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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Koryta Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lincoln Perry Mysteries Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781538464861
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This is the remarkable debut mystery from the award-winning author of the 2003 St. Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writers of America Prize for Best First Private Eye Novel.

Investigator Wayne Weston is found dead of an apparent suicide in his home in an upscale Cleveland suburb, and his wife and six-year-old daughter are missing. Weston’s father insists that private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard take the case to exonerate his son and find his granddaughter and daughter-in-law. As they begin to work, they discover there is much more to the situation than has been described in the prevalent media reports. There are rumors of gambling debts and extortion, and a group of Russians with ties to organized crime who don’t appreciate being investigated—a point they make clear with baseball bats.

With some assistance from newspaper reporter Amy Ambrose, Perry and Pritchard believe they are making swift progress. But then they are warned off the investigation by a millionaire real estate tycoon and the FBI. Just when they feel they are closing in on a possible source of answers, another murder forces them to change direction in the case.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A terrific, first-class debut full of suspense, tension, tricks, and charm. If you like Spenser and Hawk, or Elvis and Joe, or Myron and Win, you’re going to love this.”

    Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Quick pacing, sharp dialogue and very human characters—the good guys and the bad—make Michael Koryta’s debut a fine and satisfying read.”

    SJ Rozan, Edgar-winning author of Winter and Night

  • “An incredibly fresh private-investigator novel…Koryta…emerges fully formed in his first effort.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Koryta is only twenty-one, but he writes with the style of a seasoned vet…This is a writer to watch.”

    Globe & Mail (Toronto)

  • “Michael Koryta makes an impressive debut.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “This riveting detective novel should delight fans looking for new talent.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Scott Brick offers his usual versatile narration, lending very different voices to both partners, one younger than the other. Additional voices are unique, appropriate, and spot-on: irritated cops, powerful Russians, an elderly father-in-law, and an endearing little girl. This mystery, set in Cleveland, moves along wonderfully. It sounds like Brick had as much fun creating voices for the characters as the author did in writing this story.”

    AudioFile

  • “Michael Koryta hits the ground running with this masterful debut. He’s already so good, it’s scary!”

    Steve Hamilton, author of Ice Run

  • “An exciting debut that crackles with gunfire and terse, dead-on dialogue. This is noir, fresh and fine.”

    William Kent Krueger, author of Blood Hollow

  • “The twenty-one-year-old author excels at building characters and story, making this one of the best mystery debuts this year.”

    Library Journal

  • “A gracefully written, straight-ahead detective story with a welcome eleventh-hour surprise.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best First Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Burt | 2/9/2014

    " A PI from Cleveland, how is that for excitement. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine Clark | 2/7/2014

    " This book was fun initially because it takes place in Cleveland (and not that many series do). In fact, the guy did such a good job depicting Cleveland, I was actually surprised that he doesn't live here. But as the book went on, it felt so derivative of the Spenser and Crais' series that I just got tired of it. I probably won't read any more. Also, I can't for the life me figure out why it was nominated for an Edgar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Micky Parise | 2/1/2014

    " First time reading Michael Koryta. Interesting book, enjoyed it. Great characters, suspense and nice plot. Recommend highly.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suziqoregon | 12/26/2013

    " My blog post about this book is at this link . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 12/14/2013

    " Interesting detective story with a brilliant twist at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/14/2013

    " The first book in a great series...and he was only 21 when he wrote this? Wow! Such talent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raelene | 10/7/2013

    " Great. Good story lines that keep you wanting more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 9/26/2013

    " Read my thoughts at: Thoughts of Joy... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MB | 8/9/2013

    " Good writing, good plotting, really kept my attention. The two PIs, though, not quite relatable enough for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 8/16/2012

    " A great thriller in the Maltese Falcon/Philip Marlowe variety. Great writing and a solid plot with lots of things to throw you off track. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 7/3/2012

    " Not sure if was not in the mood for this kind of book- but I wasn't drawn in as I should have been. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 5/7/2012

    " Decent read. Not terribly exciting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linny | 11/20/2011

    " First book when he was 21, needed editing, hard to take after his pretty good 2nd book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayne | 11/3/2011

    " Just as good the second time around. I really love Koryta's writing and he tells a fantastic story. He is one of my current favorite authors! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 10/14/2011

    " Great read! Very well written, amazing how young he was when he wrote it. Read it for a bookgroup. Had never heard of this author. Plan to read more in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Cannon | 8/16/2011

    " Considering he wrote this at 20 years old, could have been a 5 star "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyneva | 3/30/2011

    " This was my first exposure to this author and the series and I was quite impressed. Good plot, interesting characters, suspenseful action scenes. I look forward to reading the other books in this series. Recommended for fans of mystery/crime/detective novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevyn | 3/7/2011

    " Another private detective, with the usual film-noir cast. Predictable but a page turner "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 3/4/2011

    " Wow, what an ending. Completely fooled me. Good story line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 2/18/2011

    " First book in the Lincoln Perry series and debut novel by Michael Koryta. It was a good story and I liked his writing style. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 2/9/2011

    " Love any book set in Cleveland "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/9/2011

    " A great thriller in the Maltese Falcon/Philip Marlowe variety. Great writing and a solid plot with lots of things to throw you off track. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 12/31/2010

    " I was hooked on Michael Koryta after reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 12/15/2010

    " The first book in a great series...and he was only 21 when he wrote this? Wow! Such talent! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 12/7/2010

    " Entertaining. First book in a series. Clever involved plot for a thriller/mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 11/27/2010

    " Considering he wrote this at 20 years old, could have been a 5 star "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 9/27/2010

    " Really liked this Lincoln Perry (P.I) series debut from Michael Koryta!
    It was fairly fast paced, with plenty of unexpected twists..keeps you reading and reading to find out what will happen. Very likable and believable main characters!! I will be going on to the 2nd in this series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MB | 9/14/2010

    " Good writing, good plotting, really kept my attention. The two PIs, though, not quite relatable enough for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 9/5/2010

    " Just finished this one. Good book. My kinda book. Some killin', some laughin', Russian mobsters. Didn't learn a dang thang but a good read. Gonna get the next one in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 8/2/2010

    " I heard great things about this book by my homie from B-town. When I finally got around to it, I found it to be...pretty okay. Throughout the book I was distracted by the terribly cliched dialogue. Of course I'll give the kid another chance. He's from the Gulch. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenazepol | 5/17/2010

    " I am currently reading this because my English teacher gave it to me. The Author live here in Brecksville, and it was interesting to see all of the different landmarks that I am familiar at. The story however is mediocere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cornmaven | 5/9/2010

    " This is Koryta's first novel and you can see how well he wrote right out of the gate, but it also shows how much he improved over time. The guy just has a great way with words, and his stories feel fresh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 4/19/2010

    " fast paced thriller with a couple of good twists! "

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About the Author
Author Michael Koryta

Michael Koryta is the New York Times bestselling author of ten novels, most recently Those Who Wish Me Dead. His previous novels—including The Prophet, The Ridge, and So Cold The River—were New York Times Notable Books, national bestsellers, and have been nominated for numerous awards, including having won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A former private investigator and newspaper reporter, Koryta graduated from Indiana University with a degree in criminal justice. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Bloomington, Indiana.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.