Exclusive Video of Author David McCallum Reading Once a Crooked Man

Watch The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and NCIS star David McCallum expertly narrate his debut thriller, Once a Crooked Man.

Crime pays. And pays well.

Sal, Max and Enzo Bruschetti have proved this over a lifetime of nefarious activity that they have kept hidden from law enforcement. Nowhere in any file, on any computer is there a record of anything illegal from which they have profited. But Max has a problem. His body is getting old and his doctor has told him to take it easy. Max has decided that the time has come for the family to retire.

But when young actor Harry Murphy overhears the Bruschetti brothers planning changes to their organization, including the murder of a man in London who knows too much, the Bruschetti's plans begin to unravel.

After Harry makes the well-intentioned if egregious mistake of trying to warn the Bruchetti's intended victim he finds himself alone in a foreign country, on the wrong side of the law, with a suitcase full of cash and a dangerous man on his trail. And while his good looks, charm and cheerful persistence may prove assets in the turbulent events that follow, none of Harry's past roles have prepared him for what happens next.

See a video of this beloved, long-time television actor use his experience with thrills and crime to bring to life this wonderfully quirky crime debut to listeners.



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David McCallum is a Scottish-born actor and musician. He is best known for his television roles as Russian secret agent Ilya Kuryakin on The Man from U.N.C.L.E., interdimensional time-agent Steel on Sapphire & Steel, and his current role as medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard on NCIS.


  1. GJMattia

    Enjoyed the book. Would like to see Harry make a return in another novel.

  2. Joe Brosnan

    @GJMattia: David’s working on the sequel now!

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