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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (153 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Lashner Narrator: Peter Francis James Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Victor Carl Series Release Date:
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A defense attorney who lives his life in shades of gray, Victor Carl fights all the right fights for all the wrong reasons. With a failing legal practice, a dead-end love life, and a pile of unpaid traffic tickets, Victor skates on the razor’s edge of legal ethics in search of the easy buck. But the one absolute in Victor’s life is loyalty, especially to a client—even if he happens to be dead. Like Joey Cheaps, a no-account who takes a knife to the throat down on the waterfront, but not before he shares with his lawyer his part in a terrible crime.

With his client murdered, Victor must search for a killer. But solving the crime means investigating the darkest spot in Joey Cheap’s misspent youth, sending Victor on a twisting journey that leads to a missing suitcase stuffed with money, photographs of a mysterious naked woman, and a Supreme Court justice with a secret to hide. And most dangerous of all, Victor steps into the crosshairs of a vengeful enemy with a past full of pain and a taste for blood.

As thrilling as it is darkly evocative, Past Due is a superb tale of crime and justice that takes the intrepid Victor Carl into brilliant new territory and confirms William Lashner’s place among the top suspense writers of our time.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “William Lashner proves that John Grisham isn't the only lawyer/author who can win over a jury of readers.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Lashner's writing (or is it Victor's character?) gains depth and richness with every installment.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Dazzling”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “If you like your mysteries tough, fast-moving and packed with colorful and off-color characters, you’ll like Past Due.”

    San Antonio Express-News 

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beverly | 8/5/2012

    " Fourth in the Victor Carl series. Investigating the murder of client Joey Cheaps leads Victor through a web of crime and deception involving drugs, infidelity, masked identity, and a state supreme court justice. Side story about Victor's dying father and his first (and only) love. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sheila | 7/12/2012

    " This book was tortuous, slow going reading. I kept going just to find out how it would end but overall was very disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Philip | 8/8/2011

    " Never had read any thing from this author; but I enjoyed reading this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by John | 5/11/2011

    " William Lashner is a great author. This book had wonderful wit and so many twists and turns it kept me guessing, but he wrapped it all up nicely in the end. "

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