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Melinda

Melinda UT Member Since 2009

So hooked by audio that I have to read books aloud. *If my reviews help, please let me know.

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  • "Sexy Saucy Spies"

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    After a 33 year career working as a covert operative with the C.I.A., Matthews no doubt could have written an intriguing best seller about his days of espionage. But evidenced by this debut novel, Matthews not only knows his tradecraft, he has the writing chops to produce better than a one time tell-all. In the tradition of other great former spy-turned-novelists, Fleming, McCarry, le Carré -- Red Sparrow is a smart, tightly constructed novel that lays out such an information-packed, step by step foundation, that the listener feels complicit in the Cold War cat and mouse. Worthy of comparisons to the aforementioned authors...and with just enough playfulness to apparently keep it out of the Federal shredders.

    This is the caliber of novel you expect from a veteran author -- or should I say "seasoned" author? Included at the end of each chapter is the recipe for some exotic dish that one of the characters has been noshing on -- an addition that has some critic's calling the bonus recipe a distraction and an unnecessary and gimmick. (I say if James Bond can have Pussy Galore, a razor brimmed bowler hat, and exploding toothpaste - Matthews can give his readers recipes.) Ignore these effete literary snobs; Matthew intentionally provided them with a bull's eye, saying in an interview he did, "The real world of intelligence work is a lot of waiting, analysis, research, so I had to insert some excitement in the fictional plot." Until reading the interview, I had wondered if a clue was provided in each recipe; every element of this story is so well constructed it would make sense--but not so...sometimes a red herring is just a red herring.

    Also raising a critical eyebrow is the synesthete seductress (she sees colors around people), Russian intelligence officer Dominika. Her aura-enhanced vision however, is blessedly not an X-man-ish superpower, but an actual phenomenon that some people claim to experience (including author Vladim Nabokov). The condition is used as an ineffectual trait that adds interest to her character without really affecting her performance or the story. This was a bigger issue than the recipe, and I'm still chewing on that element being thrown into classic spy fiction...wondering if Matthews has future plans with this fascinating female spy.

    The detail here is absorbing; the treachery and deceit will have you wide-eyed and tense, paranoid about dotting an "i" (the dot could be the message!). Maybe the recipes were at least a hint about how to enjoy this novel...This kind of from the ground up detailing takes time; the tension builds slowly, like the warm kettle of water that slowly comes to a boil and catches/cooks that proverbial frog...when it starts to bubble it is fast and furious. And unblinkingly vicious.
    A difficult novel to narrate, with the Russian characters, dialogue, and terms, and Jeremy Bobb adds an understated panache to the story with his reading. Great read/highly recommend to fans of spy fiction. Best case scenario: Matthews continues with this character and his unique style and *packaging* (I, for one, would love the cookbook).

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    Red Sparrow: A Novel

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    Drafted against her will to become a "Sparrow" - a trained seductress in the service, Russian intelligence officer Dominika Egorova is assigned to operate against Nathaniel Nash, a first-tour CIA officer who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young intelligence officers, trained in their respective spy schools, collide in a charged atmosphere of tradecraft, deception, and inevitably, a forbidden spiral of carnal attraction that threatens their careers and the security of America's valuable mole in Moscow.

    Melinda says: "Sexy Saucy Spies"
  • "Global Ripples"

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    'Nothing is ever what it seems' -- hold onto that mantra; it will serve you well as a reminder while traveling through the pages of this globe spinning political conspiracy that will have you feeling like you are navigating in the modern political panorama through a house of distorted mirrors. A smart, complex story of espionage that relies not on the thriller aspects, but on not knowing the intricacies of a tangled web of spy vs. spy.

    The novel spans 20 tumultuous years, 1991-2011: Muammar Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak, the Arab Spring, civil wars, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yugoslavia... and leaked political cables via WikiLeaks. The historical significance of those years is powerful when compressed and reflected on, and I suggest listening carefully to the *Collection Strategies* that precede chapter 1. The story jumps back and forth through the years, and employs different points of view, which helps once you chalk up any *contradictions* to point of view and not actual contradictions . The cast of characters is daunting at times, some critics suggest superfluous. I didn't find that the case. Steinhauer keeps a sharp focus on a twisting plot of foggy allegiances and surprising betrayals; the characters' weaknesses and strengths are revealed subtly.

    I admit to stumbling with reckoning a bored, blonde, manicured, middle-aged, lady-that-lunches, being recruited to work in such a deadly theater. (Who knew the days of the obvious iron bowler hatted, or metal toothed giant no good-niks would give way to....me.) Maybe a case of the perfect front? Nothing is ever what it seems...

    I liked D8U's thoughtful comments. As much as I also love this genre -- I read le Carré, Furst, Littell, Deighton, Oppenheim -- this was my first novel by Steinhauer and am glad to see Audible offers several Steinhauer titles from which to choose. Ideally, Ballerini would be the narrator for each novel; as always, first rate narration with this novel, which was no easy task when interpreting so many diverse characters. About all you can be sure of with The Cairo Affair is that it comes together into a good, slick read, and may possibly leave some of you trying to quiet some uncomfortable thoughts -- beyond which Steinhauer novel to read next.

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    The Cairo Affair

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    Sophie Kohl is living her worst nightmare. Minutes after she confesses to her husband, a mid-level diplomat at the American embassy in Hungary, that she had an affair while they were in Cairo, he is shot in the head and killed. Stan Bertolli, a Cairo-based CIA agent, has fielded his share of midnight calls. But his heart skips a beat when he hears the voice of the only woman he ever truly loved, calling to ask why her husband has been assassinated.

    Darwin8u says: "In the widening gyre"
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  • On Target: A Gray Man Novel

    "Excellent !"

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    This one of my favorite new authors. The main character is an assassin but with his own ethics and you actually root for him. Sounds strange...liking a killer but the way it is written...you will too. The book is full of action, doesn't lag. If you like Vince Flynn, Brad Thor or Lee Child...you will like this author too. Strongly recommend this book (and his first novel too).

  • Our Kind of Traitor

    "Very Disappointed"

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    Firstly, I don't often write reviews unless a book is outstanding or so far below par that a warning to potential purchasers is warranted. This book falls into the latter category. This is NOT a book you've come to expect from John le Carre. It is so slow and tedious and you keep waiting for some action...any action but there is none. Towards the end of the second download, I kept trying to give him a chance thinking that there must have been a 3rd download that I missed. When I got to the end of the second download which was truly and sadly the end, I was incensed that I spent so much time listening to absolutely nothing.

    There has to be a sequel...because it is as though this book ended in the absolute middle. It didn't even dither off to a slow end. It just stopped. This is probably the worst book I have listened to or read in 4 years. Do not waste your time.

  • Black List: Scot Harvath, Book 11

    "Thor's "FACTION" at its best !!!"

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    Not only does Brad Thor thoroughly research the technology in this (and all) his books, it is frighteningly prophetic of what is happening with our government leadership right now. Thor's sources for information provide him with the guts for this fascinating and fabulous Harvath book !

  • Power Down: Dewey Andreas, Book 1

    "Great book !"

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    This book is rare (especially for a first time author). The suspense in the book carried all the way through. You can feel the urgency all the way throughout the book. Even when he changes scenes, there is suspense and not a single down moment. I couldn't wait to "plug back in" to see what happens next. I can't wait to see what this author does next ! Highly reccomended, entertaining read.

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  • "CAG Tour"

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    Spine tingling? Maybe? It was one hellova good Navy book. From the boring administrative details of Navy life, to the smashing conclusion; the book was a fun read. And, as always with a Coonts novel, our hero saves the world for democracy and the American way.

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    Final Flight: Jake Grafton, Book 3

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    After a particularly long cruise, the USS United States is in port in Naples, and her crew is enjoying its first liberty in months. But something's not right. Several crew members have not reported back from their leave, and a beautiful American reporter who boarded the United States in Tangiers may not be a reporter, or even an American. When one of Jake's men, in a hotel in Naples, witnesses an assassination attempt led by this woman, Grafton realizes the situation is much more serious than he suspected.

    George says: "CAG Tour"

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    Cuba: Jake Grafton, Book 7 (






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    Cuba: Jake Grafton, Book 7

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    The hero of six New York Times bestsellers by Stephen Coonts, author ofFlight of the Intruder and Fortunes of War, returns as the United States and Cuba engage in a terrifying game of brinksmanship, a gamble that could break the last military taboo and destroy both countries.

  • 4.9 (10 ratings)
    Octopussy and the Living Daylights and Other Stories (






UNABRIDGED) by Ian Fleming Narrated by Tom Hiddleston

    Octopussy and the Living Daylights and Other Stories

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    Four stories that showcase Bond at his very best. In Octopussy, a talented but wayward British major pays a high price when his wartime past catches up with him, while in The Property of a Lady, a Fabergé egg leads Bond to a KGB spy. In The Living Daylights, Bond has a perilous rendezvous in sniper's alley, and 007 in New York (read by Lucy Fleming) sees him sent to America to warn an ex-MI6 operative about a dangerous liaison. Contains an exclusive bonus interview with Tom Hiddleston.

  • 4.4 (5286 ratings)
    American Assassin (






UNABRIDGED) by Vince Flynn Narrated by George Guidall

    American Assassin

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    Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorists worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

    Lesley says: "Flynn never disappoints"
  • 4.3 (4447 ratings)
    The Lion's Game (






UNABRIDGED) by Nelson DeMille Narrated by Scott Brick

    The Lion's Game

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    To survive in a game with no rules at all, John Corey must invent a strategy that includes no luck at all. He and the Anti-Terrorist Task Force must stop "The Lion," an alleged Libyan terrorist with the instincts of a wild animal, the bloodlust of a carnivore, and the boldness and speed of a cat of prey.

    CoCo says: "Excellent and engaging"
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  • 4.5 (3694 ratings)
    Consent to Kill (






UNABRIDGED) by Vince Flynn Narrated by George Guidall

    Consent to Kill

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    For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated. They have decided the time has come.

    Timothy says: "One of the Best Stories I've Ever Heard"
  • 4.3 (3476 ratings)
    Threat Vector (






UNABRIDGED) by Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney Narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips

    Threat Vector

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    • By Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney
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    Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

    Jean says: "Spies and a counter espionage"
  • 4.4 (3375 ratings)
    The Last Man: A Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Vince Flynn Narrated by George Guidall

    The Last Man: A Novel

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    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

    K says: "Couldn't be better...except"
  • Tom Clancy Support and Defend: A Campus Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Greaney Narrated by Scott Brick

    Tom Clancy Support and Defend: A Campus Novel

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    Dominic Caruso. Nephew of President Jack Ryan. FBI agent and operator for The Campus, a top secret intelligence agency that works off the books for the U.S. government. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can't save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack. Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world.

    Lori says: "Disappointing"
  • The Heist (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Silva Narrated by George Guidall

    The Heist

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    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled listeners with 16 thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast of compelling characters and ingenious plots that have taken them around the globe and back - from the United States to Europe, Russia to the Middle East. His brilliant creation, Gabriel Allon - art restorer, assassin, spy - has joined the pantheon of great fictional secret agents, including George Smiley, Jack Ryan, Jason Bourne, and Simon Templar.

    Brian says: "If new to Daniel Silva, great book. Otherwise..."
  • The Target (






UNABRIDGED) by David Baldacci Narrated by Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy

    The Target

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    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
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    The president knows it's a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off the impossible: Will Robie and his partner, Jessica Reel. Together, Robie and Reel's talents as assassins are unmatched. But there are some in power who don't trust the pair.

    G. House Sr. says: "Tight and Engaging -- Reel and Robie are back!"
  • The Kill Artist (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Silva Narrated by George Guidall

    The Kill Artist

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    • By Daniel Silva
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    After the assassination of his wife and son, Gabriel Allon retires from his brutal anti-terrorist career and loses himself in his previous cover job: art restoration. But when Tariq al-Hourani, the Palestinian terrorist responsible for his family’s death, begins a killing spree designed to destroy Middle East peace talks, Gabriel once again slips into the shadowy world of international intrigue. In a global game of hide-and-seek, the motives of Gabriel and Tariq soon become more personal than political.

    Jane says: "Felt like things had been done before."
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  • On Target: A Gray Man Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Greaney Narrated by Jay Snyder

    On Target: A Gray Man Novel

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    Four years ago, assassin Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. Now, an old comrade returns to haunt him - and to force him on a mission against his will. With his ruthless employers on one side, his former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Court Gentry would kill to get out of this one alive.

    Clayton says: "really impressive"
  • Days of Rage: A Pike Logan Thriller, Book 6 (






UNABRIDGED) by Brad Taylor Narrated by Rich Orlow, Henry Strozier

    Days of Rage: A Pike Logan Thriller, Book 6

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    Former Delta Force operative Brad Taylor brings his military expertise to bear in the New York Times best-selling Pike Logan series. In Days of Rage, Russia takes aim at the Taskforce by supplying extremists in Nigeria with a weapon of mass destruction. With time running out, Pike races to unravel a Cold War-era mystery and stop a plot aimed at killing millions.

  • Rainbow Six (






UNABRIDGED) by Tom Clancy Narrated by Michael Prichard

    Rainbow Six

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    Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark is the newly named head of Rainbow, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. In a trial by fire, he must stop a terrorist group of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on earth as we know it.

    Brodie says: "Tom Clancy (Top Cat)"
  • American Assassin (






UNABRIDGED) by Vince Flynn Narrated by George Guidall

    American Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
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    Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorists worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

    Lesley says: "Flynn never disappoints"
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  • The English Assassin (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Silva Narrated by John Lee

    The English Assassin

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    • By Daniel Silva
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    Israeli art restorer and occasional secret agent Gabriel Allon has a problem. He finds a prominent Swiss banker dead in front of his Raphael, and he's the prime suspect. After some diplomatic intervention, Allon is freed. However, the banker's daughter tells him that her father's French Impressionist paintings, acquired under dubious circumstances during WWII, have been stolen by the murderers. Once Allon knows about the wartime misdeeds, he is pursued by a shadowy killer known only as "the Englishman."

    Oxi says: "I'm hooked..."
  • The English Girl: Gabriel Allon, Book 13 (






UNABRIDGED) by Daniel Silva Narrated by George Guidall

    The English Girl: Gabriel Allon, Book 13

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    Daniel Silva delivers another spectacular thriller starring Gabriel Allon, The English Girl. When a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica, a prime minister’s career is threatened with destruction. Allon, the wayward son of Israeli intelligence, is thrust into a game of shadows where nothing is what it seems...and where the only thing more dangerous than his enemies might be the truth.…

    Janels says: "Gabriel's story takes huge strides"
  • Threat Vector (






UNABRIDGED) by Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney Narrated by Lou Diamond Phillips

    Threat Vector

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    Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island.

    Jean says: "Spies and a counter espionage"
  • The Director (






UNABRIDGED) by David Ignatius Narrated by George Guidall

    The Director

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    In David Ignatius' gripping new novel, spies don' t bother to steal information...they change it, permanently and invisibly. Graham Weber has been director of the CIA for less than a week when a Swiss kid in a dirty T-shirt walks into the American consulate in Hamburg and says the agency has been hacked, and he has a list of agents' names to prove it. This is the moment a CIA director most dreads. Weber isn' t sure where to turn until he meets a charismatic (and unstable) young man named James Morris who runs the Internet Operations Center.

    Charles says: "Well Done."
  • The Housewife Assassin's Handbook: The Housewife Assassin, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Josie Brown Narrated by Melissa Moran

    The Housewife Assassin's Handbook: The Housewife Assassin, Book 1

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    Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one - and it happens to be government-sanctioned. But Donna earned it the hard way: Her husband was killed the day she delivered their third child. To avenge her husband's murder, Donna leads a secret life as an assassin. But espionage makes for strange bedfellows, and brings new meaning to that old adage, "Honey, I'm home...."

  • The Madmen of Benghazi: A Malko Linge Novel, Book 1 (






UNABRIDGED) by Gérard de Villiers Narrated by Nicholas Guy Smith

    The Madmen of Benghazi: A Malko Linge Novel, Book 1

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    When terrorists try to shoot down a plane carrying Libyan prince Ibrahim al-Senussi, it is clear that someone wants him dead. But the CIA has its own plot for the prince: Now that Qaddafi has been overthrown, al-Senussi is their best bet to set up a constitutional monarchy and stem the Islamist tide in Libya. The CIA, which needs Malko as much as he needs them, sends the Austrian aristocrat to Cairo to learn more about al-Senussi’s plans by seducing his companion, a ravishing British model.

  • Rogue Agent: Jaclyn Johnson, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Sean Sweeney Narrated by Laura Jennings

    Rogue Agent: Jaclyn Johnson, Book 2

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    They said it was going to be the safest Olympic Games yet. They were wrong. Heightened security did not stop a terrorist attack on the final group stage match of the Olympic soccer tournament between the United States and host Great Britain, played at the fabled Wembley Stadium, the home of British football. And when an agent of al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack, it sent both the United States and the United Kingdom into a heightened state of alert.

  • The Enemy: Victor the Assassin, Book 2 (






UNABRIDGED) by Tom Wood Narrated by Daniel Philpott

    The Enemy: Victor the Assassin, Book 2

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    The mysterious assassin known only as Victor is locked in an uneasy alliance with the CIA. And he has a list: Three names, three victims. Worst of all, Victor is given just two days to take down his targets, forcing him to compromise his usual extreme care. With each name Victor crosses off his list, the game grows far more complex - and far more lethal. A conspiracy begins to unwind and suddenly this perfect assassin becomes the perfect target.

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  • Rising Tiger: A Jake Adams International Espionage Thriller (






UNABRIDGED) by Trevor Scott Narrated by Bronson Pinchot

    Rising Tiger: A Jake Adams International Espionage Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Trevor Scott
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
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    When the former Deputy Director of the CIA, Bill Remington, takes off after charges of selling secrets to the Chinese, Jake Adams is hired off the books to find the rogue Agency officer. But with many friends in the Agency, and money siphoned to numerous off-shore accounts, this will not be an easy task. In fact, Remington has managed to hide for nearly a month without the Agency, Interpol, or any foreign agencies discovering his location. Jake finds himself in Taiwan, where he is attacked almost immediately and set up as a murderer.

  • Tom Clancy Support and Defend: A Campus Novel (






UNABRIDGED) by Mark Greaney Narrated by Scott Brick

    Tom Clancy Support and Defend: A Campus Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Mark Greaney
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Dominic Caruso. Nephew of President Jack Ryan. FBI agent and operator for The Campus, a top secret intelligence agency that works off the books for the U.S. government. Already scarred by the death of his brother, Caruso is devastated when he can't save a friend and his family from a terrorist attack. Ethan Ross was a mid-level staffer for the National Security Council. Now he's a wanted fugitive on the run with a microdrive that contains enough information to wreck American intelligence efforts around the world.

    Lori says: "Disappointing"
  • A Crimson Overture: A Detective Novel of 1930: The Cyrus Skeen Detective Series, Volume 5 (






UNABRIDGED) by Edward Cline Narrated by Gregg A. Rizzo

    A Crimson Overture: A Detective Novel of 1930: The Cyrus Skeen Detective Series, Volume 5

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Edward Cline
    • Narrated By Gregg A. Rizzo
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    During a Nob Hill society party, Skeen and his painter wife, Dilys, befriend a beautiful sculptress who turns out to be a British spy carrying important information about the extent of that infiltration in American and British governments. In A Crimson Overture, one thing leads to another, and soon Skeen is enmeshed in a conspiracy to silence him and anyone else with knowledge of the scale of espionage and treason in both countries.