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The Guise of Another Audiobook

The Guise of Another

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Publisher's Summary

A former Medal of Valor winner, Minnesota detective Alexander Rupert is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. So when he's asked to look into the false identity of a car-accident victim named James Putnam, a man who in fact died 15 years earlier, Rupert sees a potentially big case and an opportunity to regain his respectability.

But the investigation puts him in the path of "the Beast", the nom de guerre of Drago Basta, a cunning veteran of the Balkan wars and a sociopath assassin who has been searching for Putnam for years. Putnam had something that Basta still wants. If Rupert's life was in shambles before, it's now also in danger. Threatened by the Beast and suspecting his wife of cheating, Rupert falls for the seductions of the dead man's former girlfriend. As he feels his life spinning out of control, his steadfast brother and fellow police detective Max may be Rupert's last hope.

©2015 Allen Eskens (P)2015 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"It's a taut, intelligent, heart-ripping story that explores the darkest places in the human psyche." (William Kent Krueger, author of Iron Lake)

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  • Colleen
    24/01/16
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    "I loved the characters"

    Once again Allen Eskens lets his characters evolve. Both of the books by Eskens have been among the most engaging and intellectually gratifying books I have read.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • mary
    Benicia, CA, United States
    15/01/16
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    "Great listen, terrific narrator"

    It's been awhile since I've listened to a book where I couldn't predict at least some of what was going to happen. I would have liked a different ending but it was still very enjoyable. The kind of book that keeps me sitting in my car. I haven't listened to this author before nor have I heard this narrator. The narrator was terrific, didn't interfere with the book at all.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Mark E. White
    Atlanta, GA USA
    16/11/15
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    "Cracking Good Noir"

    A delicious tale with a complex plot twisting like cream stirred slowly into very ghost coffee. It's got it all: loyal but fallible heroes, femme fatales, deep betrayals reaching up after years to drag down empires and the good and evil both.

    My only complaint is that after much foreshadowing one of the villains turned out-I think-to be a random minor character. Then again, I may have misheard.

    23 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • MissAmy72
    North Carolina
    14/02/16
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    "Great book..."

    Allen Eskens is one of my new favorite authors! If you've not read "The Life We Bury" do yourself a favor and do so immediately. and 5he read this!

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Pen Name
    10/04/16
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    "suspenseful and entertaining"

    I'm a new fan of this author and he always tells a good story. this story was a little generic in terms of the crime Etc. but it was still entertaining.

    19 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • ROBERT
    ST. LOUIS, Macau
    16/12/15
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    "Just okay"

    Not nearly as good as Eskens "The Life We Bury". Although the story held my attention and there were several moments of true action and suspense there was just something choppy about the plot. Also, the narrator had a light touch for this type of story that I found distracted from the action.

    21 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    15/04/16
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    "Great book - so so narration"

    Jonathan Yen does a decent job with the male voices; however, every female sounds like a silly twit. The story would've been better served by a more realistic narrator.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Petrea
    Dundee, OR, USA
    15/12/15
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    "hokey narration"

    terrible narration but the story was quite good. I finished because I really wanted to know what happened.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • E
    18/12/15
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    "great story. a bit to vulgar for my imagination"

    it's a really great story. keeps your wanting more but some parts are way to much. could have avoided the gruesome description of some scenes and kept the same interest

    28 of 36 people found this review helpful
  • Patricia
    Elberton, GA, United States
    29/09/16
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    "nothing extrordinary"

    really struggled at times. predictable , too detailed in places that didn't matter, did not detail the areas that should have. Narrator was just average,story average

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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