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The Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals, and the Chase
     

The Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals, and the Chase

by Michael Connelly
 

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From Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century to the post–Civil War frontier, from smoggy Los Angeles to the woods of Idaho, these gripping stories trace the perils and occasional triumphs of lawmen and women who put themselves in harm's way to face down the bad guys. Some of them even walk the edge of becoming bad guys themselves.

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From Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century to the post–Civil War frontier, from smoggy Los Angeles to the woods of Idaho, these gripping stories trace the perils and occasional triumphs of lawmen and women who put themselves in harm's way to face down the bad guys. Some of them even walk the edge of becoming bad guys themselves.

In T. Jefferson Parker's "Skinhead Central," an ex-cop and his wife find unexpected menace in the idyllic setting they have chosen for their retirement. In Alafair Burke's "Winning," a female officer who is attacked in the line of duty must protect her own husband from his worst impulses. In Edward D. Hoch's "Friday Night Luck," a wanna-be cop blows his chance at a spot on the force—and breaks his case. In Michael Connelly's "Father's Day," Harry Bosch faces one of his most emotionally trying cases, investigating a young boy's death.

The magnificent and never-before-published Connelly story alone is worth the price of admission and—combined with eighteen unexpected tales from crime's modern masters—makes this an unmissable collection.

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Publishers Weekly
Three veteran narrators join editor Connelly in presenting 19 stories that explore the lives-on and off the job-of the men and women who wear a badge. As with any anthology, these stories vary in caliber, but the readers succeed in bringing each to life. Highlights include Karen White's fine readings of "Skinhead Central," a story showing that cops are always cops, even if they're retired; and "Winning," Alafair Burke's affecting story of the lengths people will go to for the ones they love. John Lee provides just the right amount of youthful angst in Peter Robinson's "The Price of Love," a touching story of a young boy's defining step toward manhood. But it is Alan Sklar who shines in his readings, especially with Jon L. Breen's chuckle-inducing "Serial Killer" and Connolly's own heart-wrenching "Father's Day." These stories of justice and those who deliver it are well served by these narrators. A Little, Brown hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 25).
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From the Publisher
"A high-quality anthology.... This is one of those rare themed anthologies that can be enjoyed at one sitting." ---Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781400107193
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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From the Publisher
"A high-quality anthology.... This is one of those rare themed anthologies that can be enjoyed at one sitting." —-Publishers Weekly

Meet the Author

A former Los Angeles Times crime reporter, Michael Connelly is the author of over twenty novels and nonfiction books, including the bestselling series of mysteries featuring dark detective Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch.

Audie Award finalist Alan Sklar has narrated nearly two hundred audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Karen White has been narrating audiobooks since 1999, with more than two hundred to her credit. Honored to be included in AudioFile's Best Voices and Speaking of Audiobooks's Best Romance Audio 2012 and 2013, she is also an Audie Award finalist and has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards.

John Lee has read audiobooks in almost every conceivable genre, from Charles Dickens to Patrick O'Brian, and from the very real life of Napoleon to the entirely imagined lives of sorcerers and swashbucklers. An AudioFile Golden Voice narrator, he is the winner of numerous Audie Awards and AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Sarasota, Florida
Date of Birth:
July 21, 1956
Place of Birth:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Education:
B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980
Website:
http://www.michaelconnelly.com

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