Howard Swindle, news editor for the Dallas Morning News, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and an Edgar Award nominee. Jitter Joint is a stunning novel of suspense which showcases his razor-sharp talent for creating character and mood. Dallas homicide detective Jeb Quinlin has hit the end of booze boulevard. To keep his job, he must check into a residential treatment clinic. Jeb's road to recovery is jolted, however, when two murders occur in the facility. Each corpse carries a quote from the Alcoholics Anonymous program, and each is connected to some detail from Jeb's past. Soon Jeb begins to fear that he is the real target. Jeb's dual battles-against the clever killer and his own alcoholism-keep the tension of Jitter Joint at a fever pitch. As the evidence falls into a terrifying pattern, narrator Richard Ferrone's masterful phrasing keeps pace with Swindle's dark story of psychological and physical revenge.
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"Ferrone's voice has such bite that listeners might on occasion catch themselves flinching. He growls with a bitterness and fury that is spellbinding. Matched to the right potboiler of a mystery, you couldn't ask for more. Fortunately, Swindle, in his first novel, does his part with this finely wrought mystery. His hero is Jeb Quinlin, an alcoholic Dallas homicide detective sent to rehab to dry out. But just as he begins his recovery, a serial killer embarks on a vicious string of murders against Quinlin's fellow patients. Soon it becomes evident that the detective himself is a target. As with any well-crafted thriller, this one keeps upping the ante. Ferrone performs with such intensity that the tension is almost unbearable. Perfect. M.O. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine"
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