Mark Sullivan has created a propulsive, compelling new thriller. Rogue, is one part Bourne Identity and one part Mission: Impossible, but listeners will also love the nod to Hitchcock’s It Takes a Thief. Two years ago, Robin Monarch was a top level CIA operative—perhaps the best they had when it came to black bag operations. Then one day, in the middle of an operation, with his team around him in the field, Monarch walked away, leaving his old life and friends behind without a word of explanation. Now this ex-soldier, ex-operative, and orphan with a murky past is a thief, stealing from the super-rich and has surfaced in St. Tropez. But when a complicated, high profile jewel heist goes wrong, Monarch is led into a carefully woven trap designed to force him to complete the very same mission he walked away from years ago. It will take all of his skills (as well as those of the team he burned) and all of his cunning, if Monarch is to thwart the violent and deadly goals of the very powerful cabal who will do whatever it takes to bring the very dangerous "Green Fields" technology under their control.
©2012 Mark Sullivan (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
"A true juggernaut of a thriller, pure adrenaline in print. With the creation of Robin Monarch, Sullivan has crafted a Jason Bourne for the new millennium." (James Rollins)
Loved Robyn Monarch
The End >> Very fitting !
No but only because its not possible
1st Mark Sullivan book and really looking forward to the following series ! As you can see I am a man of few words .
Retired 35 year policeman from So CA, relocated with my wife to South Carolina with "Toby" our cat. I listen to two books a week
Story was very good at the start then it went on and on and ........
BUT, I did enjoy it after taking long breaks and clearing my mind from time to time.
Driving long miles across Wyoming can be soooo boring , but ever since I founds Audible my wife and I love to travel !
Listened to every book in the series and they all have excitement and are hard to stop listening to. Great!
A fast paced story. Next in series has better reviews than this one. I'm looking forward to it. It's in my wish list.
This book has the feel of one written by the numbers. Even so, it is well done. Another way to say it would be, the author is not working to create great literature. He is working to be commercial and entertaining. With that, he succeeds. I enjoyed the story. It was not my favorite, but it was pleasant. If you enjoy stories built around intrigue, action, CIA shenanigans and international settings, you will enjoy this. I am not in a hurry to do so, but I am sure I will purchase more books in this series.
I read listen to about 10 books a month and have been looking for new authors and characters to follow. I chose this book based on other recommendations and was presently surprised. I will definitely put this author on my must read books and catch up on the rest of the books in this series
I was expecting an ass kicking main character, but that's not what I got with Robin Monarch. He's good, his backstory is very interesting, but Court Gentry, Bourne, Bond, Victor the Assassin would all destroy him. He definitely shines a lot more when he's on a team. When he's not on a team, a little too much gets by him a little too often.
As far as story goes, I enjoyed the overall story arc, but the pace fell too many times and the writing wasn't very gripping. There were some VERY cool elements and I had no problem finishing the book so overall I quite enjoyed it.
I recommend The Hunter (Victor the Assassin), The Gray Man, and the Jet series (fun read)
I love love to read (and listen) to great stories!
Some of it seemed a little off....like a spy using his real name when the CIA is looking for him but maybe I just read too many spy stories.
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