The St. Paul Conspiracy : McRyan Mysteries

  • by Roger Stelljes
  • Narrated by Johnny Peppers
  • Series: McRyan Mysteries
  • 11 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Murder... Greed... Treason... The morning after Halloween, the city of St. Paul awakens to find that a serial killer terrorizing the blue-collar working women of University Avenue has struck for the fifth time.
Thirty-two-year-old, fourth-generation St. Paul Homicide Detective Michael "Mac" McRyan thought his day was going to be less stressful. His day would involve paper work, coffee, and maybe even an early trip to the pub. Then his cell phone tells him his day is about to change. A body has been found in a high-end condominium between Summit and Grand Avenues; and it's not just anyone.
"Your day just got worse," Mac tells his captain. The victim is Claire Daniels, the Twin Cities' most prominent political and investigative reporter. Claire was stunningly attractive. She had blonde hair, blue eyes and a curvaceous body she worked on relentlessly. Claire was the desire of every man in town.
With the Daniels murder on top of the latest serial killer attack, the political and media pressure on the St. Paul Police Department only builds and places Mac in the middle of a dangerous and high-stakes murder investigation that will ultimately have national political and security implications.
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Roger Stelljes delivers an action packed story in the McRyan Mystery Series. Vince Flynn described Roger as: "A powerful new thriller voice." Stelljes' vivid characters, his gift for gritty and real dialogue, as well as his uncanny sense of place and time, will put you in the middle of the action allowing you to feel the desperation of Mac McRyan and his fellow detectives.

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A REEEELY Radical Police Procedural Idea Here

Here' the story. Murder happens. Police investigate. THEY WORK AS A TEAM! Bad guys are totally bad.

Reeeeely different from everything else in this genre? Well yeah… See that third point… The one where the police work as a team? Where the lead detective doesn't get more grief from his or her bosses than from the really bad guys? Where he's actually supported? Now that's refreshing. Imagine, the brass and the detectives and the beat cops all liking and supporting and professionally interacting like… like… friends? Well that's astonishing.

Yet odd as it is to the police procedural, Roger Stelljes makes it work. I mean… it's almost revolutionary. Makes me wanna get another Mike McRyan book. Hey! I will, especially if it's read as well as Johnny Peppers performs this one.
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- Ted "Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination."

An entertaining ride!

What did you love best about The St. Paul Conspiracy?

I usually gravitate toward non-fiction for audiobooks, and opt to read print versions when it comes to fiction. So it was a really fun surprise to find how much I enjoyed listening to this gripping story as an audiobook.


Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes! I listen to audiobooks only while driving, and a couple of times I found myself taking the long way home, just so I could fit in more of the story. One time I sat in the garage for 10 minutes so I could get to the end of a chapter.


Have you listened to any of Johnny Peppers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I haven't, and I really enjoyed how Mr. Peppers brought the story to life. He had a great way of using subtly different voices for each character's dialogue, which helped to distinguish who was speaking, and he kept the voices consistent through the entire narration. I also appreciated his steady pacing, which built tension and made it possible to fully absorb all the plot details.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I did get to listen to almost half of it in one sitting, as I happened to have to make a six-hour roundtrip drive while in the midst of this book! It certainly made the long hours behind the wheel much more enjoyable.


Any additional comments?

I don't typically opt for audiobooks in this genre, but I'm so glad I did! I found myself mulling over the story in between opportunities to listen, which is a sure sign that I had gotten caught up in it. Very entertaining, and I'd definitely recommend this book!

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- Jennifer Bennett

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2014
  • Publisher: Roger Stelljes