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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (418 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ed McBain Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The 87th Precinct Series Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781455873951
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There are a lot of unspeakable things that happen in the big city, and the murder of St. Catherine’s Father Birney is one of them. For Detectives Carella and Hawes of the 87th Precinct, finding the killer means taking a journey into the darkest corners of the city’s soul.

The satanic cult near St. Catherine’s parish is the obvious first suspect, but not necessarily the right one. As the detectives investigate the priest’s life, they uncover blackmail, old grudges, and hidden motives. When everyone has a secret and the truth hides within the lies, Carella and Hawes must rely on their premier detective work to find the killer.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As usual, the author’s uncannily accurate eye and ear make the many characters identifiable as real people. Not as usual, however, the solution to this case and related crimes reverberates with the shocks of totally unexpected disclosures.”

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 11/1/2013

    " Nancy 4 stars; Ron 3.5 stars (library book) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 10/9/2013

    " Nancy 4 stars; Ron 3.5 stars (library book) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 10/6/2013

    " Mystery Writers of America call him Grand Master. This is one of his best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patrick | 10/4/2013

    " I'd have liked this better if McBain hadn't written about satanism with such apparent zest. Members of a satanic cult are suspects in the murder of a Catholic priest -- that made sense -- but this is the kind of book that made me feel like I needed a shower after reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 9/15/2013

    " This is one of the better McBain's in his 87th precinct series. His cops seem more real than most fictional cops. Good twist ending. Nice God versus Satan side play. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula Calhau Silvestre | 7/21/2013

    " Circulo de Leitores "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn Ainsworth | 6/10/2013

    " Wordy. A lot of backstory, but saved by a strong plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 3/28/2013

    " I have read every Mcbain book he ever wrote. Never a disapointment. Loved his 187Th. RIP.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 P.e.lolo | 2/25/2013

    " Once again a good story about the 87th precinct. Mr. McBain is a master story teller and this another one of his good books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christian | 2/4/2013

    " Ed McBain might sound like a Simpsons reference but he's a reliable writer of hard boiled police procedurals. Recommended. This one is pretty good, though i'm not sure how seriously to take all the devil-worship stuff "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charles | 1/30/2013

    " Great read In depth and doesn't stray too far away from the story "

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