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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Housewright Narrator: Brian Emerson Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The brash and resourceful St. Paul private investigator Holland Taylor takes on an unpromising embezzlement case; an elderly woman has been cheated out of her life savings. But when Taylor tracks down Levering Field, the unscrupulous businessman who handled her investments, he finds that more is at stake: Mrs. Gustafson's financial ruin is only one strand in a spider's web of fraud and intrigue.

With the help of his elegant attorney lady love and an eccentric computer-genius friend, Taylor starts probing under cover into Field's activities and soon finds that someone seems anxious to derail his investigation. The game quickly becomes serious when Field is found shot to death and Taylor first is suspected of the crime and then is shot at himself.

Frightened at the dangerously widening net but determined to get answers, Taylor follows a trail to computer records that reveal a list of prominent people with large investments in Fields' operations. Millions of dollars are at stake, as well as the reputations of the most powerful people in The Cities.

As a hired killer pursues him, Taylor races to put together the last pieces of the puzzle, find the money, and catch the people who are willing to do anything to stop him. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Al Stoess | 1/12/2013

    " Another good Housewright book. Worth reading. Humorous mystery. Holland Taylor may not be as likeable character as Rushmore McKenzie but they are alike in many ways. I don't believe Housewright is writing any more in the Holland series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Joe O'c | 7/23/2011

    " Good; Continuing character: Holland Taylor; PI makes life miserable for an investor who bilked a number of people, including a friend of his parents, until the tables get turned; roles and characters a bit confused and convoluted "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christine | 6/6/2011

    " Schama is a master of telling historical stories. This book was hard to put down.

    See also Schama's BBC series, The Power of Art. Simply fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Edie | 5/18/2011

    " Schama has the gift of making the distant proximate, the unthinkable possible. So far I especially like the chapter on the Dutch tendency to imagine penal punishment. I am not the first to say this, but he is one of our most gifted historians. "

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About the Author
Author David Housewright

David Housewright has worked as a journalist covering both crime and sports (sometimes simultaneously), an advertising copywriter and creative director, and a writing instructor. He won the Edgar Award for his first novel, Penance, and the Minnesota Book Award for Practice to Deceive. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.