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Author: Deborah J Ledford Narrator: Christina Cox Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Steven Hawk/Inola Walela Thriller Series Release Date: December 2013 ISBN: 9781538451786
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One dead woman. 

A missing child. 

The diabolic father who will do anything to get his son back. 

The female cop who risks everything to keep the boy safe.

Crescendo—Redemption with a bullet

As the only female Native American officer on the Bryson City, North Carolina police force, Inola Walela must always play her A game. All bets are off when during a routine traffic stop the passenger insists her son has been kidnapped but is struck by a car before Inola can glean any hard facts. An altercation ensues and Inola’s partner is felled by a bullet—possibly from her gun. On administrative leave, fraught with guilt for allegedly killing her partner, and obsessed with the possibility of a missing child out there somewhere, she defies the force and her fiancé, Sheriff Steven Hawk. Inola sets off on her own journey to find the missing boy.

Presented by IOF Productions Ltd. Deborah J Ledford, producer. Nick Fainbarg, co-producer and editor.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ledford raises suspense to a higher level.”

    Suspense Magazine

  • “With her trademark evocative prose, Ledford drew me into the hazy Smoky Mountain world of Native American Police Officer Inola Walela—a world filled with danger, pain, and deep compassion. I kept turning pages long past my bedtime to keep up with Inola on her vivid and explosive adventure. Highly recommended!”

    Rebecca Cantrell, New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Gospel

  • “I love Deborah Ledford. Every time I tried putting Crescendo down, Ledford hooked me into reading just a few more chapters. The action in this book is dangerous to sleep cycles.”

    Jeffrey Siger, author of Target: Tinos, a New York Times Book Review Summer Pick

  • “The character Inola [is] a Native American cop who is constantly having to prove herself to her police department colleagues in the relatively backwoods town of the Bryson City, North Carolina. In spite of her stubborn nature, her inability to communicate with those she truly loves (Steven and her grandmother, Elisi), and her insistence on going out on her own despite obvious dangers that threaten—you can’t help but love her. Tough, focused, and smart, she’s everything you’d want in a heroine.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “This is a richly told psychological and physical thriller. Ledford, who knows her characters and her settings well, increases the volume of this story until the last shot is fired.”

    Roundtable Reviews

  • Finalist for the 2014 Anthony Award for Best Audiobook

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About the Author

Deborah J Ledford is the author of the popular Steven Hawk & Inola Walela suspense thriller series, including Crescendo. The series’ second novel, Snare, was a Hillerman Sky Award Finalist and a New Mexico–Arizona Book Award Finalist. Deborah is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and her award-winning short stories appear in numerous print publications, as well as literary and mystery anthologies. Part Eastern Band Cherokee, she spends her summers in the Great Smoky Mountains region of North Carolina where her novels are set.

About the Narrator

Christina Cox, a native of the Toronto area, is an actress best known for her leading roles on several series, including Defying Gravity for ABC and Blood Ties for Lifetime, as well as guest-starring as Detective Zoey Kruger on Showtime’s Dexter. She is also known for her roles in feature films such as The Chronicles of Riddick and Better than Chocolate. As co-executive producer and star, Christina recently helped resurrect Nikki & Nora, “the most watched never aired pilot in history,” as a web series. A self-confessed design junkie and devoted yoga practitioner, she currently resides in Los Angeles.