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Isabella Rose, the Angel, is used to surprises, but being abducted is an unwelcome novelty. She's relying on Michael Pope, the head of the top-secret Group Fifteen, to get her back.

When ISIS get involved, the situation becomes even bleaker. Isabella's abductors are in turn abducted, and she finds herself trapped in Raqqa, the capital of the self-styled caliphate.

Meanwhile, Pope has problems of his own: a new danger has emerged from the shadows and is threatening both him and his family. His only option is to head for the war-torn border of Turkey and Syria - a murderous, lawless place where potential enemies lurk around every bombed-out corner. Pope knows that he is risking everything to find Isabella, but finding the Angel is not a choice - it's a necessity.

The Asset is the second part in a continuing story involving Isabella Rose that started with Act I: The Angel. The story will be continued in Act III.

©2016 Mark Dawson. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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good to drive in trafgic

I love it. hard to turn off when I got to my destination. I as m ready for the next one

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Good suspense

The story moved along and kept my interest with a good amount of tension and suspense. The Isabelle character
Is an interesting one in that she is only 15. The plot was a bit predictable but as far as this type of adventure
Story goes, it kept my attention and I want to see what happens next. The reader was not my favorite. I did not care for the interpretation of Pope as a deep voiced man. It was kind of cheesy. Overall this was entertaining and did keep my interest

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The ASSET

Great book. l love it so much. l would like to read the rest of this series.

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The Asset

Enjoyed this interesting story and am now reading the first book of this series. It kept my interest during a long trip.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 08-23-16

A chip off the block; excellent espionage thriller

This is the second novel in the Isabella Rose series. Smart and deadly fifteen year old Isabella was taught self defense and more more by her mother Beatrix Rose who was a top agent for British intelligence. Beatrix Rose died of cancer when Isabella was in her early teens. This espionage thriller is much like earlier Mark Dawson's thrillers in the John Milton series and the Beatrix Rose series. This novel is a worthwhile listen.

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It's Addictive Listening

One of the best books by Mark Dawson I have ever read. A good plot with many twists, especially at the end.

Can hardly wait for the sequel!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-26-16

the asset

brilliant continuation of the first book. Can't wait for the next instalment. as good as milton.

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  • DBLincoln
  • 10-27-17

Great Multi Voice

Great story, but love the multi voices really enhances enjoyment of the novel.

Great fan of Mark Dawson & Audible but these recordings take you to a new level.

Thanks

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  • Carôle
  • 09-22-17

Thrilling and complicated

This was worth the long wait to discover what was next for Isabella. The story is engrossing and captivating. I'm eagerly anticipating the next instalment.

There is very little in the narrative to make you incredulous, there is a lot that will make you reflect on Isabella's prior training. Mr Pope is as hard to read as John Milton! So that adds to the interest of this novel.

I cannot add any further information to the storyline then the blurb already given without giving away swathes of spoilers that will ruin your enjoyment of the novel. Just take it as read that once again we have a Group 15 novel that will take your breath away.

Enjoy!

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  • CT
  • 09-16-17

very good recommended

I was initially about off by the concept of Isabella Rose but with Pope as a great main character and linking in to the Milton series I was pleasantly surprised. Very topical to.
Highly recommended.

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  • 09-11-17

Enjoyable read

Good, interesting story line, can not wait to read the next book in the series.

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 05-01-17

The water gets muddier

Action packed and a thrill a page story. Great continuance of the story line from book 1 and cannot be read as a complete novel but has to be incorporated in the series. Looking forward to the finally of the tale.

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  • shaesmommy
  • 12-14-17

Disappointing narration.

I didnt enjoy the narration as much as other books. Need more John Milton books!

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  • Gavin
  • 11-07-16

Really is unputtable downable

Loved every minute of this book. So much action packed adventure and suspense. Building upon Act I brilliantly and I preferred it for the amount of action and fast paced nature of the story. It equals Milton's Sword Of God for pace and action. A strong sub plot to the Isobella Rose trilogy has now set Act III for a very strong book. I wonder whether Pope will ask Milton to help him and Isobella. That would be a potent team!

The trilogy would make for a great movie trilogy.

Only problem is the time I now have to wait until Act III is published and released on Audible :-)

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  • Stella Clarkson
  • 09-09-16

over use of step by step descriptions

What would have made The Asset better?

three thing: change the appalling narrator, stop the irrelevant explanations of the simplest things, and give a proper ending. It is possible to tease readers to buy the next book in the series, it certainly isn't necessary to bludgeon them into buying it.

Would you recommend The Asset to your friends? Why or why not?

Possibly, but with warnings.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Napoleon Ryan?

Anyone. The narrator really is dreadful.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Asset?

All I would cut are the excruciating descriptions. The story is good but slowed down by step by step instructions to simple, or irrelevant, actions.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-08-16

A worthy side project to the Milton series

Having ploughed through the John Milton and Beatrix Rose novels i was interested to see how Dawson would progress the story of 15 year old Isabella Rose.
The character already has a well established back story with both the angel and the asset novels driving the story forward at a relentless pace. As has been mentioned before the character Pope gets as much page time as Isabella but thats not a bad thing.
Roll on book 3 !