The Specialists by Lawrence Block audiobook

The Specialists

By Lawrence Block
Read by Fred Sullivan

By Lawrence Block
Read by Fred Sullivan

Blackstone Publishing
4.41 Hours Unabridged
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Albert Platt is a rotten man. Bred in the rough parts of Brooklyn, he made his name as a killer and has built a fortune from gambling, loan sharking, and the other pastimes of a standard thug. His latest gambit? Buying banks, robbing them, and collecting the insurance. He's a hard man, and no one ever stood in his way until he brushed up against Eddie Manso.  Manso is no ordinary veteran. He and four other commandos, battle-hardened in the jungles of Laos, have found that the civilian world demands their talents as much as the military once did. These specialists have made a living targeting vicious men whom the law cannot touch, dismantling their empires and taking their plunder. And Albert Platt has just entered their crosshairs.

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Albert Platt is a rotten man. Bred in the rough parts of Brooklyn, he made his name as a killer and has built a fortune from gambling, loan sharking, and the other pastimes of a standard thug. His latest gambit? Buying banks, robbing them, and collecting the insurance. He's a hard man, and no one ever stood in his way until he brushed up against Eddie Manso. 

Manso is no ordinary veteran. He and four other commandos, battle-hardened in the jungles of Laos, have found that the civilian world demands their talents as much as the military once did. These specialists have made a living targeting vicious men whom the law cannot touch, dismantling their empires and taking their plunder. And Albert Platt has just entered their crosshairs.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Block is one of the best!” Washington Post
“[A] gripping novel.” Publishers Weekly
“Here’s proof that a relatively short mystery can be as entertaining as a longer one. Lawrence Block wrote this crime thriller in 1969, and Fred Sullivan’s performance ensures that it’s as enjoyable now as it was then…Sullivan captures the personalities with aplomb, giving richness to the characters. His modulation of tone and timbre is a terrific complement to Block’s crisp dialogue. The result is great fun for those who enjoy for a quick listen and a good story.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Lawrence Block

Author Bio: Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a New York Times bestselling author. His prolific career spans over one hundred books, including four bestselling series and dozens of short stories and articles. He has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards, two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of America, and many others. Aside from being a mystery writer, he has also written a number of episodes for television, including two episodes of the ESPN series Tilt; he also cowrote the screenplay for the film My Blueberry Nights, starring Norah Jones. Block currently lives in New York City with his wife, Lynne.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 4.41
Audience: Adult
Language: English