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Publisher's Summary

The next explosive book in the international best-selling Crucible series. A must-listen for science fiction and horror fans alike, Apex is a run-away freight train of action and terror!

He's driven by revenge. But soon he'll be fighting for his life.

As former Marine Raider Max Ahlgren continues the hunt for his family's killers and tracks down leads in Washington, DC, a face from the past emerges with the information Max needs to continue his quest for vengeance. There's just one catch - he must first agree to a high-stakes mission to help locate and rescue a powerful Senator's son. The clues lead Max to an alluring reporter and a mysterious organization providing one-of-a-kind trophy hunts on a remote island off the coast of South America. There, Max comes face-to-face with a threat that can dethrone man from the top of the evolutionary pyramid. Fighting a dangerous web of deceit through a deadly jungle hell, Max unearths a secret that changes everything he thought he knew about his past. And his future....

The world's most dangerous man becomes the world's most dangerous prey.

Apex is the third standalone book in the gripping Crucible military thriller series. If you like hardcore action, unflinching heroes, and dark sci-fi twists, then you'll love this riveting pause-register.

Pick up your copy of Apex and get in the fight today!

©2019 Ryan W. Aslesen (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Hurry up with the next book Aslesen!

Great read! Action backed and alive with detail. Great cliff hanger. Can't wait for more!

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Good Book But

I enjoyed the book but I miss the alien story. The Nazis and dinosaur side was not as good as I would have thought.

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Yesss! I love books like this!

This books reminds me of The Dragon Factory in the Joe Ledger series, i love love LOVE these science experiment books, and this book was no different! I havent read one that dealt with these kinds of test subjects before, so it was very interesting to me!

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Thoroughly enjoyed the first two books, but this one seemed to slide a bit in the story telling. Seemed more depressing than the others. Really hope it improves in the next.

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  • 07-17-20

meh....

First book- Decent Sc-fi Second book- ok, but slipping Third book- Losing it Also lots of technical errors in military context. Things that people in the know, vets, and gun guys will spot. Overall pretty lame.

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Max at it again

It's a decent book. Same as the other 2 except lacking character development, so much more could have been done Plot holes abound. If you like max then you might as well give it a read. It's a short book.

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max at his best!!

This book will not disappoint if you have the love for max that has been earned over the first two books!!

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If you liked books one and two, you'll like this.

Apparently cockneys now have Aussie accents, otherwise well read. The book is an extension of numbers one and two of the series and a bit too much time is spent rehashing the previous books through Max's dreams. Great if you're reading this as a stand alone book, otherwise tedious.

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Good but kinda Anticlimactic.

Now before I wake up yo see Max standing over me hear me out. This is not a bad book it's well paced keeps good action and leaves the door open in the mind and waiting for more. Here's where it loses me and maybe others. reread the first book and the second one listen to that no hope, no escape scenario. That's what I loved and this, this just makes you feel like something is missing. Its sometimes hard to find new stakes to be raised and honestly dinosaurs and the lizard men just didn't leave that same feeling. I leave this review as my opinion and I love the series but like with most series and franchises... if you can't raise the stakes in the third book, movie, or game then leave it alone till you can.

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I enjoyed the convenience of the audio books, it made it so useful when driving or on the treadmill. I really enjoyed this series, from the plot to the endings of each book. I felt it was very well written & narrated.

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  • 08-10-20

Haven't finished it

Really enjoyed the 1st book like honestly would recommend to anyone a real joy. Hadme dying to find out what where how ect the 2nd was a great adjustment to the first book. This one I just couldn't/can't get into it. So much so I couldn't continue listening. I may go back and force myself to make it to the end now the 4th book is out, I will amend this review if it somehow changes my mind

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Vocabulary

The story was fine, but I just don’t know why the author really went overboard with the swearing? It was a bit over the top, and I’m an ex-sailor! It just need to be so prolific through the story.