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Crime Beat Miami by AC Fuller
Narrator: Emily Sutton-Smith
Series: Crime Beat #3
Published by Tantor Audio on May 19, 2020
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Length: 2 hours, 31 minutes
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A brilliant reporter, haunted by her husband's death...
A disgraced cop, tangled in a web of lies...
Two unlikely heroes, brought together by one unthinkable crime in...
The Crime Beat, Episode 3: Miami
Arriving in Little Havana in Miami, Cole creates a list of potential victims while Warren tracks down an old confidential informant. Desperate to reach a reclusive financier, Cole then makes an unusual friend, who leads her on a wild-goose chase through Miami.
All the while, news is breaking around the world that implicates Cole and Warren in the killings, and a mysterious pair has followed them to Miami.
Somehow, I thought with the title, The Crime Beat, I would be getting a true crime story. The genre is mystery / thriller and it is fiction. The main characters are an unlikely duo. Jane is a crime beat reporter who is a widow. Rob is a former marine, cop, separated from his wife, and now tracking a serial killer conspiracy.
Jane and Rob meet near the first crime in the series, set in New York. They work together to find the first killer, but it is not the only killer. Rob has information which makes them think there will be 9 assassinations. Next, they find information with nine locations. I am seeing you will want to read the series in order and the entire series may be more like one really long book broken into episodes.
Jane and Rob get followed by someone in DC and they need to get under the radar so they head to the next location, Miami. They take public transportation and pay with cash.
Knowing they need to work fast, they split up their research. Jane looks for high profile, wealthy candidates who might be the target. Rob tracks down someone who might be able to give him the word on the street. They do a great job but things don’t go as planned. Now what do they do?
Each episode is relatively short, and they continue to gather more information, suspense and action. I keep wondering who they can trust because the list seems very short. Politics, cops, and news media all seem to have corruption.
This narrator is one I’ve enjoyed in a similar genre. Her male and female voices were comfortably appropriate. I enjoyed listening at my usual 1.5x speed.
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Sounds very interesting here….too bad it wasn’t a crime novel like the title portrays it to be. But I always love a good thriller.
It still continues to be good and better for me as I am more familiar with the world and characters.
i love crime stories and i agree, the title does seem like true crime. glad it was a good one
I suppose the BEAT should have clued me in but I have read true crime stories as reported by a journalist (and some by law enforcement) . Either way, I will leave that assumption behind now and just enjoy the books on their own. I’m not sure how realistic things are. That’s always something I end up considering.
Sounds like the series is getting better and better.
yes I think with these episodes I am having trouble rating it higher until later because the development is still happening.
This sounds interesting. It sounds like this is one that would really work best if you can read all of the installments in a row. I am not a big fan of serial novels since it seems like a lot of momentum is lost between each installment.
I agree. This one is 3 episodes in late April-May, 3 episodes in July and the last 3 in September. That’s not so bad but I’d rather buy it as all one book rather than pay for 9 or 3 books.