"Listen, Drummond, your client betrayed this country in ways too horrible to contemplate..."
In the history of espionage, there's never been one like him. But Major Sean Drummond never says die. Especially when an old flame begs him to defend her brigadier general husband in the biggest treason case in US history. And even when Drummond is up against the fiercest prosecutor in the Army and fighting two murder charges. With an unconventional and beautiful co-counsel, Drummond plunges into an investigation that will unearth a damning array of secrets and cover-ups - and reveal a master manipulator who doesn't care who or what goes up in flames - as long as Drummond's client burns.
©2003 Brian Haig (P)2016 Tantor
"Haig seems to get better with each book, and Drummond is a marvelously imperfect hero." (Library Journal)
This is the third book in the Sean Drummond series. I am so glad that this has finally been done on Audible. As with the other books in this series it has nail biting tension, action, humor, sarcasm and a Great espionage story. Brian Haig is in my opinion the best author for this genre. I am really hoping that since the series is being filled in that maybe he will begin actively writing again.
Joe Barrett does an excellent job narrating. His timing is perfect and he gets where to emphasize, especially the sarcasm.
This book is MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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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!
It's true that Private Sector is not yet available in unabridged format, but the other 8 are. Brian Haig is an outstanding author of legal, military, and espionage thrillers. But he has released only 9 novels in 15 years as an author. Haig and Vince Flynn were scheduled to release a jointly written novel when Flynn died of prostate cancer in 2013. I still hope that Haig will complete and release that novel.
The Kingmaker is a great legal and espionage thriller and it is Novel 3 in the Sean Drummond military legal thriller series. Seven of Haig's novels are in the Drummond series. Major Drummond (who is a colonel in more recent novels) is a wise cracking Army JAG lawyer who always manages to win against long odds. In Kingmaker he teams up with a Russian speaking female civilian lawyer to defend an one star Army general indicted for treason. The general is married to Drummond's college girl friend. Joe Barrett does a stellar job of narration. I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Kingmaker and all of Brian Haig's novels.
I can't get enough of the books. The writing and narration are just phenomenal. Drummond and the stories themselves would make a great movie.
Haig writes a more sophisticated thriller than many. He incorporates many shades of grey often showing how black and white often doesn't exist. My complaint is how this story wrapped up. Spoiler alert: From the point in the story where Sean goes off to Siberia to the end was a disappointment and really didn't fit with the rest of the book. I have listened to all of Haig's books that are available and enjoyed everyone except this one. Am I glad I listened? yes, but will I ever listen to it again, no. Book is better than most but I don't think up to the standards of other novels by this author.
I have over 300 titles in my library-I would put it in the top 25%
Drumand for sure has it all! Funny, Smart, Quietly a Badass
He was very good
I think the last four chapters
Shelley Interesting I am the one that wrote the review that you mention in your review of the Grey Man's last book. I mean "jumping while driving a convertible onto the under carriage of a small plane taking off? C'Mon.I think your other three were spot on. Please add some new selections.
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