Trade Ed. Putnam Berkley Audio 2003
CS ISBN 0399150668 $25.95 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0399150676 $29.95 Five CDs
In a gravelly voice, Eric Conger narrates the grisly opening of this story of evil. Troubleshooting cop Lucas Davenport rides into town to solve the mystery of a double killing and finds himself with a lot more to contend with. The small town is so mired in a car-thieving, drug-smuggling, kidnapping ring that even the law-enforcement officials are involved. Conger satisfies the listener with his characterizations of tough-guy cops, sniveling criminals, and the innocent, daring young woman wisecracking through it all. The abridged version is a great alternative for those who want to hear the story without the gruesome details. D.L.M.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 04]