Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2003
CS ISBN 0590867793 $29.95 Six cassettes
Santa Fe Police Chief Kerney and his wife, Lt. Col. Sara Brannon, are awaiting the birth of their first child when a prominent gay attorney is gunned down. This is first in a series of killings that include Kerney's horse and a parole officer. All signs point to Kerney and his family as the next victims. Patrick G. Lawlor provides an excellent variety of voices appropriate to the characters' ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds and manages to keep the cast consistent throughout. Reading at varying tempos not only heightens the suspense but also conveys the tender feelings among the family members. An occasional mispronunciation is the only flaw in an otherwise excellent performance. S.S.R.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]