While on a visit to the United States, Pope Pius XIII is kidnapped by a terrorist cell calling itself the Soldiers of Islam. If the United States and its allies do not meet their demands, they will execute the pope. FBI Specialist Shari Cohen is called to duty to track down the terrorist cell responsible, and she soon learns that she is not alone.
Deep behind the Vatican walls, a secret order dispatches a clandestine group of elite commandos known as the Vatican Knights. Their mission: bring the pope back alive. As Cohen and the Knights work in tandem they uncover a White House conspiracy involving high-ranking members on Capitol Hill. As Cohen begins to get too close to the truth about the pope's kidnapping, she becomes the target of indigenous forces trying to keep the conspiracy safe. However, in order to get to her they must first go through the Vatican Knights...
©2012 Rick Jones (P)2013 Hive Collective
like thrillers, spymasters, espionage, some sci-fi. S.M. Stirling, Lee Child, W E B Griffin, Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy
The author seemed to go from one over "adverbed" and "adjectived" description to the next, dialogue was very stilted and description of fight scenes were no where close to believable. This type of thriller often stretches the imagination but this one went too far.
The narrator fit the text but this will be the last Rick Jones for me for some time.
John Sanford's newest Virgil Flowers mystery.
A deaf person might enjoy listening to it.
It would have been better if the narrator was someone else.....
You REALLY should listen to the books you put up for people to buy.
So, according to this book, its really easy to kidnap the Pope. That premise was hard for me to accept...then add in the sappy tale about the protagonist's childhood and rocky marriage and I was over this book.
I enjoyed listening to this story, it has interesting and well written characters, action packed, intriguing and enough twists to keep you guessing. I was impressed with the narration, Russ Offenbach does a wonderful job.
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