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Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, is the most dangerous city in the world. And when a mission to break the local cartel’s grip goes wrong, Isabella Rose, the Angel, finds herself on the wrong side of prison bars. Fearing the worst, Isabella plays her only remaining card...

British agent Vivian Bloom is determined to be the first to reach her, certain she will lead him to other operatives he’s under pressure to hunt down. But US agents are circling too. And with the shadowy Prometheus group pulling the strings, Isabella knows that she and her mentor, the Asset, are living on borrowed time…

The Assassin is the fourth part in a continuing story involving Isabella Rose that also includes Act I: The Angel, Act II: The Asset and Act III: The Agent.

©2018 Mark Dawson (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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    4 out of 5 stars

Hooked on lame series

First off the narrator is mediocre at best...does horrible on the female voices. Secondly, Dawson again fills his novel with unnecessary street names, turns, scenic and weaponry description that I'm able to multi task while listening and not miss any of the story line. Having said that, when the author does address the subject matter of the book it's really well written with plenty of suspense and action to the plot. Isabella is gaining traction as an assassin and was glad to see Pope reimerg in the thick of things; sans his wife and family. That's another part of the story that irritated me as Pope's wife was portrayed as an unfeeling unappreciative woman who didn't care about him or what he went thru to save his family. Anyway, as usual I will be waiting on the follow-up book in this series.

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Finally an ending

I like this story the best. We finally see a ending with this story. I would have wished Maya had been able to get a bone marrow operation from Isabella.

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gteat story but writing not as good as previous

enjoyed the story, the narrator was good but their was just too much filler in the book to make ot longer,
the retelling of the same exact event from every persons perspective was monotonous, i did not need to hear or read the same thing over 2 times minimum everytime there was any action. it really ruined the book for me. too bad because it could hsce been really really good without it.

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  • JC
  • 07-11-18

I Love this Series!!!

This Isabella Rose series is ridiculously good! Dawson’s writing is amazing, but it’s Ryan’s narration that seals the deal. I recommend this book to all.

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  • BP
  • 06-05-18

loved it.

can't wait for the last book when they go after the last one. read to see who that is

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The assassin

Brilliant performance of Napoleon Ryan made the story exciting. Story was engaging. Napoleon Ryan is very talented.

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Maybe the best Isabella Rose story yet.

I split between listening to and reading this book. The narration is excellent and it blends with my reading, I couldn't tell you now which parts I read and which parts I heard.

I really like all the Mark Dawson books, I think I've read all the Milton books and all the mother and daughter Rose books. This one moves along to a satisfactory ending. I really like how Dawson incorporates Michael Pope into the Isabella Rose stories.

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 04-26-18

Great book and awesome narration..



Alrighty, then. The last book in this series, maybe, and it has 364 pages and 100 chapters then the epilogue. That should tell you how short some of the chapters are, LOL…

Anyway, I wasn’t crazy about Pope in the beginning of this story, and I liked his wife even less. She threw him out and he became a drunk. I’m glad it started off with Isabella and Maia doing their thing in Mexico instead of starting with Pope. He was always such a hero that it was hard to dislike him suddenly. I knew he’d get better but still…

The good thing about the beginning of this is you had no idea what Isabella and Maia were up to. Why did Isabella have to get arrested? Where was Maia and what was she doing? There was such a great mystery going on in the beginning. I couldn’t read fast enough. And it was very exciting when those questions were answered.

And Bloom? Someone just needed to kill that jerk. Well, that whole group he worked with needed to be killed.

This was a really good series BUT I did do a whole lot of skimming. This author thinks everyone is interested in the name of every road or highway someone drives down and every weapon they kill with and every piece of furniture in every room and every part of the woods where they are hiding, it became ridiculous. Mr. Dawson needs to calm the heck down in his descriptions of everything. It makes the book boring IMO, and it causes a lot of skipping and skimming. Stop with the filler.

The F-bomb was used 14 times.

As to the narration: WOW! Napoleon Ryan is the best. He was very, very impressive with all the names in every country that Pope and Isabella went to. Especially the names in China. THAT was awesome.

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  • Vanessa
  • 07-17-18

Needs a Female Narrator!

I struggled to listen to this instalment of Isabella Rose. I had to resort to increasing the play speed to endure the narration. Given the protagonist is female in this series, surely it would make sense to have a female narrator. After all, John Milton books aren’t read by a female narrator!
Unfortunately this will be my last Isabella Rose audiobook unless there is a change of narrator - so sorry Mr Ryan 😐

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  • Sally Alp
  • 09-30-18

narrotors ruined it

I am ploughing through the book because I want to know what has happened to Isabella and everyone else. I have read all the books in this series.
Mr Ryan's voice is distracting but the female voice is irratating. Please don't use her again.

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  • Mr J.
  • 07-30-18

couldn't finish

absolutely love the author but the narrator was a blooming awful ....managed half way before I couldn't bear listening to him any longer , the story however is up to the author's high standards

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  • Daniel
  • 07-05-18

Robot performer

A good actor/narrator can read a telephone book and give it colour. In this case it is quite the opposite: although it gets minimally acceptable towards the end, the monotous rythm, nearly always ending with a higher pitch made the listen a torture. I can only save the dialogues, where this feature is less applied. I previously had the same problem with Paul Thornley... have they both gone to the same school? Or is it the current trend and I shall have to put up with it? Many of the Mark Dawson titles are read by David Thorpe. Why change?

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  • Michael
  • 06-27-18

convoluted plot and terrible voice acting

The plot was too convoluted and dependent on events not included in this book. The lead voice actor tried too hard to be too many things and annoyed more than he entertained.

Occasionally alluding to past events is ok for me, but constantly referring to events and details with the assumption that I am an avid fan and have read every book in the series is just not interesting for me. This author and voice actor will not get any future business from me.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-26-18

Good story, but

Good story as usual but terrible narration. A more natural way of speaking would do wonders.

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  • CT
  • 06-25-18

As always excellent

The Isabella Rose/Michael Pope series continues. Really good.
please Mr Dawson write some more.
Looking forward to the next in the series

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  • Richard Davies
  • 06-14-18

Terrible narration

The reader made the listening hard work and boring, shan’t be listening to any more of his work, good story poorly told!

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 06-06-18

One after the other they all fall down

Well I’m hoping there’s going to be a follow up to this tremendously exciting and all action thriller. This series of the mother and daughter “ Rose “ has been first class listening

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  • Mr
  • 05-31-18

great story poorly told

the narrator puts internations in the strangest of places. It sounds like it is narrated for a young child. really detracts from the story