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Breach of Power | [Chuck Barrett]

Breach of Power

A hiker finds a journal deep inside a glacier that was lost during World War II. On its frozen pages are etched the secret locations of treasures lost since the 1940s. But something more ominous is scribed in the journal, something that threatens the Presidency of the United States.
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Publisher's Summary

A hiker finds a journal deep inside a glacier that was lost during World War II. On its frozen pages are etched the secret locations of treasures lost since the 1940s. But something more ominous is scribed in the journal - something that threatens the Presidency of the United States.

Jake Pendleton and his new partner, Francesca Catanzaro, work for an "off the books" intelligence firm and are summoned to the White House where they are instructed to locate and acquire the book. Jake soon realizes there are others on a quest to find it as well. Others who will kill to get to it first.

©2013 Chuck Barrett (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    shelley Raleigh, NC 12-27-13
    shelley Raleigh, NC 12-27-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Now one of my New Favorite Authors"
    If you could sum up Breach of Power in three words, what would they be?

    Action. Suspense. Fast-paced.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Again , Scott Brick brings life to any story.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a really good follow up to "The Toymaker". I have listened to all three in the series consecutively and can not wait for Chuck Barrett to write another. I figured out the mystery about 1/2 way through but the ride to the end was thrilling

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Tariffville, CT, United States 12-20-13
    Thomas Tariffville, CT, United States 12-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "It has its moments..."

    The story and style is right along with other novels such as Brad Thor. The story is good and the mystery does play along well. Narration with Mr. Brick is awesome as expected. I enjoyed the story and would recommend this if you like the action, mystery type books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States 01-14-14
    Tim Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States 01-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Pursuing suspense, the story was lost"

    It is an OK read if your just looking for s suspense novel. Unfortunately the story loses believably. To much for the sake of sensationalism. You will find yourself saying "really" this is just stupid.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 01-07-14
    Matthew SEATTLE, WA, United States 01-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Career as a mortuary employee on hold..."
    Would you listen to Breach of Power again? Why?

    I don't listen to audio books more than once. At least, I try to avoid it.


    Would you recommend Breach of Power to your friends? Why or why not?

    Only if you like these types of sprawling action thrillers. It is classic for the genre, but not exceptional.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The resolution in the mortuary was fascinating, as much for the drama and family politics as anything else.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Some of the graveyard scenes are fascinating.


    Any additional comments?

    The story is a bit messy, the characters clear but sometimes illogical. The background is interesting, and the resolution is clean. On balance, a decent offering in this thriller genre. The Scott Brick performance is good ( although sometimes abit flat ) and, on balance, this isn't a bad use of a credit.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jack Carson City, NV, United States 01-01-14
    Jack Carson City, NV, United States 01-01-14 Member Since 2015

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    "Excellent story with lots of twists. Great reader."

    What a great read! Plenty of plot twists, turns and surprises. The main character, Jake, is very skilled but also from time to time shows that he is human. The author built suspense and did not divulge the importance of "the book" until the end; plenty of intrigue at the highest level. I didn't want the book to end...and will definitely look for more from this author.

    Scott Brick is one of our favorite readers and, again, did not disappoint. Thank you, Mr. Brick.

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    Gary Suwanee, GA, United States 04-14-15
    Gary Suwanee, GA, United States 04-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "superficial detective/spy story"
    What disappointed you about Breach of Power?

    Far fetched not much of a real story line


    What was most disappointing about Chuck Barrett’s story?

    "US president ordering assassinations of US Senators" President routinely dealing with covert team of spy/assassins. Numerous characters story "bounces around".


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Scott brick is one of the best narrators but you gotta have a good story to tell.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None tedious to listen to.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey C Jones 03-29-15
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    "Awesome story and performance!"

    Can't wait for the next Jake Pendleton adventure! All 3 in this series are exceptionally written, and Scott Brick is my favorite reader.

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    Brian christy 03-05-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The series just keeps getting better."

    I look forward to the next book with great anticipation. Jake is really evolving into a character that earns the reader's respect and loyalty.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ann McDonald Hesperia, CA. USA 02-17-15
    Ann McDonald Hesperia, CA. USA 02-17-15 Member Since 2011

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    "I liked this book"

    Very interesting story from the first page. I bought it because of the narrator as I had no experience with the author. But now, I will try more of Mr. Barrett's books. I like to read series so would like to get the next assignment for Jake & Francesca. Hopefully there is one.

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    JenJo 01-19-15
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    "Disappointing"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This book was disappointing. First, the author spends way too much time setting up the characters. Several chapters are spent on things that have nothing to do with the plot of the book, but you don't know that at first. I kept wondering how all these things would fit together, when they were actually just giving unnecessarily lengthy context for the characters.

    Second, the story just ends up being silly. I bought in yo the plot up to a point... then it just takes some preposterous turns. I spent the last two hours just wanting it to be finished.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Chuck Barrett again?

    Probably not.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I usually love Scott Brick, but in this one his attempts at accents fall flat and many characters just sound the same. The main character, in particular, sometimes has a vague southern accent and sometimes doesn't.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment that I'd wasted time and money.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "Frozen Secrets"

    A journal is found next to a frozen cadaver in a glacier. What's in the journal? How does it relate to a series of grave robberies throughout the USA and will it mean the end to a US President?

    There's a very tense, atmospheric underwater chase that would be ace in a Bond film, good listen.

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