Deadline (Audiobook CD)
His body hung suspended between two friends, his soul between two worlds...
Doc's shoulder jammed into Jake as he swerved the Suburban sharply to the right, cut between a telephone pole and billboard, then careened into a ten-foot high embankment. Sometime between the sound of Doc's last cry and the sickening crunch of bent metal from the car's first roll, Jake lost consciousness. The last sensation he felt was that of being crushed between the two men he had known since childhood.
When tragedy strikes those closest to him, award-winning journalist Jake Woods must draw upon all his resources to uncover the truth about their suspicious accident. Soon he finds himself swept up in a murder investigation that is both complex and dangerous. Unaware of the threat to his own life, Jake is drawn in deeper and deeper as he desperately searches for the answers to the immediate mystery at hand and—ultimately—the deeper meaning of his own existence.
- Read by Frank Muller
- Abridged, approximately 6.5 hours, 5 CDs
Frank Muller reads with skill as he introduces three vacationing friends in their mid-fifties. His rendering separates and enhances the personalities of Jake, the journalist; Finney, the preacher; and Doc. A car crash ensues, with screeching tires and metal against metal, and Muller radiates Jake’s shock and incredulity when he learns it wasn’t an accident. Muller then switches easily between the parallel stories of Jake setting out to solve the murder of his friends and Finney’s experience in heaven. As an angel Muller’s voice resonates with love and wisdom as he guides Finney through heaven. —G.D.W. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine.