Things started out so sweet. Everyone was going to be rich. All because of Trunk Man. He was the guy Papa and his meatheads stuffed in the back of a stolen Nissan and drove to a forest preserve outside Detroit. He owed Papa big-time. To save his own sorry neck, Trunk Man made an offer: a million dollars in bonds tucked away in a safe. Boost it, split it, and toss Trunk Man from a roof. Easy.
They hadn’t counted on a few things: like a broken axle, or the witness…or all that blood. Before this scheme is over, the road to a seven-figure heaven is going to feel a little more like hell.
Point of view:
At less than 30 min this is a short story and quick listen. I can’t imagine purchasing it – but included as an Amazon Prime or Kindle Unlimited benefit, it’s a nice little lunch break listen. Here’s a full listing of Amazon Original Stories if you’re interested in more of these shorts.
This is my first book by Jeffrey Deaver and I’m definitely interested in more. Double Cross is 1st person POV entirely by an unnamed organized crime member. It’s an engaging story with a very surprising ending fitting of the title. It does end abruptly – but I liked it.
Scott Merriman’s narration really makes this story. He does a great job with the various voices. The original text is full of run on sentences and little punctuation, totally the writers prerogative and it works, I just don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much if I had just read it.
About the author:
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, the Times of London, Italy’s Corriere della Sera, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Los Angeles Times. His books are sold in 150 countries and have been translated into over twenty-five languages. He has sold 50 million books worldwide.
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My Favorite Quotes
Rule number one is don’t hang around a place with a million cops in a stolen Nissan with a Meijer shopping bag full of a million dollars in stolen bonds. – Double Cross by @JefferyDeaver #Audiobook narrated by Scott Merriman #Mystery #Crime #KindleUnlimited #AmazonShortTweet
Every once and a while something big shows up you don’t expect it and the world opens up. – Double Cross by @JefferyDeaver #Audiobook narrated by Scott Merriman #Mystery #Crime #KindleUnlimited #AmazonShortTweet