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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: Andrew Klavan Narrator: Andrew Klavan Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781482979978
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John Shannon is on the run facing life in prison, or death by lethal injection. Then, a bizarre text message draws him to a meeting in the dark of night. A foreigner who calls himself the Identity Man offers Shannon an incredible chance to start again: a new face, a new home, a new beginning. Soon Shannon is living a life he never dreamed possible. In a ruined city that is trying to rebuild, he finds work as a carpenter and a wood carver. He falls in love. But just as Shannon is within sight of redemption, all hell breaks loose. It turns out the city is crawling with corruption. There are crooked politicians, gangsters, dirty cops everywhere—and all of them seem to want Shannon dead. Moving through the darkness in the burnt out shambles of a dirty town, he’s got to ferret out the secret of his new life. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A compelling moral fable in the shape of a gritty, twist-filled thriller.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “A work of intense realism pervaded by sorrow, mercy, hope—and ultimately, transcendence.”

    Washington Times

  • “The inexorable pace and superior quality of the writing lift the story onto a level that feels almost mythic.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Klavan builds slow-burning tension like nobody’s business…This noir-tinted tale upends the conventions of that genre: instead of noir’s existentialism, where little people are crushed by unfeeling bureaucracy, in Klavan’s world the bloodthirsty bureaucracy actively wants to crush the little guy. Klavan’s world is dark, indeed.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanette | 6/8/2011

    " This was a decent suspense novel, which I listened to on audiobook. When an author can get me to root for a "bad guy" (no matter how misunderstood), that is a sign of good writing. I enjoyed this and will be adding other Klavan works to my reading list. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lynn | 5/7/2011

    " I should have been warned off by the blurb from Glenn Beck! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 5/2/2011

    " Audio -- Someone needs hormone control "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 4/29/2011

    " Wow! This is an amazing novel! Tension on every page. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 4/13/2011

    " I needed a happy ending and I was glad that John Shannon paid his dues and got his happy ending. I enjoyed reading this book--borrowed it from my local library. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alicia | 1/26/2011

    " I had a hard time getting past the political messages buried throughout this book and focusing on the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 1/16/2011

    " Corrupt politicians and cops; what could go wrong??
    Slow start but accelerates quickly. Good read (definitely not PC) and of course there is a political edge, it's Klavan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Msathos | 12/26/2010

    " 3.5 for non-stop action, a surprising hero, and the addition of a new author to my reading list! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Scott | 12/11/2010

    " strange book - couldn't even finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 12/8/2010

    " Until half-way through this book, I wondered why I was even reading it. Then -bam- I couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roop | 12/1/2010

    " A very good thriller. I could not stop reading till the end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon | 12/1/2010

    " A solid thriller about crime and retribution, a tad long winded but still ultimately a satsifying read... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 11/28/2010

    " Very Good; a small time criminal has his looks and identity changed by an unknown benefactor, then finds himself inserted into a corrupt city and manipulated to try and expose the powers that be
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About the Author
Author Andrew Klavan

Andrew Klavan is an Edgar Award–winning author, screenwriter, and media commentator. A number of his novels have been made into films, including True Crime, directed by Clint Eastwood, and Don’t Say A Word, starring Michael Douglas. His essays and op-eds on politics, religion, movies, and literature have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. He lives in Southern California.