Matt Sinclair

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 65 ratings

Red Line Publisher's Summary

When a teenager from a wealthy suburb outside Oakland is dumped at an inner city bus stop, homicide detective Matt Sinclair catches the case. It's his first since being bumped to desk duty for a bust that went south - fast. With few leads and plenty of attention, it's the worst kind of case to help him get back up to speed.

And it only gets worse as the bodies start to pile up - first at the same bus bench, then around the city. Sinclair is unable to link the victims to each other, and the killer is just getting started. Time is running out for Sinclair's career, not to mention for the people closest to him.

With Red Line, Brian Thiem, a veteran of the Oakland police department and the Iraq war, has written a nuanced police procedural filled with the kind of insight that could come only from a detective who has walked the streets and lived the life.

©2015 Brian Thiem (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Red Line

    • The Matt Sinclair Series, Book 1
    • By: Brian Thiem
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    When a teenager from a wealthy suburb outside Oakland is dumped at an inner city bus stop, homicide detective Matt Sinclair catches the case. It's his first since being bumped to desk duty for a bust that went south - fast. With few leads and plenty of attention, it's the worst kind of case to help him get back up to speed. And it only gets worse as the bodies start to pile up - first at the same bus bench, then around the city. Sinclair is unable to link the victims to each other, and the killer is just getting started.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Police Procedural Mystery Thriller...

    • By shelley on 09-07-16
    • The Matt Sinclair Series, Book 1
    • By: Brian Thiem
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 08-11-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 53 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 2

    • Thrill Kill

    • A Matt Sinclair Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Brian Thiem
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Cops in Oakland seldom meet people whose lives are going well. That's certainly the case when homicide sergeant Matt Sinclair recognizes the dead woman hanging from a tree as a teenage runaway named Dawn he arrested 10 years before. And as Sinclair and his partner, Cathy Braddock, soon learn, many of Dawn's clients, not to mention the local and federal officials who protect them, will go to any length to keep the police from digging too deep into her past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Big CG on 09-05-16

    Regular price: $24.47