Fed up, the president of the United States turns to an outside investigator to determine the truth, an Army intelligence officer serving as special assistant to the secretary of homeland security.
Delta Force major Carlos Guillermo Castillo, known as Charley, is the son of a German mother and a Tex-Mex father who was killed in the Vietnam War and awarded a Medal of Honor. A West Point graduate, a pilot, and a veteran of Desert Storm, Castillo has a sharp eye for the facts - and the reality behind them.
Traveling undercover, he flies to Africa, and there, helped and hindered by unexpected allies and determined enemies, he begins to untangle a story of frightening dimensions - a story that, unless he can do something about it, will end very, very badly indeed, not only for Castillo...but for all of America.
©2004 W. E. B. Griffin; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
"Proving himself solidly in control of cutting-edge military material, Griffin bases his new series not on wars past but on today's murky exigencies of terrorism and international political intrigue." (Publishers Weekly)
"Dick Hill does a top-notch job presenting a huge cast of charters from far-flung corners of the globe." (AudioFile)
I have never read or listened to any of Grillin's work before. This story is excellent a must for everyone.
When a special warfare group went into Africa looking for the missing plane.
Hill brings to life all the different character’s in the story
Great story, good listen well worth getting
All of Griffin's books are awesome, but I'm really enjoying the Narrator, Dick Hill. He is amazing the way that he can change his voice and do some many different characters. He is probably the best that I have heard.
NASCAR. Brutus. Good Beer. Books.
I got hooked on Griffin many years ago with the brotherhood war series. This made me miss that series just that much more. Great read can't wait to read the next one.
I have read several WEB Griffin books but, not for awhile. I found this one to be a low point for the writer. The story was based on a ridiculous premise of a plane flying into the Liberty Bell and a govenment that seemed clueless on how to stop it. It just did not intrigue me at all.
Dick Hill's performance was the worst. The character voices were stereotypical and poorly executed. It sounded like he had marbles in his mouth sometimes.
Griggin takes WAY too long to get to the point, and adds at least twice the fluff needed for the story to evolve. If I ever get another book from him, it will probably be an abridged version. I'm guessing that might be better.
The reader did an excellent job, and it was easy to tell who was who, and to get the environment feeling of the story.
The story was intriguing. If the book were about half as long, it probably would have been an excellent story. As it was, I found myself bored most of the time, and started listening as background noise rather than really getting engrossed in the story.
Bottom line -- if you want to hear the story, try the abridged version. I pretty much always go for the unabridged version, but I think I will break that rule if I decide to even try another Griffin book...
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites.
I bought this book by mistake late one evening thinking it was a continuation of another series I started. THIS BOOK IS ACTUALLY MUCH BETTER. Griffin does a superb job incorporating facts with fiction. I also added a new word to my vocabulary, ‘fing’.
The lead character is developed wonderfully. He starts out looking like a talented officer with great instinct and as more and more information is given by his colleagues, friends & family you find out that he is truly amazing.
Dick Hill goes above his normally great reads to really embracing each characters and allowing the character’s individuality shine through.
This book was very long, however it was worth every minute! I can not wait to start the next book.
A great adventure.
I enjoyed the story of Charlie Castilio's origins and his adaptation to a new family.
Too many to pick a favorite. The meeting with his grandparents.
His being chosen for such an important mission in the US government.
Interesting story and Dick Hill is always good. I enjoyed the way the author explained a lot of terminology and background. It was hard to keep track of all the characters at times. I don't know how much of the story was based on fact. I hope our security forces are not that inept. I do think the lack of communication between departments,egos, competition and posturing are right. Well written.
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