Dirty Martini (Jacqueline

Dirty Martini (Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Series #4)

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by J. A. Konrath, Susie Breck, Dick Hill
     
 

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The latest "entertaining," "tangy," and "hilarious" Jack Daniels mystery from Anthony, Macavity, and Gumshoe Award finalist J.A. Konrath

In Whiskey Sour, Chicago police Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels hunted down a killer dubbed "The Gingerbread Man." In Bloody Mary, she busted a psychopath with a penchant for dismemberment.

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The latest "entertaining," "tangy," and "hilarious" Jack Daniels mystery from Anthony, Macavity, and Gumshoe Award finalist J.A. Konrath

In Whiskey Sour, Chicago police Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels hunted down a killer dubbed "The Gingerbread Man." In Bloody Mary, she busted a psychopath with a penchant for dismemberment. In Rusty Nail, it was a serial killer with a doozy of a family tree. And now, in Dirty Martini, Jack faces her toughest adversary yet: a sicko who's poisoning the city's food supply. Can she catch him -- and decide whether to accept boyfriend Latham's surprise proposal -- without destroying both her reputation and her sanity

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Publishers Weekly

A pair of gifted, award-winning readers make the audio version of Konrath's fourth mystery to feature Lt. Jack Daniels a rare, funny and very exciting listening experience. While Jack (short for Jacqueline) copes with problems in her private life, a really scary terrorist who calls himself the Chemist is literally holding the city of Chicago for ransom, demanding a huge payoff to stop injecting deadly toxins into food, drugs, even children's sandals. Many people have already died, and the Chemist seems to have something even more vicious in mind. Dick Hill catches the slightly edgy but never over-the-top killer perfectly, the kind of ordinary lunatic who might go unnoticed on the street. Susie Breck creates a perfect Jack Daniels by mixing wry wit, drink recipes and growing apprehension to capture just the right taste for mystery connoisseurs. Simultaneous release with the Hyperion hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 23). (July)

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Kirkus Reviews
A vengeful serial killer stirs (and shakes) Jack Daniels to action. Liquor is no quicker than Lieutenant Jacqueline (Jack) Daniels whenever a beset and jittery Chicago needs a lift. Maybe that's why Jack gets the nod in the case of the wacko with the botulism dispenser. "The people of Chi-Town love you," says her boss in the face of Jack's noticeable disenchantment. "You'll be giving hope to the hopeless." So she signs on. But Jack's right to be leery. To begin with, the case bears all the marks of a career-breaker. Beyond that, the self-described Chemist is as scary a serial killer as ever followed in the footsteps of Hannibal Lecter. His ultimatum to the city fathers: $2 million, or botulism for your babies. As if threats of plague weren't enough, there are galling complexities on the home front. Latham, Jack's otherwise adorable boyfriend, has proposed matrimony at a time when Jack's hair and makeup haven't been checked for hours. In addition, Jack is working with an FBI agent so hot that although she's charged with saving Chicago from mass murder, she can't keep herself from staring at his crotch. And don't ask what's going on with her long-lost father, whose reported death may be greatly exaggerated. In the past, Konrath has done creditable work (Rusty Nail, 2006, etc.), but here the prose ranges from careless to wretched, and the plot demands a breathalyzer.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455839346
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Series, #4
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.50(d)

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