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Exit Strategy

Katerina Carter Fraud Thriller Series, Book 1
Written by: Colleen Cross
Narrated by: Petrea Burchard
Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins

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Diamonds, danger, and a deadly secret... A Katerina Carter Fraud Thriller

Private investigator and forensic accountant Katerina Carter uncovers a sinister connection between blood diamonds and organized crime. Then two company employees are brutally murdered and her investigation becomes much more dangerous than she had ever imagined. Can she can stay alive long enough to expose the real criminals...or will her first case be her last?

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Exit Strategy is an action-packed legal crime thriller in the vein of Michael Connelly and John Grisham, teeming with greed, corruption, and conspiracy in the corridors of power.

©2012, 2017 Colleen Cross, Colleen Cross (P)2018 Colleen Cross

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  • Victoria Haugen
  • 2019-02-16

DAYUM GOOD

Wow, great thriller by Colleen Cross!
I was enthralled and really enjoyed it - well written and beautifully narrated.
It's a wild ride... are you ready?
It's most definitely worth a listen :)

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  • Jan M
  • 2018-10-15

AWESOME!!!!

Exit Strategy by Colleen Cross is so much more than I expected. I was immediately pulled into this book featuring Katerina Carter. I was really intrigued with the stock trades and diamonds, without divulging too many details. The author wrote financial crimes so realistically, its scary. I loved the twists and non-stop action. The imagery is fantastic! I was so surprised and satisfied with the ending! I cannot recommend this book enough. Petrea Burchard performed this book flawlessly. She is so easy to listen to and adds the right emotions to the scene. Her distinguishable voices for the various characters is also great. I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series. This book is a standalone listen and the start of a new series.

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  • Betababe
  • 2019-02-02

Forensic Accounting

Narrator Petrea Burchard always comes through with a complete cast of characters, male and female, to put forth an engaging play. In this she is assisted by author Colleen Cross' clever tale of terrorism, diamond smuggling, banking, murder, and fraud. I've read several of the author's paranormal tales (crime-solving witches) which were cozies; RCMP involvement (why, yes, this is a Canadian story) introduces more of a procedural bent to this thriller. But it is the antics of our hapless heroine, an accomplished accountant on the edge of bankruptcy, which provide counterpoint to the dastardly deeds of the villains. While of a more serious bent, flashes of humor cannot be suppressed and there is much to be loved as Kat conquers all.

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  • BookLover
  • 2019-01-30

Who Knew Forensic Accounting Could be So Involved

I have to say, it took me a few minutes to start getting into this book, but I am so glad that I kept on listening because I feel like I actually learn several new facts/tid bits about the diamond trading, as well as shorting the stocks-of which I looked up and read on both avenues after listening to this book-so thank you for teaching me something new.

The main character Kat, is hired to do some forensics accounting for Liberty Holdings with the company suspects it's CFO, Paul Byrant of embellishing funds. Once Kat starts getting too close and asking "too many questions" she is let go from her job from doing their tracing of the funds. However, she continues to investigate on her own, which almost cost her her own life in the process and also the life of her beloved cat.

My favorite character by far is Uncle Harry.....loved his jovial spirit and him going through the trash after scolding Kat is humorous.

This is my first book that I have had the pleasure of listening to Petrea Burchard and she did a phenomenal job!!

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  • Susan Patterson
  • 2018-11-04

Riveting!

Well-written tale of murder, greed and betrayal! Twists and turns hold your attention to the end!

Petrea Burchard did an excellent job of narrating! Knew her characters well.

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  • Jan
  • 2018-10-19

Follow the Money

greed, embezzling, diamonds, murder, suspense *****

Follow the money.
Never get complacent.
Blood diamonds are cursed.
Forensic accounting is waaaay above my pay grade, and I wouldn't even know how to follow the kind of money trail that's in this book. But reading it is a different story, the suspense just kept building! Even when I realized that I was in over my head, I just couldn't stop and research like I usually do because I just couldn't put it down! A real thrill ride.
The narrator extraordinaire is Petrea Burchard and she adds to everything.

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  • cosmitron
  • 2018-10-25

A winner

This Audio Book has it all.... suspense..... mystery........well written......... great variety of characters....... good Narrator


This is worth your time go Download.



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  • Darla McCollim
  • 2019-10-14

an accountant with attitude

I never knew how exciting being a forensic accountant can be. I just thought it was number crunching and computer work. Colleen Cross certainly knows how to make her Katerina kick butt. I really enjoy her secondary characters too. I love Uncle Harry who hangs out doing the filing to Verna with dementia who thinks she's on vacation in Prague and gives Kat gardening assignments on her old home. Petrea Burchard does such great grizzled character voices. I just wish her main character had more strength in her voice.

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  • Shelby
  • 2019-10-11

intelligent & riveting!

A great listen that had me staying up late to finish! I loved the main character- very human & relatable (with numerous quirky side characters). Diving into book 2 to see what Kat Carter is up to next.

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  • Q147
  • 2019-10-03

Thrilling till the end!

It was very difficult to stop this book's narration to get anything else done. The story is fast paced and keeps you captived throughout. Katerina has a wonderful set of supporters that plays a really active role in helping her solve the case.

Not my normal genre, but definitely a book and author that I will recommend and enjoy in future.
The narrator made it easy to follow the different characters and kept the suspence building.

I cannot wait to start the second book and see what case will next throw Katerina in turmoil and adventure.

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