Target Zero

A Kent Steele Thriller
By: Jack Mars
Narrated by: Edoardo Ballerini
Series: An Agent Zero Spy Thriller, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,456 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this follow up to book Agent Zero in the Kent Steele spy series, Target Zero takes us on another wild, action-packed ride across Europe as elite CIA agent Kent Steele is summoned to stop a biological weapon before it devastates the world - all while grappling with his own memory loss.

Life returns only fleetingly back to normal for Kent before he finds himself summoned by the CIA to hunt down terrorists and stop another international crisis - this one even more potentially devastating than the last. Yet with an assassin hunting him down, a conspiracy within, moles all around him and with a lover he can barely trust, Kent is set up to fail. 

Yet his memory is quickly returning, and with it, flashes into the secrets of who he was, what he’d discovered - and why they are after him. His own identity, he realizes, may be the most perilous secret of all.

©2019 Jack Mars (P)2019 Audible Originals, LLC.

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My advice... get the book!

Second installment in the Kent Steele series. Really enjoyed this book as much as I did the first. This book ends with a cliffhanger and the story concludes with the third book. I would strongly suggest listening to these books in order.
This is a very fast paced story with tons of action. Of course being a single parent Reed Lawson's (the protagonist) children are his weakest vulnerability. Of course the assassin chasing him would learn of them. Meanwhile Reed in his Kent persona would be out of the country chasing bio terrorist.
I have completed the first two books and am currently listening to the third. The books are excellent. Not completely believable, not completely plausible. This is fiction. If you're a fan of this genre I don't think that matters. If you've ever listened to the first GRAY MAN book you'll understand.
Edoardo Ballerini does an outstanding job narrating.
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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Lazy mistakes

Overall it's an acceptable "popcorn" book, but lazy mistakes with terminology and tactics are frustrating - i.e. In one instance, at the beginning, the main character mechanically "turns off" the safety on his Glock pistol (there's no such on/off safety on a Glock). The author keeps calling pistol magazines "clips" which wasn't even accurate in the 1980's. Lastly, the main character makes repetitive, tactical mistakes which are lazily written to rehash his memory loss but it comes off as amateur incompetence. You'd think that the author would spend 5 minutes on Google.

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Cheap, lazy, gimmicky ending

I bought this book with reservations because I was too lazy to search for something good. The story does not flow at all. Constantly complicated by the last installment’s bizarre twist about the main character having been subjected to a selective memory erasure. That same fact dirties up this, the sequel. The author seems not to be interested in telling a believable story. Typical lazy writing and I was barely able to suffer through it.
The end should have been the “to be continued” in the same corny style as the old Batman TV show. He just stops in the middle of almost the most crucial scene and says “the end”. I seldom see such cheap theatrical style in the hundreds of Audible selections I’ve listened to.
So.. this is for you if you enjoy lackluster writing attempting to steal Jason Borne. Author has earned a place on my “Don’t waste your time.” List

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Agent Zero, is starting to be a fav series

Great follow up to the first book, picks up where the first left off. Story was amazing, and what an ending!

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great storyline Great Character just not that fond

Great Character great storyline I'm just not that fond of the voice of the character

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Amazing Kent steel

I just found a new addiction for the kent steel series.
heart stopping action, and narrated with such passion.

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Bravo to Audible Originals!

I am pleased to see that Audible’s early foray in producing content is top-notch. It had to be. Having been an Audible subscriber since the early days, I have enjoyed watching the company grow from working with my old MP3 player to my iPod and then iPhone. Audible Originals seems to be the next big leap and Jack Mars the perfect muse. This book, like the first in the series has a smart and believable story-line. Unlike the first, this book makes Kent Steele’s actions rational. Ballerini does a sweet job performing this title, doing voices well and, with a good engineering job, keeping volume constant. I liked this book. Great job Audible!

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Clark Is a Man

I wondered if Maria was going to reveal a surprise in book 2 or 3, I guess you couldn't wait 'til 3. I approve of the storyline priority given to the Kent/Clark/Zero daughters. I have 4 daughters and as a career Marine and standup instructor for a military contractor for 15 years I missed many important events in my daughter's and my spouse's lives due to travelling virtually nonstop for 35 years. I tried to make up for lost time every chance I got. I was really hoping that Thompson was going to be a more lasting character. Maybe he didn't die! Well gott to download book 3, see ya!

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Loved the 2nd installment

I enjoy reading series books. This one is just at good as the first one. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

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Fantastic

Really enjoyed this book. Maybe even more than the first. Hard to put down! Going to get the next one now!

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gripping

gripping from start to finish a brilliant next chapter in the life of zero. get this