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Alone

by Gardner, Lisa.

Format: Book on CD 2005
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD 1104
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD 1104
 
 
Pleasant Hills Public Library Audio CDB Gardner
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  CDB Gardner
 
 
South Park Library AV CD-BK F GAR
Location  South Park Library
 
Collection  AV
 
Call Number  CD-BK F GAR
 
 
Summary
When Bobby Dodge, a sniper with the elite Massachusetts State Police SWAT Team, saves a woman and her young son from her armed husband, he finds himself confronted by vicious rumors and a legal minefield as he investigates the shooting of a man who had been the son of a prominent Boston judge and had accused his wife of poisoning their son.
Alone . . . Massachusetts State Trooper Bobby Dodge watches a tense hostage standoff unfold through the scope of his sniper rifle. Just across the street, in wealthy Back Bay, Boston, an armed man has barricaded himself with his wife and child. The man's finger tightens on the trigger and Dodge has only a split second to react . . . and forever pay the consequences. Alone . . . that's where the nightmare began for cool, beautiful, and dangerously sexy Catherine Rose Gagnon. Twenty-five years ago, she was buried underground during a month-long nightmare of abduction and abuse. Now her husband has just been killed. Her father-in-law, the powerful Judge Gagnon, blames Catherine for his son's death . . . and for the series of unexplained illnesses that have sent her own young son repeatedly to the hospital. Alone . . . a madman survived solitary confinement in a maximum security prison where he'd done hard time for the most sadistic of crimes. Now he walks the streets a free man, invisible, anonymous . . . and filled with an unquenchable rage for vengeance. What brings them together is a moment of violence--but what connects them is a passion far deeper and much more dangerous. For a killer is loose who's woven such an intricate web of evil that no one is above suspicion, no one is beyond harm, and no one will see death coming until it has them cornered, helpless, and alone. From the Hardcover edition.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It was bad enough that Catherine Gagnon survived a horrible childhood abduction where for a month she lived in a cave and was the plaything for her sicko abductor. But now, 25 years later, she faces tragedy again as she fights to keep her son, Nathan. One chilly November night, a police sniper kills her husband, Jimmy, in response to her 911 call claiming he was about to hurt Nathan. Jimmy's death means that his parents, an influential judge and his blue-blooded wife, are more determined than ever to take Nathan from Catherine, whom they see as unfit to mother their only grandchild. True, the birth of Nathan mentally paralyzed Catherine, who could not get past the memories of her abduction and her emotionally absent parents. But is she really the monster the Gagnons and their PI make her out to be? Massachusetts state police special-ops officer Bobby Dodge, the sniper who took out Jimmy, doesn't think so, and unwittingly falls under the spell of the manipulative widow. A twisted, effective psychological thriller. --Mary Frances Wilkens Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "For 300-some pages, Gardner (The Perfect Husband) keeps readers spellbound-not just by her plot but by the beautifully realized character of Massachusetts police sniper Bobby Dodge. He meets his match in Catherine Gagnon, who as a girl was snatched, raped and nearly murdered. Now she's the wife of erratic, rich Jimmy Gagnon and mother of perpetually ill four-year-old Nathan. When Bobby kills Jimmy during a hostage situation at the Gagnons, he does it to save Catherine and Nathan. But was it a righteous shoot, or did Catherine engineer the killing? Judge James Gagnon and his wife, Maryanne, think Bobby murdered their son out of lust for Catherine. As other people start dying, very messily, and the DA and cops come down hard on Bobby, Gardner keeps the tension high and the pace fast. But resolution comes in what may be the clunkiest chase crafted by a pro this year: "Bobby processed everything at once. Three open doorways, three bedrooms. He ran by the first, then the second, and came sprinting into the third just in time to see Maryanne staggering back." Ten pages later, so many characters have run into so many rooms, it's amazing that the right person finally gets his head blown off by the right avenger. But Garner then ends with a neat postlude offering one more twist; her fans will feel requited. Agent, Steve Axelrod. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Detective D. D. Warren series
Features D.D. Warren, a female police sergeant, in Boston, Massachusetts
#1 - Alone
#2 - Hide
#3 - The Neighbor
#4 - Live to tell
#5 - Love you more
#6 - Catch me
#7 - Fear nothing
#8 - Find her
#9 - Look for me
#10 - Never tell
Subjects Family violence -- Fiction.
Judges -- Family relationships -- Fiction.
Police -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Fiction.
Police shootings -- Fiction.
Rich people -- Fiction.
Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Random House Audio,2005
Edition Abridged ed.
Contributors Graham, Holter.
Participants/Performers Read by Holter Graham.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
Description 4 audio discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 0739313061 :
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