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3.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 53.13 out of 5 3.13 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carl Hiaasen, Bill Montalbano Narrator: Robert Ramirez Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781464029912
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New York Times bestselling author Carl Hiaasen teamed up with journalist Bill Montalbano to write this gripping thriller that is explosively compelling.

Chris Meadows, a successful Miami architect, is leaving a meeting with an ex-girlfriend when he sees a car strike her, killing her. But the nightmare is only just beginning. As a witness to the crime, Chris knows the car’s passengers—thugs linked to Miami’s deadliest drug lords—are sure to come after him next. In a town as violent as Miami, a witness doesn’t stand a chance—especially when the cops who ought to be protecting him are more interested in dangling him as live bait.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An expertly plotted novel.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “An explosive read…Authentic, compelling, and frightening.”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

  • #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Ann | 10/25/2013

    " Pretty good--but not as good as Trap Line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolores | 10/23/2013

    " I enjoy Hiaasen's humorous books more, but this book was good too. His sense of irony is superb, but the subject matter of drugs wasn't my cup of tea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie Martin | 10/16/2013

    " Hiaasen and co-author Montalbano really caught the craziness of the coke wars. Ancient history in the drug trade, but still a page-turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 9/7/2013

    " very well written, first cop and bad guy book i ever read and liked.of course i do not want to read any more "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elge | 8/18/2013

    " a good airplane read, not too heavy but entertaining "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin Beck | 7/17/2013

    " This was an early collaboration by Hiassen. Not nearly as funny as his later solo novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 6/28/2013

    " Took awhile to get into but a satisfying trip. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 aPriL MEOWS often with scratching | 5/29/2013

    " Anyone familiar with the 'Miami Vice' TV show of the 1980's will find the information and plot of this book similar to the ground covered by that show. But this is tame stuff, comparatively. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/30/2013

    " lacking all the traits I enjoy tron hiaasens work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ward Pond | 11/30/2012

    " In Hiaasen's later work, he was a master at unspooling an outrageous situation right away. This early effort takes four chapters to get going, but once it does it's quite a good time. Worth reading, but less than his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Conrad | 11/15/2012

    " This was cowritten by Carl Hiaasen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 9/12/2012

    " love his books - this was pretty good - though it's easy to see that he really matures into his writing in his more recent novels "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 7/12/2012

    " Not exactly vintage Hiaasen -- or maybe it's TOO vintage Hiaasen, before he gave free range to his quirky sense of humor. . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Kish | 6/29/2012

    " good, but not his best work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave | 6/21/2012

    " Disappointing for something at least partly by Carl Hiaasen. "

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About the Author
Author Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen is a successful journalist and novelist. He is a writer and investigative reporter for the Miami Herald, and his work has appeared in Time, Life, Esquire, Playboy, Gourmet, and Sports Illustrated. His earliest novels—Powder Burn, Trap Line, and A Death In China—were cowritten with fellow journalist Bill Montalbano. Since then, he has written books in a variety of genres. His novel Strip Tease was made into a movie in 1996, and his young adult novel Hoot, a Newbery honoree, was made into a movie in May 2006. A number of Hiassen’s works have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, including Star Island, Chomp, Sick Puppy, and Scat. In addition to being a writer, Hiassen is also a public speaker. He lives in Florida with his family.

About the Narrator

Robert Ramirez came to audiobook narration fresh from his MFA in classical theater. Initially answering a casting call for a narrator who spoke Spanish, Robert has used his Mexican-American background to imbue authentic flavor and dialogue in audio titles. His powerful command of language and rich voice reflect his interest in dialects. Ramirez is the winner of eight AudioFile Earphones Awards.