- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 6 hours and 55 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Jim Cliff
- Audible.com Release Date: September 18, 2014
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NPAELWU
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
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The Shoulders of Giants: Jake Abraham, Book 1 Audiobook – Unabridged
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Abraham, a neophyte P.I. (Two weeks) has his first case; a disgraced former police captain whose daughter has disappeared. Jake is his last hope since no one else will take his case. An allegedly corrupt cop there's no help from the pd.
What starts off as a search for the missing daughter turns into a search for a serial killer.
This is a fast and easy read. Jake is a truly engaging character with just the right amounts of nerd, geek and intelligence to make you care. There's the right amount of humor, intrigue, suspense and interesting characters to make this a one sitting read.
I look forward to more from this author
Everything about it was – as the star ranking indicates – okay. The plot was interesting if only a twist on a well-used one. Jake, the main character, was likeable and the others around him were acceptable. The action scenes were easy to follow and never entered the outlandish territory some writers visit.
Cliff however did use the old canard of the killer revealing all to Jake while trying to kill him instead of just blowing him away in the first place.
I’ll read more in this series if the books come my way, but I won’t go hunting for them.
A new private investigator takes on his first case. Little does he know, the twists and turns of this easy missing girl case could be deadly.
The story as written is very good. It leads the reader into the story nicely, makes you think they know where it is going, then takes enough twists and turns to keep you reading. A somewhat predictable chain of events brought me, the reader to the somewhat predictable conclusions. By the end of the book, I was still guessing what would happen next.
As a first novel, Jim Cliff did a great job on this story. It is an entertaining read for the mystery lover. If you like private eye stories, this might be the one for you.
I can easily recommend this to mystery and thriller readers. I think it is a book they will enjoy. I would very much like to read the next mystery by this author.
Chasing leads; interviewing friends of the missing girl – the sudden shock two days later when her body was found left Jake wondering if he should continue. The need to find the killer was great – he had a friend in the police department; surely Jake could work with them? But it seemed a serial killer was on the loose as more bodies turned up – all with one identifying feature…
As Jake dug deeper he found himself tangled up with underground crime, corruption and secrets. Would he break through the barrier? Or would he push his luck too far – his first case also being his last?
The Shoulder of Giants by Jim Cliff was a reasonably slow paced thriller until around two thirds of the way through – then the pace picked up, making the ending tense and gripping. I enjoyed the story of the fresh young PI making his way in a world of crime and murder – it would be a good series if the author continued with it. Recommended.
Anyway, on to the story. I really enjoyed this. Well written in the style of an old-fashioned police procedural. Little touches of humor. Nice pace with gradual build up to climax. Really enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next one.
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