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Author: Rick Boyer Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Doc Adams Series Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781481577687
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First, a fishing trawler runs aground on the Massachusetts shore. Then, a young scuba diver sent to investigate the wreck is found floating lifeless in the water.

Doc Adams, the unhappy friend of the unlucky aquarian, has just been launched through the stormy seas and blood-flecked sands of the Cape Cod coast to plumb the depths of a murder he should have prevented. There he uncovers a hidden treasure in illegal arms and barely survives a near-fatal confrontation with a gun. That leaves the killers he’s hunting with the comfortable feeling that Doc is dead.

Now Doc can watch for the first wrong move they make…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fast moving…A natural storyteller who sticks straight to the line.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Boyer is up there with the best.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Rick Boyer is from Boston and he knows the town. He also knows how to write; and the combination is terrifc.”

    Robert B. Parker

  • “Christopher Lane’s unceremonious voice duplicates the persona of Dr. Adams’s cool, calculated personality as he stumbles upon the pieces of this puzzling tale. Lane collects the additional characters we meet…giving each voice a refined contrast. His storytelling supports the listener throughout this fast-moving novel.”


  • Edgar Allan Poe Award Winner for Best Mystery Novel

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 colleen | 9/30/2012

    " read 08.17.85 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 7/25/2011

    " It is odd to read a book that takes place in the past 30 years and everything is so different than now. One can read a really old book, and it doesn't seem as odd. Anyway-- a pretty good mystery and Doc Adams is a good character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/21/2010

    " If you like very descriptive writing and more character development than action this is for you! Its an interesting story but could have been cut almost in half as far as I'm concerned, but I'm not a fan of wordy descriptions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 12/3/2009

    " i liked this book -- fast and kept my interest. I now see that one of the blurbs compares the author with JD MacDonald (amoung others) and I thought that as I was reading it, and was why I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 4/9/2007

    " A great mystery. I related to the first person narrator, self-styled and fallible protagonist. The plot took several turns that I found enjoyable since it prevented me from solving the case early in the narrative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 4/4/2006

    " A great entertaining read "

About the Author

Rick Boyer is the author of several Doc Adams mysteries, including Billingsgate Shoal, for which he won an Edgar Award for Best First Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America. He is a long-time resident of Concord, Massachusetts, and teaches writing in Asheville, North Carolina.

About the Narrator

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He has been awarded the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration several times and has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards.