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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (65 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Jay Schwartz Narrator: Ray Porter Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Hayden Glass Series Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538464991
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LAPD robbery-homicide detective Hayden Glass finds himself in another hot situation when the young prostitute he’s been seeing in San Francisco is kidnapped. His efforts to find and save her put him in direct conflict with a corrupt element of the San Francisco Police Department, the FBI, and the local Russian Mob. Each faction uses Hayden like a pawn, and each has its own reason to take the young woman away. Hayden himself wonders if his motive for pursuing the girl is altruistic, or if it’s his sex addiction calling the shots. Speedy plot twists and escalating psychological turmoil bring Hayden’s story to an action-packed conclusion.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Just as I thought there wasn’t an original take left on the detective novel, along comes Stephen Jay Schwartz and Beat. Fast and slick, this book is a great ride!”

    Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author of the Harry Bosch novels

  • “Stephen Jay Schwartz writes with a paintbrush and expertly guides us through the gates of hell into a world where sex and violence merge into a toxic yet highly addictive alternative reality. Hayden Glass is a character we’ve not seen before, with fiendish impulses and a desperate desire to overcome his past. This is one of the most darkly sexual books I’ve ever read and I devoured it in one suspenseful sitting. Schwartz pulled me in and held me captive from beginning to end.”

    Katie Arnoldi, Los Angeles Times bestselling author of Point Dume

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy McKitrick | 8/13/2013

    " Better than his first book, Boulevard, and that was pretty good, too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica B | 6/13/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed it - very dark, but complex, believable characters and I wanna read more so get busy Mr. Schwartz! Great new find thanks to twitter and tweets by independent bookstores! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/12/2013

    " Hard edges, nice San Francisco locale, super hero protagonist. Major spoilers for earlier book Boulevard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 5/8/2013

    " I won an ARC through The book Trib. This book was pretty graphic and has a lot of strong language in it. The characters are pretty believable and it is very excited thriller, just not strong enough for me to give it more than 3 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joel | 4/9/2013

    " some outlandish stuff - kind of like an uber-Bruce Willis with a sex addiction "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spencer Seidel | 12/4/2012

    " Stephen writes fast-paced gritty crime novels and has an interest protagonist: a sex-addict detective. If you like your books a little dirty and violent, given him a try! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jay | 5/1/2012

    " This was good wonder what book 3 holds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 2/8/2012

    " The first book I have read by this author and I have to say that I am wanting to read the first novel featuring the Hayden Glass character. [return]As some have said this book contains both violence and sex. While this didn't take away from the book, for me, it may bother some. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodney | 1/29/2012

    " One of the better crime fiction novels I've read. Very gritty. Very real. Sex, murder and mayhem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Bravo | 6/26/2011

    " Didn't like it as much as Boulevard - seemed less realistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 5/6/2011

    " The first book I have read by this author and I have to say that I am wanting to read the first novel featuring the Hayden Glass character. [return]As some have said this book contains both violence and sex. While this didn't take away from the book, for me, it may bother some. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 4/5/2011

    " Intense from the get-go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/3/2011

    " Hard edges, nice San Francisco locale, super hero protagonist. Major spoilers for earlier book Boulevard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rodney | 11/16/2010

    " One of the better crime fiction novels I've read. Very gritty. Very real. Sex, murder and mayhem. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy | 10/17/2010

    " Better than his first book, Boulevard, and that was pretty good, too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Spencer | 10/13/2010

    " Stephen writes fast-paced gritty crime novels and has an interest protagonist: a sex-addict detective. If you like your books a little dirty and violent, given him a try! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 10/2/2010

    " I won an ARC through The book Trib. This book was pretty graphic and has a lot of strong language in it. The characters are pretty believable and it is very excited thriller, just not strong enough for me to give it more than 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 9/30/2010

    " Thoroughly enjoyed it - very dark, but complex, believable characters and I wanna read more so get busy Mr. Schwartz! Great new find thanks to twitter and tweets by independent bookstores! "

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About the Author
Author Stephen Jay Schwartz

Stephen Jay Schwartz spent a number of years as the director of development for film director Wolfgang Petersen. His career includes numerous feature-film writing assignments as well as work for the Discovery Channel.

About the Narrator

Ray Porter has garnered fourteen Earphones Awards, two Audie nominations, and a multitude of enthusiastic reviews for his sparkling narration of audiobooks. He has also appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Frasier, ER, Will & Grace, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and Almost Famous. He has most recently received Audible’s Narrator of the Year Award. He is a fifteen-year veteran of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.