Knife Music by David Carnoy audiobook

Knife Music

By David Carnoy
Read by Kristoffer Tabori

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Kristen Kroiter was sixteen, a high school sophomore, when she was injured in a car accident. Dr. Ted Cogan had saved her life when he treated her in the ER six months ago. But now police detectives were questioning Cogan about her, in intimate detail. What was going on? What had she told them? That’s just it, the cops said. She hadn't told them anything. She had died. Looked like a suicide. And Cogan was in a heap of trouble. Tense and twisting, Knife Music is the story of a doctor struggling to clear his name after being accused of raping and causing the suicide of a young girl. The novel pits Cogan, a forty-three-year-old surgeon and self-described womanizer, against Hank Madden, a handicapped veteran detective. From the outset it’s not clear who is victim and who is victimizer, as the usually dispassionate Madden grapples with his long-suppressed prejudices and his obsession with bringing Ted Cogan to justice at any cost. It all leads up to the most stunning surprise ending since Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent.

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Summary

Summary

Kristen Kroiter was sixteen, a high school sophomore, when she was injured in a car accident. Dr. Ted Cogan had saved her life when he treated her in the ER six months ago. But now police detectives were questioning Cogan about her, in intimate detail. What was going on? What had she told them?

That’s just it, the cops said. She hadn't told them anything. She had died. Looked like a suicide. And Cogan was in a heap of trouble.

Tense and twisting, Knife Music is the story of a doctor struggling to clear his name after being accused of raping and causing the suicide of a young girl. The novel pits Cogan, a forty-three-year-old surgeon and self-described womanizer, against Hank Madden, a handicapped veteran detective. From the outset it’s not clear who is victim and who is victimizer, as the usually dispassionate Madden grapples with his long-suppressed prejudices and his obsession with bringing Ted Cogan to justice at any cost. It all leads up to the most stunning surprise ending since Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Carnoy’s debut is gripping, suspenseful, totally believable—and shockingly good.” Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Impressive is the debut of David Carnoy with the surprisingly complex and sophisticated Knife Music. It’s a combination legal/medical novel, so neatly plotted it seems the first-timer might have over-reached. Yet Carnoy resolves everything with enough originality to deliver a satisfying jolt.” ForeWord
“Narrator Kristoffer Tabori adds to the suspense that is created by Carnoy. Tabori has a way of slowly building intensity that truly engages the listener with his aggressive style. While his pacing is disjointed at times, it doesn’t prove distracting, but comes off as a quality that is unique to Tabori. Listeners seeking suspense in a mystery will surely find it here.” AudioFile
“Carnoy injects an uncommon level of medical expertise, from physical trauma through hospital hierarchy, into his fine debut thriller about the fraught world of doctors. The novel certainly works as medical drama, but it is also a gripping detective story and a revealing character study about what makes docs tick…Veteran detective Hank Madden, in charge of the case, is a brilliantly realized secondary character. Utterly baffling until the very last page.” Booklist
“Tabori’s narration conveys a sense of wonder expressed over chummy inflections. He differentiates characters more by syntax and pacing than changes in register, seamlessly jumping backward and forward in time…All are given crisp and identifiable voices. In less-capable hands (voice), this spiraling ‘whodunit-howdunit’ might be hard to follow, but thanks to Tabori’s reading, this is a winner.” Booklist (audio review)
“Tautly paced and full of crisp dialogue, Carnoy’s prose is pitch-perfect whether delving into medical and police procedural or sussing out the nuances of campus hookup culture. In Cogan, he’s concocted an appealing, edgy protagonist—cocksure, arrogant and abrasive towards his less competent colleagues and ‘difficult’ patients, but possessed of a roguish charm that makes readers want to tag along, even if they’re not sure where his moral compass is pointing. A gripping thriller debut that is just what the doctor ordered.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: David Carnoy

Author Bio: David Carnoy

David Carnoy is the author of several crime novels. He is an executive editor at CNET and is interviewed regularly on television as a tech expert, appearing on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and other media outlets. He lives in New York City with his wife and children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English