The Guise of Another

  • by Allen Eskens
  • Narrated by Jonathan Yen
  • 9 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A former Medal of Valor winner, Minnesota detective Alexander Rupert is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. So when he's asked to look into the false identity of a car-accident victim named James Putnam, a man who in fact died 15 years earlier, Rupert sees a potentially big case and an opportunity to regain his respectability.
But the investigation puts him in the path of "the Beast", the nom de guerre of Drago Basta, a cunning veteran of the Balkan wars and a sociopath assassin who has been searching for Putnam for years. Putnam had something that Basta still wants. If Rupert's life was in shambles before, it's now also in danger. Threatened by the Beast and suspecting his wife of cheating, Rupert falls for the seductions of the dead man's former girlfriend. As he feels his life spinning out of control, his steadfast brother and fellow police detective Max may be Rupert's last hope.


What the Critics Say

"It's a taut, intelligent, heart-ripping story that explores the darkest places in the human psyche." (William Kent Krueger, author of Iron Lake)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

great story. a bit to vulgar for my imagination

it's a really great story. keeps your wanting more but some parts are way to much. could have avoided the gruesome description of some scenes and kept the same interest
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- E

Cracking Good Noir

A delicious tale with a complex plot twisting like cream stirred slowly into very ghost coffee. It's got it all: loyal but fallible heroes, femme fatales, deep betrayals reaching up after years to drag down empires and the good and evil both.

My only complaint is that after much foreshadowing one of the villains turned out-I think-to be a random minor character. Then again, I may have misheard.

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- Mark E. White

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio