• The Florentine Deception

  • A Novel
  • By: Carey Nachenberg
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (125 ratings)

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The Florentine Deception

By: Carey Nachenberg
Narrated by: Nick Podehl
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Publisher's summary

A seemingly mundane computer cleanup leads to an electrifying quest for an enigmatic - and deadly - treasure in this gripping techno-thriller.

After selling his dorm-room startup for millions and effectively retiring at the age of 25, Alex Fife is eager for a new challenge. When he agrees to clean up an old PC as a favor, he never expects to find the adventure of a lifetime waiting for him inside the machine. But as he rummages through old emails, Alex stumbles upon a startling discovery: The previous owner, a shady antiques smuggler, had been trying to unload a mysterious object known as the Florentine on the black market. And with the dealer's untimely passing, the Florentine is now unaccounted for and ripe for the taking. Alex dives headfirst into a hunt for the priceless object. What starts out as a seemingly innocuous pursuit quickly devolves into a nightmare when Alex discovers the true technological nature of the Florentine. Not just a lost treasure, it's something far more insidious: a weapon that could bring the developed world to its knees. Alex races through subterranean grottos, freezing morgues, and hidden cellars in the dark underbelly of Los Angeles, desperate to find the Florentine before it falls into the wrong hands. Because if nefarious forces find it first, there'll be nothing Alex - or anyone else - can do to prevent a catastrophic attack.

©2015 Carey Nachenberg; This edition published in 2015 by Open Road Integrated Media, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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An Exciting Adventure

Such an enjoyable audiobook!

An mystery lover can appreciate the excitement of finding a clue to a missing gem. Even more fun to run across it while simply checking out an old computer. Like a hidden compartment or buried treasure, it bring to life the imagination.

So did The Florentine Deception. Finding the clue in the computer would be exciting enough. Yet what Alex Fife discovers is potential treason, foreign assassins, and an imminent plot to destroy America. Will his skills be enough to prevent it? Will it be too late? All because of a gem?

Alex, fortunately has a wealth of knowledge. Having sold his successful computer security software, he is singularly in a position to delve into the old system tracing back to who and what it involves. What he finds could cost his life and those he holds dear.

It’s a thrill ride of an adventure, with lots of action and twists to keep you wondering how they can succeed. From deep within the computer to to deep within a cave that may hold the answers, he and his likable friends try to stay one step ahead of killers. Only it doesn’t always work.

I’m always pleased to find a book available in audio format. Narrated by popular Nick Podehl, the audiobook runs just over ten and a half hours. He does have a great voice that suits Alex Fife very well.

Thank you to iRead Book Tours for providing this audiobook in exchange for an honest review. Loved listening to such an exciting story. You can find my full review on Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine.

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