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3.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 53.63 out of 5 3.63 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Timothy Zahn Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Quadrail / Frank Compton Series Release Date: November 2008 ISBN: 9781440723186
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In this noir thriller set on the interstellar Quadrail, former government agent Frank Compton can’t catch a break. After a successful mission against the Modhri, the coral polyp-based group mind that is attempting to take over the galaxy, Frank arrives at his New York apartment. A young woman is waiting for him, pointing a gun at his face. She tells him that someone on New Tigris is holding her ten-year-old sister. Compton takes her gun and orders her out, only to be rousted out of bed and accused of her brutal murder.

After Frank’s ally Bruce McMicking posts his bail, Frank travels to New Tigris with his assistant, Bayta, and locates the sister, who is part of a key resistance group that is fighting the Modhri throughout the galaxy. Compton must get the girl to a hidden refuge planet via the Quadrail to ensure the continued efforts of the resistance. But can he do it before the Modhri gets to her first?

Compelling characters, hard-boiled sleuthing, and non-stop action make this a hard sci-fi thriller that will grab the reader and not let go.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dion Graham’s whiskey-and-smoke voice conveys the noir elements of this sci-fi story…Graham portrays diverse characters with changes in pitch and effectively uses tonal inflections to convey the author’s sympathies for those who find themselves on the outside of society’s norms.”


  • “Classic trouble…A thriller with all the chases, mysterious aid, and red herrings intrinsic to the breed.”


  • “An engaging and fast-paced space romp.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Winona | 11/30/2010

    " fun series about promoting intergalactic peace
    squeaky clean
    main characters have a platonic relationship
    not great writing, but fun "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 11/29/2010

    " This series is just better and better. To an extent you can see the plot working in many ways in entirely different setting like a regular train, but the sci-fi adds a lot of twists that wouldn't work anywhere else. Great! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 7/27/2010

    " Third book in the quadrail series by Zahn. Not as good as the first one, but still an enjoyable summer read. Read this on the plane ride back from Germany. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacy | 1/27/2010

    " audio version

    didn't think I would stick with it, but eventually did out of boredom . . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 1/10/2010

    " I guess there is nothing like a tough guy (of either gender) with a heart to make me like a book or series. Frank Compton isn't my favorite ever but the series centers on him completely and the tales and universe are both interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelleapril | 7/2/2009

    " Although this book is the third in a series, and I hadn't read the first two, I was able to understand the background and carry on. Could be read as a stand alone. I love how he weaves this story and most of his others without swearing or sex. A good clean fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariane | 6/24/2009

    " Soooooo..... this was a *very* good book, but it leaves you hanging at the end!! As if TZ expected to write *another* book............. I wonder if there's another? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Craig | 1/24/2009

    " This third noir mystery/railroad/interstellar adventure in Zahn's series is another good one. The plot and pacing are very well executed, the characters are well drawn, and it's simply a very good old-fashioned science fiction story. "

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About the Author
Author Timothy Zahn

Timothy Zahn is the award-winning author of more than a dozen original science fiction novels and the bestselling Star Wars Thrawn trilogy, among other works. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.