The 1960s were full of hippies, hitchhiking, drugs, and war. Carson Chance, a 24-year-old Vietnam War veteran, returns home to Dallas without a college degree and with an injured leg. By chance, he is offered a position at a small private investigating company.
His life is interrupted when he is cruising on his motorcycle on the interstate and stops to pick up a ravishing brunette looking for a ride. Amy Warren is younger than she looks and tugs at Carson's heart when he finds she has run a-way from home. He offers her a place to sleep for the night but she is determined not to leave and becomes his roommate; Amy fuels the fire that burns within him and the sparks begin to fly. The arrangement works for a while until Carson decides to investigate her past, uncovering a mask of lies and deception. Wanted for murdering her stepfather, she is a fugitive from the law.
The story takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride through several years of their traumatic relationship, where two dysfunctional people try to survive during a dysfunctional time. They were like two pages ripped from the same book, only he doesn't know it.
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Carson Chance P. I. is one of the best audiobooks I've heard for two important reasons. The story is well told and built around two fascinating characters that bring the novel to life. Secondly, the narrator has the talent and ability to interpret those characters and bring the audiobook to life.
My favorite character is Amy. She is on the run. She doesn’t want to be found. The law wants to convict Amy of murder. But is she guilty? Carson Chance is determined to battle all odds to prove her innocence and does. She may be the missing piece in his life. Carson is passionately in love with her. But Amy walks away from his life, and his memories of her only become entangled in his own nightmares. Carson Chance may be the protagonist, and he is a good one. But Amy is the driving force in what he does and why he does it.
Teri Schnaubelt did not merely read the story, nor did she simply narrate it. She crawled inside the mind and soul of the characters, gave them flesh and blood, and brought them to life as surely as if they walked in the real world.
Distance has separated Carson and Amy. But can it keep them apart? Will they ever have a lasting relationship? Or will the Mafia drive a wedge between them forever? Will death end all chances for love to ever find them and keep them together? This is the suspense and conflict, the moments, that tell a harrowing tale and is the stuff of unforgettable novels
Author N. E. Brown understands people. She knows how to write the pain and frustration of a wayward love that is always just beyond the grasp or a tormented young man. She works the beauty of romance into the midst of an intense and solid mystery.
- Caleb Pirtle