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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (86 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart M. Kaminsky Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lew Fonesca Series Release Date: August 2003 ISBN: 9781415911693
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Stuart M. Kaminsky, the veteran author of more than forty novels and the creator of such wonderful characters as Abe Lieberman, Toby Peters, and Inpsector Rostnikov, has created a new PI: Lew Fonesca, a world-weary guy who got in a car and just started driving after his wife died and wound up in front of a Dairy Queen in Sarasota, Florida.

He now makes his way amid bail jumpers and lost wives, people who want to be found and those who will do anything to stay under their rock. He spends his days solving cases both big and small and trying to get by, while attempting to figure out how to make the rest of his life make sense.

Retribution not only picks up where the first novel in the series, Vengeance, left off, but raises the bar big-time. Lew has solved his share of cases, and most of them—to his pride—have wound up having happy endings; in Vengeance, he saved a young runaway who has had a childhood nobody should ever have, and she finally seems to be turning her life around. But when she becomes involved with a reclusive bestselling author and several valuable manuscripts disappear, Lew knows that young Melanie is in way over her head. And if he doesn’t act fast, not only could a few reputations get tarnished—the bodies might start piling up.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine | 12/5/2013

    " Good mystery, but the main character, Lew, is so depressed, that the entire story is also depressed. Lew is a court server by law, but also does some PI work. The people he deals with and meets are just big messes. Too depressing--I don't think I'll read any more in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 6/29/2012

    " I love Lew Fonesca and his friends. Even if he didn't live in Sarasota (next to Dixie Hemingway's Siesta Key), I would still enjoy his stories. Glad to see those friends and a couple troublemakers back in the 2nd of this Kaminsky series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clark Hallman | 4/15/2011

    " Retribution is the second Lew Fonesca Mystery. Adele becomes involved with a reclusive bestselling author, who hires Lew to find several of his valuable manuscripts that have disappeared. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 3/21/2011

    " A fine murder who-done-it. I enjoyed this book quite a bit considering I don't usually go for mystery style books. It has energy and life that make you care about the characters which is a rare skill indeed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 6/3/2010

    " A fine murder who-done-it. I enjoyed this book quite a bit considering I don't usually go for mystery style books. It has energy and life that make you care about the characters which is a rare skill indeed. "

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About the Author
Author Stuart M. Kaminsky

Stuart Kaminsky (1934–2009) was one of the most prolific crime fiction authors of the last four decades. Born in Chicago, he spent his youth immersed in pulp fiction and classic cinema—two forms of popular entertainment which he would make his life’s work. After college and a stint in the army, Kaminsky wrote film criticism and biographies of the great actors and directors of Hollywood’s Golden Age. In 1977, when a planned biography of Charlton Heston fell through, Kaminsky wrote Bullet for a Star, his first Toby Peters novel, beginning a fiction career that would last the rest of his life. Kaminsky penned twenty-four novels starring the detective, whom he described as “the anti–Philip Marlowe.” In 1981’s Death of a Dissident, Kaminsky debuted Moscow police detective Porfiry Rostnikov, whose stories were praised for their accurate depiction of Soviet life. His other two series starred Abe Lieberman, a hardened Chicago cop, and Lew Fonseca, a process server. In all, Kaminsky wrote more than sixty novels. He died in St. Louis in 2009.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.