Identical

Identical

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Based loosely on the myth of Castor and Pollux, this is the story of identical twins Paul and Cass Giannis and the complex relationships between their family and their former neighbors, the Kronons. The novel focuses principally on events in 2008, when Paul is a candidate for Mayor of Kindle County, and Cass is released from the penitentiary, 25 years after pleading guilty to the murder of his girlfriend, Athena Kronon. The plot centers on the re-investigation of Athena's murder, carried out together by Evon Miller, an ex-FBI agent who is the head of security for the Kronon family business ZP, and private investigator Tim Brodie, 81, a former homicide detective. The complex web of murder, sex, and betrayal-as only Scott Turow could weave-dramatically unfolds, and the chilling truth is revealed: people will believe what they want to believe.
Publisher: [New York] : Hachette Audio, [2013]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781619695986
1619695987
Branch Call Number: Fiction Turow CD
Characteristics: 11 sound discs (720 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Leyva, Henry

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susanchyn
Apr 30, 2017

Though the title to this Greek mythology mash-up is a bit underwhelming, Scott Turow has devised a clever, modern-age take on two twin Greek-American brothers, Cass and Paul… (yes, Castor and Pollux) who are bound together in mysterious ways in 21st-century Kindle County.

Boasting the third biggest “Greek” population of any city in the world, Chicago is a perfect place to set this tale about mortals and the gods, replete with a bigger-than-life real estate developer named Zeus Kronon, his stunning tease of a daughter “Dita” (=Aphrodite)—who does not end well, and Greek-style revenge… There’s a lot about Greek moms and their sons.

Turow plays the twin conceit for all its worth, sharing research on how fingerprints and DNA of “identical twins” might actually differ at the micro level. Plot twists related to the twins, and to the passions of the two Greek mothers, keep readers guessing till the end.

Overall, Henry Leyva’s delivery is pretty good. Noteworthy is his rendering of Aunt Teri’s witty repartee, which is laugh-out-loud funny.

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maipenrai
Dec 17, 2016

(The ninth book in the Kindle County series)

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kesha1123
Jul 06, 2014

A literary episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Well done!

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