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The world’s only superhero was discovered in 1969. No others were ever found. Until now. 

With Station destroyed and their friends dead, might Daniel and Abos finally be allowed some peace? Yeah, right. 

Daniel’s talents are needed by a UN department taking on the bad guys, including rogue halfheroes. Abos is searching for more of her species. She soon finds she’s not the only one looking. There’s a new threat that no one saw coming. And halfheroes are being targeted. 

When Daniel goes missing, it’s down to Abos to find out what’s going on and try to stop it. Her only chance of success means risking everything she’s gained since she stopped being The Deterrent. 

Meanwhile, Daniel’s staging a breakout from the most secure prison ever built, but what’s waiting for him is even worse. It’s time for Daniel to find out if he’s a halfhero or a real hero.

©2018 Ian Sainsbury (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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awesome series!

I started this series after finishing the World Walker and finding to my surprise that this incredible author had literally nothing else on audible, or even in print that I know of. I then found out that he was just beginning his writing career at a later stage in life. well, there's no telling what the world has missed out on, because Ian Sainsbury has "IT"! I don't generally go for superhero stories but I absolutely love Daniel and ABOS and all the other wonderful characters in this story. I'm a character man. you can have a good story, but if your characters are shit, then your book is shit. lol! anyways, just wanted to say well done Ian. you said you read these so I'm counting on it. Keep up the great work, and bring us something huge and epic soon! Much love!

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Awesome!

I am hooked and can hardly wait for the next in series! I also hope a new World Walker installment is coming!

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  • Mr W.
  • 07-16-18

Fun continuation but odd editting issues

Really enjoyed the story, absolutely steamed through it

Unfortunately, and this may have been isolated to me, it seemed that during editing a lot of words ended up being clipped incomplete. It was often enough to become bloody irritating and I can only assume someone did a poor job splicing all the audio recording together. I hope if you listen your experience is different

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  • Terry
  • 06-25-18

exceptionally interesting & a great story

i have been well and truly sucked in to the ABOS Universe, it's a unique perspective on super heroes with excellent characters, i am disappointed that Cressida is no longer part of the story as I really liked her character. looking forward to the third part 👍👍👍

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  • Simon
  • 07-16-18

Ok, not as good as the first one

The story has moved on nicley but it is very slow. the narrator is good but in quite a few places the ends of his words are clipped off.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-14-18

Irritatingly good

I probably consider Mr Sainsbury’s World Walker series his apprenticeship. Well worth a read and quality books in and of themselves.

However, with this series, I really feel that the craft has been polished.

Not as good as Charles Stross, or Richard Morgan, but damn, it’s getting close.

Characters you care about, a story that has an proper arc, paced nicely in every way..

Thoroughly enjoyable, and the performance is spot on. There are so many decent books ruined by bad narration. If anything, this one is improved by it.

Can’t wait for the third in the series.

And I don’t write reviews unless they’re very very good or very very bad. This is definitely the former!

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  • Bobble
  • 07-10-18

Good a little flat in places but worth the time.

Nice listen loses continuity a little but OK found it a good premise and will listen to the 3rd book to see how it ends

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  • Mark Butler
  • 09-27-18

More great story, just not as great as the first.

I love the stories being rolled out and enjoy the humour and characters. I am still very excited to read the last book.
A key quality item with these books is that each is its own clear chapter in a bigger picture, without making you feel like it was one book chopped into 3. The bad news is that this plot felt a bit rushed or perhaps pushed. The middle ground felt flat and the author even admits that in the end notes. It may be that this should have had a rewrite. But then that would slow the output and I need to read the last book now (grin). While it is funny some of the characters are a bit too stereotyped. So that may be something you like or not. Overall - great fun.

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  • Andrew H
  • 09-26-18

Fantastic listen!

As thrilling and great as the first instalment, maybe more so. Can't wait for the third!

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  • Cathy M
  • 09-15-18

Loved this book.

Really enjoyed this book, a great story that really moved along and also had some subtle humour that made the characters more human. When is the next one due... Can't wait!

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  • Gary
  • 09-09-18

Aced it

had an idea about Roger showing up .bit of a given that
I did enjoy the characters being clearly defined and loved the way they grew as the plot thickened
cant wait for the last book',and I"ve got a feeling its gonna be a looong one to explain abos origins (was it a world walker)
great read light heated and well presented.

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  • S A Lindley
  • 08-24-18

Another winner

I loved listening to this second half hero book and didn't want it to end . Great narration again. Thoroughly recommended! I'm already looking forward to the next book in this trilogy.