When ex-Navy SEAL Nick Foley travels to China to find purpose and escape the demons of his past, he instead stumbles into a conspiracy his Special Forces training never prepared him for. A mysterious and deadly outbreak ravages a remote area of western China, and Nick finds himself the lead suspect in a bioterrorism investigation being conducted by China's elite Snow Leopard counter-terrorism unit.
To clear his name and avoid prosecution, he must team up with beautiful Chinese CDC microbiologist Dr. Dazhong "Dash" Chen to find who is really behind the attack. As their investigation proceeds, their budding friendship is tested by nationalistic loyalties and suspicion.
In a race against time, Nick and Dash must risk everything to stop a mad man before he unleashes the world's next super-weapon in Beijing.
©2016 Brian Andrews and Jeff Wilson (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
What would you do? One min. You are digging a ditch by hand in remote China, a worker you befriended falls out looking to be the victim of a grotesque death like Ebola... So you rush him to medical aid.
In a previous time you were the medic for a Navy Seal team, and you make some observations about your coworker.
Now you find your self detained and quarantined without your clothes, passport, phone. And people are asking you questions and treating you like a terrorist.
And there you have chapter 1. Are you tired yet?
So there you have it that's how the book begins, and it maintains a very god pace all the way to the end.
The book includes, humor,flirtatious behavior, blood, guts, and plenty of gore.
The book also contains many memories the main characters had while they grew up, and these memories influence their actions today
I know I really enjoyed this story, the reader, and what I hope to be a very good series of books
The story keeps moving and keeps you engaged the entire time. I will not go into the story line as the synopsis does that. I will tell you that the characters and relationships between the characters are well developed and interesting. You can tell that Andrews and Wilson did their homework. The science and medical aspects are fascinating and make you think about where we are headed in the future.
The story kept me engaged the entire time. I usually get bored and stall while listening to audio books, not with this book. I found myself staying up late at night to listen to Beijing Red and driving around the block to get to listen longer. I plan to listen to it a second time to pick up on the nuances that I may have missed.
MacLeod's voices were spot on. For the male and female characters his voice made it easy to envision the different genders. The accents were realistic, MacLeod is unbelievable. He has a voice that is very pleasant to listen to and does not distract from the story.
My movie tag line would be "The best movie of 2017! You will be transported to Beijing and transfixed the entire movie."
I would love to see additional books in the Nick Foley series. For now, I can't wait to listen to Tier One by Andrews and Wilson.
Before the end the of first chapter i was really enthralled. this book took me on a trip through many different worlds of new sophisticated threats, espionage and navy seal action in details that kept me captivated. Very good novel. I will and have recommended to friends and family.
Well written, exciting.
I really like this book. The plot and characters are well developed. The scenario is realist and plays out well. If you like Vince Flynn type book, this is one of the very few that matches or beats the Vince Flynn series.
Characters are likable and for the most part believable. However, it would have been nice to see them developed a bit more. We got a glimpse and fragments about them that at times didn’t seem to connect or failed to make complete connections/picture. To name two examples, I didn’t really get the historical ‘fixer’ aspect to Nick’s persona. And while we know Dash’s father is important to her, we don’t get much back story or source for her strength. As far as the story, it moved along quickly and I was interested to find out what happened next. Some might fault the novel for occasional getting into science minutia like the microscope discussion but I think it was fine. It is not unlike going into the minutia in books of this genre about weapons – it was touched on but wasn’t dwelled on. The narrator did a good job. I recommend this book and hope to read/listen to more by these authors (note Alex Ryan is a pseudonym for Brian Andrews & Jeffery Wilson).
I bought this book with no idea of what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. An author that can not only write a good book, but do a top notch job of reading it too! In fact this is a very good example of the kind of reading/narration I prefer. No bells, whistles, roars, screams. Just proper phrasing and inflection! Good listen.
Beijing Red captured my imagination. It's an exciting adventure and a great reader performance. An ex Navy Seal, a Female Chinese scientist, and CIA operatives are only part of the cast of characters you'll meet. Enjoy!
this book was much better then I was expecting.
I recommend it to those looking for a good action thriller.
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