The Bookseller by Mark Pryor audiobook

The Bookseller: The First Hugo Marston Novel

By Mark Pryor
Read by Michael Prichard

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The Hugo Marston Series: Book 1

10.09 Hours Unabridged
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Max—an elderly Paris bookstall owner—is abducted at gunpoint. His friend Hugo Marston, head of security at the U.S. embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Marston launches a search, enlisting the help of semiretired CIA agent Tom Green. Their investigation reveals that Max was a Holocaust survivor and later became a Nazi hunter. Is his disappearance somehow tied to his grim history, or even to the mysterious old books he sold? On the streets of Paris, tensions are rising as rival drug gangs engage in violent turf wars. Before long, other booksellers start to disappear, their bodies found floating in the Seine. Though the police are not interested in his opinion, Marston is convinced the hostilities have something to do with the murders of these bouquinistes. Then he himself becomes a target of the unknown assassins. With Tom by his side, Marston finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together, connecting the past with the present and leading the two men, quite literally, to the enemy's lair. Just as the killer intended.

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Summary

Summary

Max—an elderly Paris bookstall owner—is abducted at gunpoint. His friend Hugo Marston, head of security at the U.S. embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Marston launches a search, enlisting the help of semiretired CIA agent Tom Green. Their investigation reveals that Max was a Holocaust survivor and later became a Nazi hunter. Is his disappearance somehow tied to his grim history, or even to the mysterious old books he sold?

On the streets of Paris, tensions are rising as rival drug gangs engage in violent turf wars. Before long, other booksellers start to disappear, their bodies found floating in the Seine. Though the police are not interested in his opinion, Marston is convinced the hostilities have something to do with the murders of these bouquinistes.

Then he himself becomes a target of the unknown assassins.

With Tom by his side, Marston finally puts the pieces of the puzzle together, connecting the past with the present and leading the two men, quite literally, to the enemy's lair.

Just as the killer intended.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Pryor’s steady and engrossing debut combines Sherlockian puzzle solving with Eric Ambler-like spy intrigue. With a cast of characters you want to know better and a storyline cloaked in World War II betrayals…the author winningly blends contemporary crime with historical topics.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Michael Pritchard’s performance shines in this Sherlockian puzzle of drug deals, rare books, romance, and Nazi hunters.” AudioFile
Pryor introduces Hugo Marston, once FBI, now head of security at the Paris U.S. embassy, and his friend Tom Green, a brash former CIA agent. They are caught in a fascinating adventure with enough intrigue to satisfy every reader. Kudos for a fantastic debut!

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Pryor

Author Bio: Mark Pryor

Mark Pryor, a former newspaper reporter from England, is now an assistant district attorney with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office in Austin, Texas. The creator of the nationally recognized true-crime blog D.A. Confidential, he has appeared on CBS News’s 48 Hours and the Discovery Channel’s Discovery ID: Cold Blood. In addition to the Hugo Marston series, Mark is the author of As She Lay Sleeping and Hollow Man.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English