Icarus

  • by Russell Andrews
  • Narrated by Patrick G Lawlor
  • 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As a young boy, Jack Keller witnessed a life-altering tragedy - the murder of his mother. Thirty years later, Jack has it all - a great marriage, a successful chain of restaurants bearing his name, lifelong friends, and good health. But in one second - it all becomes worthless when a second tragedy occurs during the opening of a new restaurant. As Jack recovers from his injuries and the resulting psychological trauma, he is nursed back to health by Kid Demeter, a mysterious young man who was once as close to Jack as any son could be. As Kid trains his mentor and father figure, he confides to Jack about various women in his life. Each one is identified only by her nickname and each one is presented as appealing, sexy . . . and extremely dangerous. And then a third tragedy occurs. Kid is found sprawled on the pavement after plunging 20 stories to his death. Jack refuses to accept the police theory of suicide. Convinced that one of Kid's women is a killer, he finds himself searching for answers in Kid's world, a world of lap dancing and after-hours clubs, of drugs and violence, and of overwhelming sensuality. But as Jack's suspicions rise, as he draws closer to the truth, an unknown threat lurks just ahead of him, anticipating his every move - and killing whoever is in the way. As past and present merge, as Kid's world overtakes Jack's, as Jack begins to understand just how high the stakes are in the game he has elected to play, he knows only one thing for certain: He must find the killer before the killer finds him.

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Overwhelmingly Stupid Hero... But Riveting

Patrick Q Lawler is a magnificent actor... character creator... mood generator... Russell Andrews is a powerful writer. His ear for dialogue allows Lawler to shine... and vice versa. Gideon was the first Andrews novel I listened to. It's better than this one... Yet, I'm, not unhappy I spent the time with Icarus. BUt... but... You have to be prepared to suspend some substantial ... belief. Jack Keller's got to be the dumbest protagonist in thriller-dom. But he ain't supposed to be. Regardless, the plot held me from the beginning and kept me till the end. I'm not sure though, whether I'll listen to another - perhaps I should not have gone back but forward in Andrews work. Lemme think on that.
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- Ted

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-21-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio