The Art of Deception

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ridley Pearson

Narrated By: Ridley Pearson

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: September 2004

Duration: 12 hours 43 minutes


A troubled Mary Ann Walker takes a nosedive off a bridge. Seattle's police department macho man John LaMoia takes the call, along with the beauteous cop psychologist Daphne Matthews. They suspect her boyfriend, known to beat Mary Ann. Her seething brother, Ferrell, is convinced the boyfriend did the deed. But the case somehow becomes too slippery to close. Lou Boldt, the supervising officer, is entangled in a conundrum of his own: two women have disappeared and a road crew worker's death may have a connection to the missing women. A peeper who's photographing undressed women at tourist hotels becomes Boldt's best suspect, along with a man who is stalking and terrifying Daphne. As both cases heat up, so does the sexual tension between Matthews and LaMoia leading them both into unknown emotional territory. A hair-raising chase through Seattle's Underground, a little-known network of hundred-year-old streets that were paved over by the city decades ago, brings the story to its white-knuckle climax.


  • Anonymous

    Well narrated, great characters, edge of your seat story!

  • Daparoye

    This was good. There were so many twists and turns and just when you think you have it figured out ... you're wrong. At first it was hard to keep the people straight in my head but once I got the characters it was smooth sailing. I really liked the main characters Matthews, LaMoya, and Boldt whose lives were very engaging. The ending was a "white-knuckle climax" just as stated. This one will keep you guessing.

  • Donna DeNu-White

    The book definitely kept you guessing and was very interesting with all it's twists and turns. Unfortunately, it comes in two parts and I have been waiting so long for the second half that I am forgetting the story line. Very unhappy with this service. The turn-around for the CD's in not worth the wait.

  • Joni Williamson

    I have liked Ridley Pearson since the first book of his that I read. I love the way he keeps you guessing, and keeps the action moving. I really enjoyed this book.

  • Anonymous

    I could not get into the characters at first but then as I got into the 3rd disc the story line got better and I could identify the characters. I had to listen to some of the discs twice because it was distracting. I can't wait to hear the rest of the discs.

  • Anonymous

    Ridley Pearson is one heck of a story teller. He keeps you on the edge on every page. Great plot and pacing. Crescendo ending is breath taking. Highly recommend.

  • Summer

    This book kept me guessing until the very end. It is suspenseful and gory with a little romance. Just the kind of book I would recommend to everyone.

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