Golden State: A Novel
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: February 2014
Duration: 9 hours 23 minutes
Dr. Julie Walker wakes on a summer morning in San Franciscoto find a city in chaos. Today Californians are voting on a controversialballot initiative that will change history. With the future of the state andthe nation uncertain, the streets have erupted into violence.
Injured, Julie must make her way across the city by foot tothe Veterans Administration Hospital, where her sister, recently returned fromAfghanistan, is in labor. At the hospital a brutal scene is unfolding as aman who shares an intimate past with Julie begins to take his revenge.Throughout the ordeal Julie's estranged husband, desperate for reconciliation,sends out coded messages from the radio station where he is the well-knownVoice of Midnight.
Five years in the making, Golden State is both a political thriller and a meditation onmarriage, love, and loyalty. Like TheYear of Fog, it is a page-turner with a philosophical bent.