It's not so much a bad story, as just badly told. Scott Brick does a fairly good job narrating it, but you can tell that even he has a really hard ti..Show More »me figuring out where to build tension. The story reaches a sort of ending then stretches on into a different story. It's like the author had a few different story ideas and sort of munged them together. The level of coincidental path crossing is almost silly. I've never gotten this far through a book and abandoned it with just an hour or two left to go, but I found I just don't care about anyone or anything in it.
The Toymaker is Jake Pendleton series Book 2. Jake is no longer with the NTSB; he has moved on to international covert operations with another US age..Show More »ncy. The title of the novel comes from the nickname of the old guy who recruits Jake into covert operations; the old guy makes gadgets useful in such operations such as super small drones. Jake is reunited with Gregg Kaplan in a operation against Islamic terrorists in Yemen.
Scott Brick does his normal outstanding job of narration.
The novels in the Jake Pendelton series can be read in any order. This is the one must read book in the series.
I really enjoyed the first three books in this series (Savanna Project, The Toy Maker & Breach of Power). It's been a few years and I was beginning to..Show More » wonder if there was even going to be a book #4. YEAH! This is such a good book. Jake Pendleton is a combination of a few characters out there today. Ex navy, ex CIA now working for a private contractor who contracts for the CIA. He's tall, fit and can shoot and fight along with his female partner who may be more dangerous than he is. This book deals with computer hackers, both good and bad and it appears that the bad guys are winning. That is until our heroes arrive on the scene. These books don't have to be read in order but I think you get more out of them if you do. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. If you found this review helpful please indicate so. Thank You.