The Concrete Pearl

Version: Unabridged
Author: Vincent Zandri
Narrator: Christine Williams
Genres: Thriller
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: September 2012
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 8 hours, 5 minutes
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How does a headstrong girl like me learn to survive in a man’s construction racket? By taking your old man’s advice, even if it comes from six feet under.
Thirty-eight-year-old Ava “Spike” Harrison can hold her own in the boys club that is the construction business. Her late father saw to it that she was as comfortable on a job site as she was behind a textbook. But the past few years have had her over a barrel—job site injuries and a string of bad luck, including the death of her husband, have hampered the venerable Harrison Construction Company. Taking a cheap job here and there has been her only option.
Grasping at straws, though, comes at a price: an asbestos removal contractor she’s hired, Jimmy Farrell—a lifelong acquaintance who gladly accepted $10,000 from Spike as a “good faith” incentive—has gone AWOL. The three hundred students at Albany’s PS 20, the job site, are about to be exposed to deadly asbestos fibers.
What starts out as a goose chase—from a cleared-out office to Jimmy’s impounded car—turns into an all-out search for the real story behind the man’s sudden disappearance. Trading in her work boots for gumshoes, Spike must tread a path paved with deception, greed, and even murder if she’s going to nail down the truth.
Vincent Zandri, author of the popular Moonlight saga, spins intrigue and danger with a thrilling new series and a sharp, feisty heroine who has little left to lose.

Author Details

Author Details

Zandri, Vincent

Winner of both the PWA Shamus Award and the International Thriller Writers award, Vincent Zandri is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty novels, including Everything Burns, The Innocent, The Remains, Orchard Grove, and The Shroud Key. A freelance journalist and solo traveler, he is also the blogger behind The Vincent Zandri Vox. He lives in New York.