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Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife's death, even when he believed that a reckless hit and run driver was the cause. But when he learns that in fact she was murdered, he devotes himself to hunting down her killers. Most of his life he had thought of himself as a decent man. But now he's so consumed with thoughts of retribution that he questions whether he will take that last step and enact the vengeance he longs for.
On a frozen lake near the US-Canadian border, he wrestles with a decision that could change his life forever, as his hatred threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent a career bringing to justice.
©2017 Allen Eskens (P)2017 Tantor
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"Eskens infuses the old this-time-it's-personal trope with raw urgency, righteous indignation, and enough scorching action to melt every trace of the Minnesota snow in his finest hour to date." ( Kirkus, Starred Review)
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By ryan on 10-25-17

absolutely brilliant!!

I read or listen rather to roughly 100 novels a year. I have the audible stats to prove it, and lately I have just been listening to stuff almost as background noise, constantly having to hit the rewind button because I missed something. then this book came along and swept my legs from under Me! I have read all of Allen's works and they are all of a superior caliber to what's generally out there, but this one is absolutely brilliant! I'm talking award winning book of the year or decade brilliant! Why this isn't in the best sellers category yet I do not know, but I think it's only a matter of time. THIS BOOK IS BETTER EVEN THAN THE LIFE WE BURY, and I would never say that lightly. I can see a 10 episode Netflix or Amazon series coming from this. It's just amazing!

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By M.K. Merrill on 10-21-17

Revenge! Payback is Hell!

I enjoy this series by Eskens. The Deep Dark Descending is a good addition to the series starting Police detective Max Rupert. I strongly recommend reading the first 2 books prior to this one. You need to understand some of the back story to fully appreciate Max's actions in this book. Max's attitude is dark and his payback turns violent so beware if you're sensitive to dark, gritty plots. The narration by Bray is outstanding.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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By Simon on 10-04-17

Rupert the Wolf!

When RC Bray is narrating a book you know that it at least isn't going to sound dull. When the man himself describes a book as one of the best thrillers he has read then that's more than enough to make me sit up and take note!

And this does not disappoint at all, it really does live up to that kind of billing. Unbeknownst to me when I chose it, this is a continuation of an existing story from previous books. Max Rupert, an experienced homicide detective is haunted by his wife's death and seeks to discover the truth behind it. It genuinely worked for me as a stand-alone but I would imagine that reading the previous books would flesh out the characters and add to the enjoyment.

It's a short, sharp and fast-paced thriller. From the brooding, dark and very cold opening it moves on at considerable speed, never dragging. In fact maybe some of Rupert's discoveries may come to him just a little easily. That aside though it's high quality writing and we're treated to a classic dual timeline albeit covering only three days in total.

It's a novel of discovery and revenge, well worthy of a strong recommendation!

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By Mr Patel on 10-22-17

Excellent dark thriller

Another brilliant book in the series with Max Rupert showing his dark side. A very well written book that proves why revenge is a dish best served cold (pun intended and you'll understand why after you've listened to the book!)
R C Bray is brilliant as usual and makes the story come alive.
A must listen, especially if you've listened to the other books in the series.

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