Where the Dead Lay by David Levien audiobook

Where the Dead Lay

By David Levien
Read by Scott Brick

Random House Audio 9780385523677

The Frank Behr Series: Book 2

9.84 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781415962367

After the sudden disappearance of two high-priced detectives, former Indianapolis cop Frank Behr—the brooding private investigator introduced in David Levien’s nationally acclaimed novel City of the Sun—is pulled into a case that is harrowing, relentless, and, ultimately, personal. [quote tk in box, pls] Early in the dark, Indianapolis morning, Frank Behr’s friend and mentor is murdered—with no motive and no trace of evidence left behind. Behr, a quiet, mountainous former cop, thirsts for answers and retaliation. But before he can make headway in the dead-end investigation, an exclusive private firm approaches him with a delicate proposition: two of its detectives have gone missing, and the firm wants Behr to find out what happened to them. Prodded to take the case by his old boss—the Indianapolis chief of police who holds the strings to Frank’s possible return to the force—Behr accepts. The search for the missing detectives takes Behr into the recesses of Indianapolis’s underworld, a place rife with brutality and vice—and a stark contrast to the city’s gentle public image. As Behr calls on old street contacts and his hard-boiled investigative skills, he is led deeper into a twisted society of organized crime and an unknown landscape of “pea-shake” houses—low-rent, transient gambling rings staged in condemned buildings around the city. Unexpectedly, Behr uncovers a shocking thread connecting the missing detectives to his friend’s brutal murder, and, in the process, Behr is forced to confront an ominous, deadly new breed of crime family. Introduced in City of the Sun, Frank Behr instantly attracted critical attention and a devoted fan base, and Where the Dead Lay places Behr on a broader, edgier stage. This extraordinary crime novel stands with the best of Michael Connelly and Lee Child, featuring a brilliantly drawn, ruthless criminal family whom readers will not soon forget, and showcasing the immense talents of David Levien. www.doubleday.com

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Summary

Summary

A 2010 Shamus Award Nominee for Best Hardcover PI Novel

After the sudden disappearance of two high-priced detectives, former Indianapolis cop Frank Behr—the brooding private investigator introduced in David Levien’s nationally acclaimed novel City of the Sun—is pulled into a case that is harrowing, relentless, and, ultimately, personal. [quote tk in box, pls] Early in the dark, Indianapolis morning, Frank Behr’s friend and mentor is murdered—with no motive and no trace of evidence left behind. Behr, a quiet, mountainous former cop, thirsts for answers and retaliation. But before he can make headway in the dead-end investigation, an exclusive private firm approaches him with a delicate proposition: two of its detectives have gone missing, and the firm wants Behr to find out what happened to them. Prodded to take the case by his old boss—the Indianapolis chief of police who holds the strings to Frank’s possible return to the force—Behr accepts. The search for the missing detectives takes Behr into the recesses of Indianapolis’s underworld, a place rife with brutality and vice—and a stark contrast to the city’s gentle public image. As Behr calls on old street contacts and his hard-boiled investigative skills, he is led deeper into a twisted society of organized crime and an unknown landscape of “pea-shake” houses—low-rent, transient gambling rings staged in condemned buildings around the city. Unexpectedly, Behr uncovers a shocking thread connecting the missing detectives to his friend’s brutal murder, and, in the process, Behr is forced to confront an ominous, deadly new breed of crime family. Introduced in City of the Sun, Frank Behr instantly attracted critical attention and a devoted fan base, and Where the Dead Lay places Behr on a broader, edgier stage. This extraordinary crime novel stands with the best of Michael Connelly and Lee Child, featuring a brilliantly drawn, ruthless criminal family whom readers will not soon forget, and showcasing the immense talents of David Levien. www.doubleday.com

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

City of the Sun is hard, mean, beautiful, touching—a dazzling novel. Robert Crais
[Levien] infuses his … tale with heart-wrenching emotion. People
A master character portrait of Behr. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
David Levien’s novel is moody, riveting, and special. Harlan Coben
Veteran screenwriter David Levien imagines with icy, almost sadistic precision in his thriller City of the Sun. Entertainment Weekly
One of the toughest, most gut-wrenching, and most believable suspense novels I’ve ever encountered. Lincoln Child
City of the Sun is going to be a finalist for thriller of the year. Rocky Mountain News
Relentless … The story conveys a piercing sense of honesty … The truth of the characters—and the intensity of their pain—is as unbearably real as it gets. New York Times Book Review
“Levien is the new must-read thriller writer.” Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A punishing piece of fiction, overflowing with intrigue…[With] enough cutthroat action to keep your eyebrows in upright position for days.” Free-Lance Star
Where the Dead Lay delivers on all counts. It is crime fiction at its finest.” Christopher Reich, New York Times bestselling author
“Violent and compelling…This is American thriller writing at its rocket-fuelled, roller-coaster best.” Daily Mail (London)
“Fast-paced, well-plotted and moving…Levien has an ear for dialogue that many of us don’t often hear…Gripping.” Indianapolis Star
“David Levien is a marvel. His dialogue is straight-up, so street that it’s a wonder the pages aren’t coated with grit. His descriptions are true to life, real and unflinching, a combination of Mickey Spillane, Wallace Stroby, and Richard Stark, but nonetheless all Levien.” Bookreporter.com

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Author

Author Bio: David Levien

Author Bio: David Levien

David Levien is an American screenwriter, novelist, director, and producer. Best known as the co-writer of Ocean’s Thirteen and Rounders, he has also produced films such as The Illusionist and The Lucky Ones. He frequently collaborates on projects with his writing partner Brian Koppelman. As a novelist, he has published City of the Sun, Where the Dead Lay, and 13 Million Dollar Pop. Earlier works are often published under D. J. Levien. He studied at the University of Michigan.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.84
Audience: Adult
Language: English