Voodoo Ridge: A Cordell Logan Mystery

By David Freed
Read by Ray Porter

The Cordell Logan Mysteries: Book 3

7.83 Hours 05/23/2014 unabridged
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In 1956 a plane bearing mysterious cargo takes off from a small airport outside Los Angeles and disappears into a raging storm. Nearly sixty years later, while flying over the Sierra Nevada, retired military assassin turned civilian flight instructor and would-be Buddhist Cordell Logan catches a glint of sunlight on metal and spots what appears to be an aircraft wreckage. His life will never be the same. Logan and his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, plan a reconciliation in posh Lake Tahoe. But upon landing in the Ruptured Duck, his beloved aging Cessna, Logan agrees to put those plans on hold when he’s asked to help guide a search-and-rescue team to the remote, mountainous crash site. The team finds not only a long-missing airplane, with the mummified remains of its pilot still at the controls, but something much more recent and far more sinister: the body of a young man, shot to death only hours earlier. Someone has beaten the rescuers to the site and will clearly stop at nothing to profit from what the plane was carrying—including kidnapping and threatening to kill Savannah if Logan refuses to help them carry out their getaway plans. With the clock ticking and the love of his life in peril, Logan is drawn into a vexing vortex as personal and potentially deadly as any he’s ever known. Voodoo Ridge is a fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride filled with the kind of unexpected twists, full-throttle action, and wry humor that won Freed’s Flat Spin and Fangs Out, the first two installments in the Cordell Logan mystery series, rave reviews and a legion of loyal fans.

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Summary

Summary

In 1956 a plane bearing mysterious cargo takes off from a small airport outside Los Angeles and disappears into a raging storm. Nearly sixty years later, while flying over the Sierra Nevada, retired military assassin turned civilian flight instructor and would-be Buddhist Cordell Logan catches a glint of sunlight on metal and spots what appears to be an aircraft wreckage. His life will never be the same.

Logan and his beautiful ex-wife, Savannah, plan a reconciliation in posh Lake Tahoe. But upon landing in the Ruptured Duck, his beloved aging Cessna, Logan agrees to put those plans on hold when he’s asked to help guide a search-and-rescue team to the remote, mountainous crash site. The team finds not only a long-missing airplane, with the mummified remains of its pilot still at the controls, but something much more recent and far more sinister: the body of a young man, shot to death only hours earlier. Someone has beaten the rescuers to the site and will clearly stop at nothing to profit from what the plane was carrying—including kidnapping and threatening to kill Savannah if Logan refuses to help them carry out their getaway plans. With the clock ticking and the love of his life in peril, Logan is drawn into a vexing vortex as personal and potentially deadly as any he’s ever known.

Voodoo Ridge is a fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled thrill ride filled with the kind of unexpected twists, full-throttle action, and wry humor that won Freed’s Flat Spin and Fangs Out, the first two installments in the Cordell Logan mystery series, rave reviews and a legion of loyal fans.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The tension-packed plot and the fine prose, including well-drawn characters and vivid portraits of the natural landscape, are just what fans have come to expect from this author.” Associated Press
“This book sees an author hitting his stride. This is minimalist thriller writing at its best. The words have a lean and hungry look as they lope across the page and chase you on to the emotionally powerful ending. This is a must-read!” San Francisco Book Review
“Engaging…What makes this entry stand out, though, are the setting in the nonglamorous areas around Lake Tahoe and the sharply drawn, oddball supporting characters.” Publishers Weekly
“Freed’s third Cordell Logan mystery finds the pilot-sleuth up in the air again, both aeronautically and personally…Freed has a serious surprise in store for the reader this time, and he skillfully builds up to the shocker. The unusual pilot-sleuth premise, the jaunty style, and the genuine suspense combine to make this one a thoroughly entertaining installment in what has become a fine series.” Booklist

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Reviews

by Odin 4/22/2018
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Voodoo Ridge keeps you listening.

Trusting that you’re a Cordell Logan Mystery fan, this book will not let you down. Having been a former government anti-terrorist agent, the main character, Logan, now a flight instructor with less work than he needs, also is in a quest to be enlightened through a pursuit. On top of Logan’s struggles, we learn he is also seeking some enlightenment through Buddhism. If you enjoy unusual characters dealing with inordinate surroundings, like the non-glamorous parts of Lake Tahoe. With a fresh plot for mystery buffs, Voodoo Ridge delivers.
by MikeO 9/13/2017
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Another Gem...

Voodoo Ridge by David Freed is the 3rd installment in the Cordell Logan series. This has quickly become one of my favorite audiobook series with Ray Porter as the narrator for books 1 (Flat Spin) and this one. The unique protagonist finds himself involved in working to solve another mystery while keeping the reader entertained with witty sarcasm and an assortment of memorable characters. The narrator, Ray Porter, does a superb job with the voices and needs to continue as the voice of this series. While I think Flat Spin (book 1) may remain my favorite for the laughs, I thought this was the best book in the series for whole enchilada. I can't wait for book #4. Definitely one of my favorite books of 2014 as well as one of my favorite audiobook series. I savored every word!

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: 7.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English