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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (285 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcus Sakey Narrator: Dan John Miller Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Alex is failing as a father. Ian keeps dangerous secrets. Jenn is pining for adventure; Mitch is pining for Jenn. Four friends just scraping by, finding comfort in each other and the hope that things will get better. But as their twenties fade in the rearview mirror, none of them are turning out to be who—or where—they hoped. In a time when CEOs steal millions while their employees watch savings dwindle, these four are tired of the honest approach. They’ve decided to stop waiting and start taking. But a supposedly victimless crime has become a bloody nightmare. People have been killed. Ruthless men pursue them. Tensions they thought were long-extinguished are flaring. As their world unravels, each will have to choose between their life and the lives of others. And for four people pushed to the ragged edge, the only thing more dangerous than the men chasing them might be their best friends. 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 Review by Carol Eshaghy | 2/6/2014

    " Unpredictable crime fiction by a Chicago author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Patricia | 2/4/2014

    " A really great book. Reviewed for Armchair Interviews. Will be published in August, 2009 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Tracy | 2/3/2014

    " A lot of the books on my list are always out when I go to the library, so I picked this one up. It was okay. I almost shut it for good twice while reading it, but I persevered, and I give it a "Meh." The plot was not great, and it was easy to call the outcome before getting too far in. This was the first time I've read a thriller book where I've thought that I know more than the characters do about their situation. Easy read, served its purpose but not satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Modisettwilson | 1/28/2014

    " Love this author! Another example of folks making bad choices -- and bad things happen. "

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About the Author
Author Marcus Sakey

Marcus Sakey’s thrillers have been nominated for more than fifteen awards, named New York Time’s Editor’s Picks, and selected among Esquire’s Top Five Books of the Year. His novel Good People has been turned into a movie starring James Franco and Kate Hudson, and Brilliance is currently in development. Marcus was also the host of the acclaimed television show Hidden City on the Travel Channel, for which he was routinely pepper-sprayed and attacked by dogs. Prior to writing, he worked as a landscaper, a theatrical carpenter, a 3-D animator, a woefully unprepared movie reviewer, a tutor, and a graphic designer who couldn’t draw. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

About the Narrator

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renee Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, Dan has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.