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Midnight Rambler: Unabridged Value-Priced Edition
     

Midnight Rambler: Unabridged Value-Priced Edition

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by James Swain, Peter Jay Fernandez (Narrated by)
 

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Years ago, South Florida cop Jack Carpenter beat up a murder suspect named Simon Skell, a dangerous predator with a penchant for playing the Rolling Stones' "Midnight Rambler" as he tortured young women. When Jack lost his temper, he lost his job and his marriage, too; so as Skell's early release from prison draws near, the tarnished hero—now a specialist in

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Years ago, South Florida cop Jack Carpenter beat up a murder suspect named Simon Skell, a dangerous predator with a penchant for playing the Rolling Stones' "Midnight Rambler" as he tortured young women. When Jack lost his temper, he lost his job and his marriage, too; so as Skell's early release from prison draws near, the tarnished hero—now a specialist in missing-child cases—sees an opportunity to make things right. Scrambling to gather more evidence, Jack uncovers a shocking criminal conspiracy: a group of four men who kidnap and kill young women on the margins of society. Teaming up with an FBI agent, Jack must outwit and outrun his enemies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602839960
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
06/29/2010
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


James Swain is the bestselling author of Grift Sense, Funny Money, Sucker Bet, and Deadman's Poker and is considered an authority on crooked gambling and casino scams. He lives in Odessa, Florida.

Peter Jay Fernandez is an accomplished audiobook narrator who has also appeared on television, film, and stage.

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Midnight Rambler (Jack Carpenter Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book sucks you in at the beginning and never lets go. Jack Carpenter is an ex-cop now working as a private investigator to find missing persons. Jack operates like Dirty Harry and treats the bad guys like the dirt they are. He has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to get them to talk, even if he has to shoot out their kneecaps. One thing that always bothered Jack was that he never got enough evidence on the victims of a serial killer (Skell) that was put away. It was only by chance that he was able to pin one of the victims murders on Skell. When the book begins there is new evidence that someone else may have killed the victim that Skell was convicted for. Jack is sure that Skell killed them all and must work hard to prove it before Skell is let out of prison. Jacks unorthodox style and clever deductive work lead him to locate a whole network that seems to be operating with Skell and if they are not caught, a new wave of serial murder/disappearances will start up. I could not put this book down and finished it in a couple of sittings!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's still a lot of mileage to be gotten out of that old warhorse of a plot: the down-and-out, disgraced cop who proves his mettle and is vindicated. Throwing in a vicious serial killer and his nasty henchmen doesn't hurt the story either. An attempted kidnapping in a Disney theme park boosts this tale's adrenalin even further, and provides a surprising connection to the serial killer and his evil plans. This is a book you'll gobble up like a box of pricey chocolates - a great read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jack Carpenter is the protagonist, solving abduction & murder is his game. On the skids with almost everyone, he loses his cop job, his wife, his reputation, got no dough, one bad thing after another befalls him, but nothing deters him, except a couple of quick interludes for finding kidnapped children. He was chief of the abduction team in Boward County, Fl and quite good at it, thus the demand for his service in a pinch. Frustrated, and maligned, but not defeated he crawls from his hole, with the help of a key FBI agent, a horny old cop, the unconditional love of his daughter, and Buster his new dog and loyal companion. He copes and weathers many small battles, & ultimately the war. The Stones 'Midnight Rambler' will never sound the same. Tense and gripping a wild ride for sure. Located in South Florida, a travelogue is included.
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Awsome book evryone should read it.
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Mrjohnnybuck More than 1 year ago
My father recommended this book to me and I read it in two days. This will not be the last Swain book that I read. Liked the Carpenter character and I'm anxious to see where he goes from here.
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savethePandas More than 1 year ago
Woo-hoo! I am so happy. I have found another great author to follow. I love his writing style and the storyline. Jack Carpenter is a larger than life character. He is strong, yet broken. Benefit for me, the stories take place where I used to live! I can easily visualize exactly where the character is based on the descriptions in the book. I have read the other two books in this series and cannot wait for the fourth!!!! Get writing James Swain, I need the fourth book!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent Read, Could not put it down and I haven't had one of those authors in a long long time. If you have to put it down all you will think about is getting back to it. Jack Carpenter is the character 'Without a Trace' needs. Mr. Swain GIVE ME MORE...