The Identity Man: A Novel (Unabridged)
by Andrew Klavan
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John Shannon is on the run, facing life in prison or death by lethal injection. Then, a bizarre text message draws him to a meeting in the dark of night. A foreigner who calls himself the Identity Man offers Shannon an incredible chance to start again: a new face, a new home, a new beginning. Soon Shannon is living a life he never dreamed possible. In a ruined city that is trying to rebuild, he finds work as a carpenter and a wood carver. He falls in love. But just as Shannon is within sight of redemption, all hell breaks loose. It turns out the city is crawling with corruption. There are crooked politicians, gangsters, dirty cops everywhere - and all of them seem to want Shannon dead. Moving through the darkness in the burnt-out shambles of a dirty town, he's got to ferret out the secret of his new life.
plots don't get much better than this
Fast-paced and fun. Will the dude live long enough to exonerate himself? It's a race against, well, everyone! Good times.
Klavan's known for his fast paced novels and Identity Man is no exception. This is one of his best. I also appreciate Klavan's moral and political values in the books he writes. Klavan reads his own book and does a great job with the narration. I usually listen to audiobooks only while driving, but this one I had to plug into the computer in the office to finish.
I hate it when I get a few chapters into a book, and then realize the author has a political agenda. The next time I think about buying a "bargain basement" audiobook, I will check the author's website first.