We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Secret Justice | [James W. Huston]

Secret Justice

In the dead of night, Lieutenant Kent "Rat" Ratham and his secret Special Forces counterterrorism team parachute into the Sudanese desert, where an arms merchant is delivering weapons to Wahamad Duar, the world's most wanted terrorist. Eventually Duar is captured. But an enemy within Rat's own government sells him out - a cold-blooded act of betrayal that could lead to horrifying destruction for the United States, for Duar's organization is planning a major strike.
Regular Price:$23.07
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

In the dead of night, Lieutenant Kent "Rat" Ratham and his secret Special Forces counterterrorism team parachute into the Sudanese desert, where an arms merchant is delivering weapons to Wahamad Duar, the world's most wanted terrorist. Eventually Duar is captured. But an enemy within Rat's own government sells him out - a cold-blooded act of betrayal that could lead to horrifying destruction for the United States, for Duar's organization is planning a major strike. Before he can save his country, Rat must defend himself against political forces determined to shut him down.

James W. Huston takes the hottest issue of our time, terrorism, and explores it with a compelling, stay-up-late thriller filled with high-stakes courtroom drama, white-knuckle flying, and the shadowy world of American Special Forces operations.

©2003 James W. Huston; (P)2003 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Lane's high-energy performance further captures the listener's imagination as he gives each character a distinct voice that reflects the individual's demeanor, from arrogant doctor to sullen terrorist." (Kliatt)
"Action adventure listeners who like a little John Grisham tossed into the mix will lock and load on this one." (Publishers Weekly)
"Reader Christopher Lane energetically gives life to this action-packed plot. A variety of accents comfortably identifies the foreign characters, while changes in pace, diction, and style create unique vocal identities for key U.S. players. The effort is topped off with excellent engineering and production." (AudioFile)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (157 )
5 star
 (61)
4 star
 (68)
3 star
 (19)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.3 (52 )
5 star
 (25)
4 star
 (19)
3 star
 (6)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.3 (52 )
5 star
 (26)
4 star
 (19)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Lynn Athens, AL, USA 01-23-09
    Lynn Athens, AL, USA 01-23-09 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "GREAT READ ! RAT IS A SUPERDUDE !"

    The first chapter of the book grabs you and hauls you along for the roller coaster ride. LT Rat's situation goes from bad to worse. Only he can save the US from a terrorist attack. Good action and tecnically correct. The reader does an excellent job with the voices. Just hearing him; you can visualize the characters and know them.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Adriaan Brakpan, South Africa 12-25-12
    Adriaan Brakpan, South Africa 12-25-12 Member Since 2008

    Tell us about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    76
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Torture and the Law"

    Get out the popcorn! This is a real action book from the start to the end. I like Rat’s lawyer he reminds me of Perry Mason. Rat is a real American hero. The plot becomes obvious as you listen to the book. You do not lose interest in it because you want to find how the crises will be solved. Yet the book probes an interesting question about torture. That makes you approve or question Rats actions and motives. So I think the writer James W Huston does a good job of this. I think it is worth its credit.

    The narrator does a fairly good job and is the right person for the book. After listening to audiobook’s for some time, I have come to appreciate that narrators are book specific, meaning that narrator must match the book. I think Christopher Lane captures the essence of the book and the characters. Enjoy the silent Popcorn!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    ScottG Dover, DE 04-08-12
    ScottG Dover, DE 04-08-12 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    163
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Unrelenting on your blood pressure"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely... this book has just the right combination of politics and heros to keep your blood pressure topped out.


    What other book might you compare Secret Justice to and why?

    Marine One and Falcon 7 both also by Huston have the same tenor, tempo and feel... I love it. Comparing to another author, I would say Full Black by Brad Thor or I, Sniper by Stephen Hunter are the same level of


    Any additional comments?

    This truly is an author and a book that can raise your blood pressure to dangerous levels no matter which side of the political bent you fall. In fact, I truly cannot figure out if the author is a liberal or conservative thinker, which I love. Often, knowing the authors personal political view point turns me off to a book because I then see an agenda in every turn of the plot. Here, Huston does a masterful job arguing both sides of the coin... but to tell you who wins, if there is a winner, would ruin the fun.
    The setup is simple: Navy SEAL trying to find the #1 terrorist in the world, tortures one of his minions to get information. Minion dies, but people are saved... is this good or bad? Meanwhile, bad guys plot the death of more Americans and all the while our SEAL hero is on trial, the #1 terrorist is being tried in a special court just for that purpose.
    While the plot seems simple, there are many moments to make you at least ponder the correctness of your belief while at the same time, not being able to turn the pages fast enough.
    Pile on top of the real world dilemma a big heaping of

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rebecc Jacksonville, FL, USA 02-17-09
    Rebecc Jacksonville, FL, USA 02-17-09 Member Since 2002
    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    10
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Outstanding and frightening!"

    A great listen that explores some very real issues facing our armed forces today. You see both sides of an uncomfortable issue and question where you personally stand. This entwined with a thrilling terrorist plot makes for an engaging story that gets better and better as you listen more. Loved it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Steven Morris San Diego, CA USA 05-03-09
    Steven Morris San Diego, CA USA 05-03-09 Member Since 2005
    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    33
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "a great ride!"

    Great book, that's very creative. Takes you on a twisting and turning thrill. Very well read by the narrator. Can't wait to read or listen to the next Huston book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathryn 08-09-14
    Kathryn 08-09-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    32
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    70
    53
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting Perspective"

    As usual James Huston pokes holes in the belief that things are black and white, good and bad ... there are always nuances and shades of grey. The story line is interesting but the delivery is choppy interrupting the flow or story telling. The novel is good, it just isn't great nor Huston's best work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Rusty Galloway, NJ, United States 10-09-13
    Rusty Galloway, NJ, United States 10-09-13

    Avid reader for 45 years

    HELPFUL VOTES
    82
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    141
    140
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "More Rambo than Rat"

    I really wanted to like this book; the question of whether torture is justified in certain circumstances is intriguing. However, Rat seems to be more like a "Rambo" cartoon than an relatable character. The writing was good, the action and suspense were engrossing; however I learned more about the thoughts and lives of the terrorists than the good guys. Hint, I don't really care all that much what makes a person want to blow up innocent people.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Felton Emory, TX, United States 03-18-10
    Felton Emory, TX, United States 03-18-10 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    86
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    79
    37
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Good book - bad narration"

    This is a very exciting and interesting book. I was involved in the story throughout. My problem, as with all Huston's books is the narrator. He is terrible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Daniel Gonzalez MADERA, CA, US 05-08-09
    Daniel Gonzalez MADERA, CA, US 05-08-09 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    26
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    156
    27
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Great Book"

    Truly enjoyed this reading. Kept my attention. Look forward to reading more of his books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Aser Sacramento, CA, USA 03-29-09
    Aser Sacramento, CA, USA 03-29-09
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    106
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Quite Fun"

    This is a great listen. The pacing and mix of action, plotting and courtroom drama keeps things interesting throughout. THe plot twists are a lot of fun too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 12 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.