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Publisher's Summary

Mike Walton had experienced terrorism from every angle. As a covert field operations officer, he thought he'd seen it all, but that was before terrorism struck him directly at home. Suffering devastating physical injury and unthinkable personal loss, Mike had one of two choices: give up or fight back, and giving up wasn't in his makeup.

Mike and his wife, Lisa, a medical doctor and fellow counter-terrorism expert, are recruited by the International Market Stabilization Institute, a privately funded organization operating outside official channels to protect North America's financial interests. The strikes that destroyed Mike and Lisa's household - the work of Sheik Al-Assad - are bringing the Western economy to its knees. And they are only the beginning. If the Sheik succeeds, the world will change forever, and the next attack is just around the corner. Mike and Lisa must lead a hastily assembled team to Europe to stop the madness before time runs out.

Rippling with tension, raging with action, and replete with the kinds of details only a true counter-terrorism insider can provide, The Thin Black Line is a nonstop thriller of the first order. It announces an unforgettable new team of characters and a distinctive new voice to the thriller world.

©2015 Simon Gervais (P)2015 Simon Gervais

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  • Deborah
  • Pagosa Springs, CO, United States
  • 05-21-15

What a fast paced and action packed thriller!

Hang on and get ready for the ride! This triller is action pack from the beginning. I enjoyed the Canadian angle and the husband and wife team. Thanks to our neighbor to the north for their comment meant to fighting terrorism. Can't wait for mike and Lisa's next adventure!

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Not worth your time

I truly wanted to like this but I just couldn't find the way to do it the writing was sophomoric and the narration was horrible

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Good Try but no quite there!

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

I can not stress this enough. The narrater is critical. I did not enjoy Adam Hanin's performance. He does not have the presents that you find in narrators such as,Brick,Farrell and Guidall.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Anything by DeMille,Thor,Clancy,Child,Berenson

What didn’t you like about Adam Hanin’s performance?

I did not….! He did not do the book justice

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

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

The author got lost in the details of the weapon systems,they are like special effect, to much can ruin the story. It all comes back to the basic's, IT'S THE STORY!

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not horrible but not good

I wouldn't recommend this particular book, maybe the authors later works are better. just too many better books out there in my opinion

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Wonderful debut novel!

If you could sum up The Thin Black Line in three words, what would they be?

Amazing debut novel!

What did you like best about this story?

The overall story, the character and the insider tradecraft!

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

This is my first Adam Hanin performance and I thought he did a wonderful job! I really like the way he did the voices when they were coming through a radio or cell phone. I thought it made the dialogue a lot easier to follow and I wish other narrators would do this!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It kept me on the edge of my seat pretty much the whole time waiting to see what happened next!

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Almost there

Good writer, excellent narration but husband and wife team didn't work for me.

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Not a good read.

Not even close to a future Scott Harvath series. Mike and Lisa were way too emotional as operatives. Seems like either side didn't know who was on first, what was on second. Would not recommend.

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  • Cary
  • Little Rock, AR, United States
  • 07-31-15

What a start..!

Mitch Rapp better watch out there's a new sheriff in town and he's from Canada

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An excellently told twist on the War on Terror

I saw an add for this book and took a chance. I ma glad I did, because it was a hell of a thrill ride. Packed with action, it tells the story of a Canadian husband and wife who are dealt a horrible tragedy and are given the ability to get back at the people that visited it on them. Mike is a former Canadian Spec ops officer who is working as an RCMP Air Marshal, and is caught in a terrorist attack, as is his wife in another area. They suffer a huge tragedy, and are recruited into an organization that will allow them to go after the terrorists that played a part in it. It is action packed, with likable characters who are also dealing with moving past a huge loss. The bad guys are just that, BAD, and totally believable. Set in multiple locations around the world, You feel like your a part of the action. Any fan of Tom Clancy or Brad Thor's should definitely get this book!

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  • lola
  • 08-30-16

Looking forward to their next assignment

An interesting storyline and good character development. Story finished where the next one can begin.