Boxing the Octopus by Tim Maleeny audiobook

Boxing the Octopus: A Cape Weathers Mystery

By Tim Maleeny
Read by Armando Durán

Blackstone Publishing 9781464211393

The Cape Weathers Investigations: Book 4

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If you’re gonna box an octopus, best bring some extra arms At the height of tourist season, an armored car drives off a crowded pier and sinks to the bottom of San Francisco Bay. By the time divers find the wreck, the cash is gone and the driver has vanished. The police are convinced it’s an inside job, but local merchant Vera Young, whose boyfriend drove the armored car, claims it was much more than a simple heist. Vera swears the missing driver is innocent and wants him found before the police can throw him in jail. Private investigator Cape Weathers reluctantly takes the case but warns Vera that her boyfriend is likely guilty-or dead. What starts as a manhunt uncovers a criminal conspiracy of money laundering, illegal drug testing, and a network of corporations willing to do anything to protect their stock price. It’s a case that Cape can’t get his arms around, and his relationship with Vera is getting complicated while the list of people who want him dead is getting longer. Boxing The Octopus is a runaway tour of San Francisco’s underworld which reminds us that when things get out of hand, having eight arms is always better than two.

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Summary

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If you’re gonna box an octopus, best bring some extra arms

At the height of tourist season, an armored car drives off a crowded pier and sinks to the bottom of San Francisco Bay. By the time divers find the wreck, the cash is gone and the driver has vanished. The police are convinced it’s an inside job, but local merchant Vera Young, whose boyfriend drove the armored car, claims it was much more than a simple heist.

Vera swears the missing driver is innocent and wants him found before the police can throw him in jail. Private investigator Cape Weathers reluctantly takes the case but warns Vera that her boyfriend is likely guilty-or dead. What starts as a manhunt uncovers a criminal conspiracy of money laundering, illegal drug testing, and a network of corporations willing to do anything to protect their stock price. It’s a case that Cape can’t get his arms around, and his relationship with Vera is getting complicated while the list of people who want him dead is getting longer.

Boxing The Octopus is a runaway tour of San Francisco’s underworld which reminds us that when things get out of hand, having eight arms is always better than two.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A colorful gem of a book with sharp, funny dialogue and a crowd of dangerous characters, including one who is startlingly well-armed.” Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author
“Maleeny provides some fast-paced, cheeky fun, along with a splash of social consciousness.” Publishers Weekly
“Serious mysteries written with a light touch, the Cape Weathers novels have a Carl Hiaasen feel to them, despite being set on the other side of the country from Hiaasen’s Florida.” Booklist
“Maleeny moves his colorful cast around with giddy panache. His detective’s fourth caper is a Hiaasen-esque delight.” Kirkus Reviews
“Tough, original, compelling—a perfect thriller debut.” Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author, on Stealing the Dragon
“If you threw in the air the pages of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and Elmore Leonard’s Get Shorty, and then invited Monty Python to stitch them back together, you might end up with something like Jump, Tim Maleeny’s hilarious novel.” Boston Globe on Jump

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Author

Author Bio: Tim Maleeny

Author Bio: Tim Maleeny

Tim Maleeny is the award-winning author of Greasing the Piñata. His short fiction won the 2007 Macavity Award and appears in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Death Do Us Part, an anthology edited by Harlan Coben. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University, he currently lives in San Francisco.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English