Ex-Baltimore cop turned special-ops shooter Joe Ledger is back in action.
In The Dragon Factory, Ledger and his team from the Department of Military Sciences square off against two separate groups of corrupt scientists. The beautiful but twisted Jakoby Twins are creating transgenic monsters and genetically enhanced mercenaries for sale to the highest bidder. Their father, who takes evil to an entirely new level, is using cutting-edge science to complete the Nazi master-race program.
Joe must elude the NSA who are gunning for him, fight his way past rogue Spetsnaz teams, and stop these madmen before the Extinction Clock runs out. And when the bloodbath claims one of his own, Joe Ledger declares total war on those people who would burn down the world in order to reshape it in their own dark image.
Take another thrill ride with Joe Ledger.
©2010 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“In Stoker-winner Maberry’s wild second Joe Ledger novel, Joe and his comrades from the Department of Military Science take on enough villains and their world-threatening plots to fill half a dozen ordinary thrillers.” (Publishers Weekly)
If you liked the first one, you should like this one unless you liked the first one just for the zombies.
he could have spent a few months more to consider a better ending. after everything that went on during the book, the ending was abrupt and impossibly unlikely, a real let down.
good job there.
the bulk of the work is pretty solid.
if you like the series, i guess you can overlook the ending and hope the 3rd one doesn't have as bad as a finish.
I like the wit, arrogance and street wise attitude of Joe Ledger. Not your run of the mill intrigue . Enjoyed the performance.
Another kick-ass Joe Ledger story, but it definitely needed a little editing. Ending was disappointing considering how long it took to get there, but a solid, albeit tearful, ride. Narrator is consistently terrific.
Joe Ledger is sort of a combination of Jack Reacher and Fox Mulder. This whole series is definitely something to get into. This particular one is an edge of your seat ride through the possible extinction of a sizable chunk of the planet.
Ray Porter never disappoints.
Started a little slowly but the plot and the characters were complex. I enjoyed the book & appreciated the reader who made it seem more like a movie than an audiobook. Lots of action & gore with some surprises thrown into the mix. For those who have firsthand knowledge about the horrors of WW II,, those who had family members in the war or affected by the war in the extermination camps or prisons in German occupied countries, or those who were born soon after the war & grew up in its aftermath, this book will probably have a greater impact than on generations who have had little exposure to those horrors. The philosophical discussions about the reasons for racial or ethnic hatred was sound & the distinguishing definition of EVIL was interesting and made the story & the mind-numbing violence easier to swallow. Overall, the book gets a thumbs up but at the details slowed it down a bit for me.
Great story, but this review is mainly to say the Ray Porter is, hands down, among the best narrator in the business. Mastery of accents and tone are superb. HIs ability to switch between them within a dialogue leaves me in wonder.
Everything from the story line to the narrators take on everything.
I know the majority of people would say Joe Ledger because he is the main character. But my favorite is Bunny with his smart ass commits and his just all around personality makes him my favorite.
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