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The Dark Trail

FBI Profiler Special Agent Sean Kruger is called back to the FBI from his special task force when his long-time friend and current Deputy Director of the FBI, Alan Seltzer, is brutally murdered during his morning bike ride. As Kruger is thrown into the investigation, he quickly finds out Alan was not the first high-profile African American to die in a suspicious manner.

Now with the loss of his friend and his pending retirement on his 57th birthday, Kruger must endure a dark trail as he rushes to find Alan's murderer before he is forced to leave the FBI.

Filled with the trademark twists and turns of a J.C. Fields thriller, The Dark Trail will keep you listening well past your bedtime.

©2020 J.C. Fields (P)2020 J.C. Fields

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  • shelley
  • 07-05-2020

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED SERIES!

The Sean Kruger series should not be overlooked. This is book six. It can be listened to as a stand alone but I would listen to the series in order. I think the character development can be appreciated much more.
In this book the Deputy Director of the FBI and close friend is murdered, Kruger is called in. The Director has been planning to call him anyway. It seems there is a very intelligent serial killer moving across the states murdering prominent people. The victims are all either African American, Chinese or Jewish. Just so happens the Director was African American as well. It’s a race for Kruger who is rapidly approaching mandatory retirement age and wants to find this killer.
This is a fast paced story. The characters are likable, believable and well developed.
Paul J. McSorley’s narration is outstanding.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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  • BOOKLOVER
  • 31-01-2021

Well done book

As always, well written and well read. The whole series is a joy to listen to

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  • TjHookr
  • 19-10-2020

Great Series

I just did not want this to be the last book in the series! 😭

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  • WendyHP
  • 16-07-2020

great stories, characters and narration

I just finished 6th book on the Sean Kruger series. the stories are great, the narration is on point. I certainly hope there are more to come!

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  • Kim M. Brownell
  • 02-07-2020

the dark trail sean kruger book 6

I hope Sean keeps having a last minute case before he retires. Love these stories with the intrigue and great characters. Paul does a great job narrating. I have listened to every book in this series and can't wait for the next

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  • Sharon Kizziah-Holmes
  • 23-05-2020

Great Book, Awesome Series

I have listened to every book of the Shawn Krueger series and absolutely love them. Totally recommend this author, in this series

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 19-05-2020

I'm sad!

I just finished book 6 in the Sean Kruger series and I am truly saddened. I love the plots, stories, excitement, twists, turns and more in the series. But what I love even more are the main characters and supporting characters. Until Mr. Fields writes more in this series, I feel at a lost as to what I can listen to next, because I fear I won't find something that has given me so much pleasure as the Sean Kruger series.

The way book 6 ends indicates Mr. Fields has left himself in a great position to continue this series, far beyond a book 7. Sean has a request from Paul Stumpf to find a key Russian character. There are lots of loose ends regarding money and corruption of US elections and politicians and the money and influence is coming from the oligarch in the Kremlin (my words.) That Kremlin character is never referred to by name or title, but we know who he is. In real life, he is not only dangerously and ruthlessly powerful, but he controls wealth far beyond the likes of Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.

Beyond this last request from Mr. Stumpf, Sean Kruger has an opportunity to work in private with the team he has surrounded himself with. Robert Crais has written a long series based on 2 key characters, Joe Pike & Elvis Cole. Michael Connelly has done the same with Harry Bosch, his step brother Mickey Haller, and possibly Bosch's daughter, Maddie Bosch. Lee Child has done the same with Jack Reacher. Mr. Fields has the unique opportunity to continue the Sean Kruger series far into the future.

I will go one step further. Michael Connelly has produced a 6 season series in conjunction with Amazon called "Bosch", based on Mr. Connelly's novels. I've read every book Mr. Connelly has written and I am in the middle of watching season 6 of Bosch. It's really good! However, I sincerely believe that Mr. Fields could easily turn the Sean Kruger series into a supremely great TV program, hopefully on Amazon or Netflix, and it has the potential to be better than "Bosch." Who should play Sean? JR? Stephanie? Gibbs? Knowle? Mia? Paul? Alan? I need to think about that, but I think it would require that Morgan Freeman play the esteemed Joseph!

Final note: Mr. Paul McSorley is the perfect narrator for this series!

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  • pathmd
  • 22-03-2021

Repetitive; same plot and similar conflicts to other Kruger books

I listened to all 6 Kruger books back-to-back, and while doing so picked up on so many similarities between books. Pseudo-spoiler alert: Kruger debates retiring (multiple times), his family comes under attack (again), and there is another white-knuckle terrorist with an automobile chase situation. Sound familiar? I enjoyed the first books in the series but really had to force myself to finish this one. It was just more of the same.

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  • 24-12-2020

Monotone Narration: One long Run On Sentence

The reader does manage inflection and change of voice for female characters, but by and large gives little prepositional phrasing leaving us with a simple word to word presentation. Plot proceeds from one violent murder to the next with flat dialogue in between. Author gives nothing to like about his characters. For me, far better series would be D.C. Smith. Back to the drawing board to find a good listening read.

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  • Jan M
  • 10-05-2020

Sean Kruger at his Best!

The Dark Trail by J.C. Fields is an awesome listen! The character of Sean Kruger is such an awesome guy. I love his persistence and determination, and how he thinks outside the box. This book is full of unexpected twists and turns. The author is incredible with his vivid imagery, and how he has added this new dimension to the series. Paul J McSorley is fantastic at bringing the characters to life with his voice. His voice has the right emotions for the scenes and suspense. Of the series, this is my favorite book to date. I can't recommend it enough.

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