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Two Evils

Narrated by: Sarah Borges
Series: Monkeewrench, Book 6
Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Two Evils by P. J. Tracy, read by Sarah Borges.

As the nights draw in, so the killings begin....

A missing girl is found dead in a parking lot, her throat cut. Two young immigrants are gunned down in their apartment. And with each passing day the body count rises....

For Minneapolis homicide detectives Gino and Magozzi it seems that this autumn the bodies are falling faster than the leaves. With few leads to go on, yet evidence that these killings are linked to others taking place in other cities, the pair turn to Grace McBride, maverick computer analyst. 

What Grace uncovers forces Gino and Magozzi to make a dreadful and fateful choice: down which twisted path does the lesser of two evils lie?

©2018 P. J. Tracy (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd
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Weak and cliched

I have read and enjoyed the previous PJ Tracy books but this book was flat and boring. There are lazy and racist stereotypes - Somalis are all terrorists who are never given a voice. The 'Middle-East' is lumped together as one place where more terrorists come from: Saudi Arabia and Yemen listed as similar places where 'jihadis' with the same aim come from. The word 'jihad' is used prolifically without any clear expanation of what it is. I'm not sure that the writers understand that Somalia isn't even in the Middle-East.

The story lacks a plot- there are terrorists, they are foiled. The Monkeewrench characters - who usually give these books life, play a small and pointless part of the story. This book feels like the author(s) bashed this story out to fulfill a contract commitment rather than through any desire to tell a story.

To compoud this, the performance is very rushed. The narrator's words are tumble out in such a hurry that I had to check the speed setting a number of times to make sure I didn't have it set faster than normal.

I'd give this book a miss.

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Another good one

Likeable characters, great story! I am enjoying this series. I am reading them one after the other which helps me to remember the relationships and previous actions.

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Not my favourite but still fantastic.

As a fan of the series enjoyed reading Two Evils. The story was well written and full of suspense but I felt somewhat detached from this addition to the series. Once again I cannot fault Sarah Borges' hugely talented narration.