Hour of the Cat by Peter Quinn audiobook

Hour of the Cat

By Peter Quinn
Produced and directed by Yuri Rasovsky
Read by Ned Schmidtke

Blackstone Publishing
14.66 Hours Unabridged
Format: MP3 CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780786180516

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On the eve of World War II, a murder in New York City draws two vastly different men, an American detective and a German intelligence officer, into the gathering storm. The death of a spinster nurse killed in her apartment was one of hundreds of simple homicides, indistinguishable from any other in 1938. A suspect was caught and convicted. Then Private Investigator Fintan Dunne is lured in to the case, and coerced by conscience into unraveling the setup that has put an innocent man on death row. Following the trail takes him into a murder conspiracy of a scope that defies imagination. Meanwhile, in Germany, with no limits to Hitler’s mania, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, head of Military Intelligence, knows that the “hour of the cat” looms, when every German must make a choice.

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Summary

Summary

On the eve of World War II, a murder in New York City draws two vastly different men, an American detective and a German intelligence officer, into the gathering storm.

The death of a spinster nurse killed in her apartment was one of hundreds of simple homicides, indistinguishable from any other in 1938. A suspect was caught and convicted. Then Private Investigator Fintan Dunne is lured in to the case, and coerced by conscience into unraveling the setup that has put an innocent man on death row. Following the trail takes him into a murder conspiracy of a scope that defies imagination.

Meanwhile, in Germany, with no limits to Hitler’s mania, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, head of Military Intelligence, knows that the “hour of the cat” looms, when every German must make a choice.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Quinn’s novel is as much a rebuke of the systematized violence of war as it is straight-up spy thriller.” Publishers Weekly
“Two parallel plots intersect in a surprising manner in this densely written, provocative thriller. Schmidtke moves easily between German and British accents and distinguished characters easily.” Booklist
“Schmidtke’s fully voiced reading adds another dimension to this exciting story. He handles Irish, German, British accents and male and female voices with ease, and reads everything with the appropriate intonation and emotion.” Kliatt
“Quinn imbues the story with a wealth of historical detail and atmosphere…This is a good choice for those who enjoy a rich, stylish period piece that…explores the fickle fate of men and nations and the destructive power of a really bad idea.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Peter Quinn

Author Bio: Peter Quinn

Peter Quinn, author of the acclaimed historical novel Banished Children of Eve, previously served as speechwriter for New York governors Hugh Carey and Mario Cuomo. Currently corporate editorial director of AOL Time Warner, he lives in Hastings, New York.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 14.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English