Tensions between Pakistan and India are at an all-time high. To complicate matters, 12 American climbers have disappeared in the snow-capped peaks of Pakistan's Hindu Kush range. The president is demanding answers, but neither government is supplying them.
As the conflict escalates, Brynn Fitzgerald departs Washington D.C. on her first official trip as acting secretary of state. Her goal is to serve as an intermediary between the leaders of both nations as well as to ensure all efforts are being made in the search for the missing American climbers. But when Fitzgerald's motorcade is ambushed on the outskirts of Islamabad, her back-up team arrives to discover a disastrous scene: dozens are dead, including seven diplomatic security agents, and the secretary of state has vanished without a trace.
In the wake of the unprecedented attack, Kealey's operation goes into high gear. Once again, he is joined by Naomi Kharmai, the British-born analyst who has taken on a daring new role with the Agency. But Kharmai is becoming as unpredictable as the man they're going after, and as they work their way toward the target, it becomes clear to Kealey that anyone is fair game - and no one can be trusted.
©2008 Andrew Britton; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
A good read, not as riviting as Britton's first two thrillers. The characters aren't as strong and the storyline is more predictibile. The book is still well worth reading.
A person who has never in their life heard a British person speaking would probably enjoy this book.
The plot was good, very enjoyable.
J. Charles is a very good narrator, with one HUGE caveat: he should never be the choice when one of the principal characters is supposed to speak in a British accent. There are so many American narrators who can pull it off -- but Mr. Charles just isn't one of them. It is so amateurish, it makes me squirm in my chair, and I'm not even British! I would happily listen to a performance by Mr. Charles in other circumstances, but it really did have an adverse effect on my enjoyment of the book.
In print version the book would be compelling---however, the new narrator is so poorly suited that I had to struggle to finish the book!
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