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Publisher's Summary

The American president sent him....

The Russian president caught him....

The free world is counting on him....

But he doesn't remember.

Journey beneath the diplomatic veneer of international politics and beyond the reach of conventional military operations into the epicenter of clandestine affairs - where diplomats dance and spies collide in wars that never make the news.

For the next step in its expansionist agenda, the Kremlin devises a covert coup far more devastating than Bin Laden's most dangerous dream. With the American economy in his crosshairs, Russian President Vladimir Korovin picks suitable pawns and pulls sizable levers, initiating the boldest gambit the world has ever seen.

Halfway around the world, the White House develops a plan for derailing Russian aggression. A way-off-the-books, high-risk, high-reward plan. American president William Silver identifies the perfect person for his impossible mission: former CIA operative Kyle Achilles.

With their plans in place and their spies undercover, each president is confident that he has outplayed the other - until everything goes wrong.

The Lies of Spies will keep you guessing from beginning to the end with the suspenseful twists and unpredictable turns listeners expect from Tim Tigner. Don't start listening at night if you plan to work in the morning.

©2016 Tim Tigner (P)2016 Tim Tigner

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Fresh, Unputdownable, Thrilling

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

Yes! Fast paced and unpredictable

Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Dick Hill is fantastic! He always gives his full attention to all the recordings

Any additional comments?

The Lies of Spies is the latest book from talented espionage thriller writer Tim Tigner and the 2nd in his great Kyle Achilles series. The audiobook version was released in December and I am thrilled to tell you what I think about Mr. Tigner‘s newest page turner…<br/><br/>Following on the dramatic heels of Pushing Brilliance, The Lies of Spies pulls ex-CIA Special Operator Kyle Achilles behind the diplomatic curtain and into a cat and mouse game between the two most powerful men in the World. Kyle is a United States patriot, willing to do everything and anything to protect his people and his country… The Russians want Kyle’s head and will pull out all stops in order to see him dead. What’s even worst, Achilles has mysteriously lost part of his memory… What will he do? Who can he trust? When can he find the answers and what are the proper questions?<br/><br/>The story is very creative. If the bad guys win, the United States will suffer a setback that even the hated Osama Bin Laden couldn’t have dreamed of. Without giving away any of the plot, I can say that this is Tim Tigner’s best book yet, and I have read them all with relish! There are so many unpredictable turns and twists that I lost count of how many times I said to myself ‘óh no, this is crazy, what’s next?”…<br/><br/>The Lies of Spies delivers on all fronts! There are powerful presidents, spies, assassins, beautiful women, high tech weapons, chases around the world, gun fights, hand to hand combat that would put Jack Reacher to shame and lots of tense moments with unforeseeable outcomes… We travel from the United States to Russia to Switzerland and back again in a deadly game in which thousands of lives are at stake.<br/><br/>With a great, original and unpredictable story, written with passion, The Lies of Spies will not let you put it down until you finished the last word. If you are a Tim Tigner fan you’ll recognize some well loved, returning characters and you’ll be happy to meet a few new memorable faces, of which I’m sure that we’ll see more in the next books.<br/><br/>The audiobook is brought to life with great professionalism by award-winning narrator Dick Hill. Actually, Tim Tigner dedicated The Lies of Spies to the beloved voiceover actor and I’m one to cheer his decision to do so. Dick deserves it! We get very few audiobooks performed by Dick Hill now, as he is semi-retired and he can pick and choose the books he wants to record, so you can imagine how good Tim‘s thrillers are if Mr. Hill agrees to perform them.<br/><br/>Dick takes his time with each of the characters, he gives them voices, accents, life… He reads with passion, building momentum as dictated by the great plot until the action reaches new highs and everything is put in perspective. By the end of the adventure, around 14 hours have passed and although the plot is tied with a ribbon you’ll be left craving another literary treasure with the Tim Tigner trademark!<br/><br/>I was a big Lee Child fan, but now I’m an even bigger Tim Tigner addict! If you, like me, are not happy with the latest Jack Reacher books, please give Kyle Achilles a chance. I’m sure that you’ll find his adventures more thrilling and unputdownable!<br/><br/><br/>If you found this review helpful please vote Yes below. Check out more of my reviews on theAudiobookBlog dot com and here on Audible <br/><br/>Thank you,<br/><br/>Victor

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Couldn't stop listening!

Where does The Lies of Spies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Lies of Spies is a winner! Tigner weaves fascinating story lines together in unpredictable ways. That's what makes it stand out: originality, freshness, unpredictability.

What other book might you compare The Lies of Spies to and why?

I compare Tigner to Silva and Child. Great characters and interesting plots full of intrigue. Fresh and imaginative with lots of unexpected twists. Tigner's pacing is very fast, like Patterson but more original.

Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Dick Hill is always a masterful performer, and Lies of Spies is no exception.

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

Yes. Clients kept interrupting me, and I was always dying to get back to it. Finished this one in 2 days.

Any additional comments?

Can't wait for the next. I want more of these characters. I hope Tigner brings them all back!

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Excellent!

If you like spy tales, Tim Tigner is great. This is no James Bond tale, this is more realistic. No fancy toys, no super human abilities, just honest to goodness spying! Great stores with awe inspiring talent to weave a story!

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Tigner keeps getting better!

If you could sum up The Lies of Spies in three words, what would they be?

I love Achilles! <br/><br/>From the first chapter of Pushing Brilliance I knew this series was destined to become big. The Lies Of Spies confirms that feeling.<br/><br/>The characters in Pushing Brilliance were fantastic, but if anything they're even better in The Lies Of Spies. I know we'll be seeing more of Katya and Achilles, but I want to see more of the others too. (Won't spoil anything by telling you who. This story keeps you guessing.)

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lies of Spies?

Tigner puts big reveals in all his thrillers -- but it wouldn't be fair to talk about them here. And I particularly love the way he leaves things in the end, where he ties everything up in a bow while you're still breathless.

What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

As a Lee Child / Jack Reacher fan, I found Tigner through Dick Hill. He makes them feel the same, although I like Tigner's books more that Child's latest. Tigner reminds me of the way Child was before he hit it big.

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

I practically did. It's one of those books that keeps you up way past your bed time, and then you pick up again first thing in the morning.

Any additional comments?

I've enjoyed all Tigner's books, but I think these latest ones are his best. He's matured as a writer.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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A Devious Plot and a Solid Frame!

We get our protagonist Kyle boxed into an elaborate, seemingly airtight frame, and the Russian President pulling all the strings. How in the world does one turn all of that into a great book to read? It takes Tim Tigner to figure all of this stuff out, and none other than Dick Hill to relate the story to us. 5 Stars!

Looking forward to many more like this!

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A bright new talent for this genre. 😎

Where does The Lies of Spies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best I've read this year and that includes Connelly, Greaney, etc.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Achilles is strong but has very normal fears of failure, possibly dying, etc.

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Enemies Become Friends

I loved this whole story line, especially the ending! Yes, did I second guess the ending...but oh so good and better than I suspected! Dick Hill narrates and emphasizes like no other. Such a Good Read.

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Really good

Well written, fun , fast. Overall a treat. I could not put it down!. I hope to see a lot of more of Kyle and Katia :).

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Anther great book

Edge of your seat page turner. Keep them conning Tim. Next book please, hurry up

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Fast paced and thrilling

If you like spy thrillers that are fast paced with a little wit this is the book for you. Full of complex characters and rich with intriguing plot points. I recommend it to anyone. The first book isn't necessary for the reader but it will add to the enjoyment.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful