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Homicide detective Ryan Clark has a problem. A prominent businessman has been assassinated by a drive-by shooting. Two weeks earlier another man, in the same industry, was shot and killed. He suspects the assassinations are related and calls an old friend with the FBI.

When FBI profiler special agent Sean Kruger arrives at the scene of the second murder, he agrees with Clark but is hesitant to get involved. After 25 years with the FBI, he is tired of the bureaucracy and politics of the job. His constant traveling has kept him away from the woman he loves and he is contemplating retiring to start a new life with her.

A week later, while home in Kansas City, the assassin strikes again. Only this time close to where he lives and suddenly the search becomes personal. With the help of JR Diminski, the computer genius from The Fugitive's Trail, Kruger identifies a suspect and travels to Alabama for the arrest.

Politics and micromanaging complicate the situation. Kruger is ordered to wait, but disobeys and proceeds with the arrest. When everything goes horribly wrong, he is suspended by the director of the FBI.

Now outside the protection of the agency, he must decide whether to walk away from his career or put his new marriage and life in danger by pursuing the assassin. An assassin whose ultimate goal is an attack in the center of the United States. An attack that will result in more innocent casualties than 9/11.

©2016 John Cawlfield (P)2017 John Cawlfield

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Great Fast Pace Listen!

I loved this thrilling book. The main character in this story is Sean Kruger who was introduced in The Fugitive's Trail. This book is a standalone listen, yet has some characters from the previous book. It is not a cliffhanger. I loved how this book moved along and was also thought provoking. The author wrote such great imagery in this book and kept the twists and turns coming. The narrator added much enjoyment to this book with his various characters distinguishable voices and emotions. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. Typically I listen to romance books, but I enjoy a good thriller too. I will definitely listen to more books by both this talented author and narrator.

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wonderful

I received this book for free for an honest review. This was a fantastic read. I loved the main character and the story line wasn't so far fetched you couldn't believe it. The narrator was a bit monotone for me but not terrible. I will definitely be getting the next book in this series!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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New interesting series

This was a nice start to a new series. At first I thought the narrator sounded like he had a good voice for westerns, but I got used to him pretty quickly and he did a good job.
I found the characters interesting and the pacing was good.
One thing of note, this series is good for readers who don't want their books to be overly sexualized or containing a lot of swearing and foul language.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great story for a long car ride

Enjoyed the intrigue while driving for hours and hours.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great mystery story!

Held my attention throughout. Can't wait for J. C. Field's next book!

Narrator did a great job!

I was given a free review copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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A Ripping Detective Yarn

I’ve got to say, I love a good detective story and that is just what I found with ‘The Assassin’s Trail’ by J C Fields.

This instalment of the Sean Kruger series has inspired me to check out more of Mr Fields works. I’m glad to be able to add a new face to my list of go to authors.

This book is fast paced and the story line holds you right to the very end. The main character often times reminded me of Faye Kellerman’s Detective Peter Decker with the interweaving of Sean’s personal family life into the storyline.

I highly recommend that you check out this book. You will be glad you did.

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

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Suspenseful, but technologically weak

This is a well-paced suspense story with some great characters. It's quite weak in the area of technology and requires some significant suspension of disbelief in that regard, but the plot isn't as far over the top as so many stories in this genre. The author's note at the end indicates that Fields likes to incorporate real locations in his novels. I like that, but I wish he'd do the same with the technology.

Paul J McSorley performs well and has found just the right voices for these characters. It's great that he's reading this entire series so far.

I also commend Fields for concluding his stories and refraining from the use of the dreaded cliffhanger. I still want to follow the characters into the next story.

NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Staying Strong

Book two in the Sean Kruger saga continues where book one left and maintains the same fast paced action and drive the author Fields is becoming noted for. I particularly enjoyed the internal conflict Kruger felt as he tried to balance his dedication to his job, the wishes and desires of his wife and his personal expectations, I am anxiously looking forward to number three.

Books are theater of the mind and the importance of the voice narrating cannot be underestimated. Mr. McSorley's abilities in this area allows him to do much more than just read the story aloud, he provides a verbal soundtrack.

Well done gentlemen.

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Great read (listen)!

J. C. Fields and Paul J. McSorley combine to bring Sean Kruger to life. Fields paints the picture, introduces strong heroes with worthy opponents, and moves the story with crisp dialog. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am looking over my shoulder when I go out.

Great listen! Paul S. McSorley has the voice.

I can't wait to see the movie!

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opie and aunt b

I am too jaded and nihilistic to listen to this chaste, tame 1950s-era narrative, updated with modern gadgets but stalled in time somehow. People might still believe these things and act this way, but no one I know; I suspect God and The Church will arise before the book gets halfway through, but I won't be listening . . .

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