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Proving Ground

(2017)
(The first book in the Lourdes Robles series)
A novel by

 
 
From New York Times best-selling author and Edgar Award winner Peter Blauner comes a gritty new audiobook.

"Ari Fliakos enhances an exciting story with his expert narration. He gives everyone a unique identity, differentiating them through varying tones, voices, and accents." (AudioFile magazine)

Nathaniel Dresden never really got along with his father, an infamous civil rights lawyer who defended criminals and spearheaded protest movements. As an act of rebellion, Natty joined the US Army and served in Iraq, coming back with a chest full of commendations and a head full of disturbing memories.

But when his father is found murdered near the peaceful confines of Brooklyn's Prospect Park, Natty is forced to deal with the troubled legacy of their unresolved relationship. He also has to fend off the growing suspicions of NYPD Detective Lourdes Robles, a brash Latina cop with something to prove, who thinks Natty might bear some responsibility for his father's death. Though truth be told, the list of people - cops and criminals - who wanted David Dresden out of the way is long. The search for answers leads Natty and Lourdes into an urban labyrinth where they must confront each other - and the brutal truths that could destroy them both.

Proving Ground is Peter Blauner's first audiobook in more than a decade. It is at once a sweeping crime narrative, an intricate story about the quest for redemption, and a vibrant portrait of contemporary New York City, all told in Blauner's singular voice.

"Ari Fliakos gives a splendid performance. His versatile voice and energy enliven the many characters in this thriller." - Library Journal

Genre: Mystery    

"Proving Ground is a startlingly powerful tale of lost lives and lost souls with a crackling crime drama at its core." - Reed Farrel Coleman

"Taut narration, spot-on dialogue, and sharply etched action sequences make this one a must read.I couldn't put the sucker down." - Stephen King

"A beautifully written and relentlessly exciting thriller." - Dennis Lehane

"Over the last 25 years Peter Blauner has proven to be a master of the urban darkside, his crime novels suffused with a knowing compassion for the bottom dogs who live in the Minotaur's maze that is New York City. Proving Ground is one of his finest efforts." - Richard Price


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Used availability for Peter Blauner's Proving Ground

Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Proving Ground: A Novel (Lourdes Robles Novels)
Author(s): Peter Blauner
ISBN: 1-250-11744-5 / 978-1-250-11744-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Proving Ground (Lourdes Robles Novels)
Author(s): Peter Blauner
ISBN: 1-250-11746-1 / 978-1-250-11746-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Proving Ground (Lourdes Robles Novels)
Author(s): Peter Blauner
ISBN: 1-4272-8592-6 / 978-1-4272-8592-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Proving Ground
Author(s): Peter Blauner
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Proving Ground
Author(s): Peter Blauner
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Proving Ground (Lourdes Robles Novels)
Author(s): Peter Blauner
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon CA