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Vergeltung - Ein neuer Fall für Carol Jordan und Tony Hill (Gekürzte Fassung)

Vergeltung - Ein neuer Fall für Carol Jordan und Tony Hill (Gekürzte Fassung)

Geschrieben von Val McDermid

Erzählt von Johannes Steck


Vergeltung - Ein neuer Fall für Carol Jordan und Tony Hill (Gekürzte Fassung)

Geschrieben von Val McDermid

Erzählt von Johannes Steck

Bewertungen:
3.5/5 (11 Bewertungen)
Länge:
6 Stunden
Freigegeben:
Dec 13, 2012
ISBN:
9783839811900
Format:
Hörbuch

Beschreibung

Ein Serienmörder hat dem Polizeipsychologen Tony Hill besonders viel abverlangt. Einer, dessen Bösartigkeit die der anderen übertrifft. Einer, der die Fähigkeit besitzt, ihn zu zerstören: Jacko Vance. Jetzt ist Vance zurück in Hills Leben. Nach zwölf Jahren Haft ist dem perfiden Mädchenmörder der Ausbruch aus dem Hochsicherheitsgefängnis gelungen. Und nur ein Gedanke treibt ihn an: Gnadenlose Vergeltung an denen, die ihn hinter Schloss und Riegel gebracht haben, Carol Jordan und Tony Hill. Er will sie ins Mark treffen und beginnt einen grausamen Rachefeldzug ...
Freigegeben:
Dec 13, 2012
ISBN:
9783839811900
Format:
Hörbuch

Über den Autor

Val McDermid is a No.1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold more than sixteen million copies. She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009, was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2010. Val writes full time and lives in Edinburgh and the East Neuk of Fife.


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  • (5/5)
    Disappointing ending that didn't keep up to the standard of the rest of the series, otherwise enjoyable book. Be interested to seeing the relationship develops between Tony and Carol in the next book when it's published.

    Enjoyed this even more second time around (September 2014) and gave it 4.5 Stars.
  • (3/5)
    McDermid keeps this series fresh (considering the number of sociopath serial killers Tony & Carol deal with) - this book brings back one of the worst of the lot.
    If you've not read any of the series, it'll work alone, but I recommend starting with "The Mermaids Singing".
    Or try some of the stand-alones like "The Vanishing Point".
  • (4/5)
    Dark, disturbing, psychologically damaged and graphic can be used in various degrees to describe this novel and most of its charaacters. The return of the killer, Jacko Vance, who once had it all but holds many responsible for his imprisonment and downfall vows to get even. Carol Jordan and Tony Hill, the policewoman and the profiler, who will do anything to stop him and put him away again. The characters of Jordan and Hill are unique, they are both damaged for different reasons themselves, but are finally working toward having a relationship together which is put in jeopardy because of Vance's escape and need for revenge. The reader learns quite a bit about the inside workings of the profiler and McDermid does a wondereful job making the point that there was only one person and one beginning act of kindness that kept Tony Hill from being just like Vance. There is even a present day prostitute murder that gives Jordan's team the chance to work together one last time. I did feel that the present case was not very prominent and was only in the book for the aforementioned reason. Finally in what I feel is a ironic turn of fate, Vance is stopped and Hill and Jordan are left to pick up the pieces, trying to have something left from the damage left by Vance. Look forward to the next book to see if they are able to do this. This review is based on an ARC from the publisher.
  • (1/5)
    Too violent.
  • (5/5)
    Love all of Val McDermid's books. Love the character of Tony Hill although not so keen on Carol Jordan.
  • (3/5)
    The Retribution is a suspenseful, gripping thriller. The serial killer Jacko Vance was one scary villain. His ruthlessness, his methodical approach to his vengeance, and how well he knew those he sought to take vengeance on came together to create a truly scary killer.However, there were a lot of characters minor characters I found easily blended together. Or rather, they didn't distinguish themselves from each other much. They were generally one of the crime investigation team members. Occasionally, the author would try to hint who the killer was after by describing them or where he was, but I couldn't tell by the description who they were talking about. I'm not sure if this was because it took me a while to read (only because of time constraints and not because of the book) or because of a lack of connection with the characters.The other thing that bothered me was the tendency of the author to head-hop. Sometimes it would only happen at the very end of the scene. Other times, the narration would slip into another character's head midway through, then return to the original character's point of view. Head-hopping never fails to be annoying and confusing. With those two problems, this potential four-star story dropped down to a three-star. And yet, it left me wanting to know more about the main characters. And if the author can create such a suspenseful story and gripping villain, I'd read others in this series.
  • (3/5)
    Came to this after having read two or three in the series and been not so impressed by the last I'd read (not necessarily in sequence which may not help). I galloped through this and enjoyed the ride.
  • (5/5)
    Wow...Val McDermid's latest book, The Retribution, was literally a non-stop read for me. Picked it up in the morning and finished late that night.Now, I don't know if you're familiar with this fantastic Scottish author, but if you love crime novels, she's an author you want to read. She has written three series, but my favourites are the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan books. A television series - Wire in the Blood - is also based on these characters.In The Retribution, Hill, a psychological profiler and Jordan, a Detective Inspector with the MIT - major incident team - are stunned to learn that Jacko Vance, a charismatic serial killer they imprisoned, has escaped. Jacko - "killer of seventeen teenage girls, murderer of a serving police officer and a man once voted the sexiest man on British TV", promised he would seek retribution against those who put him away. At the same time, the MIT is working to solve the gruesome murders of local prostitutes. All this while the higher ups have decided to dismantle the crack team Carol has put together, due to budget constraints.These two characters have always fascinated me. Neither one of them completely 'fits' into society, especially Tony. "When he interviewed the psychopaths that became his patients, he heard so many echoes of his own empty childhood. It was, he thought, the reason he was so good at what he did. He understood them because he had come within a hair's breadth of being them." The tenuous building of the relationship between Carol and Tony has been building over the course of the series. We get to know more of what makes Tony tick in this offering. My opinion of Carol changes from book to book - still no final opinion. The MIT team is filled with interesting support characters with their own stories.Vance is a diabolical character. We are privy to his plans and thoughts and they are truly disturbing. The second case involving the prostitutes was good but had a bit of a 'filler' feel to it. That being said, McDermid's plotlines are always ingenious, complex and gritty. I was caught a bit off guard by the ending of the book, but then again, I like it when an author can keep me on my toes.Definitely recommended.
  • (4/5)
    Val McDermid is the mother of the British serial killer novel. These are not American serial killers with the typical plot, Mr. Big Handsome and Damaged Sherriff/Police Officer driving around in fast cars to save the heroine at the last minute with everyone scarred, but deeper for their experience. Not even close.Val McDermid can write and has a bountiful imagination. She writes fully fleshed characters, including evildoers who do evil that you wouldn't imagine in your wildest nightmares. Her stand-alones are excellent, as are her series, my favorite of which are the Tony and Carol Jordan books. Beginning with The Mermaids Singing, there are seven in the series. My favorite is The Wire in the Blood (which is also a pretty good British TV series), but they're all excellent.These books will shock you to your core, will keep you up reading late, and might give you nightmares.The Retribution is the latest in the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series and it is well worth the read. Everything between everyone in the series has gained a deep level of complexity and the return of one of McDermid's scariest villains - Jacko Vance - makes for a whopping good read. If you haven't read the series and you love this kind of fiction, I highly recommend you start at the beginning and work your way through - you won't regret it. If you're already a fan, this one won't disappoint.As a sidenote for anyone interested in reading LGBT books, Ms. McDermid is an out lesbian and treats things like sexual preference as normal within the working environment. Shocking, no? It just makes me love her more.
  • (4/5)
    Psychologist Tony Hill and Detective Carol Jordan have had a long, dysfunctional relationship but join together again when Jacko Vance, a psychopath and serial killer, escapes from prison. He was a celebrity and hero prior to his incarceration. He is highly intelligent and has spent his time in prison planning his retribution against those he feels are responsible for his imprisonment. Tony and Carol head his list. At the same time, there have been a series of murders of prostitutes occurring. Each one is murdered in a different way but the murderer leaves the word "mine" on each of them.There were a lot of twists and turns in this book. It was interesting to see when and where Jacko was going to strike next. He was always one step ahead of those hunting him. The prostitution murders could have been developed more, and in fact could have been developed into a great book on its own. I almost enjoyed that part more than the story of Jacko, although it seemed rushed and held too small a part in this book. Overall, it was an enjoyable read.
  • (4/5)
    Jacko Vance, the villain from the second Carol Jordan and Tony Hill book, has escaped from prison and wants revenge. The way he takes it might change their relationship forever. Meanwhile another serial killer stalks Bradfield, murdering prostitutes in unlikely ways.The second killer almost seems like an afterthought, something to distract the characters and to some extent the reader. That mystery isn't quite as developed as it could be, particularly the villains. For Vance's revenge, though, it's full-out terrifying. This book made me repeatedly check that my doors were locked--not that it would have helped. It takes the relationship between Carol & Tony to another level, and not in a happy way. The story was so compelling I had a hard time putting it down (and I'm not exaggerating.) I wish there had been more to the end, though. It was too abrupt. I wanted more.The back of the book says it's a good introduction for people new to the series, but I'm not convinced. I think this one is for the fans.
  • (4/5)
    In The Retribution , Jacko Vance, who had murdered 17 teenaged girls in an earlier book, has broken out of prison and is seeking retribution against the people who put him there. His main targets are psychologist and profiler Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, who led the police unit who captured Vance. Tony and Carol are two damaged souls who have a long-standing but troubled relationship.At the same time that the team are trying to recapture Vance, they are investigating a string of prostitute murders. Each murder is different but the killer marks each victim with the word 'mine'.Overall, although I am not a huge fan of thrillers, I enjoyed The Retribution. I have only two criticisms: I would have liked a little more story about the prostitute murders as it got somewhat shortchanged against the Vance narrative and, second, the end of both plots seemed a bit rushed and, in the case of Vance, it seemed to come, well, a little out of left field.Still, I would highly recommend this book to fans of McDermid and to readers of mysteries and thrillers in general. Author McDermid is a real wordsmith and knows how to keep a plot moving while introducing new characters and storylines. If you have never read any of the other books in the series (this is the seventh), don't worry, even though The Retribution revives an old villain, it can be read as a standalone.
  • (4/5)
    A great read that made me want to turn the page long afte bedtime. Jacko Vance a master criminal who Tony and Carol helped put behind bars, has manipulated the world of prisons to escape. His aim is to bring down the people who jailed him in the most personal and intense way. He brutally murders members of Carol's family as a start. Tony fails to profile Jacko leaving Carol to question his friendship stripping away the most intense relationship which potentially shatters Tony. The story races to a rather unsatisfactory conclusion with Tony's mother putting in an unlikely appearance. leaves you wanting the next in the series to see if Carol and Tony's relationship is beyond repair and whether the team solving crimes is indeed to be dispearsed
  • (3/5)
    Found this in the building’s laundry room. Entertaining read but not a keeper; it will go back to the room’s free books shelf. Haven’t read McDermid since the early 2000s. One of those was Wire in the Blood for which this is apparently a sequel; stopped reading her stuff after a while. Based on this one & the fact I can’t remember any of the others (including the Jaco Vance character), probably a good decision. Notes so I don’t completely forget this one. Bad parenting the source of all our troubles. The lunch lady tidbit on the shaping of Tony Hill’s character may have been taken from the life of the Victorian reformer Lord Shaftesbury. Noticed some complaints about the resolution, but it seems poetic justice that Vance goes down to the only other character who is meaner than he is. Where McDermid seems to most ring true is in her quick portraits of insensitive cops and the boneheaded prison bureaucracy. It’s disappointing but realistic that none of the nitwits is offed by Jaco in some appropriately gruesome fashion; this isn’t Silence of the Lambs.Having similar problems with alcohol and sexism, Tennison in the Prime Suspect TV series is more richly characterized than Carol Jordan. The prosthetic arm was a red herring. I thought McDermid was going to or could have used it in tripping up the killer. Would have been great if Vance was able to escape the crime units but goes down when he tries to get through airport security and is finally recognized because the prosthesis trips the electronic detector, followed by an airport shootout like the climax of Bullit. As noted in the book, he was imprisoned prior to 9/11, but given the lax prison security and Vance’s obsessive planning, it’s possible that he would have anticipated the problem and come up with some ingenious workaround.
  • (4/5)
    In the most recent of the Tony Hill novels, McDermid again takes us into the dark recesses of the psychotic mind of not one but two criminals. One is a throwback to earlier work that Dr. Hill, a
    law enforcement profiler, assisted Detective Inspector Carol Jordan with, the imprisoning of Jacko Vance. On the eve of D.I. Jordan’s murder, the investigative team having broken up and reassigned,
    news comes that Vance has escaped from jail. Not only was there a murderer on the loose but he was looking for retribution on all and sundry who helped put him away.
    While aiding in his capture and ducking his advances against them, family and their friends, Jordan’s team is asked to assist in solving what appears to be a serial killer that is attacking hookers, the regular street girls. Three have died so far and Hill has to try to get inside of the murderer’s head before the fourth one is found, bearing the tattoo, MINE, on one of their wrists. The deaths have all been so dissimilar in patterns: a drowning, crucifixion,and dismemberment, that without the tattoo they may never have been linked. When Hill finds the common link, the murder team heads in to arrest the suspect, but will they be too late.
    Meanwhile Vance is playing havoc at his ex-wife’s home and is off on his own killing spree as Jordan and Hill stay close on his heels. When the deaths hit home, Jordan snaps, blaming Hill, and the eggshell membrane of their potential relationship is ripped, possibly beyond repair. Never before have I found two such unlikable protagonists as the uptight Jordan and the needy, clinging mess that Hill has become, actually mesh so finely that throughout all the flaws of their stuttering lives, the story still flows well.
    Hats off to McDermid. Her storytelling ability is outstanding and “Retribution” is a top-drawer tale.
  • (4/5)
    I’ve read more of Val McDermids Kate Brannigan series than this series featuring Tony Hill and Carol Jordan but I have also watched a dozen episodes of Wire in The Blood which is based on the pair and it is the book of the same name that first introduces the terrifying killer who is seeking revenge in The Retribution.Jacko Vance, celebrity and hero was incarcerated for just a single murder of a teenage girl despite the police being convinced he was responsible for at least seventeen, as well as the brutal killing of a colleague who got too close. For the last ten years Jacko has focused his considerable resources of intelligence, patience and money, towards escaping jail and making everyone responsible pay before fleeing the country. His escape leaves clinical psychologist, Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan, who have just managed to find some sort of equilibrium in their difficult lives, reeling, especially when it becomes obvious Vance isn’t targeting them directly, but the ones they love.The Retribution is a gritty crime novel that delves into the darkness of human nature. While the main plot involves the sadistic behaviour of Vance and the desperate desire to recapture him, DCI Jordan’s team is also searching for a serial killer murdering young street prostitutes – a last case before the Major Incident Team is disbanded due to budget cuts. McDermid doesn’t spare us the details of the depravity committed by these two very different killers but it is the psychological tension that is so engrossing.The murdered prostitutes are slow to be linked, changes in the method used by the killer confusing the team until the manner of deaths are attributed to a cancelled television show.Vance is playing a cat and mouse game with Carol, Tony and Vance’s ex wife, wounding them in ways certain to inflict psychological suffering. That his brilliant plan is eventually thwarted can be no surprise, but exactly who takes down Vance and how is a twist you won’t see coming.McDermid’s protagonists, Hill and Jordan, are almost as tortured and flawed as the criminals they hunt. Their relationship is complicated, both carry unimaginable burdens that they have struggled to share. Vance shatters their fragile connection and for fans of the series this might be a blow.Though the seventh of the series, The Retribution can be read as a stand alone but readers would benefit from having gotten to know the characters in previous books. The Retribution is a page turning psychological thriller with plenty of twists and turns by Scottish author, Val McDermid.
  • (4/5)
    The RetributionBy Val McDermidA copy of this book was received from the Amazon Vine Program. This is the seventh installment of the Tony Hill/Carol Jordan series written by Val McDermid. The combination of the psychology professor and police inspection is a strange pairing but together they have formed an unusual friendship as well as a successful crime solving relationship that is exciting to read.The serial killer Jacko Vance, a psychopath, who they had sent away to prison ten years ago (in a previous book), through careful and meticulous planning has made his escape from prison by swapping places with another prisoner who is about to begin a work-release program.Now he wants his “retribution”…and begins immediately to wreak havoc on everyone who had a hand in putting him behind bars. Vance’s way of seeking revenge has also a sarcastic twist.Another interesting part of the book is that we also follow the crime solving of an additional serial killer who is murdering prostitutes. Just like in life, the team is working on more than one case at a time.McDermid is a superb writer who uses suspense and tension to keep the reader fully engrossed throughout the fast paced action of this book but at the same time continues to show the continued development of her characters in this series.I recommend The Retribution to fellow readers who like a fast paced ride with lots of action. Keep an eye out for the next in the Tony Hill & Carol Jordan series…I believe you will not be disappointed.
  • (4/5)
    Retribution. Val McDermid. 2011. This is the seventh Tony Hill/Carol Jordan book. I think I have read three of them and I want to read the others. Jacko a vicious serial killer of teenage girls has escaped from prison and is determined to destroy whatever would hurt the people he blames for his imprisonment. Carol is the first victim and she blames Tony because he didn’t figure out that Jacko would do. While the team searches for Jacko Carol must deal with her grief and anger and Tony must face the fact that he may lose Carol. I read this on Kindle and was not keeping up with how long the book was so I was truly surprised and not very
  • (2/5)
    Have you ever found yourself reading a book that you thought was only "OK" just so you could the resolution and then been so disappointed in the ending it soured the whole experience? This book is one of those experiences. Between some of the completely forgettable secondary characters, over reactionary hostility of one the primary ones, poorly written villain (making a return engagement to the series, no less), and a horribly underwritten ending, I can not recommend this book. It reads like in the last quarter of the book even the author got tired of the story and just decided to wrap it up. As a newcomer to the series, I can only hope the prior entries were better.