Two agents, Russian and American, are brutally murdered. College students, working as drug mules, die gruesome deaths from radiation poisoning. Powerful dirty bombs explode minutes apart in San Francisco and St. Petersburg, Russia - slaughtering citizens and spreading blind panic throughout the world. But this is only a warning. The next attack will be nuclear.
Enter Air Force OSI agent Jericho Quinn and his crack team of specialists. Their mission: track down the black-market arms dealer who masterminded the plot - with a Soviet-era, suitcase-sized bomb - and dismantle them both. When the trail leads to South America, Quinn has to join the famous Dakar Rally, a 6,000-mile motorcycle run that’s about to become the most dangerous race in history. It’s not the finish line they’re racing for. It’s the fate of the world....
©2013 Marc Cameron (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I love what Marc Cameron has done with this series: National Security introduced the main characters and established the tone for the series. Act of Terror picks up where the last book left off, introduced some more characters for the series. State of Emergency starts shortly after AoT, lets us know that one of the previous villains is still being pursued, but takes us to more pressing matters. Jericho picks up more allies and enemies and we can see the stage being set for some interesting story arcs in both his professional and personal life.
Jericho Quinn ranks with Scot Harvath, Mitch Rapp, and Jason Bourne as my favorite counter-terrorist agents.
Baby Boomer in Raleigh NC. Faves include James Lee Burke, CJ Box, Baldacci, Flynn, Child, DeMille, Crais, Connolly, Thor, Coes, L'amour. Average two books/week.
I just discovered Jericho Quinn a week or so ago.... and immediately ordered / listened to all three IN ORDER. Definitely read in chronological order as each adventure builds on the earlier ones.
The narrator for the first two books was (IMO) preferable to this one. This one was too much "mouse and squirrel" with his accents. But this narrator did not detract from my enjoyment. This narrator's "Zamora" did drip pure psycho-evil.
Comparisons to more established action heroes is easy and obvious. Quinn may be closer to Mitch Rapp than many others. Looking forward to more of Jericho (and friends) from Marc Cameron.
I have over 125 books in my library and this is the first time I hade to stop listening and buy the book do to the narration. On the bright side I did enjoy the story.
The action is always fun and interesting.
His voice for Zamora was awful, he squealed to the point that it hurt my ears. Tom Weiner was much better in my opinion.
Do the authors listen to the books before they are released? I struggled with the high pitch yelping - it hurt my ears and I had to turn the volume way down. If he does another book I hope he goes back to Tom Weiner.
Anyone other than Luke Daniels. His character voices translate to fingernails on a chalkboard. Very disappointed at the editing process to not recognize how bad his character voices are when compared to the first two books.
Didn't finish. Going to read the text version
I would go back to Tom Weiner or Scott Brick
narrator tried too hard. at times found myself rewinding to listen again as he spoke to quietly or voice was hard to understand.
The reader grates like no other I have listened too
The portrayal of the villain in the book was poor, in my opinion. Over the top to the point of campy. Like a cartoon character or something from a bad movie. Really made me not want to continue listening.
I am glad that the reader for the 4th book is back to the original. IMHO, he is fantastic
I am a voice over artist with work in tv, film, radio and commercials all over the world.
A different narrator.
The ending was fine.
Every single thing that he uttered from his ridiculously sub par performance.
I would have scrapped the entire book, taken a hit on revenue and found a new narrator.
How this guy got a job narrating books is beyond me.
Thankfully this was a great story, because the narrator did his level best to ruin it.
Finding out that the original narrator was back for next book in series.
No, no, no, no. I hope this is clear and lacking any ambiguity, but again NO. This should be rerecorded with anyone else reading it including my 5 year old nephew. SERIOUSLY. Some of the characters including the main villain sounded more like mentally challenged cartoon characters after a lobotomy. Took everything I had not to just get the kindle version and finish it, but to make my most negative review ever truly legit, I listened to every word and screech read. So if the characters were not bad enough, the volume was so varied I was constantly adjusting the volume, constantly increasing volume and replaying parts then blowing out speakers and ears with the screech of one the cartoon voices. This would be my last purchase in this series if Luke continued. Thankfully this was his only disaster.
The fact that a great story was so hard to listen to because of the most misguided narration ever. I can't believe this made it out of the studio. Didn't anyone that cared about the author listen to this disaster?
BUY THE KINDLE or PRINTED VERSION OF THIS BOOK. If this was your first in the series listen to any of the others before deciding if you want to continue. This book is an anomaly maybe produced to help us appreciate the many good narrators that are out there.
Well his adaptation of Zamora was ear wrenching and i had to dtrain myself when modt of ghe women were talking even though I had my sound all the way up.
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