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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (106 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Frost, Shelly Frasier Narrator: Shelly Frasier Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alex Delillo Series Release Date:
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A detective faces a horrifying choice between love and duty in this hair-raising debut. 

Reminiscent of the best in today’s suspense—from Jeffery Deaver’s roller-coaster twists to James Patterson’s cinematic pacing—Run the Risk introduces a blazing new talent in Scott Frost. As one of the writers behind Twin Peaks, he knows something about creating eerie and atmospheric tension. In this brilliant novel, he gives us a heroine who faces a challenge no one can ever be completely prepared for and a story as urgently and viscerally told as any in recent memory. 

Los Angeles homicide detective Alex Delillo works a case that chills her from the start: one with too much ambiguity and far too many surprises. None of the evidence—and yet all of it—seems relevant. A small-time shopkeeper is shot to death. Then a rare, untraceable explosive ignites in a bungalow, hurling the front door across the yard. Finally, a teenage girl goes missing, her car window smashed, her keys still in the ignition. Even before they tell her, Detective Delillo knows that this girl is her daughter. 

Delillo tracks her quarry on a trail of escalating terror toward a fiery showdown that will test her wisdom, her will, and her every skill.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “All too often, savvy mystery readers guess what’s going on way too early, but that won’t happen here…This, the first in a series, is a jaw-dropper that will leave readers clamoring for more.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mer | 6/13/2013

    " As one of the other reviews said,subtlety is not this guys forte. As we teach in writing - show, don't tell - but he tried to tell every detail of what people looked like or felt like - and his overuse of the simile really started to get on my nerves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joe O'c | 6/7/2013

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Alex Delillo (first in series); homicide detective's daughter is kidnapped by serial bomber who is looking to make a statement during the Rose Bowl parade "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mar | 3/27/2013

    " Good thriller and i'll read another in the series for sure. The bad guy ticked me off--very manipulative and a player of mind-games. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michele | 12/1/2011

    " This was a great thriller. Starts out about a terrorist and winds up being about a serial killer. Great action. I loved Det. Alex Delillo, she was a great character. "

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