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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (216 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Wilhelm Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Barbara Holloway Mysteries Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781470801168
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Barbara Holloway is a low-key attorney in Eugene, Oregon, who left her father’s high-powered firm to handle small legal problems for local residents and ponder her next move. But while trying to sort out her own future, two people, desperate for help, show up on her doorstep: former pro football player Martin Owens and his wife, Binnie. Binnie, who is mute, met her husband when she sneaked aboard his boat while it was docked in Haiti and smuggled herself into the US. Now Immigration is seeking to deport her back to Haiti, which would be a death sentence. Born to a woman from Belize who was kidnapped and enslaved by pirates, Binnie’s only hope is to prove her and her mother’s real identity. With only days to find the truth and protect Binnie, Holloway sets off for Belize. But what she knows is only the tip of the iceberg in what turns out to be one of her most complex, compelling, and dangerous cases yet.

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  • “MacDuffie effortlessly portrays a cast of native and non-native English speakers—an ex-NFL player, a retired Hollywood producer, a homicidal drug lord, and legitimate and illegitimate immigration and drug enforcement operatives. Binnie Owens, a deaf, nonverbal young woman who is fleeing slavery in Haiti, is at the center of the plot. MacDuffie’s impeccable pauses bring to life in audio format a character who speaks with her hands. Amazing!”

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  • “Barbara finds mystery, danger, and intrigue…Barbara is a compelling character—intelligent and capable yet vulnerable enough for readers to worry about the danger she encounters.”

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  • “A deportation proceeding…plunges Oregon attorney Barbara Holloway into kidnapping, murder, and other high crimes and misdemeanors…A book that includes sex, drugs, piracy, a homicidally dysfunctional family, official corruption on two continents, and a rousing finale that will bring all your moral self-righteousness to the surface.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 2/11/2014

    " Illegal in US woman from Belize in danger for her life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Rau | 2/10/2014

    " I liked this book but was confused with how it fit in with the other Barbara Holloway books I read in the past. This book is obviously an early story even though it was published in 2011. Once you figure this out the story is a good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwen | 1/31/2014

    " A trip to Belize to help a mute women immigrated illegally but born to an American father gets Barbara Holloway out of her funk. An early book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dale Harcombe | 1/29/2014

    " Probably three and a half stars is more like it. My first Kate Wilhelm book and I may well read another. This was a good quick read. I liked the character of Barbara and her concern despite herself for Martin and Binnie. It's interesting the way she dashes off arrow prayers and she throws herself into danger for others. As one who adores orchids, the desciption of the orchids really appealed to me and the descriptions of Belize which meant nothing to me before this book.I admit I am always a sucker for books and TV shows about the law and llaywyers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 1/20/2014

    " Another excellent, defense attorney Barbara Holloway book. This is one of my favorite lawyer series and this installment did not disappoint. Although this one wasn't very "lawyery" (no court room scenes, etc) it was an action packed thriller for sure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joggingt | 1/16/2014

    " I enjoy the Holloway series. They are well written and suspenseful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/24/2013

    " I have loved the Barbara Holloway series and this one topped them all! A great read that I couldn't put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary Yakubowski | 12/23/2013

    " Another great Barbara Holloway novel. Has just enough drama to keep the story going while Barbara is still her elegant flamboyant lawyer self. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 12/3/2013

    " Love, love, love Kate Wilhelm; especially her Barbara Holloway series. Have read all 12 and enjoyed each one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 11/21/2013

    " Not the best entry in the series by far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 5/31/2013

    " I enjoyed this book, but it was not my favorite of Whilhem's Barbara Holloway novels. It took some time to get into the plot and I didn't like that it was set more in the past than other more recent Barbara Holloway novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 4/24/2013

    " I was a little dismayed at first because this is a prequel--it fits in chronologically between book 1 and book 2. However, it was still the suspenseful, complex, and well-written Holloway that I've come to love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrieuoregon | 3/13/2013

    " Kate Wilhelm is not effusive, but she spins a good yarn, full of atmosphere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rrshively | 10/10/2012

    " Kate Wilhelm writes some of the best in the mystery genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 3/8/2012

    " The writing is pedestrian, but the setting--Belize--piqued my interest enough to finish this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francie Shoemaker | 12/2/2011

    " One of the characters in this book is named Dennis Linfield. This is funny because Linfield is the college I attended in McMinnville which is not a really long distance from Eugene. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 9/12/2011

    " Too short but I really like all of the Barbara Holloway books! Dithered between 3 and 4 stars. T'was hard to decide. So REALLY HIGH three...just 'cause it could have been more....(IMHO) :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorinda | 7/13/2011

    " A bit briefer than usual but interesting plot "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Ward | 7/5/2011

    " Good suspense book. Enjoyed listening to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joe O'c | 7/1/2011

    " Good; Continuing character: Barbara Holloway; when a former NFL football player and his mute wife show up at her office, Holloway has no idea it will turn into a battle with immigration, drug lords, and secret government operatives "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 5/27/2011

    " Kate Wilhelm is new to me, and reminiscent of Sue Grafton, whom I much enjoy. Well crafted whodunnit with engaging characters. This is the 12th in the series, and I will look for others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 4/14/2011

    " I liked this book but was confused with how it fit in with the other Barbara Holloway books I read in the past. This book is obviously an early story even though it was published in 2011. Once you figure this out the story is a good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 3/8/2011

    " Not the best entry in the series by far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/16/2011

    " I have loved the Barbara Holloway series and this one topped them all! A great read that I couldn't put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rrshively | 2/6/2011

    " Kate Wilhelm writes some of the best in the mystery genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 2/1/2011

    " Another excellent, defense attorney Barbara Holloway book. This is one of my favorite lawyer series and this installment did not disappoint. Although this one wasn't very "lawyery" (no court room scenes, etc) it was an action packed thriller for sure. "

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About the Author
Author Kate Wilhelm

Kate Wilhelm is the bestselling author of dozens of novels and short-story collections. Among her novels are the popular courtroom thrillers featuring attorney Barbara Holloway. Her other works include the science fiction classic Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang.

About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.