Fred Carver

10 books in series
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Tropical Heat Summary

Tropical Heat is a first-rate detective story. Fred Carver, an Orlando cop until a gunman's bullet shattered his kneecap, acquires a cane and a new career, private investigating. From beach resorts and luxury condos, to the swamps and smuggler's coves of the Everglades, Carver looks for a man who police think committed suicide.

Mysterious coincidences follow, Carver's life is threatened and he falls for his client, Edwina Talbot. Deception and confusion make the case into a maze, until bitter betrayal provided an explosive vehicle for a surprising climax.

©2008 John Lutz (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Tropical Heat

    • Fred Carver, Book 1
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Bill Weideman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Fred Carver, an Orlando cop until a gunman's bullet shattered his kneecap, acquires a cane and a new career, private investigating. From beach resorts and luxury condos, to the swamps and smuggler's coves of the Everglades, Carver looks for a man who police think committed suicide.

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  • Book 2

    • Scorcher

    • Fred Carver, Book 2
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Multivoice
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
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    A serial killer is on the loose, a maniac wielding a homemade flame thrower fashioned from a scuba tank. He has murdered three people - and one of them is private detective Fred Carver's eight-year-old son. Carver will do anything to find his son's killer and exact a father's revenge.

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  • Book 3

    • Kiss

    • Fred Carver, Book 3
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Bill Weideman, Chuck Davis, Pamela Klein, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
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    Fred Carver is hired by his good friend, Lieutenant Alfonso DeSoto of the Orlando police, to investigate the death of his uncle at Sunhaven, a local nursing home. Carver is harassed by Raphael Ortiz, a viciously depraved thug bent on discouraging Carver from investigating Sunhaven.

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  • Book 4

    • Flame

    • Fred Carver, Book 4
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
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    Private detective Fred Carver becomes embroiled in another strange case. A new client in an unusual situation leaves Carver's office and gets into his car. The car explodes upon ignition and only a charred corpse remains. Identify questions develop and Carver's case turns into murder.

    • Fred Carver, Book 4
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Release date: 13-08-08
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  • Book 5

    • Bloodfire

    • Fred Carver Mystery, Book 6
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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    When he meets Bob Ghostly, it’s hardly the first time that Fred Carver has been asked to find a missing spouse. But Ghostly’s tale about a beautiful woman who fled for no apparent reason doesn’t quite convince Carver, who presses for more detail. Finally Ghostly admits it: His wife was beautiful, intelligent, and kind, but she was also a heroin addict. She fled their Florida home with half their savings - nearly $10,000 - and he’s afraid she’s going to put it straight into her veins.

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  • Book 6

    • Hot

    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs
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    Private eye Fred Carver investigates the slaughter of an ex-cop, the murder of a man who was found stuffed to the gills with cocaine, and other crimes.

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  • Book 7

    • Spark

    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
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    Hattie Evans, a retired schoolteacher, isn’t one to fuss. When her husband drops dead of a heart attack, she does her best to move on without too many tears. After all, Jerome was 70 years old. But an anonymous note, asserting that her husband was murdered, shakes her resolve, and she seeks out help. The police are useless, save that they send her to Fred Carver - a former Orlando cop who turned PI when a bullet shattered his left knee. Her case takes Carver into the depths of Solartown: an old-age mecca where 70 is the new 40, golf carts are the only way to get around, and death from natural causes is nowhere to be found.

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  • Book 8

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  • Book 9

    • Burn

    • Fred Carver Mysteries, Book 9
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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    Joel Brandt swears he’s never met the woman before. His wife dead six months before, the small-time businessman is perplexed when Del Moray police inform him that a local woman, Marla Cloy, has accused him of harassing her. According to her, Joel has been lurking outside of her house, following her car, even assaulting her at the grocery store. Brandt says it’s all a lie, but the police don’t believe him. He goes to Fred Carver, an ex-cop turned PI, for help clearing his name.

    • Fred Carver Mysteries, Book 9
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 18-12-12
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  • Book 10

    • Lightning

    • Fred Carver, Book 10
    • By: John Lutz
    • Narrated by: Edward Lewis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
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    Parked near an abortion clinic, Fred Carver, Florida P.I., watches his girlfriend Beth with admiration as she walks toward the building to cancel her appointment. They've agreed to keep their unborn child, even though it presents unique struggles. Suddenly, the clinic explodes, hurling Beth backwards. A doctor and a patient die, several are injured. Beth loses the baby.

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