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Publisher's Summary

Leading politician and best-selling author Newt Gingrich and novelist Pete Earley are back with the gripping sequel to Duplicity.

The world's master terrorist, known only as the Falcon, has infiltrated Washington's highest corridors of power, threatening the very existence of our democracy in this realistic tale of modern-day treason.

Major Brooke Grant has been waging war against terrorism since her parents were murdered during 9/11, keenly aware that her enemy transcends borders. But a coordinated attack on the president at the funeral of a Washington power broker leads her to a terrifying revelation: The enemy is closer than she'd ever imagined and is hiding in plain sight. The Falcon has gained a weapon no terrorist has ever wielded before: an American-born traitor burrowed inside the US government itself.

Treason is a story of a nation fighting for its life not only against outside threats but also against an internal threat - a fanatical jihadist who uses liberty as a shield while trying to destroy the civilization created in its image. Major Grant's deadly chess match with the Falcon turns personal when he issues a fatwa against her and those she loves. Can she unmask the traitor and stop the Falcon's most skilled assassin, sent to kill her, before he strikes? Or will she fall victim to betrayal by a false friend in this gripping tale of treachery, courage, and ultimately patriotism, where good battles evil?

Only Newt Gingrich, who brings decades of experience in national security and politics to bear in his collaboration with journalist Pete Earley, can spin such a vivid mix of reality and fiction, daring listeners to guess where the line between the two is crossed.

©2016 Newt Gingrich (P)2016 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Heart pounding, Treason is a great Washington thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat - filled with insider detail that only a writing team like Speaker Newt Gingrich and journalist Pete Earley could provide." (Daniel Silva, New York Times best-selling author)

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Fantastic series...

This is the second book in the Brooke Grant series. I purchased book three first and backtracked to book one. Each can be listened to as a stand alone and will make perfect sense. I would suggest listening to these in order for continuity of relationships and the progression of the Falcon's plot against the US and his personal vendetta against Grant.
This book is very personal for Brooke Grant. The terrorist known as the Falcon has issued a fatwa (order to kill) against everyone Grant loves and then her. First there is an attempt on her uncle, leaving him in critical condition with a rifle shot to his jaw. Then Jennifer (the young girl she had guardianship of) is kidnapped along with the daughter of a Muslim congressman.
Meanwhile someone with a high level position in Washington has been helping the Falcon. The Falcon would like to get a nuclear weapon into the US and he thinks he's found a way and a place to obtain it.
This book is excellent. The storyline is believable and the pace is fast and nonstop. The characters are lively and the protagonist intense and dogged in her hunt for both Jennifer and the terrorists both here and abroad.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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Audible equivalent of a page turner.

Loved it and enjoyed the current nature of the story. Go back and read Duplicity first, although it easily stands alone.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 04-04-18

Wonderful novel in a great series!

Audible really needs to get this series correct. The series title is the Brooke Grant series, not the Duplicity series. There are three novels (so far) rather than two in the series which in order are Duplicity, Treason, and Vengeance. I listened to the Brooke Grant series in the incorrect order (3,1,2) and the novels are standalone, but listening in order would be best.

This series is terrific! The protagonist is US Marine officer (a captain in Book 1 and a major in Books 2 and 3) and US Navel Academy graduate Brooke Grant. The primary antagonist is a the leader of a terrorist organization known as the Falcon. It is difficult to classify the specific genre but suspense thriller is the general genre. The specific genre could be political, military, terrorism, or even espionage; in fact, the series is all four.

All three of the novels in the series easily rate 5 star. I enjoyed this novel, Treason, most. There are many excellent repeating characters in the series and the authors do a great job of character development.

Those who follow Audible listener Shelley will likely notice that many of my mystery/thriller reviews are of novels she recently reviewed before me; this series is one of many examples. Her reviews which are almost exclusively of the mystery/thriller genre are a major source of new listening material for me. Every Audible customer who likes the general mystery/thriller genre should follow her.

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Nice Work!!

A book that makes you ask your self if this is happening right now in our own country. And if you really look at the past. You can see it happening. And we should really start paying attention!!

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Great 2nd book in the series!

Loved the depth of the story ! Kept me on the edge of my seat! Can't wait for the next!

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Good series, will buy next installment

Good follow-on book. Characters interesting. Plot current. Reminds me of Flynn and Clancy.

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Good Story with hidden modern political influences

What made the experience of listening to Treason the most enjoyable?

I like the concept of the key characters, and how they relate to the modern world we experience daily. We must recognize the good and acknowledge the evil, and Newt paints a clear picture of both types.

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

The plot was constantly moving, but following a clear path.

What about Robert Fass’s performance did you like?

Nice even pace, good vocal changes to represent the various characters and personalities.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

As evil is defeated/destroyed, I am satisfied, and offered hope for the future.

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  • Marianne
  • Peachtree City, GA, United States
  • 12-07-16

Wow! I didn't want stop listening.

The Narrator was great. The storyline was AWESOME. Unfortunately, unbelievably believable. What if? Or could something along the same line really happen? Or is this already happening?
This is a book worth reading.

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Excellent

This would make a great movie! So timely and very believable characters. I highly recommend

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excellent

very good plot and storyline with well developed characters. id recommend this to anyone who enjoyed 24

3 of 3 people found this review helpful