• Death to the Chief

  • Atlanta Murder Squad, Book 2
  • By: Lance McMillian
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (338 ratings)

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Death to the Chief

By: Lance McMillian
Narrated by: Christopher Lane
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Publisher's Summary

Modern-day Georgia. The state Supreme Court celebrates the opening of its new courthouse, but the chief justice - shot dead in his chambers - is late to the party.

Enter ex-lawyer Chance Meridian. Pressed into service by an offer he cannot refuse, Chance launches the search for the bold killer. But dirty politics is part of Atlanta’s DNA. The town is full of secrets - secrets too damning to see the light of sunshine. And if Chance cannot crack the case and fast, the next murder on the court’s docket could be his own.

A stand-alone follow-up to the best-selling The Murder of Sara Barton, Death to the Chief is a thrilling legal mystery that oozes with intrigue and suspense.

©2021 Lance McMillian (P)2021 Podium Audio

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Christopher Lane’s narration is superb!!

Excellent mystery featuring the protagonist from the book The Murder of Sara Barton. Chance Meridian is a complex character full of internal conflicts. As a prosecutor he made sure the defendant in his last case was found guilty. Not all his methods were exactly legal. Following that case he chose to leave public service, moved to the country and basically became a recluse with his dog.
When the Chief Justice is murdered he is pressed into accepting another case. He’s told that an old lover of his will be appointed to the office but only if he accepts. He does.
This is a really good mystery. The murderer will surprise you.
Christopher Lane does does an outstanding job narrating. I wish he would narrate more mysteries. I love his delivery of sarcasm !
Very HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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This is great

I cant wait to read the next one in the series..This is unpredictable.Narration is sublime.

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Couldn’t stop listening!

There’s something about that southern voice that comforts! I love mysteries that keep me thinking until the end.

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Love this series

I have been looking for a good series for awhile now! Hope this one doesn’t just end at 3 books.

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  • jb
  • 10-19-22

FANTASTIC--a real thriller!!!

I liked the first book in the series, The Murder of Sara Barton. I really LOVED this book. Older characters are beloved by now. New characters dazzle in the dizzying array of possibities. Christopher Lane's narration is an absolute joy.

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Predictable

Good story but very predictable. Christopher Lane is awesome. Not sure I want to hear more from this author.

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Death to the Chief

Another slam dunk! Love the author, the story and the narrator. Can’t wait to read the next one. An added gem is the often mention of Christian reliefs.

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2>1

Generally speaking, I enjoyed the first book. Enough to read the follow up. I could not put this down. This was phenomenal.

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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

Read the first book and loved it, but this book in my opinion is better. Can't wait for the next book. Don't pass this one up.

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This series is amazing

The way it’s written and performed keeps me captivated from beginning to end. Meridian is one of my favorite characters! He has a heart and realizes his faults. I was sobbing at one point because the story touched my heart. A must read/listen

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  • 08-07-22

Really Good

Enjoyed the audio from all perspectives.
Good plot well narrated. Like the way this author writes.

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  • Ben Podd
  • 09-14-22

Good story, shame about the narrator !

I enjoy these books, easy to follow and clever. The only down part was the narrator- he performed the story well just he sounds like a ageing Forrest Gump - and the main character is 40 - just didn’t really fit.