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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (53 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Dugoni, Joseph Hilldorfer Narrator: Tom Perkins Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781515986379
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Early in the morning on August 27, 1996, twenty-year-old Scott Dominguez showed up for an ordinary day at the fertilizing plant where he worked. By 11:00 a.m., he was clinging to life, unconscious and suffocating from toxic exposure to cyanide in a tank that was supposed to contain only mud and water. EPA Special Agent Joseph Hilldorfer was tasked with finding out what really happened on that horrific day in Soda Springs, Idaho, but the answers would not be easily uncovered. For more than four years Hilldorfer, his partner Bob Wojnicz, and a force of top-ranking U.S. attorneys struggled to expose the disturbing truths behind the tragedy, but would their efforts be enough to put the man responsible, Allan Elias, behind bars? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • [An] electrically charged narrative . . . Top-notch nonfiction legal thriller, reminding readers of the baseline: 'This all comes down to one thing. It's all about money.' Kirkus Starred Review

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Belinbs | 8/19/2013

    " This is one of the best books I've ever read! It reads like fiction but it is much more gripping, bc you know it is a true story! I could not put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 7/27/2013

    " A well written account of an important Idaho trial. True story! Sandy "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandon Dean | 11/23/2012

    " A very compelling, true and interesting book about the greed, deception, the environment and the Federal court system. I really liked this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 10/17/2012

    " Could not put this book down. Technically factual and akin to a documentary. Emotionally gripping and disturbing. Reveals the true extent of the human condition...greed, forgiveness and perseverance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kcastro | 2/3/2011

    " This crime took place in Southeast Idaho. The author attended a conference and sat at my table for lunch. Nice man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barak | 1/1/2010

    " pretty interesting. Tells the story of the criminal prosecution of a small-time chemical processor who completely ignored environmental and safety regulations eventually causing the severe and permanent injury of one of his employees. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenifer | 12/24/2009

    " I enjoyed this book because the event took place in Idaho. It was interesting to learn about the environmental laws that corporations are "supposed" to abide by and all the loopholes and shady things they do to save a few bucks. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 5/31/2009

    " Anyone interested in the environment and how the EPA works in finding and prosecuting individuals and companies that violate regulations, will find this book interesting. It is a true story and very readable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/31/2009

    " Okay, not all that exciting to me, but then I wasn't expecting an environmental true-crime documentary but a mystery novel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaitlin Justus | 12/11/2008

    " Reason I chose law school. This book makes lawyers ( EPA ones at that) look like superheroes! It's a powerful eye opening look into phosphate mines and work conditions. I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Buzz | 7/11/2007

    " An Erin Brokovich like tale... hard to believe people can be so foolish at the risk of others. Worth the read "

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About the Author
Author Robert Dugoni

Robert Dugoni is the author of the bestselling Tracy Crosswhite series as well as the critically acclaimed David Sloane series. He’s been nominated for the Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction and the International Thriller Award, and My Sister’s Grave won the 2015 Nancy Pearl Award for Fiction. It also became a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestseller and was named one of the best thrillers of 2014 by Library Journal and Suspense Magazine. Dugoni’s nonfiction exposé, The Cyanide Canary, was a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and the Providence Journal called him “the undisputed king of the legal thriller” and “heir to Grisham’s literary throne.”

About the Narrator

Tom Perkins, an award-winning audio engineer for over forty years, has expanded his skills to narrating and has earned an AudioFile Earphones Award. He learned by working with the world’s best voice talent during his career, and he continues to engineer a variety of projects.