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Publisher's Summary

A knock on the door in the middle of the night sets off a dangerous and deadly pursuit in this riveting stand-alone entry in the Cain City series.

Ephraim Rivers, a struggling single father on the brink of losing his factory job, is working the graveyard shift when a man with a bullet in his gut stumbles in, whispering of stolen money. Ephraim sees an opportunity to alter the course of his family’s fortunes, and becomes obsessed with finding the loot.

But there are bad men pursuing the treasure - and for them, the opportunity is to seize power and to settle scores. Killing means nothing to them, whether it’s each other - or anyone who gets in their way.

Ephraim just wants to do right - by his son, whose medical bills are piling up; by his father, whose time on this Earth may not be long. But it’s a fine line between desire and greed - and crossing that line could be Ephraim’s final act.

©2021 Jonathan Fredrick (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Jonathan Fredrick is the author of Bad Men Will Come, the newest release from his Cain City series ( Cash City, Hum Little Birdie) which was inspired by his hometown of Huntington, West Virginia. After spending 15+ years living in Los Angeles working as a writer and actor, he now resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and three sons.

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GREAT BOOK!!!!

I’ve enjoyed the first two novels in the Cain City series. I was a little surprised after listening for a while that the protagonist from the other two books was not in this book at all! So if you’re new to this series, this truly is a standalone. The only similarity is the town.
This is the story of a single father (Ephraim Rivers) whose son has a possible brain disorder. Rare and rarely diagnosed. He also has a girlfriend he would like to be able to gift her with something nice. Unfortunately his job is not one that will provide anything more then to earn a living, not uninsured medical care or gifts.
When meth dealers are robbed and a couple murdered, the remaining members of this notorious group vow retribution. When Rivers and this group cross paths it’s bedlam as he becomes their target.
This book is very entertaining. Very well written with believable, fleshed out characters and a plausible plot.
Ari Fliakos does an absolutely outstanding job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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Loved this!

This was a great audible. I followed the series and this is a whole new group of folks. This is great. Narrated very well. Can’t wait to hear more!

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Loved this book!

I've been so bored with all my books lately but this was great! Kept me intrigued all the way through.

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excellent

I loaded this book by mistake and decided to give it a go. Let me tell you I was into this book in a matter of a few minutes. Pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Narration is perfect, story is very good and most of all i enjoyed how author is able to depict small details that create a very vivid imagery and make you live in the story. Absolutely amazing writing.

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Excellent storyline!!

loved it.... Graphic yet great storyline. wish there was a bit more to the ending...but overall.. excellent!!

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Fabulous!

I don't give 5 stars very often but this one deserves it. I have enjoyed all three of the Cain City books. Ari Fliakos is one of the most talented narrators and Jonathan Fredrick is becoming one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend. You will not be disappointed.

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Excellent

Although I kept waiting for the characters from the last two books to appear, they did not.
However, this was an excellent stand alone in the series. I can't wait for the next one.

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Great listen

Great storyline and great narration. I will look for more books by this author… maybe there will be a sequel:)

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Intense Story

What if a drug dealer came up to you one night and asked for medical help. And then what if he offered you $150,000 to help him get away from a gang out to kill him. That is the main plot and the action is continuous, the characters are mostly very innocent or very guilty. Jonathan Fredrick is able to entertaining with a believable plot and lovable characters.

I loved it.

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Great book

Like his other books, the author uses descriptive writing and witty dialogue to keep the listener engaged every minute. And the narrator is perfect. Excellent book!

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  • 10-01-21

Absolutely Brilliant

This is such a good story, the narration is bang on and the story just picks you up and takes you on a tense and gripping journey. Highly recommended.

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  • 10-12-21

Surfingsi

Brilliant! Good story and narrator. Fast paced plot. Well developed characters across the series of books. Looking forward to the next.

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  • Demelzza
  • 10-09-21

Such a great listen.

A new writer and narrator for me I loved them both and perfect for fans of Denis Lehane. I couldn't stop listening, in fact it is 3am as write this. This is a gritty storyline that carries you along through encounters with gangsters, school head and crime fighters. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!