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The death of a French intelligence agent on an Air France flight to Amman, Jordan, is the trigger that launches Tommy Carmellini's latest adventure. Within the European Union, the national espionage agencies are fiercely competing for supremacy against each other, and against the CIA. When the Americans discover that the director of the French spy agency has secret investments in the Bank of Palestine, alarm bells go off. To investigate, the Americans send Jake Grafton, who has been brought back from retirement to unravel a tangle of espionage, terrorism, and murder. And of course, the man Grafton wants on the point is Tommy Carmellini.

Together they uncover an elaborate strategy to infiltrate the highest levels of Al Qaeda with a top-level plant, but who is playing whom? As Carmellini delves deep undercover he finds he is running for his life. Grafton and Carmellini uncover a horrifying plan to shake the West as never before, and a catch 22: Can they stop the conspiracy without compromising the intelligence source that could bring down Al Qaeda once and for all?

©2006 Stephen Coonts; (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

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Funny, entertaining, well read

I got a kick out of this book. The author has a great sense of humor and the reader read the lead character with bravado and pizazz. The plot is timely and it was nice to get some perspective on European (French) politics and what it's like in Paris.

It's a fast paced book and read at a fast pace, so things move quickly and it's easy to get a little lost in the plot, but it all comes together in the end.

The book is what it is, mind candy, so don't expect any real depth or insight into Al-Qaida, just a fun spy novel with likable unidimensional characters, a romance, and plenty of action.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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To me a home run again.

I just plan out and out like the way Coonts writes.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Ken
  • Alaska
  • 03-09-07

The Traitor

The Traitor is fun and fast from beginning to end; especially enjoyed Dennis Boutsikaris and his wise guy inflections of a well written spy novel by a favorite author, Stephen Coonts; my bet is you won't be disappointed. I will be looking forward to more of the same caliber by this reader and author. Ken

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great yarn!

First encounter with Stephen Coonts and I am a fan! Tight story without any distractions and almost did not want it to end.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great book, very enjoyable

Excellent plot with relatively believable actions on the part of the characters. Thoroughly enjoyable. Hard to put down,but anticipated the continuation. This is more than twenty words. Please submit....well, I guess u don't want my review.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • George
  • Paulden, AZ, United States
  • 10-06-12

Great Book

Great Book. We need More books like this one. If you what to listen to his other books the you need to listen to this one so the other make more sense.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good Story, Good Narration

Would you listen to another book narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris?

Dennis is a good narrator, but some others have a broader range of character voices, but he does a solid job and I enjoyed listening to this book more than the prior Koontz with another narrator.

Any additional comments?

Solid - I have read or listened to almost all of the Koontz works, and this is very Clanceyesk and I like the characters and the twists quite a lot. I especially like the hommage to Clancey in this book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • cody
  • moorpark, CA, United States
  • 08-14-11

One of my personal Favorites

I've read/listened to this story 8 times and each time I find it amazing. Tommy Carmellini is a joy to follow. His wily but sometimes cynical behaivor adds to his character and makes him a joy to read about. The ending is a little patchy but it does not deter from the book, it just makes you want to read the next novel. Overall a great story read by a great narrator. A absolute joy to listen to! Stephen Coonts is a master scribe!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Kari
  • Dunbar, WV, USA
  • 12-20-07

Great Fun

I just finished listening to this, and am back at the computer to download another book by this author as fast as I can. Say what you will about the "technicality" or "quick production and mass distribution" of this book, but If you just relax and try not to think too hard, I believe you will enjoy this cleverly woven and well-narrated tale.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Joe
  • USA
  • 08-14-06

Enjoyed It

The narrator was excellent.
At first, I thought that I had made a mistake by selecting this book, but as time went by I began to enjoy it more and more. The ending was a bit weak - but most authors seem to flounder at the end.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful