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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (89 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gerald Jay Narrator: Paul Hecht Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Inspector Mazarell Series Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781464048517
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In Berlin, two former French intelligence agents hire Klaus Reiner, a ruthlessly effective hit man, to eliminate an American industrialist vacationing in southwestern France. Reiner easily locates his target in the small village of Taziac, but the hit is compromised when three innocent people are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Enter Inspector Paul Mazarelle, formerly of Paris but now living in Taziac, charged with bringing his experience in the capital to bear on the gruesome quadruple homicide.

Both Mazarelle’s investigation and Reiner’s assignment become complicated when Molly Reece, a New York City district attorney and daughter of two of the victims, arrives and begins asking questions. Though all evidence points to a local handyman, Mazarelle and Molly have their doubts, forcing Reiner to return to ensure they see things as he has arranged them—and that no one suspects the international political motives behind the murder.

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  • A great fit for almost any crime fan. Booklist, starred review

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tuck | 2/10/2014

    " a good premise, sad but brill paris detective living in tiny country town because his wife died, and he has black outlook, then rich american tourists get slaughtered so he leads the murder investigation, but then the author's characters fall apart and the police procedural falls apart and even the evil assassin turns girlscout. author is a nom de plume. better keep it that way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Kesseler | 2/4/2014

    " I good story. I liked the characters and the plot Looking forward to the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie Walley | 1/26/2014

    " Unputdownable - very stylish, dark and engrossing thriller. Loved the characters, setting, atmosphere. Nothing cozy about this!Can't wait for the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 1/23/2014

    " I liked this book, but had a hard time sticking with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronit Gagin | 1/4/2014

    " A good mystery and I hope that's only the first With more to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eli | 12/31/2013

    " This is one of the good books. I really enjoyed the time spent reading this novel. Not only is the story interesting, but it's well-written. The style is succinct yet descriptive...be still my heart! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lheff | 12/28/2013

    " Intelligent but somewhat convoluted "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joseph | 12/7/2013

    " I was hoping for something like Jean Jacques Manchette, but it wasn't. A decent, light weekend book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maria | 12/3/2013

    " It was an OK story. I liked the detective.. I thought this was the Paris Detective. So I will be willing to read the next book. Think of this as a summer read, smooth, not very indepth. In that context it was a great book, but if you are looking for more than there will be a bit of a let down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louie Haltom | 9/30/2013

    " good mystery Novel set in Paris. worth the time to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin Rousu | 8/28/2013

    " Above-average mystery with interesting characters and international intrigue to spare. Very promising start to a series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Belita | 7/3/2013

    " Unbelieveable plot and characters. Only finished it out of curiosity - waste of time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine Decker | 4/20/2013

    " Page-turner. Solid Plot. Interesting characters "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandy | 4/14/2013

    " Very disappointing after all the good reviews. I sure hope it's not an accurate portrayal of the French police. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla Wieting | 3/18/2013

    " I enjoyed the novel although it tended to drag on. Was disturbed by the policing methods used by the police officers ... Is this how an investigation is run in France? Apparently the author is working on a new novel so I will give him one more chance. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 3/4/2013

    " This was a great quick read of suspense set in the French country side, by a first time writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel Mansfield | 2/3/2013

    " Thoughly enjoyed this book Mazarelle is a great character for the detective and Reiner is a bad guy very good reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Priscilla | 8/16/2012

    " I enjoyed this book a great deal. The main character is likeable and a smart detective. The story line twists and is more complex than first appears. I look forward to the second book. "

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About the Author

Gerald Jay is a pen name. He lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Paul Hecht’s long career in audiobooks spans dozens of titles and authors as varied as Ray Bradbury and Gore Vidal, Jack Finney and Thomas Mann. He has recorded such books as Bob Dole’s One Soldier’s Story and Alexander McCall Smith’s Portuguese Irregular Verbs and At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances. Hecht’s theater career in New York includes many Broadway and television credits. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narrations.