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Publisher's Summary

Sam Capra is on a one-man mission to find his brother....

And to stop a war.

The First Order

Two brothers. One dead, executed by extremists on a grainy video. The other forged into a top undercover agent. But now Sam Capra has reason to believe that his brother, Danny, may be alive. And if Danny has been living a secret life these past years, where has he been - and what has he become?

Sam's desperate search for his brother leads him into a modern heart of darkness: the Russian elite inner circle, a group of ruthless ex-KGB billionaires who owe fealty to Russia's corrupt president, Morozov. One of these men wants Morozov dead. And Danny will be the one to kill him - on American soil.

To save his brother - and to save the world from certain war - Sam, along with his mysterious partner, Mila, must stop Danny from killing Morozov. The mission will take Sam from the slums of Pakistan to the hipster galleries of Brooklyn to the Caribbean playgrounds of the superrich. And as Sam untangles the secret past locked in his brother's heart, he may be forced to make a choice between his brother - and the greater good....

©2016 Jeff Abbott (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Thriller Award-winner Abbott draws on Shakespeare's King Lear for his outstanding fourth Sam Capra novel...Abbott injects enough of Sam's back story to make his intricate plot believable, judiciously spices his tale with tasteful but usually interrupted romance, and convincingly makes Sam a genuine contemporary 'chevalier." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Exciting and imaginative, full of action and intrigue. Abbott's writing raises the pulse, taking readers on a wild adventure." ( Free-Lance Star)

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Over dramatized

The only thing more unbelievable than this story is the mind numbing, overly dramatic narration. Blah!

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real good book

I would have done 4.5 on story if I could. the story was great except at one point where things got a little to complicated with too many people lying to one another at the same time. Was a little too outrageous. But the author turned it back around and it started getting really good again. It was just in one chapter. If you like espionage stories this one is more than worth the credit.

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Can't wait for the next installment!

Fantastic addition to the Same Capra story! Kevin T Collins is a superb voice actor.

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  • 07-31-17

Plot was very difficult to follow

This story made no sense at all, the plot and characters were not believable, I really struggled to listen to the very end.

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Thrilling

A thrilling continuation of Sam's story. I was hoping Danny would live. I hope Melia I'd in the next story.

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I just can't finish this book - ugh

Would you try another book from Jeff Abbott and/or Kevin T. Collins?

Okay, so first the narration is not good - or at least I can hardly listen to him. I keep waiting for the story to get good and it just isn't.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The reading is too forced - not natural.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

UGH - I keep trying to listen to this and I just can't.

Any additional comments?

Not worth the time or effort to listen to this.

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AWESOME!! Love Sam Capra and Jeff Abbott

If you could sum up The First Order in three words, what would they be?

Thrilling, Fast, Intriguing...
I have enjoyed all his books but especially enjoy the Sam Capra Series
Keep them Coming!!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

YES!

Have you listened to any of Kevin T. Collins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I enjoy his voice and easy to imagine action

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES!

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Good pacing, will there be more?

A bit different than the previous stories. The pacing was good and plot twists entertaining. Although the story was more grounded in reality, so enjoyed.

The narrator was good.

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Listen to the preview first!

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Different reader! The characters sound much alike, other than when an accent is called for, and not a whole lot of emotion. I could only get part way through the book, because I could never connect with any of the characters. Too bad, as the story was interesting. I'm returning the book.

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Worth the listen

Good story & worth the listen. Kept my interest throughout the book. Some parts were a little predictable but still good.