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3.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 53.12 out of 5 3.12 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Colin Harrison Narrator: John Rubisntein Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN:
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Porter Wren makes a living sifting through the debris of New York's most horrific murders and sensational crimes, searching for the twist that the beat reporters missed, the illuminating irony, the romantic detail that adds meaning to the relentless wreckage of human appetite and folly. Devoted to his wife and two children, why then does Porter telephone his wife and lie about his plans for the evening, minutes before he finds himself in the Fifth Avenue apartment of a beautiful woman with a story to tell, staring at her late husband's autopsy photos and reading the police files on his unsolved murder? Who is Porter Wren? The man who protects his family behind walls, electronic security devices, and unpublished phone numbers? Or the man who in order to indulge his need to understand the danger, deceptions and desires of the urban night will place them at risk? And equally urgent, who is the woman who beckons him and what is her story? 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 Kat C | 1/12/2014

    " This one was relatively easy to figure out, which, by itself isn't a kiss of death. But the author had an unfortunate tendency to describe his characters' personalities via their breasts and laugh lines. Eh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 1/11/2014

    " This started off really good but just fell away at the end where it seems basically the main character (and hence the author) just couldn't be arsed. It was kinda weird to read a book where beepers and VHS are the cutting edge of technology (albeit it was set and written in the mid 1990s). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 1/7/2014

    " Compelling NY thriller, dramatic but somewhat literary and very NY. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nic Penrake | 1/5/2014

    " Possibly the best noir thriller I've ever read. It has everything you could want: atmosphere of a city, a man obsessed by a mysterious woman, unpredictable twists, keen observation and empathetic characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Teresa | 12/4/2013

    " Drags on and on. There is no climax. There isn't even any escalation. It's just one, very long, bland straight line. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cambra | 11/27/2013

    " read in two days at work; I have no shame. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 11/26/2013

    " I liked this a lot - well plotted, interesting characters...flawed but not seriously enough to be totally unsympathetic, well written. Overall, a very good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 bette | 6/2/2013

    " Not exactly my cup of tea. Could not feel any empathy with the main character. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Barb | 4/15/2013

    " Started it and it never caught my interest. It's now been over a year and I have finished and it's time I'll never get back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 11/18/2012

    " I forgot to review this after reading and I already forgot what it was about. It was okay, lots of twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 9/7/2012

    " Loved it! gritty modern noir. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daniel | 5/7/2012

    " The book was very wordy and the author took awhile to get to the point. The "hero"was someone you couldn't feel sorry for or root for in anyway. When something bad happened to him you were happy "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rosy | 2/6/2012

    " After reading a few intense novels in a row, I was looking for some fiction that was immensely readable and didn't require too much emotion or attention. This book fit that need perfectly. It was entertaining and the prose had its moments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 10/11/2011

    " This book is a great little mystery. A bit late 90s noir, it hooked me from the first page. A fun read-- nothing earth shattering, but it'll keep you guessing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becs | 5/28/2011

    " "Gripping" scarcely begins to describe it. This was my first book by this author and I fell headlong into it. The cast of characters was complete and perfect. What's a thriller/mystery without a good twist? This one's got at least two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Kass | 5/17/2011

    " An interesting story and well written, but a lot of words. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Johanne | 5/16/2011

    " Had the elements of a good thriller, but just didn't somehow work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 3/30/2011

    " This started off really good but just fell away at the end where it seems basically the main character (and hence the author) just couldn't be arsed. It was kinda weird to read a book where beepers and VHS are the cutting edge of technology (albeit it was set and written in the mid 1990s). "

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

    " I liked this a lot - well plotted, interesting characters...flawed but not seriously enough to be totally unsympathetic, well written. Overall, a very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cambra | 1/15/2009

    " read in two days at work; I have no shame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becs | 7/18/2008

    " "Gripping" scarcely begins to describe it. This was my first book by this author and I fell headlong into it. The cast of characters was complete and perfect. What's a thriller/mystery without a good twist? This one's got at least two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 7/3/2008

    " Compelling NY thriller, dramatic but somewhat literary and very NY. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat | 7/2/2008

    " This one was relatively easy to figure out, which, by itself isn't a kiss of death. But the author had an unfortunate tendency to describe his characters' personalities via their breasts and laugh lines. Eh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 4/30/2008

    " I forgot to review this after reading and I already forgot what it was about. It was okay, lots of twists and turns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 4/25/2008

    " This book is a great little mystery. A bit late 90s noir, it hooked me from the first page. A fun read-- nothing earth shattering, but it'll keep you guessing! "

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About the Author
Author Colin HarrisonColin Harrison is the author of the novels Break and Enter, Bodies Electric, Manhattan Nocturne, Afterburn, The Havana Room, The Finder, and Risk. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.