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Publisher's Summary

Just as with his remarkable military novels, millions of readers and listeners have been captured by the rich characters and vivid realism of Griffin's police dramas.

Now, in Final Justice, Detective Matt Payne - newly promoted to Sergeant and assigned to Homicide - finds himself in the middle of three major assignments. The first, a fatal shooting at a fast-food restaurant, seems simple, but rapidly becomes complicated. The second begins complicated and only gets more so, as Payne becomes involved with a local guru who has fled the country, leaving behind the mutilated body of his girlfriend in a trunk. And as if that weren't enough, the self-absorbed star of a series of improbable movies comes to town - and it is his presence that will complicate Payne's life most of all.

Filled with color and detail and plots as real as the headlines, this is a riveting novel of the men and women who put their lives on the line, from the cop on the beat to the commissioner himself.

©2004 W. E. B. Griffin; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

Critic Reviews

"If God is truly in the details, then Griffin must be the pope of police procedurals." (Publishers Weekly)

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Final Justice - final ending

I was enjoying the book and its progression and then it just ended. The announcer thanked me for listening. I know your supposed to "leave em wanting more" but this is ridiculous

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • marnee
  • Parksville, BC, Canada
  • 01-29-10

Stilted, wooden, couldn't finish...

I found it impossible to complete this book. Not only was the writing unconvincing, the characters were not believable. The narrator either shared the same opinion, and couldn't breathe life into this novel, or he simply wasn't the right match. I was disappointed; as a weekly purchaser of Audible books, this has been my most unsatisfactory purchase.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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ceylon mckinnis hemet, ca

i wonder are kenny and jason are related to each other? will er know in the near future? love readin this story allot, and it would give it a five but this review only goes to four stars instead. recommend reading this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Painful Time Warp

The first time I read this book I thought I had purchased the wrong series because the previous book in the series was set around 1975 and now everyone has a cell phone and its around the millennium. There is a good explanation that Griffin gives for the time shift either on his web page or the cover of the book, but it still catches the reader off guard if it is the first time you are reading the series. Also, there are a few characters that are gone and a few new characters that are not nearly as colorful. The time period also tones down the book. The 70's was a gritty time in big city America and there was no Political Correctness to be found. The new time period is full of Political Correctness and the characters in the book reflect this new time period. I definitely prefer the 70's time period for this series. The narrator was painful to listen to. I am sure he is a good narrator, but not for this series. Michael Russotto is my preference for this series. He is able to inflect a natural sarcasm into the voices of the characters that is more than appropriate for a cop series. The other thing that bugs me is the different pronunciations of the names by narrators. There really needs to be a flow from one narrator to the next. They should listen to the previous book to get a clear idea of what they are following. If you have read any of Griffins series, you will know that events are not always retold in the following book in the series the same. Griffin retells events and stories in each of the books of the series and somehow, those events and stories always seem to be changed a little in each subsequent book. I would love to know if he does this on purpose. Overall, if you are listening to the series, you have to listen to this one, even though it will leave you wishing for a different narrator and a different time setting.

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Cops....

8th in this series--as usual, you do not have had to read the preceding novels, as he more or less tells you everything that has happened so far,. That, in itself can be annoying for those of us who read serially. That said, this is the best of the series to date....everything revolves around Matt Payne and his new assignment as a Sgt detective.Payne's character has never seemed more real.. Major gaff: all of a sudden we have laptops, cellular phones and digital cameras which were not there before.but NOBODY is any older. I was enjoying the 1970s and we just added 25 years. As always, we (re)learn a lot about the inner workings of the Philadelphia PD. Mickey, the newspaper guy, also featured. Another beef: the story just ends.....again.

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  • T. Orn
  • corsicana, texas usa
  • 05-13-15

Terrible cursing and ends poorly.

There was no need for every other word to be a curse word. The story was poor but made less interesting by the horrific cursing . Would never recommend .

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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. I wish I never bought it.

What would have made Final Justice better?

It would have been better if I wasn't constantly thrown out of the story by arbitrary racism and sexism and if it wasn't a stupid victim blaming rape fantasy. if it didn't continually condone drunk driving by law enforcement it would have been better. The story is as predictable as a tv show from the 90's. Or a movie from the 1950's.

Would you ever listen to anything by W. E. B. Griffin again?

No, it was a tremendous waste of time and money. I want to return it. I would never read another book by w.e.b and I will pretend I never read this one. I wanted a mystery and I feel like I was I tricked into buying hateful propaganda from some old American cult. He had to decide to write all the hyper sexist-racist exploitative details he included and I can only assume this is Indicative of his formula for writing all of his books.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

A fine actor doing a fine job.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

A total disappointment that I wasted my time and my money. No sparks, it was like taking a rotting sandwich out of the trash and trying to eat it. It is sad that it was written and that it was published.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful