Dragonfly

By: Tom Lowe
Narrated by: Michael David Axtell
Series: Sean O'Brien, Book 9
Length: 14 hrs and 47 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

OR
In cart

Publisher's Summary

Sean O’Brien knows that his close friend, Dave Collins, isn’t a man who asks for favors. After three decades as a CIA officer, Collins learned self-reliance from the best school in the world - the streets. However, after five years out of the agency, he stops looking over his shoulder. 

And then the assassinations begin. 

One by one. Five of the CIA’s best former officers. Dave Collins’ old colleagues. Local police can’t protect retired CIA officers from ghosts of their past. 

Dave’s life is on the line, and they are coming for him. Ghosts don’t leave tracks. They leave bodies. But to get close enough to kill Collins, they’ll have to get through one man who also learned survival from the streets and combat - Sean O’Brien. Dave Collins has been there for O’Brien. 

And now it’s time to return the favor.

©2019 Tom Lowe (P)2019 Audible, Inc.
What members say
Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    33
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    32
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    29
  • 4 Stars
    6
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fast paced cat and mouse with a serial killer...

If you haven't listened to the Sean O'Brien you should!! I would suggest you listen to book one first for background, but each book in the series is a stand alone. Most deal with historical events, bot fiction and nonfictional.
This book deals with fictional events that occurred years earlier to a friend of Sean's. A terrorist his friend crossed paths with is now after him and other CIA operatives (and his daughter and son-in-law with their newly acquired sailboat the DRAGONFLY). Sean and a group of his friends (and 10 lb. miniature dachshund, Max) step up to help hunt down the terrorist turned serial killer and anyone who may be helping him. It's a battle to stay alive in this fast paced suspense thriller.
Michael David Axtell does an outstanding job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
If you found this review helpful please indicate so.
Thank You.

12 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Dragonfly

All of the books in this series are great! If I pick up one of Tom Lowe’s book, I don’t have to second guess, I just get it. Sean O’Brian, Dave and Nick along with Sean’s dog, a dachshund named Maxine have great adventures!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another Great Read

If you want to enjoy great series this is the one. Don’t expect to get any sleep for there are no dull parts in this book. If you enjoy reading about Florida this series is for you. This book did not disappoint.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I wish these were a TV series

I love the action and the camaraderie among the friends in the Marina. I think Max is my favorite character.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Old Scores, New Beginnings and Lots of Action

Book Nine in the Sean O’Brien series ranks right at the top, possibly the best so far. I am liking the man that Sean is becoming as the years pass since his wife’s death, and appreciating the choices he is making. Sean meets up once again with Wynona Osceola, a former FBI agent and friend who had helped him on the case with Joe Billie years earlier. Part Irish and part Seminole Indian, Wynona had returned to the Seminole reservation to work as a detective. Now she and Sean are teaming up again to help save Dave Collins and track down whoever is killing the retired CIA agents. Heart racing action and clear good and evil lines are drawn in this feverish tale by Tom Lowe. All the favorites on L Dock are here, including Nick and little Max, Sean’s 10 lb. dachshund. Great conclusion. Can’t wait until the next in the series.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Terrorist PayBack

I have been a big fan of Tom Lowe and Sean O'Brian from the beginning of the series. This is my first audio version and found it quite satisfying. The story revolves around a threat to the life of Dave, one of Sean's good friends who lives at the marina shared by Sean. An ex CIA operative, Dave's past catches up with him as a seemingly middle eastern terrorists is out to assassinate Dave and his former associates. As Sean gets involved, a well paced story moves along at an enjoyable pace.

My one minor complaint about the listen was Mr. Axtell's incorrect pronunciation of Tarpon Springs, a city I once inhabited. He insisted on calling it "Tar Pawn Springs" instead of the the correct "Tar PIN Springs" throughout the listen. I cringed every time I heard it said. If Mr. Axtell continues with the audio versions of Tom Lowe's work, I would advise him to investigate correct pronunciations of the area. Many are quite different than what they appear phonetically.