The Zero Night : A Jonathan Stride Novel

Brian Freeman

Joe Barrett (Narrator)

11-01-22

10hrs 23min

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11-01-22

10hrs 23min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Mystery & Detective

Description

“This guy can tell a story.” Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
A Barnes & Noble bestseller in Ebooks
A St. Paul Pioneer Press Selection for Fall Reading
An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense
A Publishers Weekly Pick of Mystery Thrillers for Fall
A Barnes & Noble Pick of Favorite Indie Books
A BookReporter Pick of Upcoming Books
See All +

“Freeman’s Bourne novels might get more publicity, but his Stride novels are where his skills as a storyteller are really showcased. First-rate.” — Booklist

A woman has been kidnapped.
Now Jonathan Stride must decide if her husband wants her back … dead or alive.

After nearly dying of a gunshot wound, Jonathan Stride has been on leave from the Duluth Police for more than a year. When his partner, Maggie Bei, gets called about a suspicious abduction involving a local lawyer, she tells Stride it’s time for him to come back.

Attorney Gavin Webster says he paid $100,000 in ransom money to the men who kidnapped his wife. Now they’ve disappeared with the cash, and she’s still missing. Gavin claims to be desperate to find her—but Stride discovers that the lawyer had plenty of motive to be the mastermind behind the crime.

Even as Stride digs for the truth about Gavin Webster and his wife, he must also deal with a crisis in his own marriage.

His wife, Serena, is struggling after the death of her mother, the abusive woman she hadn’t seen in twenty-five years. When she loses control at a crime scene and draws her gun on a fellow cop, Serena finds herself kicked off the Webster case. Alone at her desk, she begins hunting through old police files and starts to ask questions about a mother’s death that was written off as suicide. That death haunts Serena like an echo of her own childhood—but her obsession with it takes a terrible toll.

As Serena shuts him out of her despair, and his own investigation grows increasingly tangled, Stride wonders whether going back to his detective work was the right decision. But all he can do is keep moving forward. Because Stride fears the Webster kidnapping may be only one part of a horrific murder conspiracy.

And it’s not over yet.

Praise

“This guy can tell a story.” Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Brian Freeman is a first-rate storyteller.” Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Thriller Award winner Freeman’s strong 11th Jonathan Stride novel…Freeman makes the inner lives of the Strides accessible even for newcomers, and perfectly balances plot twists and character development. Those who like their crime thrillers infused with humanity will be rewarded.” Publishers Weekly

“The eleventh Jonathan Stride thriller races like a speeding bullet…This complex story has a lot of moving parts, but Freeman…has a sure and steady hand. Freeman’s…Stride novels are where his skills as a storyteller are really showcased. First-rate.” Booklist

“Brian Freeman writes the best kind of psychological procedurals. His characters struggle with the moral consequences of the crimes they investigate, and his plots are as twisty and fast-moving as Lake Superior’s undertow.” Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Brian Freeman is masterful in setting up the pace and suspense.” Bookreporter

“Absolutely addictive!…The backstory and character development were so good that I had no problem diving into the book as if it was the first in the series…Mr. Freeman’s crisp writing, the tight plot with ample twists and escalating tension made The Zero Night impossible to put down!” Book Junkie Reviews

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Language English
Release Day Oct 31, 2022
Release Date November 1, 2022
Number in Series 11
Series Display String The Jonathan Stride Series
Release Date Machine 1667260800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories None Discounted Titles, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Literature & Fiction, Police Procedurals, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense, Hard-Boiled, Crime Thrillers
Author Bio
Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of psychological thrillers, including the Jonathan Stride series and many popular standalones. His books have been sold in forty-six countries and translated into twenty-three languages. His thriller Spilled Blood was named Best Hardcover Novel in the International Thriller Writers Awards, and his novel The Deep, Deep Snow was a finalist for the Edgar Award. Brian is widely acclaimed for his vivid “you are there” settings and for his complex, engaging characters and twist-filled plots. He lives in Florida with his wife, Marcia. For more information, visit BFreemanBooks.com.

Narrator Bio
Joe Barrett

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.

Overview

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
A Barnes & Noble bestseller in Ebooks
A St. Paul Pioneer Press Selection for Fall Reading
An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick in Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense
A Publishers Weekly Pick of Mystery Thrillers for Fall
A Barnes & Noble Pick of Favorite Indie Books
A BookReporter Pick of Upcoming Books
See All +

“Freeman’s Bourne novels might get more publicity, but his Stride novels are where his skills as a storyteller are really showcased. First-rate.” — Booklist

A woman has been kidnapped.
Now Jonathan Stride must decide if her husband wants her back … dead or alive.

After nearly dying of a gunshot wound, Jonathan Stride has been on leave from the Duluth Police for more than a year. When his partner, Maggie Bei, gets called about a suspicious abduction involving a local lawyer, she tells Stride it’s time for him to come back.

Attorney Gavin Webster says he paid $100,000 in ransom money to the men who kidnapped his wife. Now they’ve disappeared with the cash, and she’s still missing. Gavin claims to be desperate to find her—but Stride discovers that the lawyer had plenty of motive to be the mastermind behind the crime.

Even as Stride digs for the truth about Gavin Webster and his wife, he must also deal with a crisis in his own marriage.

His wife, Serena, is struggling after the death of her mother, the abusive woman she hadn’t seen in twenty-five years. When she loses control at a crime scene and draws her gun on a fellow cop, Serena finds herself kicked off the Webster case. Alone at her desk, she begins hunting through old police files and starts to ask questions about a mother’s death that was written off as suicide. That death haunts Serena like an echo of her own childhood—but her obsession with it takes a terrible toll.

As Serena shuts him out of her despair, and his own investigation grows increasingly tangled, Stride wonders whether going back to his detective work was the right decision. But all he can do is keep moving forward. Because Stride fears the Webster kidnapping may be only one part of a horrific murder conspiracy.

And it’s not over yet.