The mission seems simple enough: Extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil. But nothing is as it appears to be. A desperate call thrusts Captain Tucker Wayne and his stalwart military dog, Kane, into a frantic race to rescue the brilliant-but-deluded Abram Bukolov from a cadre of skilled assassins. Hunted and betrayed at every turn, Tucker and Kane must discover the truth behind a horror out of the ancient past that can be weaponized to terrorize the modern world. As time rapidly runs out, the deep and intimate bond between dog and soldier will be tested to the extreme. It will take all of their skill, talent, and, most of all, trust in each other to piece together a mystery going back to the origins of life on Earth, to discover the key to an ancient peril that can destroy the heartland of America, and, with it, the world.
©2014 James Czajkowski and Grant Blackwood (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers
I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Being an old sailor I do wish the narrators would pronounce the nautical terminology correctly. Most do not. Any sailor knows the word "Forecastle" is pronounced "Foksle" and "Boatswain" is pronounced "Bosin". There were more words like "Spanker" and "Capn" to but that doesn't spoil the story. Start this book and you won't want to take a break.
The interaction between Capt. Trotter and Kane.
Yes! Always wondering who Trotter and Kane could trust.
Scott Aiello was spot on.
The story of Kane's litter mate will stay with me forever.
Definitely worth listening to again. I look forward to more adventures of Trotter and Kane.
Yes indeed! If you thrive on being pulled from one thrill to the next while enjoying the excellent picture /plot being narrated by a true pro...you'll love this book!
Tucker, hands down. His confidence and abilities as well as his deep loyalty and love for Caine is awesome!
No, but I am soooo glad I got to experience his talent in narration. He truly knows how to bring each character to life in their own unique way...even Caine the canine.
Every time Tucker expressed his deep devotion to Caine, I felt a certain kinship. I too have two wonderful German Shepards I feel the same love and devotion.
To the author I say...Excellent book and I look forward to the next Tucker/Caine adventure. To the narrator I say...Well done and then some!
Absolutely! I loved the interaction between Cain and Tucker and the interesting historical information as well as the edge of your seat, non-stop action.
Definitely! Lots of great twists and turns that I didn't see coming. I liked the interesting locations and characters in the book and how the plot unfolded seamlessly.
I liked them all, but my favorites were Tucker and Cain.
No, it is quite a long story, so I listened in segments. I'm sure when I listen to it again, I'll hear details that I missed in the first listening experience.
I was very impressed with this narrator. I have never heard of him prior to this book. He does a wonderful job of portraying different ethnic accents and sexes and making each character very individual. He has a voice that is pleasant to listen to. The narrator makes such a difference in an audiobook. I've bought audiobooks in the past that have been great stories, but the narrator ruined them. Not so with this one. I look forward to more books narrated by Scott Aiello.
If you have been looking for the vacuum left by Vince Flynn and his Mitch Rapp, this book will leave you feeling that void has been filled. A non-stop action packed book with great characters, including an amazing war-dog, you won't be able to put this one down. Extremely well researched, this book also delves into obscure locations along with a blur between fact and fiction with its scientific premises. If you like this book as much as I did you'll want to also read Rollins' Sigma Series in order. You won't be disappointed!!
The adventure and the narration.
All of them he completely nails it fantastic I wish he narrated every single audio book I listen to.
I had a very tough time putting it down, there is no dull moments where I said to myself well I can stop here.
This is the start of what is going to be a very successful series so get in now, I'm not a big dog person so don't think to yourself you must be to really enjoy this book! As I said above Scott Aiello narrates every character perfectly. I really enjoy novels by James Rollins and here with this book he sets the bar very high. Awesome!
Decent book, nice start of a series that I would listen to the follow up. I would not rank this as others as outstanding.
The explosion inside the cave in which Tucker escapes.
It took a bit to get into his narration. Surly not the best, but did a decent job as the story went along.
Make sure you carefully listen to the beginning which will clearify the ending.
This ranks in the top 80% of my library
A modern day Rin Tin Tin
An action filled story that kept me listening when I should be doing other things. I enjoyed the twists and turns of the storyline.
The beginning was fantastic, Boer war, action, illness. Then Tucker the agent and his dog Kane in Russia protecting against assassination attempt. Unfortunately the story then began to drag a bit with predictable action scenes and enemies that continue to appear. Fun but not great.
Suspense, great dog
The relationship between Tucker & Cain, especially in the cave with Anya.
Yes. Scott's craft really shines through in this book, with all of the well prepared characters of different accents and expressions. The listener is able to listen to this book as if it were a movie with various characters - all played by one person! Really enjoyed it.
Tucker's flashback regarding a member of Cain & Tucker's pack - Cain's litter mate.
Not usually into spy novels - but really liked this!
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