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Publisher's Summary

Career criminal Longview Moody, on the run from killers, assumes his dead twin brother's identity as the new chief of police of a Texas town that's being terrorized by a Mexican drug cartel. To pull off the deadly deception, Longview desperately works to become the kind of cop and man that his brother was. But when the two lives he's living converge, he's forced to embrace the violence within him to get justice...and vengeance.

©2018 Robert Dunn (P)2018 Brash Books LLC

Critic Reviews

 “Robert Dunn unloads both barrels - Dead Man's Badge is a fast, furious shootout from beginning to end. This tale of corrupt cops, cartel killers, and one bad guy just trying to make good, lingers like gun smoke. Bloody, dark, and pistol-whip smart, it's Border noir at its best.” (J. Todd Scott, author of The Far Empty

“Fans of Clint Eastwood's spaghetti westerns will find a lot to like.” (Publishers Weekly)

"In Dunn's capable hands, readers will jump onboard for the ride. Dunn is a gifted writer and he opens Dead Man's Badge with one of the most gripping scenes I've ever read. Fans of grit will love this fast-paced book." (Mystery Scene Magazine)

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  • D. Porter
  • Galesburg, il United States
  • 08-07-18

Great Author, Great Narrator, Great Book

I unlike other people did not get a free copy of the book. Thank goodness I did. If I hadn't I would not have had the privilege of finding such a talented new author. I loved the narrators cool emotions for the main character, just how I pictured him. I could almost feel the heat on my skin and dust in my mouth from the incredibly detailed descriptions of the book settings. The plot had enough twist and turns to keep my interest at peak levels. The characters were well thought out and evoked the appropriate emotion (love or disgust) each time they appeared. Dialogue and plot were spot on point. Can't wait to see what else comes out this incredible authors stable!

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  • RJ
  • Cottage Grove, MN, United States
  • 07-10-18

Great story, bad narrator!

As we enter the immense desert of the Southwest we find our protagonist Longview Moody digging his own grave. Longview’s luck did not improve all that much throughout the book. Longview’s twin brother, former Ranger and now police chief gets himself killed in Longview’s trailer. Longview decides to take his brother’s place and heads for the small Texas town to find out whether it was he or his brother that was targeted. What Longview walks into is a huge conspiracy of crime and corruption between the Mexican Cartel, DEA enforcement, and the local police. Throughout the story Longview struggles with who he is and who his brother would have been. The intricate story between players is exceptional to say the least. What would have made it five star is a better narrator than the dead pan voice we are given. I put up with the voice because the story was so good. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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  • TU
  • 08-02-18

For the most part I rather liked it

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I thought this was a pretty good book. The story is interesting and grabbed my attention pretty quickly. It was engaging enough that I kept with it. The narrator was just ok. His voices, were good, it was just that there were these slightly too long pauses between sentences. It annoyed me, but not so much that I couldn't finish the book.

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a good book

the book was very interesting the development of the scenario was very good everything was written with a big amount of thought behind it and as a listener and a reader you can see it the narrator did a good enough job I think it could have done a tiny bit better but overall the book was so good that I enjoyed it very much
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review

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Good story Bad narration

The narrator's was very annoying, he never put any emotion in his voice. Good story.

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Great Story - Great Narrator

This was an excellent audiobook! Not only was the story intriguing and suspenseful, but the narrator had me wanting to hear more. He portrayed the characters excellently. The main character, Longview Moody sounded just as I would have imagined him: cool, calm and totally in control… kind of like a Clint Eastwood movie. The narrator’s flawless Mexican accent worked perfectly for the characters they represented. And I absolutely loved the “down home” low tone and Texas accent of Buick Tindall, Moody’s father. Perfect vibe!

I finished the audiobook in just two sessions. I couldn’t stop listening. Each chapter was better than the one before it.
The story begins with Longview Moody digging his own grave and ends with him changing his life and many of those around him. Great stuff!

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