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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (247 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Swain Narrator: Richard Mover Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jack Carpenter Series Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781482978049
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Ex-cop Jack Carpenter is the type of guy criminals avoid, so he’s surprised to receive a summons from Florida state prison’s death row. Staving off his rendezvous with Old Sparky one appeal at a time, notorious serial killer Abb Smith wants Carpenter to find his grandson. Even stranger, the case involves Heather Rinker, a childhood friend of Jack’s daughter. After making some bad choices in her short life, Heather now desperately needs Jack’s help to save both herself and her young son from a murderer’s grasp.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A nonstop mail-biter…Hero Jack Carpenter is one for the ages.”

    Lee Child

  • “Swain is one terrific writer.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • The Night Stalker is a thriller worthy of the name.”

    St. Petersburg Times

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 1/14/2014

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Jack Carpenter; after getting a call fro a death row inmate whose grandson has been kidnapped, Carpenter finds himself caught between crimes past and present while trying to save the child "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy Spirdione | 1/8/2014

    " I thought it was very good. Hard to put this book down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Strickland | 12/24/2013

    " Great thriller with the flawed ex-police detective as the main character. Better written than most detective procedurals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 12/23/2013

    " One again, the clues seemed to come too easily for the main character. Everything just seems to fall into his lap. Not that it's a bad story, it's just too convenient. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb Mjaatvedt | 11/26/2013

    " I liked this, but didn't find it nearly as engrossing as the first in the Carpenter series, Midnight Rambler. I'm having a hard time finding the words to explain why that is the case: too simplistic? too convenient? I'll try another and see if my opinion improves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 11/26/2013

    " You can read my thoughts here. (3.5/5) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim A | 11/15/2013

    " A page turner, even if it is a bit predictable and contrived. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 1/25/2013

    " Great book! This is second with this character. He has a dog! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derk | 1/14/2013

    " A fast read, but that's about its best feature. It's a sequel and I haven't read the first in the series (although I've read most of Swain's other books) but the references to the first we minimal. Nothing really stood out. The hero was heroic in most of his actions o the plot moved along. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie Tarbox | 12/17/2012

    " I ended up picking this book from the library because of the quote from Lee Child on the cover...I love Jack Reacher, and so I figured this might be something I'd like. And I absolutely did. I even appreciated Buster the dog. So it looks like I'll be checking out more of Swain's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Hicks | 11/15/2012

    " What can I say about this book? Wow seems to sum it up. A wonderful mystery about missing children that keeps you thinking until the last page. James Swain remains one of my favourite writers. I am looking forward to reading about Tony Valentine as well in a new book. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 7/21/2012

    " Most excellent book. One of my new favorite authors. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brit-j ♥ | 5/29/2012

    " GREAT BOOK! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Stewart rumsey | 5/28/2012

    " I liked this a lot and will read more of the books in the series. There was one or two places where I felt there were weak and/or erroneous issues in the investigations that annoyed me for a moment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tona | 2/7/2012

    " pretty good book, the main character is bit weird but entertaining overall "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jocie | 11/22/2011

    " Read it in 5 hours...not sure what that says, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vance | 9/27/2011

    " Greg - you've got to read this book along with Midnight Rambler. Really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 5/21/2011

    " Favorite books of 2008... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hank | 5/4/2011

    " Almost ready to set this one down. It's listed as a non-stop nail-biter. I guess if that means it never starts to begain with. Hope it picks up... It's very predictable...

    This book is not worth the time. It's poorly writen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 6/5/2010

    " Most excellent book. One of my new favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 4/5/2010

    " I liked this, but didn't find it nearly as engrossing as the first in the Carpenter series, Midnight Rambler. I'm having a hard time finding the words to explain why that is the case: too simplistic? too convenient? I'll try another and see if my opinion improves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 3/8/2010

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Jack Carpenter; after getting a call fro a death row inmate whose grandson has been kidnapped, Carpenter finds himself caught between crimes past and present while trying to save the child
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annie | 1/4/2010

    " I ended up picking this book from the library because of the quote from Lee Child on the cover...I love Jack Reacher, and so I figured this might be something I'd like. And I absolutely did. I even appreciated Buster the dog. So it looks like I'll be checking out more of Swain's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 10/7/2009

    " Great book! This is second with this character. He has a dog! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tona | 5/29/2009

    " pretty good book, the main character is bit weird but entertaining overall "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vance | 1/28/2009

    " Greg - you've got to read this book along with Midnight Rambler. Really good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yvonne | 1/19/2009

    " Jack Carpenter is at it again along with his dog Buster. A retired cop who has issues of his own is trying to save women from being slaughtered. Jack fights his own demons as well as the demon he can't see.
    This book is must read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jocie | 1/12/2009

    " Read it in 5 hours...not sure what that says, but I enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 12/2/2008

    " Very good thriller. Child abduction as the hook is tough with most readers, but the silver lining Swain delivers leaves you on an 'up' note.
    I recommend all his titles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 10/28/2008

    " Great thriller with the flawed ex-police detective as the main character. Better written than most detective procedurals. "

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About the Author
Author James Swain

James Swain is the nationally bestselling author of numerous thrillers, which have been translated into many languages and chosen as Mysteries of the Year by Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. He has received several Barry Award nominations, a Florida Book Award for fiction, and the prestigious Prix Calibre .38 Award for Best American Crime Writing. An avid magician, he has written and lectured extensively on the subject.

About the Narrator

Richard Mover is an actor and director living in New York City. His audiobook narration includes The Collectors by David Baldacci, as well as the voice of Burton Kaplan in Jimmy Breslin’s The Good Rat.