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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (359 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Swain Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Carpenter Series Release Date:
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Years ago, South Florida cop Jack Carpenter beat up a murder suspect named Simon Skell, a dangerous predator with a penchant for playing the Rolling Stones’ “Midnight Rambler” as he tortured young women. When Jack lost his temper, he lost his job and his marriage, too; so as Skell’s early release from prison draws near, the tarnished hero—now a specialist in cases of missing children—sees an opportunity to make things right.

Scrambling to gather more evidence, Jack uncovers a shocking criminal conspiracy: a group of four men who kidnap and kill young women on the margins of society. Teaming up with an FBI agent, Jack must outwit and outrun his enemies.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Moves like a bullet train on overdrive…I tore through this one without putting on the brakes. I guarantee you will, too!”

    Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “Swain, author of the gambling crime series starring Tony Valentine (Grift Sense, etc.), avoids many of the clichés of the antisocial ex-cop novel in this chilling stand-alone…Well-defined characters and intricately woven subplots, one involving a nail-biting scene at Disney World, make this a page-turner.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The creator of casino expert Tony Valentine produces a suspense crossover…Gone private, Jack is every inch the detective he used to be, and the episodes in which he tracks down his latest targets… are thrilling…Jack’s likely to be a hit with readers who fantasize about noble roughnecks, and a sequel, maybe even a series, seems assured.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Midnight Rambler is a heavy hitter, fast and spare. Travis McGee meets Philip Marlowe.”

    Randy Wayne White, author of Hunter’s Moon

  • Midnight Rambler kept me up all night long, and Jack Carpenter is as appealing a hero as I’ve ever met. The only problem with Swain’s riveting thrillers is they end.”

    Tess Gerritsen, author of The Bone Garden

  • “If you listen to this book at night, you’ll have every light in the house burning. Detective Jack Carpenter lost his wife and his job with the Miami Police as a result of losing his temper while capturing the sadistic serial killer Simon Skell…Carpenter’s world-weary tone is expertly rendered by Peter Jay Fernandez. The steamy South Florida setting is perfect for the mélange of well-crafted characters, colorful accents, and pulse-quickening plot twists. Don’t say you weren’t warned.”


  • A 2008 Barry Award Finalist for Best Thriller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Effie | 2/7/2014

    " I like his Tony Valentine novels more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joe O'c | 1/29/2014

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Jack Carpenter (first in series); a serial killer that Carpenter put away (and beat up resulting in him resigning from the police) is being released because of new evidence; as he tries to keep this from happening he stumbles upon a much larger conspiracy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steven Lyon | 1/24/2014

    " While not quite as entertaining as the Tony Valentine series, this book kept the pace going well and I got to liking the new protagonist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cathy DuPont | 1/22/2014

    " At times got a little bogged down, but I love Swain's characters. This was a little on the chilling side for my liking, but all in all, a good read. Just partial to James Swain, especially Valentine. "

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