Watchlist

Two Serial Thrillers in One Killer Book
CD - unabridged
Audio (13 discs)
Product Number: BM532
Released: Jan 05, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441826657
Narrator/s: Alfred Molina
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

From International Thriller Writers, comes Watchlist: two powerful novellas featuring the same thrilling cast of characters in one major suspenseful package. The Chopin Manuscript and The Copper Bracelet are collaborations of some of the world's greatest thriller writers, including Lee Child, Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, and Jeffery Deaver, who conceived the characters and set the plots in motion. The other authors each wrote a chapter and Deaver then completed what he started, bringing both novellas to their startling conclusions. In the first novella, The Chopin Manuscript, former war crimes investigator Harold Middleton possesses a previously unknown score by Frederic Chopin. But he is unaware that, locked within its handwritten notes, lies a secret that now threatens the lives of thousands of Americans. As he races from Poland to America to uncover the mystery of the manuscript, Middleton will be accused of murder, pursued by federal agents, and targeted by assassins. But the greatest threat will come from a shadowy figure from his past: the man known only as Faust. Harold Middleton returns in The Copper Bracelet - the explosive sequel to The Chopin Manuscript - as he's drawn into an international terror plot that threatens to send India and Pakistan into full-scale nuclear war. Careening from Nice to London and Moscow to Kashmir to prevent nuclear disaster, Middleton is unaware that his prey has changed and that the act of terror is far more diabolical than he knows. Will he discover the identity of the Scorpion in time to halt an event that will pit the United States, China, and Russia against each other at the brink of World War III?

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Author(s): Jeffery Deaver

Professional reviews

"Twenty-one members of International Thriller Writers, headed by Jeffery Deaver, collaborated on these two serial novellas of intrigue. The first, THE CHOPIN MANUSCRIPT (winner of the 2008 Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year), tells of a team of war crimes investigators headed by a musical manuscript expert. Although written by 15 different writers, the story is consistent, enthralling, and well told. The second novella, THE COPPER BRACELET, doesn't hold up as well. Featuring the same set of characters, it is nevertheless disjointed, inconsistent, and forced. Alfred Molina's phenomenal reading does much to allay the problems of the second novella. His sense of character and his ability to switch convincingly from one nationality to another help pull the disparate halves of WATCHLIST together. Other contributors include David Hewson, S.J. Rozan, Erica Spindler, Joseph Finder, Lisa Scottoline, Lee Child, Linda Barnes, Brett Battles, and Gayle Lynds, among others. S.E.S. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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