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.
©2017 C. T. Phipps (P)2017 C. T. Phipps
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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!
Brian Parker, Author
Agent G was interesting. An international assassination business operating in secret, and yet well known, is an odd combination until you think about some real-world agencies and their own double roles.
The book follows G, a hitman with no knowledge of his past and nothing more than snatches of memories that haunt his dreams. He’s part of the International Refugee Society, the cover organization for the real side of the business. Each of the agents in the organization have their memories wiped and are given neural and cybernetic upgrades in order to fulfill their role. The assassins are paid handsomely for their work and at the end of ten years of service to the IRS, they are given the option to have their memories returned to them and live on their earnings from killing people.
Okay, easy enough, that’s the first ten pages or so in a nutshell. Then things rapidly turn on their head as agents begin to get killed in all sorts of wild manners and we’re introduced to a whole slew of characters, some only around for a few paragraphs before they get whacked in an all-out shadow world battle royale.
The Society has a mole. G’s friends are dying. He must go to Italy and stop the Carnivale, a rival group of deviants. Along the way, his past is revealed to him in ways he never expected.
I enjoyed the book and look forward to the next installment. The pacing worked well, even if it did seem frenetic in some instances of non-stop action.
The story is fun especially the fantastic twists and reveals along the way. A really great twist at the end. Recommended for those who like sci-fi, James Bond tech, and secret assassin society stories.
My one gripe is that I wish so bad that the narrator hadn't tried to do accents. Other than that, he was a good narrator.
"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."
I've enjoyed several of C.T. Phipps' other stories, and Agent G: Infiltrator has been my favorite so-far. Here we follow G (just G) an elite assassin for hire much in the same vein as Agent 47 from the Hitman video game franchise(which I'm also a huge fan of). In order to become the perfect killer, G's memories have been wiped, giving him no loyalties to anyone outside his employer.
Phipps gives us a lot of action, double-crossing, and shootouts as we follow our hero across the world. G and the other assassin of his kind are enhanced with cybernetic upgrades, making them even more than human. Mix that with their moral blank-slate, compliments of the Agency's mind-wipe, and we have a cast of very lethal and superhuman killers. (As a huge Cyberpunk fan, I found this much to my liking.)
The ending for me was my favorite part. I enjoy a good twist.
G works for a secret organisation, he has no memories and has to work for 10 years, after this he will get his memories back and be able to live a normal life again. This is a good book and G makes an interesting character. Not knowing who to trust, he is just a pawn sent to kill!
Jeffrey Kafer narrators very well and makes this an interesting listen.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."
I'm retired USAF and fully retired with a lot of time to read now. Read my whole life so thought I'd give some of that knowledge back.
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I enjoy a book that starts right off the bat and continues all the way through without any let up. This was one of those books. You had compassion for the killer and the organization they worked for. The plot was interesting to say the least and ended very well.
It is so hard to write a review without telling the story line or having spoilers in it, so story line will have to do.
Agent G is sent on a Mission by his organization to kill someone. He appears to be just a drone at first, but then starts remembering things from his past which were supposed to be wiped from his brain. With this starting to happen, all shit hits the fan.
Enough said. Read it. Enjoy it and wait for the ending.
Solid 4 stars.
Fantasy & UF reader/blogger/writer. Content Editor. Photographer. I prefer to live in my own version of the world,no matter how weird it is.
The story is light and fun with action and danger. A great balance to enjoy as you listen or read.
I get the feel of so many neat elements of movies in one place here. I can't list them all as it'll give the book away. C.T. is known for pulling the cool and neat elements from spy and action movies to bring together in his own story and adds his own flare to them. I enjoy the twists he creates with a humor to it all.
Jeffrey Kafer is a great narrator for these stories. He is great at the dry sense of humor with his voice. I don't know if he's smiling as he says some of these lines, but it doesn't come out in his voice which is perfect. He voices all the characters with their own personality and even different accents when needed.
*I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.
As I listened to this story, I got the feel of more layers than just a secret agent assassin. There is more to the system he's in. C.T. drops enough about the system and The Internal Refugee Society that we understand the basic function, but there are hints to more than the agents who are conditioned to not ask questions know about. There's more to Agent G as well.
We see the mission and system through Agent G's eyes and mind. What he hears from Marissa, his assistant, helps open our eyes with him to who he was before joining and maybe, just maybe, there is more to the Society. Agent G works through his mission to accomplish it, but also learns more about the Society from it's competitor - The Carnevale.
We get lots of names in this book, creating a large cast (even if most do die) in a system that's huge. This gives me a feel this story is one in a much bigger world of events. C.T. has many names, but he also has fun with the nicknames given, this is something I enjoy and have fun with. The many people Agent G comes across are all very special in different ways, giving us the vast variety of scifi to the story.
I'm starting to see C.T. has a few things are his signature in books - the girlfriends and humor and action. He's talented at mashing together many great elements and creating fun reads.
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. Jeffrey Kafer did a stunning job narrating.
Here is the one for Agent G: Infiltrator
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. The way the author develops the characters pulls you into the world of espionage and assassins making it a believable story. I hope that there will be some follow up story and I would love to read it as well.
5 stars all around
these were written by myself and husband
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