The Second Deadly Sin : Edward X. Delaney

  • by Lawrence Sanders
  • Narrated by Marc Vietor
  • Series: Edward X. Delaney
  • 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Lawrence Sanders's masterpiece, The First Deadly Sin, set a standard for today's novels of psychological suspense. Now, retired Captain Ed Delaney returns to a distinctly urban milieu of paranoia and impulsive violence to solve a brutal murder that shocks New York's unshockable art world.
The victim is Victor Maitland. Long-considered one of the world's greatest artists, he excelled in capturing the beauty of life on canvas. In private, he destroyed whomever he pleased: his wife, his son, his mistress, his dearest friends and family. Fittingly, Maitland has paid for his sins. But in a world where self-delusion is rewarded, where greed triumphs, and where murder is just another art, who else will pay the price?

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Almost as good as the First

I liked this story and the shorter length was about right. My only complaint is that I was awaiting one final twist that never occurred. It made sense to me if "envy" is the sin referred to. As it turned out, the "perp" seemed more to suffer from avarice. Maybe the numbering system for the sins varies. All that nonsense aside, we once again had great character development and a well-conceived plot. If you enjoyed the first, you will enjoy the second. I'll keep listening.
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- Ed "Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 14-year-old daughter."

Really Really Good!

In my opinion - It's as good as the first deadly sin. Compared to some of the stuff I listened to lately - It's all of five stars. It might have been written 30 + years ago - But his writing style and controversial story lines make him seem modern day. I have a hard time writing long reviews for good books. I would rather just give you my opinion and let you be the judge.

For what it's worth................... J
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- John "List of favorite books: Woodcutter - Reginald Hill, Consent to Kill, First Deadly Sin - Lawrence Sanders, Sniper Elite - Scott McEwen"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-25-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios