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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (109 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Loren D. Estleman Narrator: Mel Foster Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Calling upon his considerable novelistic skills, Loren D. Estleman exposes the black heart of a seemingly stable, well-run city suddenly pitched into violence and chaos. A delicate balance of forces—greed and corruption, ambition and desire—run out of control in the wake of a serial killer’s grisly rampage.

A power struggle—between a police chief who has looked the other way for too long, a Mafia boss who holds the city’s vices in his powerful grasp, and media reporters looking for a big story—turns what has been a minor dispute into a desperate struggle for survival.

Setting this drama in a blue-collar metropolis dominated by an oil company, Estleman, with an unerring eye for telling detail and an ear for dialogue that reveals the secret desires of his characters, crafts a fascinating, deadly tapestry of love, ambition, revenge, and redemption—a stunning portrait of the human condition.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Razor-sharp…. The author’s achievement…will justly be compared with that of James Ellroy’s Los Angeles noir mysteries and John Gregory Dunne’s True Confessions."

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “May be the prolific Estleman’s most thought-provoking and emotionally engaging novel.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Estleman…serves up what just might be the best novel about urban political corruption since Dashiel Hammett’s The Glass Key."

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Narrator Mel Foster…offers an underplayed reading that captures each character’s very essence and makes the novel all the more believable.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 9/24/2013

    " A novel about political corruption in a city with boundaries that are unexpectedly breached. Estleman has written a number of books but this is my first and I am impressed and sorry to have missed so much good reading. His writing is intense and his descriptions on point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Myke Reiser | 1/27/2013

    " This book is really more of an outline to what would be a really good book as it never feels fully realized even by the pat ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Greg Bester | 1/18/2013

    " This was a well written, noirish slice of life, set in an industrial town in America. Good, but the rushed ending was a little too pat. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Scotchneat | 12/3/2012

    " A town owned by a rich curmudgeon and a mystery that unfolds. Found it hard to get into. Ended up speed-reading to the end. "

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About the Narrator

Mel Foster is a prolific audiobook narrator, having read dozens of titles throughout his career. He is the recipient of the prestigious Audie Award, as well as the AudioFile Earphones Award. A former advertising agency executive who used to record test tracks for commercials, his narration career was born out of encouragement from his clients who would often say, “why are we hiring someone else? I like this guy.”