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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: J. P. Smith Narrator: Chris Kayser Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN:
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In this modern-day Orpheus tale, one man descends into Paris's hellish underworld to find his missing wife - and learn the dark secrets of her past. Adam Füst thought he knew his wife, Honnie. But when he begins investigating her sudden disappearance, he's shocked to find so much of her a mystery. In order to find Honnie, Adam must enter the darkest shadows of the City of Lights. Paris's sex shops, dark streets, and the people who inhabit them simultaneously repel Adam and draw him deeper, giving him a painfully clear look into Honnie's past - and his own soul. Adam's grief eventually gives way to his obsession with finding Honnie, taking his very sanity to the breaking point. Will learning the truth about Honnie push him over the edge? Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trudy | 2/11/2014

    " I liked the mystery - a great twist at the end. Thought the end of the book was stupid - fail for trying to be deep and meaningful. The author should have stopped writing after the mystery was explained. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 2/7/2014

    " Again, too dark and could not get into the characters, only likable one was the old cop, rest were awful. I need to like someone, and the subject matter was also too dark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/3/2014

    " I started out not liking the main characters (Hess and Merci) but then got completely drawn in by them and ended up loving 'em. Very interesting crime/case, though the "solve" didn't totally make sense and seemed a bit unlikely. Great ending; always liked being surprised by an author's path! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Magpie67 | 1/29/2014

    " I want to really give this book a 4 1/2 star rating as the content was awesome! To get a 5 would mean a complete FBI profile would be needed on the perp in the story. Wow!!! Some very creepy things were discovered and I found myself wishing I knew what a therapist would think about the scenario. The background on this nut job alone is worth this book being a worthy of a book discussion....mystery, murder and mayhem style! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sandy | 1/20/2014

    " I made it half-way through and then gave up. The characters were 2-dimensional, tension was built by flat expressions of rage, and the murders were almost gratuitously gruesome. Erk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arzella | 12/25/2013

    " Great mystery, however I figured it out around half way through. Beautifully written an artistic novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 12/25/2013

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Merci Reyborn (first in series); young woman cop and retired detective suffering fom cancer team up to track down a serial killer who kidnaps women by hiding in their cars at malls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 12/9/2013

    " Very long. Some of the best character development I have ever read. The characters are very real. "

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

    " This is the first in the Merci Rayborn series. Tim Hess is a retired cop who's hired to work with Detective Rayborn to find a serial killer. There are some kind of half-baked plot things going on here that were not too satisfying but over all it was ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri | 12/1/2013

    " AMAZING. START OF A NEW SERIES OF NOVELS THAT ARE SO POWERFUL AND GRITTY - GREAT STUFF! NEXT ONE IS 'RED LIGHT' - ALSO DARN GOOD! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 9/13/2013

    " Enjoyed this book; reading more of his. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nelta | 8/4/2013

    " First book I have read by this author and was not disappointed.....excellent writing and the characters drew you into their story....I will read more of the Merci Rayburn .... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara Kennedy | 7/10/2013

    " Loved this book - about computer geeks "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elijoh | 5/2/2013

    " pretty good quick read but i was kind of annoyed at the end "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 5/1/2013

    " Another good read from a talented mystery writer. A bit grisly but with a page-turning intensity. If you like Michael Connelly, this is your guy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvette | 4/10/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Collins | 3/9/2013

    " Very suspenseful, will look for more from this author "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 1/12/2013

    " I really like this author. This was one of his best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristy Worden | 1/12/2013

    " Yes, the yuk factor is high, but the writing and story were well done. I'll be looking for another to aee what happens to Merci ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 12/15/2012

    " I enjoyed this "Who done it?" Last chapter was not necessary. "

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About the Author

J. P. Smith was born in New York City, raised five minutes from the Bronx, and educated in Westchester. He began his writing career in London, where his first novel, The Man from Marseille, was published, then optioned for a film. Smith is a regular contributor to The Nervous Breakdown and The Millions.

About the Narrator

Chris Kayser is best known for his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge for sixteen years at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre. He has previously appeared at AE in Sailing to Byzantium, Thom Pain, Maritius, and Broadsword. He is an Associate Artist at Georgia Shakespeare, where he has appeared for twenty-three seasons.