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Lethal Pursuit

Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 11
Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
Series: Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 11
Length: 9 hrs and 48 mins
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London, 1892 - Cyrus Barker is brought into a game of international espionage by the Prime Minister himself in the newest mystery in Will Thomas's beloved series.

Private enquiry agents Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn receive in the mail an unexplained key stamped with the letter Q. Barker, recognizing it for what it is, uses the key to unlock an anonymous door in the alleyway, which opens to an underground tunnel leading to Downing Street.  

The Prime Minister has a small task for Cyrus Barker. A Foreign Office agent stole a satchel in Eastern Europe, but was then himself murdered at Charing Cross. The satchel contains a document desperately wanted by the German government, but while the agent was killed, the satchel remains in English hands. With a cold war brewing between England and Germany, it's in England's interest to return the document contained in the satchel to its original owners and keep it out of German hands.

The document is an unnamed first century gospel; the original owner is the Vatican. And the German government isn't the only group trying to get possession of it. With secret societies, government assassins, political groups, and shadowy figures of all sorts doing everything they can - attacks, murders, counter-attacks, and even massive street battles - to acquire the satchel and its contents, this small task might be beyond even the prodigious talents of Cyrus Barker.

©2019 Will Thomas (P)2019 Tantor

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Another great story on the series

I'm a huge fan of these books. They are well researched, and the narration is outstanding

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Love this series!

Yet another great storyline & performance. It’s very difficult to wait on the next one, I hope Barker’s lady is included in the next one.

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  • Jackie
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • 12-01-19

Love the Series and the Characters

I have read/listened to all the books in this series and I always look forward to the next release. The characters are all interesting, even some of the minor recurring characters. The stories are interesting and seem to be well-researched. The narrator is excellent and the transition between the characters is seamless. Some of foreign accents are perhaps not perfect (e.g., the German and Austrian characters in this one). However, this doesn’t detract from the overall quality of the narration. Each time I start listening to a new book in this series, I have to remind myself that the character of Thomas is narrated with an English accent, even though he’s supposed to be Welsh. There’s no trace of a Welsh accent here. Since the narrator is an English actor, I’m assuming that he chose not to use a Welsh accent because it would have been 80-90% of the book as it’s written in the first person from Thomas’s perspective, and it might have been harder to understand for an international listening audience. So five stars from me, because the overall effect is just fine. The writer is clearly not British - I’m guessing Will Thomas is American and there are just a few Americanisms in the text which might Be noticeable for a British reader (I’m British). I’m a little surprised the American expressions weren’t removed in editing, but I can’t fault the author or narrator. I’m looking forward to the next book.

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A great read!

The enjoyment of this series continues w/each book. The plots, characterizations & the narration are excellent & I anxiously await the next book. Long live Barker & Llewelyn and Anthony Ferguson is the best voice actor I’ve ever heard!