Book pak Recorded Books 2000
CS ISBN 0788740490 $67.00 Eight cassettes
Though there are a few hints, the listener does not suspect this thriller takes place in New York in 2053--until the first body is found. The victim is found dead with strange wounds inflicted by an antique weapon--a .30 caliber Smith and Wesson 10, from the 1990s. In ten years on job, Detective Eve Dallas has never seen such wounds--or the murder weapon, Dallas's hunt for the serial killer in a futuristic world is captivating, yet McMurdo-Wallis's reading does not measure up to the tale. She has a pleasant enough voice and reads her lines with expression, but her delivery is much too slow--sounding almost morbid at times. Her frequent pauses in the middle of sentences are more noticeable because of the slow pace. Nonetheless, the plot holds the listener's interest until its unique ending. A.L.H. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/MAR 01]
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