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Edge of Justice

Narrated by: Dan Abrams
Series: Burnes Brothers, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
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A woman lies dead in the shadow of a Rocky Mountain peak. To the police who found her, she was just another thrill-seeking climber who fell to her death. But to a cop who has climbed all his life, this fall was no accident. He knows that a killer is in these mountains and that the next victim has already been chosen. Now, the only way to stop a series of murders is to go where the killer is - up to the pinnacle of terror....

Combining high-altitude climbing action with sizzling courtroom drama and raw tension, The Edge of Justice is a thriller like no other. Set amid the towering beauty of Wyoming and the gritty underbelly of crime, here is storytelling on a grand scale - a gut-wrenching debut novel that features one of recent fiction’s most original and complex heroes: Special Agent Antonio Burns - climber, cop, brother, son, risk-taker. 

Burns knows the hunger that drives climbers up the faces of mountains - it’s a hunger that has shaped his life and pushed his brother, Roberto, onto the wrong side of the law. A climber by nature, a cop by trade, Anton has come to Laramie, Wyoming, to investigate a young woman’s deadly plunge. But as he digs deeper into the case, Anton is certain he has found a murder...and a stunning connection to the trial of two men about to be executed for a crime they did not commit. 

But Anton is running out of time. As two lives hang in the balance, another woman is killed, and Anton believes the answers he seeks are hidden amid a dangerous group of climbers...and in the towering shadows of jagged peaks. 

Suddenly, Anton knows he has only one option. With a beautiful reporter sharing his investigation, he must make a harrowing ascent up a forbidding mountainside - to bring a killer down from the deadliest kind of high....

Racing to a white-knuckle climax on treacherous high-altitude terrain, The Edge of Justice is a novel of runaway tension: fresh, intelligent, and as unforgettably menacing as it gets.

©2002 Clinton McKinzie (P)2002 Books on Tape, Inc.

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"This gets good marks for ringing a change or two on the chase thriller." (Publishers Weekly)
"McKinzie has talent: a sense of character and dialogue, the imagination to construct a unique and complex plot....Worth reading." (Booklist)

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  • Peter
  • Middletown, CT, United States
  • 03-15-07

not just for climbers

I really enjoyed this book. A good detective thriller with plenty of action. Excellent character development; I actually cared about the lead character...plenty of "shawshank" moments. The climbing descriptions were well done and allow non-climbers to follow along.
Would like to see this authors other books in this series also offered by audible.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great Book

This book was very fun to listen to on my daily walks. I would keep walking because I kept wanting to know what happened next. I love the climbing scenes and the feel of life in Wyoming. I hope Audible gets this author's other books because I'd get them all.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Breaks new frontiers in the genre

If you are a fan of good suspense this is a book you will enjoy. It has excellent dialog, creepy bad guys heroics where they belong and a great ensemble. I used to climb a lot and this book dips into that culture but does not go so far as to be a climbing thriller, climbing is just a prop and a well done one. Corrupt government officials, a cover up, and a dramatic finish that keeps you hanging on to every word are what carry the novel. Highly recommended, exciting book.

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