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Summary

The number one priority for Bradley Reynolds of Maryland's Organized Crime Taskforce is Andre Hector Federico. The mob boss is old school - a devoted family man, treacherous as hell, and paranoid enough to have escaped Reynolds's sting. Now Reynolds has a new plan: enlist prize-winning crime novelist Alan Seybold to concoct a foolproof chapter-by-chapter scenario on how to lure Federico out of his safe zone and collar him. There's just one condition: Seybold has to play by the rules of real life. Beyond that, the king of best-selling head-turners can have all the fun he wants. But as skilled as Seybold is, even he can't foresee where this thriller is headed - or just how dangerous its plot twists can be.

©2017 Gunner Publications, LLC (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Paraskevi
  • 14-06-20

Great Ending

Another great Jeffery Deaver story, I love almost every thing Jeffery writes, the narration was very good also.

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  • David S Stanley Jr.
  • 15-12-18

So disappointed

I suppose being a "very short" story I shouldn’t have expected much. BUT being written by Jeffery Deaver I expected much more than what basically seems to be the outline for an excellent novel.
I suppose that having a narrator who seems to be merely reading a script between breaths was to be expected. Why pay for real narration with a less than stellar ‘Short Story’.
In the future I’ll stick to Deaver’s full length Novels.

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  • Carolyn G. Manuel
  • 14-08-21

Great job

A plot within a plot. Great narration and plot twists. Fun listen and mystery. Recommend

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  • cassandra bailey
  • 11-07-21

It was a surprise ending

For 1 hour this is worth it. Kind of a fun twist of a tale.

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  • LV 702
  • 23-06-21

Quick , Enjoyable ,Time fillerc

Nice drive home… time filler. So love these quickies.
This was a nice suspense, Reminiscent of old mob crime dramas. Thoroughly enjoyed the audio narrator.

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  • Kmlee
  • 29-01-21

Surprise Ending, indeed!

This is a Well written short story, good until the fantastic end! Never saw it coming.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-01-21

Short and sweet, the ending is the key

As the name suggests, the ending is the key, really loved how it ended. This is what makes for a good yarn. A very sorry and quick read

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  • Kelpie
  • 13-10-20

Must have been an early work.

Jeffrey Deaver is a much better author than this story indicates. it's tolerable to listen to be a use it doesn't last long. the denouemet is poor.

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  • Benita
  • 22-09-20

Interesting Twists

I was guessing the whole book. Who wouldn’t with the title of the book. Definitely a Surprise Ending.

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  • Robert E. Orlando
  • 29-08-20

Not horrible, but...

Dumb.
Contrived.
It' rare that I read a short story that I like.
This was not one of them.
Glad it was free.