Run the Risk

  • by Scott Frost
  • Narrated by Shelly Frasier
  • 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A detective faces a horrifying choice between love and duty in this hair-raising debut. Reminiscent of the best in today's suspense, from Jeffery Deaver's roller-coaster twists to James Patterson's cinematic pacing, Run the Risk introduces a blazing new talent in Scott Frost. As one of the writers behind Twin Peaks and The X-Files, he knows something about creating eerie and atmospheric tension. In this brilliant novel, he gives us a heroine who faces a challenge no one can ever be completely prepared for and a story as urgently and viscerally told as any in recent memory. Los Angeles homicide detective Alex Delillo works a case that chills her from the start: one with too much ambiguity and far too many surprises. None of the evidence, and yet all of it, seems relevant. A small-time shopkeeper is shot to death. Then a rare, untraceable explosive ignites in a bungalow, hurling the front door across the yard. Finally, a teenaged girl goes missing, her car window smashed, her keys still in the ignition. Even before they tell her, Detective Delillo knows that this girl is her daughter. Delillo tracks her quarry on a trail of escalating terror toward a fiery showdown that will test her wisdom, her will, and her every skill.

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What the Critics Say

"Frost has created a puzzle with razor-sharp edges, and as the stakes grow, he keeps putting new pieces on the table." (Booklist)
"Frost's screenwriting roots (Twin Peaks, The X-Files) provide a solid background as he expertly shows rather than tells how the brainy bomber outwits his pursuers....This, the first in a series, is a jaw-dropper that will leave readers clamoring for more." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

pathetic & unbelievable

A whining homicide lieutenant and dysfunctional mother stays on a case involving danger to her daughter. Very unprofessional. Also, it would have saved us all money and irritation if she’d just gotten off of the case. The author tries to pull our strings with stupid ploys and fake emotion. Another reviewer liked the plot twists; I felt they were so stupid and contrived I was continually annoyed and couldn’t believe the whining and ineptness could continue for so long. Please start a turkey category.
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- Marilyn Loser

Good Book

This book was great. Not too graphic with the murder description, that stuff turns my stomach! The second book "Never Fear" is also great.
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- Jessica

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-10-2005
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio