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Publisher's Summary

The battle is one of wits and cunning, where the strong heart will overcome his enemy.

Ex-marine Arthur Nakai spent years as a member of the Shadow Wolves, an ICE tactical unit tasked by the US government to hunt human traffickers and drug smugglers on the US/Mexico border. He put that life of confronting violence in the darker contours of the desert landscape behind him and settled into a quiet existence in New Mexico with his wife, Sharon, a local TV reporter.

But when Sharon goes missing after crossing paths with a serial killer who has just added to his list of young victims, Arthur's calm world is shattered. He must return to the darkness of the life he left behind in order to save what matters most to him and the future he and his wife plan to share together. He can only hope that she is still alive and that his skills will be enough to find her.

So begins the hunt to find a ruthless killer and save the love of his life.

©2018 Mark Edward Langley (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Dark

This is a dark story. The beginning starts off that way. I have listened to other books like this, so I wasn't to shocked. If a person can get thru the first few minutes then it's an ok listen. I think the narrator was pretty good, it was a little hard to hear at times especially when the narrator used a low voice for the bad guy.

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Great story, annoying narrator

Beyond the narrator's typical annoyances with prolonging the s sound in words that start with s, his random changes of cadence to usually incorrectly add tension, he has graduated to yelling - yes, yelling. if that wasnt bad enough, he yells one voice in same dialogue where another voice grumbles. This might be my last book with his narration.

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Excellent!

I loved this thrilling book! Yes, it’s a bit graphic but nothing more then most movies! The characters are very well written and you care about them! The narrator is fantastic and changed his voice with many characters. I read some people thought that he talked too low but I believe it fit the story perfectly! A well written, nail biting thriller! You really hate the villain in this book!

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Pretty good!

It was a shorter story. Interesting as far as plot... cultural contexts of American Indian very intriguing.

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Reminds me why I’ve read the other 19

Slow start, or maybe it’s me trying to get into my M R mind frame. Builds throughout. Much more traditional than the last, but I enjoyed that too. I’ll be waiting for book 21…

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story was ok but not great

I didn't need five or ten min. on how his breakfast looked smelled and tasted etc. Since the story went into so much detail about absolutely everything,it would have been nice if he had fed the dog at least once.Also I have a big problem with authors that get to where they want to go by having people behave in ways that would never happen,instead of bothering to think up something that might.That part with the cell phone was so implausible that even if the woman were a complete nitwit it never would have happened.The character development was good ,detailed and interesting though.Worth listening to for free.

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Great read!

If you like suspense, this is a must try book. I didn't want it to end.

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Very dark

This is not for the sensitive reader, and not for children.

Bronson Pinchot is an incredibly talented reader. He can be listened to at normal speed, which I normally cannot stand, all the way to 2x normal speed, without any difficulty understanding him, and without losing any nuance.

I don’t normally listen to this genre, but downloaded it because of the narrator. He is one of my favorites.

Nevertheless, this is a well written, superbly paced, dark and coarse story. It lays bare the consequences of absolute self-centeredness, obsession, sexual violence, objectification of women, and the twisting of cultural honor and morality. The thoughts and actions of this single psychotic man transform him into death incarnate. If there is an embodiment of evil, he is it. He is the absolute antithesis of community, and the darkness by which it is repulsed. He is the devil.

It is also a story of the chase, of light vs darkness, in which the darkness is a twisted and warped reflection of the light, making this counterfeit likeness almost completely unpredictable, and the deadliest of evils.

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Exciting!

Few audiobooks are capable of holding my attention. I missed out on reading many of the world's greatest authors, due to having lived with undiagnosed A.D.D.: Inattentive Type until my daughter was diagnosed. I was fifty years old, and the die had already been cast years ago.

Luckily, murder mysteries - really well written, fast paced ones - held me in its thrall. This one had a decent story, though I felt it somewhat lacking in substance in places. The evil guy was obviously a head case, but even a head case has more than one facet. He was very flat and more a "type", as was his moll; his misguided girlfriend, the soon to be ex-living and breathing accomplice.

Bronson Pinchot's narration was an unexpected treat. That is to say, I knew he'd be excellent, but hadn't realized it would be he as narrator. [* fun fact: I'd seen him in a stage play at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion about A.D.H.D.]. He really breathed life into the characters.

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soft porn or horror story. you decide!

narration is just above a whisper. I no where in the description of the book did it mention. it was soft porn.more than horror.. dont waste ur money