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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: Michael Harvey Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Michael Kelly Series Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9781681411002
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It’s been two years since disgraced Illinois governor Ray Perry disappeared from a federal courthouse in Chicago moments after being sentenced to thirty-eight years in prison on corruption charges. P.I. Michael Kelly is sitting in his office when he gets an anonymous email offering to pay him nearly a quarter million dollars if he will find Perry. Kelly’s investigation begins with the woman Ray Perry left behind—his wife, Marie. Marie tells Kelly she has no idea where her husband is. Like everyone else, Kelly doesn’t believe her. As he hunts for her husband, Kelly begins to unwind Marie Perry’s past. Everyone in Chicago has secrets, including the governor’s wife. And some of them could get Michael Kelly killed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Harvey is one of the best regionalists in the game, and the great city of Chicago is his beat. His street-smart but eminently civilized private eye, Michael Kelly, is in fine form in The Governor’s Wife.

    New York Times Book Review

  • “With his snappy patter, jaded outlook, weakness for mysterious women, and proficiency at violence, this former cop is squarely in the tradition of the classic gumshoes… Deft characterizations and lean, mean plotting.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Harvey’s book is written in the taut, spare style of modern-day noir. It’s an enjoyable ride…In his latest [The Governor’s Wife], he’s a master.”

    San Antonio News-Express

  • The Governor’s Wife is deeply rooted in Chicago: its neighborhoods, its ethnic communities, its politics…Every time the reader turns the page and thinks he knows what he’s going to encounter, there’s Harvey waiting to wallop him with a sandbag. Harvey does that: he surprises you. Repeatedly. Read this book. You’ll enjoy it a lot.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Harvey… knows Chicago like Raymond Chandler knew Los Angeles, and these mean streets come alive even as bodies pile up.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Harvey makes political corruption personal: this isn’t a story of anonymous millions being shuffled between various offshore accounts. The consequence of every decision in Kelly’s gritty world bleeds.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Narrator Stephen Hoye has become the preeminent voice of the Chicago private investigator Michael Kelly. Hoye has a distinct sound as he draws out his words to create a laid-back swagger for Kelly. The approach works perfectly for Kelly’s contemplative moments and even for his tough-guy encounters…and Hoye delivers convincing performances for all—whether NICU nurse, thug, ethnic police officer, or the governor’s wife…Hoye’s narration is engaging enough to keep listeners engrossed.”


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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.