Fields Where They Lay : Junior Bender

  • by Timothy Hallinan
  • Narrated by Peter Berkrot
  • Series: Junior Bender
  • 10 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It's three days until Christmas and Junior Bender, Hollywood's fast-talking fixer for the felonious, is up to his ears in shopping mall Santas, Russian mobsters, desperate holiday shoppers, and ('tis the season) murder.
The halls are decked, the deck is stacked, and here comes that jolly old elf. Junior Bender, divorced father of one and burglar extraordinaire, finds himself stuck inside the Edgerton Mall, and not just as a last-minute shopper (though he is that too). Edgerton isn't exactly the epicenter of holiday cheer, despite its two Santas, canned Christmas music, chintzy bows, and festive lights. The mall is a fossil of an industry in decline; many of its stores are closed, and to make matters worse, there is a rampant shoplifting problem.
The murderous Russian mobster who owns the place has decided it takes a thief to catch a thief and hires Junior - under threat - to solve the shoplifting problem for him. But Junior's surveillance operation doesn't go well: as Christmas Eve approaches, two people are dead and it's obvious that shoplifting is the least of the mall's problems. To prevent further deaths, possibly including his own, Junior must confront his dread of Christmas - both present and past.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Hallinan and Berkrot are a dream team

Tim Hallinan has written not one, not two, but three fantastic series. Junior Bender, the third of his heroes, takes on the role of deadpan, sarcastic thief cum PI to the crime world. The result; comedic gold with a social conscience. Peter Berkrot nails the narration. Highly recommended!
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- Terry Bowman

Extremely slow start; searching for the story

This book is EXTREMELY slow to start as though the author was searching for the story. I almost quit several times, but finally the last third of the book brought it all together. I can't say it was worth the credit and I'm not likely to buy another Junior Bender unless it is seriously discounted.
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- Elaine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2016
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.