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The Pain Scale

The Pain Scale

Written by Tyler Dilts

Narrated by Mel Foster


The Pain Scale

Written by Tyler Dilts

Narrated by Mel Foster

ratings:
4/5 (4 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Oct 30, 2012
ISBN:
9781469238036
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Long Beach homicide detective Danny Beckett returns from a year-long medical leave badly scarred and in constant pain, yet determined to prove he still has what it takes to do the job. He gets his chance when a call comes in that shocks even the toughest guys in the squad room: A California congressman's daughter-in-law and grandchildren have been brutally murdered in their upscale home. At first glance, it looks like a robbery gone wrong, but Danny's not so sure. Something doesn't quite add up. With state and local law enforcement in an uproar and the media circling like vultures, the pressure's on for Danny and his partner, Jennifer Tanaka, to solve this one. Too much is at stake…and not just politically. Even if they manage to crack the case, there's no guarantee the stress won't derail Danny's recovery. Because while the doctors can treat his physical pain, no one can erase the agony of the past that haunts every step he takes-and threatens to destroy his career once and for all.

Released:
Oct 30, 2012
ISBN:
9781469238036
Format:
Audiobook


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  • (5/5)
    A great new author, in the vein of Michael Connelly. Setting the story in Long Beach brings the grittiness of Connelly's Los Angeles, but grounds it. (Sometimes I think that Connelly's books show L.A as larger, but shallower, than life in the same way The Day of the Locust does.) Anyway . . . the author is particularly good at portraying the interior life of a "real" man: one who isn't all about emotions, but nonetheless still has deep feelings.The conversation, and premise of the book, that underlies the title is both obvious and profound, something that I've discussed in several conversation in the few months since I read this book.
  • (4/5)
    Excellent book. I came to really care about the main character. The author's description of chronic pain is spot on.
  • (2/5)
    This book was written competently enough but it was so boring. The author seems to think random facts about characters will give them personality, like the main detective has chronic pain and his partner is looking for a house but it doesn't work. If this were a network TV show it would have been cancelled after three episodes.
  • (5/5)
    Very good read! Solid plot, good writing... Same characters/setting as in his first book, A King of Infinite Space. I would highly recommend this book and author