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3.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 53.27 out of 5 3.27 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tami Hoag Narrator: Beth McDonald Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Elena Estes Series Release Date: August 2002 ISBN: 9780553756357
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In a trailer in a Florida swamp, time is running out for eighteen year-old Erin Seabright. A pawn in a kidnapper's terrifying game for a ransom no one can pay, her last hope is a washed-up ex-cop who has already lost it all-not once, but twice.

The wealthy world of the Palm Beach horse set seems a long way from a cop's world in the narcotics division. A lifetime ago, undercover sheriff's detective Elena Estes worked the mean streets and BackTop alleys, living by her wits and playing the long odds until she took one risk too many. Now Estes lives on the ragged edge of lost hope and self-hatred, hiding from the past and believing she doesn't deserve to have a future. But the past is about to come back with a vengeance, and the future is about to become a race between life and death.

A young woman is missing and her twelve year-old stepsister comes to Estes for help. No one but serious, studious Molly Seabright seems concerned about what's happened to her troubled older sister. But Molly is convinced Erin is in danger. Estes has no P.I. license, no interest in a new career, and no desire to break her self-imposed exile. But the more she learns about the people Erin Seabright was involved with, the more her long-dormant cop instincts come back to life.

One trip to the show grounds where Erin worked as a groom, and Estes is quickly pulled to the dark side of a glamorous sport. Behind the glittering, ultra-rich facade is an ultra-ruthless world of drugs, payoffs, and dirty deals. A world of dissolute playboys and crooked horse-dealers, of royalty and rabble, of rivals and enemies. An obscenely wealthy world where anything can be had for a price--including a life.

And in that world stalks a killer who will lead Estes down a dark, twisted trail of decadence and deceit, mayhem and murder--from the gilded life of Palm Beach to the darkest corners of the Florida swamps, to a final show-down that could cost her everything. A race against time and evil. A race in which Estes is the dark horse--and no one is betting on her to win.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. It did not excite me but I struggled through the whole thing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 4/22/2011

    " I had a hard time getting into it at first, It was a bit slow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 3/29/2011

    " Not as goodas some of her later books but still enjoyed it.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 2/18/2011

    " I had some trouble getting focused on the plot in the beginning of the book. However, I have enjoyed the author's other books and eventually decided I liked her varied plots and settings. The story is set in Wellington, Florida. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/23/2011

    " I got an old collection of Tami Hoag Books and I Have read three of them so Far and I really enjoy her style of writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frangipani | 1/20/2011

    " A good spell-binding thriller. Great public transport reading and bedtime distraction :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 11/27/2010

    " The characters were all annoying, the plot was slow to move anywhere coherent, and the ending was horribly disappointing. However, it was certainly pretty entertaining at points, so it gets a 3 out of 5. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 10/20/2010

    " A very different view of horse shows and the crowds that are involved in them. Like all her books, lots of twists and turns. I changed my mind about who did it so many times I finally quit guessing. A great read. "

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

    " Not the best mystery I've ever read, but it was entertaining and fast-paced. I'm interested to read more of Hoag. (3.5 Stars) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/6/2010

    " I like the brokeness of the main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joline | 9/26/2010

    " I hadn't read a "mystery book in a while and this one was a good one to ease back into. Good stroy line, lovable characters, lots of turns and good ending. Good read "

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About the Author
Author Tami Hoag

Tami Hoag is known for combining thrilling plots with character-driven suspense in her fiction, and her novels have appeared regularly on national bestseller lists since the publication of her first book in 1988.

About the Narrator

Beth McDonald, a Juilliard graduate, has appeared across the country in regional theatre productions of plays by Shakespeare, Neil Simon, Sophocles, Arthur Miller, Moliere, A. R.Gurney, Euripides, and others. Her Broadway credits include the original cast of Angels in America, A Few Good Men, and Einstein and the Polar Bear. Her television work includes appearances on Law & Order, Third Watch, and The Courtroom as well as recurring roles on All My Children and As the World Turns. She has appeared in Mona Lisa Smile and several independent feature films. An Earphones Award-winner, Beth has read a number of audiobooks including Susan Faludi’s The Terror Dream, Sandra Brown’s Sunny Chandler’s Return, Tami Hoag’s Dark Horse, and Elisabeth Hyde’s The Abortionist’s Daughter.