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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (192 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chuck Logan Narrator: J. K. Simmon Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Phil Broker Series Release Date:
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On one of the coldest nights in Minnesota history, the difference between life and death is literally the blink of an eye for Phil Broker, until recently St. Paul’s most successful undercover cop. That blink will convey the urgent warning of a comatose man who knows the dark truth binding Broker to a remarkable cast of characters—a weary anesthesiologist, a brilliant surgeon, a wealthy novelist, his ex-wife (a reformed exotic dancer), and her unrepentant pimp.

For Broker, it all began when he agreed to take three big-city professionals on a canoeing trip across Minnesota’s most remote lakes. One of the three is horribly injured in a freak October blizzard, and Broker embarks on a white-knuckle rescue mission against time and the elements, ending with a writer in a coma and his accountant dead. Suspicious of foul play, Broker follows a twisted trail of manipulation and revenge that leads back to the writer’s beautiful wife—and a ring of men caught in a deadly competition for her affections.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A superior thriller by one of our best new writers—complex characters, an unusual plot, and some of the best action sequences I’ve ever read.”

    Phillip Margolin

  • One of the best new thriller writers…If he were a boxer, he’d be a heavyweight, and definitely a contender.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Logan’s writing causes more shivers than snow on skin.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Possibly the finest thriller of the year…With brilliantly drawn characters, flawless and accessible writing, an appealing hero, legal and medical chicanery, and breathtaking action sequences…Absolute Zero takes off into the literary stratosphere.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “A bang-up Thrill ride that satifies on every level.”

    Minneapolis Star-Tribune

  • “Logan [is] a new maestro of suspense.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Logan parlays the plot elements with the icy finesse of James M. Cain and draws characters so real you can feel the body heat steaming off the page. Once again, he proves himself an awesome storyteller with a unique voice and a flawless sense of place and mood.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “The first fifty stormy pages alone are worth the price of admission, and the shifting loyalties and shifting narrative perspectives that follow make the rest just as hard to put down.”


  • “Readers will delight in the first-rate characterization and compelling plot filled with unexpected twists.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Kaylah Hancock | 7/1/2013

    " It wasn't a very good book. I dropped it after struggling to get 300 pages into it. It just didn't keep my interests and I didn't like Broker as a character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mark | 2/10/2013

    " This is my 2nd Broker novel...enjoyable and quirky in an Elmore Leonard way, but without the humor...I think of Broker as a Jack Reacher like character "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mikel | 8/3/2012

    " A fantastic book. It's the first Chuck Logan I've read and I'm now committed to reading everything else he's written. A great writer, VERY reminiscent of John Sandford in style and tone (ironic, given that they both write from Minnesota. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jeff Dickison | 5/16/2012

    " Fair Phil Broker novel. Not much suspense since you know from the beginning who the bad guys are. The only real interest after that is figuring on how they are going to meet their demise. "

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