the environment and locations making it easy to "see".
Narration by Sean Patrick Hopkins is excellent.
This series has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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honor above all - never quit.

i listen to books while. commuting and found myself sitting in the car more times than not to at least get to end of a chapter - getting ready for the next

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loved it going back to read 1-4 excellent narratio

Loved it going back to liten to 1- 4 orderd 6 as it is a follow on. excellent narration

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Great start and Ending

Enjoyed the narrator did a find job. Jeff Carson this book is my first book and listen to of his. I will read more of his book very entertaining for me!

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Audible narrator saved this book! Story has an unsatisfying ending with too many loose threads


5 stars for Narrator Sean Patrick Hopkins
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2 stars for Jeff Carson’s book

I highly recommend the Audiobook version featuring Narrator Sean Patrick Hopkins’ brilliant voice-acting.

Longmire-like police procedural storyline—which starts strong—but as the story develops, too many subplots and side stories are introduced, including some that aren’t resolved. Tertiary characters are included for the sole purpose of adding to the body count.

Although I enjoy plot twists in my crime fiction reads, I prefer the author not include subplots that go nowhere. I also dislike hanging threads that might or might not be resolved in the next book.

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enjoyed very much looking forward to the next book

narrator was great enjoyed the book very much. and looking forward to his next book

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Excellent story and a great narrator

I loved this book. This is the 5th book in the series and I didn't know that when I bought it..but it didn't matter. It was a fabulous story and the narrator did a great job. I have already gotten the first book in the David Wolf series and will be reading all of them!

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Kept me on the edge of my chair

This book had its share of twists and turns. I found it extremely entertaining and couldn't put it down. I recommend this book 5 even if you haven't read any of the others before this, which I have read the series. Great story and I read a lot of books.

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NOT Michael Connolly

Amazon said if I liked Michael Connolly I would love Jeff Carson. Cold Lake never got off the ground after Five chapters and an hour listening. I could not take the punishment any longer and shut it off. In one hour less than five minutes on the finding of a body in the lake and 55 minutes about the sheriffs re-election campaign and its effects in existing employees. I could care less about it. Boring non plot.

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Great read and listen..


Another good read from Jeff Carson. I really like Sheriff David Wolf. This one was about a fisherman who brought up a head in a plastic bag then 6 more heads were brought up by divers, as well as bags holding the rest of the victims’ other body parts. A lot of bags. AND I was surprised at what happened to Sarah, Wolf’s ex-wife, who he was dating again.

AND I was totally surprised at who the killer was.

I guess I have to read the next book, since the election happened and Wolf is no longer sheriff. That horrible MacLean has taken Wolf’s place. I’m guessing that’s temporary. Who knows?

Anyway, there’s no sex in this book and the F-bomb was used 1 time.

As to the narration: Sean Patrick Hopkins has a good reading voice and does the men’s voices just fine but the needs to work on the women’s voices.

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  • Lillian
  • 05-01-19

Great series and Great story worth getting

Rrally enjoy all the books great storirs and great narration. Got the next one ready to listen too.