The San Francisco of Smith's mysteries about an imperfect family of criminal defense lawyers is more akin to the gritty city of Dashiell Hammett than the contemporary, glittering adjunct to Silicon Valley. Narrator R.C. Bray's tough-guy voice works perfectly with Smith's classic hard-boiled mystery. His timing is especially good in courtroom scenes, and he differentiates characters well. However, to anticipate the story's suspense, he uses a hesitant, breathy quality that sounds sounds a bit off. Like many serial mysteries, this one is a little confusing at the beginning and less than satisfying at the end, but the rest will keep you listening. F.C. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2015]
Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2015
CD ISBN 9781622317479 $29.99 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 9781622317486 $24.99
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