Relative Danger

By Charles Benoit
A Poisoned Pen Press Mystery
Read by Patrick Lawlor

8.62 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Young Doug Pearce, just fired from his steady job in the brewery, has never strayed far from home. But he’s always been fascinated by stories of his dead Uncle Russ, the family black sheep. So when an old friend of his uncle invites him to Toronto, he accepts. On arrival, he learns that wealthy and glamorous Edna has an agenda: she has assembled enough clues to solve the murder of Russell Pearce and to recover a legendary red diamond he was thought to be smuggling. Doug, nervous but game, jets off to Morocco to play detective, but by the end of his first day in Casablanca, he knows he’s made a mistake. From Morocco to Singapore, whether escaping across rooftops, ducking bullets in a high-speed chase, or killing time in a crowded Egyptian jail, Doug is sure of one thing: he has no clue what he’s doing. 

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Summary

Summary

A 2005 Barry Award Finalist for Best First Novel

A 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best First Novel

Young Doug Pearce, just fired from his steady job in the brewery, has never strayed far from home. But he’s always been fascinated by stories of his dead Uncle Russ, the family black sheep. So when an old friend of his uncle invites him to Toronto, he accepts. On arrival, he learns that wealthy and glamorous Edna has an agenda: she has assembled enough clues to solve the murder of Russell Pearce and to recover a legendary red diamond he was thought to be smuggling.

Doug, nervous but game, jets off to Morocco to play detective, but by the end of his first day in Casablanca, he knows he’s made a mistake. From Morocco to Singapore, whether escaping across rooftops, ducking bullets in a high-speed chase, or killing time in a crowded Egyptian jail, Doug is sure of one thing: he has no clue what he’s doing. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Relative Danger is as exciting as a magnum of Dom Perignon.” Carolyn G. Hart, author of Dead by Midnight
“Smashingly good…With much wit and invention, Benoit convincingly portrays the Middle East. A hilarious account of chaos in the Cairo airport reads like an updated scene from Mark Twain’s Innocents Abroad…Benoit is a rare discovery.” Publishers Weekly
“Where has Benoit been hiding? With a debut novel this good, it’s hard to believe he hasn’t published at least ten previous books. Every element of this rollicking adventure shines, from its suspenseful, globetrotting plot to its nicely rounded characters.” Booklist
“Lawlor captures Doug’s skeptical, easygoing nature and the breathless action of this bullet-speed story. Listeners will delight in his vocal prowess—the gravelly voice of a Russian museum curator, the seductive tones of a wily Moroccan beauty, and the insouciance of an Arabian who mimics famous actors.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Charles Benoit

Charles Benoit, an insatiable traveler and occasional scuba diver, has worked in education and advertising. When they’re not on the road, Charles and his wife, Rose, live in Rochester, New York.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English