Walking the Perfect Square : Moe Prager

  • by Reed Farrel Coleman
  • Narrated by Andy Caploe
  • Series: Moe Prager
  • 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Recently retired due to a freak accident, NYPD officer Moe Prager is lost. In pain and without the job he loves, Moe relunctantly settles on the notion of going into the wine business with his brother. But when Patrick Mahoney, a suburban college student, vanishes off the streets of Manhattan, Prager's universe is turned upside down and his life changed forever. Hired by the student's desperate family, Moe plunges deep into the world of New York's punk underground, sex clubs, and biker bars. Politicians, journalists, and crooked cops seem hell-bent on stopping him in his tracks.
Set on the gritty city streets of the late 1970s and the present day, Walking the Perfect Square is a unique mystery that delivers a compelling look at one person's efforts to find a man who was never really there and to protect his family from an unbearable truth.

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What the Critics Say

“Among the undying conventions of detective fiction is the one that requires every retired cop to have a case that still haunts him. Reed Farrel Coleman blows the dust off that cliché in Walking the Perfect Square with a mystery that would get under anyone’s skin.” (Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review)
“The author makes us care about his characters and what happens to them, conveying a real sense of human absurdity and tragedy, of the price people will pay to get ahead or hide their true selves.” (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Clever, Interesting, Satisfying

Coleman's Moe Prager is just quirky enough to burrow into your memory. I liked The James Deans... so this purchase seemed natural. Hey... liked this one more. Andy Caploe brings Moe and his ensemble alive. This book's perfect for the gym, masks the pain like a double Irish single malt. Nice....
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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."

Where has Reed Coleman been hiding?

Why didn't I know about his mysteries? These are great! If you like your mystery with a bit of noir, you'll enjoy Moe Prager, a Jewish ex-cop with a bit of Brooklyn (ok, a lot of Brooklyn). He's a bit flawed, and he's tough but not too tough. There's a dark humor to his characters, and Moe sees the world around him with a sad clarity. The story itself is a twisty tale of police bureaucracy and family secrets. I enjoyed the book a lot and Andy Capole did a nice job with the narration. I plan to listen to the next two books in the series over the next couple of weeks...I'm hoping that they are as good as this one.
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- Amazon Customer "ceilmary"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios