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Author: Aaron Elkins Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781481599283
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Pete Simon’s all-American life was everything he had ever wished for: a good home, a satisfying career, and a marriage still strong and loving after nearly twenty years. But in the days following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, everything was about to change. It begins with the appearance of a stranger at his door. The next day his wife Lily disappears, leaving a note behind begging Pete not to follow her.

Now, with a business card from an antiques dealer in Barcelona as his only lead, he sets out to find his missing wife. But each door Pete opens leads him deeper into a painful and shocking past.

A haunting parable of good and evil and all the shades of humanity in between, Turncoat is a rocket-paced roller-coaster ride with surprises at every turn.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A change of pace [for Elkins]…a darker, more ominous story of World War II-vintage duplicity and deceit.”

    Seattle Times

  • “If it’s true that readers like nothing more than to be surprised, then they’re in store for many pleasures in this Elkins thriller…For lucky listeners, the story entails unexpected twists on every cassette.”

    AudioFile

  • “Elkins masterfully weaves both backstory about his characters’ lives and WWII history into a highly suspenseful plot…An outstanding novel.”

    Booklist

  • “An emotion-drenched, authentically detailed thriller…[Christopher Lane] expertly brings listeners to an apex of fearful tension and then carefully modulates his voice for a smooth descent. With gusto and clarity, Lane enunciates the accent-mixed dialogue and skillfully navigates listeners up and down a stream of risky adventures.”

    Booklist

  • “Lane has a remarkably deep voice that is almost mesmerizing in the way it takes hold and pulls the listener deep into this gripping thriller. Gripping and absorbing listening as we follow the naïve hero and his pursuit of truth.”

    Kliatt

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jandblock | 5/25/2013

    " Very good story set in the '60's with flashbacks to WWII in France. Liked it a lot, like the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthanne | 11/18/2012

    " Another Nazi story. I think I liked Loot better, although Loot was gorier - more people beat up in that one if I have my stories straight... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 1/15/2011

    " Good story that I enjoyed listening to while driving to work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 9/13/2010

    " Not a superlative example of the suspense/thriller genre. However, very interesting stuff on French collaboration during WW2. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lora | 1/2/2010

    " Not one of the series titles, this one is about the impact of World War II on the French, and takes place in the mid-1960s. Pretty good mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 12/11/2008

    " This was okay, but I prefer the "skeleton detective" series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruthanne | 9/1/2008

    " Another Nazi story. I think I liked Loot better, although Loot was gorier - more people beat up in that one if I have my stories straight... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 6/4/2008

    " Not a superlative example of the suspense/thriller genre. However, very interesting stuff on French collaboration during WW2. "

About the Author

Kate Rudd, actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared in several independent films and shorts, as well as in multiple episodes of the television show Perks. As an audiobook narrator she has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration.

About the Narrator

Dan John Miller is an American actor and musician. In the Oscar-winning Walk the Line, he starred as Johnny Cash’s guitarist and best friend, Luther Perkins, and has also appeared in George Clooney’s Leatherheads and My One and Only, with Renée Zellweger. An award-winning audiobook narrator, he has garnered multiple Audie Award nominations, has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine, and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards and a Listen-Up Award from Publishers Weekly.