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Author: Tim Maleeny Narrator: Armando Durán Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Cape Weathers Investigations Release Date: December 2008 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481583626

Publisher Description

A former US senator vanishes days after his son goes missing. When they’re both found dead on a golf course in Mexico with body parts missing, the senator’s estranged daughter, Rebecca, resolves to discover what happened. When it looks like the daughter may become the next victim, private investigator Cape Weathers takes up the case.

Cape asks his deadly companion, Sally, trained by the Hong Kong Triads, to watch his back as he stumbles onto a conspiracy that leads from corporate boardrooms in San Francisco to strongholds in Mexico. While Cape manages to get kidnapped, steal from the mob, piss off the DEA, and confound a computer genius, he and Sally confront a killer determined to bury the past, along with anyone trying to dig it up.

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Quotes

  • “Maleeny smoothly mixes wry humor and a serious plot without sacrificing either…An appealing hero, well-crafted villains, snappy dialogue and an energetic plot show that Maleeny…is a definite contender in the private detective subgenre.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Armando Durán’s powerful characterizations of sardonic PI Cape Weathers and his associate, Sally Mei, are believable and compelling…Durán depicts Dobbins’ estranged daughter, who hires Weathers, with bittersweet sensitivity. With sardonic humor he portrays the discovery of two mutilated bodies in the alligator pond of a Puerto Vallarta golf course…Exceptionally well done.”

    - AudioFile
  • “A cracking good mystery definitely not for the faint of heart but just right for readers who like a gritty crime novel with a labyrinth of plot twists.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Duran’s reading is outstanding—keeping pace with the fast-moving, action-packed plot. His accent for all the Mexican characters is genuine and helps establish the locale as the action switches back and forth from Mexico to San Francisco. His voice captures all the fear that Cape feels when he is kidnapped and sees his death as imminent…School librarians should be forewarned that descriptions of the methods used by the villain in eliminating the opposition are quite explicit and gruesome.”

    - SoundCommentary.com

Awards

  • Winner of the 2009Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Liked this book better than the last Cape Weathers because Sally was more involved in this one once again. "

    - Kari, 9/17/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Cape and Sally - what a great combo! The author writes very well as there is never a dull moment in any of these books. "

    - Linda, 8/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Despite the absurdly high body count (human and animal), the predominance of sadists, and the general lack of coherence to the almost surreal plot, it was quite enjoyable. "

    - Melissa, 4/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fun but grisly! "

    - Sandy, 4/9/2010

About the Author

Tim Maleeny is the award-winning author of Greasing the Piñata. His short fiction won the 2007 Macavity Award and appears in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Death Do Us Part, an anthology edited by Harlan Coben. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University, he currently lives in San Francisco.

About the Narrator

Armando Durán has appeared in films, television, and regional theaters throughout the West Coast. For the last decade he has been a member of the resident acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 2009 he was named by AudioFile as Best Voice in Biography and History for his narration of Che Guevara. A native Californian, he divides his time between Los Angeles and Ashland, Oregon.