The Knowland Retribution : The Locator

  • by Richard Greener
  • Narrated by Marc Vietor
  • Series: The Locator
  • 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With tainted meat the weapon and corporate greed the motive, The Knowland Retribution is an extremely topical suspense-revenge thriller. Walter Sherman, AKA the Locator, is a tracker who honed his skills in Vietnam. The colorful cast of characters also includes Sherman's two friends - a bartender with a mysterious past and an old black man who smokes like a chimney; a feisty young woman who writes obituaries for the New York Times; a southern lawyer who has lost everything and has only one thing to live for; and a group of Wall Street investment bankers who make a deadly decision.
The action takes the listener from a tiny Caribbean bar on the island of St. John to the editorial boardroom of the New York Times, from the gleaming skyline of Atlanta to the isolation of northern New Mexico, from Adirondack hideouts to Manhattan suites to the Mississippi backwoods.This complex and compelling mystery thriller is the first in a series featuring Walter Sherman as The Locator.


What the Critics Say

"Greener promises to become a brilliant star in murder-mystery fiction...The Knowland Retribution is a fantastic murder mystery." (Who Dunnit)
"Greener's plot is complex and original...The Locator will find a legion of fans." (The Gumshoe Review)
"Intricate and intelligent. Richard Greener has turned revenge into an art form." (Martin Cruz Smith)


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Why you should become a vegetarian

"The Knowland Retribution" is an well-written, innovative, intelligent, fascinating thriller. But don't listen to it if you want to continue eating meat. If the description of beef slaughtering doesn't convert you to vegetarianism, then you must be missing a vital organ: a heart. In fact, this novel concerns itself more with corporate greed than with animal rights or dietary wisdom. It tells the story of a man whose entire family is wiped out by E. coli contamination of their beef. When the man, Leonard Martin, discovers that corporate greed both caused and concealed the contamination that killed hundreds of people, he sets out to achieve retribution. Richard Greener ??? the author of "The Knowland Retribution" ??? introduces an unusual protagonist in the person of Walter Sherman, known as The Locator. The action unfolds like an intriguing jigsaw puzzle, in time, geography, and story line. Marc Vietor, the narrator, has a nice voice, and does a good job of enhancing this audiobook. I recommend "The Knowland Retribution" to all thriller-lovers who appreciate intricacy, intelligence, and intrigue in their audiobooks.
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- Snoodely

Great story but...

I was hooked on this story as soon as I started listening to it - the plot promised to be intriguing, but by the time I was halfway through the book, I felt the quality of writing began to deteriorate and I was eventually disappointed and offended that the author felt he had to include an unnecessary, gratuitous, and tawdry sex "scene" between 2 of the main characters. I really wish that (a) authors --- esp. male authors -- would realize that a great story is not enhanced in this way and/or that (b) book descriptions indicated some kind of "rating" - a la movie ratings - for this kind of content. I am not a prude or puritan - I just love a good story and hate being desitracted with irrelevant and unnecessary nonsense. On a footnote: I am not adverse to a romantic or sexual connection between characters, but there is no need for it to be spelled out like a porn novel.
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- A. Lai

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios