Guardians of the Night : Gideon and Sirius

  • by Alan Russell
  • Narrated by Jeff Cummings
  • Series: Gideon and Sirius
  • 10 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As the sole members of LAPD's Special Cases Unit, Detective Michael Gideon and his German shepherd partner Sirius work investigations considered bizarre even by Los Angeles's standards. Yet their latest case is more than strange - it might be out of this world.
Ronald "Wrong" Pauley is a homeless man long fallen from grace. When Pauley's late-night drinking is interrupted by a detonation of light, he sees what he describes as a "being of light" in the alley below. Pauley tries to help, but ends up as a witness to what he believes is the murder of the fallen angel.
Gideon and Sirius are already in the midst of trying to determine the identity of the so-called "Reluctant Hero" who seemed to magically appear just moments after shots began ringing out at an elementary school. Braving gunfire, the hero tackled the shooter, and then disappeared.
Both cases defy easy answers, but when Pauley turns up dead, the detectives are left with two murders to solve and lots of questions. Gideon and Sirius - along with help from a newfound friend - investigate that thin line between the real and surreal to make sense of these possible crimes.
In this exciting and captivating sequel to Burning Man, a smart-mouthed skeptic and his loyal partner must unravel a dark otherworldly mystery to deliver real-world justice.

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Another Great Book For $7.34

Guardians of the Night by Alan Russell is the riveting sequel to the bestselling novel Burning Man, and marks the return of Detective Michael Gideon and his German shepherd partner Sirius enmeshed in a strange and bizarre case, unlike anything they have ever encountered before. In a tale stranger than fiction, a homeless man reportedly witnessed what he believed to be the murder of an angel.

Gideon and his partner Sirius care called upon to investigate the baffling case. Reluctantly the duo set off to investigate the case. Their halfhearted investigation soon turns more bizarre with the death of the homeless man. Now it is up to Gideon and Sirius to make sense of the strange murders and establish the identity of the man referred to as “the Reluctant Hero.”

Author Alan Russell has written an engrossing novel that is both awesome and delightful. While the story in itself is both amazing and incredulous, mixing mystery with suspense and thriller brilliantly. Guardians of the Night borders on science fiction while it is a crime thriller with a lot of suspense and mystery thrown in. Alan Russell’s passion is contagious and many readers will find this book difficult to put down.

Jeff Cummings was great with the delivery of the story
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- Lia "I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!"

Excellent police thriller

By all means listen to Burning Man, Book 1 in the Gideon and Sirius series, before Guardians of the Night. Both books, Kindle version plus Audible version, are available to borrow at no cost to Kindle Unlimited members. The protagonists in this series are LA cop Michael Gideon and his police dog Sirius. Gideon and to a much lesser degree Sirius are still suffering from the physical and emotional effects of being badly burned in a fire while capturing a killer. This book is in my opinion not quite as good as Burning Man, but it is still an excellent police procedural. The narration is consistent with what I have tome to expect from Jeff Cummings. His voice is very clear but his accents are hideous.
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- Wayne "I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-01-2015
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio