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Author: Gloria White Narrator: Carol Cowan Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Ronnie Ventana Mysteries Release Date: January 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481566032

Publisher Description

Meet Veronica “Ronnie” Ventana, daughter of the infamous Ventanas, the couple who made cat burglary classy. With her own special expertise in burglar alarm systems—getting past them, that is—Ronnie and her best friend Blackie Coogan, “shamus emeritus” of San Francisco, operate on the legit side of the law.

Running is supposed to be the path to health, but for Ronnie it’s suddenly a direct route to danger. At six a.m. on the edge of San Francisco Bay, she’s the jogger who stumbles onto the scene of a crime. The killer has seen her face, and she’s ID’d him as a political honcho with enough clout to cover up anything, even murder. Now she’s running for her life, from the barrios to San Francisco’s ritziest neighborhoods, and her destination is that dark place called Justice and Revenge.

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  • “The mystery is fast-paced, and the author’s hard-boiled style is well-suited to audio.”

    - Indianapolis Star
  • “Carol Cowan, who has one of those voices one never tires of hearing, is brilliant as the reader. Her ability to change voices, moods and tempos makes this story seem much shorter than it is.”

    - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • “The satisfying momentum never flags from this first novel’s opening moment…Readers will want more of Ventana, an appealing protagonist who engages in intelligent, stylish sleuthing.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “Carol Cowan delivers a dynamic portrait of the tough but vulnerable Ventana. Cowan’s deep, resonant voice has great range and projects humor and warmth into the snappy dialogue.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Both polite and profane, idealistic and hard-boiled, Ventana is a satisfying heroine…Recommended.”

    - Library Journal
  • “Cowan’s flawless reading is one of the best I’ve heard in the tough, independent-female-private-eye-mystery genre. Her fully voiced first-person narration moves along at a good, even pace and suits the time, place and atmosphere.”

    - Kliatt
  • “Carol Cowan’s lively style highlights a plot which holds many satisfyingly unexpected twists and turns.”

    - Bookwatch

Awards

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting main character and other character developments, very police procedural for an independent detective type mystery. "

    - Francesca, 1/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " You don't see Gloria White's books around much any more, but I liked all of them. "

    - Moonyean, 1/11/2012

About the Author

Gloria White wrote her first mystery at the age of eight. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in economics and worked in a variety of fields before turning to writing. In addition to writing novels, she has written for Mystery Scene magazine and has served on the board of Mystery Writers of America. She lives in San Francisco.

About the Narrator

Dean Koontz is the author of many New York Times bestsellers, including suspense thrillers and books for young readers. His books are published in thirty-six languages, and his worldwide sales top 450 million copies. Several of his books have also been adapted into feature films and television miniseries.