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Author: Buck Schirner,Patrick Lynch
ISBN: 1567408753
Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Abridged edition (January 3, 2000)
Language: English
Category: Thrillers & Suspense
Size ePUB: 1979 kb
Size Fb2: 1556 kb
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Rating: 4.6
Votes: 123
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Subcategory: Mystery

e-Book Figure of Eight (Nova Audio Books) epub download

by Buck Schirner,Patrick Lynch



Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Written by Patrick Lynch. Narrated by Buck Schirner.

Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Former Olympic skating star Ellen Cusack is pondering a new beginning for her career when she starts receiving hate mail from someone calling himself the Ice Man. Soon after, the phone begins ringing in the middle of the night - at first the caller hangs up when Ellen answers, but then he begins to talk to her. The stranger promises Ellen that he will change her life.

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There are enough plot twists to keep one listening, and Schirner does well with some characters. However, the narrative parts are read in a monotone, making Golding's inner thoughts unexciting and his feelings for Ellen unconvincing. Ellen herself remains out of focus, with a barely detectable Russian accent and conflicted feelings.

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Written by Patrick Lynch, Audiobook narrated by Buck Schirner. When gardeners dig up the body of an unidentifiable young woman in Ellen's garden, panic sets in.

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Former Olympic skating star Ellen Cusack is pondering a new beginning for her career when she starts receiving hate mail from someone calling himself the Ice Man. Soon after, the phone begins ringing in the middle of the night -- at first the caller hangs up when Ellen answers, but then he begins to talk to her. The stranger promises Ellen that he will change her life. When gardeners dig up the body of an unidentifiable young woman in Ellen's garden, panic sets in. And then a videotape arrives in the mail, a tape of a little girl in a blue dress who looks exactly like Ellen. At her agent's insistence, she hires Peter Golding, a private investigator with a penchant for getting a little too involved with his clients. Who is after her, and why?
I love Mercedes
Figure of Eight is a taut, atmospheric thriller that delivers on a few different levels than the average book from this genre and shows why Patrick Lynch is an underappreciated writer.

Unlike most of the formulaic novels in this genre, this novel does not feature steel-eyed, square-jawed heroes and there vulnerable but strong heroines who fall for them almost instantaneously. The lead character, Pete Golding is a flawed and vulnerable person with some issues from his past.

At the start of this novel, Pete is employed by a security firm as a bodyguard to Ellen Cusack, a former world champion figure skater who is attempting a comeback and has received several threating letters from a stalker. What seems like a simple assignment turns out to be much more complicated as both protagonists have secrets from their past that they do not divulge initially.

What seperates this novel from the rest of the genre is the manner in which Patrick Lynch develops his flawed characters and displays their humanity. They achive what they are striving for but only by overcoming the obstacles of their own making. That and Lynch's ability to seamlessly incorporate informantion about the skating world and the price a person has to pay for celebrity into the novel without beating the reader over the head with it demonstrates why he is a cut above the average novelist.

For anyone looking for his earliest work-Check out Amazon.UK as his first two novels were never published in the United States.
Aradwyn
The reason that I picked up "Figure of Eight" is that I loved Patrick Lynch's medical thrillers, "Omega" and "Carriers". I have no idea why he abandoned the medical thriller genre at which he excelled. This book is inferior to those earlier works. "Figure of Eight" is about Ellen (formerly Yelena) Cusack, a Russian emigre turned champion figure skater. Although she has somewhat fallen out of the limelight since her glory days, she is trying for a comeback after her recent divorce. Unfortunately, she is getting threatening mail from a stalker and she is very frightened. Pete Golding, a security expert who is known for his hotheaded "shoot first and ask questions later" style, is called in by Ellen's agent to investigate the threat. The book deals not only with the threat, but with an unidenified body found on Ellen's property. The book has an intriguing plot, but the characters do not come to life. Ellen is a remote "ice princess". Pete is a loose cannon who has obvious emotional problems. The stalker is the usual crazy whom you find in these types of thrillers. What does work is the gradual unraveling of the truth about Ellen's past. There are some surprising elements here that are unpredictable. What lifts the book up still more is the truly surpising ending. Usually, thrillers end with melodramatic fireworks, or with a thud. This book has a truly creepy, spine-tingling ending that left me slightly breathless. It is a good touch by Lynch. He does have an important message to convey. The price of being in the public eye is often very high indeed, given the number of emotionally disturbed people who live vicariously through the rich and famous people whom they "admire to death".
Rude
The stars all want private investigator Pete Golding to provide them with protection ever since he killed a stalker about to slash his client, a rising starlet. Pete's boss is not as confident as the Hollywood crowd is about his out-of-control media star. Lenny Mayot hires the firm to guard his client, former Olympic skating superstar Ellen Cusak, from a dangerous but clever stalker The Ice Man, who seems to intimately know Cusak. Lenny demands Pete, who gets the assignment.

Pete has always been a fan of Ellen's, but was not prepared for his attraction to her. Meanwhile, the Ice Man sends a video to Ellen and the media that stars a child who looks almost identical to the ice skater. Everyone quickly believes the worst, namely that the frigid Ellen abandoned her child. This costs Ellen her budding Hollywood career and some ice-skating jobs. Though Ellen fires Pete, he continues to protect her by seeking to put an end to her stalker.

FIGURE OF EIGHT is a by the book LA noir novel that has been done so many times, no one would claim owning the T-shirt. However, in the capable hands of Patrick Lynch, the story line keeps the reader's attention from start to finish. Pete is a near lunatic, who, if he was not a former cop security guru, would have been an obsessive stalker. Ellen is fabulous prima donna and her agent would out sleaze Nixon. The secondary characters make Southern California shine in it smoggiest of days. Though not anything unique or fresh, FIGURE OF EIGHT is a gold medal tale.

Harriet Klausner
huckman
I've read all of Patrick Lynch's books and was pleased to see another one out. However I didn't really enjoy this book as much as some of his others.
Why not? I'm reading parts thinking "WHAT is going on here" (only to have those questions answered 3/4 of the way thru the book). Hate that, not having a clue what's going on.
Also didn't find Ellen/Yelena particularly sympathetic or even very interesting. That makes it very hard to even care what happens to her. The "hero" Pete Golding is a bit more detailed and alot more interesting. He saved the book from 1 star as far as I was concerned.
Some of the other reviewers commented on the skating information not being correct. There was so little in this book about skating that she could have been a rock star or actress or anything in the entertainment field for that matter. So for the average reader, I don't think that is a real problem.
An OK thriller, not great, not horrible.