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Publisher's Summary

"Kill Pope Francis" is the order given to a Russian spy. "Kill the Russian spy" is the order given to five CIA operatives....

In Turkey, the CIA intercepts a plot to assassinate a Western target. The Agency calls Chris Paladin, Hannah Andrade, and Sonny Cohen to hunt the assassin.

Meanwhile, the CIA sends brothers Max and Tom Wayne to Syria to track down a new bioweapon called BK-16. But the brothers become infected, and their mission quickly changes to finding an antidote.

Both missions lead the five CIA operatives to Italy. There, they launch covert operations from a muscle yacht on the Mediterranean Sea. Soon, they uncover a Russian spy, code-named Minotaur, ordered to use BK-16 to assassinate Pope Francis....

The team:

Chris "Reverend" Paladin left SEAL Team Six to become a pastor. Until the CIA pulled him back in. He's quick on the draw and efficient under fire.

Hannah "Infidel" Andrade delivers a triple knockout with her elegant smile, mixed martial arts skills, and Agency tradecraft. The CIA tapped her to be team leader, and she tapped her best friend, Chris, for this mission.

Sonny "Sunshine" Cohen is the insult comic who terrorizes terrorists. He is on loan to the Agency from the Army's Delta Force. Also known as "Super Jew".

Max "Yukon" Wayne crossed over from SEAL Team Six to the dark side: the CIA's Special Operations Group. He lost his parents and his faith, and he'll do anything to protect the only family he has left - his brother, Tom.

Tom "Tomahawk" Wayne is Max's younger brother. Their Marine father taught them special ops skills from an early age, and Tom put those skills to use during a tour as an Army Ranger in the Middle East. Tom loves to read and has adorkable moments.

And you....

If you've never enjoyed a Stephen Templin thriller, this is where to start!

©2018 Stephen Templin (P)2018 Stephen Templin

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CIA Hunts Russian killer in Rome.

What made the experience of listening to Patriot Dream the most enjoyable?

The description of a Special Operations group how they operate and the character of the
various members of the team.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Did not have a favorite but enjoyed the different skill sets brought to the operation through each member.

What about Brian Troxell’s performance did you like?

He brings the story along and helps the listener get lost in the story.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Will the assassination succeed.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Another great book

Great book like always can’t wait for the next book Brian and Stephen make a great team.

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A great example of this genre

A great example of this genre, non stop action I couldn't put it down.
And the storyline - a russian hit team and and american team trying to stop them, is well written with great characters both good and bad.
Narration is good and takes you there in amongst the action.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and voluntarily leave this review.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good story.

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Traditional Spy Novel

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this unbiased, voluntary review.

I will preface this review by saying I have not read the other 4 books in this series that predate this one.

I throughly enjoyed this novel. It was fast-paced action that kept me on the edge of my seat. I haven’t read many spy novels, but this makes me want to read more. I would especially like to read some of the author’s other work.

I do have a few problems. Many characters were not explained well. I didn’t know who they were or any motivation. But, this is most likely because they were explained in the other novels. Also, something that irks me is the first line of the book synopsis doesn’t take place until 75% into the book. The order to kill Pope Francis isn’t part of most of the story. Even so, none of it felt like fluff or unrealistic.

The narration by Brian Troxell was great. He never missed a beat. He wasn’t monotone like I was worried about and he gave incredible voices. Many characters got accents which were done very well. None of them sounded the same, and they were distinct.

Overall, I would recommend this book mostly for those who have read the previous books. But, newcomers are still welcomed for this incredible book.

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My first book by Mr.Templin,definitely not my last

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, if the friend also enjoys military war/history novels. This is a great book and it’s a fast, easy read.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scenes in Rome particularly stood out for me,It felt as if I was there with the characters.

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

The open end, I want to know what happens next,...!

Any additional comments?

If you enjoy the likes of Tom Clancy or Robert Ludlum, you'll will enjoy this book by Templin. A lot of action, fast paced, the pages practically turn themselves. I sure hope a sequel is in the works.