The Only Game

  • by Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by Seán Barrett
  • 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a four-year-old child is abducted from an Essex kindergarten, Detective Inspector Dog Cicero soon realizes that this is to be no routine investigation. Something about the child's mother troubles him. Maybe it's just the fact that she comes from Derry, and Cicero's Northern Ireland scars go deeper than his ruined face. But he feels there's more to it than that.
Why, for instance, is Superintendent Toby Tench leaving his devious Special Branch footprints all over Cicero's patch? And why does he want the courts to release Jane Maguire on bail after she makes a confession? Tench plays his cards close to his chest, and Cicero finds the odds are stacked against him both personally and professionally.

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Right on his game

I've always loved Reginald Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe novels. The others usually pale in comparison but then I hadn't met Dog Cicero. This is a thumping great heart pounder of a thriller and the main character has just the right amount of invincibility and vulnerability. The twists and turns don't always work that smoothly but the straight up and down action is terrific. A rewarding listen.
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- Sherri "Australian, living in beautiful central Victoria. Audio book addict otherwise fairly well balanced."

As Good As Hill Gets

The prize for listening is an excellent reader and an excellent thriller. Dog Cicero is a character who could only have come from the wonderful mind of Reginald Hill. Smatterings of philosophy, wit and sharp turns of plot --- all add to the fun. Whoever starts this book should not make any plans until he reaches the satisfying conclusion. It is not perfect; but it is a five star thrill, Reginald Hill always surprises. This is a gem that for the most part has gone unnoticed.
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-10-2010
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books