Once a Crooked Man

10 CDs. 12 hrs. Macmillan Audio. 2016. ISBN 9781427271709. $39.99. digital download. F
Actor McCallum (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.; NCIS) has written an outstanding novel with interesting, well-developed characters and a well-crafted plot. He adroitly mixes such elements as money laundering, a seemingly respected high-society money manager, a trio of older criminal bosses looking to go legit and erase any record of a life of crime, and a good Samaritan actor who overhears the wrong conversation while urinating in an alley. The author narrates the tense, funny work himself; listeners will easily see why he is beloved by his many fans.
VERDICT Highly recommended. ["McCallum's characterizations are decent in this serviceable, competent thriller, and protagonist Harry is likable enough that readers would likely enjoy further adventures": LJ 12/15 review of the Minotaur: St. Martin's hc.]
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