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Shaker - A Novel

Scott Frank

Meet Roy Cooper, stoic, unassuming "errand runner" for various New York criminals. Roy arrives in Los Angeles to shoot a man named Martin Shine a week after a powerful earthquake has knocked out cell service, buckled the freeways, and thrown L.A. into chaos. Roy doesn't know who Shine is or why he has to die, but he does his job and does it well. Except for one thing: after the hit, Roy can't find where he parked his car. Wandering the streets of North Hollywood, he stumbles upon a jogger getting mugged and beaten by four young gangbangers. Despite his attempt to simply put his head down and walk away, Roy winds up in the middle of another killing. Things get more complicated when the murdered jogger turns out to be a controversial mayoral candidate. Roy himself is shot twice, hospitalized in critical condition, and mistaken for a hero when a local resident leaks a video that goes viral. Now meet the rest of the cast of characters, including Kelly Maguire, a disgraced LAPD detective with an anger management problem and strange feelings about L.A.'s newest hero; Science, the teenage gangbanger/shooter, who needs to keep Roy quiet about what he's seen; Mayor Miguel Santiago, who finds himself facing accusations that he's just had his opponent whacked; Albert Budin, Roy's onetime mentor and one of the scariest, creepiest characters in recent crime fiction; and myriad criminals, politicians, and cops who all need Roy to disappear-preferably forever. Finally, meet Scott Frank, who has created not just one of the most entertaining novels of the year but also one of the most surprising. This first novel is fun and funny as well as moving and textured, nuanced and powerful. Shaker is the debut work of fiction by a major new storyteller. From the Hardcover edition.

Meet Roy Cooper, stoic, unassuming "errand runner" for various New York criminals. Roy arrives in Los Angeles to shoot a man named Martin Shine a week after a powerful earthquake has knocked out cell service, buckled the freeways, and thrown L.A. into chaos. Roy doesn't know who Shine is or why he has to die, but he does his job and does it well. Except for one thing: after the hit, Roy can't find where he parked his car. Wandering the streets of North Hollywood, he stumbles upon a jogger getting mugged and beaten by four young gangbangers. Despite his attempt to simply put his head down and walk away, Roy winds up in the middle of another killing. Things get more complicated when the murdered jogger turns out to be a controversial mayoral candidate. Roy himself is shot twice, hospitalized in critical condition, and mistaken for a hero when a local resident leaks a video that goes viral. Now meet the rest of the cast of characters, including Kelly Maguire, a disgraced LAPD detective with an anger management problem and strange feelings about L.A.'s newest hero; Science, the teenage gangbanger/shooter, who needs to keep Roy quiet about what he's seen; Mayor Miguel Santiago, who finds himself facing accusations that he's just had his opponent whacked; Albert Budin, Roy's onetime mentor and one of the scariest, creepiest characters in recent crime fiction; and myriad criminals, politicians, and cops who all need Roy to disappear-preferably forever. Finally, meet Scott Frank, who has created not just one of the most entertaining novels of the year but also one of the most surprising. This first novel is fun and funny as well as moving and textured, nuanced and powerful. Shaker is the debut work of fiction by a major new storyteller. From the Hardcover edition.
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Meet Roy Cooper, stoic, unassuming "errand runner" for various New York criminals. Roy arrives in Los Angeles to shoot a man named Martin Shine a week after a powerful earthquake has knocked out cell service, buckled the freeways, and thrown L.A. into chaos. Roy doesn't know who Shine is or why he has to die, but he does his job and does it well. Except for one thing: after the hit, Roy can't find where he parked his car. Wandering the streets of North Hollywood, he stumbles upon a jogger getting mugged and beaten by four young gangbangers. Despite his attempt to simply put his head down and walk away, Roy winds up in the middle of another killing. Things get more complicated when the murdered jogger turns out to be a controversial mayoral candidate. Roy himself is shot twice, hospitalized in critical condition, and mistaken for a hero when a local resident leaks a video that goes viral. Now meet the rest of the cast of characters, including Kelly Maguire, a disgraced LAPD detective with an anger management problem and strange feelings about L.A.'s newest hero; Science, the teenage gangbanger/shooter, who needs to keep Roy quiet about what he's seen; Mayor Miguel Santiago, who finds himself facing accusations that he's just had his opponent whacked; Albert Budin, Roy's onetime mentor and one of the scariest, creepiest characters in recent crime fiction; and myriad criminals, politicians, and cops who all need Roy to disappear-preferably forever. Finally, meet Scott Frank, who has created not just one of the most entertaining novels of the year but also one of the most surprising. This first novel is fun and funny as well as moving and textured, nuanced and powerful. Shaker is the debut work of fiction by a major new storyteller. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dion Graham

Length:

10h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:20

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:40


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:43


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:32


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:57


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:21


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:53


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:19


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:34


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

09:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:59


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:18


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:25


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:52


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:33


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:12


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:52


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:44


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:52


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:04


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:18


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:50


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:09


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:58


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:55


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:35


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:56


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:28


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:15


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:43


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:31


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:49


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:13


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:23


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:21


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:59


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:36


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:58


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:58


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:45


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:35


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:53


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:00


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:59


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:34


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:07


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:08


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

00:28