Friday, April 16, 2010

25. The Night Stalker - James Swain

Audio read by Richard Mover (he did a great job...)
BBC Audiobooks America, 2008
8 discs, 9 hours
368 pages
Rating: 4.5

This is the second in a series, and I didn't realize this until after I'd read the book. No matter. Didn't need to read the first. This stood alone and was quite gripping and interesting. Jack Carpenter finds missing children. He used to be head of the Broward County, Florida Missing Person unit, but has parted ways with the police department and is on his own. Well, not completely, his sidekick is his dog, Buster, who has a prominent role in the story.

Abb Grimes is on death row for the serial killings of many young women. Now Abb's grandson, Samson, has been kidnapped because Abb is talking to the FBI. Jack is hired to find Samson. He has a keen nose for creepy bad guys, and the decisions he makes and the clues he follow are fascinating and believable.

Good story. Horrifying and aggravating, but reality. Jack Carpenter is a great character. Can't wait to read the sequel.

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