• Fifty Grand

  • A Novel of Suspense
  • By: Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by: Paula Christensen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-28-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (710 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An illegal immigrant is killed in a hit-and-run on a frozen mountain road in the town of Fairview, Colorado. No one is prosecuted for his death and his case is quietly forgotten. Six months later another illegal makes a treacherous run across the border, barely escaping with her life. She finds work as a maid and, secretly, begins to investigate the death of her father. But she isn't a maid, and she's not Mexican. She's Detective Mercado, a police officer from Havana, and she's looking for answers to her father's death. McKinty's live-wire prose is riveting, right up to a final, shocking conclusion.
©2009 Barron's Educational Series, Inc. (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"This amazing novel....has riveting mystery, politics of just about every shade, and thrills on almost every page. . . .This is going to be the BIG BOOK of 2009." - (Ken Bruen, author of The Guards and Once Were Cops)
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 05-04-09

Anxiously Awaited

(Review is by David's wife) I am a fan of the "Dead" trilogy and was happy to see this new book released w/o any delay on Audible.
I recommend this book, it's a great listen, the narrator is perfect for this book. This is not like the "Dead" trilogy, it's a different story told from a female POV and I thought it was spot on. The beginning starts with a great hook, I had to know how Mercado got to that point and enjoyed the flashbacks and background and waited for the story to unfold... as it always does in a McKinty novel. While I know little of Cuba and the conditions there, I feel the author did his research and the details certainly feel authentic, I was educated and entertained.
I certainly didn't feel this story was smut but is not a children's story, it's about tough situations and people, not good fairies.
I recommend this book (and McKinty's other books, as well) for well developed stories and characters that will remain with you long after you finish the book.

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3 out of 5 stars
By P. Lanzing on 04-30-09

Another Achievement in Suspense from McKinty

Here's what you need to know:

This is the new thriller from the author of the excellent Michael Forsythe trilogy ("Dead I May Well Be," "The Dead Yard" and "The Bloomsday Dead," all available from Audible. These three books introduced Michael Forsythe and told his epic story of blood and love. If you read (or listened to) the "Dead" books, you need no introduction or further encouragement. Just add to your cart and proceed with your latest injection of high-test McKinty.

If the aforementioned titles are new to you, you are in for a real treat. Mr. McKinty spins dark tales of revenge which glow with the reality of humanity. His characters and stories move with purpose, and take you along on adventures which defy interruption.

It's an old cliche that a story is impossible to put down, but in the case of Fifty Grand, it's the literal truth. Enjoy the ride!

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