The Flinch Factor

Version: Unabridged
Author: Michael A. Kahn
Narrator: Hillary Huber
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: June 2013
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Several years have passed since we last saw Rachel Gold. The stunning and savvy attorney was then engaged to be married. Since that time she has become a mother and a much-grieving widow, and now she is embroiled in a lost cause—the Frankenstein case—representing a blue-collar neighborhood fighting a powerful developer intent on bulldozing their homes to erect a swanky gated community. Who’s pushing her here? Her mother, of course.

Rachel’s strategy will be based on a wild card: the judge on the case—a judge so wacky that he’s known to the Saint Louis bar as the Flinch Factor, as in the spawn of Judge Judy and Pee-wee Herman.

Rachel has also gained a new client: Susannah, sister of Nick Moran, heartthrob of every woman whose kitchen he remodeled. Nick has been murdered, found slumped on the front seat of his pickup along an isolated lane known to the vice squad as Gay Way, his pants unzipped, a coil of rubber tubing on the seat, an empty syringe on the floor. His female groupies are stunned, to say the least—Nick gay? No way. Susannah seeks out Rachel, convinced that her brother wasn’t gay or a druggie and that his death was not an accident.

Although Susannah seems the classic blindly adoring younger sister, a skeptical Rachel agrees to check it out. To her surprise, she turns up facts and witnesses suggesting that maybe, just maybe, Nick’s death was staged to look like an overdose during sex. Things then rapidly grow darker in what increasingly becomes a real Frankenstein of a case.

“The Flinch Factor is another welcome addition to the wonderful Rachel Gold series, a clever engrossing legal thriller punctuated by sharp humor and many unexpected developments.”—Scott Turow, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Author Details

Author Details

Kahn, Michael A.

Michael A. Kahn, a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School, is a trial lawyer and award-winning author. He wrote his first novel on a challenge from his wife Margi, who got tired of listening to the same answer whenever she asked him about a book he was reading. Not bad, he would say, but I could write a better book than that. Then write one, she finally said, or please shut up. So he shut up, and then he wrote one. He has written short stories, several Rachel Gold novels, and another novel, "The Mourning Sexton", under the pen name Michael Baron. In addition to his work as a lawyer, he is an adjunct professor of law at Washington University in Saint Louis. Married to his high school sweetheart, he is the father of five and the grandfather of, so far, four.