The Dark of Day by Barbara Parker audiobook

The Dark of Day

By Barbara Parker
Read by Elisabeth Rodgers

Blackstone Publishing 9781593154615
11.92 Hours Unabridged
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Barbara Parker introduces one of themost unforgettable female characters in suspense fiction: high-profile Miamidefense attorney C. J. Dunn. C J. Dunn is an expert at spinning herclients’ image in the media. She is the perfect lawyer to deflect policeinterest in Rick Slater, head of security for Bob Shelby, a US congressman fromMiami. Slater was seen at a South Beach party with the recently vanished AlanaMartin, and in election season, any hint of scandal could doom the congressman’schances. C. J. has reasons not to like Slater’s boss, but, if she succeeds,friends of the congressman have assured her that they can arrange a spot forher as a legal commentator on a national media outlet. For a woman livingalone, with few close friends, a celebrity life does have its appeal. But as the media close in, houndingeveryone connected to the case, C. J. finds connections she had neveranticipated. When Alana Martin is found dead and C. J.’s investigatorimplicates Rick Slater, C. J. is slammed between the media and the need todefend a client she no longer trusts. Then he delivers a bombshell: C. J.’sdaughter, Traci Willis, the child she gave up for adoption seventeen years before,was a friend of Alana Martin’s. Traci has information that could save RickSlater but at the same time could reveal a devastating secret that would putC. J.’s career—and even her life—on the line.

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Summary

Summary

Barbara Parker introduces one of themost unforgettable female characters in suspense fiction: high-profile Miamidefense attorney C. J. Dunn.

C J. Dunn is an expert at spinning herclients’ image in the media. She is the perfect lawyer to deflect policeinterest in Rick Slater, head of security for Bob Shelby, a US congressman fromMiami. Slater was seen at a South Beach party with the recently vanished AlanaMartin, and in election season, any hint of scandal could doom the congressman’schances. C. J. has reasons not to like Slater’s boss, but, if she succeeds,friends of the congressman have assured her that they can arrange a spot forher as a legal commentator on a national media outlet. For a woman livingalone, with few close friends, a celebrity life does have its appeal.

But as the media close in, houndingeveryone connected to the case, C. J. finds connections she had neveranticipated. When Alana Martin is found dead and C. J.’s investigatorimplicates Rick Slater, C. J. is slammed between the media and the need todefend a client she no longer trusts. Then he delivers a bombshell: C. J.’sdaughter, Traci Willis, the child she gave up for adoption seventeen years before,was a friend of Alana Martin’s. Traci has information that could save RickSlater but at the same time could reveal a devastating secret that would putC. J.’s career—and even her life—on the line.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This tantalizing novel of suspense…introduces thirty-seven-year-old C. J. Dunn, a flashy Miami criminal attorney…To crack the case, C. J., who’s also a recovering alcoholic and recent widow, must face her troubled past. This thriller zings with rich subtext regarding dirty politics and the exploitation of young women ‘servicing’ power players.” Publishers Weekly
“Miami’s hard-partying culture is the backdrop for Parker’s latest, a stand-alone featuring C. J. Dunn, defense lawyer to the rich and famous.” Booklist
“When a young model goes missing, high-profile defense attorney C. J. Dunn delves into the seedy and sexy world of Miami Beach to find a killer. The characters come alive in this intensely plotted mystery where everyone carries a secret and appearances can be deceiving. Great characters, good pacing, and lively action keep readers guessing until the very end.” RT Book Reviews
“Elizabeth Rodgers gives a moderately commanding performance with her sturdy, unwavering bass tone.” Publishers Weekly (audio review)
“Set in glitzy South Beach, Parker’s novel about politicians, perversity, and porn is filled with sharp lawyers, sleazy senators, wicked developers, naïve young Floridians, and macho heroes. Elisabeth Rodgers subtly and precisely renders the medley of personalities. Her portrayal of tough, sexy Defense Attorney C. J. Dunn lures listeners into the character’s complicated lifestyle. Dunn is accused of influence-bartering for her role as a crime-show host. At the same time that she finds her job as a defense attorney in jeopardy, she is drawn more deeply into a murder investigation. Rodgers keeps the suspense taut and the characters clear as the narrative races to its conclusion.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Barbara Parker

Author Bio: Barbara Parker

Barbara Parker (1947–2009) was the author of thirteen mysteries, including the Suspicion series featuring Miami lawyers Anthony Quintana and Gail Connor. Her debut, Suspicion of Innocence, was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Novel. She also penned four stand-alone thrillers, including The Dark of Day and The Perfect Fake.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 11.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English