Sam Acquillo is getting to be a lot more sociable. People are constantly dropping by, including guys in black outfits with .45 automatics breaking into his cottage in the middle of the night. Though on doctor's orders to stay clear of violence and mayhem, Sam does what's needed to encourage a candid conversation with the home invader, with surprising results. It seems a person important to the private life of a very important person has gone missing in the Hamptons. And it looks like the best way to get her back is to extort the cooperation of Sam Acquillo. Suddenly, Sam's past reaches out to pull him back into the world of big money and even bigger egos, where the term "corporate intrigue" is redundant and ambition the only virtue. But this time, there's some added incentive: an opportunity to get a piece of his old life back, the only piece Sam might actually want.
by Chris Knopf
by Scott Thornley
by John Sandford
by Howard Swindle
by Margaret Truman
"Fans of Knopf's Sam Aquillo series will not be disappointed by this compelling thriller in which their hero is drawn back into the secretive world of Con Globe by company head George Donovan. While Aquillo believes his responsibility lies in locating Donovan's missing lover, there's (naturally) more than meets the eye to this particular assignment. Narrator Richard Ferrone reins in his powerful voice to deliver a modestly restrained reading that captures Aquillo's yearning for the simple life he has left behind. Ferrone masters his emotions, knowing when to break out in a blind rage and when to quietly allow Aquillo's inner demons to haunt his soul. L.B. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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