Unknown Means

Author(s): Elizabeth Becka
Original Publish Date: Feb 26, 2008
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.52 hours)
Product Number: Z100026603
Released: Feb 26, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415937358
Narrator/s: Bernadette Dunne
Publisher: Books on Tape
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In Elizabeth Becka's latest highly suspenseful novel, forensic scientist Evelyn James returns to investigate a harrowing series of crimes-only to find that no one is safe. Evelyn James is a forensic specialist in the Cleveland Medical Examiner's office who's juggling a demanding workload, a teenage daughter from a failed marriage, and a homicide detective boyfriend. And somehow she always happens to be involved in some of the twistiest, most challenging crime scenes imaginable. This time around she's called in to investigate what appears to be a locked-room mystery: A wealthy woman is murdered in the penthouse suite of a luxurious, high-security building. The building's intricate surveillance system didn't pick up anything, the entrance wasn't forced, and the victim's husband has an airtight alibi. Cases like this, Evelyn knows, can turn on the most microscopic piece of evidence, if she can find any. Then Evelyn's best friend is attacked-and things get personal. When another body is found in an apartment across town, Evelyn realizes that the killer's choice of victim is anything but random...

Professional reviews

"Why has a Cleveland socialite been strangled, raped, and taped into a chair? With no possible entrance or escape route for the killer, how exactly was she killed? When forensic specialist Evelyn James is called to the crime scene, listeners are immediately pulled into the suspense. The case becomes personal when Evelyn's best friend is threatened. With a perfect amount of vocal tension, Bernadette Dunne conveys both the worry and increased sense of urgency surrounding the case. Author Elizabeth Becka, a working forensic scientist, keeps the forensic details of her second novel both interesting and believable. Although Dunne's Mexican accent sounds Russian, that is her only flaw. Her consistent performance keeps the dialogue as realistic as the evidence processing. J.T. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"