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Central Park West

Unabridged   10.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 05/30/2023

Central Park West

A Crime Novel

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696611756


This gripping crime fiction debut from former FBI director James Comey takes listeners deep inside the world of lawyers and investigators working to solve a murder while navigating the treacherous currents of modern politics and the mob.

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Product Description

In the thrilling first crime novel from former FBI director James Comey, a murder investigation reveals deadly connections between high-ranking politicians and the mafia

When a years-long case against a powerful mobster finally cracks and an unimpeachable witness takes the stand, federal prosecutor Nora Carleton is looking forward to putting the defendant away for good. The mobster, though, has other plans. As the witness's testimony concludes, a note is passed to the prosecution offering up information into the assassination of a disgraced former New York governor, murdered in his penthouse apartment just days before. It's enough to blow the case wide open, and to send Nora into a high-stakes investigation of conspiracy, corruption, and danger.

Drawing from the author's decades in federal law enforcement, including his years in Manhattan as a mob prosecutor and later the chief federal prosecutor, Central Park West is a fast-paced legal thriller with an intriguing plot enriched by real-life details and experiences. That unique perspective gives the novel much of its allure, but it's the unforgettable characters, shocking twists, and courtroom scenes as authentic as they are dramatic that will leave listeners looking forward to more from this bold new talent in the genre.


"A nonstop thrill-ride! Central Park West is a masterful blend of legal thriller, police procedural and psychological drama. And it's populated with some of the best heroes and most evil villains to come along in years. Bravo!" —Jeffery Deaver, the Lincoln Rhyme series

"A kaleidoscopic crime novel … solid and convincing, and its secret sauce is the lived-in details that can only come from someone familiar with those five steps leading up from Centre Street." ―Publishers Weekly

"James Comey's intimate knowledge of law enforcement makes Central Park West a winning legal thriller, but the book is so much more than an insider's account. Memorable characters, a gripping plot, and breathless pacing combine for a truly outstanding debut―one that announces a bold new talent in the mystery genre." ―Harlan Coben, author of I Will Find You

Author Bio

Since graduating from the College of William and Mary in 1982 and the University of Chicago Law School in 1985, James Comey has been a prosecutor, defense lawyer, general counsel, teacher, writer, and leader. He most recently served in the US government as the director of the FBI.