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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Harvey Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Michael Kelly Series Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9781415941256
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From the co-creator and executive producer of the television show Cold Case Files, a fast-paced, stylish murder mystery featuring a tough-talking Irish cop turned private investigator who does for the city of Chicago what Elmore Leonard did for Detroit and Raymond Chandler did for Los Angeles.

Chicago private investigator Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner, John Gibbons, to help solve an eight-year-old rape and battery case. When Gibbons turns up dead, Kelly enlists a team of his savviest colleagues to connect the dots between the recent murder and the cold case it revived: a television reporter whose relationship with Kelly is not strictly professional; his best friend from childhood, now a forensic DNA expert; a detective with a special interest in rape cases; and a friend from the DA’s office. To close the case, Kelly will have to face the mob, a serial killer, his own double-crossing friends, and the mean streets of the city he loves.

Ferociously plotted and crackling with wit, THE CHICAGO WAY is first-rate suspense and a marvelous debut.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 3/23/2011

    " First novel by Harvey. Read and enjoyed so much so I picked up the subsequent two. I could follow the characters movements around Chicago having lived there for years. Made me want to go back! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 3/18/2011

    " Excellently woven & written mystery. Takes place in Chicago - an added bonus. I plan to get his next book & would recommend this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacob | 2/14/2011

    " It vacillates between a 3 and 4 star read. I'm giving it a 4 because there was just enough suspense at the end and enough Chicago to make me enjoy it. A good freshman effort from Harvey. I'll definitely try to check out the other two. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 1/2/2011

    " Debut book from a new author for me. Ok read, I expect it will get better "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 12/27/2010

    " Quick, funny, violent and noir to the bone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 12/13/2010

    " This was a fun read for this author's first published novel. If you know Chicago, you'll appreciate this a lot more. The author tends to over-push the Chicago aspects of the book, but teh story is still very enjoyable. I'll be looking for more Michael Harvey books in the future. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 11/25/2010

    " A cold case set in Chicago involving private investigator Michael Kelly, his old partner John Gibbons, and a host of other interesting characters, I really liked the beginning, but somewhere along the way it didn't sustain my interest. But I'd give the author another shot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sora | 11/18/2010

    " One of the best crime stories out there. An absolute must read! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lauren | 11/2/2010

    " Predictable mystery, boring macho writing, annoying and unbelievable characters. The only enjoyment I got was in the Chicago location references - certainly not enough to sustain me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 10/13/2010

    " Very well written crime/detective novel! "

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About the Author
Author Michael Harvey

Michael Harvey is the author of The Chicago Way, The Fifth Floor, The Third Rail, and We All Fall Down, and is also a journalist and documentary producer. His work has received numerous national and international awards, including multiple Emmys and an Academy Award nomination. He holds a law degree from Duke University, a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He lives in Chicago.

About the Narrator

Stephen Hoye has worked as a professional actor in London and Los Angeles for more than thirty years. Trained at Boston University and the Guildhall in London, he has acted in television series and six feature films and has appeared in London’s West End. His audiobook narration has won him fifteen AudioFile Earphones Awards.