I'm happy to report that this is an excellent book! I listen to 50 books a year, many from this genre i.e. all the Eislers, Flynn etc. This is right..Show More » up there. Excellent main character, hightly skilled but not cartoonish. Great bad guys. I'm ready for the next immediately. Once I adapted to reader after first half hour or so, I found him very good. Took a little while to get used to his voice and keep from drifting. By the end I was able to differentiate all the characters clearly with his acting. I would definitely recommend this fast paced straightforward book!
I love what Marc Cameron has done with this series: National Security introduced the main characters and established the tone for the series. Act of T..Show More »error picks up where the last book left off, introduced some more characters for the series. State of Emergency starts shortly after AoT, lets us know that one of the previous villains is still being pursued, but takes us to more pressing matters. Jericho picks up more allies and enemies and we can see the stage being set for some interesting story arcs in both his professional and personal life. Jericho Quinn ranks with Scot Harvath, Mitch Rapp, and Jason Bourne as my favorite counter-terrorist agents.
I am down rating Day Zero i star because of lack of closure. I knew when I started the Clifton Chronicles series by Jeremy Archer and the Project Ede..Show More »n series by Brett Battles that each book except the last one would end with major unresolved issues leaving closure for the last books in the two series. Having listened to earlier books in the Jericho Quinn I was expecting Day Zero to end with closure. It did not, so I feel misled.
This series started with National Security which is a great story but the second and third books (Act of Terror and State of Emergency) were major disappointments, so I skipped Time of Attack. I purchased Day Zero at a steeply discounted price and am pleased that it is as good as National Security which is outstanding.
What I like most about author Marc Cameron is his development of his characters. After six novels we get to know and understand special agent Jerico ..Show More »Quinn, but also his agent girlfriend, his ex-wife, his young daughter, his boss, his one-eyed ex-Marine fellow agent Jacques Tibodeux, their Japanese female trainer, rand really bad guy Lee McKeon. We had met Tibodeux's wife earlier in the series but we learned much more about her in Brute Force. What I like least about Cameron is that his novels are not consistently superb; most are but two have been mediocre. Brute Force is a superb action thriller.
Tim Weiner does a credible job of narration but some of the accents he attempts, especially of the Chinese female character, is simply outside his voice range. I do love his voice for Tibodeux.