A badly burned body with a fresh incision and a missing kidney leads Walt into the clandestine world of an organ trader ring that has set up shop in Kansas City.
Walt is determined to bring to justice the bootleggers, who purchase body parts from the disadvantaged and sell them to people with means, until a relative from Maggie's past turns up needing a kidney to survive.
Once again, Walt discovers that very little in his world is black and white.
I love how Robert Thornhill is able to write humor and current issues into one. The series of Lady Justice is appropriately titled. The relationship of Walt, Maggie, Ox, Judy, Willie is so special. Like the story said, sometimes life just doesn't make sense. The issue of Black Market Organ Trading is real and scary, but it makes one ponder to what means they would go. George Kuch continues to perform all of the characters with distinguishable voices. This team of author and narrator is so good. Kansas City is the setting of this series, and the imagery is very fitting. I love how each book is a standalone listen, yet has tidbits from previous books included. The inclusion of "Dead Man Walking" in regards to people on the organ donation list added humor to a grim subject. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily wrote this review. I will continue to listen to more books by this talented author and narrator. Choices are based on circumstances in our life.
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The author provided me with a complimentary copy of this audiobook with no expectation of a review. I love this series and George Kuch is an amazing narrator. His "voice" for the characters are always spot on. There hasn't been a single book in this series that I haven't liked. If you haven't started this series yet, what are you waiting for? You won't regret it.
I really enjoyed this book up until the very end. Walt and the rest of the "gang" are always fun, not knowing what trouble they will get into next keeps the excitement there. I liked how this one involved more of Walts wife, and can totally understand his side of the whole shopping experience... been there done most of it... lol.
I gave the story only 4 stars because i didn't like the "reflections" at the end. I have my own opinions on all of that and felt like i was sitting through a lecture given by the author on his thoughts about a subject that can be very touchy and encompassed more than just the main topic of organ traders. Bringing in the topic of drugs in this opinion at the end just made me want to quit listening all together since it should be topics to be discussed, not lectured on.
I was given this book for an unbiased review.
This edition brings the illegal trade in replacement body parts off the streets of Rio and Eastern Europe and into the jurisdiction of ordinary people and law enforcement right here at home. Every alarming segment in this fictional account can be verified by local and state law enforcement wherever the reader lives. Scary stuff.
Even so, there is enough situational and verbal humor in here to lighten it up.
I requested and received a free audio review copy from a giveaway, and my prejudices are from a lifetime career as an RN in hospitals, rehab, and jails in the Midwest.
I am a huge fan of Robert Thornhill. This is book 16 in this wonderful series. Robert always has a topic he wants to get across. In this book it is the controversial subject of organ harvesting. Walt and his friends get caught up in this subject and the ugly side of selling organs is highlighted. Robert does such a great job of bringing a little humor into a very serious issue. As always this was so well done. Then you have George Kuch who does this amazing job of narrating these books. I heat his voice and can picture Walt in my mind. I listened to this book with my Mom who is 80 and she loved it too. I was gifted this book by the author and thank you so much. This review is 100% mine and true.
Although this tackles a series topic, it's done in a way that doesn't feel heavy. It's thought provoking and really makes you question good vs evil. The comedic relief provided by Walt & the whole gang is what makes this series what it is. Another home run!
Indeed, there is no better way to bring in the new year than this powerful collection of stories , this is my 16th book of Walt and his adventures...What I love best is the true human element to all of Robert Thornhill's novel's... For those who are fans of the genre, this is a true gem and highly recommended for anyone who dares to open the book...but once started, be warned it will be difficult to put it down. It's gripping, exciting, and every bit a page turner as the author's previous works!
George Kuch is the perfect narrator, he brings life to Walt and his gang, making it more than a story but more like following the excerpts of a group of friends..
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."
Robert Thornhill delves into the pros and cons of yet another controversial subject. Always food for thought. Very well written.
George Kuch 's voice has become an old friend! He always brings his characters to life.
I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
I love this series, it’s got mystery, funny shenanigans, and a great storyline. I love how this author talks about some very serious subjects but yet brings it to a level of entertainment. I voluntarily give this unbiased review in exchange for a free copy of this book.
I love these books. Each one gets more thought provoking than the last. They give you something to think about long after the story is over. Great characters, good plot, and I enjoy the narrator. Definitely worth a listen, unless you don't want to see the world we live in under a different light. then I would skip it.