Extended Audio Sample

Download Wild Justice Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Wild Justice, by Phillip Margolin Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,236 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phillip Margolin Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Amanda Jaffe Series Release Date: March 2004 ISBN: 9780060755751
Regular Price: $21.99 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $16.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Performed by Anna Fields
8 1/2 hours/6 cassettes, unabridged

Seven years ago, Phillip Margolin seized the imagination of thriller readers everywhere with his chilling breakout bestseller, Gone, but Not Forgotten. After five subsequent New York Times bestsellers, Margolin now returns to the haunting terrain of Gone, but Not Forgotten with a mesmerizing tour de force of psychological suspense, an electrifying tale of revenge and retribution that shows a master storyteller at the very peak of his craft.

Thursday: Subject is still combative after four days of applied pain, sleep deprivation and minimal food.

Vice squad detective Bobby Vasquez, for months on the trail of a slippery underworld figure, receives an anonymous tip that directs him to a mountain cabin. He races through the idyllic Oregon woods, expecting to close the book on a long-standing vendetta. What he finds instead opens a Pandora's box of horror that will haunt him to his dying day.

8:10: Subject bound and gaffed and placed in upstairs closet at end of hall. Turned out lights in house, drove off, then parked and doubled back. Watched from woods.

Within hours, Vincent Cordoni -- a brilliant surgeon with a history of violence and drug abuse -- is arrested for a heinous crime. Facing a seemingly insurmountable wall of evidence, he turns to Portland's top criminal defense attorney, Frank Jaffe-who, along with his ambitious daughter, Amanda, must put on an inspired defense. Amanda's first taste of criminal defense work is as intoxicating as it is chilling, but it raises moral questions she's loath to address. Is she defending an innocent man? Or is she using her considerable skills to set a monster free? Then Cardoni disappears under bizarre circumstances. Four years later, a second set of murders has begun ....

8:55: Subject exits house, naked and barefoot, armed with kitchen knife. Remarkable strength of character. Breaking her will be a challenge.

Has Cardoni resurfaced to ply his deadly trade anew? Is there a copycat killer? Or has the real killer been someone else all along? The police will do everything they can to stop Cardoni -- but they have to find him first.

Following a twisting trail of clues, including a harrowing diary that clinically records the killer's horrible deeds, Amanda Jaffe and Bobby Vasquez join the hunt-and themselves become targets of the twenty-first century's first genuinely monstrous psychopath.

Download and start listening now!

BK_HARP_000710

Quotes & Awards

  • “Margolin outdoes himself with this terrific thriller. This page turner kept me guessing throughout, and the villain of the piece is horrific. Wild Justice is wild.”

    Larry King

  • Wild Justice is what good storytelling is all about. Skillful plotting, good writing, an excellent cast of characters.”

    Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author

  • “The scariest book I’ve read since Red Dragon. I couldn’t put it down.”

    Michael Palmer, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A more potent rush than anything brewed by Starbucks. Consider yourself warned.”

    People

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 2/18/2014

    " This is sort of a legal thriller. Not much courtroom action, so if that's what you are looking for here you might be disappointed. But, this book was a real twisty thriller. I didn't have it figured out for a good while, and even though I started to have my suspicions, I was never really sure. Even when it's all been figured out, there is a nice little spin at the end everyone will like. I highly recommend this one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Marble | 2/13/2014

    " Plucky heroine, set in Portland...what's not to like? Oh, it's a little bit gruesome a la Chelsea Cain's series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crafty4life | 1/13/2014

    " Excellent! Very exciting and suspenseful. This is book one in this series--books 2 and 3 are excellent as well and it makes for an awesome lineup to read all 3 in a row. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 1/8/2014

    " Margolin is one of my favorite authors... This is a page turner. It took me one weekend and I just could not put this book down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jadine | 12/16/2013

    " This is fine for what it is. A scary little bump-in-the-night. I liked the main character, but I did figure out who-don-it pretty early on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy (amyb2332) | 12/1/2013

    " Good audiobook! I liked the narrator, it was suspenseful and it kept me interested while driving to work. After a little while I did sort of see the ending coming but I still enjoyed this. I've only read one other by this author and I've found both books to be good thrillers - maybe a little disturbing and graphic at times but still good books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kcbookworm | 11/29/2013

    " Another fast read...mildly entertaining. Maybe my mood, but I was a wee bit bored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqui Rodgers | 11/25/2013

    " Terrible. Predictable. One dimensional. A reminder why I avoid drug store mass market paperbacks. The only reason I gave it two stars instead of one, is because it's your typical mindless read that can be finished in a few hours...and we all like those from time to time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wcloninger | 11/15/2013

    " Quick read and very enjoyable but totally predictable. I knew who it was early on. Like the female character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 10/29/2013

    " Not great books, but easy entertaining reads. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon Glen | 10/26/2013

    " Wonderful read... kept you guessing til the end. So many plot twists and turns! Some of the writing was stilted but not enough to put it down due to the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johnathan Ungricht | 10/14/2013

    " Phillip Margolin writes very readable books, but he is a huge fan of twists. His twists are rarely subtle and "Wild Justice" kept this tendency going. Despite this the book was worth reading, however, not worth adding to a personal library. Check it out from the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 9/30/2013

    " Not too bad. Jaffke #1? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/12/2013

    " My father in law gave me this book. I think he liked it because it was set in Portland, OR. Typical legal thriller with a serial killer, I figured it out by about page 100. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 4/27/2013

    " A quick and easy read. Gory in parts but not unexpected as I've read some of his books before. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 GIZMO | 4/14/2012

    " for all the references to the Cardino case in every other Amanda Jaffe book I expected more...like most of Margolin's books there's a long buildup and then a truncated finish that tries but doesn't quite answer all the questions to my satisfaction "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeannie Scheirman | 12/15/2011

    " This was just a bit too gory for me. We listened to it in the car, so I finished it, but if I had been reading it, don't think I would have finished it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherpaxc | 11/22/2011

    " Fun and easy read. Brain candy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Horton | 7/1/2011

    " This one was a little too incredible for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rlis82 | 6/29/2011

    " A fast gritty whirlwind of a novel. I loved it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lois | 2/13/2011

    " a couple of interesting characters--two surgeons that are whacko--but the writing is so blah! and it's not that hard to guess who the bad guy really is. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anonymole | 4/7/2010

    " Basic test [yes/no:]: Would I recommend you read this book or not. Was it worth the few hours spent reading it? Am I pleased that I spent the time reading it? --- NO --- "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 3/13/2010

    " I am LOVING this author. Read 3 of his books in the past 2 weeks. There is suspense, twists and turns, courtroom, Great author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ted | 1/27/2010

    " OK, it's fiction, but in reading this book, one suspects elements of reality can't help but creep into place.
    Every segment of society represented in this book (politics, justice, criminal elements) has their own take on things. The world they live in is quite bizarre. Reader, beware! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 12/26/2009

    " Too violent for my taste, but a fast-paced thriller that kept me riveted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/30/2009

    " A quick and easy read. Gory in parts but not unexpected as I've read some of his books before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/18/2009

    " Absolutely loved this book!! Excellent twists and turns. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeannie | 9/21/2009

    " This was just a bit too gory for me. We listened to it in the car, so I finished it, but if I had been reading it, don't think I would have finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 8/29/2009

    " Excellent; Continuing character: Amanda Jaffe (first in series); young woman lawyer tries to sort out two cases over four years that include serial murders, doctors as suspect, and gangsters as well.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 8/7/2009

    " Margolin is one of my favorite authors... This is a page turner. It took me one weekend and I just could not put this book down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ericpegnam | 6/24/2009

    " Ridiculous but I enjoyed it. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations