Hell and Gone by Duane Swierczynski audiobook

Hell and Gone

By Duane Swierczynski
Read by Pete Larkin

Little, Brown & Company, Hachette Book Group 9780316133296

The Charlie Hardie Trilogy: Book 2

7.42 Hours Unabridged
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The second of three high-energy thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation Duane Swierczynski. Left for dead after an epic shootout that blew the lid off a billion-dollar conspiracy, ex-cop Charlie Hardie quickly realizes that when you're dealing with The Accident People, things can get worse. Drugged, bound and transported by strange operatives of unknown origin, Hardie awakens to find himself captive in a secret prison that houses the most dangerous criminals on earth. And then things get really bad. Because this isn't just any prison. It's a Kafkaesque nightmare that comes springloaded with a brutal catch-22: Hardie's the warden. And any attempt to escape triggers a "death mechanism" that will kill everyone down here--including a group of innocent guards. Faced with an unworkable paradox, and knowing that his wife and son could be next on the Accident People's hit list, Hardie has only one choice: fight his way to the heart of this hell hole and make a deal with the Devil himself.

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Summary

Summary

A 2012 Macavity Award Nominee for Best Mystery Novel

The second of three high-energy thrillers arriving back-to-back from cult crime fiction sensation Duane Swierczynski.

Left for dead after an epic shootout that blew the lid off a billion-dollar conspiracy, ex-cop Charlie Hardie quickly realizes that when you're dealing with The Accident People, things can get worse. Drugged, bound and transported by strange operatives of unknown origin, Hardie awakens to find himself captive in a secret prison that houses the most dangerous criminals on earth.

And then things get really bad. Because this isn't just any prison. It's a Kafkaesque nightmare that comes springloaded with a brutal catch-22: Hardie's the warden. And any attempt to escape triggers a "death mechanism" that will kill everyone down here--including a group of innocent guards. Faced with an unworkable paradox, and knowing that his wife and son could be next on the Accident People's hit list, Hardie has only one choice: fight his way to the heart of this hell hole and make a deal with the Devil himself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Frenetic [and] breathless .Those waiting for the payoff promised…will feel amply rewarded by the end.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Charlie’s internal voice is fun to follow and the action sequences are killer. I could easily see these books as a major summer blockbuster…The book goes from action to action, rarely stopping to catch a breath, and I stayed up late one night turning the pages to the end…If nonstop, cool action sequences with fun characters are your thing, you need to read some Swierczynski stories.” Wired.com
“The compelling premise pulls all our paranoid strings, and Swierczynski, like a mad scientist twirling dials, ratchets the tension ever tighter…Stay tuned for part three of what may be the most unusual thriller series in a long, long time.” Booklist
“Readers…who suspend disbelief will be rewarded with nail-biting suspense, ample twists and a crackling narrative style.” Kirkus Reviews
“Sweirczynski’s strong point is punchy dialogue. Larkin captures the listener’s attention when the characters interact—and when they do, the pacing is engaging.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Duane Swierczynski

Author Bio: Duane Swierczynski

Duane Swierczynski is the author of the Edgar-nominated and Anthony Award–winning Expiration Date. Prior entries in the Charlie Hardie series have won the Shamus Award and been nominated for Anthony, Macavity, and Barry awards; the series is now being developed by Sony Pictures Television. He currently writes the monthly comics series Judge Dredd for IDW and Bloodshot for Valiant and has written various bestselling comics series for Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Runtime: 7.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English