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Dark Lady
Dark Lady
Author: Richard North Patterson
Read by Patricia Kalember — 11 cassettes / approx. 18 hours — In Steelton, a struggling Midwestern city on the cusp of an economic turnaround, two prominent men are found dead within days of each other:  the general manager of the company that is building a new baseball stadium, the city's hope for the future; and the local drug dealers'...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780375408311
ISBN-10: 0375408312
Publication Date: 8/31/1999
Edition: Unabridged
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
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Very exciting book -- lots of twists and turns -- thriller to the end.
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A good read
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excellect political tale that leaves you questions to ponder.
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This crime story is set in a fictional Midwestern town on the shores of Lakr Erie. The construction of a baseball stadium threatens to be the towns downfall. A very gruesome murder occurs and the scenes are very graphic and realistic. This thriller has greed, corruption and a lot of double-dealing along with back-stabbing. If you are not easily offended by violence and will find the spell binding drama very intertaining!
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Patterson's Dark Lady spins a web that keeps you guessing what next. Very well written
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From Publishers Weekly
Patterson's signature style of crime suspense depends heavily on the terse descriptive passages he uses to render settings and characters. This makes his work adapt especially well to audio, since the listener is constantly being told exactly what's going onAin adjective-laden language that has modern-day colorings of film noir and Raymond Chandler. (Accordingly, all eight of Patterson's previous novels are also available from Random House AudioBooks). Stella Marz is a politically ambitious Assistant County Prosecutor in Steelton, an American rust-belt city plagued by unemployment, racial division and rampant local corruption. Young, beautiful and forthright, Stella has earned the nickname "Dark Lady" as a ruthless law-woman. But she meets her match when she's assigned to investigate the grisly murder of her own ex-lover, an attorney for the town's drug dealers. Along the way, plenty of sordid sexual and violent acts are detailed, making for a sustained mood of grimy titillation. Kalember's (of TV's Sisters and thirtysomething) reading is crisply enunciated and tactfully understated.