Unlucky Day

  • by J. R. McLeay
  • Narrated by Peter Berkrot
  • 8 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A mysterious sniper is killing random New York City citizens at the same time every day.
Detective Joe Bannon and his partner Hannah Trimble follow the breadcrumb trail of clues down repeated blind alleys. With citizens fearing to venture outside, the streets of Manhattan have become nearly deserted.
When the sniper begins escalating the profile of his targets, higher level government agencies are pulled in. But the shooter always seems to be one step ahead of the law and slips away whenever the authorities get close.
As copycat killings begin spreading to other cities across the U.S., the President hatches a dangerous plan to trap the killer. Can Joe and Hannah catch the assassin before he executes the most closely guarded man in history?


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The Wacky Races!

A relentless sniper prays on the citizens of New York, a struggling pair of New York detectives are on the case. The stakes are upped continually in what promises to be a gripping thriller but ended up bordering on a farcical comedy to me.

The narration by Peter Berkrot is pretty good, possibly weak on the female characters and had some of the even good characters sounding a little Dick Dastardly. But it's a performance and carries the narrative and many of the characters well.

The story itself starts and builds fairly well in terms of the tension and then touches upon some clever escapism from the sniper. There are some rather dubious police deductions and coincidences but the question of what an elite sniper could do in a city like New York is a very good one.

As things developed I enjoyed the ride in a kind of comic strip fashion rather than a serious thriller. The grand ending sequence sums up what I mean. It's straight out of the Wacky Races so I will absolutely credit J P McLeay with a fabulous imagination but for me this book needs a bit of an advisory that it might not be the most seriously realistic of thrillers . . .
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- Simon

Weak and predictable. Not my cup of tea.

Enjoy Lee Child, Enjoy Andy McNab, but this was not a patch on either. A failed hybrid.
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- Mr. S. Griffiths

Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-10-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio