For years, ex–Navy SEAL Maxwell Moore has worked across the Middle East and behind the scenes for the Special Activities Division of the CIA, making connections, extracting valuable intelligence, and facing off against America’s enemies at every turn. And then...news of a potentially devastating coalition: What if two of the greatest threats to the security of the United States were to form an unholy alliance? The Taliban is trying to exploit a Mexican drug cartel to which they supply opium as a means to bring the fire of jihad to the hearts of the infidels. It is up to Moore, and his team, to infiltrate and dismantle the drug cartel, even as they hunt for those who would bring the ultimate terror and destruction to the streets of America.In a story that races from the remote, war-scarred landscapes of the Middle East to the blood-soaked chaos of the U.S.–Mexico border, Tom Clancy once again delivers a heart-stopping thriller that is frighteningly close to reality.
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Tom Clancy is just an awesome author takes you through emotions and stories that you can actually see while listening . Stories that could be factual and includes factual information I these stories just a great book
Enjoyed the story, there were two major story lines that seemed to be well woven together. The ending was bit of a surprise, but made sense and it felt more realistic. The Clancy attention to details and descriptions was maintained. The suspense carried thru to the end. Recommend this for the action and suspense.
Combines seals, drug cartels and terrorism in a fast paced modern novel that is difficult to put down.
Unlike a let of his stories, an unusual number of good guys perish.
Yes as it is a great novel that introduces a great character in Max Moore and it is one hell of a story. It is a shame we haven't seen more of this character.
Yes as the cartels wipe each other out and law enforcement agency seem powerless to do anything about them and then they have to handle a bunch of terrorists as well.
Steven Webber did a great job especially with the Mexican and Middle Eastern accents.
The narrator brought this story to life. Every character (from many different countries) all had different accents. I could tell which character was speaking by that alone.
Our hero, Max Moore and the great narration.
Each character had a different voice. Some books, even though the story may be great, is ruined by poor narration. I would love to see Steven Weber and Lou Diamond Phillips (the Jack Ryan series) read all the books I listen to.
It was a slow starter, but then I have found that most Clancy books are that way. I knew if I stayed with the early chapters the stoey woukd unfold.
It is a pretty good listen once things are set in place
Pretty similar to other Tom Clancy works.
Steven Weber does a good job narrating the story.
Once the stage is set, which takes a little while, it gets better and better.
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Read and listened, the audio version brings its fast paced action to life.
All good, but Max Moore make one hell of an action figure.
No I haven't, but based on this one I will be looking for more of this narrator.
Long, wordy and impossible to put down, sleep is not an option!
Bring on the bad guys, John Clarke has an equal!
The Story is reasonably good but I agree with some of the other reviewers that there are a lot of characters to keep track of. And not to be too Anglocentric about it but the unfamiliarity and similarity of mostly the Arabic and some of the Hispanic names makes it even a little harder to keep track of in the beginning. Steven Weber's great narration and characterization helps sort it out after a while though.
I think the biggest problem I have with the book is with the main character's therapist. Of course we never meet this character but whomever cleared this man to go back in the field didn't do a very thorough job. If his fellow agents had any idea of how often his mind was wandering to past battles during a firefight no one would ever work with him. It is often to the point of him having to "snap back" to the current situation. This seems like it would have been a more useful gimmick to have happen in between the action or during the comedown after a fight. However it often happens in the heat of battle and seems rather ridiculous to me. Generally blanking out while being shot at ends poorly (or should).
Maybe I just got stuck on this point but it seemed out of place and was very distracting to me. I found the story enjoyable enough otherwise.
intense, suspenseful, surprising
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Nice voice, good tempo and knows how to tell a story
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