Broken Places

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.97 hours)
Product Number: Z14120
Released: Aug 01, 2018
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ISBN: #9781501990038
Narrator/s: Karen Chilton
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Former cop Cass Raines has found the world of private investigation a less stressful way to eke out a living in the Windy City. But when she stumbles across the dead body of a respected member of the community, it's up to her to prove a murderer is on the loose . . . Cops can make mistakes, even when they're not rookies. If anyone knows that it's Cass Raines, who took a bullet two years ago after an incompetent colleague screwed up a tense confrontation with an armed suspect. Deeply traumatized by the incident, Cass resigned from the Chicago PD, leaving one less female African-American on the force. Now she's the head of a one-woman private investigation agency, taking on just enough work to pay the bills. She spends the rest of her time keeping an eye on the tenants in her little Hyde Park apartment building, biking along the lakefront, and playing chess with the only father figure she's ever known, Father Ray Heaton. When Father Ray asks Cass to look into a recent spate of vandalism at his church, she readily agrees to handle the case. But only hours later she's horrified to discover his murdered body in the church confessional, a dead gangbanger sprawled out nearby. She knew Pop, as she called him, had ticked off plenty of people, from slumlords to drug dealers and even some parishioners and politicians, with his uncompromising defense of the downtrodden. But a late-night random theft doesn't seem like much of a motive at a cash-strapped parish like Saint Brendan's. The lead detective assigned to the case is all too ready to dismiss it as an interrupted burglary gone awry, just another statistic in a violent city. But Cass's instincts tell her otherwise, and badge or no badge, she intends to see justice done . . .


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Broken Places
Product Number: BX00069580
Product Number:CM0629
Product Number:Z14120

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Author(s): Tracy Clark
Narrator(s): Karen Chilton
Product Number CM0629
Released: Jul 11, 2018
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ISBN: #9781501989896
Author(s): Tracy Clark
Narrator(s): Karen Chilton
Product Number MP2503
Released: Aug 02, 2018
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ISBN: #9781980004639
Author(s): Tracy Clark
Product Number EB00712304
Released: May 29, 2018
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Publisher: Kensington Books
ISBN: #9781496714893

Professional reviews

"Former detective Cass Raines's persistence and wittiness make this audiobook a great experience from start to finish. What's more, narrator Shari Peele gives an excellent reading. At its core, Tracy Clark's mystery focuses on Raines's search for the murderer of Father Ray, whom she called Pop, who was found dead along with a gang member with no apparent connection to the priest. Of course, there's more to the story, including the obligatory former colleague who refuses to give Raines's theories any credibility. As the two battle over how the investigation should proceed, Peele delivers the dialogue flawlessly, using distinct voices for each character and an astute sense of pacing. As a result, and despite book's somewhat too pat ending, this is a thoroughly enjoyable listen. D.J.S. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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