The Debriefing

Narrated by: Scott Merriman
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
4.0 out of 5 stars (471 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

International bestselling author Jeffery Deaver explores the borderline between lies and loyalty in a story of a brotherhood on the brink.

In the wake of a disastrous firefight with a Mexican cartel, two El Paso police officers find themselves in a military hospital facing a debriefing about what went wrong. As their accounts unfold, Tony, a by-the-book cop, begins to believe that hotheaded Matt might have divided loyalties. Could he have intentionally led the team into a trap that saw the death of a beloved senior officer? Or is the truth even more terrifying than Tony dares to imagine?

©2019 Jeffery Deaver (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Not Jeffrey Deaver's best effort

I've enjoyed the prior short stories in this series but did not care for this one. This is the lowest rating I've ever given a Deaver story.

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Thrilling Short with Excellent Twists & Turns

This was my first book from this author. I love the Kindle singles since they give you an opportunity to sample an author's work without a large time commitment. This was a fantastic thriller with excellent twists and turns I did not see coming. A fast paced excellent short. I read this book using immersion reading while listening to the audio book. Scott Merriman did a wonderful job on the narration. I have a few other short stories from this author to sample.

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Foul language

Audible maybe you should consider doing some sort of a language rating. I don’t care how good the story might be I don’t intend to listen to the F word being used practically every other word. I couldn’t get past the first five minutes. I’m sure the author would say he was trying to make the story realistic. If you’re going to do that by lacing every sentence with filthy language, just say so. I won’t buy it. Then I won’t have to return it, which I did.

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Great short listen!! Patrick Warburton??

Love anything by Jeffery Deaver!! This is no disappointment with all the expected unexpected twists and turns!! I also found it amusing that the narrator does a voice for one of the characters that I thought sounded like a dead on impression of Patrick Warburton!!!

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Nice quick beach read/listen

I listened while cycling around the neighborhood. Nice easy (uncomplicated) plot with every stereotype you could hope for in a beach read.

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I felt Hoodwinked. I was thinking one thing was happening and playing out when completely different things were happening and playing out in the story. Great Plot Twist.

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Couldn’t Listen to This

Beware of language - I stopped listening after just a few minutes of screaming profanity. No need for this! What a shame - it could have been a good story.

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Betrayed DEA-El Paso PD Operation in Mexico?

I thoroughly enjoyed this short story. Two El Paso policemen caught in an explosion in a cartel warehouse wake up in a hospital. Two FBI agents arrive to debrief them in order to discover who betrayed their operation. There is an unexpected answer to that question.

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Loved the twists and turns

I thoroughly enjoyed this short story. Normally, I rarely get them, preferring the more fleshed out characters in a novel. This was a very pleasant surprise!

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Good story, like other Jeffery Deaver books.

Believable story line. Scott Merriman did a good job with his reading of the story.

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Very disappointed with beginning, middle and end!!

Not much imagination has gone into this book. I was still waiting for it to get going as it were, and it finished. Not worth the money