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From USA Today and million-copy best-selling author J. Robert Kennedy.

Will a forgotten weapon and an uncontrollable hate unleash the ultimate war?

A nuclear missile, lost during the Cold War, is now in play - the most public spy swap in history, with a gorgeous agent at the center of international attention, triggers the endgame of a corrupt Soviet colonel's 25-year plan. Pursued across the globe by the Russian authorities, including a brutal Spetsnaz unit, those involved will stop at nothing to deliver their weapon and ensure their payday, regardless of the terrifying consequences.

When Laura Palmer confronts a UNICEF group for trespassing on her Egyptian archaeological dig site, she unwittingly stumbles upon the ultimate weapons deal, and becomes entangled in an international conspiracy that sends her lover, archaeology Professor James Acton, racing to Egypt with the most unlikely of allies, not only to rescue her, but to prevent the start of a holy war that could result in Islam and Christianity wiping each other out.

If you enjoy action-packed thrillers, then don’t miss Brass Monkey, a novel international in scope, certain to offend some, and stimulate debate in others. Brass Monkey, from USA Today and million-copy best-selling author J. Robert Kennedy, pulls no punches in confronting the conflict between two of the world's most powerful, and divergent, religions, and the terrifying possibilities the future may hold if left unchecked.

Grab your copy of this controversial thriller today, and see why J. Robert Kennedy has been compared to Brown, Cussler, and Rollins.

About the James Acton Thrillers: Though this book is part of the James Acton Thrillers series, it is written as a stand-alone novel and can be enjoyed without having listen to any other installments. The James Acton Thrillers series and its spin-offs have sold more than one million copies.

©2011 J. Robert Kennedy (P)2020 Blue Heron Audio

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Hmmm. Whatever.

So, I purchased this title after listening to the first book in this series (The Protocol). I did not particularly “love” or even enjoy the first book all that much. Loved the RC Bray narration though. But, hey, I felt that I should get the second book anyway, since the first wasn’t a complete suck-fest. Anyway, this is just more of the same “high adrenaline” fueled garbled mish-mash of DaVinci Code/Indiana Jones + Nark Greaney/Vince Flynn. Well, THAT actually “sounds” good, but reality proves otherwise. Constant changes in POV (head reeling....), bizarre dialogue to the point of it veing so unnatural/incoherent that the characters mught as well have been aliens or dodo birds. Have no idea what I just listened to, nor do I care to repeat the experience.

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The Rollercoaster Ride Continues - Yee Haa !

Your favorite characters are back at it and you better cinch that seatbelt tight because it's a whirlwind! Kennedy guides you through a maize of countries and experiences as in "The Mummy" way. Secret organizations, black SUVs, black helicopters.... yah, you want to say so what but its fun and suspenseful. Add RC Bray to the mix and you have a winner. This is a series that was very enjoyable in print.... hope they continue to make more.

I highly recommend this book

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Great Listen!

I’m not sure what I was expecting when listening to this book, but the story line was different than I expected. I really enjoyed the new characters introduced and the new situation that James was put in. This is a worthy successor to book 1 and I can’t want to listen to book 3! Give it a shot, I sure you will like it.

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Great combination of story and narration

Never read anything from this extensive book series before, but very much liked the first audiobook"Protocol" and this one didn't disappoint. RC Bray really shine with the material, elevating what is already a good story to new levels.

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Brass Monkey

Wow!! Fabulous story, and narrated to perfection! I wish the next volume was awaiting this eager listener. Well done, J. Robert Kennedy, and R. C. Bray! Will be recommending to my friends.

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gripping but

I liked this book and would get the next but it was a bit hard to follow at times.

I recommend it if you can sit and listen but not to have in the background you may miss something .

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5 stars in every way

The second instalment in this series is even better than the first. Edge of your seat action, excellent character development, fascinating facts, and a globe spanning warning to the world about violent radicals of any background. Really wish it hadn’t ended.

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Pretty good book - give me more

The book is pretty good. Looks like a bit more military Dan Brown. If you like Dan Brown I think you will like this author as well.

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fun and easy listen,

if you enjoyed the first book, you will like this book. I enjoyed how several characters returned. well worth the credit.

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That end...

Overall, this is a decent story told in a way I hate. 2-10 minute chapters constantly changing povs, it's disorienting and ruinous to the pacing.

The ending though was so aggressively stupid, especially given the events of the entire book previous, that it's warned me off continuing this series. this is it for me.

RC Bray on point again.

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  • 10-14-20

Broken Monkey

A very disjointed story. I feel the RC Bray spent most of his time reading chapter numbers.
I'll give the next one a go but it could be the end for me if things don't pick up, like character development and less coincidences.

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  • Mr Patel
  • 10-08-20

Fantastic thriller with a terrifying plot

This book was brilliantly read by RC Bray as usual - I don't think there are any books he has read that this statement doesn't apply to - however the key thing to note is that if RC picks a book to narrate it must be an amazing story and this book is no exception... The story flows really well and the characters are well defined - you do not necessarily need to read the first book in the series to get to know the characters but I would highly recommend it as that book is brilliant and sets the tone and will give you more depth into each character and their background. The plot is something I hope would never happen but Robert Kennedy isn't afraid to put this frightening and controversial storyline out there. I really don't want to give anything away in this review but if you like thrillers that keep you on the edge, tests a controversial plot with multiple characters spanning a story telling you across the world then this is book for you.

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  • Darren Matthews
  • 07-17-20

Amazing series

I am beginning to feel this is my favourite series. The author can make you love a character almost instantly and with RC bray narrating it is the perfect partnership. Can’t wait for the next one. Also someone seriously needs to get the film rights for this it would be awesome.