A Cordell Logan Mystery

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,045 ratings

Flat Spin Publisher's Summary

The irresistible David Freed’s first mystery is a stay-up-late-to-finish thriller.

Based in sunny Rancho Bonita - “California’s Monaco”, as the city’s moneyed minions like to call it - Cordell Logan is a literate, sardonic flight instructor and aspiring Buddhist with dwindling savings and a shadowy past. When his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, shows up out of the blue to tell him that her husband has been murdered in Los Angeles, Logan is quietly pleased. Savannah’s late husband, after all, is Arlo Echevarria, the man she left Logan for.

Logan and Echevarria were once comrades-in-arms assigned to a top secret military assassination team known simply as Alpha. Though Savannah was never privy to the gritty details of their assignment, she suspects that Echevarria’s death must be related to the work he did for the government. The only problem is that the LAPD can find no record of Echevarria ever having toiled for Uncle Sam. Savannah wants Logan to tell the police what he knows. At first he refuses, but then, relying on his small, aging airplane, The Ruptured Duck, and on the skills he honed working for the government, Logan doggedly hunts Echevarria’s killer.

His trail takes him from the glitzy Las Vegas Strip to the most dangerous ghettos of inner-city Oakland, from darkened Russian Mafia haunts in West Los Angeles to the deserts of Arizona. Along the way, Logan is stalked by a mysterious motorist who repeatedly tries to kill him - but that’s the least of his problems. It is his love-hate relationship with Savannah, a woman for whom Logan continues to pine in spite of himself, that threatens to consume him.

Transcending the worlds of murder, aviation, and international counterterrorism, Flat Spin resonates with a veracity that only an author who knows his subject firsthand can deliver.

©2012 David Freed (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Flat Spin

    • A Cordell Logan Mystery
    • By: David Freed
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,670
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,397
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,381

    The irresistible David Freed’s first mystery is a stay-up-late-to-finish thriller. Based in sunny Rancho Bonita - “California’s Monaco”, as the city’s moneyed minions like to call it - Cordell Logan is a literate, sardonic flight instructor and aspiring Buddhist with dwindling savings and a shadowy past. When his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, shows up out of the blue to tell him that her husband has been murdered in Los Angeles, Logan is quietly pleased. Savannah’s late husband, after all, is Arlo Echevarria, the man she left Logan for.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A whodunit with a touch of humor.

    • By Arthur on 08-07-12
    • A Cordell Logan Mystery
    • By: David Freed
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 05-15-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,670 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • Fangs Out

    • A Cordell Logan Mystery, Book 2
    • By: David Freed
    • Narrated by: Keith Szarabajka
    • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,079
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,014
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,012

    Moments before he is executed, the killer of the daughter of Hub Walker, a famous Vietnam War pilot and hero, makes a startling allegation, claiming that the real murderer is a close friend of Walker’s, a prominent U.S. defense contractor. Walker wants to hire somebody willing to spend a few days digging up information that will refute the convicted killer’s groundless but widely reported claims and will help restore his friend’s good name. That somebody, as fate would have it, is Cordell Logan....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story, Bad Narration

    • By S Logan on 08-14-15

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • Voodoo Ridge

    • A Cordell Logan Mystery, Book 3
    • By: David Freed
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 985
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 981

    In 1956 a plane bearing mysterious cargo takes off from a small airport outside Los Angeles and disappears into a raging storm. Nearly 60 years later, while flying over the Sierra Nevada, retired military assassin turned civilian flight instructor and would-be Buddhist Cordell Logan catches a glint of sunlight on metal and spots what appears to be an aircraft wreckage. His life will never be the same.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another A+ Cordell Logan story

    • By W. Brooks on 05-02-17
    • A Cordell Logan Mystery, Book 3
    • By: David Freed
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 05-23-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,040 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 4

    • The Three-Nine Line

    • The Cordell Logan Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: David Freed
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 942
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 894
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 890

    More than 40 years after their release from the notorious "Hanoi Hilton", three American prisoners of war return to Vietnam to make peace with their most brutal former captor, a guard whom they've dubbed "Mr. Wonderful". The US State Department hopes reconciliation will help cement a major trade agreement between Washington and the Vietnamese. But when Mr. Wonderful is found murdered, the three ex-POWs are accused of the crime, and the multibillion-dollar deal threatens to unravel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great addition to this Series!

    • By Chris on 09-24-15

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 5

    • Hot Start

    • The Cordell Logan Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: David Freed
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 785
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 750
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 742

    A notorious, international big-game hunter and his beautiful, former dental hygienist wife are gunned down at long range late one sweltering summer night, while swimming naked on their seaside estate in opulent Rancho Bonita, California. Police investigators are convinced that the killer is a strident, outspoken animal-rights activist, with both military experience and a criminal record. The evidence against him would appear overwhelming - until rumors begin to surface that others may have had their own reasons for committing murder.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm a new fantastic of David Freed!

    • By shelley on 09-20-16
    • The Cordell Logan Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: David Freed
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 08-31-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 785 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 6

    • The Kill Circle

    • A Cordell Logan Mystery
    • By: David Freed
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Logan Cordell for danger and sarcasm!!

    • By shelley on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $24.47