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3.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 53.86 out of 5 3.86 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tom Piccirilli Narrator: Kirby Heyborne Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781470800017
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Chase was raised as a getaway driver by his grandfather, Jonah, a con man feared by even the hardened career criminals who make up his crew. But when Jonah crosses the line and murders one of his own, Chase goes solo, stealing cars and pulling scores across the country. And then he meets Lila, a strong-willed deputy sheriff with a beguiling smile who shows him what love can be. Chase is on the straight and narrow for the first time in his life—until tragedy hits, and he must reenter the dark world of grifters and crooks. Now Chase is out for revenge, and he’ll have to turn to the one man he hates most in the world. Only Jonah can teach Chase how to become a stone-cold killer. But even as the two men work together, Chase knows that their unresolved past will eventually lead them to a showdown of their own.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A powerful, hard-hitting, fiercely original writer of suspense. I highly recommend him.”

    David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author on Tom Piccirilli

  • “[Piccirilli’s] prose has the visceral punch of the best pulp writers of the past century…The Cold Spot is both funny and ferocious.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • The Cold Spot is truly dazzling. Tom Piccirilli has taken the mystery to a whole other level.”

    Ken Bruen, Shamus Award–winning author of The Guards

  • “Lean, brutal and completely arresting, Tom Piccirilli's The Cold Spot is a bull's-eye hardboiled tale.”

    Megan Abbott, author of The Song Is You

  • “Blackest noir, the most minimal kind of minimalism, and at the same time deeply emotional: this is not easy to do. I loved The Cold Spot.”

    Peter Abrahams, bestselling author of Nerve Damage

  • The Cold Spot is crime fiction at its very best, an exceptional revenge story so vivid you feel like you’re in the back seat of a getaway car with a master storyteller at the wheel.”

    Jason Starr, author of The Follower

  • “Piccirilli tells the gritty, violent and dark tale in an appealingly noirish narrative style, highly economical yet bracingly intimate.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A 2009 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 2/23/2011

    " Good setup and really strong characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gori | 4/10/2010

    " This book gets off to a slow start, but it picks up speed. It’s nothing too original, but the plot is interesting enough to pass a rainy day without complaints. I love Piccirilli’s horror novels, and I really don’t care for stories about criminals, but I enjoyed this one none-the-less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob | 8/2/2009

    " Great noirish action. Moves along fast and dark. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 7/7/2009

    " Yeah.
    Do not read this book unless you've had a physical.
    It punches you in the heart.
    More than once.
    Just remember, it's a Man's World
    But it don't mean nothing without a woman or a girl
    Even then...
    Keep a gun handy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 spencer | 3/23/2009

    " Reading about people this awful shouldn't be so much fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hlhowe924 | 6/10/2008

    " Picirilli keeps growing as a noir/mystery writer, getting better with every title. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paul | 5/2/2008

    " Disappointing sub-Stark crime novel. Piccirilli continues his shift from horror to crime and thrillers. The novel does have a nice kinky fight scene between the hero driver and a bank robber but that's just about the only thing that distinguishes this book. "

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About the Author
Author Tom Piccirilli

Tom Piccirilli (1965–2015) was the author of more than twenty novels, including The Cold Spot, The Midnight Road, The Dead Letters, Headstone City, November Mourns, and A Choir of Ill Children. He was a four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award and Le Grand Prix de L’Imaginaire. The Midnight Road won the International Thriller Writers Award for best paperback original.

About the Narrator

Kirby Heyborne is an American musician, actor, and multiple award–winning audiobook narrator. After graduating from the University of Utah with a degree in economics, he received critical acclaim for his starring role in the award-winning World War II drama Saints and Soldiers. He has starred in many feature films and national commercials and has appeared on Everwood and Free Ride. In addition, he can frequently be found touring the country with his singing and songwriting act.