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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (624 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. Jefferson Parker Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Tim Hess is a semiretired veteran cop staring at a death sentence - his own. Detective Merci Rayborn, young enough to be his daughter, is brash, impatient, and not someone from whom Hess wants to be taking orders. He certainly isn't planning on falling in love with her....
Together, they must track down a psychopathic killer who's been abducting beautiful young women from the malls of Orange County. Dubbed the Purse Snatcher for the chilling way he brags about his shockingly distinctive crimes, he is one of T. Jefferson Parker's most original creations. 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 Michelle | 1/12/2014

    " wow! Really interesting crime story but great main characters. The crime storyline carried me along but the characters themselves were stories almost on their own, and I really enjoy that. I've become a huge Michael Connolly fan and this reminded me a bit of his work. I'd definitely be looking into the next book in this series. The ending of this book brought a shocking character twist that makes me want to continue on, no matter what the next crime/suspense plot is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elaine Bergstrom | 1/7/2014

    " The one thing Parker does, beyond writing a bang-up noir thriller, is do his homework on his backstory. Here Hess, a retired detective, is put back on the force partly as a favor so he can collect benefits while he goes through chemo for cancer, a situation Parker describes as well as he does a crime scene. Hess is teamed with Merci Rayburn, a young female detective who lacks many social skills, and the two of them are soon on the trail of a serial killer. This was the book that had me hooked on Parker. He writes of the humanity behind the gun with a perfect pitch of emotion and of Hess's illness as if he has gone through it himself. Wonderful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Adam | 1/5/2014

    " This was a very fun police procedural. It managed the neat trick (SPOILER ALERT) of letting you get inside the mind of the killer and still have the identity of the killer be a surprise. Moreover the policework elements seemed realistic; I really like long books like this because there is enough time for the plot to be complicated, and the acts of detection--running down leads, check facts, looking for clues--are given the time and space to feel difficult. I intend to continue the Merci Rayborn, Tim Hess series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sylvette | 12/28/2013

    " What a great story... what a disgusting ... I don't have words for that monster! And what a sad ending!!! Great read!!! "

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