Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2004
CS ISBN 0743536754 $26.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 0743536762 $30.00 Five CDs
DD ISBN $18.20
Ron McLarty's mildly gruff voice perfectly captures McBain's wry humor in this continuing series about New York's 87th Precinct. A clever villain known as the "Deaf Man" returns from a previous volume to finish up old business by murdering the partner who betrayed him. Ready to commit a grand new crime, he toys with the police, sending them riddles in the form of quotes from Shakespeare. Emotional subplots, spicy dialogue, and literary puzzles from a uniquely cultured villain keep the pace lively. McLarty performs well, giving dimension to each character. Fans of the series will enjoy catching up with old friends, and newcomers will feel right at home. E.S. 2005 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 04/ JAN 05]
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