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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 40 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Headline Digital
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 8 May 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JKA3NLE
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Hangman Audiobook – Unabridged
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I found this novel, 'Hangman' to be an exciting second book in the series. I wonder, however, if it can really be a stand alone book. Too much background about Abbie and the Buffalo 'Network' is needed to fully understand where and why Abbie operates as an outsider. However, on this day, a serial killer known as the 'Hangman' has escaped a police convoy transferring him to Attica. Everyone associated with police work is gathered to hunt this man down. He has killed 3 young girls, kidnapped one, whose body was never found. Abbie is asked by her superior to be the lead detective on this case, IF, the man is not found in the next 24 hours. You can guess what happens. Abbie is intelligent, knows her job, and runs her team with great expertise.
Lots of twists and turns in this crime series. Abbie is offered help by the Network, the consortium of old boys and retired cops in Buffalo. They work outside the law, and find justice their way. Abbie runs her team by the book, often alone, but she does accept help from Billy Raymond, another detective who needs to prove his worth. One by one clues are looked at, and examined. Once again, it is Abbie Kearney trying to knock down walls and get to the root of the matter, and to find the evil that lurks in the killer.
A surprising storyline that kept me involved from the get go. This is very well written, the plot is so well done I had very little clue about the conclusion of the case. Kudos.
Recommended. prisrob 04-07-16
At the turn of the twentieth century, Buffalo was hugely prosperous, home to more millionaires, safe at home in North Buffalo, than any other American city. It appeared headed for dominance as a world city, based upon its smokestacks and grain elevators. And it knew great population growth and prosperity during World War II. However, since that war, it has steadily been losing prominence and population, and is now a smaller, provincial city, with a world-class art museum in the Albright-Knox.
For a time, Buffalo’s schoolyards have echoed with a chilling rhyme: “Hangman, Hangman, what do you see? Four little girls, as cute as can be.” The chant still horrifies the beautiful homes of North Buffalo. Because, not so long ago, serial killer Marcus Flynn was hunting and hanging that community’s dark-haired teenage girls. He was finally cornered, shot in the head and captured. But Flynn carried the nickname “Hangman,” and the secret of his last victim’s fate with him to prison. Homicide cop Abbie Kearney, a product of the city’s tough Irish American stronghold known as “the County,” wasn’t around during the Hangman’s initial burst of activity.
“Hangman, Hangman, where do they go? Down on the ground, where the daffodils grow,” the rhyme continues. Flynn escapes from prison by killing a corrections officer, and heads back to North Buffalo, where he promptly resumes his killing spree. Abbie is tapped with the job of finding him before he kills again; she soon realizes she may need to fall back upon her father’s rock hard Irish connections in the County to do the job.
In addition to his two crime novels, Talty has published six nonfiction books. He's written for the New York Times Magazine, GQ, Playboy, the Chicago Review and many other publications. His eBook THE SECRET AGENT was a #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller in nonfiction. The writer has here given us a pulsating thriller that’s good to the last drop. His narrative and dialog crackle, and he does a superb job of rendering Buffalo, and its Irish-American County on the page. If you’ve not yet read his crime fiction, this is the time to start. And I’d catch up with BLACK IRISH, which I read, loved, and reviewed in these pages, too.