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Dying Games Audiobook

Dying Games

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Washington, DC: Twin brothers are found drowned in a Perspex box, one gagged and strapped to a chair. It's the latest in a series of cruel and elaborate murders with two things in common: the killer has left a family history chart at each crime scene, and the victims all have a connection to genealogical sleuth Jefferson Tayte.

Hoping his insight and expertise will help solve the case, the FBI summon Tayte back to the capital. But as he struggles to crack the clues, the killer strikes again - and again. Tayte is known as the best in the business, but this time he's up against a genealogical mastermind who always seems to be one step ahead.

With the clock ticking and the body count rising, Tayte finds himself racked with guilt, his reputation and career in tatters. The killer is running rings around him; is it only a matter of time before he comes for the ultimate target?

This is the sixth book in the Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery series, but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story.

©2017 Steve Robinson (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Peter Randburg, South Africa 05-07-17
    Peter Randburg, South Africa 05-07-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Fast pace and entertaining"

    What I like is a book that sucks you in right from the start. It is all go and keeps moving. Its so refreshing to read - in this case listen - to something that has such a different plot to most who dunnits.

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    "Great Read!"

    I have read the whole series and am anxiously waiting for the next one in the series.

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    laura Florence, AL, United States 05-16-17
    laura Florence, AL, United States 05-16-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent!"

    I cannot say enough about this series! Mysteries aren't my favorite category of books, but I forget that it isn't when reading Steve Robinson's work. This series is based on a genealogist who does charts for clients who tend to need help solving mysteries along the way. The characters are well written and likable (except for the bad guys). The story keeps you guessing, with lots of history, action and adventure thrown in. There is a terrifying serial killer on the loose, who is picking Tate's former clients' family members for his victims, leaving genealogical clues to be solved in time to save the victim. I would say that Simon Vance does an excellent job with the narration, but you already know that if you know who Simon Vance is!

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    Mark Dulebohn Jr Saint Paul, MN United States 05-13-17
    Mark Dulebohn Jr Saint Paul, MN United States 05-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "not that bad"

    Its a decent listen. not quite as good as his others in the series. It didn't seem like he put a lot of thought and creativity in the story. You can pretty much figure out who the genius was. then he tells you at the beginning of part 2. It makes the last few hours kind of difficult to listen to. other than that it was good.

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    karin ketterson robinson 05-12-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Another Winner!"
    If you could sum up Dying Games in three words, what would they be?

    Great genealogical mystery!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The protagonist, Jefferson Tate, is my hands down favorite. He is not a superman, but rather a flawed human being who sometimes wins, sometimes loses, but ultimately is successful due to his stubbornness and sense of honor.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The end! Simon Vance is an amazing narrator. He brings every book he reads to life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There are always feelings of sadness in crime novels involving murder(s). I can help extending the story in my mind to the impact on the victim's loved ones.


    Any additional comments?

    Hoping this is not the last we will hear of Jefferson Tate.

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    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 05-11-17
    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 05-11-17 Member Since 2012

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    "Another Good Mystery--Hope Not Last One"

    Another great genealogical mystery but with a twist. JT is hanging out with Jean in London when he gets called back to his home town, Washington, DC, to help the FBI solve what appears to be a serial killer murdering people with a connection to the research done by JT over his career. He partners up with an FBI researcher and they set to work to solve the mysteries set up by the killer. It becomes clear that the killer is killing people with a family connection to past genealogy searches JT has done. There is lots of hurry up in the research and it becomes clear that the killer is toying with JT and that JT is his real target. This book has all the same intrigue as the first five of this series but it has a sense that it is the last book. I hope not. I love this series and especially like the writing style and the narrator Simon Vance really brings Jefferson Tayte to life. Treat yourself and read the first five books in order BEFORE reading this one.

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    "A brilliant read."

    This is the sixth book in the Jefferson Tayte saga it is also the best. The plot is fascinating. It is impossible to guess the next twist and there are lots o twists that enforce you to carry on reading just one more chapter. JT is such a good character that I hope the author will continue to write about him. Great stuff, Steve?

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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