Tom Walker Mysteries

7 books in series
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18: A Tom Walker Mystery Summary

Jack Walsh's father's old business partner goes on a rampage, killing Tom and Marsha Walsh before trying to take out Jack, who manages to kill him. Jack realizes that if he reports the crime - and his self-defense - he will have a guardian appointed because of his young age, and the event will haunt him for the rest of his life. So he "disappears" his family and the killer by incinerating and disposing of their bodies.

After that traumatic event, Jack's other life challenges seem easy, as he roars through high school, college, and then joins the NFL's San Diego Chargers, starting as strong safety and punter, and backing up the quarterback as number 18. Along the way, he gains MBA and entrepreneurship training. Jack's business dealings will be better than an MBA for listeners who want to learn how to launch a business and have it prosper.

This audiobook is perfect for people interested in business, football, and modern-day dealings between male and female. The insights incorporated range from the wisdom of Plato and Thoreau to Jefferson and Ali. The quotations are worthwhile on their own!

The fast-paced scenes flash by, conveying both sagacity and great fun. Jack's "above average mediocrity" (to cite his own self-analysis), leads people to trust and rely on him. This is a modern saga of someone whose destiny is decided by others and who is dragged backward while trying to move forward. The book has much the same attitude of a Patricia Highsmith novel.

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  • Book 1

    • 18: A Tom Walker Mystery

    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
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    Jack Walsh's father's old business partner goes on a rampage, killing Tom and Marsha Walsh before trying to take out Jack, who manages to kill him. Jack realizes that if he reports the crime - and his self-defense - he will have a guardian appointed because of his young age, and the event will haunt him for the rest of his life. So he "disappears" his family and the killer by incinerating and disposing of their bodies. After that traumatic event, Jack's other life challenges seem easy, as he roars through high school, college, and then joins the NFL's San Diego Chargers.

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  • Book 2

    • Abduct

    • A Tom Walker Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
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    Abduct is the second book in the Tom Walker Series; 18 is the first. The story features Patricia Highsmith intrigue with a plot line worthy of Agatha Christie and P. D. James.

    • A Tom Walker Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 10-08-11
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    Regular price: £4.79

  • Book 3

    • Body - Too Many Bodies

    • A Tom Walker Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Deaver Brown
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    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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    The third Tom Walker Mystery, after 18 and Abduct. A Patricia Highsmith style mystery where the victim is avenged, the killer killed, the blackmailer let loose, and everyone keeps moving along. The settings in Back Bay, Vermont, and Upstate New York shine. The characters capture your attention. A must read for mystery fans seeking a tough edged new author with bows to Patrica Highsmith, Agatha, Thomas Perry, Sue Grafton, and Rex Stout.

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  • Book 4

    • Comfortable

    • A Tom Walker Mystery
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    • Length: 54 mins
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    >Comfortable is a coming-of-age story about a young girl who learns in her senior year that her parents are getting divorced; wants to find a proper romantic relationship; studies martial arts for self-defense; and is confronted by two attackers, whom she takes out and kills in self-defense. It features a rather stunning conclusion.

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  • Book 5

    • Death

    • A Tom Walker Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Narrated by: Doug Hannah
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
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    The fifth Tom Walker mystery centers around an entrepreneurial family in a fast-moving world. The irony and details are especially exciting for mystery fans who seek the latest great character and writer - you have found both here.

    • A Tom Walker Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Narrated by: Doug Hannah
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Release date: 29-09-15
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  • Book 6

    • Enthusiast

    • A Tom Walker Mystery, Book 6 (A Sarah Logan Mystery)
    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
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    Enthusiast is the sixth book in the Tom Walker mystery series, introducing Sarah Logan as a fellow traveler. This mystery starts with Sarah having to make her own way in her teenage years after her dad dies and her mother leaves for another life. Sarah pulls herself up by her bootstraps to avoid being sent to foster care. She leverages the little bit of property left to do this. Her ninth-grade Englishteacher, Joan Barker, spots her as a promising student and person to dispose ofher blackmailer, one way or another.

    • A Tom Walker Mystery, Book 6 (A Sarah Logan Mystery)
    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 06-09-12
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  • Book 10

    • Irrational: A Tom Walker Mystery

    • Tom Walker, Book 10
    • By: Deaver Brown
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
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    Irrational is the 10th mystery in the Tom Walker series. This book is about a young woman who tries to get a rich man to marry her for his money. Her plans work out. But she doesn't realize he has one, too. In the Patricia Highsmith ironic sense seen in Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

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