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The Bribe

By: William P. Wood
Narrated by: John McLain
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Publisher's Summary

He was a war hero and a member of Congress. Now he's dead - shot down the day after he made a scathing speech blasting corruption in Washington. For Sacramento police detectives Terry Nye and Rose Tafoya, the investigation is a time bomb. They have just twenty-four hours to find out if the congressman was killed because of his speech...or something far worse. Dennis Cooper is acting District Attorney during these critical twenty-four hours. He's in for the fight of his career and time is running out for everyone - and they know it.

©2006 William P. Wood (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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I enjoyed this story. It kept me engaged and guessing about how all the pieces would be solved in the end.

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Entertaining

This was an entertaining story nothing too fabulous not horrible something to kill some time not a lot of twists and turns pretty easy to decipher what’s going on but I would recommend it

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Abridged?

Liked the story, although a bit depressing. I didn't realize it was abridged. Some parts seemed to be missing.

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It Was Okay

The story line and plot were interesting. However, I found it hard to keep track of the various characters. I was surprised that in a couple of instances the author wrote about women of color, each time he described them negatively: as an obese black woman and another time, 2 extremely obese black women that reminded one of sumo wrestlers. No other women were derogatorily described by their physical attributes or their race. More creative, descriptive language could have been employed in these instances and other areas throughout the story.

Unfortunately, unlike the plethora of books in my library, I finished this story feeling like I did not really know the characters, e.g., their attributes, attitudes, style of talking, nuances, etc.



Also, the narration was relatively monotone except for a few instances. This made it even more difficult to distinguish the characters and who was speaking.

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cliffhanger

the story was read perfectly. I didn't like how it ended with the wife booker case left unsolved. is there another book that finishes the cliffhanger?

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Wha....?

Wood has command of the language and good descriptive skills. Characters are developed nicely and reinforced throughout the book.

I believe in leaving much to the imagination of the reader but wish he had taken the time to write the last chapter.

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a fair read

A fairly good book and story stretched out way too long, storyline was good but has been told many times before

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The story was interesting. The narrator was good for this type of novel. Great voice for bedtime.
I didn't like the ending.Unless there are future books, it didn't really end.

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Not particularly interesting or bad

First off, I wish authors would stop with the over-dramatized locals vs the FBI scenarios. Some turf conflict makes sense, but it detracts from the story when it is blown out of proportion. The rest of the story is OK. William Woods tries to get you with some surprises at the end but doesn't really pull it off. There is a thing I will call Character Credibility, It's important in any story, it means that the characters are believable. You've seen them in real life, or you can imagine them. So of these characters didn't have that quality.

If you just want a book to listen to as you ride your bike or jog, this works.

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Boring

The story lines were boring I can’t wait to get my listening done. Not worth my time at all