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Publisher's Summary

When Joe Ledger and Echo Team rescue a group of American college kids held hostage in Iran, the Iranian government then asks them to help find six nuclear bombs planted in the Mideast oil fields. These stolen WMDs will lead Joe and Echo Team into hidden vaults of forbidden knowledge, mass-murder, betrayal, and a brotherhood of genetically-engineered killers with a thirst for blood.

Accompanied by the beautiful assassin called Violin, Joe follows a series of clues to find the Book of Shadows, which contains a horrifying truth that threatens to shatter his entire worldview. They say the truth will set you free… Not this time. The secrets of the Assassin’s Code will set the world ablaze.

©2012 Jonathan Maberry (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

"Maberry delivers plenty of action." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Awesome Series, Characters and Fight Scenes!

Would you listen to Assassin's Code again? Why?

Yes. The story had several villains with complex motivations. I'm sure that if I listened again, I would discover something new. Plus....you gotta love Joe's wisecracks!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I'm a sucker for Joe Ledger. His character is a tough SOB with many, many human flaws. At the end of the day, he follows his moral code.... if that means a few bad guys don't get a fair shake...I can live with that. LOL!

Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?

I'd have to say Top. Ray Porter is a freakin' genius when it comes to voices. Whether he's voicing a black man (Top) or a California Surfer a Dude (Bunny), his dialect is always amazing!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The last major battle to disarm the nukes. The amount of damage that Joe and his team endure on every mission has honesty given me even MORE respect for our Military officers. I've known guys who returned home from war damaged..... and went RIGHT back when they were called. I can NOT imagine the toll that this must take on our guys (and gals), but this series is making me think about it more. I love our Military Forces. Those Men and Women are true Angels on Earth.

Any additional comments?

This is fast becoming one of my favorite series. If you're thinking about trying this book, give it a try. Every book in this series is awesome.

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“I WILL TEAR OUT YOUR THROAT AND DRINK YOUR BLOOD!”

That statement says it all. A great book and great performance by Ray Porter. The world is safer with Joe and his Echo team! If you get this audiobook make sure you have nothing else to do because you won’t want to stop listening!

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  • Roswell, GA, United States
  • 10-30-17

Well crafted

While still dark and occasionally depressing, The assassins code in my opinion has taken a step up from the previous installment. It feels like this book in the series has gone back to the original roots of Ledger, including his off color wit and brutal combat scenes. The first of which I feel was woefully lacking in the previous book. As always porter does a phenomenal job of voicing the characters and story.

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buy it

great series
great narrator
awsome action
puts me to bed every night
and makes work bearable too
I'm on to the next one

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Breathtaking. !!!

The Joe Ledger adventures never disappoint! Written skillfully and artfully Jonathan Mayberry Texas on another breathless adventure. The narration by Ray Porter is the cherry on top, I could not imagine the series without the limitless acting skills of Mr. Porter's narration.

Do not miss this series

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They keep getting better

Possibly my favorite Joe Ledger book yet. For someone is such an insane line of work, I'm surprised he hasn't snapped from the stress, but the author makes his mental anguish and coping mechanisms part of the story, keeping Ledger human. It's perfectly executed.

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Hero Crushes all around

Where does Assassin's Code rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Assassin's Code is an excellent example of its genre. I can't decide who I have the biggest crush on: Joe Ledger, Ray Porter, or Jonathan Maberry.

What did you like best about this story?

I trust Jonathan Maberry as a storyteller four books into this series. Only he could pull off vampires and nuclear weapons in the same book. Bravo!

What does Ray Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Oh my gosh, Ray Porter is amazing!!!!! So many accents, so many languages and each one distinct. I almost always forget this is just one person talking.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, but my extreme reaction was FEAR. Maberry puts his characters through the wringer time and time again. Having a dog in the mix gives me extra worries.

Any additional comments?

Joe Ledger has the right balance of "damaged hero" and "All American tough guy."

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Another page turner from Jonathan Newberry...

..do you say that about an audio book? I am fully immersed in the world of the DMS and Captain Joe Ledger. Ray Porter is outstanding as interpreter of Maberry's characters. I can't wait to start the next book.

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great!

Great read, love these books! Haven't been this obsessed in a long time with a series of books.

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Another phenomenal Joe Ledger book!

Fantastic story! Perfect performance! Just the right amount of twists and turns and good and bad! Love it!