Critically acclaimed, Agatha Award-winning author Peter Abrahams is hailed by Stephen King as his "favorite suspense novelist." In this breathtaking thriller, a man with nothing to lose races against time to uncover shattering secrets from his past. Roy Valois has been given four months to live. Curious, he hacks into the New York Times to read his impending obituary and notices a discrepancy in the information about his deceased wife Delia, who Roy believes died accidentally. As he digs around, Roy realizes Delia led a secret life. The more he learns, the less he feels he knew his wife at all. And now the clock is ticking on his time to learn the truth. The Denver Post has praised Abrahams' "truly remarkable talent for writing psychological thrillers of enormous power, depth, and intensity," and Nerve Damage is a shining example of this formidable talent.
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by D.R. Meredith
by Peter Abrahams
by James Sallis
by Marc Aronson
"Abrahams offers a meticulous investigation into the mind of someone who is terminally ill. Alan Nebelthau's performance is so convincing that listeners will be gasping for breath along with protagonist Paul Valois, a successful metal sculptor who learns he has mesothelioma, the cancer caused by asbestos. Valois hacks into his own obituary and finds an error about his wife's death 14 years earlier. While trying to correct it, he uncovers a political plot reaching into the highest echelons of government. Nebelthau's voice moves from furious denial to quiet resignation as Valois unravels the puzzle and deals with his own body's betrayal. Nebelthau keeps the accents true and the suspense high, and, while the ending disappoints, the story is consistently sensitive without being sentimental. S.J.H. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"
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