Library Ed. Recorded Books 2003
CS ISBN 1402536119 $79.75 Eight cassettes
With a seemingly endless repertoire of characterizations and a masterful capacity for drama and suspense, Tom Stechschulte has entered the pantheon of narrators who are always worth a listen no matter what the book. He surpasses the material in this farfetched outing, in which Nick Travers, a New Orleans professor of blues music, investigates the disappearance of a onetime legendary blues singer. Dangers abound for Travers and those he cares for as his inquiry acquaints him with political corruption and organized crime in the Deep South. The plot and the characters may become increasingly preposterous, but Stechschulte is never less than arresting. His array of Southern accents is as amazing as his ability to wring tension from one scene after another. M.O. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]
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