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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (247 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Bernhardt Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9781415929384
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When a priest with radical ideas and a parish council with traditional values lock horns over the beliefs they hold most sacred, there’s bound to be controversy—and consequences. But murder crosses the line between committing a sin and committing a crime, turning a battle over faith into a battle for justice. And smack in the middle of the explosive case is Tulsa attorney Ben Kincaid.

Kincaid rescued Father Daniel Beale once before. When the priest’s renegade views and violent temper nearly cost him his position as rector of St. Benedict’s Church, Ben intervened and saved the day. Now Beale is the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a female parishioner—though lack of evidence has left the case unsolved. But as Father Beale struggles to escape the shadow of suspicion, another woman is savagely slaughtered. And this time, Ben himself discovers Beale literally red-handed . . . with the blood of the victim.

As Father Beale declares his innocence, Ben and his team feverishly work to build a defense that will deliver the man of God from a date with the death chamber. But each new revelation that emerges in the packed courtroom only serves to tilt the scales increasingly in the prosecution’s favor. And Father Beale’s own shocking testimony ignites a firestorm of controversy that could doom his last best hope for acquittal.

In his heart and in his gut, Ben knows Father Beale is innocent. But proving it means taking a leap of faith that will plunge Ben into the whirlpool of dark secrets and dangerous intentions that surround St. Benedict’s. And ultimately, it will force the idealistic attorney to confront the chilling face of evil in the most unexpected of places.

Criminal Intent proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the author of Murder One has earned his critical reputation as the master of the courtroom drama whose novels of legal suspense consistently offer a one-of-a-kind reading experience.


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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ricardo | 9/24/2013

    " Barely okay. The plot could have done without all the extra sidelines that didn't really add anything and instead only made the writing less fluid and almost patronizing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 3/24/2012

    " Good fast read, surprise ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob Davenport | 11/15/2011

    " This was a good read. I think it may have had too many twists and turns. Some just don't seem very believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 8/30/2011

    " Another in the Kincaid series. I like how he tackles issues that are confronting us today ... this one doesn't even resolve in the way most would expect it to resolve. Still, it is light reading, but interesting. On to the next one ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ricki | 8/21/2011

    " An interesting courtroom drama. The ending did seem to come out of nowhere, but it was good. However, the defendant was not very sympathetic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Ann | 12/30/2010

    " This was a tougher read than the usual Ben Kincaid mysteries. I did not like the defendent, Father Daniel Beale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 6/25/2010

    " Not his best book, but it kept me reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 3/27/2009

    " A story featuring sex, murder and religion-a combination only William Bernhardt could pull off. And he pulls it off well. The intricately woven plot had me spellbound and guessing from the first page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/29/2009

    " A story featuring sex, murder and religion-a combination only William Bernhardt could pull off. And he pulls it off well. The intricately woven plot had me spellbound and guessing from the first page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Ann | 10/5/2008

    " This was a tougher read than the usual Ben Kincaid mysteries. I did not like the defendent, Father Daniel Beale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ricki | 8/31/2008

    " An interesting courtroom drama. The ending did seem to come out of nowhere, but it was good. However, the defendant was not very sympathetic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 8/23/2008

    " This was a good read. I think it may have had too many twists and turns. Some just don't seem very believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teri | 3/30/2008

    "
    Good fast read, surprise ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 3/24/2008

    " Another in the Kincaid series. I like how he tackles issues that are confronting us today ... this one doesn't even resolve in the way most would expect it to resolve. Still, it is light reading, but interesting. On to the next one ... "

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About the Author
Author William Bernhardt

William Bernhardt is the author of many novels and has twice won the Oklahoma Book Award for Best Fiction, and in 2000 he was presented the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award “in recognition of an outstanding body of work in which we understand ourselves and American society at large.” A former trial attorney, Bernhardt has received several awards for his public service. He lives in Tulsa with his three children.

About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.