When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran, the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hidden vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, betrayal, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered killers with a thirst for blood.
Accompanied by the beautiful assassin called Violin, Joe follows a series of clues to find the Book of Shadows, which contains a horrifying truth that threatens to shatter his entire worldview. They say the truth will set you free… Not this time. The secrets of the Assassin’s Code will set the world ablaze.
©2012 Jonathan Maberry (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
"Maberry delivers plenty of action." (Publishers Weekly)
Great read. Really enjoyed every bit of it. The reader has a sexy voice so he is easy to listen to. If you listen at 1.5 speed, it makes even the boring dialog sound like action. Can't wait til book 5.
Another Maberry written, Porter read masterpiece. I love all the joe ledger novels. It's like watching the best action movie...but it's in your ears. Great story as always.
Jonathan Maberry is quickly becoming my favorite sci-if action writer. The characters are phenomenal and the wise-assery of Joe Ledger is brought to life by Ray Porter. Love Ghost a ton. Cannot wait to get me a white German shepherd with titanium teeth!
I am a huge fan of Ledger and his crew. I raised an eye brow when I suspected what the Red Nights were early on. Good thing Maberry does a great job at making most of the content believable. Another great story and I'm about to dig into another
There doesn't seem to be as much character development as I'd like happening. Four books in, and I still don't know any more about some of the characters than I did in book 1. I also find these "secret organization is responsible for all the world's crime" plotlines too hard to buy into.
Sure. I might not pay full price for them, but if I could get them on sale I might, depending on the narrator.
Ray Porter's narration is fantastic. He does great with pretty much all the characters. I do like his Mr. Church and Toys (maybe because they're also my favorite characters overall).
Weariness? I keep hoping these books will get better than just "okay" and so far they haven't quite done it. The first book was better than those after it, I think, but I still think these books focus too much on explaining and action scenes and the politics of the plot and not enough time on developing characters and relationships and revealing interesting backstory.
Two stars means "okay", as at GR. Amazon rating would be 3.
Jonathan Mayberry does not disappoint and Ray Porter does the narration with style Who ra! Joe and company take on terrorist that are part of an agreement made before modern times.
This story has the historical elements of Da Vinci Code and dark forces of Twilight series. Buckle up for a wild ride.
The rehashing of previous characters being reintroduced seemed to drag on as did the scenes from ancient history. Made it a bit slow overall for me.
I happened upon this author by chance; while reading a review for a different author the reviewer made a statement "if you want a great zombie book then put down this one and go straight to Jonathan Mayberry." So I did and I have to say that reading a series with hardcore mixed military kick ass soldiers battle zombies and dragons and bioterrorism and vampires and cockroach soldiers while navigating espionage is pretty good but mix in that Joe Ledger humor and hot damn these books are addictive.
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