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The Asset Audiobook

The Asset: An Isabella Rose Thriller, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Patricia Hoffman 04-25-17 Member Since 2008
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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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    Amazon Customer 03-20-17 Member Since 2016
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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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    Robert O. Weitzeil 12-13-16
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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
    Wayne Matthews, NC 08-23-16 Member Since 2017
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    "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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    John 08-26-16
    John 08-26-16
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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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  • Carôle
    Kent, United Kingdom
    9/22/17
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    "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
    9/16/17
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    "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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  • Amazon Customer
    9/11/17
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    "Enjoyable read"

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

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  • Miss L ttophi
    6/19/17
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    "good"

    this is a good book some bits was tuff going didnt grip me all the way thought but was intresting story line over all

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  • J. Mangnall
    6/2/17
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    "decent story. but too wordy and poorly performed"


    decent story but too wordy and poorly performed. narrator pompous. too old and terrible simpering female characters

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  • Fleetwoodboy
    5/1/17
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    "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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  • Sally J Blackmore
    Chertsey, Surrey United Kingdom
    12/6/16
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    "Showing promise but..."

    Great plot but over written and over explained. Good characters. Story line exposition marred by pedantry.

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  • JOHN M.
    12/5/16
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    "The Asset"

    The story starts well enough,but then get's bogged down with poor story line. It also comes to a poor conclusion.

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  • Gavin
    Windermere, United Kingdom
    11/7/16
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    "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
    9/9/16
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    "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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