Avid audible listener for over 10 years.
I love the author's inspector Q series. I thought this was another in series. It is not. It is better. Highly plausible innovative theme that keeps you listening. With over 1000 books in my library I rarely find something that I would classify as innovative. This book is. Kudos to the author.
I bought this book because it was on sale. Typically I would not purchase a book like this because I am a 50 year old man, but I enjoyed it. Somewhat silly at times, but always fun. So many CIA/Spy thrillers have the 40 year kung fu master who can use any weapon know to man, jump in a helicopter and fly it, and can hack any computer known to man. Not Mrs Pollifax. She can barely walk 5 miles, but manages to get out of trouble because no one would ever see her as a threat. Hey, who would ever expect their mother or grandmother of being a CIA agent?Again, kind of silly but it works. Although I hate to characterize this a a "chick" book, I would see where any woman over 50 would enjoy this. I know it's probably not fair to stereotype this book, I do believe am elderly audience would identify with this.
I like this books for the main character, John Corey. This book follows the Panther in the series The dialogue is always good and the suspense fast past. This one involves a terrorist attack on NYC by the Russians versus Arabs, the later getting to be a slightly tired theme. As usual John Corey breaks all the rules, always has a wisecrack, and gets into big trouble even though he saves 10 million people. His wife as a main character is missing from this book, and he picks up a new female partner. There is good tension between the two.
If you like the series you will like this, and only be disappointed by the length of the book. If you have not read any in this series start with another one since they all good in this genre.
I liked the Panther and The Lions Game. Those average close to 20 hours each so you get more for your Audible credit.
As usual, Scott Brick is an excellent narrator.