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Publisher's Summary

"Kill Pope Francis" is the order given to a Russian spy. "Kill the Russian spy" is the order given to five CIA operatives....

In Turkey, the CIA intercepts a plot to assassinate a Western target. The Agency calls Chris Paladin, Hannah Andrade, and Sonny Cohen to hunt the assassin.

Meanwhile, the CIA sends brothers Max and Tom Wayne to Syria to track down a new bioweapon called BK-16. But the brothers become infected, and their mission quickly changes to finding an antidote.

Both missions lead the five CIA operatives to Italy. There, they launch covert operations from a muscle yacht on the Mediterranean Sea. Soon, they uncover a Russian spy, code-named Minotaur, ordered to use BK-16 to assassinate Pope Francis....

The team:

Chris "Reverend" Paladin left SEAL Team Six to become a pastor. Until the CIA pulled him back in. He's quick on the draw and efficient under fire.

Hannah "Infidel" Andrade delivers a triple knockout with her elegant smile, mixed martial arts skills, and Agency tradecraft. The CIA tapped her to be team leader, and she tapped her best friend, Chris, for this mission.

Sonny "Sunshine" Cohen is the insult comic who terrorizes terrorists. He is on loan to the Agency from the Army's Delta Force. Also known as "Super Jew".

Max "Yukon" Wayne crossed over from SEAL Team Six to the dark side: the CIA's Special Operations Group. He lost his parents and his faith, and he'll do anything to protect the only family he has left - his brother, Tom.

Tom "Tomahawk" Wayne is Max's younger brother. Their Marine father taught them special ops skills from an early age, and Tom put those skills to use during a tour as an Army Ranger in the Middle East. Tom loves to read and has adorkable moments.

And you....

If you've never enjoyed a Stephen Templin thriller, this is where to start!

©2018 Stephen Templin (P)2018 Stephen Templin

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CIA Hunts Russian killer in Rome.

What made the experience of listening to Patriot Dream the most enjoyable?

The description of a Special Operations group how they operate and the character of the
various members of the team.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Did not have a favorite but enjoyed the different skill sets brought to the operation through each member.

What about Brian Troxell’s performance did you like?

He brings the story along and helps the listener get lost in the story.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Will the assassination succeed.

Any additional comments?

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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Excellent Thriller

Narration was great. Good plot and characters too. Highly recommended.

I was given this book by the narrator,author or publisher free for an honest review.

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Traditional Spy Novel

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this unbiased, voluntary review.

I will preface this review by saying I have not read the other 4 books in this series that predate this one.

I throughly enjoyed this novel. It was fast-paced action that kept me on the edge of my seat. I haven’t read many spy novels, but this makes me want to read more. I would especially like to read some of the author’s other work.

I do have a few problems. Many characters were not explained well. I didn’t know who they were or any motivation. But, this is most likely because they were explained in the other novels. Also, something that irks me is the first line of the book synopsis doesn’t take place until 75% into the book. The order to kill Pope Francis isn’t part of most of the story. Even so, none of it felt like fluff or unrealistic.

The narration by Brian Troxell was great. He never missed a beat. He wasn’t monotone like I was worried about and he gave incredible voices. Many characters got accents which were done very well. None of them sounded the same, and they were distinct.

Overall, I would recommend this book mostly for those who have read the previous books. But, newcomers are still welcomed for this incredible book.

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Another great book

Great book like always can’t wait for the next book Brian and Stephen make a great team.

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Average Chatacters. Story ruined by start.

Story: It was a nice fun story though the big part was ruined in the beginning. made that scene less impactful.

Structure: Was fine except the start of the book ruining a major part. Too many saids. Be nice to use a more clever way than keep saying said.

Characters: Memorable enough I cared to hear them.

Narrator: I had no issues with him. I could tell for the most part who was who.

Range: Could have had a tad more range.

I received this book for free in exchange for a voluntary unbiased review.

Final statement: Worth a listen. A fun action book.

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yeah boi

finally brought the two sets of books together. I have been waiting to see how Chris and Max would get along and it is exactly as I suspected. great read

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Very good

“ I voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”
I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good book to read looking forward to the next books

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Good from beginning to end

The author introduces you to several great characters without going on and on and on. Exciting story and it doesn’t lag at any point.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.

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  • 04-24-18

Nothing unique but well executed

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So, this is pretty much your typical secial ops action movie story. It's nothing groundbreaking and new, but it IS entertaining. The narration is pretty good and the writing isn't horrible. I thought the author did a good job of highlighting the diverse skill sets that teams of operators have. It reminded me a lot of that TV show, The Brave. If you're looking for a well written and narrated military action story, you will like this one.

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A great example of this genre

A great example of this genre, non stop action I couldn't put it down.
And the storyline - a russian hit team and and american team trying to stop them, is well written with great characters both good and bad.
Narration is good and takes you there in amongst the action.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and voluntarily leave this review.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good story.

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  • Norma Miles
  • 05-01-18

Freefalling without a parachute.

No gentle lead in with this book: the reader is launched straight into the centre of the story, or rather, the conclusion of the first half of the book, which both introduces the five main agents and sets the question, why are two of them 'dead men walking?' The continuation of this first assault sets the grounding for the second half, flagged in the synopsis: the Russian inspired assassination of the Pope.

Non stop action throughout but still with time for some characterisation and nice visceral touches, like the smell of mint. Full description, too, of weaponry and place locations, car makes and street names. And some real hold-your-breath moments.

Narrator Brian Troxell takes it all in his stride with distinctive voicings, a good solid reading with good timbre and intonation, and a pace matched to the text. Although fifth in the Special Ops Group thriller series, it is not necessary to have read the earlier books although, doubtless, this would have increased familiarity with the protagonists initially.

My thanks to the rights holder who freely gifted me with a complimentary copy of Patriot Dreams, at my request, via Audiobook Boom. Although I was slightly confused at the very beginning, the style and fast action story quickly drew me into what became an intriguing and satisfying listen. Recommended to all who enjoy this genre.

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  • Tony Bough
  • 04-22-18

I loved this book!

Wow. Stop wasting time reading reviews. Grab this book and jump in!!

I loved the narration in terms of pace and the feel of the characters. It's really well written.
I couldn't stop listening. The pace is incredible. It feels very visual as a book, lots of action. I love the premise of the story which you can read if you read the summary of the book so I wont repeat. It you read that and like the sound of the book, just get it because you will like the book! This type of books needs a really good bad guy as much as it needs really good, good guys - your sorted, you get both!

Really great. Really enjoyable and entertaining.
I would say it would make a good movie which it would but its also perfect as it is.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.