Hot Start: A Cordell Logan Mystery

By David Freed
Read by Ray Porter

The Cordell Logan Mysteries: Book 5

8.33 Hours 08/31/2016 unabridged
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Hot Start, the fifth volume in the Cordell Logan series, is a fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride filled with plenty of unexpected twists and full-throttle action. A notorious, international big-game hunter and his beautiful, former dental hygienist wife are gunned down at long range late one sweltering summer night, while swimming naked on their seaside estate in opulent Rancho Bonita, California. Police investigators are convinced that the killer is a strident, outspoken animal-rights activist with both military experience and a criminal record. The evidence against him would appear overwhelming—until rumors begin to surface that others may have had their own reasons for committing murder. The last thing flight instructor, aspiring Buddhist, and ex–government assassin Cordell Logan wants to do is become involved in the investigation. He and the accused, however, have mutual friends. Reluctant at first, Logan finds himself caught up in an increasingly confounding enigma, one that swirls around a popular congressman with close ties to the White House, a European call girl ring, and a ruthless Czech crime boss who’ll stop at nothing to protect his interests. Pursuing the truth will take Logan to places few others would dare go, exposing him to dangers that even he may not survive.

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Summary

Summary

Hot Start, the fifth volume in the Cordell Logan series, is a fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride filled with plenty of unexpected twists and full-throttle action.

A notorious, international big-game hunter and his beautiful, former dental hygienist wife are gunned down at long range late one sweltering summer night, while swimming naked on their seaside estate in opulent Rancho Bonita, California. Police investigators are convinced that the killer is a strident, outspoken animal-rights activist with both military experience and a criminal record. The evidence against him would appear overwhelming—until rumors begin to surface that others may have had their own reasons for committing murder.

The last thing flight instructor, aspiring Buddhist, and ex–government assassin Cordell Logan wants to do is become involved in the investigation. He and the accused, however, have mutual friends. Reluctant at first, Logan finds himself caught up in an increasingly confounding enigma, one that swirls around a popular congressman with close ties to the White House, a European call girl ring, and a ruthless Czech crime boss who’ll stop at nothing to protect his interests. Pursuing the truth will take Logan to places few others would dare go, exposing him to dangers that even he may not survive.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Another well-written yarn told with both a streak of quirky humor and a sense of authenticity.” Associated Press
“Fast paced with generous dollops of humor and populated with vividly crafted and colorful characters.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Ray Porter’s conversational style of narration beautifully portrays Logan’s cheeky humor and first-person introspection…Porter voices each character distinctly and depicts female characters particularly well. The Czech prostitute seems just as charming as Logan’s delightfully peculiar landlady.” AudioFile
“Freed’s fifth mystery has a great pace, abundant humor, and a lively cast of supporting characters.” Kirkus Reviews
“A double murder propels Logan’s well-paced, action-filled fifth mystery,” Publishers Weekly
“For all his stealth training, however, Cordell is anything but subtle. Fortunately, he can rely on his military muscle memory and back up his big mouth when it gets him in trouble. And, boy, does it get him in trouble!…An easy sell to fans of Robert Crais and Tim Cockey and to everyone who likes some snark with their suspense.” Booklist

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Reviews

by Jack Vincent 9/13/2017
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Amazing Story !!!

This is an amazing book that really keeps you listening well past the time you intended to listen for it's just that fast paced and the story is constantly changing . I for one didn't put the book together until the last track. This is a murder mystery that starts with a bang no pun intended , and goes from there . However one of the things that really makes this book so enjoyable is the narration done by Ray Porter . He brings this book to life in the so many ways , makes you feel like your right there in the mix going along for the ride. If you get this book you will not be disappointed .

Author

Author Bio: David Freed

David Freed was a specialist in both law enforcement and military affairs during an eighteen-year reporting career, including a stint reporting on Operation Desert Storm from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq. As an investigative journalist for the Los Angeles Times, he shared in a Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper’s coverage of the 1992 Los Angeles riots. After leaving the Times, he worked as an investigator and associate field producer for the Los Angeles bureau of CBS News, helping cover the O. J. Simpson murder case. In 1995 he sold his first feature-length screenplay, the action-thriller Stealth, to Twentieth Century Fox. He is also an instrument-rated private pilot and airplane owner who holds an active, top secret security clearance from the US Department of Defense.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.33
Audience: Adult
Language: English