Terminal Breach

Narrated by: Holly Palance
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An unknown invader - code name GRAY WOLF - commandeers a nuclear missile silo in North Dakota and threatens to launch a Minuteman III ICBM. The President's only containment option is to obliterate the Midwest's nuclear arsenal at a cost of millions of civilian lives. 

Across the country in Key West, the world-renowned forensic sleuth Dr. Elliott Sumner is pulled into the international crisis moments after he spots a serial killer he put away for life. Elliott gets the call to examine hideously mutilated corpses found frozen solid in the wilderness. The macabre blood trail is the only way to identify GRAY WOLF, and give the President more options. 

Setting aside a life-threatening condition, Sumner goes to North Dakota. Can Elliott solve the grisly international forensic puzzle, or will time run out? Can the launch of a rogue Minuteman III missile into the world be averted, or is a nuclear Armageddon the only outcome for the unimaginable terminal breach?

©2018 Steve Bradshaw (P)2018 Steve Bradshaw

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I really enjoyed it!

I was a bit confused in the beginning of the book, but quickly caught up. The story was fast paced and had a lot of moving parts. It was really enjoyable. The narrator sounded as if she was going to fall asleep, so I had to listen at 2 x speed, and that made it fine.

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Enjoyable thrill ride

With a well crafted plot and a variety of interesting characters most listeners will enjoy this entertaining Audio book. The Narrator did a good job with the material and enhanced the story. This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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If you like technical accuracy read this book!

This thriller opens and closes with a Native American theme. Other than that, all is Western high-tech and sophisticated forensics. You won't get better real life technical accuracy anywhere else like this - death, forensics and suspense, as good as it gets.

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interesting

this book i had to restart a few times because it was a bit difficult to get into and concentrate on while at work as I listen to all of my audio books at work. once I got into it, i liked it. the narration is very good.

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Difficult to follow, but a good story

I found this story very difficult to follow in the beginning, but as it progressed it became easier. There are many moving parts. Really enjoyed the characters, but would have liked it if Elliot's psyche was explored a bit more. I think this is one of those rare books that would be better as a movie, but still remains a good story.

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kept me second guessing

Enjoyed the storyline and the quotes at the start of each chapter, enjoyed the narrator very much

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Its a thrill ride for your brain.

Let me first off by saying that Holly does a outstanding job. I’m so into the story I just hearing the characters and forget she’s a women reading a mans part. Now for the story: if you need to take high blood presser meds - take them. Its a white knuckle ride. From the first 10 mins I was holding on for dear life. Its is the first time my palms were sweating from an audio book. The attention to detail makes it so real and believable which was making me freak out even more. Its a thrill ride for your brain. Thanks so much Steve, one of the best books I have listened to. I had to take a break to catch my breath when It was all over.

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Forensic thriller

I enjoyed this story thoroughly. One needs to remember who all is involved in the plot. The narration was excellent

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Wow wow wow!

This is probably the most riveting book I have ever listen to. I was completely consumed by the end of chapter 1. Well done to both the author and narrator! On a side note, I really like the Lekota legend as the intro into the book!

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Rich in characters - fast moving story

I really enjoyed this one - the story moved a lot and quickly. So many characters made it really interesting and Holly Palance's performance of each one is awesome! Steve Bradshaw wove an interesting and suspenseful tale that made me wish I could have listened to it in one sitting.

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  • Joni J Mielke
  • 04-21-20

I enjoyed this a lot

I liked this audiobook. The story incorporates a lot of action, yet flows smoothly. The narrator was well-suited to the story and its characters. I would definitely recommend this to others who enjoy a good action with a clever plot voiced by a talented narrator.

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  • K. L. Sturgess
  • 02-11-19

a fast paced intriguing tale

A fast paced intriguing take of a threat again the nuclear weapons of the USA. This story is narrated beautifully at just the right pace.. the accents are good, even the British one isn't bad.. The story kept me hooked and I did not guess the ending. My only criticism is there is quite few mnemonics which I found hard to keep up with. Overall a very enjoyable listen..

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  • TerryHeth
  • 02-09-19

Wow

I’m not mean with my stars, I rarely go below 4, but this 1 though I can only go to 5 would’ve got more. I loved the pace of the story & narration. It’s got a good amount of nail biting scenes in with the day to day scenes. Good characters & a pace I really enjoy with a good bite of mayhem! Who doesn’t love a bit mayhem to keep you hooked. Narrator was great & it’s a def listen to from me.

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  • SandraL
  • 02-07-19

Fast paced thriller

Strap yourself in tight for this one. It is an action packed rollercoaster ride thriller about a ‘terminal breach’, a nuclear attack that could destroy a parts of the USA and also lead to World War 3. But the book also centres on renowned forensic investigator/serial killer hunter, Elliot Sumner, who is called in to investigate several bodies which are discovered in bizarre circumstances. Could the two things be connected? The book is fast paced and there is so much going on that at times I did get a bit confused, but it’s one hell of a story, and quite frightening when you think that something like this really could happen one day! The locations are described so well that you feel you are there, especially those frozen landscapes of North Dakota. The characters are well developed, and you feel as though you really know each one. I understand that there are several previous books also featuring Elliot Sumner, but this one reads perfectly well as a standalone, though I will now be seeking out the other books to read. I can really see this book as a movie on the big screen. The narration by Holly Palance (daughter of Jack Palance) was excellent

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  • TG
  • 02-06-19

Fast paced thriller

A fast paced thriller with a reluctant hero. Really good narrator and a story that is well explained and keeps you wanting to carry on. There is a lot of information but is explained well and this book held my interest.

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  • Teresa Harwood
  • 02-06-19

Action Packed Thriller

An action packed thriller, wonderfully narrated by Holly Palance. Terminal Breach is a story about the threat of nuclear attack which would destroy a third of America and lead to World War Three, the protagonist is called Grey Wolf. Bodies killed in a most macabre way are recovered across the world. They are connected in some way to Grey Wolf and it is imperative to identify them. Elliot Sumner a renowned international forensic investigator is called upon by the President to assist in identifying the killer, he agrees despite the threat to his own health. This is a rollercoaster of a book, full of intrigue, I could see the action scenes in my minds eye - it would make an amazing film.

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  • Lindsay
  • 01-29-19

Fast paced fun

loved it. It’s a fast paced thriller about terrorism and full of twists and turns that sometimes I couldn’t stop my head from spinning there was so much going on. It had me hooked and I really liked the narrator Holly Palance who I have never heard of before.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-28-19

Cross-genre, packed, thrill ride

I really loved this cross-genre thriller novel, with brilliant narration. It's an eclectic mix of political technothriller and serial killer/ forensic "detective" hunt down and capture, as we follow reluctant hero Dr Elliot Sumner to North Dakota on the trail initially of a serial killer with a very particular method of killing. We do find out why during the course of the story, and boy, does this book go places you would not think of! From this seemingly straightforward crime story, we barrel into a terrorist plot to steal the ability to and set off nuclear warheads to start the next world war. An intelligent plot (some of the jargon was extensive but explained reasonably well), which wasn't preachy and very gripping, so devoured in 2 four and five hour slots, as I really wanted to know what happened next. The various characters were interesting, especially our main protagonist, and as I understand has a history detailed in 3 previous novels (of which I will definitely be reading), and we get a great insight into his life and thoughts and feelings. The subsidiary players were pretty well rounded too. One very slightly poor point was the ending seemed rushed. We got a clear conclusion, but it was very quickly over and only a small epilogue explaining the aftermath. A small niggle though. The narration was superb, by Holly Palance, who as you'd expect from that lineage and an accomplished actor herself, meant we got great pacing, intonation and characterisation.