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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (544 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Gruber Narrator: Kate Forbes and Jonathan Davis Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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The setting is Miami. Rookie cop Tito Morales arrives at the Trianon hotel to investigate a routine disturbance call and, to his shock and horror, watches as a wealthy oil man plunges ten stories and impales himself on a nearby fence. Soon Morales is joined by detective Jimmy Paz, famous throughout the city for solving, or at least providing a plausible solution to, the so-called Voodoo Murders that left Miami burning months earlier.

Together Paz and Morales enter the hotel and discover in the dead man's room a most unusual suspect, an otherworldly woman by the name of Emmylou Dideroff. She emerges from a prayer-like state and says she wants to confess and asks for a pen and several notebooks.

What Emmylou writes is nothing like what Paz expects. He enlists psychologist Lorna Wise in an effort to make sense of things that go beyond Emmylou's explanation of the murder: details of childhood abuse, of other crimes committed, of regular communion with saints and with the devil. Is she mentally disturbed? Does she really believe herself to be an instrument of God? And why is it that so many people, including Paz's biological father, are suddenly interested in the contents of these notebooks and in preventing them from becoming public?

Emmylou's confession leads Jimmy Paz, Lorna Wise, and Tito Morales down a series of unexpected and dangerous turns that forces them each to confront questions about faith, love, and the possibility of the miraculous. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariel | 2/7/2014

    " good, but tropic of night was better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Val Shockley | 2/7/2014

    " This came highly recommended by a friend. I read it on a weekend trip. Part way through I got distracted which was my fault. It wasn't as riveting as I hoped, but maybe I just wasn't in the mood for murder mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 1/28/2014

    " Tropic of Night held me on the edge of my seat a bit more, but Valley of Bones is a compelling book to read as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/19/2014

    " Just a good story - spooky stuff :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 1/12/2014

    " Eh - ok. I figured out what was what fairly early on but it still kept my attention on a hot summer afternoon. I'll read more of his books if I see them but wouldn't go out of my way to look for him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 12/22/2013

    " Again, I will always kee Gruber's books around for when I have nothing else to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 12/20/2013

    " This really didn't compare to the first book, Tropic of Night, with Detective Paz. This one was supposed to be about demon possession, I guess. The characters were still interesting and likable, but it had none of the intellectual teeth of the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie Michelle | 12/19/2013

    " love the series, love the guy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 12/14/2013

    " Gruber's books are great summer reading. I typically don't go for the thriller/mystery genre, but I find his work to be smart, funny, and suspenseful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 12/13/2013

    " Thus far have enjoyed all of Gruber's books. Great reads and always learn something new. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 12/6/2013

    " Not many novels can combine the war in the Sudan, Santeria and an order of nursing nuns and have it all somehow fit together coherently. I wasn't always quite sure what was going on, but I enjoyed the ride. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 10/30/2013

    " Not my favorite Gruber title, but it's still good. Better to read the others first. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Higgins | 10/17/2013

    " Very entertaining and inventive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 3/24/2013

    " Great adventure read. Gruber likes to explore the nature of perception in his stories. He also does a good j0ob of exploring the problems of Africa in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 james | 12/18/2012

    " This is an excellent police procedural which takes place in Miami. This is the second in a series featuring detective Jimmy Paz, a quirky Cuban American, and the impossibly interesting Emmy Lou Dideroff or whatever her real name is. I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eugene | 2/15/2012

    " Good mystery book. I liked the main character and decent plot twists. Definitely kept me guessing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bev | 2/10/2012

    " Interesting ideas, but a little to "godly" for me--but will read him again "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julia Farrell | 12/30/2011

    " I liked this better than his last book but, it wasn't great. "

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    " For the life of me, I don't understand how this guy manages to have a best selling book with the crap he writes and his repugnant style of writing. "

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

    " Another entertaining fantasy from Michael Gruber. Characters so interesting. Miracles so believable. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Yasmin | 3/3/2011

    " For the life of me, I don't understand how this guy manages to have a best selling book with the crap he writes and his repugnant style of writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 james | 1/3/2011

    " This is an excellent police procedural which takes place in Miami. This is the second in a series featuring detective Jimmy Paz, a quirky Cuban American, and the impossibly interesting Emmy Lou Dideroff or whatever her real name is. I highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 10/31/2010

    " This really didn't compare to the first book, Tropic of Night, with Detective Paz. This one was supposed to be about demon possession, I guess. The characters were still interesting and likable, but it had none of the intellectual teeth of the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/7/2010

    " Just a good story - spooky stuff :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bev | 7/9/2010

    " Interesting ideas, but a little to "godly" for me--but will read him again "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 J. | 5/7/2010

    " This was a very interesting book. It is definitely one of the stranger books I have ever read. Almost gave it up several times but when I finished it I can truly say that I enjoyed it. A very different read.

    J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mackay | 1/28/2010

    " He's out there, but I liked the complexity, the deep change for Paz, and all the weird warped religion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 1/28/2010

    " Good mystery wrapped around a disturbingly interesting autobiography. The religious overtones add to the mystique of the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Breeze | 10/3/2009

    " An amazing read that is both an unputdownable thriller and a dazzling look at the meaning of faith. Gruber is brilliant and his characters unforgettably rich. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 9/20/2009

    " Tropic of Night held me on the edge of my seat a bit more, but Valley of Bones is a compelling book to read as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 8/11/2009

    " Again, I will always kee Gruber's books around for when I have nothing else to read. "

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About the Author
Author Michael Gruber

New York Times bestselling author Michael Gruber is the author of five acclaimed novels. He lives in Seattle.