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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (264 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Vachss Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ho was a revered sensei, but when his dismissive arrogance caused the death of a beloved student, he renounced not only his possessions but also his role as master, and now roams the streets in search of a way to atone. Drawn by his presence, a group forms around him: Michael, an addicted gambler who has lost everything, including himself; Ranger, a Vietnam veteran with a tenuous grip on reality; Lamont, a once-fearless street-gang warlord turned hopeless alcoholic; Target, a relentless clanger who speaks only by echoing the sounds of others; and Brewster, an obsessive collector of hardboiled paperbacks he stashes in an abandoned building that even vermin avoid.

Late one night, Michael spots a woman in a white Rolls-Royce throwing something into the river. Convinced that the woman is a perfect blackmail target, he attempts to recruit the others to search for her. But news that Brewster's library is slated for demolition turns this halfhearted effort into a serious mission to find the ultimate problem-solver: money, and with it a new home for Brewster's precious collection.

Each frantic knock opens another barred door as the building's destruction draws nearer. And the answers to each man's questions trigger shocking explosions that hit you with all the visceral power we have come to expect from this fierce and dynamic writer. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marsena Dufresne | 2/18/2014

    " A slim book about a ragtag group of homeless men who have each other's backs in a way that family often doesn't. Their adventures are intriguing, as is their approach to finding solutions for one another's problems. The book starts slow (too much telling), but it kept me engaged throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alexander Gagin | 2/6/2014

    " I was listening in Audiobook and stopped somewhere in the first third as fake Japanese accent really spoils the experience. It's ok when some roles are read in fake accent, but it's not good when it's the main text that goes this way. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Hart D. | 2/5/2014

    " hated this fucking book so bad I threw it across the room and never picked it up again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jonathan Jeffrey | 2/3/2014

    " I really enjoyed the Burke series and hoped for more from this book, but was disappointed. "

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