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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,924 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martin Amis Narrator: Linda Hamilto Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Detective Mike Hoolihan has seen it all. A 15-year veteran of the force, she's gone from walking a beat, to robbery, to homicide. But one case-this case-has gotten under her skin. When Jennifer Rockwell, darling of the community and daughter of a respected career cop-now top brass-takes her own life, no one is prepared to believe it. Especially her father, Colonel Tom. Mike Hoolihan, longtime colleague and friend of the colonel, is ready to put the case down. Suicide. Closed. Until Colonel Tom asks her to do the one thing any grieving father would ask: take a second look.

Not since his celebrated novel Money has Amis turned his focus on America to such remarkable effect. Fusing brilliant wordplay with all the elements of a classic whodunit, Amis exposes a world where surfaces are suspect (no matter how perfect), Where paranoia is justified (no matter how pervasive), and where power and price and pride are brought low by the hidden recesses of our humanity. 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 by Dawn | 2/19/2014

    " The first time it doesn't happen you sigh and it's very hot and it feels wet. The next time it is a failure, but you have to find faith in that, in what you are doing. More than anything else, that there is will. There is will to do the thing you are doing. Period. Then there is of course, a period, for chrissake, finally. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jose | 2/11/2014

    " quick read, choppy, sorta like a mamet play, the ending though...man, sorta not what i expected or wanted. "

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

    " An interesting look at how someone could have "everything" and still be misereable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Barbara ★ | 2/5/2014

    " I found this book tedious. The main character Mike Hoolihan (a female cop) is no longer a detective but gets caught up in a highly political suicide. The excess of "cop speak" is annoying and draws away from the story. I understand this is a police novel and some should be expected but every chapter? They accepted it was a suicide without much investigation and then the mother asks Mike to check again because obviously something was wrong with her daughter. It gets a little better at this point but still disappointing and has a totally dissatisfying ending. This is my first novel by this author and most probably my last. "

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About the Author
Author Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of many novels, two collections of fiction stories, several of nonfiction, and the memoir Experience, for which he received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Amis has been listed for the Booker Prize twice and was a professor of creative writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester until 2011. He lives in Brooklyn.