David Swinson – Trigger


In the latest novel from David Swinson, “one of the best dialogue hounds in the business” (New York Times Book Review), Frank Marr, a good cop with a bad habit, must choose between justice and loyalty to an old friend.

Frank Marr was a good cop, until his burgeoning addictions to alcohol and cocaine forced him into retirement from the DC Metro police. Now, he’s barely eking out a living as a private investigator for a defense attorney – also Frank’s ex-girlfriend.

Ostracized by his family after a botched case that led to the death of his baby cousin, Jeffrey, Frank was on a collision course with rock bottom. Now clean and clinging hard to sobriety, Frank passes the time – and tests himself – by robbing the houses of local dealers, taking their cash and flushing their drugs down the toilet. When an old friend from his police days needs Frank’s help to prove he didn’t shoot an unarmed civilian, Frank is drawn back into the world of dirty cops and suspicious drug busts, running in the same circles that enabled his addiction those years ago.

Never one to play by the rules, Frank recruits a young man he nearly executed years before. Together – a good man trying not to go bad and a bad man trying to do good – detective and criminal charge headfirst into the DC drug wars. Neither may make it out.

Author: David Swinson
Narrator: Christopher Ryan Grant
Duration: 8 hours 26 minutes
Released: 19 Dec 2002
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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Former cop Frank Marr is back, and better than ever!

Addiction cost him everything: his job, the love of his life, and his self-respect. Now haunted by his mistakes, he is furiously clinging to the straight and narrow and trying to get his life back. But he soon learns that his fatal flaw his lack of judgement may not have been induced by the addictions that he is struggling to control.

When his friend and former partner is involved in a shooting, Frank may have what it takes to exonerate him; but he is forced to revisit the places that sent him spiraling in the first place.

Fast-paced, emotionally-driven, David Swinson again takes us on a journey into D.Cs vast underworld. But will Frank escape it alive? For fans of Barry Eislers Livia Lone, this stunning series flawlessly shows us a broken mans propulsion into potential salvation.