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Summary

Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels of the Chicago Police Department is back, and once again she's up to her Armani in murder. Someone is sending Jack snuff videos. The victims are people she knows, and they share a common trait—all were involved in one of Jack's previous cases. With her stalwart partner, Herb, hospitalized and unable to help, Jack follows a trail of death throughout the Midwest, on a collision course with the smartest and deadliest adversary she has ever known.

During the chase, Jack jeopardizes her career, her love life, and her closest friends. She also comes to a startling realization—serial killers have families, and blood runs thick.

Rusty Nail features more of the laugh-out-loud humor and crazy characters that saturated Whiskey Sour and Bloody Mary, without sacrificing the nail-biting thrills. This is Lt. Jack Daniels' third, and most exciting, adventure yet.

Crack another case with Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels.
©2006 J.A. Konrath (P)2006 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Konrath creates the perfect blend of pulse-pounding thrills, side-splitting humor." (David Ellis, author of In the Company of Liars)
"Jack Daniels is a detective for the new millennium: sharply witty, deftly wry, and unabashedly cleve." (James Rollins, author of Black Order)

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Too gruesome

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There seems to be a competition to see who can write the most gruesome murder and torture scenes. It would have been better if it had been toned down a bit. Gruesome does not equal exciting.

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  • JEAN
  • 31-01-12

MY FAVORITE JACK.

I LOVE THIS ONE. IT'S THE BEST IN THE SERIES FOR ME. I LOVE THE DETAILS AND THE EXACT THOUGHT PROCESS. IT WAS A CANT STOP LISTENING. BOUGHT THE BOOK TO SEND TO A FRIEND. YEAH JACK.

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  • R. Sippel
  • 24-06-12

Not for the squeamish

This has to be the funnest and grossest book in the series. I was howling when the rat ate McGlade's favorite chopped off finger (middle one of course)! Do not buy the series if you are looking for a good mystery or true to life story line. These books are full of silly puns, unbelievable stories and will make you laugh and grossed out at the same time.
Sample the narrators first,but I love the voices of Susie and Dick. I can't get enough of the series.

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  • Drew (@drewsant)
  • 28-05-17

Gorey Fun

‘Rusty Nail’ is another great addition to the Jack Daniels Series. The book is a good mix of action and plot development but isn’t for the faint of heart as it has a lot of gratuitous violence. The characters are interesting and fun and make for an interesting story (although I figured out who the killer was about half way through). The writing is good just make sure you don’t read it over your morning cereal!

Having two narrators is great and really helps bring the story to life. Both narrators do a superb job!

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  • JenniferLOVESThrillers
  • 24-03-14

Nasty Goodness!! The Series Just Gets Better!

Where does Rusty Nail rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Every book in the series is better than the last. The characters and their relationships continue to evolve. The plots keep you guessing until the end, I also like that Konrath doesn't add in too many new characters and I appreciate that. I find that some authors write too many new characters in and the book loses its cohesiveness. It can be confusing but Konrath keeps a laser focus on what matters.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rusty Nail?

The cat of course, so great!! Also, the killer. I can't say more, I don't want to spoil anything.

Which scene was your favorite?

Any of the cat scenes were great! The final fight scene was also awesome! Oh yeah the cat was there too.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

I hate this question. I'd rather let the author figure this out.

Any additional comments?

Great Book, Great Series!!! Highly Recommended!!

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  • Montanan
  • 16-07-12

Not for those with a weak stomach

Gore ... If you enjoy a lot of gore, you will love this story. It is a good mystery, and the readers are fine. Just when you think it cannot get worse, you get hit with an even more gory sequence.

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  • Kaye E Steeno
  • 10-12-09

Too Graphic

I have enjoyed the other Jack Daniels books, but with each one they become more disturbingly graphic. The torture in this book is so disgusting that I couldn't listen to it. I finally gave up as the book was troubling me. I deleted it and I won't be buying anymore of Konrath's books.

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  • CG
  • 13-06-11

Couldn't Get Past the Narration

I love this author and his work, but as a lifetime Chicagoan, the narration was unbearable! Why not just get somebody from Chicago to narrate, rather than put on a very incorrect and exaggerated "accent" to represent the characters? I had to download the printed version of the book onto my Nook, couldn't bear listening.

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  • GEL
  • 07-07-18

Not as good as others...

I really wanted to rate this higher, the performances we're dependably fun but the story this time was disappointingly transparent so story 3.5 - performance 5 = 4 stars from me.

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  • happyjo
  • 01-05-18

The stressful life of a detective

This book was so full of twists and turns that I couldn't put it down. Very good detective story with plenty of action

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  • K T-berry
  • 08-02-18

Good Detective read

I enjoy the Jack Daniels books. I can usually figure out the bad guy way early in the story, this one surprised me. This was an easy listen. I looked forward to listening to the story every day.

I must say though, I think I would have rather read this book than listen to these two narrators. Every female character sounded the same and every male character sounded the same. The narrators tried to make the characters sound different but the only difference I noticed was the switch between male and female. Maybe they should have stuck with one narrator. I have other Jack Daniels books and will have to check out the narrators before I start listening.