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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Mark Narrator: John Curless Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781470323981
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What Ian Rankin is to Edinburgh, David Mark is to Hull, the northern England port as old and mysterious as its bordering sea. There, a series of suspicious deaths have captured the attention of Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy, whose keen intelligence leads him to notice a pattern missed by others: All of the victims were at one time the sole survivors of tragedies large and small. As McAvoy strives to connect the cases to a single culprit, he is continually torn between his duties and his aching desire to spend more time with his wife and child—both of whom he adores. In McAvoy, Mark has created an unforgettable hero: a family guy obsessed with being a decent cop, a physically imposing man far more comfortable exploring databases than being gung-ho with his muscle.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fast-moving and tightly plotted, with strong characterization and a likable protragonist, this is an extremely promising debut.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “A suspenseful whodunit…Readers will want to see more of the complicated McAvoy, who well serves a sophisticated and disturbing plot.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Mark shrewdly makes Aector an enigma for readers, too, slowly building the conflicted hero throughout the book…Mark’s years as a Hull journalist, his descriptions of a blighted city ‘on the bones of its arse,’ and winter weather that ranges from merely dismal to brutal burnish to an impressive debut.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • A 2013 Barry Award Nominee for Best First Novel
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About the Author

David Mark spent more than fifteen years as a journalist, including seven years as a crime reporter with the Yorkshire Post—walking the Hull streets that would later become the setting for the Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy novels. His writing is heavily influenced by the court cases he covered: the defeatist and jaded police officers; the incompetent investigators; the inertia of the justice system and the sheer raw grief of those touched by savagery and tragedy. He lives in Lincolnshire, England.

About the Narrator

John Curless is a theater, film, and television actor. He has appeared on Broadway in Journeys End, The Sound of Music, and The King and I and off-Broadway in Passion Play, Comic Potential, and The Entertainer. His film and television credits include Vibrations, Ed, and NYPD Blue. His audiobook narrations have been awarded two AudioFile Earphones Awards.