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Unlucky Day Audiobook

Unlucky Day

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NO ONE IS SAFE...

A mysterious sniper is killing random New York City citizens at the same time every day.

Detective Joe Bannon and his partner Hannah Trimble follow the breadcrumb trail of clues down repeated blind alleys. With citizens fearing to venture outside, the streets of Manhattan have become nearly deserted.

When the sniper begins escalating the profile of his targets, higher level government agencies are pulled in. But the shooter always seems to be one step ahead of the law and slips away whenever the authorities get close.

As copycat killings begin spreading to other cities across the U.S., the President hatches a dangerous plan to trap the killer. Can Joe and Hannah catch the assassin before he executes the most closely guarded man in history?

©2016 J. R. McLeay (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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    Simon What a Wraste of space! 19/10/2017
    Simon What a Wraste of space! 19/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "The Wacky Races!"

    A relentless sniper prays on the citizens of New York, a struggling pair of New York detectives are on the case. The stakes are upped continually in what promises to be a gripping thriller but ended up bordering on a farcical comedy to me.

    The narration by Peter Berkrot is pretty good, possibly weak on the female characters and had some of the even good characters sounding a little Dick Dastardly. But it's a performance and carries the narrative and many of the characters well.

    The story itself starts and builds fairly well in terms of the tension and then touches upon some clever escapism from the sniper. There are some rather dubious police deductions and coincidences but the question of what an elite sniper could do in a city like New York is a very good one.

    As things developed I enjoyed the ride in a kind of comic strip fashion rather than a serious thriller. The grand ending sequence sums up what I mean. It's straight out of the Wacky Races so I will absolutely credit J P McLeay with a fabulous imagination but for me this book needs a bit of an advisory that it might not be the most seriously realistic of thrillers . . .

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. S. Griffiths 31/10/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Weak and predictable. Not my cup of tea."

    Enjoy Lee Child, Enjoy Andy McNab, but this was not a patch on either. A failed hybrid.

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  • shelley
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    16/10/17
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    "Excellent Police Procedural..."

    I really enjoyed this book a lot. This author is new to me and only has one other book on Audible that I wouldn't be interested in, however I will be keeping an eye out for him in the future. This book is an excellent police procedural with another really twisted antagonist.
    The two detectives investigating are under an enormous amount of pressure when a sniper begins shooting people in NYC, one person per day. He is excellent with disguises, easily covering a slight facial deformity. He's an excellent shot and he has all of the city afraid to leave their homes as all of his victims are so randomly chosen, or so it appears from the outside looking in. It becomes very personal to Joe (the male detective, his part is a woman, Hannah) when the shooter kills his wife. There are a few times they think they have him but don't. Then they do figure out who but there is no way to prove it and with his antagonistic attitude the detective has a hard time maintaining control. The ending has a good twist that I didn't see coming.
    Peter Berkrot does an excellent job narrating.
    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book.
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    Thank You.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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