Final Seconds

  • by John Lutz, David August
  • Narrated by Barrett Whitener
  • 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After Will Harper, a bomb-squad officer for the NYPD, is injured in the field, he retires early. But when his former partner is blown up, along with a paranoid best-selling author and his Florida estate, Harper's idle days are over. Suddenly Harper is tracking a serial killer who is as expert in explosives as any terrorist, and not too shy about selecting targets at the center of the celebrity spotlight. With a former partner and a resurrected dead case file, Harper seeks out help from the FBI, but not from their most inside agents. He chooses an African-American woman, whose gender and race put her on the outside of the political career track, but whose savvy and creative thinking make her the perfect ally to bring in the Celebrity Bomber. This is a fast-paced, gritty suspense novel guaranteed to keep listeners on the edge of their seats.


What the Critics Say

"Lutz always delivers the goods, and this is no exception." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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What a Shame

The authors do a fantastic job, writing a spellbinding, riveting book about bomb diffusion; tick tick goes the second hand on the clock; thump thump goes my my heart, expecting boom, maybe not. Something was bothering me about the listen, though, but I couldn't figure out what it was. Then, I pulled into my garage, shut off the engine, and continued to listen in the dark. There it was! A television, playing a sports program in the narrator's background; continuous, nonstop hollering - coming from another room! How on earth did that get by editing? Since I knew what caused the aggravation, I figured I just wouldn't listen in quiet surroundings. So, I'm driving to work this morning, and got back into it. The narrator totally changed the recording tone in mid sentence! Is there no end to his nonsense? I'll continue to listen, of course, because I've paid money for the thing, and the story line really is good. We shall see.
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- Terry

Excellent narration, thrilling story, but ...

4 stars for the narrator and thrilling insight into bombing business. The most believable character was the negative one, also Harper & his job is nicely pictured. It's more difficult to believe that FBI officer can be so stupid to repeat the same mistake again and again, but the weakest point is the studied psychologist, who can read the mind of unknown bomber, but can't make a case and find arguments when talking to FBI agent.
Anyway, still excellent thriller, I was looking forward to drive to the office and back home, just to enjoy the listening in the car.
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- Pavel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-27-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.