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Nothing stops former Navy SEAL and Tier One operator John Dempsey from answering the call of duty - including a mission with the highest stakes he's ever faced. When one of the most brazen and lethal acts of terrorism rocks American and Israeli intelligence forces at the highest levels, Dempsey's ultracovert antiterror unit, Ember, mobilizes.

But this operation isn't just a retaliatory strike by Ember; it's a mission of vengeance for Dempsey - against the Iranian terrorist mastermind who slaughtered Dempsey's Tier One comrades. Racing from Tel Aviv to Tehran, the elite American warrior and his formidable Israeli counterpart must forsake their backup in a capture-or-kill gambit that could turn into a suicide run.

But with missiles flying across the Middle East, Dempsey's do-or-die quest must succeed. If it doesn't, it's a short countdown to World War III.

©2017 Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Andrews & Wilson wrote another WINNER!!

In book three of the Tier One series John Dempsey recruits former frog man Dan Munn who thought his former teammate previously known as Jack Kemper was dead. Munn, aka Doc for his surgical and trauma skills is initially angry at the deception but eventually gives in and joins Dempsey's very black ops team called Ember.
Following a terrorist attack on Director of National Security and his Israeli counterpart, Dempsey and his team are dispatched to Tehran to apprehend the person responsible. First they have to convince the Israelis to send one of their Mossad agents with Dempsey on what is basically a suicide mission. Once underway, Dempsey realizes that failure could be the beginning of another world war.
Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson are a super writing team. Their style is easy to read/listen to and follow.
With Ray Porter's excellent narration, this is destined to be a hit.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book.
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26 of 26 people found this review helpful

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Ourstanding espionage thriller!

Crusader One is Book 3 in the Tier One series. The first two novels in the Tier One series earned 5 stars and Crusader One is just as good. Ray Porter, one of the elites, narrates all three of the novels in this series released to date. Porter is excellent with accents and his pacing is perfect.

I've been following the reviews of Audible listener Shelley since June 2015. This great series is one of many series and stand alone novels that her reviews have led me to. If you have interest in suspense mystery/thrillers including but not limited to espionage thrillers, police procedurals, modern detective or just no sub-genre suspense mystery/thrillers you should be following her. Also be sure to rate her reviews if they are helpful. She writes very worthwhile reviews.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Very Frightening, very real

Great story. I’m afraid how close we come everyday to these “stories”. Great listen. Great reader!

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Masterful!

The story is masterful! It follows current world politics in the Middle East between Israel and Iran with the threat of nuclear war and other dangerous things that are going on in the Middle East. What a tale of intrigue, action and the incredible people who can overcome the evil that is the Muslim supremist and jihadists that pretend to be civilized. The surprise ending in the last chapter leaves a great stage for the next book and also reflects current world events. The author is a great story teller with spot on facts and details! The book is well worth the money and will captivate you.
The narrator is average at best, unfortunately, but he does the challenging job with over a dozen characters to vocalize. Enjoy!

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Best spy thriller in years...

Many of the best spy/espionage series have been really lacking the past few years. The stakes don’t feel high, there’s very little tension, and very little character building. This book, even though the third in the series, stands on its own. Does it help to have read the previous two? Sure, but you don’t need it to get what’s going on and to feel the stakes and understand the motivations of the characters. Great book and I can’t wait for the next one, fantastic ending.

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Has become my favorite Thriller series!

Crusader One is the third book in the Tier One series and I can't wait for more! This series is one I highly look forward too and I await a hopefully many more books in it. Andrews and Wilson do a great job with character development and I love how they bring back role players from previous books. Chunk is one of my favorites! Ray Porter is arguably the best narrator for these style of books and is probably my favorite narrator overall.

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Best of the series so far

This book stands on its own and serves as a good milestone on the series.

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I can not wait for the next.

How long are we going to have to wait until the next? From the beginning to the end it had me hooked. Love the series. The twist at the end was freaking awesome and I had no idea that this character would make a return but after it happened I freaked out. Will definitely purchase the next series.

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Intriguing story

Loved it. Can't wait for the next in the series. The first 3 books are the best series I have read in a very long time.

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Another solid installment in the series!

This series got me started on special ops books and this book kept pace with the rest. Definitely enjoyed it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful