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Rogue Asset

By: Andy McDermott
Narrated by: Simon Mattacks
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Publisher's Summary

Every operative knows the rules.

The mission comes first. You are a deniable asset. Betrayal is punished by death.

Alex Reeve was Operative 66. A former special-ops soldier and one of the UK's deadliest weapons, he was a member of the secretive SC9 - an elite security service with a remit to neutralise the country's most dangerous enemies.

Falsely accused of treason, Reeve was forced to hide in the shadows as the brutal assassins he once trained alongside sought to eliminate the 'rogue asset' at any cost. But tricked into revealing himself, Reeve is suddenly dragged into a lethal conspiracy involving the British state, shadowy Russian agents...and his own father.  

If there's one man who can survive...it is Operative 66.

From the internationally best-selling author of the Wilde and Chase series comes an explosive new thriller - the perfect pulse-racing listen for fans of Lee Child, Vince Flynn and Gregg Hurwitz.

©2021 Andy McDermott (P)2021 Headline Publishing Group Limited

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Bourne vs Bruce Lee

Andy McDermott once again surprised me with this thriller. It is a far cry from his Wilde-Chase adventures, which were fun in itself. The Alex Reeve series is edgier, darker and mostly realistic, with some exclusions discussed below. Some have complained that this series is too closely related to the Bourne novels, and while I can see that, I feel the story is sufficiently different.

So why do I only give it four stars? In fact, I wanted to give it 3.5 stars but decided to round it up as the storyline is excellent. It is let down by two gripes I have, and both occur in the book's latter stages. Firstly I am surprised that Andy McDermott hasn't been sued for copyright infringement. The scenes in Venice made me feel I was reading the script of Casino Royale with Daniel Craig and Eva Green. Even the city was the same.

Only he went further, which leads to my second gripe. He succumbed to the over-the-top action that his Wilde-Chase novels were known for. The car chase scene was unrelenting and simply too unrealistic. It went on and on and on. You get the point. In fact, this scene was the epitome of Reeves going from one situation to another throughout the book virtually untouched. Really? How many lives or luck does this man have? I am tempted to list how many times the character barely escaped from a dangerous situation, but fear this could take quite some time.

While other readers may disagree with me and approve of the unrelenting close calls, I find it detracts from a thoroughly engaging story. This book is best compared to a good Bond movie let down by terrible CGI (e.g. Die Another Day with Pierce Brosnan). Yes, it should contain some action, but I expect a Bourne storyline to have Bourne action - not a Bourne novel with "Bruce Lee fighting a 100 men before breakfast" action. These two aspects felt incongruent.

Gripes aside, will I recommend the book? Yes, of course. Not everyone will agree with my assessment, and many people will rate the book five stars. It is a fantastic story, and I can't wait to see where Andy McDermott will take it next. I just hope he tapers down on the unrealistic action a bit.

A final comment to consider: the narrator, Simon Mattacks, was excellent. The audiobook is therefore highly recommended.

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Alex Reeve against the top assassin's in the UK

Chapter two in the Alex Reeve saga. After laying low in Italy for months, Alex and Connie are discovered through a subterfuge by SC9. Then the battle begins again. Throw in Alex's not so beloved father. There is action and daring do aplenty throughout the fast paced novel.

While I personally prefer the storyline of the author's other series, (Nina Wilde and Eddie Chase), I can find absolutely nothing bad to say about this series. It delivers on all counts. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a good thriller.

I could see this becoming a popular film franchise in the vein of the Bourne films. Do yourself a favor and get in on the ground floor and get these books first.

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Very Good

This was a very good book. It really kept my attention and I found myself having to jump back to make sure I caught everything when my listening was disturbed.
I hope that you can continue the series even without his lost love. It seems like there was still room to continue.

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Seriously Superb Series

2nd in the series & brilliant. Fast paced, high octane, adrenaline laced action. If you are a Jason Bourne fan then this is for you. Superb story, superb characters with heart & soul. Brilliant!!

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Way too much violence and not enough true story

Unfortunately, I was sorely disappointed with this book, it was simply violent scene after a violent scene after violent scene. And that was the whole plot, it really had nothing of any value nor a significant storyline. Please don’t waste your time and money on this one.

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  • Rob Roy
  • 09-01-21

Action packed is an understatement t

This reads like ( or sounds like - if you are listening to the audiobook) a Bourne movie on speed. If you like non-stop action of the ' disavowed black-ops-guy-evades-threats-from-multiple agencies- while-keeping -loved -one and self from-being-terminated-and at the same time exacting-revenge-on-brutal-father' variety....then this is definitely for you. The pace never let's up.
The overwhelming preponderance of action is the reason I have only awarded 4 stars. After a while it becomes unremarkable and requires much suspension of disbelief. That said I will definitely be reading the sequel as soon as it comes out!

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  • D C Fitzgerald
  • 10-04-22

Good stuff

I really enjoyed it. Fast paced action. Good narration. Looking forward to the next one.

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  • morrej05
  • 09-06-22

Staggeringly inept

I found this story line incredibly difficult to swallow as somebody who is described as the best of the best could make such a daft mistake. I’m not convinced this character has legs and am disappointed this is only the second outing for the character. At least victor the assassin lasted was it 8 books before running out of steam, and of course jack reacher in in the mid 20’s. This genre of book is littered with competition and sadly just don’t think this one will find it into my library herein.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-16-22

Stretches it too much

Great storyline about I guess all countries are run by shadow government agencies… makes sense .. downside of the book is …the author kind of filled pages I guess for the publisher by stretching the LOOOOONG car chase

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-22

Good listen

Action packed really enjoyed the second book , only criticism is that Alex one numerous occasions has the opportunity to end a threat but not doing so creates more action that can be a bit long winded and I found my a bit tired of some fight scenes

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  • Richard OJ.
  • 03-07-22

Fantastic!!

This is the second book in this series which I have listened to and once again a great thrilling book.
Well narrated and fast moving, it was difficult to stop listening, “a real page turner”..
Next one please.

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  • Alan Given
  • 02-22-22

Became boring

This book started really well, but the last 10 chapters were taken up with one long car chase or foot chase. It became single focuses and boring really quickly - shame though

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  • Christopher baldwin
  • 02-13-22

Good

this book was good the story line very good i will read it again...so

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  • riley36
  • 02-09-22

recommended

story was interesting
liked the plot
would listen to another book from this collection

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  • Jacky
  • 02-01-22

Great Story

Fast moving, amusing, intense, just a few adjectives that fit this book. I was not mad about the narrator but he tried his best, with many accents. The story is a fast moving tale of death, intrigue and a little romance coupled with a fanciful idea that stretches reality. Nevertheless I could not stop listening to it and finished it in 30 hours, much to the irritation of my husband.

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  • RazzyRicho
  • 10-27-22

Predicable but fun romp

Did they need to kill so many non-operatives? Even talking how some of them wanted to kill for minor annoyances.
“I’m not a traitor.”
We know. We accepted your evidence but we have kill you anyway.

Most used phrase “would have to take him down.” So much down taking.

Still, I enjoyed it enough that I’ll read a sequel should there be one. Hopefully not though, and attention goes to a sequel of Persona Protocall, that one was thoroughly enjoyable!

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  • Jan
  • 08-17-21

fight to the death!

An explosive sequel to his first novel with violence and drama escalated one hundredfold. Thrilling.!