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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (134 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bill Pronzini Narrator: Nick Sullivan Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781482978056
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When his wife finally left him and filed for divorce, Rick Fallon put his house up for sale and took the last two weeks of his vacation. Then he loaded his Jeep and drove straight to Death Valley, the one place he truly belonged. On his third day in Death Valley, Fallon comes upon a deserted car, and soon thereafter, the almost-dead body of Casey Dunbar. Having rescued her, Fallon soon learns what had driven her to give up on life and—his own life on hold—he resolves to unravel the twisted and dangerous strands of hers, a quest that leads him to the glitter dome of Las Vegas among other destinations.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A good old-fashioned search-and-capture mission with all the usual Pronzini virtues: a simple yet disciplined prose style; a strong, multilayered central character; and a compelling plot that builds to a nice little closing twist.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A stylishly written, achingly melancholy tale.”

    Booklist

  • “A tight, twisty tale that an old pro’s sure-handed way with character makes both believable and engrossing.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 11/18/2013

    " About average suspense/crime/thriller. Not a lot of deep characters here. Good beach or plane reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 10/11/2013

    " An adequate little thriller -- like the main character & the plot idea. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Shauna | 3/26/2013

    " The one thing I will say I liked about this book is the authors imagery. He does have a way with words. But, the plot wasn't great I just couldn't get into it. So having said that I think I will try another one of his books soon maybe this was just one of the "bad ones." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 12/4/2012

    " Quick read - refreshingly short! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 11/9/2012

    " I chose this book because it had one of its primary locations in Death Valley and I wanted to know more about it. Though the action begins there it soon moves into Las Vegas and other Nevada cities. It was a good mystery and kept me reading and guessing but it wasn't as well written as I'd hoped. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie | 9/18/2012

    " good reading with interesting human twists and enough plot to keep you going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 7/28/2012

    " A decent detective novel. I liked the protagonist and the descriptions of the desert. Parts of the plot didn't work for me so much, but overall it's a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 6/17/2012

    " Years ago, I read a number of the "Nameless" detective books by this author and enjoyed them. This one was disappointing and I really can't say why. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Traci Hazelwood | 5/20/2012

    " The story was building up, but then I felt it just fell flat. There was so much more that could have been done with the second halve of the book. First half was a pretty good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 3/2/2011

    " I was already a Bill Pronzini fan, but I would count this book as one of his best! It's an easy read, but very suspenseful and includes a little bit of an education about Death Valley and desert environs in general. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy S | 12/4/2010

    " Appealing main character involved in helping a "lady in distress" - a few interesting twists and a good ending, makes for a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathie | 11/6/2010

    " Loved the settings "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 9/22/2010

    " Good mystery/suspense book. Little bit of language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonelle | 6/8/2010

    " Bill Pronzini always writes a good mystery, and this one is no exception. It will keep you up turning pages late into the night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 5/9/2010

    " Excellent writing. I guess my low rating is due to the resolution, which is a too fast. On the other hand, it's a quick read and very suspenseful. Rick Fallon is hiking in his favorite place, the Mohave, when he finds a woman near death. Then the twists and turns begin! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanie | 2/1/2010

    " good reading with interesting human twists and enough plot to keep you going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/22/2010

    " Excellent writing. I guess my low rating is due to the resolution, which is a too fast. On the other hand, it's a quick read and very suspenseful. Rick Fallon is hiking in his favorite place, the Mohave, when he finds a woman near death. Then the twists and turns begin! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonelle | 9/27/2009

    " Bill Pronzini always writes a good mystery, and this one is no exception. It will keep you up turning pages late into the night. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy S | 8/18/2009

    " Appealing main character involved in helping a "lady in distress" - a few interesting twists and a good ending, makes for a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 8/14/2009

    " An adequate little thriller -- like the main character & the plot idea. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Traci | 6/25/2009

    " The story was building up, but then I felt it just fell flat. There was so much more that could have been done with the second halve of the book. First half was a pretty good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 6/22/2009

    " A decent detective novel. I liked the protagonist and the descriptions of the desert. Parts of the plot didn't work for me so much, but overall it's a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 3/3/2009

    " Good mystery/suspense book. Little bit of language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 2/20/2009

    " I was already a Bill Pronzini fan, but I would count this book as one of his best! It's an easy read, but very suspenseful and includes a little bit of an education about Death Valley and desert environs in general. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 2/8/2009

    " About average suspense/crime/thriller. Not a lot of deep characters here. Good beach or plane reading. "

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