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Zombies, and Terrorist and Vampires oh my! The fourth installment in the Joe Ledger series picks up follows the same template as the three before it but with a new twisted set of challenges. If you’re a fan of intense action, unique characters and a giant smart ass as your main character, then dive right into “Assassins Code” and enjoy the ride.
Ray Porter does a great job as usual.
I feel like I wish these could be movies, but at the same time I'm so glad they're not because I know any movie versions would screw them up. maybe a TV series, cable...
anyway, I've recently discovered this series and have not been able to wait for my monthly audible allotments to continue listening to these books!
I am the kind of audible listener (and reader) that listens to my titles multiple times - or at least the ones I like best - and Joe Ledger and the DMS have made it to that list with Larry Correia's Grimnoir Trilogy and Monster Hunter international books and The Rook by Daniel O'Malley and the Ex Heroes books by Peter Clines. Welcome to the club, Joe...
I enjoyed the audible show. But your imagination with works you read is powerful.
This book is as strong as the first one in the series.
Was not expecting the end of some characters or the surprise at the end.
Once again, Jonathan Maberry delivers a great adventure with Joe Leger and Echo Team. His ability to describe an action sequence puts you right in the middle of a fight ducking the punches. And along with the physical pain of battling with enemies, you feel the psychological pain of these characters. This is never brushed over and even the Department of Military Sciences psychiatrist Rudy Sanchez has a difficult job trying help the team cope with loss and give them confidence to battle the evil forces that Team Echo may be no match for. And Maberry adds just enough science to make his supernatural enemies plausible as well as plenty of history to explain how they evolved.
This time Joe and Echo Team are in Iran chasing down multiple groups of terrorist with nuclear devices. How many nukes and where are they? It is difficult to say. As Mr. Church, Baltimore head of the DMS and his team work to decode ancient text. But the tension never lets up in this superbly written and complexly plotted book.
There is even a bit of humor with mistaken identity as Leger makes his way to a "safe house" in Tehran. "Do I look like a vampire?" an irritated Joe Leger ask. But things quickly turn serious and a few old enemies emerge as well as new ones. And Joe teams up with a beautiful and unbelievably fast and agile assassin, code named, Violin, who more than once "saves his bacon" And a set up for a sequel I can't wait to read as a bit of evil slips through the cracks.
Probably not. I seldom read any book twice. There are still so many books I want to read.
I have become a Joe Ledger fan. And honestly all good guys should go down swinging.
Ohhh that is tuff. Ledger of course is the lead and gets the most attention. But he does a great job making Church as scary as he should be.
Same as subject. "When Vampires have Nightmares it is Joe Ledger they are running from."
The last sentence
Truly, with the Ledger books I don't have these ... I love the books in their entirety .... I USUALLY can't say I like one "part" over another.
Same here.....these books are gruesome (in the manner of a much more talented Jack Bauer - TV can only do so much). But I actually really like Joe's detailed descriptions of the fight scenes.
The last sentence made me smile. Big.
I've only got two more Joe Ledger books to read .... I'm SO sad. I've read the reviews on Deep Pine and I just don't know. Maybe I'll try Rot & Ruin next. I've So loved Joe and Ray Porter - this man is second only to Scott Brick. I LOVE HIM.
I tell all my friends about the Joe Ledger series
The Magic of Mr. Maberry is that every moment is memorable. It never gets stale
Yes, ALL of Mr. Potters performances make the story alive. #1 in my book.
Vampires in the real world, and with nukes? You've got to be kidding!
Like I said before, the Joe Ledger series has sucked me in. I own every book!
Ray Porter IS Joe Ledger to me, so any Ledger book her reads, I am buying! That said, this book is a big disaapointment. JUST when the action gets moving and you think you are the cusp of figuring things out, BAM, a stupid 'interlude' pops up. These interludes add NOTHING to the story that could not have been done in a single prologue. They are too distracting from the arc of the story, and by the time we are brought back to Joe and Echo team, too much time has elapsed and the momentum is lost. I don't know why Jonathan Maberry loves these 'interludes' but they really need to go. A story like this, and others of its ilk, relies on momentum and suspense--not idiotic forays into times way past, and which have very little to do with the story at hand. Next time, Jonathan, do this sort of thing in a prologue and let the story move! If I was reading this on my kindle, I would have returned it for credit after the first 6 interludes. Had this been a paperback I was reading, I'd have shredded it. Dreck.