Murder by Other Means

The Dispatcher #2

Zachary Quinto, John Scalzi

fiction fantasy mystery science fiction
adventurous dark tense fast-paced

4 pages | first published 2020

Audio Length: 3 hrs 33 mins

From Hugo and Audie Award-winning author John Scalzi comes an exciting sequel to The New York Times best-selling, number one Audible hit The Dispatcher, performed by the incomparable Zachary Quinto.


Welcome to the new world, in which murder is all but a thing of the past. Because when someone kills you, 999 times out of 1,000, you instantly come back to life. In this world, there are dispatchers—licensed killers who step in when you’re at risk of a natural or unintentional death. They kill you—so you can live.

Tony Valdez is used to working his job as a dispatcher within the rules of the law and the state. But times are tough, and more and more Tony finds himself riding the line between what’s legal and what will pay his bills. After one of these shady gigs and after being a witness to a crime gone horribly wrong, Tony discovers that people around him are dying, for reasons that make no sense...and which just may implicate him.

Tony is running out of time: to solve the mystery of these deaths, to keep others from dying, and to keep himself from being a victim of what looks like murder, by other means.

What the community thinks

summary of 38 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

mysterious 90%
adventurous 72%
dark 63%
tense 27%
funny 18%
sad 9%

Pace

fast 72%
medium 27%

Strong character development?

No: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | No: 28% | Yes: 28%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 57% | No: 28% | It's complicated: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 14%

Average rating

4.07