Cisco Suarez versus an entire Caribbean drug cartel. Round one. Fight. Okay, not exactly the most even championship match, but it's the one I drew. If you told me months ago I'd be robbing drug dealers, I would've committed you myself. Who needs that kind of trouble, right? The good news is I'm only after one man: Connor Hatch. The bad news is he's the new Pablo Escobar, a primal being, and all but untouchable. It gets worse. He's rounding up the Russian mob for something big, and I'm not the only spellslinger in the picture. They say follow the money or follow the drugs. Maybe I should keep an eye on who's following me. Some problems call for a delicate hand. I don't have those kinds of problems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Hellegers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071065/bk_acx0_071065_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie with a touch of Wodehouse and a dog of distinction.Who killed Sir Crispin Gibbons? A wedding invitation and news of mischief that could be murder takes Lennox to the Earl of Bloxford's country estate. He, soon, finds himself in a world of purloined artworks, forgeries, and a priceless Bloxford beauty. But who are the Bloxford beauties? And why are they the focal point around which death swirls?Lennox must confront life-long friends, unscrupulous artists, and dealers to finally unravel a plot so complex that even his old adversary, Chief Inspector Swift of Scotland Yard, is perplexed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Dewhurst-Phillips. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/176270/bk_acx0_176270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When a moose is found on a portion of desolate African coastline, numerous people race to either help or hinder his plight. Befriended by a young local boy who vows to be the moose's friend and protector, the pair set off on an accidental adventure across the African wilderness. Along the way they befriend and/or evade such colorful characters as a rouge television news helicopter pilot, an eccentric, blood-thirsty billionaire, a brilliant mathematician-turned-pirate captain, a pair of opportunistic exotic medicine dealers, a disguised professional baseball player and his duped wife, and an assortment of concerned passengers and crew aboard an ill-fated cruise ship. Through a great deal of misunderstanding and mistiming, the fate of the poor moose is fought for on a stretch of seashore mistakenly referred to as The Gelatin Coast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Froomkin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055125/bk_acx0_055125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The true story of America's greatest art forger! Ten years ago, an FBI investigation was about to expose a scandal in the art world that would have been front-page news in New York and London. After a trail of fake paintings of astonishing quality led federal agents to art dealers, renowned experts, and the major auction houses, the investigation inexplicably ended, despite an abundance of evidence collected. The case was closed and the FBI file was marked “exempt from public disclosure”. Now that the statute of limitations on these crimes has expired and the case appears hermetically sealed shut by the FBI, this audiobook, Caveat Emptor, is that artist, Ken Perenyi’s, confession. It is the story, in detail, of how he pulled it all off. Unlike other forgers, Perenyi produced no paper trail, no fake provenance whatsoever; he let the paintings speak for themselves. And that they did, routinely mesmerizing the experts in mere seconds. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Butler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001030/bk_bbca_001030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I've never held a saint before, Ernie said as he cradled the 100-year-old carving of the Santo Nino de Atocha, the Holy Child. When the long-cherished statue of the Santo Nino de Atocha disappears, village leaders decide to keep the news from the Church hierarchy for fear of reprisal. They suspect the culprits are among local hippies, Protestants, drug dealers, Anglos, and other outsiders. But when the statue mysteriously reappears and their beloved chapel sacristan is attacked, favorite son Jay Sierra and his pal, Ernie Lucero, team up to investigate. Long-forgotten facts about the little statue take everyone by surprise and lead to the cozy conclusion of this delightful crime mystery set in an elbow of time during the 1970s, in a high mountain valley in northern New Mexico. This audiobook is filled with music, sound effects, and the northern New Mexico dialect referred to by linguists as the Rio Arriba dialect. Code-mixing of Spanish and English terms is characteristic of the area. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Amador. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brok/000017/bk_brok_000017_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In July 1995, San Jose Mercury-News reporter Gary Webb found the Big One - the blockbuster story every journalist secretly dreams about - without even looking for it. A simple phone call concerning an unexceptional pending drug trial turned into a massive conspiracy involving the Nicaraguan Contra rebels, L.A. and Bay Area crack cocaine dealers, and the Central Intelligence Agency. For several years during the 1980s, Webb discovered, Contra elements shuttled thousands of tons of cocaine into the United States, with the profits going toward the funding of Contra rebels attempting a counterrevolution in their Nicaraguan homeland. Even more chilling, Webb quickly realized, was that the massive drug-dealing operation had the implicit approval - and occasional outright support - of the CIA, the very organization entrusted to prevent illegal drugs from being brought into the United States. Within the this audiobook version of Dark Alliance, Webb produces a massive amount of evidence that suggests that such a scenario did take place, and more disturbing evidence that the powers that be that allowed such an alliance are still determined to ruthlessly guard their secrets. Webb's research is impeccable - names, dates, places, and dollar amounts gather and mount with every page, eventually building a towering wall of evidence in support of his theories. After the original series of articles ran in the Mercury-News in late 1996, both Webb and his paper were so severely criticized by political commentators, government officials, and other members of the press that his own newspaper decided it best not to stand behind the series, in effect apologizing for the assertions and disavowing his work. Webb quit the paper in disgust in November 1997. This audiobook serves as both a complex memoir of the time of the Contras and an indictment of the current state of America's press; Dark Alliance is as necessary and valuable as it is horrifyin 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christian Rummel. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015968/bk_adbl_015968_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In his most enthralling novel yet, the critically acclaimed author Matthew Pearl reopens one of literary history's greatest mysteries. The Last Dickens is a tale filled with the dazzling twists and turns, the unerring period details, and the meticulous research that thrilled readers of the best sellers The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow. Boston, 1870. When news of Charles Dickens's untimely death reaches the office of his struggling American publisher, Fields & Osgood, partner James Osgood sends his trusted clerk Daniel Sand to await the arrival of Dickens's unfinished novel. But when Daniel's body is discovered by the docks and the manuscript is nowhere to be found, Osgood must embark on a transatlantic quest to unearth the novel that he hopes will save his venerable business and reveal Daniel's killer. Danger and intrigue abound on the journey to England, for which Osgood has chosen Rebecca Sand, Daniel's older sister, to assist him. As they attempt to uncover Dickens's final mystery, Osgood and Rebecca find themselves racing the clock through a dangerous web of literary lions and drug dealers, sadistic thugs and blue bloods, and competing members of Dickens's inner circle. They soon realize that understanding Dickens's lost ending is a matter of life and death, and the hidden key to stopping a murderous mastermind. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001791/bk_rand_001791_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the acclaimed author of The Last Town on Earth comes the gripping follow-up to Darktown, a "combustible procedural that will knock the wind out of you" (The New York Times). Officer Denny Rakestraw, "Negro officers" Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith, and Sergeant McInnis have their hands full in an overcrowded and rapidly changing Atlanta. It's 1950, and color lines are shifting and racial tensions are simmering. Black families - including Smith's sister and brother-in-law - are moving into Rake's formerly all-white neighborhood, leading some residents to raise money to buy them out while others advocate a more violent solution. Rake's brother-in-law, Dale, a proud Klansman, launches a scheme to rally his fellow Kluxers to save their neighborhood. When those efforts spiral out of control and leave a man dead, Rake is forced to choose between loyalty to family and the law. He isn't the only one with family troubles. Boggs has outraged his preacher father by courting a domestic, and now her ex-boyfriend has been released from prison. As Boggs, Smith, and their all-black precinct contend with violent drug dealers fighting for turf in new territory, their personal dramas draw them closer to the fires that threaten to consume Atlanta once again. With echoes of James Ellroy and Denis Lehane, Mullen demonstrates in Lightning Men why he's celebrated for writing crime fiction "with a nimble sense of history...quick on its feet and vividly drawn" (Dallas Morning News). 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008047/bk_sans_008047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A collection of 13 award-winning short stories concerning the true adventures of California fish and game wardens and the wildlife-destroying outlaws they pursue. These stories illustrate the wide variety of wildlife-related problems wardens face in California, which has a greater diversity of wildlife and wildlife habitat than any other state and is second only to Alaska in its vast expanses of wilderness.The sixth season contains 13 more exciting adventures:"Scum of the Delta" - A lone warden faces three armed and dangerous outlaws at night on a lonely delta island."Night of the Beach Walkers" - Wardens set a trap for renegade abalone pickers on an island off the California coast."The High Cost of Greed" - A massive overlimit of snow geese equals bad news for greedy poachers."The Best Medicine" - A young boy provides a cure for racial tension."Ordeal at Skull Canyon" - A dark night and a mistake on an offshore island nearly proves fatal for a young warden."Hoffman’s Lucky Shot" - A lucky break spares the evil life of a dangerous poacher."Moseley’s Reward" - A well-timed tip sets wardens on the trail of outlaw mountain lion trappers."Herpie and the Snake Lady" - Wardens raid an absolute house of horrors and target lawless reptile dealers."Road Hunter" - A road-hunting pheasant poacher leads a clever warden to pull off the most spectacular arrest of his career."Harold’s Toughest Race" - A tough, marathon-running warden amazes everyone by running down an escaping would-be rapist."Fatal Flaw" - One dark mountain night, a lone warden, at great personal risk, bluffs a lawless band of brush-cutters to arrest a deer poacher and a wanted felon."Tuffy’s Sweet Moment" - An epic foot chase ends in near death for a fleeing violator."An Ending of Sorts" - 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick J. Hinchliffe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/166770/bk_acx0_166770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.