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Moonlight Rises

Narrated by: R. C. Bray
Length: 5 hrs and 36 mins
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A gang of Obama-masked thugs in a downtown Albany alley gave Dick Moonlight a one-way ticket to the Pearly Gates. But when his hovering spirit slips back into his bruised body, the real trouble starts. A private detective with a short-term memory problem, Moonlight knows he’s still in danger. He’s got plenty of enemies to keep him guessing why — even the latest love of his life, Lola, can’t be trusted. But the goons who snuffed him want something else: Moonlight’s latest client, a handicapped nuclear engineer, had a top-secret box the gang believes is in Moonlight’s possession. Moonlight can’t remember any box — but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have it. He just better figure out where it is before he winds up dead for the last time.
©2012 Vincent Zandri (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Mr Patel
  • 13-10-2017

Another brilliant book from Mr Zandri and RC Bray

I generally only listen to RC Bray books as I think he's the next narrator on Audible, hence I read this and the other moonlight book he read.
I like the sarcastic persona of moonlight and his side kick in this story. The story has twists and the dialogue helps form a direction that anyone who likes thrillers will like. I also like the dialogue between the "dumb" Russian gangsters. Brilliant. Mr Zandri user RC Bray for the next books in the series.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 16-12-2018

Death happens to all of us.

Beaten unconscious by three thugs in Obama masks, Moonlight realises that this time he is dead as he looks down on his body lying in an hospital room. His girlfriend Lola is there, waiting beside him and he realizes how much he loves her - just as another unknown man appears and takes hold of her baby to comfort her. Turning to the darkness to walk into a growing spot of light, the figure of his father stops him, and he crashes back into his battered body.

So, not dead yet, despite the beating and the little fragment of bullet lodged in his brain which could dispatch him without warning at any time.. And from what the thugs had said to him, he was being warned off of the recent case he had taken from a young man named Peter, looking, he had said, for his father. Something felt very wrong here so Moonlight, together with his friend dope smoking friend Georgie, investigate.

Vincent Zandri's noir series based around the ex cop turned occasional P.I., Richard Moonlight, is written in the first person and, as such reveals his inner turmoil as well as the outer adventure. The plot of Moonlight Rises 2nd in the series, is a stand alone. The plotting is a little convoluted but easy to follow, and always intriguing, keeping those audio pages turning. The role of Moonlight, himself, is played perfectly by narrator, R.C.Bray, who reads with clarity and good intonation, always aware of the nuances of the text and adding individual, appropriate convinced for every one of the other protagonists. A fine performance.

I had read later books in the Moonlight series and it was good to go back to an earlier stage in his development. Great characters, well written, fine oral delivery and a passable story line. An enjoyable detective story with a twist. Recommended.