The once star profiler for the FBI, Doug ONeal, who has been able to capture the greatest of serial killers, rapists, and criminals, comes back to San Francisco to find the worst of them. Because of this killer's background, the FBI has never even known he existed. Doug has only suspected that he exists. The FBI puts together a task force with the San Francisco police, Anne Borges, and Jeff Shinn to hunt down this suspect to prevent more deaths. The police are always looking for the suspect, but are they looking in the right place?
While this killer evolves and develops his methods, the members of the task force learn more about each other and themselves, leading their own lives down different paths and growing as they join each other in pursuit. So near to retirement and after so many years of chasing monsters, it's a wonder Doug has not gone off the deep end himself. When the ordinary go off the deep end and becomes a monster, they are an ordinary monster, but this is not the case when the extraordinary becomes a monster.
Would you try another book from Jack Phillips and/or Owen Western?
No. I find it amazing, he got this one published. The writing is terrible. There is no story. There is no plot. "No animals were harmed..."? Does this guy even realize he's writing a book? Humans were hurt, aren't they animals? "He doesn't have to work out much, did anyway"? That doesn't even make sense. "The FBI didn't save the dog." Didn't realize it was the FBI's job to save dogs, if they didn't save the dog, doesn't that mean it was killed? "It's not going to be solved by evidence?" What's it going to be solved by? Witchcraft? Wouldn't it be hard to prosecute a case with no evidence? The writing is stilted, like something a fifth grader who didn't speak english very well would write.
What do you think your next listen will be?
I would re-listen to every book ever written by Carl Hiassen or a raft of other authors rather than listen to this.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Flat, absolutely monotone. Terrible narration
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Off the Deep End?
All of it.
Any additional comments?
Why isn't it 'eligible for return'? How does that fit with the guaranteed return/exchange?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The story would have been much more interesting if the reader had added some depth and personality to the characters. There was very little use of contractions, as well as
mispronunciation and even incorrect grammar. It made for very tedious listening.