Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2008
CD ISBN 9781400107742 $37.99 Ten CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781400157747 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
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Library Ed. Tantor Media 2008
CD ISBN 9781400137749 $75.99 Ten CDs
Patrick Lawlor has a daunting task in this latest from writer Jon Land—sadly, he doesn’t deliver his usual first-rate performance. What appears to be the beginning of a new series is a smorgasbord of subplots that the listener can hardly keep up with. The story introduces protagonist Michael Tiranno, a wealthy Las Vegas casino owner, and his lawyer, Naomi Burns. The plot begins by recounting the deaths of Tiranno's parents, then moves to the present day as four Las Vegas hotels are bombed by terrorists. Add some big-time gambling and an artifact with mysterious powers, and you have the mix. Lawlor hurries through the scenes, his narration overpowered by the action. His reading is too light for this complex story. A.L.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2008]
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