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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (71 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Wilhelm Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Constance and Charlie Mysteries Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455187287
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Private investigator Charlie Meiklejohn is called in by insurance companies to follow the trail of a suspected serial arsonist. The arsonist, Carson Danvers, has been on a fanatical crusade since the loss of his wife and son, burning down a series of old, shut-up wooden buildings in which random outbreaks of madness and murder have been occurring. Meiklejohn, with the help of his wife Constance, begins following the criminal trail, but finds himself teaming up with his quarry to face the source of these strange outbreaks: a malfunctioning alien space probe.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wilhelm is in top form as the thriller plot races along while characters teeter over an abyss of insanity and loss.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Wilhelm’s imaginative splicing of SF and horror produces a fast-moving, impelling story that should appeal to her sizable readership. Recommended.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisabet Sarai | 11/27/2013

    " Kate Wilhelm is, in my opinion, a sadly unappreciated author of science fiction, but this book did not measure up to some of her other novels. The book offers compelling characterization and a good deal of action, but it could as easily be a ghost story as sci fi. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 11/16/2013

    " I was surprised to have bought a science-fiction book, but it is nevetheless also a detective story, only with supernatural phenomenons. A good read, but I still much prefer the Barbara Holloway series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 9/8/2013

    " I enjoyed the quirky mix of mystery and science fiction. Kate Wilhelm does this kind of quick particularly well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne C. | 8/15/2012

    " Pretty gripping. I love Wilhelm's characters and language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 2/28/2012

    " Very good blend of SF and Mystery "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Timothy Neesam | 9/17/2011

    " Finished it, but only just. Can't say much more than that. Started with a great premise, ended poorly. I'll leave it at that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 8/30/2011

    " Intriguing premise. I liked the relationship between the characters, and how they were ordinary people with regular lives who stumbled into something incomprehensible. Reminiscent of early Dean Koontz. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thannasset | 5/9/2011

    " Mystery story, horror story, good intro to a detective team--all disguised as science fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisabet | 4/30/2011

    " Kate Wilhelm is, in my opinion, a sadly unappreciated author of science fiction, but this book did not measure up to some of her other novels. The book offers compelling characterization and a good deal of action, but it could as easily be a ghost story as sci fi. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " Very good blend of SF and Mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alex | 5/13/2010

    " I was surprised to have bought a science-fiction book, but it is nevetheless also a detective story, only with supernatural phenomenons. A good read, but I still much prefer the Barbara Holloway series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 4/29/2008

    " I enjoyed the quirky mix of mystery and science fiction. Kate Wilhelm does this kind of quick particularly well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thannasset | 7/22/2007

    " Mystery story, horror story, good intro to a detective team--all disguised as science fiction. "

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About the Author
Author Kate Wilhelm

Kate Wilhelm is the bestselling author of dozens of novels and short-story collections. Among her novels are the popular courtroom thrillers featuring attorney Barbara Holloway. Her other works include the science fiction classic Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.