Set in San Francisco before the high-tech markets went bust, The Big Boom features Dante Mancuso, an obsessive private investigator who works the streets of his hometown where he's known by his nose and his nickname: The Pelican.
Settling in and hoping to settle down, his peace is shattered when an old North Beach family asks him to find their daughter---one of Dante's former sweethearts. Though the case alienates his longtime lover Marilyn Visconte, Dante has no choice but to plunge into the shadows of the dot-com revolution .A tightrope of a novel and a perfect modern example of classic noir, The Big Boom is a taut story about familial duplicity, personal greed, and the desperate pull of love in many forms.
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Soap Opera, Awful
I listened to Sandra Brown, Mean Steak and wanted another read from reader. This author is just not for me. After 3 hrs, I just had to stop. If the pace was twice as fast, it could MAYBE have saved this read.
I am trying to find another good author by this reader.
Not sure why J.D. read this work so slow. It was a waste of his great talent. Mean Streak was so fast pace, that I listened to it straight through. Some author's may tell reader what they want in the read. If so, slow is just not doing it.
I am not a fair judge of this author as this is not my genre.
- Karen "Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me."