The story went something like this: Troy Jensen, who sailed solo around the world and conquered the seven summits, fell off a crab boat called Arctic Fire and drowned in the Bering Sea. Troy’s brother Jack, who doesn’t buy the story for a minute, heads to Alaska to uncover the truth. Jack discovers a connection between Troy and a secret intelligence organization known as Red Cell Seven (RCS) that will stop at nothing to protect America from threat (even if they have to kill thousands of Americans to do it). The problem is, the more Jack learns about Troy’s involvement with RCS, the more RCS learns about Jack. Arctic Fire is an adrenaline-pumping tale of one man’s descent into an underworld populated by terrorists, assassins, and viciously bad good guys.
©2012 Stephen Frey (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The writing is painfully bad. About half way through I had to force myself not to jump to the end. The scenes are built clumsily, the characters are annoyingly one dimensional, and the 'human interest' love story simply repeats 'he looked at her long dark hair and deep dark eyes' over and over again. It sounds as if written by a teenager. The only saving grace is that it is read well and it is relatively short. I will never get another Frey book again.
Not much - he is a good narrator.
Sadly, all the main characters - they are each so thinly created that you could lump them all together and perhaps get one fully developed character - which I would cut.
Painful to finish because of the writing, not the narration.
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