This story is right up there with a James Rollins or Dan Brown novel, taking a significant event in history and weaving an alternate reality around it. I was holding my breathe until the very end because the story is so plausible it makes you really wonder. The characters of Payne and Jones become alive as Dick Hill narrates. If you like adventure or historical fiction, you have to give this book a try.
Intense, intriguing, informational
Penn Cage. So much turmoil he dealt with in a short period of time, coming from all directions. Just when you think he is going to give in and fold under the pressure, he stands up and does the right thing, knowing it will be far from easy.
Jonathan Sans. Loved the Irish accent and Hill did it so well.
International drama in a small southern town.
I've read nearly all of Iles's books and enjoyed every one. This one was no exception. I'm glad to see that there are others in the pipeline. It's been a long dry spell from Iles. Also, Dick Hill is outstanding when narrating these books. I'm about to start the new short story, The Death Factory, and hope the change in narrator is not a huge mistake.
Yes! The story is so well crafted that it really grabs your attention and won't let go. Scott Brick presents the story with such enthusiasm, and the characters have become real for me.
What kind of secret could be so big that it could threaten everything we know about the US Government/? The way this onion was peeled back, giving you just enough to keep wanting more. I love these stories.
Cotton Malone is such a great character. He's my favorite.
Nor really a moment, but the interaction between Cotton and Cassiopeia is tense. I was not expecting the direction this story took for them.
I've read most of the Steve Berry books, and loved nearly every one. A Berry book is a solid investment of a token.
ABSOLUTELY! John Puller is a great character. You learn more about him in this second installment. The story-line is good and very well delivered by McLarty and Cassidy. Puller is a combination of Jack Reacher, Oliver Stone, and Sean King; Tough, analytic, but has a side that actually cares about people he comes in contact with. Be sure to read Zero Day first to understand some of the references .
I like the continued interaction between Puller and the continuing characters, like his father, brother, and a certain 1 star General.
McLarty and Cassidy do a marvelous job in this presentation as well as others. They add a level of realism that is not found when one narrator attempts to do all characters.
After reading Zero Day, I was very happy to pick back up with John Puller and see that he was ok, but still trying to work through the issues from the previous story. This 2nd outing with John has made him very real for me.
I'm a big Baldacci fan, having read nearly all his books. I was very excited to see this new character and share his journey. I still like his older characters like Stone and King and Maxwell, but it's always good to to meet new heroes.
I had never heard for Steve Berry until I found this book, so I took a chance. It was a good decision as it just what I had hoped. This is a "National Treasure" type of read with just enough fact to make it believable mated with enough fiction to make it entertaining. After this book I when back and found all the others in the Cotton Malone series, enjoying every one. The characters grow in each book, which I like. My only issue is now I've read them all and have to wait on the next book to be released, but I'm sure it will be worth the wait.
Kuzneski has created some truly memorable characters in Payne and Jones, and comes up with such unique story lines. Starting off in Korea and ending up where we do in Sword of God is amazing. So many cookie cutter books about battling terrorists, but this one has a twist that you won't see coming. I'm hooked on Kuzneski, and I've seen of criticism of Dick Hill's narration, he does a great job on the last 3 I've read. I'm loading up The Lost Throne next.
OK, I'm a Mitch Rapp, Scott Harvath, Alex Hawk, Jack Ryan, James bond fan. Yes, this book does not compare to those, but I believe the Project has promise. These ladies were introduced in "Foreign Influence" by Thor, so you should read that if you want more info on the new characters. I enjoyed the new addition to Harvath's circle of friends. I will definitely give this group of ladies another chance when Thor releases the next volume.
Such a great idea, going back to how it all began, explaining how Mitch Rapp came to be. I'm a huge Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp fan and thoroughly enjoyed this book. George Guidall does a wonderful job of narrating, as usual. My only complaint is Flynn can't publish the next volume fast enough for my desires.
I've read pretty much all the Jack Ryan books, and while this seems to lack some of the depth of the original books, I like where they are going with Jack Jr. You get used to characters like Clark and Dominguez, and they help tie you back to the older stories. This re-emergence of Jack Sr. is very promising, I can't wait for the next installment. I was also surprised at how well Lou Diamond Phillips did with the narration. He's no Jim Dale, but he made the characters come alive with just subtle changes to his voice, enough to believe you were listing to different people. I enjoyed this book a great deal and will definitely be watching for the next one.
Shaw, quickly becoming one of my favorite characters, returns in a great new story. After finishing The Whole Truth a year or so back, I was looking for anything that might pick up the character again. This is a great listen, holds your attention with lots of action and characters developed well enough for you to know who they are but not so well that you aren't suprised at new developments. Ron McLarty does another excellent job of narrating, making each character come alive with a different voices, accents, and expressions. This is a great book.
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