Dead Watch

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: John Sandford
Narrator: Richard Ferrone
Genres: Thriller, Political Thriller
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: May 2006
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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Overview

Through twenty-one novels featuring Lucas Davenport, Kidd, or the razor-edge world of the Night Crew, John Sandford has been writing brilliantly suspenseful, consistently surprising thrillers filled with rich characters and exceptional drama.

But Dead Watch sets a whole new level.

Early morning, Virginia, and a woman is on the run. Her husband, a former U.S. Senator, has been missing for days. Kidnapped? Murdered? She doesn't know, but she thinks she knows who's involved, and why. And that she's next.

Hours later in Washington, D.C., a cell phone rings. The White House chief of staff needs Jacob Winter now. His chief investigator and an Army Intelligence veteran, Winter knows how to move quickly and decisively, but he's never faced a problem like this. The disappearances are bad, but when the blackened body shows up barbed-wired to a tree, Winter knows there is much worse to come. And soon enough, there is. Large forces are at work, determined to do whatever it takes to achieve their ends. Winter will have to use all his resources not only to prevail but also to survive. And so will the nation. . . .

Reviews (4)

Ending disappointing

Written by Anonymous from Washington, DC on April 25th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I am such a fan of Sandford that perhaps I am a hard judge to review his books. This was not one of my favorites and became predictable. I suppose I was also expecting an unpredicable ending with a twist.

First Time Listener

Written by Michael Hilliard on March 15th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

First time that I have listened to this author. Enjoyed the book kept me interested and engaged while driving down the road. Made the trip go by quickly. Am Looking forward to listening to more of his books.

Dead Watch

Written by Gwen Cash on March 14th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

John Sandford is one of my favorite authors. This book is fast paced & it keeps you interested from beginning to end. I love all the twist & suspense in this book. The language is alittle much but as you get to know the characters, the rough language fits them to a tee. I enjoyed the book & would highly recommend it.

Jake Winters?

Written by Christopher Tafelski on February 12th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I am a huge fan of Lucas Davenport series, and this was as good as those. Written in much the same tone and tempo, Sandford thrills and twists during the story. I thought everything was wrapped up a bit to neat at the end, but overall a very good read.

Author Details

Author Details

Sandford, John

John Sandford was born John Camp on February 23, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He attended the public schools in Cedar Rapids, graduating from Washington High School in 1962. He then spent four years at the University of Iowa, graduating with a bachelor's degree in American Studies in 1966. In 1966, he married Susan Lee Jones of Cedar Rapids, a fellow student at the University of Iowa. He was in the U.S. Army from 1966-68, worked as a reporter for the Cape Girardeau Southeast Missourian from 1968-1970, and went back to the University of Iowa from 1970-1971, where he received a master's degree in journalism. He was a reporter for The Miami Herald from 1971-78, and then a reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer-Press from 1978-1990; in 1980, he was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and he won the Pulitzer in 1986 for a series of stories about a midwestern farm crisis. From 1990 to the present he has written thriller novels. He's also the author of two non-fiction books, one on plastic surgery and one on art. He is the principal financial backer of a major archeological project in the Jordan Valley of Israel, with a website at www.rehov.org In addition to archaeology, he is deeply interested in art (painting) and photography. He both hunts and fishes. He has two children, Roswell and Emily, and one grandson, Benjamin. His wife, Susan, died of metastasized breast cancer in May, 2007, and is greatly missed.