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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,992 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Sandford Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2007 ISBN: 9781429585736
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Through twenty-one novels featuring Lucas Davenport, Kidd, or the razor-edge world of the Night Crew, John Sandford has been writing brilliantly suspenseful, consistently surprising thrillers filled with rich characters and exceptional drama.

But Dead Watch sets a whole new level.

Early morning, Virginia, and a woman is on the run. Her husband, a former US Senator, has been missing for days. Kidnapped? Murdered? She doesn’t know, but she thinks she knows who’s involved, and why. And that she’s next.

Hours later in Washington, DC, a cell phone rings. The White House chief of staff needs Jacob Winter now. His chief investigator and an Army Intelligence veteran, Winter knows how to move quickly and decisively, but he’s never faced a problem like this. The disappearances are bad, but when the blackened body shows up barbed-wired to a tree, Winter knows there is much worse to come. And soon enough, there is. Large forces are at work, determined to do whatever it takes to achieve their ends. Winter will have to use all his resources not only to prevail but also to survive. And so will the nation …

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 2/18/2014

    " One of Two of John Sandford's stand alone Novels. I highly recommend. I also recommend all of his Lucas Davenport, Virgil Flowers and Kidd series novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 2/7/2014

    " OK for an audio book; this author's earlier works were better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark Bennett | 2/4/2014

    " Good read, for a page turner. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bsass78 | 1/31/2014

    " Sandford sans his usual cast of characters.......no Virgil Flowers, Sampson, or Alex Cross ;( A grisly murder of course, but entwined in a political thriller, which wasn't all that thrilling-or even remotely believeable. Doesn't compare to Sandford's usual riviting beach reads! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/23/2014

    " I enjoyed the book. American politics and back door deals and adventures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry Lane | 1/17/2014

    " I am a fan of Sandford's writing. This is a bit different from his usual police procedural, more of a thriller, but eminently readable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandra | 1/10/2014

    " I didn't like any of the characters in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie Cavenor | 1/7/2014

    " Didn't flow as well as I'd thought but a good story enjoyed it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Grady | 12/30/2013

    " A fast paced political thriller. I was initially dubious of the main characters' backgrounds, the story was able to overcome that hurdle to a satisfying ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dena | 12/8/2013

    " This book wasn't 1 of my favorites by John Sandford. Too many characters made it a bit hard to follow at times. Not a terrible book tho. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 12/1/2013

    " All right, I didn't read this, I listened to it on CD, but Sandford is always great for those complicated thriller type books, and this one is politics and murder. Great escapism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 11/30/2013

    " A fun "listen"...not as good as Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 11/25/2013

    " Very good stand alone book. I am so entranced by his series books it was a little disappointing not to see some of my favorite characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 11/8/2013

    " This is an exciting political thriller with a happily ever after ending. Of course it encludes the beautiful woman love interest, but thats okay too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcia | 9/27/2013

    " political who dunnit. Some glaring errors, unlike the John Sanford Davenport series, Prey's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 8/21/2013

    " No Lucas Davenport but this was still amazing!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw | 5/25/2013

    " Jake Winter was too predictable. John Sandford was certainly "off his game" on this one. I would have preferred another Kidd novel, over a new character with absolutely no "surprises". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 5/2/2013

    " this is different but a good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene Grant | 4/9/2013

    " Good book. I would have given it a 3.5 if I could have. Great political plot and Jake Winter is an awesome hero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marion | 1/30/2013

    " enjoed this book so much i order more from john sandford at my library. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 12/4/2012

    " Political thriller - actually makes sense of intrigue. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe Mossa | 7/18/2012

    " too far fetched for me but it did interest me in reading other political thrillers-to read vince flynn next. i want to like david baldacci but find him too far fetched,too. i have been always told that i am too serious..so what..lol "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle | 6/30/2012

    " A good captivating "Who Done It" thriller, written around a group of political insiders. Not too predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori Koshork | 5/29/2012

    " Well, I think I like the excitement of Sandford's "prey" books better. It kept my attention, though it seemed predictable in parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Jo | 5/2/2012

    " Politics and murder - entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clint | 1/30/2012

    " boring so far, had to go back to the next prey i have "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Whitney | 1/24/2012

    " A fun, quick intrique read. Good characters and a good, intense story. Like most other political intrigue novels, it has lots of twists and turns, and a little romance thrown in for good measure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Jane | 7/30/2011

    " I found this book to be an entertaining mystery/political thriller. I liked the main character; found the plot to be a little too far-fetched. All in all, it was a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Veronica Marie | 3/12/2011

    " Jake Winter was too predictable. John Sandford was certainly "off his game" on this one. I would have preferred another Kidd novel, over a new character with absolutely no "surprises". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 3/4/2011

    " Not earth shattering, but entertaining while I cleaned out Nate's closet "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/13/2011

    " Very good stand alone book. I am so entranced by his series books it was a little disappointing not to see some of my favorite characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/3/2011

    " I love Virgil Flowers! I actually think he is funnier than Lucas at times or so it seems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 12/15/2010

    " Political thriller - actually makes sense of intrigue. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 11/5/2010

    " Good read, for a page turner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J.W. | 9/28/2010

    " Excellent book as usual from John Sandford. It is a page turner that I found hard to put down----It is a must read for Sandford fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 9/16/2010

    " This is the third novel by John Sandford, and by far the best! The story is interesting and very fast paced. I haven't read a real page-turner in quite a while, but this one certainly satisfied that craving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 9/12/2010

    " Good political thriller. Sandford is just a good writer. Nothing too deep. Nothing really profound or extremely memorable, just good murder mysteries with solid writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 8/24/2010

    " Grabbed MP3 from the Gates Library. This was okay. Sort of your typical political suspense. Ambitious, amoral senator with an henchman brother. Former military sleuth, good guy. The interesting twist is the circumstances of the dead-guy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 8/11/2010

    " this is different but a good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 8/7/2010

    " Took a while to get into it as there were alot of characters. But once I did, it was a good book which I enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tosha | 7/27/2010

    " This was a well-done and engaging audio book. I enjoyed the political-thriller aspects, even if some of the relationship aspects were predictable. Eric Conger did a consistently good job with his performance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel | 7/21/2010

    " Super fun page turner about political conspiracy and so much of the setting takes place in Virginia! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shireen | 7/10/2010

    " Good summer read...lots of action, keeps your interest all the way. "

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About the Author
Author John Sandford

John Sandford is the pseudonym of John Roswell Camp, an American author and journalist. He won the Pulitzer Prize in journalism in 1986 and was one of four finalists for the prize in 1980. He also won the Distinguished Writing Award of the American Society of Newspaper Editors for 1985. He is the author of more than thirty published novels, all of which have appeared, in one format or another, on the New York Times’ #1 bestseller lists. His books have been translated into most European languages, as well as Japanese and Korean.

About the Narrator

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.