Former NTSB Investigator Jake Pendleton faces a dilemma as the line blurs between right and wrong. After his judgment comes into question, Jake is entrusted to his new mentor, an eccentric old man who sees beyond Jake’s flaws. A man who makes ‘toys for spies.’ A man known as The Toymaker.
Jake’s first assignment reunites him with Gregg Kaplan in a daredevil mission to rescue a fellow agent held captive in Yemen. He risks his life to stop the first attack of an al Qaeda mastermind. But now, with no one to trust but himself, can Jake stop the terrorist from destroying what is most precious to the free world? Unfortunately, more trouble comes his way as a killer from his past threatens something more important to Jake than his own life, leaving him to make the hardest decision any man ever has to make—Who to sacrifice.
©2012 Chuck Barrett (P)2013 Audible Inc.
This is a really good book. It is reminiscent of Brett Battles Jonathan Quinn series.
This book is full of action from the very beginning a few surprises, a bit predictable at times but for the most part very good.
Scott Brock could read the phone book and make it exciting!
I look forward to my next purchase which will be the third in this series Breach of Power.
I'm someone who is constantly listening to a book but I've made it half way though this one and I haven't listened in over a week. I'm finding it boring, and don't care about the characters. I'm giving up.
Spy vs. Spy vs. Spy. Got a kick out of part of the story being set in the tiny town where I live currently. The descriptions were even accurate. Like the "toy" maker premise. Just wasn't enough to equal a more-than-mediocre read.
i've listened to scott brick before and didn't find him bad, but this time i couldn't separate the characters. poor reading or maybe as bored as i was? i couldn't finish this one at all. thank goodness for audible's return policy.
i'm thinking historical. i don't know if i'm up for another unthrilling "thriller."
his character voices were so subtle i lost who was speaking.
i suppose as it was well-rated,but i just didn't enjoy the toymaker.
If this was a paperback, I'd have thrown it across the room. How does this author get published?!
I can't imagine who would give this book high ratings. Dull, drags, story is chopped up, characters are juvenile, Scott Brick's performance is lame (not the first time I've encountered his attempt to "dramatize" that just fails.)
An actual storyline would have made this better. The author jumps around willy nilly and hardly makes any sense. Descriptors are juvenile and do not even sketch the scene for the reader. I wanted to like this- but it was just so bad.
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Every "S" sounded like "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ". I guess the microphone used to record was of poor quality. The BUZZ was so annoying that I turned off the book after just a few paragraphs. I have heard other books by the same author, and they were ok. This one was not acceptable.
Such poor quality recording should not be acceptable to Audible.
Retired Army, avid listener
After a steady diet of fantasy I needed to change venues- this book was very satisfying. Good character development, believable storyline- emphasis on technology was not as overwhelming, woven well into the storyline. Overall left me with an appetite for another in the series.
Got this title during a sale. Not the type of book I usually gravitate toward, but glad I got it. Didn't realize until I'd listened to the entire book that it had a prequel.
Loved the technology used in the story:)
Scott Brick is rated highly and I don't understand why. He OVER enunciates EVERYTHING! To the point where a character could be making coffee and the narration makes it seem like an arduous task that required months of contemplation. This eventually makes you miss the highlights of the story because there is no contrast in the telling. Its so bad, that it makes me feel dumb for tolerating the narration to get through the book.
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