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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (65 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Talton Narrator: Lloyd James, Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cincinnati Casebooks Release Date: March 2009 ISBN: 9781455192908
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Cheryl Beth Wilson, a nurse at Cincinnati Memorial Hospital, finds a doctor brutally murdered in a secluded office. Wilson had been having an affair with the doctor’s husband, a surgeon, and now she is a “person of interest,” if not an outright suspect. But someone other than the police is also watching Cheryl Beth.

The murder comes as former homicide detective Will Borders is just out of surgery. But as his stretcher is wheeled past the crime scene, he knows this is no random act of violence—in fact, it has all the marks of a serial-killer case he supposedly solved years before. Unable even to walk, Borders starts to investigate, teaming up with Cheryl Beth, who is desperate to clear her name. But as the killer grows closer, the two are running out of time to unlock the secrets of the murder at the brooding, old hospital.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Talton] puts an interesting twist on the detective solving a mystery while bed-ridden scenario in this tense, well-crafted whodunit…Talton’s authentic depiction of hospital life lends heft, as do his searing descriptions of Borders’ physical pain and mental anguish during recovery.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Talton] demonstrates his versatility in depicting the little-known world of the hospital pain nurse. A strong series launch, for all collections.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “A nurse who understands pain, a cop who’s got plenty of it, and a cold case turned hot mesh smoothly in the latest from Talton…Nicely done. Though she’s a pain nurse, Cheryl Beth is a pleasure.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 12/11/2013

    " it's ok. pretty well written, but you've met the characters a hundred times before. Plot a bit preposterous, but, hey, maybe after fifty years of reading mysteries I'm becoming jaded. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne Young | 6/1/2012

    " Good plot and well developed characters. If you don't mind bloody scenes and bad language, the plot keeps you moving through this story. I was disappointed by the last scene which I found flawed because one man who should have participated, didn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lou | 11/18/2011

    " good mystery, qua medical thriller. Title is misleading and first I thought I'd be reading about a homicidal nurse knocking off the terminally ill. Quick "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare Coupe | 9/1/2011

    " Good read, love a medical murder mystery. Some good twists and turns in the plot. Kindle freebie, the price was right!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara B. | 4/13/2011

    " Just ok. I thought I was getting the one that was second in a series, but I actually got a different title. I loved the first one I read, so I will give him another chance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elli | 3/18/2011

    " Good plot. Set in a large midwestern hospital, formerly a state of the art, but now suffering a number of financial woes and trying to get more on its feet. Starting of a new series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 2/9/2011

    " Just ok. I thought I was getting the one that was second in a series, but I actually got a different title. I loved the first one I read, so I will give him another chance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/2/2010

    " Good plot and well developed characters. If you don't mind bloody scenes and bad language, the plot keeps you moving through this story. I was disappointed by the last scene which I found flawed because one man who should have participated, didn't. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Lou | 12/13/2009

    " good mystery, qua medical thriller. Title is misleading and first I thought I'd be reading about a homicidal nurse knocking off the terminally ill. Quick "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 6/13/2009

    " it's ok. pretty well written, but you've met the characters a hundred times before. Plot a bit preposterous, but, hey, maybe after fifty years of reading mysteries I'm becoming jaded. "

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About the Author
Author Jon Talton

Jon Talton, award-winning author of numerous novels, is a veteran journalist and currently economics columnist for the Seattle Times.

About the Narrators

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”