John Deal

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 75 ratings

Done Deal Publisher's Summary

Les Standiford has won the Frank O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Fiction. Done Deal is filled with gripping characters, unforgettable encounters and unexpected twists. As the Miami sun shines down on a brutal world of corruption and violence, Johnny Deal is salvaging what is left of his family’s contracting business. His four-plex will be completed once he pays off a few more inspectors, and he is rejoicing in his wife’s pregnancy. But he’s about to find himself standing in the way of investors who will do anything, and eliminate anyone, that keeps them from the property they want. Fast-paced, gritty, and tough, Les Standiford’s novel grabs you by the throat and shakes away all daydreams of paradise. Ron McLarty’s skillful performance brings out the full range of emotional surprises and physical conflicts that assault Johnny Deal.

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  • Book 1

    • Done Deal

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 3

    Done Deal is filled with gripping characters, unforgettable encounters and unexpected twists. As the Miami sun shines down on a brutal world of corruption and violence, Johnny Deal is salvaging what is left of his family’s contracting business. His four-plex will be completed once he pays off a few more inspectors, and he is rejoicing in his wife’s pregnancy. But he’s about to find himself standing in the way of investors who will do anything, and eliminate anyone, that keeps them from the property they want.

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • Raw Deal

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    If you like audiobooks laced with dark, gritty suspense, you won’t be disappointed by this addition to the adventures of Johnny Deal. Set in Miami, each novel in Les Standiford’s gripping series glows with the heat of danger and deception. In the wake of a major hurricane, Johnny Deal, a Miami contractor, is busy with renovations and enjoying new prosperity. But the ambitious plans of a Cuban sugar baron are about to remove the sweet taste of success from Johnny’s life. Hired thugs send Deal’s plans up in flames, but it’s not just the contracting business that is at stake.

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Deal to Die For

    • A John Deal Novel
    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    While John Deal is busy with his thriving construction business, he is shocked to learn that his closest friend, Barbara, is dead. Although the police tag it as suicide, Deal is suspicious. And when Barbara’s sister, a beautiful film star, disappears, he is driven to find the relationship between the two cases. The link is one that will put Deal in the midst of Chinese gangsters and piles of tainted cash.

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Deal on Ice

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    While Deal is trying to salvage his relationship with his estranged wife, Janice, a string of murders rocks Miami. The first victim is independent bookseller Arch Dolan, Janice's boss. But the next two are more powerful figures in the publishing world. Deal and Janice become investigative partners, if not romantic ones. And their search to find out who is behind the killings takes them into the midst of a deadly battle for a media empire.

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 5

    • Presidential Deal

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    Johnny Deal is about to receive a presidential award for heroically rescuing 20 people from Miami waters. At the ceremony, however, as the president’s wife stands in for her husband, terrorists attack the stage. Now Johnny and the First Lady are hostages, and Johnny’s chances to remain a hero are rapidly slipping away. As each scene unfolds, it is sure to satisfy your thirst for brawny, fast-paced suspense. Standiford crafts a fascinating vision of one man determined to keep his equilibrium amidst the twisted residents of the Florida underworld.

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 6

    • Deal with the Dead

    • A John Deal Novel
    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty
    • Length: 11 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Les Standiford is the best-selling author of the famous John Deal suspense series, including Presidential Deal. The quickly paced plot, intriguing characters, and electric dialogue found in Deal With the Dead will please longtime fans and enthrall newcomers. John Deal is attempting to resurrect his late father’s failed building firm when he makes an awesome discovery. Now he faces the strong-arm tactics of the same secret organization that ruined his father.

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 7

    • Bone Key

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    On a trip to Key West to talk with a wealthy developer about a new building project, Deal stops to help a young black man who is being rousted by police on a lonely beach road. The young man is appreciative, which makes it all the more shocking two days later, when he turns up dead. What happened? The police won't say. The locals won't talk.

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 8

    • Havana Run

    • By: Les Standiford
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Many writers have highlighted South Florida's colorful characters, but John Deal is a remarkably normal man, put in extraordinary situations. Deal has spent much of his adult life trying to rebuild the Miami construction firm that his late father ruined.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Current History thriller

    • By Richard on 04-11-05

    Regular price: $31.50