The Bodies Left Behind, Jeffery Deaver
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The Bodies Left Behind

Author: Jeffery Deaver

Narrator: Holter Graham

Unabridged: 12 hr 44 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Published: 11/11/2008

Genre: Fiction - Crime

Synopsis

The New York Times bestselling master of suspense is back! When a night-time call to 911 from a secluded Wisconsin vacation house is cut short, off-duty deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her husband and son at the dinner table and drives up to Lake Mondac to investigate. Was it a misdial or an aborted crime report? Brynn stumbles onto a scene of true horror and narrowly escapes from two professional criminals. She and a terrified visitor to the weekend house, Michelle, flee into the woods in a race for their lives. As different as night and day, and stripped of modern-day resources, Brynn, a tough deputy with a difficult past, and Michelle, a pampered city girl, must overcome their natural reluctance to trust each other and learn to use their wits and courage to survive the relentless pursuit. The deputy's disappearance spurs both her troubled son and her new husband to action, while the incident sets in motion Brynn's loyal fellow deputies and elements from Milwaukee's underside. These various forces race along inexorably toward the novel's gritty and stunning conclusion. The Bodies Left Behind is an epic cat-and-mouse chase, told nearly in real-time, and is filled with Deaver's patented twists and turns, where nothing is what it seems, and death lingers just around the next curve on a deserted path deep in the midnight forest.

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About the Author

Chicago born author, Jeffery Deaver, has been richly rewarded for his successful career as a an American mystery/crime writer, including being a three-time Ellery Queen Reader's Award winner, and several different newspaper best of lists around the world.

Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic detective is the main character in his most popular series of novels, such as The Broken Window. His time spent practicing law before he embarked on his writing career definitely gave him greater insight into the cases about which he writes.

He was writing about criminal hackers in his 2001 book, The Blue Nowhere. He also established a computer crime unit within the pages of the book. Several of his novels have been adapted for tv and movies. The most popular among them would be The Bone Collector, starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie.

Deaver was chosen to write an official James Bond novel, Carter Blanche, published on May 25, 2011, making him the second American author to participate in the series.

Reviews Write A Review

AudiobooksNow review by Deborah on 2009-08-26 12:09:55

I have never in my life used the word Cluster^^^^ but this book is one for sure! I can't believe that he wrote this rubbish. It will make me think twice before I read another of his books, I have always enjoyed them up till this one. I almost didn't finish it...and that is NOT like me at all. I DO NOT recommend this book. Too many characters...to many plots....too many bad guys....too many good guys....maybe....LOL....Not a book high on my list...and to think that I went out and bought this book while waiting for my Booksfree shipment ! What a waste !

AudiobooksNow review by Gidget on 2010-01-22 01:11:03

Never read his work before. I ran out of the norm for me and needed something to read. Boy what a joke! To many people involved in this story. Had to back track to remember who was who. All thru the book it was the same and the setting wasn't even real. In the dense forest at night with no moon and you could see what a person was doing or holding at 300 yards? Not a well thought out plot really. But I do have to give a point because of the twist to the story. It was dragged out to much and the same thing over and over again trying to made the bad guy and the good guy seem the same in their thinking.

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