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From Atlanta's wealthiest suburbs to its stark inner-city housing projects, a killer has crossed the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries, too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael's lover before she became his enemy. But unbeknownst to both of them, another player has entered the game: a loser ex-con who has stumbled upon the killer's trail in the most coincidental of ways and who may be the key to breaking the case wide open. In this gritty, gripping firecracker of a novel, the author of the best-selling Grant County, Georgia, series breaks thrilling new ground, weaving together the threads of a complex, multilayered story with the skill of a master craftsman. Packed with body-bending switchbacks, searing psychological suspense and human emotions, Triptych ratchets up the tension one revelation at a time as it races to a shattering and unforgettable climax.
©2006 Karin Slaughter; (P)2006 Books on Tape
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By Patricia on 12-13-15

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This fabulous series follows Karin Slaughter's "Grant County" series. In Books 3 & 4 of this "Will Trent" series, the author brings in key characters from older series. If you listen to the Will Trent series first, you will spoil the gut-wrenching finish to the Grant County series. I have read every one of these books and loved them but I think the character development throughout means it is important to pay attention to the sequencing. I had to figure out the sequencing the hard way - so I wanted to share this with my fellow listeners.Highly Recommended - These books have made me a serious Karin Slaughter fan! Thanks audible for having them all so we don't have to wait a year between publication dates.

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By Charles Atkinson on 07-17-13

Remarkable Mystery, Storytelling by a Master!

This is the first installment of the Will Trent series, but I started with books 7 & 8. It's just not necessary to read them in order. Still, Triptych is a masterfully spun tale of murder, rape and betrayal.

The first part of the story revolves around the investigation of a series of brutal murders of prostitutes as seen from the perspective of veteran Atlanta PD detective Michael Ormewood. Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent is brought in as a profiler. Officer Angela Polaski is working undercover in vice.

But in Hitchcockian form, Slaughter slowly reveals the same investigation from an entirely different perspective. This is one of best mysteries I've read... Really all 3 books I've read have been page turners. Her story telling is as deeply personal as it is riveting. I was drawn in to each character's story, something I find rare even in good mysteries.

Michael Kramer does a good job with narration and his accents are accurate, if a bit drawn out. His baritone voice tends to grind on me a bit. Nevertheless he does a fine job with every character.

I am new to Karin Slaughter's work, but so far she's hit 3 home runs with Triptych, Criminal and Unseen!

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