What You Break : The Gus Murphy Series

  • by Reed Farrel Coleman
  • Narrated by Keith Szarabajka
  • Series: The Gus Murphy Series
  • 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Former Suffolk County cop Gus Murphy returns to prowl the meaner streets of Long Island's darkest precincts with a Russian mercenary at his back in the stunning second installment of Reed Farrel Coleman's critically acclaimed series.
Gus Murphy and his girlfriend, Magdalena, are put in harm's way when Gus is caught up in the distant aftershocks of heinous crimes committed decades ago in Vietnam and Russia. Gus' ex-priest pal, Bill Kilkenny, introduces him to a wealthy businessman anxious to have someone look more deeply into the brutal murder of his granddaughter. Though the police already have the girl's murderer in custody, they have been unable to provide a reason for the killing. The businessman, Spears, offers big incentives if Gus can supply him with what the cops cannot - a motive. Later that same day, Gus witnesses the execution of a man who has just met with his friend Slava. As Gus looks into the girl's murder and tries to protect Slava from the executioner's bullet, he must navigate a minefield populated by hostile cops, street gangs, and a Russian mercenary who will stop at nothing to do his master's bidding. But in trying to solve the girl's murder and save his friend, Gus may be opening a door into a past that was best left forgotten. Can he fix the damage done, or is it true that what you break you forever own?

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Great if you like male fantasy crime novels

A better-than-average male fantasy crime novel. If you’re a certain kind of guy, it’s got all the ingredients you’ll like: an ex-cop protagonist, Gus, whom everyone loves and respects, with a well-deserved excuse for self-pity and plausibly valid reasons to receive and inflict violence (on purpose or inadvertently), and the graphic descriptions of the torture and murder of women and children that are evidently a requirement for all crime novels these days. Gus also has a smart and beautiful ex-wife and an actress girlfriend who “looks like Marilyn Monroe” and loves Gus truly madly deeply. The reader, Keith Szarabajka, is excellent. However, If you are a woman (ahem), or a guy who enjoys more nuanced, challenging crime novels, you might want to look for something else -- you are not the "intended audience" for this book.
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- Martha

A great story. Great narration.

Love the story, Gus continues to amaze.
this is a great follow up novel.
Well written and we'll narrated.
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- William Senkowsky

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2017
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.