Paul Chang

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 53 ratings

Final Price Publisher's Summary

Wilmington, Delaware, is one of those cities that feels more like a small town. Neighbors know one another, and businesses cater to the needs of the citizenry. But what happens when the local car salesman suffers one lost sale too many, when one more customer decides to buy from the competition because the price is too high, interest rates aren’t friendly, or that shade of blue just won’t work?

In J. Gregory Smith’s electrifying thriller, Final Price, Shamus Ryan’s frustration works like a thorn under his skin until psychotic urges take over and he commits murder - serial murders, in fact - his victims chosen from prospective clients who dared to walk away. With Smith’s chilling scenes, listeners are pulled into the vortex of a warped mind, one man justifying heinous acts, and two detectives running a race against time, trying to solve seemingly random killings.

Paul Chang, a Chinese-American homicide detective, is struggling to understand why these murders are taking place. Assisted by his neurotic partner, Nelson Rogers, Chang goes after the killer with logic, tenacity, and no small measure of fear. Written from the perspectives of Detective Chang and Shamus Ryan, listeners quickly find themselves seeing the world in unique - and often disturbing - ways they never expected. With dark humor and gritty suspense, Smith has crafted a refreshing and surprising thriller.

©2012 J. Gregory Smith (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Final Price

    • By: J. Gregory Smith
    • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Wilmington, Delaware, is one of those cities that feels more like a small town. Neighbors know one another, and businesses cater to the needs of the citizenry. But what happens when the local car salesman suffers one lost sale too many, when one more customer decides to buy from the competition because the price is too high, interest rates aren’t friendly, or that shade of blue just won’t work?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good story

    • By D Brown on 12-07-15

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 2

    • The Legacy of the Dragon

    • A Paul Chang Mystery, Book 2
    • By: J. Gregory Smith
    • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    With the police on his back and his agency taking sleazy cases he never thought he’d have to, Paul Chang erupts under the job’s pressures and sees his personal demon, an alter ego he calls the dragon, emerge. Only the training from his martial arts teacher and old friend Shu keeps Chang sane. But his ex-wife Colleen and a journalist are being stalked by someone trying to make it look like Chang is the aggressor, and when the harassment turns deadly, the lives of everyone close to him are in danger.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great but TOTALLY different from gory 1st book!!

    • By Midwest Bibliophile on 10-23-15

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 3

    • Send in the Clowns

    • A Paul Chang Mystery, Book 3
    • By: J. Gregory Smith
    • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Max Stark is a trained circus clown whose tricks can be downright terrifying - especially for his ex-wife. News anchor Laura Stark thought she’d seen the last of her devious ex-husband, but a series of sinister pranks has her convinced Max is back - and hell-bent on turning her life upside down. After she broke a controversial story that left her unable to rely on New York’s finest, Laura turns to a pair of eccentric private investigators for help.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • "Empress Dragon, Tietie"

    • By Empress Karen on 01-06-17

    Regular price: $10.49