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Publisher's Summary

When the hunters become the hunted, ex-CIA agent Jed Walker is the man you need.

In 2011, Seal Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden. Now, four years later, someone is eliminating Team Six - one by one they are turning up dead. Jed Walker, ex-CIA, is an outsider back in the game. He's been chasing down a sinister group code-named Zodiac that the big guns - MI5, CIA, the Pentagon - have failed to eradicate. But as Walker follows the trail of bodies, uncovering secrets and making connections he's not supposed to make, he finds the answers are closer to home than he ever imagined. Revenge is the obvious motive, but nothing is ever that simple in love or in war. Can Walker find who's responsible before the body count grows higher? Can he stop another terror attack before more innocent bystanders suffer?

When the line between the good and the bad becomes blurred, when the hunters become the hunted, only one man can save us all.

The Hunted is the second Jed Walker novel - a white-knuckled roller coaster of action suspense.

James Phelan is the best-selling and award-winning author of 28 novels and one work of nonfiction. From his teens he wanted to be a novelist but first tried his hand at a real job, studying and working in architecture before turning to English literature, spending five years at a newspaper and obtaining an MA and a PhD in literature. For Hachette Australia, James has written five titles in the Lachlan Fox thriller series and the Alone trilogy of young adult postapocalyptic novels.

The ex-CIA character of Jed Walker was first introduced in The Spy, which was followed by The Hunted, Kill Switch and Dark Heart. James has also written a 14-book adventure series for Scholastic, titled The Last Thirteen. He has been a full-time novelist since the age of 25 and spends his time writing thrilling stories and travelling the world to talk about them.

©2015 James Phelan (P)2016 Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"A terse, tense brand of hard-boiled action suspense...addictive." ( The Age)
"Jed Walker is right there in Reacher's rear-view mirror." (Lee Child)
"Hard-boiled action suspense...addictive." ( The Age on Kill Switch)
"Walker's so tough he's got muscles in his spit...eminently enjoyable." ( West Australian on The Hunted)
"Vivid and suspenseful." ( Sydney Morning Herald on The Spy)

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Good series

Don’t expect reality, it’s an action book and it’s pretty good. My only comment would be to agree with the other reviewer who mentioned narration. The diction is different and words are pronounced differently than typical, but that’s kinda fun too. This does not take away anything form the story and in fact at times makes me pay more attention. Overall well worth the credit (IMHO)

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Jed has become the man!

Jed was a greenie in Book 1, and only saved by 3 contacts who happened to be around. Now it is 10 years later, he has graduated even from the CIA, so his skills are now top notch and he needs nobody's help. This story is exciting and well done.

I understand that the audio for this book is done in Australia, but it is still weird to have an Aussie narrate a so very American tale. He pronounces Ft. Detrick with a short e, as in debt, but I always heard the Army folk call it Deetrick. They could be wrong.

There are more than 4 editing errors, where the narrator mispronounced some word and it was re-recorded, but we get to hear both the correct and the wrong, so Audible Australia needs to up its professionalism.

Despite this accent disconnect, Jed has matured and honed his skills to the point where we will continue to follow his exploits!

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Good story, but again, poor performance

I went ahead and got this second book because I enjoyed the first story and wanted to see where he took the Zodiac attacks. Again, the performance left much to be desired. Story was interesting and thrilling in parts.

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  • Damien
  • Warrnambool, Australia
  • 06-02-18

interesting and exciting

overall the book is a good thriller however, some of the scenarios are simple and predictable

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  • Mel
  • Raleigh, NC, United States
  • 05-15-18

Walker REALLY IS "like Reacher"

It's 2018 and every solitary spec ops rogue agent has to be touted as "like Jack Reacher". At my last count there are 126 "like Reachers" floating around the Audible cloud. Jed Walker REALLY IS "like Reacher". This is the 2nd and my 2nd book in this series. I will be reading the rest.

I am familiar with Missouri so I knew where the action was talking place... AND I figured out the final target with three hours to go ... but it was still a hair-raising mano a mano duel to the death.

It is a cliche with characters like Jed Walker that if the odds are 5 bad guys with big knives and Walker has a jelly doughnut... Advantage Walker. Yes he is jut a tad SuperHuman but thats OK. I REALLY like this series!

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Outstanding

Our hero is believable and so capable. Series keeps you coming back for more again and again.

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Great Unpredictable Adventure

Book 2 of Jed Walker Series had me re-listening to parts because I couldn't believe what I just heard. Twists and turns of who done it.

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Likable Characters with Lots of Action

The plot is pretty good and there are a few twists I didn't see coming. The characters are well developed and likable. What prevented this from getting 5 stars were a few whiplash moments when our protagonist Jed Walker after playing so many things so smart, makes a really dumb mistake or after a long and complicated pursuit the ending seems odd - it doesn't fit well. It is a good story and over all I enjoyed listening to it, but the book is missing a smoothness that some authors have achieved that would earn it 5 stars.

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Author is not a sports fan

St Louis Cardinals played his hometown Eagles??? How does a baseball team play a football team.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-18

good sequel to the spy. enjoyed book and looking

this is a good sequel to the spy. enjoyed book and looking forward to the next book.well read

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-06-17

Loving this series

Found the Jed Walker series by accident and really please I did. Ready to immerse myself in this exciting saga!