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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60 (25 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Grippando Narrator: Ron McClarty, Ron McLarty Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2004 ISBN: 9780060823931
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The youngest lawyer ever to grab the helm of Seattle's most prominent law firm, Gus Wheatley has found success-as well at money, power, and prestige. He thinks nothing can interfere with his meteoric rise to the top. Until his wife, Beth, vanishes.

Beth's disappearance coincides with a series of brutal murders the FBI dubs the "bookend killings." They think Beth isthe killer's latest victim... or his willing accomplice. But Gus knows his wife would never ally herself with a cold-blooded killer. The further he searches, however, the more he discovers that Beth isn't the woman he thought he knew.

Beth may be alive. She may or may not be innocent. She may have come up against evil far more reaching than a serial killer. And for Gus and his family, that evil is much too close to home.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Powerful…undeniable a page-turner.

    Miami Herald

  • “Grippando’s yarns are always refreshing for several reasons. His characters are well drawn but not excessively detailed; his plots are intelligently conceived and executed; and he avoids many of the cliches of this genre. Here, for instance, the lawyer is working with a tough, attractive female FBI agent, but, for a change, we aren’t treated to the usual sexual-tension, will-they-or-won’t-they subplot.

    Booklist

  • “Ron McLarty performs this creepy thriller with consummate skill and unerring characterizations. Grippando creates emotionless killers, and McLarty brings these monsters to life. Evil and death abound as McLarty brings every mind-twisting detail to the listener.

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al | 1/2/2014

    " Not up to usual standards "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 12/31/2013

    " Found this old book lying around and decided to give it a chance. I'm glad I did ... Grippando may be one of my new favorite authors. Very clever story telling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 12/4/2013

    " It was pretty good. Nothing to write home about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 12/1/2013

    " Pretty good thriller. Reminds you of what is really important. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 11/24/2013

    " Grippando tells the tale of an attorney who finds his wife has gone missing suddenly. He learns how much he didn't know about her as he seeks the truth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Glow | 11/20/2013

    " Pretty good who-done-it. Fast read but not too deep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 10/16/2013

    " This the second book I have read of his and was not disappointed. Very intriguing and well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy | 7/12/2013

    " Great reading. Fast and keeps your attention to the very end. One of Grippando's best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ricardo | 6/25/2013

    " Finally a book by Grippando that was overdone but not the to the point of ruining the book. I actually liked this one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 5/18/2013

    " I listened to this on tape and it was gripping. I think we arrived at our destination but had to drive around until the book ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/4/2012

    " Fast paced lots of twists - will read more by this author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/14/2012

    " I was a little less impressed with this one than I was with "When Darkness Falls". I still love his fast-paced writing, but this one took a strange turn in the middle. I look forward to reading more of his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 3/27/2012

    " I just started reading this book for the next mystery book club meeting. I finished this book and thought it was pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 3/6/2012

    " Fun book, not completely gripping (no pun intended - haha) but entertaining nonetheless with a nice surprise at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 5/5/2011

    " It was pretty good. Nothing to write home about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 10/7/2010

    " Pretty good thriller. Reminds you of what is really important. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ropajo | 5/10/2010

    " 01/08/11
    01/18/11 finish

    interesting twist with cult connection "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 4/7/2010

    " The wife of a high profile Seattle lawyer is missing. A couple of
    women, found murdered, look enough like her to be sisters. The
    FBI is called in to try to profile the killer.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nan | 3/28/2010

    " I just started reading this book for the next mystery book club meeting. I finished this book and thought it was pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bradley | 2/6/2010

    " Grippando tells the tale of an attorney who finds his wife has gone missing suddenly. He learns how much he didn't know about her as he seeks the truth. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al | 12/1/2009

    " Not up to usual standards "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robyn | 7/8/2009

    " I agree with a previous review--this novel starts off well. But the ending is silly. Perhaps not silly, but not clever or compelling. A cult? Seriously?? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 2/6/2009

    " I listened to this on tape and it was gripping. I think we arrived at our destination but had to drive around until the book ended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 7/28/2008

    " Found this old book lying around and decided to give it a chance. I'm glad I did ... Grippando may be one of my new favorite authors. Very clever story telling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 6/23/2008

    " Fun book, not completely gripping (no pun intended - haha) but entertaining nonetheless with a nice surprise at the end. "

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About the Author
Author James Grippando

James Grippando is a New York Times bestselling author with more than twenty books to his credit, including those in his acclaimed series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. Grippando was a trial lawyer for twelve years before the publication of his first novel in 1994. He lives in South Florida with his wife, three children, two cats, and a golden retriever named Max, who has no idea he’s a dog.

About the Narrator

Ron McLarty is a veteran actor of television, film, and stage as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He has more than 100 television appearances to his credit, including as a series regular on Spencer for Hire and Law & Order. His film career began in 1977 with a performance in The Sentinel and continued with such films as The Postman, Flamingo Kid, and, most recently, How Do You Know? His stage credits include Broadway and other productions. He has narrated more than 100 audiobooks, earning nine Earphones Awards and recognition by AudioFile magazine as a Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense in 2009 and 2010. He has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Awards and then won the award in 2001 for Best Mystery Narration. He is also an accomplished playwright and an acclaimed novelist.