Inherit the Dead

Inherit the Dead

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Pericles "Perry" Christo is a PI with a past--a former cop, who lost his badge and his family when a corruption scandal left him broke and disgraced. When wealthy Upper East Side matron Julia Drusilla summons him one cold February night, he grabs what seems to be a straightforward (and lucrative) case.

The socialite is looking for her beautiful, aimless daughter, Angelina, who is about to become a very wealthy young woman. But as Christo digs deeper, he discovers there's much more to the lovely "Angel" than meets the eye. Her father, her best friend, her boy­friends all have agendas of their own. Angel, he soon realizes, may be in grave danger . . . and if Christo gets too close, he just might get caught in the crossfire.

This classic noir tale twists and turns down New York's mean streets and along Hamp­tons' beaches and back roads during a bitterly cold and gray winter where nothing is as it seems and everyone has something to hide. In an inventive storytelling approach, each writer brings his or her distinctive voice to a chapter of Inherit the Dead , building the ten­sion to a shocking, explosive finale.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, p2013
ISBN: 9781442364349
Characteristics: 7 sound discs (ca. 8.5 hr.) :,digital ;,12 cm., in container


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Aug 08, 2015

Good book. PI hired to find a teen girl.

Oct 12, 2014

Ugh. I agree with the previous commentator. I would not recommend this. I could not finish the first chapter and the audio book reader was terrible.

Cdnbookworm Dec 27, 2013

This novel was a brainchild by Linda Fairstein who wanted to raise money for the victims' assistance organization Safe Horizon. Each chapter is written by a different author, and despite that it flows fairly well. Not as good as a novel by any of these authors working on their own, but still interesting with a plot that keeps you turning the pages.
The main character is an ex-cop turned private investigator, Pericles (Perry) Christo. Perry struggles to stay in his teenage daughter's life, and resents the way his exit from the force portrayed him as a bad guy when he was really a guy trying to expose corruption. Perry is hired by a wealthy woman, estranged from her daughter who has now gone missing. Perry is hired to find her, but he finds that the people he encounters are all playing some game of their own that he struggles to try and figure out.
An interesting idea for a good cause.

cybercyberdoc Nov 21, 2013

Horrible book. Multiple authors - slower than watching ice melt

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