Kovac and Liska
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  • 1
    Ashes to Ashes | Tami Hoag

    Ashes to Ashes

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (34)

    He performs his profane ceremony in a wooded Minneapolis park, anointing his victims, then setting the bodies ablaze. He has already claimed three lives, and he won't stop there. Only this time there is a witness. But she isn't talking. Enter Kate Conlan, former FBI agent turned victim/witness advocate. Not even she can tell if the reluctant witness is a potential victim or something more troubling still.

    Kept me on the edge of my seat right till the end.

    A strong storyline with lots of twists and turns. Kept me guessing right till the end. Really enjoyed listening to this.

    Reviewed on 22 March 2015 by Tracy L Pickford ()
  • 2
    Dust to Dust: A Novel | Tami Hoag

    Dust to Dust: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    Overall
    (130)
    Performance
    (119)
    Story
    (116)

    Sorry. The single word is written on a mirror. In front of it hangs a Minneapolis Internal Affairs cop. Was it suicide? Or a kinky act turned tragic? Either way, it wasn't murder. At least not according to the powers that be. But veteran homicide detective Sam Kovac and his wisecracking, ambitious partner, Nikki Liska, think differently. Together they begin to dig at the too-neat edges of the young cop's death, uncovering one motive - and one suspect - after another.

    Another brilliant book

    I enjoyed listening to the reader.

    Reviewed on 09 May 2015 by Sylvia Knaggs ()
  • 3
    Prior Bad Acts | Tami Hoag

    Prior Bad Acts

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Holter Graham
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    (9)
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    (1)
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    It was a crime so brutal, it changed the lives of even the most hardened homicide cops. The Haas family murders left a scar on the community nothing can erase, but everyone agrees that convicting the killer, Karl Dahl, is a start. Only Judge Carey Moore seems to be standing in the way. Her ruling that Dahl's prior criminal record is inadmissible raises a public outcry, and puts the judge in grave danger.

    Really good thriller.

    Edge of your seat stuff.

    Reviewed on 02 July 2008 by Mrs. REP (Midlands, UK.)
  • 3.5
    The 1st Victim | Tami Hoag

    The 1st Victim

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (4)

    New Year's Day is a time for new beginnings, but Minneapolis homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are focused on endings: specifically, the tragic end of their latest murder victim, an unidentified young woman discovered on the side of the freeway. Believed to be the victim of a serial killer, Kovac and Liska are determined to do the girl the small justice of returning her body to her family as they investigate her case, but it is no simple task matching the broken corpse to any of the scores of missing persons reports.

    Great introduction to Tami Hoag

    Excellent short story and a great introduction to Hoag's Kovak and Liska series. I have downloaded 'The 9th Girl' on the strength of this. Excellent c..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 June 2013 by Saffy (UK)
  • 4
    The 9th Girl | Tami Hoag

    The 9th Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (75)

    On a frigid New Year's Eve in Minneapolis, a young woman's brutalized body falls from the trunk of a car into the path of oncoming traffic. Questions as to whether she was alive or dead when she hit the icy pavement result in her macabre nickname, Zombie Doe. Unidentified and unidentifiable, she is the ninth nameless female victim of the year, and homicide detectives Sam Kovac and Nikki Liska are charged with the task of not only finding out who Zombie Doe is but who in her life hated her enough to destroy her. Was it personal? Or could it just have been a crime of opportunity?

    Reliable gritty US detective series

    Great characters working homicide. No frills grit with believable characters and interesting plots. Not my favorite Hoag but still better than most ge..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 September 2016 by Paul D (Normandy, France)
  • 5
    Cold Cold Heart | Tami Hoag

    Cold Cold Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (31)
    Story
    (30)

    Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until she was kidnapped by a notorious serial killer. A year has passed since she defeated her attacker, but Dana is still physically, emotionally, and psychologically scarred by her ordeal, with aftereffects including PTSD and memory loss. In an attempt to put herself back together after surviving the unthinkable, Dana returns to her hometown. But it doesn't provide the comfort she expects.

    Very enjoyable.

    Great narrator. Good plot. If you are into Tami Hoag I am sure you won't be disappointed with this one.

    Reviewed on 14 February 2015 by Ms. H. S. Kelton (Devon)
  • 6
    The Bitter Season | Tami Hoag

    The Bitter Season

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Tami Hoag
    • Narrated By David Colacci
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    As the dreary, bitter weather of late fall descends on Minneapolis, Detective Nikki Liska is restless. After moving to the cold case squad in order to spend more time with her sons, she misses the rush of pulling an all-nighter, the sense of urgency of hunting a murderer on the loose. Most of all she misses her old partner, Sam Kovac. Sam is having an even harder time adjusting to Nikki's absence, saddled with a green new partner younger than pieces of Sam's wardrobe.

    Another brilliant story from Tami Hoag

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The plot was well plan and kept you waiting until the very end to see 'who dunnit'.

    Reviewed on 27 October 2016 by Polly43 ()