Golden Throat, a raw, heart-pounding epic adventure of danger, love, and murderous intrigue, is the premier release of a non-stop murder mystery series set in 1930s LA by the atmospheric and detailed author, James P. Alsphert. Golden Throat is about the life and times of Cable Denning, an ex-cop turned private eye who faces head-on the forces and violence of an unjust world both in this and other dimensions. Alsphert introduces Cable Denning, the hero and vigilante of this spell-binding 22-book murder mystery series. As an LA policeman, he is disillusioned with the corruption within the LAPD. When he ultimately opts for the life of a private detective, the adventure begins.
The audiobook opens at what first appears to be a typical crime scene. Cable accidentally stumbles upon a mysterious golden capsule, lodged in the throat of a not-quite-human victim at the local morgue. This results in a dangerous and covert case that will follow and haunt him as he is pursued by sinister underground criminals and powerful organizations, both terrestrial and non-terrestrial.
Always looking over his shoulder into the shadows of constant danger and armed with his .38, a packet of Lucky Strikes, and a hidden flask of gin, he hears a distant sax playing in his head as he walks the streets of LA, escaping whenever possible into the smoky dives, searching out the sultry voice of an alluring songstress as she pours out the heartbeat of the city through the Great American Songbook.
Cable drinks himself into oblivion and is found by Adora who, at his side, breathes fresh life and love into him. From the midst of seemingly overwhelming horror and psychic trauma, Cable emerges with one of his brilliantly observant narratives that always ends with him back on his feet and answering his telephone, “Yeah, Cable Denning here....”
Great quality - love the individual actors and I thought the music really sets the atmosphere. The story - and the stories within the story - completely kept my attention...very inventive and informative too.
So well done. I felt like it was a action packed radio show movie! Looking forward to the next one...