Devil Dealing : Ryder Quartet

  • by Ian Patrick
  • Narrated by Ian Patrick
  • Series: Ryder Quartet
  • 8 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A top police investigative unit breaks an illegal gambling operation in the context of rampant police corruption and drug-fueled gangster violence in the city. Lead detective Jeremy Ryder is a physically powerful, quiet and meticulous investigator. His partner Navi Pillay is a small and exceptionally strong Tamil martial arts instructor, and she provides the speed and physical power to complement Ryder's incisive sleuthing abilities. Together with their other detective colleagues Ryder and Pillay crack open two interwoven criminal operations. There are two key villains. One is a corrupt murderous senior police officer at the heart of the illegal gambling operation and the other is a sinister and violent gangster dealing in drugs and murder. Each of them presides over lesser criminals and each of them controls separate domains of corruption until their paths cross in a spectacular climax.

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Haunting and captivating

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

Yes, definitely. In fact I think I preferred the story even more on listening to it than when I read it.


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

There's an unbelievably shocking murder with a devilish weapon. And then there's a tough moment when someone else gets killed too. I won't give it away here.


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

Not a question at all - the wicked villain Tabethe


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

Not really. It's nice to hear in chapter-size chunks. Good to listen to in the car, too. And in the bath, at night. As long as the burglar bars are reliable.


Any additional comments?

I think the narrator could create more variety in the accents of the characters. I know its not a film or radio drama or stage drama, where one expects that, but perhaps just a little more?

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- Michael Oakley

Absorbing thriller

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

Very distinct, clear, reading and enticing, mysterious mood created. One feels the menace ready to burst out at any moment. And it does.


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

Virtually anything by Rankin, Grisham, Child, Connelly, really. But in many ways, also, like The Steam Pig by McClure (although I've read that and not heard it narrated).


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

Thabethe the killer. Mesmerising. Terrifying. Definitely my favourite character.


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

"Rip-roaring terrifying ride with cops through the jungle of real everyday crime in South Africa"


Any additional comments?

It would have been nice to have two readers: a woman reader for all the female voices. But I suppose that's not the convention.

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- Rodney Martin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-10-2015
  • Publisher: Audio Mook