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The Kill Circle

A Cordell Logan Mystery
Narrated by: Ray Porter
Series: A Cordell Logan Mystery, Book 6
Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
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When retired senior CIA analyst Rico Perris plunges off a cliff in his vintage Porsche while speeding through the mountains of Colorado late one snowy night, the local sheriff rules it an accident. CIA officials, however, suspect otherwise. Their suspicions are soon heightened after two other former intelligence analysts turn up dead under questionable circumstances. All three victims were once assigned to the same top-secret project: an internal review of the CIA's long-rumored involvement in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Now, with a Congressional mandate about to go into effect compelling the CIA to release long-secret files relating to the assassination, there is growing concern that a shrewd and ruthless killer is on the loose, one who will stop at nothing to prevent the public from discovering the truth of what happened that tragic day in Dallas in November, 1963.

Veteran pilot, aspiring Buddhist, and ex-government assassin Cordell Logan has little interest in helping his former comrade-in-arms, Buzz, who still works in the intelligence community, investigate what looks increasingly like a vexing conspiracy. Content to operate his small civilian flight school in the swanky seaside resort of Rancho Bonita, California, Logan would just as soon be left alone - that is, until Buzz introduces him to Layne Sterling, a brilliant and beautiful CIA agent assigned to the case. Logan is instantly drawn to her. Working together while pretending to ignore their simmering mutual attraction, they soon find themselves caught up in a high-stakes, high-altitude cat-and-mouse game, one that in the end could destroy them both.

This is the sixth offering in a series of mystery-thrillers that has earned Cordell Logan and author David Freed a legion of loyal listeners and critics alike.

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Logan Cordell for danger and sarcasm!!

This is a very suspenseful Logan Cordell book. He's approached by a woman from the CIA with a request from Logan"s old friend Buzz to work alongside of her on an investigation.
This story could be taken right out of today's headlines as it deals with the release of the JFK files. The town of Angel Falls where an ex CIA employee had lived and either died in an accident or was murdered. This is where Logan and his new partner go. The death was ruled an accident but there's something that just isn't right. Not only does the sheriff seem to be hiding something about the murder but he's been under investigation for embezzling money from the Boy Scouts. But did he do it? Meanwhile, Logan and his temporary partner Lane Sterling begin to develop feelings for each other. Maybe Logan will finally get over his ex wife. Meanwhile the local cardiologist seems to be falling for Logan.
There are not a lot of twists in the book, just a lot of situations and even more sarcasm. Logan falls through a frozen lake, gets caught in an avalanche and a few others.
The final chapters are where the unlikely villain is revealed and that is a twist I have to admit I only had a slight suspicion of.
The moral of this story is: Be careful when you write a bad book review, especially if the author lives close to you.
Ray Porter does a fantastic job narrating.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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a Very Good Mystery

Where does The Kill Circle rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've listened to more than 700 audiobooks, so it is hard to rank it. It is a very good mystery and I enjoyed it very much.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Logan, of course. He is badass and funny.

What about Ray Porter’s performance did you like?

Ray Porter is one of the best narrators out there.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Murder in the Mountains of Colorado.

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In The Kill Circle our hero, Cordell Logan, ex-Black Ops assassin, aspiring Buddhist and veteran pilot is very reluctant when he discovers that he has to give away his important role as a flight instructor in order to help an old buddy working for the Central Intelligence Agency. But, when a drop dead gorgeous CIA agent arrives at Logan‘s door, he has a change of heart. He drops everything including plane, cat and landlord, and off they go.

The duo must unravel the suspicious and untimely death of a retired CIA analyst, that was close to the Kennedy assassination investigation at some point in his career. What initially seems to be a regular ”car off the road and into the frozen river” accident, turns fast into a chase between Logan and some unknown party on the winding roads in the Colorado Mountains. Things go even worse when other bodies start dropping… Won’t say anything else about the story…

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Score!

Even though I figured out the bad guy about halfway through, I liked this book. Even more, I liked the ending and the promise it held for stories to come. This is a great series!

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Love the series, this may be the best Logan book!

I fell in love with the mix of real world feel, relatable consequences and compelling sarcasm. Not to mention the spot on narration by Ray Porter. Not sure if I fall more in move with Logan or Porter during each novel. Please bring the next one on soon! Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry

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Another Fun Cordell Logan Entry

I’ve read them all and ALL are reliable, well-plotted fun from start to finish. And Ray Porter is the perfect performer for this material. He always can take something good and make it even better. Well worth the credit.

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Seriously. . .

LOVE this series and LOVE Ray Porter. I sincerely hope there are more Cordell Logan books. Soon.

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GOOD FUN, GREAT NARRATION

Ray Porter deserves an A+ for his laid-back but delightful narration of this audiobook.

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Definitely kept my attention!

Considering the series, David successfully avoided monotony while keeping the reader reminded of Cordell Logan's past experiences and adventures. the story progressed very well although I found myself wishing he would have stayed on track a little bit better when he digressed and lingered a bit long with some of the subplots. overall I'm excited and ready to hear the next adventure with his new "partner" in the Private I business!

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Great story and amazing performance by Ray Porter

It took me all of 2 days to listen to this whole book (thanks, traffic!) and I definitely wasn't disappointed! David Freed continues to write witty and sarcastic phrases in a way that few other authors can, all while building up suspense to the final "ah-ha" moment. And, as always, Ray Porter gave a flawless performance.

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Ray Poooorter

Ray Porter is fantastic and the plot is exiting. I had to finish the the book and stayed up the whole night.

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