First Evidence by Ken Goddard audiobook

First Evidence

By Ken Goddard
Read by Kevin Kenerly

Blackstone Publishing 9780553579130

The First Evidence Series: Book 1

12.28 Hours Unabridged
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A down-to-earth forensics expert has just discovered a crime scene that is out of this world. In criminal forensics they train you to uncover evidence, no matter how brutal or bizarre the murder. But what if one night you encounter a crime scene so terrifying that no one on earth can explain it? It begins deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, at the site of a reported shoot-out. Investigator Colin Cellars cannot find a trace of perpetrator or victim—or even confirm that anyone has been killed. As he doggedly pursues the case, he realizes there is far more at stake here than murder. Someone—or something—will stop at nothing to prevent him from discovering the truth. For the truth is not “out there;” it is locked away in Cellars’ own evidence file. And the evidence points to a killer far outside Cellars’ experience—far outside any earthly experience. But who will believe one maverick cop? From the New York Times bestselling author of Balefire comes a chilling tale of murder, forensic detection, and vivid speculation that pits a unique crime scene investigator against a culprit who may be unlike any this world ever spawned.

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Summary

Summary

A down-to-earth forensics expert has just discovered a crime scene that is out of this world.

In criminal forensics they train you to uncover evidence, no matter how brutal or bizarre the murder. But what if one night you encounter a crime scene so terrifying that no one on earth can explain it?

It begins deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, at the site of a reported shoot-out. Investigator Colin Cellars cannot find a trace of perpetrator or victim—or even confirm that anyone has been killed. As he doggedly pursues the case, he realizes there is far more at stake here than murder. Someone—or something—will stop at nothing to prevent him from discovering the truth. For the truth is not “out there;” it is locked away in Cellars’ own evidence file. And the evidence points to a killer far outside Cellars’ experience—far outside any earthly experience. But who will believe one maverick cop?

From the New York Times bestselling author of Balefire comes a chilling tale of murder, forensic detection, and vivid speculation that pits a unique crime scene investigator against a culprit who may be unlike any this world ever spawned.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

First Evidence has great suspense, creepy atmosphere, and convincing nuts-and-bolts realism. Ken Goddard has created an interesting take on an old problem and presented it with a ricochet writing style and commonsense characters.” Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author
“A stunner. A gritty, compelling novel.” Earl Emerson, Shamus Award–winning author
“Goddard nicely combines our instinctive fear of things glimpsed at the corner of the eye with the mind’s rational habit of assembling evidence and making logical inferences to lead the reader into unfamiliar and unsettling territory.” Thomas Perry, Edgar Award–winner and New York Times bestselling author
“[For] readers who enjoy their thrillers served up with a good helping of the supernatural.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“[A] smart, well-plotted thriller…Those who enjoy a little clever speculation will be quite pleased.” Booklist

Reviews

Reviews

by Heather1 9/13/2017
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Just a touch of Science Fiction

A science fiction novel that doesn't smack you in the face with space ships and outlandish aliens. Rather, it is a story that evolves through the police investigation of a reported shooting. Crime Scene Investigator Colin Cellars is called to the scene of a multiple shooting and finds a crime scene that doesn't fit his expectations. Something is out of place, but Colin can't seem to put his finger on it. He knows he's being watched, but by whom and why.

At the same time as he carries out his investigation, he is also re-united with 3 of his closest friends from high school, though this doesn't turn out as planned.

One thing that struck me as odd in the writing, was the way the every time the author referred to Colin's firearm, he called it by its full name of Sig Sauer. Not once did he refer to it as his firearm, or weapon, or Sig, but always Sig Sauer. It seemed a bit formal, not that it took anything away from the story, though I was glad that he didn't carry a Winchester Repeating Rifle. Whew, that would be a mouthful. Sticking with the guns. I found that the descriptions of their usage and safety procedures were accurate and appropriately presented. I am currently learning about the safe use of firearms and what I am learning was reflected in this book.

This is one of those stories where you can embrace the alien aspect, or you can stay in denial and struggle to come up with an acceptable cover story. For those who don't like the space ship kind of science fiction, they should find this an enjoyable book. I'm still wondering what kind of report Colin Cellars could have filed at the conclusion of his unusual investigation.
by Tamim 9/13/2017
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Dark-Thrilling!

Look over your shoulder. Shadows aren't what they seem.
Written by an experienced criminal investigator, this book is full of forensic details, action and suspense that will leave you looking over your shoulder.
A very unique take on aliens and theology.
Kevin Kennerly's deep voice is the perfect dark night narration!

You're going to love this trilogy.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English