The Fallen

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9780007202546: The Fallen

Strange bedfelow, shocking revelations, reputations in ruins - but cause enough to kill? Stunning thriller from the author of "The Blue Hour", "Red Light" and "Black Water". There was nothing special about San Diego detective Robbie Brownlow, until he plunged six storeys from a burning hotel. He was left with broken bones, a large scar, and synesthesia - a condition where words take on shapes and colours that indicate the speaker's emotions. Now, he's a human lie detector. Murder victim Gus Asplundh relied on more conventional methods of detection. Hired to investigate rumours linking high-ranking officials with an elite prostitution ring, he turned to a computer genius for help. What he found in the Squeaky Clean Madam's little black book had the potential to ruin careers and bring down the city, but he was killed before he could act. Now, the dossier is in Robbie's hands. And, the killer knows it!

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Jefferson Parker lives in Laguna Beach, California. When not working on his books, Parker spends his time with his family, hiking, hunting and fishing, and haunting the public tennis courts.

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Murder mystery meets sci-fi in this story about a cop affected after a fall by "post-traumatic swelling" of the brain. The injury leaves Homicide Detective Robbie Brownlaw able to judge people by seeing colors they emanate while speaking (red for lying, etc.). David Colacci's tenor voice doesn't have the range needed to successfully portray Brownlaw's female partner, McKenzie Cortez. And Colacci grates on the listener by starting nearly every sentence LOUD, then trailing off. . . LOUD, then trailing off. . . LOUD, then trailing off. . . . There's a great line in the story that describes the performance itself. It won't make your heart pound "like a dryer full of sneakers." D.J.M. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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