Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2009
CS ISBN 9781433290275 $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9781433290282 $76.00 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781433290312 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
The second installment of the Sam Blackman mystery series finds the former military CID officer opening a private detective firm in Asheville, North Carolina, with his professional (and romantic) partner, Nakayla Robertson. If eclectic Asheville had a voice, it would sound like the understated Southern accent chosen by narrator William Dufris. His slow pace reflects the region; however, a faster speed would have aided the plot, which is a bit slow to start. It’s worth hanging in to see Blackman search for a long-lost F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript. Dufris struggles to make a few of the female characters sound believably feminine but does a perfunctory job with co-detective Nakayla. Intrigue surrounding the military contractor Blackwater makes the story especially timely. J.T. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2009]
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