In a world where virtually any death can be bought for the right price, follow the path of a high-tech assassin searching for answers to questions he shouldn't be asking along with his next target. Agent G is a Letter, one of the Society's 26 weapons for hire.
Unfortunately for the Society, G is starting to think for himself.
Unfortunately for G, he's in the middle of infiltrating a rival organization and is running out of people he can trust.
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I have listened to other C. T. Phipps books and this is my favorite. Well-written story with captivating characters, convincing action and plot, and a slap-in-the-face, diabolical ending. Jeffrey Kafer delivers a memorable performance, a perfect fit for the main protagonist, setting the tone for the entire book of characters.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review"
a very good short listen. (about 6.5hrs) it is a great introduction and origin story to get to know a new protagonist/ antagonist. though i feel some areas could of had a bit more, the surounding context makes up for it and the emotion within gives justification.
the telling by Jeffery Kafer is once again on top, making this story come to life in your mind and really feel for Agent G all the way through.
this makes me exited for the next installment of agent G's adventures
When I heard this was coming out, I checked the blurb, being a big fan of this author. I got super excited about the premise, and couldnt wait to get it. Well, I got a copy and listened to it in one sitting. It blew me away, it was that good.
The story revolves around Agent G, an assassin who works for the Society, a charity front that arranges high tech assasinations for large sums of money. If you have the money, they have the assassin for you! Assasins, named A to Z, are mindwiped, and are told they will be well paid and get their memories back after 10 years of service to the Society. This is the scenario G finds himself in. All the agents are cybernetically enhanced, both mentally and physically, and have beyond imagination black technology, real secret squirrel stuff.
This is the situation G finds himself. After he is ambushed at the Boston airport by a rival organization, the Carnivale, during a recall of all Society agents, it is discovered the Society has a mole in its midst. The mole is uncovered, and G is tasked with infiltrating the Carnivale and assassinating its leader, the Caesar and his daughter, a killer assassin in her own right. What commences is a wild ride of betrayals, plans within plans, gunfights, killer cyborg duels, torture and discovery for G, as he discovers more about the past that was wiped from his mind. In the end, he finds who he can really trust, and it's not who he expected. He has to decide what he really wants to be, and if the price for being that person is worth paying.
As always with a CT Phipps book, the story is very character driven. Whether its G, who is conflicted on many levels, his handler Marissa, with a shady past G is only becoming aware of, Persephone, the shadowy ice queen director of the Society or even the Caesar and his children, the characters are well defined, their actions making sense in context with their characters. They are fleshed out in subtle but important ways, being much more than just two dimensional cardboard cutoouts sterotypes of spies, assassins and villains. The setting is interresting, with locations and action occurring around the world. The dialogue is also crisp, swinging between serious and snark easily, depending on the situation. The story never lags with unneeded exposition, keeping a taut thriller feel.
As far as narration goes, Jeffery Kafer was definitely at his best for this one. Whether the voices were male or female, cyborg, computer, Italian or a variety of American accents, Jeffery nailed them all. He brought each character to life, giving them a vibrancy you get really attached to. His narration of the story never lags, keeping a good flow and is never monotonous. Overall, I would have rated the whole effort six stars if they had that rating. As it is, get this book if you like sci fi or thrillers!
I am an avid reader and listener of all types of books. I am always willing to try any book or audiobook.
I was gifted this ARC from the author for a honest and unbiased review. This was a very well written and narrated story. The plot was one that can be believed with a twist and turn around every corner. I hope that there will be some follow up story and I would love to read it as well.
Take the letter agents if MIB, with a splash of Jason Bourne, a mix of the echo clones (spoiler) and this is what you get. Multiple groups of elite assassins competing with each other and changing the world. Rogue agents, intrigue, meddling politicians, twists and turns that will leave you begging for more. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.
Former Executive Producer for Adventures in Scifi Publishing.
Scifi espionage with a feel that is part Narcos and another part Bruce Willis. C.T. has a knack for keeping nearly every scene with a possible turn in a completely different direction than you expected. Sometimes I feel like I missed something important, but by the end I got it. Strong action and character conflict with the payoff surprise hinged on an assassin trained Chuck style with no memories of his life before he became an Agent. I liked the surprise and really felt for Agent G and what he would do. As with many of C.T.’s books we have a main character given a choice between bad and very bad, and while I would like to see a book that doesn’t have such a grim situation, the outcome in this one was a surprise right to the end. For those who read his book, Esoterrorism, this felt very similar in terms of an agent who can’t trust the company who’s employed him and taught him to kill, but replacing monsters with cybrogs. If a scifi espionage thriller sounds like a story you’d enjoy, I highly recommend this as your next read. The audiobook narration by Jeffrey Kafer is outstanding as usual.
The International Refugee Society has twenty-six cybernetically enhanced “Letters,” and for the right price, they’ll eliminate anyone. . Letters volunteer for a ten year position with the Society. Their memories are wiped, and stored. Once they have successfully completed their time, the memories are restored, and promised retirement will ensue. The action is an interesting combination of cybernetically enhanced assassins that can do all sorts of things that only exist in Sci –Fi movies. With a mole in the system, political plots, high-tension suspense and a final twist at the end, this is a worthwhile read, even though Sci-Fi is not my favorite genre. I did find the narration outstanding.
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I download over 100 books a year. I don't even know how to go about my day without listening to a title. It's my happy place!
This listen had a great Raymond Chandler/Philip Marlowe vibe to it. Merge that with a little 007 and Robocop and that pretty much sums up this listen. I loved it!
The narration pulls you into the story right away. The story itself was a wonderful mix of sci-fi and mystery. And what a mystery! I thought I knew where this story was going but the ending came as a complete surprise. Loved, loved, loved it!
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This was my first book by this author but it will not be my last. The story was intriguing, the characters were engaging and the plot twist at the end was well played. The thing I liked the most was the way the book explored larger concepts like what it means to be human and where does our moral compass come from?
The narrator was excellent and really brought these compelling characters to life. His style and delivery were perfect for Agent G.
I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Agent G is a cyborg-like assassin (one of 26) who excels in eliminating enemies of the Society, a clandestine organization that seems to have both government and corporate clients. And not only is G an efficient killer, but he's got a witty demeanor to go along with his deadly skills, which makes him (and this book) quite a fun little ride.
Bullets fly. Airports are blown to bits. Fund raisers turn into blood baths. There's espionage and counter-espionage. Black ops and technological warfare and implants that allow operatives to communicate remotely and quietly with one another. All these elements are woven together smoothly as G struggles to carry out missions without getting his head blown off, and maybe even discover the secret of his past.
Dirty deeds, done expensively.
Agent G has his share of love interests, but they're hardly the standard Bond "girls." These women are witty and just as deadly as G, keeping him on his toes and unsure of who to trust at any given time.
One thing I liked about this book (ahead of other books by Phipps) is the action scenes seemed more robust and carried out with an efficacy that kept the story moving. Not to say they weren't done well before, but Phipps's narrative style is usually executed through external and internal dialogue. Agent G : Infiltrator shows a growth in Phipps's style, and I hope it's a continuing trend.
Agent G is perfect for fans of high-action espionage who enjoy a good heaping of technological treachery thrown in. Very enjoyable.
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