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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (120 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lawrence Block Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781482980950
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It was all too frighteningly familiar. For the second time in his life, Alex Penn wakes up in an alcoholic daze in a cheap hotel room off Times Square and finds himself lying next to the savagely mutilated body of a young woman. After the first death, he was convicted of murder and imprisoned, then released on a technicality. But this time he has to find out what happened during the blackout and why, before the police do. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the very best writers now working the beat. Block has done something new and remarkable with the private-eye novel.”

    Wall Street Journal, praise for the author
  • “Block’s fiction is tense and energetic. His stories unfold smoothly and elegantly, with plenty of detail and rich characterization.”

    Houston Chronicle

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 11/28/2013

    " Great suspense author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Williams | 8/20/2013

    " It's a formulaic mystery novel, but a very entertaining one. Block has a way with the dark humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 7/5/2013

    " A good read that takes the reader into the dark places of substance abusers lives and the travails therein. Murder, desperation and determination all woven into richly crafted characters. Disturbing on some levels, but enjoyable all the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 6/17/2013

    " Great story. The set up is a prelude to Matt Scudder; there are elements of his life in embedded. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 10/13/2012

    " Surprising and sad way the murders were solved. Hope things work out for Alex and Jackie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hnmestel | 4/19/2012

    " Lawrence Block is brilliant! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin Beck | 3/3/2012

    " An excellent story. Alex Penn is an interesting character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ray Charbonneau | 2/4/2012

    " Proto-Block, the ebook is worth a read for fans if only for the afterword. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 1/10/2012

    " Great story. Kept my interest even though there were many misspellings and wrong words. Could use an editor. Short book, but quite sweet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ray | 11/7/2011

    " Proto-Block, the ebook is worth a read for fans if only for the afterword. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 6/14/2008

    " It's a formulaic mystery novel, but a very entertaining one. Block has a way with the dark humor. "

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About the Author
Author Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a New York Times bestselling author. His prolific career spans over one hundred books, including four bestselling series and dozens of short stories and articles. He has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards, two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of America, and many others. Aside from being a mystery writer, he has also written a number of episodes for television, including two episodes of the ESPN series Tilt; he also cowrote the screenplay for the film My Blueberry Nights, starring Norah Jones. Block currently lives in New York City with his wife, Lynne.

About the Narrator

Peter Berkrot, a forty-year veteran of stage and screen, was the director of narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth about Cancer. He has voiced over three hundred audiobook titles, winning six Earphones Awards, a 2012 Audie Award nomination, and a 2016 Audie Award. He has appeared in Showtime’s Brotherhood and Loosies and played Angie D’Annunzio in Caddyshack.