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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (471 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. Jefferson Parker Narrator: Aasne Vigesaa Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Merci Rayborn Series Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597100663
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A beautiful young woman is dead in the bathroom of her home. Her husband - a promising young cop named Archie Wildcraft - is shot in the head but still alive. It looks like an attempted murder/suicide, but something tells Detective Merci Rayborn that there's more to the story. When the suspect vanishes from his hospital bed, he draws Merci into a manhunt that leaves the entire department questioning her abilities and her judgment. Is Archie's flight the act of a ruined mind, or a faithful heart? Is his account of the night his wife was murdered half-formed memory, or careful manipulation? Merci and Wildcraft head for a collision in a dizzying succession of cryptic clues, terrifying secrets, and painful truths. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dougj | 2/18/2014

    " An interesting read, even though Merci isn't as likable as some of the other Parker protagonists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 2/1/2014

    " I liked this book and hope that T. Jefferson Parker will go back to this series. Merci is an unique police detective, I especially like her relationship with her father and how she copes with being a woman detective in a predominantly male department. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phillis | 1/27/2014

    " Good detective story. Merci Rayborn has to investigate a double shooting of a fellow officer and his wife by either an unknown assailant or by the officer. The more Merci investigates the more it points to the husband. Her gut is telling her otherwise, but how is she going to prove it. Especially when the mews papers and a lot of the police are already convinced he did it. This is the 3rd and last of the Merci Rayborn series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Warner | 1/17/2014

    " I had some trouble getting into this book. I think that T Jefferson Parker is an excellent writer but I have also been disappointed with him at times. He is great at giving heart to his characters, and yet that doesn't seem to carry the entire weight of a who-dunnit. In Black Water there are several "beautiful losers" who captured my own heart. Unfortunately the plot seemed not to grab me and I labored through until midway when I decided to stick it out.It's not a bad book; but it is frustrating knowing how good Parker can be and yet, he doesn't always seem to reach that pinnacle. I wonder what's going on with him. There are still plenty more of his books that I plan to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 1/10/2014

    " an enjoyable book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylol | 12/28/2013

    " It is not bad but for some reason it bored me. The last few pages were really good though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 12/22/2013

    " I would like to read some of his later books. This one did not engage me, but the writing is good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 11/29/2013

    " I liked this book better than the second one in the series. I liked all 3 but the first was so good, maybe it had more to do with the narrator. If you like detective stories all 3 are worthy escapes and get the mind going. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 11/18/2013

    " Was an OK one, but still good, especially for T. Jefferson Parker Fans "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl K | 10/17/2013

    " Ok Parker, you tricked me. I started reading this book. Put it down feeling that it wasn't going anywhere. Read two other books. Then I picked it up again. I found myself hooked on the story. In the end, I really enjoyed the book. Now I might have to read other books in this series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy Ursenbach | 9/6/2013

    " I like this series, this was a good read with lots of twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 11/19/2012

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Merci Reyborn; a deputy has a bullet in his head and his wife has been murdered, Reyborn is alone in believing it wasn't a murder-suicide attempt "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 KatMcD | 10/5/2011

    " Book Club pick. Okay. Not great, but I finished it. "

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

    " One of my all time favorite books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Del de la Mare | 5/3/2011

    " Excellent book, have really enjoyed all the Merci Rayborn series and found myself quite involved in the plot. Also found myself really rooting for Merci to succeed. This would make a terrific film. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginny | 4/20/2011

    " Tried out the author, didn't like it enough to pick up anything else by him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 3/25/2011

    " I am a "Jeff" fan from way back...I think he is the best writer of "commercial" mystery fiction today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Curlyhair | 2/15/2011

    " Loved this, the last in the Merci Rayburn books. Kept me hooked to the end "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 12/15/2010

    " One of my all time favorite books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 KatMcD | 9/12/2010

    " Book Club pick. Okay. Not great, but I finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 6/21/2010

    " I like this series, this was a good read with lots of twists. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 3/18/2010

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Merci Reyborn; a deputy has a bullet in his head and his wife has been murdered, Reyborn is alone in believing it wasn't a murder-suicide attempt
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 12/9/2009

    " Third book in a trilogy if Merci Rayborn, homicide detective. One of their own is found shot in his yard, his wife shot to death in their bathroom. Is this a murder/suicide attempt or a murder/attempted murder? Kind of a sad ending, but interesting story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean | 8/15/2009

    " This was my first T. Jefferson Parker book and I loved it. I'm looking forward to another one of his books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginny | 1/19/2009

    " Tried out the author, didn't like it enough to pick up anything else by him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 11/28/2007

    " I am a "Jeff" fan from way back...I think he is the best writer of "commercial" mystery fiction today. "

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About the Author
Author T. Jefferson Parker

T. Jefferson Parker is the bestselling author of over twenty novels and a three-time winner of the Edgar Award. His many other novels include Cold Pursuit, The Fallen, and Storm Runners. Formerly a journalist, Parker lives with his family in Southern California.

About the Narrator

Aasne Vigesaa lives in Springfield, Illinois, with her husband, James, their daughter Willa, and two dogs. When she is not narrating, she enjoys acting and teaching yoga.