A Measure of Darkness

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Product Number: DD39248
Released: Jul 31, 2018
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ISBN: #9780525637240
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Deputy coroner Clay Edison goes to extreme lengths for a forgotten Jane Doe in the new thriller from a father-son team of bestselling authors who write "brilliant, page-turning fiction" (Stephen King). "As for the keen sense of drama, it must be a genetic trait...? The Kellermans show compassion for the survivors, including conscientious officials like Edison."-The New York Times Book Review Former star basketball player Clay Edison is busy. He's solved a decades-old crime and redeemed an innocent man, earning himself a suspension in the process. Things are getting serious with his girlfriend. Plus his brother's fresh out of prison, bringing with him a whole new set of complications. Then the phone rings in the dead of night. A wild party in a gentrifying East Bay neighborhood. A heated argument that spills into the street. Gunshots. Chaos. For Clay and his fellow coroners, it's the start of a long night and the first of many to come. The victims keep piling up. What begins as a community tragedy soon becomes lurid fodder for social media. Then the smoke clears and the real mystery emerges-one victim's death doesn't match the others. Brutalized and abandoned, stripped of ID, and left to die: She is Jane Doe, a human question mark. And it falls to Clay to give her a name and a voice. Haunted by the cruelty of her death, he embarks upon a journey into the bizarre, entering a hidden world where innocence and perversity meet and mingle. There, his relentless pursuit of the truth opens the gateway to a dark and baffling past-and brings him right into the line of fire. Praise for A Measure of Darkness "Edison is an interesting protagonist, a good man for whom finding the truth is more important than anything else, including his own safety. He's gentle and strong, compassionate and ruthless, methodical and impulsive. A strong sequel to Crime Scene that will leave readers wanting to see more of Edison."-Booklist

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Series: Clay Edison Series No: 2

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Narrator(s): Dennis Boutsikaris
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Product Number Z100131480
Released: Jul 31, 2018
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780525637271
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Released: Jul 31, 2018
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Professional reviews

"Narrator Dennis Boutsikaris takes the listener through the ups and downs of this police procedural. The father-and-son author team give us the second in the series featuring Alameda County coroner's deputy Clay Edison. Called into investigate a number of deaths of young people resulting from a party in Oakland gone out of control. Boutsikaris is a great match for Clay, who comes across as appealing and genuinely wanting to do the right thing (except when his brother is around). The quick back-and-forth conversations without dialogue tags--along with the large cast of characters, the amount of detail, and the lack of real tension--make this a somewhat challenging listen. E.Q. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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