- 出版社: Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (L); Unabridged版 (1999/07)
- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 1567406491
- ISBN-13: 978-1567406498
- 発売日： 1999/07
- 商品パッケージの寸法: 22.3 x 13 x 3.2 cm
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The First Victim (英語) カセット – Audiobook, 1999/7
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Boldt plays jazz piano one night a week in a local bar, and despite his concern for his hands, he takes every opportunity he can to get away from his desk and into the streets. But money pressures, caused by his wife's recent illness, also make him think about the possibility of a better-paying job in the private sector. Meanwhile, some extremely ruthless people are murdering illegal Chinese immigrant women and leaving their bodies buried in newly dug graves. An ambitious local TV journalist named Stevie McNeal and the young Chinese woman she thinks of as her 'Little Sister' risk their lives to investigate the killings, while Boldt and his team round up a most unusual array of suspects. This combination of hard-edged realism and softer sentiment has become Pearson's trademark, and once again it works smoothly. --このテキストは、絶版本またはこのタイトルには設定されていない版型に関連付けられています。
With over 6 million copies in print, Ridley Pearson is the New York Times bestselling author of 14 novels. He was the first American to be awarded the Raymond Chandler/Fulbright fellowship in detective fiction at Oxford University. His novels have been translated into 20 languages. He lives in Hailey, Idaho. --このテキストは、絶版本またはこのタイトルには設定されていない版型に関連付けられています。
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This author just keeps getting better and I always look forward to his new books. He never fails me and is among my favorite authors.
Mr. Pearson is an excellent writer and plot spinner and even though this entry is not as strong as his others, it's still head and shoulders above most of what passes for mystery writing on the market today. I do admit I didn't find it as compelling as his "The Pied Piper" but it wasn't bad. The characters do seem a little less richly drawn than usual but the prose is still strong. You could do worse than read this book.
The plot revolves around the underground industry of illegally importing aliens and making them pay for their passage by forcing them into slavery and prostitution. This is villany at its worst, but the cops never get beyond low-level goons in ferreting out the bad guys. The special guest star of FIRST VICTIM is TV anchorwoman Stevie McNeil, who in Scott Rosema's audio interpretation is given a stilted accent of no particular nationality. She spends most of her time fretting over the disappearance of her adopted Chinese "little sister," while at the same time trying to frustrate the attempts of Boldt and crew too find her. We are never really told why she is so uncooperative, except to the extent that journalists don't trust cops in general. Well, few people like lawyers in general, either, but when we need one, we don't hesitate to seek out the best. Pearson gives McNeil the obligatory sumptuous cleavage, blond hair, and shapely legs, but her sexuality never gets beyond that of a Barbie doll. This is the most chaste novel I have read in a long time.
There are problems with motivation, too. When we finally find out what happened to McNeil's sister, it is never clear why she suffered this fate. Further, what happens to the bad guy, or whether or not he really was a bad guy, is never resolved. The novel just ends, abruptly and unsatisfyingly.
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