Once a Crooked Man: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: David McCallum

Narrated By: David McCallum

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: January 2016

Duration: 11 hours 55 minutes

Summary:

A deliciously quirky crime novel from David McCallum, the beloved actor know for his portrayal of Illya Kuryakin on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard on NCIS.

Crime pays. And pays well.

Sal, Max and Enzo Bruschetti have proved this over a lifetime of nefarious activity that they have kept hidden from law enforcement. Nowhere in any file, on any computer is there a record of anything illegal from which they have profited. But Max has a problem. His body is getting old and his doctor has told him to take it easy. Max has decided that the time has come for the family to retire.

But when young actor Harry Murphy overhears the Bruschetti brothers planning changes to their organization, including the murder of a man in London who knows t0o much, the Bruschetti's plans begin to unravel.

After Harry makes the well-intentioned if egregious mistake of trying to warn the Bruchetti's intended victim he finds himself alone in a foreign country, on the wrong side of the law, with a suitcase full of cash and a dangerous man on his trail. And while his good looks, charm and cheerful persistence may prove assets in the turbulent events that follow, none of Harry's past roles have prepared him for what happens next.

A turns tense and funny, Once a Crooked Man is infused with the infectious charm that has made David McCallum one of television's longest running, most-beloved stars.

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  • Alice McGowan

    Loved the book & the characters. Lots of action and surprises! Best of all was David McCallum narrating!! I could listen to him all day! I have been a big fan of his work for many, many years!!

  • Mary Anne Newby

    Of course I picked the book because I have always been a fan of Dsvid I was hoping for an interest read but was pleasingly surprised at how it captured me. More twist and turns than a country road. I guess all his years in films prepared him to navigate plot changes and yet keep making since. Of course listening to him read the story was a definite bonus! Now I eagerly await the next of his literary endeavors