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Editorial Reviews

Narrator Noah Michael Levine's dark-toned performance underscores the menace in this unpredictable thriller. Canadian bus driver Wallace Carver has taken his family on a cross-border shopping trip and everything goes smoothly until his wife and children fail to show up at the designated time at a mall in Bellingham, Washington. Levine uses pacing to intensify the mounting tension and anxiety as Carver discovers that all traces of his family have been removed back home. Now with only his best friend Crow Joe to help him, Wallace must find out what has happened to his family and why.

Publisher's Summary

During a cross border shopping trip, a family vanishes. No reason. No ransom. No cry for help. Bus driver Wallace Carver fears the worst when his family fails to meet him at the Bellingham, Washington mall. His anxiety is justifiably heightened when security cameras unexplainably show that he crossed the Peace Arch border alone. Now, all Wallace wants to do is get his wife and sons back. But first he has to work out why they were taken and by whom.

©2009 Grant McKenzie (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Extreme Violence

This book was absolutely not for me. It was to my mind one of the most callously violent books I have ever read. I have about three horrible hours to go and I can't bring myself to finish listening. The whole story is riddled with profanity, torture, obscenity and gratuitous over the top violence. Be aware, this title should come with a listener warning.

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Loved the characters

it was a little slow getting into it, but the plot was well developed and kept me guessing. I loved how the main character was an ordinary guy with great character and determination.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Excellent

The story was gripping and realistic. it was easy to follow and the narrator was good.

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Great story!

Kept me interested all the way through. Well written with a great sense of mystery throughout.

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What an Excellent Read

This was full of surprises. Twists and turns. Kept you on edge to the end.

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Long drawn-out storyline books for high prices

Thanks for the free 3-book audio book package, but the storyline is not worth the price of the remaining individual books

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Debbie
  • Toney, Alabama
  • 06-14-18

Unexpected Favorite

My mind was going all over the place trying to figure out WHY someone would steal this man's family, right out from under his nose, at a shopping mall, of all things . . . this unassuming, kind bus driver from Canada, who wanted nothing more than to take his wife and boys on a little trip across the border to the states . . . money was always tight, but hey, who cared . . . Wallace Carver knew what really mattered. And then . . . BOOM! Out of nowhere, his whole world, GONE. Nobody will listen. Nobody will help. And worst, they suspect him. And a security camera shows him crossing the Canadian border alone? Impossible . . . Who's behind this mess? And why? Even I would start to think I was going insane . . . not this man . . . and not his best friend, Crow . . . this is the BEST thriller I've read/listened to in a good long while . . . its not cuss free, I have to tell you . . . but neither would I be . . . when evil came to knock on this simple, loving family man's door, he reciprocated, in spades . . . and by the way, I thought the end of Chapter 71 was PERFECT . . . the whole book will stick with me for a very long time . . .

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Way to slow

Sometimes I would skip a couple of chapters & didn't feel I missed anything. I mist could not finish this book. I was so bored.

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I Demand A Re-Write to Chapter 71! Grrrrrrrr...😡😖

Any additional comments?

This is such a fantastic WTF is going on mystery, bound with nerve-shaking-suspense, and heart thumping action!

I was completely blown away when the mystery was solved! I honestly listened to this audio in one sitting!! Yep, it was that good!!!

The only reason I did not give this an overall 5 stars is because of the total TEASE of brutal, animalistic, raunchy, dirty, knock down, fight to the excruciating death between two hardened warriors in Chapter 71.

************SPOILER ALERT*************

Mr. McKenzie ripped my anxious and excited heart out by its root by completely ending that scene the way he did. I mean, he built that scene up beautifully.

Through out the whole story it was about a man, a regular man fighting for his family against warriors and though entertaining, it's not the same when two warriors who are equally match go to war!! And I was ready for that one on one. Just broke my heart, how he ended that scene!!

Also, I wished there had been a scene where those detectives and men in black d*ck heads had had to apologize (you'll just have to read to know who I'm talking about).
**************SPOILER ALERT END*******

So, I loved the performance and the story was an extremely well written, action suspense, mystery thriller, well worth the listen!!!!

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Tender story

This is an interesting story about a man whose family is kidnapped for a reason he does not know. The story can hold your attention for a long time and would be called a real page turner if it were not for the narrator who needs a bit more work on really acting the narration. His voice is kind but not mysterious.

0 of 3 people found this review helpful