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When paramedics Jane and Alex encounter a man refusing to get out of his crashed car with bystanders saying he deliberately drove into a pole, it looks like a cry for help. His claim that someone is out to get him adds to their thinking that he is delusional. Later that day he is found dead under a train in what might be a suicide, but Jane is no longer so sure: She remembers the terror in his eyes.
Detective Ella Marconi shares Jane's doubts, which are only compounded when the case becomes increasingly tangled. The victim's boss tries to commit suicide when being questioned, a witness flees their attempt to interview her, and a woman is beaten unconscious in front of Jane's house. Ella is at a loss to know how all these clues add up and then a shocking turn of events puts even more people in danger....
©2013 Katherine Howell (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gretchen SLP on 10-14-17

Best Series on Audible

This volume, probably the best in a stellar series that just keeps getting better with each installment, made me realize just how great the author’s achievement is, and how much I am going to miss the series when I finally reach the end of it. With only a few volumes left, apparently, that day is coming soon. What will I do when that day finally comes? There’s NO other mystery/detective series I’ve found with the quality of the writing consistently this high, the pacing perfect, with each volume able to stand alone as its own self-contained novel, characters so well-drawn that you miss them when they’re gone, and action so intense that you can absolutely COUNT on being sucked into the story in the VERY FIRST CHAPTER. Another unique feature of the series is the way it effortlessly blends medical mystery and police procedural by allowing paramedics to be central characters in each novel, and bringing in detective Ella Marconi, her partner Murray Shakespeare, and other investigators only AFTER the central mystery has been established. And I love how there’s almost always a sub-theme, or more than one, woven throughout the background of the various entwined mysteries. In this volume, the theme of troubled romance was highly entertaining, and the theme of BAD BOSSES was riveting. Anyone who’s ever had a bad supervisor or manager will instantly relate to Ella’s mounting fury and frustration as new director Langley repeatedly and almost willfully thwarts her investigative instincts and forces her to go outside the bounds of the law and established procedure to track down the real killer. Add to all this a performance by the great Caroline Lee and you have entertainment which, as my husband noted, is interesting even to people like him who haven’t been following the story closely but happen to overhear only random, isolated passages here and there. The only flaw in an otherwise perfect book is the way the ending requires one or too too-tidy coincidences, but that is true of most mysteries, in my experience. Grade: A

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