Summary

"The woman's cries floated down the passage and bubbled out through the front door in helpless, anguished, tortured spasms. It was a sound that echoed down the ages. The horror of mothers from any species that might ever have lived on the planet. A parent trying to deal with the impossible: the death of her young ones. It was a sound to chill the blood." 
A notorious killer escapes from prison. Heart-rending scenes show the kinds of trauma faced by victims of crime. The thrilling action takes place against a tapestry of courage and heroism in daily clashes between the forces of law and order on the one hand and brutal crime on the other. 
©2015 Ian Patrick (P)2016 Ian Patrick
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5 out of 5 stars
By Beryl Reed on 01-08-16

Heart-warmingly exciting thriller

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Most definitely. It is thrilling all the way with such lovely human (and canine) dimensions that kept me glued to the earphones.

What other book might you compare Death Dealing to, and why?

Anything from Stieg Larsson or Lee Child or James Patterson or... you name them... the top thriller writers. This is right up there with all of them.

Which character – as performed by Ian Patrick – was your favourite?

I like the hero Jeremy Ryder. Just like Jack Reacher. Is it coincidence that they have the same initials? Maybe. But then there's also John Rebus, I suppose. And Jack Ryan. And... ha! now I can think of quite a few JR's.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Canine Force in the fight against crime

Any additional comments?

I really liked the balance of human drama and crime-busting.

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5 out of 5 stars
By William Lindemann on 03-08-16

What a nice surprise

Would you consider the audio edition of Death Dealing to be better than the print version?

Don't know. Haven't read it. Just listened to it.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Death Dealing?

The final chapter is breath-taking. It has incredible action but breathtakingly good moments of emotion, too.

Which character – as performed by Ian Patrick – was your favourite?

I liked Mavis, I have to say. But Ryder is as good as Jack Reacher, in my view. More interesting, in fact, because he has a personal life on display (instead of us just hearing about it), in his interactions with family and colleagues.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Man and dog against crime.

Any additional comments?

Makes me think of my own beautiful dog, who happens to be a border collie.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kobus Kotze on 01-08-16

The dog's the hero

If you could sum up Death Dealing in three words, what would they be?

Outstanding action thriller

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, all the way. Every twist and turn you can think of takes place and just as you think things are OK it hits you hard from another direction

Have you listened to any of Ian Patrick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No. Never heard his voice before. This is excellent: good voice, good accents, good atmosphere

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Both. Definitely. There's a heart-stopping moment in a number of places, but especially in the last chapter. Oh boy. Hold on to your seats and have the tissues ready.

Any additional comments?

The detail of the places in and around Durban is fantastic. The research clearly has been done, and very well. There's a dog in this story that reminds me of my own dog. Brilliant animal. Just like mine. Listeners will love this.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stephanie Jonkers on 03-08-16

Very real and very scary

What made the experience of listening to Death Dealing the most enjoyable?

I used to live up there where the action takes place and it is so accurate. It is really scary to see how crime has escalated especially in that region, and this audiobook tells it as it is.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Am I allowed to say that my favourite character was a dog? If not, then my favourite character is Mavis, the young constable. Brave and intelligent woman.

Which character – as performed by Ian Patrick – was your favorite?

I liked Jeremy Ryder, too.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I'd like to listen to it on a long drive from George to Joburg. Safer than reading it in bed, as I did. That was scary, because every sound in the house made me worry.

Any additional comments?

I liked the accents of the characters.

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