Putin's Gambit

A Novel
Narrated by: Peter Larkin
Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
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From TV broadcaster Lou Dobbs and award-winning author James O. Born comes Putin's Gambit, an international financial thriller about a KGB plot to use a series of terrorist attacks as cover for a Russian military incursion into Estonia.

Adjusting to civilian life has not been easy for former Marine Derek Walsh. As he navigates a brutal job on Wall Street and a challenging romance, he wonders if he could be doing more with his life. When an inexplicable $200 million money transfer is made on his computer, he is thrust into the world of international terror, and the global economy is knocked off its hinges.

On the other side of the Atlantic, a dangerous alliance has formed. Radical Islamists and Russian extremists have set the wheels in motion for Russia to assert its power in Europe. The US president has proven to be weak on foreign policy, the military is stretched too thin, and Vladimir Putin judges this to be the time for Russia to regain its Soviet Empire. Troops mass on the Estonian border, waiting for the order to move.

The FBI believes Walsh was involved in the money transfer, and a group of Russians are intent on killing him. As New Yorkers are outraged upon learning of the illegal money transfer, and the world economy crashes after a series of terrorist attacks, Walsh and his Marine buddies are the only ones that can keep the world from spinning off its axis.

©2017 Lou Dobbs and James O. Born (P)2017 Macmillan Audio
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Plausible scenario should make us think.

Good book that makes you not want to put it down. I like it that the soldiers and law enforcement portrayed in the story are treated with respect and not made the "bad guys". Certainly this story or the overall aspect of it is plausible under the leadership of a weak President which for now is not a worry.

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"Putin's Gambit"

I loved this book! Excellent writing! Excellent narration! Suspense! Exciting! Couldn't wait to hear what was going to happen next. Highly recommended! Many thanks to Lou Dobbs, James O. Born, and Peter Larkin! Hoping to get more from that fine trio!

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great book, great narration of audio book

good story, kept me engaged, and the narration was flawless. highly recommend. great job all around.

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Was very entertaining

Good story line, with relevance to modern day events. A little corny at times but overall a good listen. I would and will recommend it to my friends.

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Great read

I took a chance on this book not really knowing anything about if the authors were any good. But boy was I mistaken this is really well written and timely and my hats off to Lou Dobbs and James Born