The Alibi - Audio Cassette - Abridged Author:Sandra Brown, Dylan Baker (Narrator) Born into a fine old Charleston family, Hammond Cross is determined to be the city's next district attorney-without sacrificing his integrity. Prosecuting the sensational murder of real estate magnate Lute Pettijohn could be his ticket into the office. Yet while Hammond anticipates his success, someone near him is plotting his downfall-- — St... more »effi Mundell, colleague, ex-lover, and rival for the DA's office--Rory Smilow, the homicide detective without equal and Hammond's avowed enemy--the wily and beautiful Davee Pettijohn, Lute's widow and Hammond's lifelong friend, who's too honest to mourn the husband she despised--and Hammond's prime suspect, the mysterious woman who shares the secret that would be fatal to Hammond's ambitions.
For the first time in his career, he's bending the rules in favor of the suspect. All clues point to her guilt. Yet she holds in reserve the perfect alibi-Hammond Cross.
For anyone unfamiliar with the theater and film work of actor Dylan Baker, this work is a fine introduction. THE ALIBI is a gripping crime story full of characters in turmoil. Baker skillfully juggles each one, carving out individual traits in their speech to make them unique. His mild-mannered earnestness suits the hero Hammond Cross perfectly. With something as simple as a slight vocal inflection, Baker sweeps listeners into the story and doesn't let go. R.A.P. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine
I liked this one, but not as much as other Sandra Brown's I've read. Sometimes I've said to myself "now would that really happen in real life???" when reading this book...I don't like when I can't believe the characters ... or belive IN them.