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)
If Dick Hill hadn't have been performing this audio role, I don't know where the excitement would have come from. The author seemed more interested in arcane knowledge of the various governmental security agencies, though I don't know if that information is accurate. If one is interested in griping about bureaucracy, then this book is for you, otherwise I'd take a pass.
audio books are Theater of the Mind when done right. They lift words from a page written by an author and transport you into another world
I never like to say the audio is better then a book you read, but dick hill is an amazing performer.
The lead Carlos Guillermo Castillo
EVERYONE of the Characters Dick hill does is mind blowing amazing. A real talent Dick Hill is. He really gets you into the story through his story telling and the voices he does for each character.
when all else fails, there's one man. The Presidential Agent
W E B Griffin is a brilliant story teller and Dick hill is an amazing performer
The story is ok, the main character is ok, if very cliched. However the book is way too long in my opinion by 1/3. The military jargon is excessively detailed, ok the first time, but by the third and fourth I kept thinking "ok I get it, you don't really have to repeat this again".
The narration made the book come alive.
Tended to drag in spots.
This is equal and very good. Enjoy his presentation.
This one took several sittings due to length but wouldn't change a thing.
Find that audible version of Griffin's writing easier than reading the thick, detailed book.
A Great book and a performance by Dick Hill that was incredible! I have bought this audible book for a few friends because I just had to share it. It doesn't start quickly (at least IMO), but once the protagonist gets introduced, you are off! The characters are rich, the dialogue is fantastic, and Dick Hill renders all of the different characters in such a way that they come to life.
Easily in my top 5 Audible books of all time!
The characters were believable and likeable
Although the final battle was a bit unbelievable the rest of the story was tight and kept my interest throughout. It kind of felt like the end was thrown together without the thought and research of the majority of the book, but still worthwhile, I'll try another of his books.
Changed my thoughts on this book since I've realized it's part one of a trilogy; story = 4 stars.Wish Audible made this clear on their site.
This was my first Griffen book and I plan to give him another try. I think the main character (Charley) needs a little more work, sometimes he seem seasoned and other times I thought he was 22 years old.
Dick Hill's always give a 4 star performance.
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.
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.
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