The Wreckage by Michael Robotham audiobook

The Wreckage: A Thriller

By Michael Robotham
Read by Sean Barrett

Little, Brown & Company 9780316126403
13.72 Hours 1
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An international thriller based on one of the bigest bank heists in history. Billions of dollars are missing from Iraqi banks, and journalist Luca Terracini will risk everything to discover where it is. His Iraqi-American background has made it easier for him to infiltrate the darkest corners of the war, but death of his beloved Nicola in a suicide bombing has made him reckless. He has nothing left to lose. In pursuit of the money, he meets UN representative Daniela Garner, who seems to know more about the heist than anyone else. She's a valuable asset in Baghdad where the possibility of an explosion lurks at every checkpoint. Luca's investigation proves volatile as well, and as he gets closer to the missing money, his actions begin to reverberate around the world. In London, Richard North, a top-tier international banker and the one person who might be able to explain where the money has gone, vanishes. The manhunt for him will get Luca evicted from Iraq, separated from Daniela, and possibly end both his investigation and his life. As usual, it's all about the money: who has it, who's lost it, and who's ultimately going to pay, as clandestine agents emerge from the shadows and powerful nations seek to control information and bury secrets, whatever the cost.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An international thriller based on one of the bigest bank heists in history. Billions of dollars are missing from Iraqi banks, and journalist Luca Terracini will risk everything to discover where it is. His Iraqi-American background has made it easier for him to infiltrate the darkest corners of the war, but death of his beloved Nicola in a suicide bombing has made him reckless. He has nothing left to lose. In pursuit of the money, he meets UN representative Daniela Garner, who seems to know more about the heist than anyone else. She's a valuable asset in Baghdad where the possibility of an explosion lurks at every checkpoint. Luca's investigation proves volatile as well, and as he gets closer to the missing money, his actions begin to reverberate around the world. In London, Richard North, a top-tier international banker and the one person who might be able to explain where the money has gone, vanishes. The manhunt for him will get Luca evicted from Iraq, separated from Daniela, and possibly end both his investigation and his life. As usual, it's all about the money: who has it, who's lost it, and who's ultimately going to pay, as clandestine agents emerge from the shadows and powerful nations seek to control information and bury secrets, whatever the cost.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Terrific...a classic 'wrong man' thriller that puts its hero in hot water, then raises the Fahrenheit to a fever pitch....Robotham not only builds the suspense masterfully but tops it off with a stunning twist. -- People
I have seldom read a more chilling and suspenseful tale. Robotham makes you see the sand, smell the burning oil and feel the bullets flying past. Most thrillers are lucky to have one great character; Robotham has given us at least four. They sweat, bleed and cry with such raw emotion that you can barely catch your breath and the words on the page feel like a million needles beneath your clenched fingers. This is a writer who will give you a slice of the Middle East you will never see on CNN or Fox. Robotham is the real deal and we can only hope he will write faster. David Baldacci
An absolute stunner in every possible way. The Review Broads
A high-voltage international thriller ... terrific suspense set against an exotic backdrop, The Wreckage is easily one of the summer's most unputdownable books. BookPage
[An] international crime thriller with short, punchy chapters that shift abruptly-suspensefully, even-from London to Baghdad to Washington and other locales, just like the movies....I read The Wreckage on vacation...a good call on my part; it's nothing if not a summer read...There are plenty of murders, chases, explosion and general mayhem. The New York Times Book Review
A fast-paced, gritty story that raises disturbing real-world questions ... will appeal to readers seeking summer fiction with depth. Library Journal
Pleasantly creepy....Plotted with precision and narrated with real intelligence. -- The New York Times Book Review
High-octane [and] complex ... Robotham, a former investigative journalist, weaves current events and white-knuckle suspense with a practiced hand. Publishers Weekly
A taut, swiftly paced thriller [of] speed and strength ... satisfying. Kirkus
One of the best novels to come out of the chaos of Iraq; a penetrating peek through the fog of war, and a high-octane thriller. Nelson Demille
Fine and ambitious [with characters who are] wonderfully human--smart, determined, decent, and flawed. Thoroughly compelling. Booklist (starred review)
“A well-performed thriller is a particular pleasure in audio, and Sean Barrett brings a rich, value-adding performance to Michael Robotham’s complex new tale…Barrett handles a UN Assembly of accents with effortless polish, and his pacing as the two plots race side by side is irresistible. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“The reader knows the three plots must intersect, but thanks to Robotham’s skill at characterization and the momentum he generates within each thread, the whole cloth of this fine and ambitious thriller isn’t fully apparent for hundreds of pages. Vincent, Luca, and a handful of additional characters, including Holly Knight, the young scammer, are wonderfully human—smart, determined, decent, and flawed…Thoroughly compelling.” Booklist (starred review)

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Author Bio: Michael Robotham

Author Bio: Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham is one of the world’s most acclaimed writers of thriller fiction. He began his career as an investigative journalist in Australia and Britain and later became a ghostwriter, collaborating on more than a dozen bestselling autobiographies for pop stars, actors, decorated soldiers, and politicians. His first psychological thriller, Suspect, sold more than a million copies around the world. Lost, his second novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s best crime novel in 2005—an award he won again in 2008 with Shatter. He has been short-listed twice for the CWA Steel Dagger.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 13.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English