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Every Dead Thing

John Connolly

Have faith. I will find you. Former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker is on the verge of madness. Tortured by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter, he is a man consumed by guilt, regret, and the desire for revenge. When his former partner asks him to track down a missing girl, Parker finds himself drawn into a world beyond his imagining -- one where thirty year old killings remain shrouded in fear and lies, a world where the ghosts of the dead torment the living, a world haunted by the murderer responsible for the deaths in his family, a serial killer unlike any other, a monster who uses the human body to create works of art and takes faces as his prize. But the search awakens buried instincts in Parker: instincts for survival, for compassion, for love, and, ultimately, for killing. Aided by a beautiful young psychologist and a pair of career criminals, he becomes the bait in a trap set in the humid bayous of Louisiana, a trap that threatens the lives of everyone in its reach. Driven by visions of the dead and the voice of an old black psychic who met a terrible end, Parker must seek a final, brutal confrontation with a murderer who has moved beyond all notions of humanity, who has set out to create a hell on earth: the serial killer known only as the Travelling Man. In the tradition of classic American detective fiction, Every Dead Thing is a tense, richly-plotted thriller, filled with memorable characters and gripping action. It is also a profoundly moving novel, concerned with the nature of loyalty, of love, and of forgiveness. Lyrical and terrifying, it is an ambitious debut, triumphantly realized.

Have faith. I will find you. Former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker is on the verge of madness. Tortured by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter, he is a man consumed by guilt, regret, and the desire for revenge. When his former partner asks him to track down a missing girl, Parker finds himself drawn into a world beyond his imagining -- one where thirty year old killings remain shrouded in fear and lies, a world where the ghosts of the dead torment the living, a world haunted by the murderer responsible for the deaths in his family, a serial killer unlike any other, a monster who uses the human body to create works of art and takes faces as his prize. But the search awakens buried instincts in Parker: instincts for survival, for compassion, for love, and, ultimately, for killing. Aided by a beautiful young psychologist and a pair of career criminals, he becomes the bait in a trap set in the humid bayous of Louisiana, a trap that threatens the lives of everyone in its reach. Driven by visions of the dead and the voice of an old black psychic who met a terrible end, Parker must seek a final, brutal confrontation with a murderer who has moved beyond all notions of humanity, who has set out to create a hell on earth: the serial killer known only as the Travelling Man. In the tradition of classic American detective fiction, Every Dead Thing is a tense, richly-plotted thriller, filled with memorable characters and gripping action. It is also a profoundly moving novel, concerned with the nature of loyalty, of love, and of forgiveness. Lyrical and terrifying, it is an ambitious debut, triumphantly realized.
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Have faith. I will find you. Former NYPD detective Charlie "Bird" Parker is on the verge of madness. Tortured by the unsolved slayings of his wife and young daughter, he is a man consumed by guilt, regret, and the desire for revenge. When his former partner asks him to track down a missing girl, Parker finds himself drawn into a world beyond his imagining -- one where thirty year old killings remain shrouded in fear and lies, a world where the ghosts of the dead torment the living, a world haunted by the murderer responsible for the deaths in his family, a serial killer unlike any other, a monster who uses the human body to create works of art and takes faces as his prize. But the search awakens buried instincts in Parker: instincts for survival, for compassion, for love, and, ultimately, for killing. Aided by a beautiful young psychologist and a pair of career criminals, he becomes the bait in a trap set in the humid bayous of Louisiana, a trap that threatens the lives of everyone in its reach. Driven by visions of the dead and the voice of an old black psychic who met a terrible end, Parker must seek a final, brutal confrontation with a murderer who has moved beyond all notions of humanity, who has set out to create a hell on earth: the serial killer known only as the Travelling Man. In the tradition of classic American detective fiction, Every Dead Thing is a tense, richly-plotted thriller, filled with memorable characters and gripping action. It is also a profoundly moving novel, concerned with the nature of loyalty, of love, and of forgiveness. Lyrical and terrifying, it is an ambitious debut, triumphantly realized.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeff Harding

Length:

15h 47m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:22


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:38


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:55


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

20:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

23:59


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

27:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

19:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

25:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

27:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

20:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

20:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

16:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

24:35


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

22:16


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

22:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

14:16


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

19:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

24:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

00:15