From the authors of the thrilling masterpiece, Hunt or Be Hunted, comes the bone-chilling tale of one man's efforts to save his wife. Alan Burch is the perfect cop, that comes from a long bloodline of officers. But what if his perfect life is suddenly turned upside down when his wife is abducted? Alan will be forced to do all of the things that he was sworn to protect against. There's someone watching his every move! There's no one left to trust! So, Alan has no choice but to play along. He struggles to keep a clear focus, while fighting off unwanted advances from his best friend's seductive wife. Find out in this sexy, action-packed thriller, just how far one man will have to go, in order to save his true love!
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Yes. There was plenty of action and I have friends that would enjoy this a lot.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
Personally, I was fairly indifferent but not displeased.
What about Robert Rossmann’s performance did you like?
His voice was pleasant
Was Cop Games worth the listening time?
Any additional comments?
The narrator is excellent. I had no trouble at all differentiating between characters. The sound of the narrator’s voice was pleasant on my ear and made hearing the story a very pleasant experience.
There are some great descriptions within the story. For most of my journey through the story, I was very clear about the settings. The intimate scenes are a little awkward in their beginnings, but they fall into a good rhythm after a bit.
I had some trouble with believability in several parts of the story due to some inconsistencies with the reality of the fiction; i.e. if he didn’t trust her, he never would have fallen asleep near her.
I have always been put off by the use of “I know it doesn’t make any sense” said by a character because it is an easy way out of a problem. The same goes for over explanation between two characters. Frankly, some things need to be left for the reader to conclude themselves and there was a lot of excessive explaining within the story which left me with a defensive feeling regarding my ability to understand what is going on without having it spelled out completely for me.
The tale itself was great. I found it interesting enough to keep my attention in one sitting, but the whole piece would have benefitted from a structure edit. There was a touch of confusion that I didn’t feel a sense of resolution about. There are some weak spots including a few tense issues and some plot holes, stereotypes and cliches. Solutions or explanations were conveniently invented along the way to solve problems that came up. These explanations would have been better hinted at earlier in the story.
Despite the small handful of things that needled at me I truly enjoyed the story and I look forward to more.
Would you consider the audio edition of Cop Games to be better than the print version?
I have not read the print version, but enjoyed the audio edition.
What other book might you compare Cop Games to and why?
What does Robert Rossmann bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
His voice work while quoting the anti-hero really hit home for me. I feel as though I could hear him live in the flesh.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Spoiler Alert: I would said that I was most intrigued when "The Host" introduced himself and how eerie he was.
Any additional comments?
Great Book and I enjoyed. I listened through in 3 or 4 sittings. Great Job.