Dark Places of the Earth

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

Dark Places Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2005 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel.

In a place so harsh that survival is a struggle, one man has found the strength to kill....

Paul Wood is a modern vagabond, a man who chooses to leave the comforts of San Francisco to spend months backpacking through some of the world's most challenging terrain: Cameroon, Indonesia, Nepal. While hiking in the Himalayas, Paul gets more of a rush than he bargained for when he finds the body of a murdered hiker, the victim mutilated in a way that Paul has witnessed once before, years ago and thousands of miles away.

To quell a scandal, the police rule the death a suicide and close the case. But Paul can't let it go. A man who has traveled through the thin air at the top of the world and across land mines in war zones, he is not easily discouraged. But his newest expedition will show him some of the darkest places imaginable, in both the terrain he navigates and the men he encounters. Finding the killer becomes Paul's new obsession - a journey that leads him dangerously close to the edge...and maybe over it.

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  • Book 1

    • Dark Places

    • By: Jon Evans
    • Narrated by: William Michael Redman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Paul Wood is a modern vagabond, a man who chooses to leave the comforts of San Francisco to spend months backpacking through some of the world's most challenging terrain: Cameroon, Indonesia, Nepal. While hiking in the Himalayas, Paul gets more of a rush than he bargained for when he finds the body of a murdered hiker, the victim mutilated in a way that Paul has witnessed once before, years ago and thousands of miles away. To quell a scandal, the police rule the death a suicide and close the case. But Paul can't let it go....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exotic Locals, Banana Pancakes & Serial Killing

    • By Cidney on 02-09-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Blood Price

    • By: Jon Evans
    • Narrated by: Eric Martin
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Paul Wood and his girlfriend, Talena, were just tourists in Sarajevo, a city still reeling from the aftermath of civil war. But an unexpected encounter makes them a desperate woman's only hope of escape. Now, to get her to safety, they must navigate through the minefield of warlords, criminals, and peacekeepers that is postwar Bosnia. Pursued by brutal gangsters and unable to leave the country legally, Paul agrees to do a job for a shadowy group of people – smugglers - in exchange for safe passage.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Blood Price

    • By: Jon Evans
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Paul Wood was just a tourist in battle-scarred Sarajevo when an unexpected encounter changed his life. Now he is a desperate woman¿s only hope of escape, but to get her to safety he must find a way through the minefield of warlords, criminals, and peacekeepers that is postwar Bosnia. Unable to leave the country legally, he agrees to do a job for a shadowy group of human traffickers, in exchange for safe passage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent

    • By David on 05-21-07

    Regular price: $34.33