Bad Twin

  • by Gary Troup
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Paul Artisan, P.I. is a new version of an old breed: a righter of wrongs, someone driven to get to the bottom of things. Too bad his usual cases are of the boring malpractice and fraud variety. Until now. His new gig turns on the disappearance of one of a pair of twins, adult scions of a rich but tragedy-prone family. The missing twin, a charismatic poster-boy for irresponsibility, has spent his life daring people to hate him, punishing himself endlessly for his screw-ups and misdeeds. The other twin, Artisan's client, is dutiful and resentful in equal measure, bewildered that his "other half" could have turned out so badly, and wracked by guilt at his inability to reform him. He has a more practical reason, as well, for wanting his brother found: their crazy father, in failing health and with guilty secrets of his own, will not divide the family fortune until both siblings are accounted for.
But it isn't just a fortune that's at stake here. Truth itself is up for grabs, as the detective's discoveries seem to challenge everything we think we know about identity, human nature, and family. As Artisan journeys across the globe to track down the bad twin, he seems to have moved into a mirror-world where friends and enemies have a way of looking very much alike. The P.I. may have his long-awaited chance to put his courage and ideals to the test, but if he doesn't get to the bottom of this case soon, it could very well cost him his life.
Troup's long-awaited Bad Twin is a suspenseful novel that touches on many powerful themes, including the consequence of vengeance, the power of redemption, and where to turn when all seems lost.
Bad Twin is the highly-anticipated new novel by acclaimed mystery writer Gary Troup. Bad Twin was delivered to the publisher just days before Troup boarded Oceanic Flight 815, which was lost in flight from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles in September 2004. He remains missing and is presumed dead.

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good book

I purchased this audiobook because I'm a fan of the Lost TV show, which this book is affiliated with. I figured that it would be an ok book that would offer clues to the TV show. I was right about the clues, but the book has far exceeded my expectations. It is a well written detective mystery. I am curious as to who the author is though.
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- mkral

This was very entertaining!

Would you consider the audio edition of Bad Twin to be better than the print version?

I never read the print version


What did you like best about this story?

The twists and turns were great!


What about Scott Brick???s performance did you like?

Scott as always is a master narrator!


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- T. McDaniel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-24-2006
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio