Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America 2007
CD ISBN 978-0-7927-4891-5 $64.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN 978-0-7927-4953-0 $39.95
Ever since his wife was killed four years ago, Lew Fonesca has defined himself by grief and depression. In the first four books in this series, Fonesca worked as a process server in Sarasota, Florida. But in this fifth adventure, he finally returns to Chicago to track down his wife’s killer. Michael McConnohie delivers the narrative in a nondescript documentary style. But he positively shines in the way he breathes life into Kaminsky’s characters: Fonesca’s tow-truck driver brother-in-law, the Holocaust survivor authoress, the agoraphobic Greek hit man, the short but tough black detective. All these characters help transform this story of tragedy and redemption into a work that is profound and entertaining but never maudlin. Kaminsky’s characters are multidimensional and textured, and McConnohie seamlessly gives them color and movement. S.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
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