San Francisco crime reporter Tom Reed is burned out. On the day he decides to finally quit the news business, a sensational story breaks. A heart-stopping robbery-homicide at a jewelry store. The suspects have shot and killed a police officer before fleeing with a female hostage.
Reed rushes to the scene, his passion resurrected for one last big story. Arriving at the chaos, Reed is stunned to learn from a staff member, still clutching a receipt, that the hostage is his wife, Ann Reed. Horrified, Reed confronts San Francisco Homicide Inspector Walt Sydowski and other detectives on the case. All know the odds. Reed is paralyzed with anguish, but his son, Zach, refuses to give up hope of finding his mother, despite the grisly trail left by the killers. Now the clock is ticking down as Reed battles his demons and Sydowski in a life and death search for Ann.
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generally well written with above average characterisation and dialogue. however, the story was constantly interrupted by a variety of references to God and praying - so much that it felt like brainwashing and this almost stopped me finishing the book. The actor's voice was usually ok but the constant angst in his rendition was wearing. anyone this screwed up would be in a mental home with a breakdown! sorry if you disagree but for a reporter dispassionately reporting crime stories this lead character fell apart emotionally incredibly quickly.
"Captivating and well read too"
Chose book blindly and pleasantly surprised. The characters were well defined and the story kept me interested as it unfolds. Highly recommend. The narrator did an excellent job really bringing you in and flexing tone and voices that keep the story moving. Really loved it
"Love the narrator..."
Read Cold Fear and loved that book. I've never read anything of Rick Mofina before but liked Cold Fear so I got No Way Back. It was pretty good, but no suspense you seemed to know where he was going on this book. But, I did enjoy it. The Narrator was the same as Cold Fear and just loved his voice. I would recommend this book for a mild thriller.
"it was different"
A few twist and turns you don't figure out how it ends until the last chapter.
"No Way Back"
Long, drawn out, tedious ad nauseam, repetitive and definitely a struggle to finish. Blasphemous language.
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