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As Sam Acquillo tells us in the early part of Back Lash, "Not everyone gets to live their adult lives orbiting a central mystery." But that's how it's been for Sam, whose entire existence has been defined by a single horrific event. Now that event has reached out from the deep past, an unwanted visitor, and Sam is forced to unpack, like a Russian doll, secrets within secrets, each more ominous than the one before. What is revealed would be disturbing enough were it not also so personal - not a welcome development for a man who once said, "Avoidance, rationalization, and denial are highly underrated coping strategies."

The action moves from Southampton to the Bronx, where Sam once prowled in the part-time care of his father, owner of a truck-repair business and of a temper that stood out even on the mean streets. It's here that Sam learns that evil history doesn't only repeat itself, it can improve upon the original; that no matter how things change, the world of cops and criminals, priests, power brokers, wise guys, and even wiser old bartenders stays the same - or gets much, much worse.

©2016 Chris Knopf (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Amy Metz
  • Louisville, KY, United States
  • 07-01-17

Love this series

Chris Knopf never disappoints, and Keith Szarabajka is the perfect narrator for Sam Aquillo books. A thoroughly enjoyable read . . . er listen. Love this series.

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love love love Sam Acquillo

I was totally excited waiting for this book to be available. I love these books, this narrator and Chris Knopfs work in general. The story and new characters are interesting, while the old characters feel like good friends.