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Publisher's Summary

Gold Medallion and Christy Award nominee Steven James crafts pulse-pounding psychological thrillers that hold listeners spellbound. This fourth in his CBA bestselling series pushes FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers’ cutting-edge skills to the limit when a woman is found brutally murdered near Washington, D.C. While her killers continue a spree of perfect crimes, Bowers struggles to discover a pattern and crack his most difficult case yet.
©2010 Steven James (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Hermano on 02-16-12

Deep and intriguing, the series really starts here

With this 4th book in the series, the author has really hit his stride. The characters are well developed, and the dialogue is so realistic and natural, it's amazing. The book is not a fast paced thrill ride, but an evenly paced story with plenty of twists and surprises. Additionally, there are some aspects of this character and story that offer a unique perspective on detective stories. It's not just the same old stuff you read over and over in other novels. With the first three books, there were some aspects that broke the spell, taking you out of the story, maybe to roll your eyes. But with this story, he's got it together. I stumbled upon this series when looking for Richard Ferrrone books, after exhausting the supply of Sanford books, and it's a great find ... similar to Sanford in many ways too. I've read hundreds of thrillers, and this author is truly one of the very best.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Patricia on 01-23-14

A philosophical treatise masquerading as a mystery

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book with reservations. Depends on what you're looking for. The mystery part of the story is pretty good; the suspense is intense at times. The characters are likeable. But I soon discovered why it's published by a religious press. There is a lot of deep discussion of philosophical questions: the nature of humanity, free will, eugenics, etc. Most of the characters engage in these lengthy discussions, including the 17 year old girl. Really? No teenager I know talks like that. Sometimes the philosophizing interrupts the flow of the story itself. But if you're interested in questions like that, this could be the book for you.

What about Richard Ferrone’s performance did you like?

Good performance. Once in a great while it was difficult to distinguish among characters, but that was rare. Good expression to go with the context.

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