The Chicago Way

  • by Michael Harvey
  • Narrated by Stephen Hoye
  • 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the co-creator and executive producer of the television show Cold Case Files, here's a fast-paced, stylish murder mystery. It features a tough-talking Irish cop turned private investigator who does for the city of Chicago what Elmore Leonard did for Detroit and Raymond Chandler did for Los Angeles.Chicago P.I. Michael Kelly is hired by his former partner, John Gibbons, to help solve an eight-year-old rape and battery case, a case it turns out his old friend was once ordered to forget. When Gibbons turns up dead on Navy Pier, Kelly enlists a team of his savviest colleagues to connect the dots between the recent murder and the cold case it revived. They include Diane Lindsay, a TV reporter whose relationship with Kelly is not strictly professional; his best friend from childhood, Nicole Andrews, a forensic DNA expert; Nicole's boyfriend, Vince Rodriguez, a detective with a special interest in rape cases; and Bennett Davis from the DA's office, a friend since Kelly's days on the force. To close the case, Kelly will have to face the mob, a serial killer, his own double-crossing friends, and the mean streets of the city he loves.Ferociously plotted and crackling with wit, The Chicago Way is first-rate suspense steeped in the glorious, gritty atmosphere of a great city - a marvelous debut.

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What the Critics Say

"Bringing Chicago to life so skillfully that the reader can almost hear the El train in the distance, Harvey is poised to take the crime-writing world by storm." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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A wicked good storm of cliches

No, it isn't high literature, but it sure is fun. While the author's knowledge of Chicago sometimes comes off a bit tin, it's a great listen. It's perfectly within that two-fisted, hard-boiled, modern pulp genre, and a wonderful exemplar of it. The narration is top notch. The crime's solution and ending is almost hilariously improbable, but along the way you've just had too much fun to care.
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- Amazon Customer

Hard to look past the cliches

The narrator was great. Plot was interesting, but writing was poor. Author uses every boring cliche possible about Chicago, women, rape and police officers. It was really hard to make myself stick with it to the end.
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- June

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-20-2007
  • Publisher: Books on Tape