The Leveling is about internal intrigue within Iran concerning the country's nuclear program and the reaction of the US government to it. Ex-CIA agen..Show More »t and current CIA contractor Mark Sava is living and teaching at a university in Baku, Azerbaijan when he is brought into the situation. Sava's friend John Decker has been kidnapped and is being held in Iran. Sava and ex-CIA agent Daria Buckingham leave Turkmenistan to enter Iran and attempt to rescue Decker. Most of the action in the novel occurs in Iran and, to a lesser degree, Turkmenistan.
This is an excellent espionage novel. Christopher Lee's narration is outstanding.
I recommend The Leveling and the 4 book Mark Sava series to those who enjoy espionage thrillers.
During the last 18 months I have purchased over 200 novels in both the Kindle ebook format and the Audible audiobook format from Amazon using the Whis..Show More »persync for Voice option. In every case the purchase price for both formats combined was less than the cost of an Audible credit (which is $10.56 in the Platinum Annual plan to which I subscribe). Indeed, more than half of the books cost $4 for both formats combined and none cost more than $7. Spy for Hire cost less than $7 which is slightly less than the $7.34 price for the Audible book alone.
Many of the books I purchased using Whidpersync for Voice are solid 5 star mystery/thrillers. Spy for Hire, the third book in the Mark Sava series, does not quite reach 5 stars but it is still an excellent and very worthwhile espionage thriller. Mark Sava is an ex-CIA agent who now subcontracts for the agency. He lives in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. This suspense/thriller is set in the countries around the Caspian Sea and in the Middle East. It involves the kidnapping of the 2 year old heir to the throne of Bahrain. Action and suspense are near constant. Christopher Lane's narration is superb!
I've listened to the Mark Sava series out of order. First Book 3, then #2, now #4, and soon #1. I awarded Books 2 and 3 four stars. The Death of a..Show More » Spy is a solid 5 star listen!
Mark Sava is an ex-CIA station chief in Azerbaijan who is who currently lives with his recently married wife and their infant daughter in Kyrgyzstan. Most of his work comes from the CIA. Sava is asked by the CIA to go to Baku, Azerbaijan to look into the death of the current CIA station chief who was Sava's mentor in the CIA. Sava's life is at risk as he fights Russians who are determined to take back Azerbaijaan (which they lost in 1990 when the Soviet Union fell).