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Charlie Newton

"The best way I can describe the Four Corners neighbor­hood of Chicago is find a length of rebar, scratch a big cross into the concrete, set your feet solid in the quadrant you like best, lean back, and start shooting." Officer Bobby Vargas is hard-edged but idealistic, a Chicago cop who stands at the epicenter of a subterranean plot that will have horrific ramifications for both himself and the entire city. Twenty-five years earlier, a gruesome murder rocked the unforgiving streets of Four Corners. Now, sud­denly, a dying Chicago paper is running a serial exposé on new evidence in that old case, threatening to implicate Bobby and his older brother, Ruben-a decorated, high-ranking detective and cop- prince of the streets. The smear campaign stirs up decades-old bad blood, leading the Vargas brothers down an increasingly twisted and terrifying path, where the sins of the past threaten to destroy what remains of the truth. As readers and critics discovered in his first novel, Calumet City, Charlie Newton's Chicago is a landscape as brutal and poignant as any in modern crime fiction-a multi-faceted, shockingly violent labyrinth of gangland politics, political backstabbing, corporate malfeasance, and, possi­bly, hope. Start Shooting is a riveting read.

"The best way I can describe the Four Corners neighbor­hood of Chicago is find a length of rebar, scratch a big cross into the concrete, set your feet solid in the quadrant you like best, lean back, and start shooting." Officer Bobby Vargas is hard-edged but idealistic, a Chicago cop who stands at the epicenter of a subterranean plot that will have horrific ramifications for both himself and the entire city. Twenty-five years earlier, a gruesome murder rocked the unforgiving streets of Four Corners. Now, sud­denly, a dying Chicago paper is running a serial exposé on new evidence in that old case, threatening to implicate Bobby and his older brother, Ruben-a decorated, high-ranking detective and cop- prince of the streets. The smear campaign stirs up decades-old bad blood, leading the Vargas brothers down an increasingly twisted and terrifying path, where the sins of the past threaten to destroy what remains of the truth. As readers and critics discovered in his first novel, Calumet City, Charlie Newton's Chicago is a landscape as brutal and poignant as any in modern crime fiction-a multi-faceted, shockingly violent labyrinth of gangland politics, political backstabbing, corporate malfeasance, and, possi­bly, hope. Start Shooting is a riveting read.
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"The best way I can describe the Four Corners neighbor­hood of Chicago is find a length of rebar, scratch a big cross into the concrete, set your feet solid in the quadrant you like best, lean back, and start shooting." Officer Bobby Vargas is hard-edged but idealistic, a Chicago cop who stands at the epicenter of a subterranean plot that will have horrific ramifications for both himself and the entire city. Twenty-five years earlier, a gruesome murder rocked the unforgiving streets of Four Corners. Now, sud­denly, a dying Chicago paper is running a serial exposé on new evidence in that old case, threatening to implicate Bobby and his older brother, Ruben-a decorated, high-ranking detective and cop- prince of the streets. The smear campaign stirs up decades-old bad blood, leading the Vargas brothers down an increasingly twisted and terrifying path, where the sins of the past threaten to destroy what remains of the truth. As readers and critics discovered in his first novel, Calumet City, Charlie Newton's Chicago is a landscape as brutal and poignant as any in modern crime fiction-a multi-faceted, shockingly violent labyrinth of gangland politics, political backstabbing, corporate malfeasance, and, possi­bly, hope. Start Shooting is a riveting read.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nancy Linari, Tish Hicks

Length:

13h 51m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:42


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:34


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:43


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:12


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:00


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:03


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:07


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:47


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:10


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:13


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:07


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:59


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:47


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:33


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:26


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:37


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:20


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:01


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:50


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:17


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:11


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:58


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:23


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:50


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:42


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:24


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:23


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:23


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:11


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:49


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:53


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:43


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:04


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:06


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:18


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:13


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:16


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:11


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:47


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:54


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:57


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:00


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:41


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:20


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:07


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:00


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:39


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:08


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:23


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:14


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:58


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:28


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:47


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:00


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:25


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:04


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:03


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:42


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:46


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:05


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:39


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:15


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

08:05


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:37


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:46


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:47


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:26


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:05


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:20


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:48


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:12


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:41


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:13


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:34


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:52


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:53


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:57


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:54


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:20


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:50


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:25


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

00:33