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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (89 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Raffi Yessayan Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9781415954089
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In this swiftly paced, breathlessly suspenseful debut novel, the bizarre rampage of an elusive serial killer sends shockwaves through Boston, igniting a harrowing police manhunt and resounding at the highest levels of the criminal justice system. Drawing on eleven years’ experience as a Boston assistant district attorney, and as chief prosecutor with the elite Gang Unit, Raffi Yessayan renders a stark, realistic, and gripping portrait of law enforcement professionals on the job, and under the gun, in a city at the mercy of a madman.The scene is perplexingly always the same: the home of a single woman, no signs of forced entry, no evidence of an intruder, and no victim–only a bathtub filled with blood. Newly promoted homicide detective Angel Alves wants to make his mark in the department and a difference on the streets. But juggling the needs of a family and the demands of a relentlessly driven partner tests the young cop’s commitment as sorely as tracking the killer challenges his skills. Meanwhile, assistant DA Conrad Darget has his own hands full, mentoring an ambitious young law student, whom he is also dating, rallying his fellow attorneys in their daily courtroom battles, and striving to win true justice in an imperfect system. With each new attack the twisted mystery only deepens, and the hunger for answers, and action, intensifies. No sane mind could comprehend the dark design behind it all. And no one can anticipate the final fateful strokes that will lead to a shocking endgame.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/7/2013

    " Interesting twists and turns in this book. The ending was a surprise, which I like in a good crime/suspense story. This author wrote another book, 2 in the Hat. I think I will need to check it out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 9/8/2013

    " not a bad read. Enjoyed the twist at the end. Only suspected it very close to the end. Left open to a continuing story. Must or will be a next book to continue the story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 2/4/2013

    " Great book about a crime in Boston. Quick read. Raffi was one of my father in laws students at Boston Latin. Cant wait for his next book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marca | 1/19/2013

    " Too lectury about society's problems "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn Leitheuser | 8/22/2012

    " Was a great story an damn I thought I had it almost right to the end! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny Ramirez | 8/13/2012

    " This was a big disappointment. Strong premise, but then just got repetitive. Stuck it out to the end to see if he'd throw in a good twist. Wrong. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pure | 8/13/2012

    " I got to hear the author speak at Crime Bake recently. I found him so interesting I wanted to check out his book. Unfortunately, I found it very disjointed. All the characters seemed very shallow. There were red herrings strewn all about that made no sense. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 5/18/2012

    " The tracking of a serial killer - it'sthe author was in the DA's office for years and obviously knows a great deal about the legal system; however, it was easy to figure out the perpetrator very early on, which took a lot of the fun out of the book for me... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 3/19/2012

    " The only reason I read as much of this as I did was because I was home sick and away from books. The writing was not good. The plot was so-so, but it tried to do too much. It just wasn't moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 12/1/2011

    " Kind of a Boston Legan meets Criminal Minds type book. I would read another one by this author (this is his first novel). Surprise ending I didn't see coming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tj | 8/25/2011

    " Know the author, got a signed copy of the book... no big deal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 3/16/2011

    " Great book, a must read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 3/15/2011

    " Kind of a Boston Legan meets Criminal Minds type book. I would read another one by this author (this is his first novel). Surprise ending I didn't see coming. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny | 4/27/2010

    " This was a big disappointment. Strong premise, but then just got repetitive. Stuck it out to the end to see if he'd throw in a good twist. Wrong. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tj | 8/14/2009

    " Know the author, got a signed copy of the book... no big deal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 6/5/2009

    " I found myself frustrated with what seemed to be entirely divergent storylines, and wish that the author had thrown some breadcrumb clues out earlier in the book, linking the serial killer investigation to the assistant DA office politics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 3/11/2009

    " not a bad read. Enjoyed the twist at the end. Only suspected it very close to the end. Left open to a continuing story. Must or will be a next book to continue the story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 12/2/2008

    " Great book about a crime in Boston. Quick read. Raffi was one of my father in laws students at Boston Latin. Cant wait for his next book "

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About the Author
Raffi Yessayan is a defense attorney based in Boston.
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.