Mosaics: A Thriller : Track Presius

  • by E.E. Giorgi
  • Narrated by D. Joseph Fenaughty
  • Series: Track Presius
  • 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the award-winning author of Chimeras
The line between hunter and hunted is about to blur.
Dubbed the Byzantine Strangler because of the mysterious mosaic tiles he leaves at the crime scene, a new serial killer is stalking the streets of Los Angeles. Racing to decipher the code encrypted in the tiles before the killer strikes again, Detective Track Presius faces a new challenge: the "awakened" genes that make his vision and olfactory sense so sharp are now taking a toll on his life. When a new set of tiles appears in his own backyard, Track makes a chilling realization: those very same genes that are threatening his life are drawing the Byzantine Strangler closer and closer. The line between hunter and hunted has suddenly blurred. Will Track be the next piece of the mosaic puzzle?


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complex and never predictable

What made the experience of listening to Mosaics: A Thriller the most enjoyable?

Once again, E.E. Giorgi wrote a complicated and thrilling thriller. I generally don't read mysteries since they don't focus that much on character, but E.E. really has created a complex character in Track Presius. Every time I started to think that I knew where things were going, they took another path, so there was tension until the end. I like her books because she includes thought-provoking ideas about genetics. The only thing I would have liked more of, is more about Track's genetics and how they are affecting him and driving him here....

Have you listened to any of D. Joseph Fenaughty’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

D. Joseph Fenaughty is a perfect narrator for this series: he really creates a perfect noirish cop's voice!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reactions... I just would like how the action would take all these new twists that I couldn't predict...

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- Robin Cohen

a who-done-it with not enough info

A series of brutal murders drags detective Track Presius back from a prolonged sabbatical.  The killer leaves strange and subtle clues, like colored mosaic tiles at the scene.  But there are inconsistencies to the crimes, things that don’t add up.  Presius follows the winding trail as the bodies pile up, victims and investigators alike.  Until even Presius is being stalked and investigated.  Nothing is as it seems, and everyone is a suspect, even Presius.

Mosiacs is a who-done-it with not enough information for the listener to potentially figure out the story for him or herself.  There are leaps in discovery that sometimes seem strange and out of place to the plot.   Presius is just too lucky sometimes, incredibly unlucky at other times.  This is not a deal breaker, many listeners of detective and mystery novels, simply enjoy the ride, letting the author lay out the story for you.  The novel is violent, but the violence (and there is plenty of it) seems cartoonish and gratuitous, though not particularly shocking considering the means by which the victims were murdered.

The story is performed by D Joseph Fenaughty who does a passable job.  His staccato delivery creates the necessary dark mood, but sometimes drags his sentences too long for comfort.  It is recommended you listen to a sample to see if his style is right for you.

If you like murder mysteries, you may enjoy the cat and mouse game.  Persius is an interesting character, with a gene mutation that gives him an extreme sense of smell and brilliant intuition.  He is reckless and impulsive, getting himself in out of impossible situations.  There is also a compelling love story that weaves through the mystery.  For others, the overloaded plot and distracting subplots may not be your cup of tea.  It is recommended you listen to a sample first.

Audiobook was purchased for review by the author.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-15-2015
  • Publisher: Elena E. Giorgi