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3.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 5 3.23 (35 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ridley Pearson Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Walt Fleming Series Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781423383598
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Sun Valley sheriff Walt Fleming’s budding relationship with local photographer Fiona Kenshaw hits a rough patch after she is responsible for a heroic river rescue yet attempts to avoid the press. Despite her laudable actions, she begs Walt to help keep her photo out of the local paper. Confused by her protests, Walt thinks she’s just being modest about her heroism. While Sun Valley is known as a billionaire’s playground, Walt’s job still keeps him grounded firmly in reality. One day he’s rubbing elbows with political royalty; the next he’s stepping over spilled jam jars while investigating the vandalism of a local home by a brown bear, and trying to find sitters for his twin daughters. He’s dodging Fiona, chasing down criminals, and attending charity fund-raisers, feeling like he’s leading a double life. It’s at one charity benefit that a young woman he once rescued is convinced she has seen a ghost: her former captor, a man Walt watched die. Then Walt gets a phone call that changes everything: Lou Boldt, a legendary homicide sergeant out of Seattle, reports that a recent murder in his city may have a high-profile Sun Valley connection. Their shared search for information is soon complicated by the discovery of a body at the side of the valley’s busiest road, not far from where the spooked young woman lives. A young woman who happens to be under the watchful care of Fiona. Walt and Boldt sense a connection — but are some cases better left in the cold-case file? Can Walt turn away from what seems an impossible truth? Can Boldt trick the suspect out into the open? Walt and Boldt begin to fit together the pieces of a terrifying puzzle — in the process putting themselves and everyone around them in harm’s way. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Pearson manages to team up the heroes from both his suspense series for a transfixing tale filled with secrets both large and small. At the center of the story lies Sheriff Walt Fleming, and this book in particular explores the relationships in his life. With a Pearson novel, you can always expect to get riveting suspense, excellent characterization, and a well-crafted plot!”

    Romantic Times Book Review

  • “A multi layered thriller with enough surprises to keep readers rooting for Walt and anxious about personal safety in Sun Valley…In Harm’s Way delivers a likable protagonist with relationship problems, kid issues, job challenges and the nagging suspicion that he’ll never live up to his parents; expectations. Now, who among us can’t relate?”

    Houston Chronicle

  • “The multi-layered plot and fast pacing makes this edge-of-your-seat crime novel crackle with suspense and unexpected twists.”

    Tucson Citizen

  • “The plotting is tight, the requisite scarlet herrings show up in biblical multitudes, and the resolution will surprise all but the most hardcore genre aficionados.”

    BookPage

  • “Sherriff Fleming makes for good company…He’s terse, efficient, and a font of common sense.”

    St. Louis Dispatch

  • Selected for the August 2010 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Macjest | 2/19/2014

    " This is an adult book by the same author who does the Disney Kingdom Keeper series. It took me some time to get into the book. I didn't give up on it though, and the action started to pick up after the first several chapters. The action between the characters was somewhat confusing which is why I let it sit for a while. It turns out that the main character, the sheriff, has been featured in previous books. Thus some of the confusion. The action begins with a swift water rescue, a house seemingly gets broken into by a bear, a dead body turns up, and not everyone is quite what they seem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Ann | 2/13/2014

    " This is my second book for adults by Pearson. I've read his books for young people and did enjoy those! I even caught the veiled reference to them in this book, but adult readers not aware of that series would have passed over the comment without realization. I also enjoyed the way he brought in two characters from the only other of his adult books that I have read. He provided an interesting glimse into life far different from what the majority of us experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 2/10/2014

    " Pearson writes so well it's frightening. As a treat for his fans he's brought two of his serial characters together to piece together a number of interlocking puzzles. Top-notch thriller with a slight political statement thrown in for good measure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rosemary A. | 1/13/2014

    " Too many suspects and then the killer comes on stage in the last five pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 12/23/2013

    " A good crime story with some great characters and a perfect setting... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 11/8/2013

    " This is the second in the Walt Fleming series that I have read - and I won this one in a giveaway. This plot line focuses on the developing relationship between Sheriff Walt Fleming and photographer Fiona Kenshaw and a homicide with connections to her mysterious past. Pearson has done a nice job developing the Fleming character, flaws and all. The book is fast-paced, a quick read - good choice for a day or so at the beach. The setting is Sun Valley (other books in the series have touched more on the divide between the very wealthy visitors and the full time residents) which now occupies a place on my "To Visit Someday" list. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 10/26/2013

    " Fun, took his characters from Seattle and brought them out to Idaho as minor players. Nice twist and turns to the plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 10/2/2013

    " I loved this book. I would highly recommend you read these books in order. It makes it easier to understand the characters!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Thompson | 6/8/2013

    " Another in the "Glitter Glutch" series featuring Sheriff Walt Fleming. An enjoyable enough light read, but one of those books where people are keeping secrets that they really don't need to keep and it is landing them in trouble. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn Tallman-witt | 6/5/2013

    " The mystery and story in this book are really good. As a reader I was kept on my toes as to who may have done what. There were times when I felt a chunk of the story was missing, though. It was also difficult to follow the dialogue between characters at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope | 4/8/2013

    " This was an interesting "whodunit." It would have been better as beach reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Dickison | 3/29/2013

    " Very good Walt Fleming book by Pearson. Walt must solve two murders while romancing his new love, Fiona. Lou Boldt & Daphne Matthews make guest appearances to good effect. Recommended to Pearson & mystery fans! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas DeWolf | 1/12/2013

    " Great summer read, fast-paced, exciting and satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Perlman | 11/8/2012

    " I haven't read any of the others in the series, but I thought the book was a great mystery novel. It takes place in a Vail-like town in Idaho and the "detective" to this story is the small-town sheriff. It was a great whodunit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 9/12/2012

    " A good mystery - keeps one guessing. I hadn't read this author before but enjoyed the intrigue along the way so will have to find another book in a few months. Even though I felt I had the crime figured out, another clue would throw the whole thing off. Good to the end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Minner | 7/12/2012

    " I enjoy sitting down with a Pearson thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry Lane | 6/27/2012

    " I like the Walt Fleming novels. More than adequate police procedural, interwoven with characters having their own stories, and set in the Sun Valley, Idaho vicinity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 6/8/2012

    " It was ok ... but definately a "guys read". Lots of sports jargon thrown into this "who done it" type of novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 6/3/2012

    " A little slow ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chriser123 Dittman | 5/29/2012

    " Dan & I listen to this book on the way back from Hilton Head. It is has a lot of twists and turns and was very injoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy Keller | 5/19/2012

    " Another in the Walt Fleming series books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann Marie | 6/14/2011

    " I really liked the characters and their development in this book. It was a good story even if I had to skip 3 pages twice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara B. | 5/26/2011

    " Always like reading this author, and this time he put two of his characters into the same book. Walt Fleming (Sun Valley sheriff) is the main character, but Lou Boldt (Seattle detective) shows up for an appearance, and only brings more to the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 5/15/2011

    " I forced myself to finish this book. Usually I enjoy this author's books but this story and characters just weren't interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harry | 5/3/2011

    " I like the Walt Fleming novels. More than adequate police procedural, interwoven with characters having their own stories, and set in the Sun Valley, Idaho vicinity. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael | 4/24/2011

    " My first Pearson novel. I hope they get better from here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandon | 4/13/2011

    " A good crime story with some great characters and a perfect setting... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 3/12/2011

    " 3 1/2 stars, enjoyable, suspenseful plot with some twists, lovable noble main character sheriff who loves his kids and talented dog, would read another "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/23/2011

    " I normally like Pearson's books. This one seems phoned in though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fran | 1/17/2011

    " Pretty good story. Nice plot twists. Occasionally the author is much too wordy - as if extra paragraphs has to be added to reach a certain page count. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann Marie | 1/5/2011

    " I really liked the characters and their development in this book. It was a good story even if I had to skip 3 pages twice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 12/17/2010

    " Another in the Walt Fleming series books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 11/24/2010

    " Sheriff Walt Fleming of Sun Valley, Idaho #4; Walt has a partner ship with Lou Boldt from Seattle; He and Fieona struggle to understand each other; Walt and hunter dog, Bea, do some essential tracking; overall an interesting read; keeps your interest in main characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/12/2010

    " This is my first Ridley Pearson novel. I like his style. I will definitely read more of his stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/11/2010

    " Fun, took his characters from Seattle and brought them out to Idaho as minor players. Nice twist and turns to the plot. "

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About the Author
Author Ridley Pearson

Ridley Pearson is the New York Times bestselling author of more than two dozen novels, including The Red Room, Choke Point, and The Risk Agent, as well as the Walt Fleming and Lou Boldt crime series, and many books for young readers. He lives with his family, dividing his time between St. Louis, Missouri, and Hailey, Idaho.

About the Narrator

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration and recipient of ten AudioFile Earphones Awards.