In the eighth action-packed thriller in the New York Times best-selling Pike Logan series, ISIS, the most maniacal terrorist organization the modern world has ever seen, is poised to make their most audacious strike yet. The United States has anticipated and averted countless attacks from terrorist groups - thanks in large part to the extralegal counterterrorist unit known as the Taskforce. But in The Insider Threat, a much more insidious evil is about to shatter the false sense of safety surrounding civilized nations. While world powers combat ISIS on the battlefield, a different threat is set in motion by the group - one that can't be defeated by an airstrike. Off the radar of every Western intelligence organization, able to penetrate America or any European state, they intend to commit an act of unimaginable barbarity. Only Pike Logan and the Taskforce stand in the way of an attack no one anticipates, a grand deception that will wreak unthinkable chaos and reverberate throughout the Western world.
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I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
This is the 8th novel in the Pike Logan series. There are also several Pike Logan Novellas. It really should be called the Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill series. Anyone who likes espionage thrillers will love this series. The Insider Threat is an outstanding novel.
Some people complain about the unusual narration style, but I really like it. The primary narrator is Henry Stozier, but parts of the book are written in first person of the Pike Logan character. Rich Orlow narrates the Pike Logan first person portions of the books.
The narration was very disappointing. Even though there was supposed to be a specific narrator for the Pike Logan role, both performers spoke in the first person when Pike was the subject. It was very hard to for me to keep up. I made it half way through this audio book and put it away.
The transition from one narrator to the other, was very disorganized, in my opinion.
Mostly disappointment. It might be a better read than a listen.
Narration was superb and the story moved fast.
If you lived the undercover life that the author did, I bet he has more great books for us.
As I've mentioned in previous book reviews, the issue with theses is that the 2 narrators don't "stick to their characters". The younger voice is perfect for Pike and his team. But they don't always keep him as Pike- the gruff, older voice takes on Pikes voice at times. It just doesn't work. It makes it disjointed and distracting from the story.
Otherwise, it's a typical Pike story with him leading the team in odd ways with a co kier than normal attitude. Worth the listen, but not the best of all in the series as it pulls in too much of Pike and Jennifer's relationship.
"Story was like many today, perhaps this was just the production of another book, not original in theme."
I labored getting through this one, not most likable but many Islamic exposures, some true, some not. It seems that most writers today use the theme of Islam, terrorism, and such to contribute a book for today. Not original!
Story was OK BUT it's author is no Vince Flynn. Bought the book ONLY cause a review mention Mitch Rapp but don't be fooled. A Mitch Rapp novel is a 10 and this was a 5. The narrator reading Pike Logan's part made me scream every time he can on. . I think the way the book was written also had something to do with me struggling to finish it. The main character talking as himself. The story was OK BUT like I said it's far from a Vince Flynn Mitch Rapp novel.
I really enjoyed the books earlier in the series better. The Israeli connection isn't my favorite. I think it is getting a little weirder.
I like the narration.
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