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Sins of the Sons: A Gripping Hard-Boiled Mystery

PI Jack Marconi, Book 7
Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
Series: Jack Marconi, Book 7
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Can you ever really bury the past? On a cold November evening back in 1982, real estate lawyer Marty Finnegan and socialite Tracy Reynolds were seen fighting outside the dining room of the Wolforts Roost Country Club. Unbeknownst to them, three drunken teenage boys who attend the same prep school were witnessing their bitter exchange under the cover of darkness. When the boys decide to head out on a joyride that includes holding up Finnegan at gunpoint, their lives take a turn for the worse. Less than 24 hours later, the lawyer will be discovered dead in a patch of woods near his home. He died in subzero temperatures, without having worn a coat or boots, his car parked miles away in an airport parking garage.

Now, it’s 35 years later, and one of the “boys” involved in the original 1982 holdup has found God, and he is about to confess their story to the whole world. But another one of the now middle-aged boys is bent on doing everything in his power to stop the confession. Enter Keeper Marconi, PI, who will reluctantly take on the job of persuading the confessor to keep his mouth shut. But at the same time, the police hire Marconi to delve deeper into the Marty Finnegan cold case file. They want him to determine once and for all if the lawyer simply died while out for a walk in the freezing cold, or was he murdered in cold blood?

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Good read/listen

My second read/listen from author Vincent Zandri. Although I own several of his books I'd never read one until I read Chase Baker & the Spear of Destiny. I was given an Audible copy of this book & am voluntarily reviewing it. The excitement, intrigue & suspense of a thrilling detective read! (RIP Marley January 20, 2014 - July 24, 2018).

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Well-written!

Held my attention throughout.

Andrew B. Wehrlen did a great job bringing the characters to life with his narrating.

Strong language.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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confessions

okay I didn't expect something that amazing the story was cruel in a lot of things in my mind and do you need to confess things you did or didn't do is very strong and the story isn't an easy one but I loved it it was strong and very well written the fear the need need everything was very human and I adored it
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A Great Series

Sins of the Sons: A Gripping Hard-Boiled Mystery: PI Jack Marconi, Book 7..
Vince Zandri at his best, Keeper Marconi and Blood investigate in their own unique style. Gripping and full on.
Entertaining and easy to listen too. Can be read as a stand alone novel.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.

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Good read

Sins of the Sons was another good read by Vincent Zandri. In 1982 three boys witness a couple fighting outside a country club. They decide to go on a joyride and hold up the man at gunpoint. The next day he is discovered dead near his home. Now 35 years later one of the three boys has found God and wants to confess their story to the world. One of the other boys will do anything to stop the confession. PI Marconi now must reluctantly persuade the man to now make his confession. At the same time the police hire Marconi to look into the case. This was another good read by Vincent Zandri. I can't wait to read more by the author.

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Gritty noir detective fiction at its best.........

If you enjoy Vincent Zandri's gritty, almost pulp fiction writing style, Sins of the Sons is an excellent choice. This is the seventh book in this series featuring Keeper Marconi, a former NY state prison guard and current private detective. Although I had previously read only the first book in the series, I had no difficulty following the characters and plot of this story. Vandri opens the book with a scene from 35 years in the past, and his skillful use of foreshadowing hints at evil that is to come in the future. The story picks up in the current day when a wealthy attorney hires Keeper Marconi to essentially intimidate a man whose recent conversion to Christianity has him threatening to confess to a crime that his friends and he committed 35 years ago. Of course, Keeper cannot just play the enforcer without cause, so he reopens the investigation into the crime. This sets off a chain of events that will lead to much action and mayhem for all parties. Joining Keeper in his pursuit of the truth is his best friend Blood, a man he befriended while acting as his prison guard. Blood is quite the character and definitely steals the show in my opinion. Combine the terrific comradery between Keeper, Blood and their police detective friend Mitchell, an intriguing mystery that kept me guessing until the end, and much nail-biting suspense, and you have a perfect snapshot of Sins of the Sons.

I have listened to many audiobooks narrated by Andrew B Wehrlen, and his performance in this story lives up to his usual high performance standards. His voice is deep and rich and the perfect choice for Keeper's tough guy persona. His delivery is flawless, and he handles male and female characters with equal ease. I highly recommend any book narrated by Wehrlen and this book in particular.

I received a copy of this audiobook at my request in exchange for this honest review.

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Yikes!

I was given a free audio copy in exchange for a honest review. I thought I would really like this book. I saw it was a story about old friends from the teen years and how something from their past is coming back to bite them in the behind. I worked at a high school for a number of years and I've heard enough profanity to last a lifetime. (Swearing is like a rite of passage when you are young, I get that) Then I came to the graphic sex and I was done. I'm sure other people will like this book. The synopsis has a lot of promise. I just couldn't listen any more. Thanks for the free copy.

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Quick but good!

This is my second PI Jack Marconi listen and I continue to be very pleased.

Jack and Blood are on the hunt to solve a 35-year-old case. Jack is sporting a broken heart in the process (he never learns) and that adds a little special to the search.

I pretty much called the whodunnit but that last reveal came out of nowhere. Wowzers!

The narration was excellent. There was a good variety of characters that kept the story interesting and the narrator made each voice special and unique.

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The Past Returns

Even though this book is #7 it can be a standalone mystery. Needless to say PI Keeper Marconi and his side kick Blood are the main and favorite characters. The book is about a murder that occurred 35 yrs. ago of Marty Finnegan the autopsy stated he died from a heart attack. The other characters are Steve, Mark, Jim and Tracy. Jim a prominent lawyer now hires Keeper to get and bribe Steve to keep quiet about what happened back then as Mark had already died. It does have twist and turns with hint of humor as well with interesting ending. Good narration, I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Thank you

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this is a review for a free book that I recieved.

this was a decent p.i. book about three men and a cold case murder . I did enjoy this book.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 03-17-19

The Bridge of Sighs.

The dream team of author Vincent Zandri and narrator Andrew B Wehrlen return with another P.I. Jack (Keeper) Marconi investigation, this time following up on a 35 years old cold case where the dead man had died of natural causes according to the local police. But it's an odd one, naturally, since the now wealthy client had admitted to Keeper of robbing the man that same night with two close friends, one of whom had recently died and the other was about to go public with the details. The client wanted this second friend stopped - it would ruin his reputation - and was willing to pay well to make him change this mind.
Keeper, miserable at the loss of girlfriend, Val, who'd left him for someone more tender and with a big house, and drinking heavily to drown his sorrows, together with Blood starts nosing around, backed by Detective Miller who remembered the case from when he was a young cop. This is another full bodied noir thriller of the old school, great characters and intriguing plot, all brought to life through Mr.Wehrlen's pacey interpretive narration. Great characters, great story, great performance. And supposedly based on a true story. Just a pity that it had to end so soon.

My thanks to the rights holder of Sins of the Sons, who, at my request, freely gifted me with a complimentary copy, via Audiobook Boom. For all who like their detectives damaged and enjoy the noir, highly recommended.