Hallways in the Night

  • by R.C. O'Leary
  • Narrated by Steven Jay Cohen
  • 9 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a veteran cop tries to arrest baseball's home run king, one of them ends up on trial and the other one ends up dead.
A routine stakeout is almost over when Dave Mackno decides to pursue a speeding Porsche. It's a decision that will have deadly consequences. That's because the Porsche is being driven by Remo Centrella, baseball's home run king, who is half-drunk and at the tail-end of a steroid cycle that makes him think he's bulletproof.
There's no way Remo is going to let a no-name cop arrest him. Especially since the woman in his car has a fresh welt underneath her eye.
For Atlanta Barons owner Ray Manning, the timing of the shooting couldn't be worse. With his oil company on the verge of a financial death spiral, he's running out of cash, and his investment bankers at Cohen, Wolfe are lining up to take full advantage of his situation. He's now in desperate need of the kind of justice that only money can buy.

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A really good story

Bec's review Sep 02, 14 ยท edit
5 of 5 stars
bookshelves: gifted-for-review, reviewed
Read from August 31 to September 03, 2014

This book was gifted to me by the narrator in return for an honest and timely review.

The story grabbed from the beginning, it drew me in and I did not want to stop listening.

Atlanta, Detective Dave Mackno is on the third night of a tedious stakeout in the city. A Porsche is driven erratically through the street, the driver is restraining a woman.

The gripping story begins! The driver of the Porsche is a baseball star, he is aggressive, he and Dave get into a fight which culminates in Dave shooting the star.
The plot flies along and is full of surprising twists and turns through the murky world of politics, racism and the legal system. This book lacked the tedium of the never ending legal intricacies and long winded speechifying that, to me, signifies a legal thriller.
I really enjoyed the ending, which, in itself held a surprise.

The narration by Steven Jay Cohen was excellent, he acts the role of each character in such a way that the listener is easily able to identify each one. His voice has a pleasing rhythm and pace which added to my enjoyment of the story.
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- bec/audiothing "I review books and audiobooks, mostly mystery, police procedurals, That's about it!"

We are introduced to a pair of police detectives,

We are introduced to a pair of police detectives, Dave Mackno and his partner, that work a part of town that few want to. Because it contains much of the poorer population and tends to have crime and violence. Right off the bat we get to witness the racism that both certain police have and their assailants and vice versa.

Then while on a stakeout Mackno decides to investigate a suspicious situation. One that leads into a series of unfortunate events, between Mackno and the best baseball player the town has ever known.

The characters are so impressively deep and colorful. Each time introduces a new player we are treated to a very interesting recap of what makes them tick. This was the driving force of this story. This was so much more than a whodunnit court room battle. O'Leary made me care for all of the characters, to the point of wanted everyone to win in the end.

While everything plays out much like I expected, except for the twist at the end, that even got me. Normally I can see those coming a mile away, but not here. I couldn't stop listening. I needed to know more about the characters, much more than what was going to happen next.

This was my first time listening to Steven Jay Cohen, he didn't disappoint. Even though at first I didn't think I was going to be able to finish the story. Very soft spoken raspy voice, average characterizations. Eventually I started to love the voice and all the subtle nuances, that I do not think everyone would notice. By the end I had to double check that this wasn't actually narrated by one of my favorites, Fred Burman.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2014
  • Publisher: Haywood Street Press