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The Protector | [David Morrell]

The Protector

Cavanaugh, a former member of Delta Force, is hired by a brilliant scientist named Prescott who needs protection from a drug lord seeking the highly addictive drug he has invented. At least that is what Cavanaugh is led to believe. After Cavanaugh trains the scientist in escape and evasion, the unthinkable occurs: Cavanaugh's team is viciously attacked and entirely wiped out - and Prescott seems to be in collusion with the attackers.
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Publisher's Summary

Cavanaugh, a former member of Delta Force who now works as a protector for those rich enough to afford him and his team, is hired by a brilliant scientist named Prescott who needs protection from a powerful drug lord seeking the highly addictive drug he has invented. At least that is what Cavanaugh is led to believe. After Cavanaugh trains the scientist in escape and evasion, the unthinkable occurs: Cavanaugh's team is viciously attacked and entirely wiped out - and Prescott seems to be in collusion with the attackers. Now Cavanaugh must fight against his own tactics and anticipate his enemy's every move while suffering the consequences of the real secret Prescott is hiding: a unique weapon that induces fear.

©2003 David Morell; (P)2003 Fantastic Audio

What the Critics Say

"[The Protector]... takes its place alongside the most innovative thrillers ever written." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Patricia Frederick, MD, United States 11-05-03
    Patricia Frederick, MD, United States 11-05-03
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    "Couldn't stop!"

    I was surprised. This isn't my normal Author or type. I bought this one because of the reviews and I couldn't stop listening. I actully went back and played the beginning again to fully understand the plot. From now on I will pay attention to the reviews before I purchase. They were right on target.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl A Fodera 09-03-03 Member Since 2001
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    "The Protector"

    Morrell proves once again why he has been a favorite of mine since BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROSE (1984). His plots are tight and imaginative, and just when you think you have it figured out....he turns another unseen corner and surprises you!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cliff Garland, TX, USA 08-15-03
    Cliff Garland, TX, USA 08-15-03 Member Since 2003
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    "Good plot, poorly told"

    One star for the plot and one because I did want to see how it ended. However, the story was melodramatic w/ too much detail about common sense activity. Many inaccuracies esp. in the medical area.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Ursula Cronk 06-13-03 Member Since 2001
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    "The Protector by David Morrell"

    This would make a great movie--lots of twists and turns.

    24 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Minneapolis, MN, USA 07-04-03
    Tom Minneapolis, MN, USA 07-04-03
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    "You'll Never Put it Down!"

    The best thrillker in many years! Morrell puts you in his car and heads down and road filled with trwists and turns. He never leaves the road, and he never slows down. Fantastic!

    12 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Oxnard, CA, USA 02-17-04
    Paul Oxnard, CA, USA 02-17-04
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    "Morrell is Swell!"

    The Protector is one of those books that grabs your undivided attention from the start. It is a "page turner" except of course, it is audio. The characters stay in trouble from the first page to the last and it gets a bit redundant after awhile, but if you enjoy action with "no bars held"...you will love this one.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kathryn 10-30-14
    Kathryn 10-30-14
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    "Good Characters and plenty of action"

    An enjoyable and satisfying story. Interesting plot and lots of action that is well paced. Characters are well developed. Some surprise twists the novel really has everything. Stefan Rudnicki does a good job with male and female voices. I enjoyed his narration of the story. Well worth the listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Gayla Huntsville, AL, United States 09-15-12
    Gayla Huntsville, AL, United States 09-15-12
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    "Couldn't continue with this book ..."
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    I'm not continuing with this book after the first disk because the narrator was putting me to sleep ... I might go back to it later, but very doubtful.

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    Therese TUCSON, Arizona 05-04-12
    Therese TUCSON, Arizona 05-04-12
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    "exceedingly slow narration"

    The speaker was so slow that I could not listen to it at all after 10 minutes. I tried to increase the speed but it didn't help. I've listened to many audiobooks and this is the first I had to stop for slow narration. I very seldom give this low of a rating.

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    Mama bear Ogden, UT, United States 11-26-11
    Mama bear Ogden, UT, United States 11-26-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Gripping thriller!"

    This book hooked me in the first five minutes and kept me on edge for the whole book. It was action packed and thrilling. This was also a top rated book for me because the author managed a great story without any foul language. I've always been a fan of certain authors who can manage this and when I listen to a book filled with foul language I don't usually listen to another book by that author. I will definitely try another by Mr. Morrell. If you like good mysteries with suspense and new twists and turns throughout, this is a book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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