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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (828 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Reich Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2017 ISBN: 9781464034053
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Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author of Numbered Account, creates this electrifying story of conspiracy, treachery, and political intrigue. Packed with authentic details, The Runner plunges you into the chaos of 1945 postwar Germany, where enemies often appear as allies.

American lawyer and former police detective Judge Devlin is in Europe sifting through evidence of Nazi atrocities. He is part of the International Military Tribunal, but his agenda is personal. He hopes to convict SS member and former Olympic sprinter Eric Seyss, the man responsible for his military chaplain brother’s death. When Judge learns Eric has just escaped from an American POW camp, the American sets off in a desperate race for vengeance. As Judge follows his prey, he becomes tangled in a dark conspiracy where the hunter becomes the hunted—and the very future of Europe is at stake. Christopher Reich’s masterful storytelling and George Guidall’s dramatic timing keep the tension crackling as the plot moves along at breakneck speed.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 KarenC | 2/20/2014

    " Despite some implausable actions and coincidences, a good post-WW II suspense novel. Even Patton's overall sentiments were used to good effect to make the plot believable. A few spots of repetition and maudlin feelings detracted from the action. Generally a good read that will keep your interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Schneider | 2/10/2014

    " Set in post-WWII Germany, this book followed a former NYC detective who is now an attorney working on the war crimes trial. He discovers that the man responsible for his brother's death has escaped from jail and is on the run. The author did a good job developing the characters and delving into the sometimes murky world of post-war reconstruction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 2/10/2014

    " Interesting thriller/historical fiction set in Germany after of WWII. I like Reich's plot twists and characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 2/1/2014

    " HB large print -- a fast read. Deaver wrote a book which tells the same story and was more gripping because I di not know the ending. It seems that classified material was released. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Morris | 1/29/2014

    " Not so far from a run-of-the-mill action novel, but the historical setting (post-WWII Germany) is used quite well here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Majekodunmi Oluoye | 1/25/2014

    " not his best book. not as good as the others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/24/2014

    " Very good thriller if you're into those. I was on the tip of my toes throughout the whole story. The one complaint I have is not knowing how it ends for two of the major characters I WANT TO KNOW IF THEY GOT TOGETHER OR NOT rrrr. Otherwise though a very good book and I learned a fun fact! In Germany after WWII to earn money Germans would collect cigarette butts, every 7 butts would have enough tobacco for one whole cigarette! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimi | 1/20/2014

    " Set just after WW2 in Europe. Did not enjoy it as much as Numbered Acct. Will continue to read more by him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Millicent | 1/17/2014

    " germany post world war 2 - intense. complex "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annis | 1/11/2014

    " Story is far fetched but well written with interesting use of Patton's accident "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregg Chiota | 12/28/2013

    " Very interesting book, set in post WWII Germany. Very complex plot that crosses all over Germany and details the destruction of the country and the obvious tensions between the US and Russian armies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 12/19/2013

    " Great book! I'm a woman. It's a "man" book, but he can keep those pages a-turnin'! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bruce | 12/9/2013

    " Good iPhone read. Pure get the Nazi adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aimee | 11/23/2013

    " I would have given this an extra star had it not been for the lackluster ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garrett Riley | 11/22/2013

    " Pretty good, not as engaging as some other books as I've read...I'll give his next book a try soon "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 10/30/2013

    " In the chaos of post WWII Germany, an attorney seeks the Nazi, an Olympic runner, responsible for his brother's death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel Rothwax | 9/27/2013

    " Just started reading the Christopher Reich books. Enjoyed this one and plan to continue with the books that follow The Runner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 9/20/2013

    " What a surprising good book from an author I never read before. Mr. Reich sure can write a suspenseful book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolyn Holden | 7/1/2013

    " This was a WWII thriller, which was a little different than what I usually read. Apparently, it was fiction, but based upon some factual events. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 2/14/2013

    " I learned so much about World War II while reading this book. It is not about the battles but about the people on an amazingly intimate level. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Fran Lewis | 1/9/2013

    " Not as good as Numbered Account "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 8/30/2012

    " Average at best. Good WWII fiction but in parts pretty unbelievable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Noam Gordon | 8/15/2012

    " In the half. The author so far really kept me uninterested from his hero and what-can-be-really-excited: Nazis chasing. Hope for a better pace on the 2nd half... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethany | 6/20/2012

    " Predictable, bland, not very exciting. Entertaining, but nothing spectacular. "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Reich

Christopher Reich is the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Deception, Rules of Vengeance, Rules of Betrayal, Numbered Account, The Devil’s Banker, and many other novels. The Patriots Club won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel in 2006.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of eighty-eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.