Deep Dive by Chris Knopf audiobook

Deep Dive

By Chris Knopf
Read by Keith Szarabajka

Blackstone Publishing 9781579625719

The Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mysteries: Book 9

6.81 Hours Unabridged
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Sam Acquillo has spent most of his time in the Hamptons hanging out with the other half of the moneyed wonderland cops and bartenders, carpenters, store clerks, and firemen. He couldn’t care less about the concerns of the 1 percent, until his best friend Burton Lewis, a certified billionaire, is dragged into a high-profile death investigation. A former corporate superstar brought down by the machinations of the grasping class, Sam’s not entirely unfamiliar with the cultural norms of superwealth. It’s why he retreated to his cottage refuge at the tip of Oak Point Peninsula jutting into the Little Peconic Bay. But in the intervening years, he’s engaged with all forms of low-life tough guys and connivers looking for that edge, an easy path into a social order besotted with unattainable yearning. A world where the best revenge is one with no consequences, no penalties, or costs. For some, there is no power without prestige, and no prestige that can’t be bought. They see no distinction between corporate profit and high-minded nonprofits, charity being the currency of social preeminence. In Deep Dive, Sam discovers just how right he is. The rich can achieve a level of depravity and hate both invisible, and incomprehensible, to the rest of us.

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Summary

Sam Acquillo has spent most of his time in the Hamptons hanging out with the other half of the moneyed wonderland cops and bartenders, carpenters, store clerks, and firemen. He couldn’t care less about the concerns of the 1 percent, until his best friend Burton Lewis, a certified billionaire, is dragged into a high-profile death investigation.

A former corporate superstar brought down by the machinations of the grasping class, Sam’s not entirely unfamiliar with the cultural norms of superwealth. It’s why he retreated to his cottage refuge at the tip of Oak Point Peninsula jutting into the Little Peconic Bay. But in the intervening years, he’s engaged with all forms of low-life tough guys and connivers looking for that edge, an easy path into a social order besotted with unattainable yearning. A world where the best revenge is one with no consequences, no penalties, or costs.

For some, there is no power without prestige, and no prestige that can’t be bought. They see no distinction between corporate profit and high-minded nonprofits, charity being the currency of social preeminence. In Deep Dive, Sam discovers just how right he is. The rich can achieve a level of depravity and hate both invisible, and incomprehensible, to the rest of us.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Knopf balances the usual Long Island byplay with an unflinching look at Puerto Rico’s distress.” Kirkus Reviews
“In Knopf’s clever ninth whodunit…witty byplay between Sam and his significant other helps keep the action moving. Robert B. Parker fans will find a lot to like.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Chris Knopf

Author Bio: Chris Knopf

Chris Knopf’s mystery novels have received exceptional awards and accolades, with critics likening his character Sam Aquillo to Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade, Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, and Robert B. Parker’s Spenser, while repeatedly comparing Knopf’s work to that of Elmore Leonard, John D. MacDonald, and Ross Macdonald. Two Time was one of thirteen mysteries listed as recommended summer reading in the New York Times Book Review, and Publishers Weekly chose it as one of the “Best 100 Books for 2006.” Head Wounds won the 2008 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Mystery. Dead Anyway was listed on the 2012 Best Fiction lists of both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Knopf is a sailor, cabinetmaker, and advertising executive in Connecticut. He and his wife Mary also spend considerable time at their Long Island home in Southampton.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 6.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English