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What if a man is placed in the Federal Witness Protection Program against his will?

And doesn't even know what he supposedly knows that merits a new name, a new identity, a new life?

Jay Johnson is an Average Joe, a 30-something guy with a job in telephone sales, a regular pick-up basketball game, and a devoted girlfriend he seems ready to marry. But one weekday afternoon, he's abducted on a Los Angeles Metro train, tranquilized, interrogated, and his paper trail obliterated. What did he see, what terrible crime - or criminal - is he keeping secret? It must be something awfully big. The trouble is, Jay has no clue.

Furious and helpless, and convinced that the government has made a colossal mistake, Jay is involuntarily relocated to a community on Catalina Island - which turns out to be inhabited mainly by other protected witnesses. Isolated in a world of strangers, Jay begins to realize that only way out is through the twisted maze of lies and unreliable memories swirling through his own mind. If he can locate - or invent - a repressed memory that might satisfy the Feds, maybe he can make it back to the mainland and his wonderful, even if monotonous, life.

Set in a noir contemporary L.A. and environs, Fifty Mice is a Hitchcockian thriller as surreal and mysterious as a Kafka nightmare. Chilling, paranoiac, and thoroughly original, it will have listeners grasping to distinguish what is real and what only seems that way.

©2014 Daniel Pyne (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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very refreshing

Where does Fifty Mice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

unpredictable and refreshing - I've listened to a lot of mysteries!

What did you like best about this story?

It took lots of twists and turns that I simply didn't see coming.

Have you listened to any of D. W. Moffett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

well done, am familiar w/ him and was like listening to an old friend telling a great story.

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so worth the listen!

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It just isn't very good, frankly..

Although it's eloquently written, the literary aspirations of the writer are drowned in a banal story that becomes less interesting by the minute. This could have been something good, but the writer seemed to be too engaged in amusing himself with directionless prose.