The Killer is Dying

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Author(s): James Sallis
Genre: Mystery
MP3 CD
Audio (1 disc)
Product Number: MP0204
Released: Nov 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461840718
Narrator/s: Ken Marks
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Shortlisted for the Anthony, Nebula, Edgar, Shamus, and Gold Dagger Awards, best-selling author James Sallis is a master of the gritty crime drama. The Killer Is Dying tracks the fortunes of three men of vastly different ages, backgrounds, and ambitions. Though they never meet, a hired killer on his last job, a burned out detective, and a young boy plagued by nightmares have their lives intersect in compelling ways in the scorching metropolis of Phoenix, Arizona.

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CD
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Author(s): James Sallis
Narrator(s): Ken Marks
Genre: Mystery
Product Number CV162
Released: Nov 15, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461801702
eAudio
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Author(s): James Sallis
Narrator(s): Ken Marks
Genre: Mystery
Product Number Z04337
Released: Aug 02, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464005541

Professional reviews

"Perhaps deliberately, narrator Ken Marks barely changes tone when moving from one isolated character to the next. An attentive listener must draw clues from the context as Marks moves between lives of three disparate males--a terminally ill killer-for-hire who is on his last job, a policeman who is coping with a dying spouse, and a high school student left on his own who sells household items on the Internet to survive. The student is plagued by the dreams of the killer, and the cops are inadvertently drawn into his life as well. No one plays the role one would expect, which is why Marks's straightforward, gravel-voiced narration suits Sallis's grim noir. D.P.D. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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