Kill the Messenger, by Tami Hoag & Erik Davies (Narrator)
Jace is a likable 19-year-old orphan who is trying to provide for his 10-year-old brother Tyler. Both are hiding from the social services workers who want to split them up and send Tyler to a foster home. The boys are befriended by Madam Chen, the matriarch of a large family who owns a fish market in Chinatown.
Tami Hoag has created a suspenseful, gripping tale of life literally on the streets of L.A. The story is peopled by diverse and intriguing characters. There's Tyler with a 168 IQ and the ability to speak fluent Chinese, Kev Parker, the detective who leads the murder investigation, and Abby, the daughter of the murdered lawyer. Erik Davies skillfully narrates the book, creating tension and suspense in his reading of the crisp, sharp dialogue.
The story never has a dull moment, and I can
recommend it, knowing that you will enjoy the main story line
as well as the subplots that will pique your interest and
keep you guessing throughout. It will be hard to see a bike
deliveryman on the roadway and not be reminded of Jace's ordeal
as the hapless messenger.