Night Work by David C. Taylor audiobook

Night Work

By David C. Taylor
Read by Keith Szarabajka

Blackstone Publishing 9780765374851

The Michael Cassidy Series: Book 2

11.02 Hours Unabridged
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The second book in David C. Taylor’s transporting historical crime-fiction series Michael Cassidy, a New York cop plagued by dreams that sometimes come true, escorts a prisoner accused of murder to Havana on the cusp of Fidel Castro’s successful revolution against the Batista dictatorship. After delivering the man to La Cabaña prison and rescuing his former lover—Dylan McCue, now a Russian KGB agent—from her scheduled execution, Cassidy returns to New York and retreats into the comforts of alcohol and sex. The arrival of Fidel Castro in New York three months later complicates the cop’s life once more. Cassidy’s investigation of a young man’s murder in Central Park is interrupted when he is assigned to Castro’s protective detail. Castro has many enemies. American mobsters who have been run out of Havana, businessmen who worry about their investments in Cuba, and members of Batista’s secret police all want him dead. Cassidy is already investigating one murder. Can he prevent another?

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The second book in David C. Taylor’s transporting historical crime-fiction series

Michael Cassidy, a New York cop plagued by dreams that sometimes come true, escorts a prisoner accused of murder to Havana on the cusp of Fidel Castro’s successful revolution against the Batista dictatorship. After delivering the man to La Cabaña prison and rescuing his former lover—Dylan McCue, now a Russian KGB agent—from her scheduled execution, Cassidy returns to New York and retreats into the comforts of alcohol and sex.

The arrival of Fidel Castro in New York three months later complicates the cop’s life once more. Cassidy’s investigation of a young man’s murder in Central Park is interrupted when he is assigned to Castro’s protective detail.

Castro has many enemies. American mobsters who have been run out of Havana, businessmen who worry about their investments in Cuba, and members of Batista’s secret police all want him dead. Cassidy is already investigating one murder. Can he prevent another?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“SuperbTaylor’s masterly command of historical detail and his powerful delineations of characters both real and fictional should help put this second novel, like his first, into contention for an Edgar Award.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Keith Szarabajka delivers another stellar performance…Taylor’s writing is rich with underlying nuance. He invites readers to be a part of the story through their interpretation of those nuances, and Szarabajka does just that for listeners. From his subtle indications of frustration or amusement to his pitch-perfect array of accents, Szarabajka is completely in control. His husky voice fills the bar rooms with smoke and the mobsters with venom. This series is pure audio perfection. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Building to a slam-bang finale involving an assassination attempt, $100,000 in purloined Mob money, and cameos from Meyer Lansky and other marquee mobsters, the novel sails smoothly forward, nicely combining romance, historical detail, and, yes, that delightfully gin-soaked atmosphere.” Booklist
"[Like] a scene from the first Godfather film, but Taylor adds enough false leads, double-crosses, assassins taking down other assassins, and felonies compounded by the good guys to make it his own. Sturdy, studly historical cop drama.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by Jack Vincent 9/13/2017
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Old Time Crime Mystery , Very Nice Find !

I have never read any books by this wonderful author David C. Taylor. All can say I is I have been missing out on great books. This is the story of a detective bringing a killer back to Cuba to face charges in the Cuba before the Castro forces take over. So set in the fifty's the detective from NYC ( where else ) and the trip to Cuba is just the beginning of a beautifully written book with exceptional dialogue . Which brings me to the narration , Keith Szazabajka is outstanding in his performance of this book. Many different characters of course both male and female and he delivers in a way that had me scathing my head and looking at the credits to double check to see if there was more than one reader. Just a wonderful job , put the two together and you have a compelling story . I highly recommend this book .

Author

Author Bio: David C. Taylor

Author Bio: David C. Taylor

David C. Taylor was born and raised in New York City. He spent twenty years in Los Angeles writing for television and the movies. He has published short stories and magazine articles and produced an off-Broadway musical in New York.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English