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2.25 out of 52.25 out of 52.25 out of 52.25 out of 52.25 out of 5 2.25 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed McBain Narrator: Michael Arkin Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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It should have been the night that launched a new pop idol. Tamar Valparaiso is young and beautiful, with the body and voice of an angel. The stage is set for her to launch her debut album, Bandersnatch, on a luxury yacht in the heart of the city. But halfway through her performance, masked men drag Tamar off the stage and into a waiting speedboat, while the partygoers look on helplessly.

Detective Steve Carella is just showing up for the graveyard shift when news of the kidnapping comes in. Working disjointedly with a Joint Task Force that calls itself The Squad, Carella and the men and women of the Eight-Seven must find Tamar before time - or indeed her very life - runs out.

In this brilliant look at the music industry, Ed McBain once again combines his mastery of form with the fast-paced dialogue and intricate plotting that have become his signature.

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jenny | 10/25/2010

    " Ugh, this was entirely too long - in desperate need of an editor. Teach me to pick up a book just 'cause I like the title. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brad | 9/16/2010

    " Got this on audiobook, didn't realize it was abridged. Story was eh, nothing special. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 6/4/2010

    " Even though I had figured out the part of the plot, it was still a good story, put together well, and what real investigative wor is all about. Liked the fact that i was story about the city cops beating out the FBI arrogance. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diane | 12/17/2009

    " I just got the recording from the library without recommendation. The beginning is so gross and vulgar that I don't recommend it nor will I finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 3/27/2009

    " Does not start with a dead body. Otherwise standard, readable McBain story of cops with a private life, who make sense of realistic evil. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Terry | 1/29/2009

    " What do people see in this guy's books??? Yuck. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don | 1/10/2009

    " Not the strongest McBain I've read, but a good read all the same. Starts out strong, but fades away somewhat after that. Lighter on the procedural aspect and heavier on characterization. This is the first one where I saw the ending coming a mile away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 1/17/2007

    " McBain is a master of the quick read crime novel. He created a genre in which the "hero" is the whole department, not a single protagonist. All of his books are great reads and this one was, as usual, good fun for a vacation. "

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About the Author
Author Ed McBain

Ed McBain is the most well known pseudonym of Evan Hunter (1926–2005), the author of over eighty novels and several famous screenplays. He is a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award and the Diamond Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers Association. His books have sold more than one hundred million copies, ranging from the more than fifty titles in the 87th Precinct series to the bestselling novels written under his own name. McBain also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.