Saturday, 0911 hours — A blast rocks a London hospital and thousands are dead or injured.
1009 hours — Joe Ledger arrives on scene to investigate. The horror is unlike anything he has ever seen.
Compelled by grief and rage, Ledger rejoins the Department of Military Sciences, and within hours he's attacked by a hit team of assassins and sent on a suicide mission into a viral hot zone during an Ebola outbreak.
Soon Ledger and the DMS begin tearing down the veils of deception to uncover a vast and powerful secret society using weaponized versions of the Ten Plagues of Egypt to destabilize world economies and profit from the resulting chaos. Millions will die unless Ledger meets this powerful new enemy on its own terms as he fights terror with terror.
Take another thrill ride with Joe Ledger.
©2011 Jonathan Maberry (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“A fast-paced, brilliantly written novel.” (Brad Thor)
I have listened to the other Joe Ledger novels, and this is a solid addition to the series. Ray Porter once again kills it as the reader and really brings the story and characters to life. With that said, I think this was my least favorite Joe Ledger novel. I just didnt really like the bad guys. Joe and his compatriots were excellent, but the evil masterminds were a little hard to get behind on this one. It's a good book and I enjoyed, but showed its colors a little as a "bridge" addition for the author to add dimension to the characters moving forward. Still worth a listen for sure.
I am a newbie with audio books, Out of the first 3 Joe Ledger novels this one ranks 3rd.
The plot was good and the ending has twists I did not see coming, but it was just missing that something the first two books had.
The performance of Ray Porter was excellent!! He really brings characters to life in this reading. That is why I give the review a 5 out of 5 overall.
Joe Ledger and his team did make me laugh out loud at times. I am really growing to like Joe. I describe him as Jack Bauer with a smart ass attitude.
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
Just as much action as any of them with a great cast of characters As Good as Reacher
When we found out about Mr Church's past Plus when Toys made a new ally
On The same level we enjoyed it a group of truckers who like to be entertained while on the road Keep up the good work
Yes very emotional at the lab with the wife and son infected
Both writer and reader are at the top of their game Look forward to reading more of these
I'm an avid reader but when driving or exercising, listening to a great book and a great performance makes time fly!
Ray Porter breathes life into each of the characters that Jonathan Maberry has created. The material itself is fun and exciting but Ray Porter's performance brings it to life.
Although he doesn't speak, Ghost (Joe's dog) is one of my favourite characters.
Bringing the vilians of the last book back in play
As great as the others
There was a lot of politics involved in this issue, i don't know if these are the authors beliefs also, I don't think that this detracted from the story though. Would have to say that the political beliefs stated in the book were by the "evil" villains who wanted to rule the world. I thought it was quite appropriate that those beliefs stated were held by the people who wanted to destroy the world for their own gain. The beliefs weren't stated in a way that implied they were the correct ones, or even held by decent people. I only mention this because several other reviews stated that the political views turned them off from the story. Great story line.
If you like adventure, thriller and mysteries this is the book for you. All of Jonathan Maberrys, Joe Ledger books are great. I hope he continues with this series.
Fast moving, funny and a good story line.
Reader, writer, quilter, needleworker, Kentuckian.
The fast-paced action, the weaving of the storylines, and the narrator's ability to imbue the characters with different voices.
I would say a combination of Stephen King, James Rollins and Preston & Child, because of the action, intricacy of plot, and interjection of some possibly supernatural elements.
Mr. Porter gives each main character a distinctive voice, and cycles through accents with ease. He also emphasizes the pacing of the action with more or less intensity in his voice and speed of reading. I find his narration to be an excellent complement to the story.
No, I couldn't listen to it in one sitting. For one thing, it's too long to sit right through. It's also very intense at times. I typically have 2 or more audiobooks going at one time, and interrupted this audiobook by listening to and reading in about three other books.
Maberry has a very inventive mind, and I'm glad I found him. I only discovered his books about six weeks ago, and I've already finished his Ghost Road trilogy and the first three Joe Ledger books. I agree with some reviewers that Ledger is beginning to feel angrier, which in one sense I understand, given the difficulties physically and emotionally of the situations he faces. At the same time, I think he needs to find some way to chill a bit occasionally or he's going to become a ball of fury that is no longer entertaining to read about. That's not happened yet, though. I'm looking forward to reading his next book (in audio, of course). I think Maberry's books are enhanced by audio, because they're very cinematic. That's not surprising, given Maberry's writing history and attachment to comic books.
Other reviewers have mentioned that this book is very political. I both agree and disagree. It's clear from Maberry's books generally that his politics are mostly in the arena identified as liberal in our society. Mine are very different. However, aside from occasional jabs that made me roll my eyes, I didn't find it distracting. I'm used to it, given our modern entertainment industry. He did make efforts to de-politicize it (including the Bush twins in one scenario, for example). And it adds a little thread of irony, given that the actions of the main protagonists are more in line with policies advocated by the more conservative among the US citizenry. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to my friends, regardless of their political leanings. I think they're grown up enough to handle it.
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