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The Temporary Agent

The Agent Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Pete Simonelli
Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (475 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Scarred by war, former Navy Seabee Tom Sexton vows to leave his violent past behind, only to be drawn back into that life when a deadly conspiracy forces him to face an agonizing choice no man should ever have to make.

Five years after his life was saved in Afghanistan by Marine Force Recon Leader Charlie Cahill, Tom lives a bleak, nomadic existence, haunted by the debt he can never repay. Salvation appears in Stella - a woman as damaged, and resourceful, as he. But when a coded distress call from his former CO leads him to a shadowy NSA operative, Tom is recruited for a "black op" to bring back the now-rogue man who saved his life.

As he searches for Cahill, Tom quickly uncovers a much larger web of treason and betrayal that calls his entire world into question - and forces him into the ultimate no-win scenario.

©2016 Daniel Judson. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Unexpected Pleasure!

I consume many books monthly; both written and on audio. As a result I often find myself with nothing new to read from my favorite authors; Lee Child, Brad Thor, Stuart Wood, Ben Coe, just to name a few. That leaves me in a position of relying on the reviews of similar minded readers or calculated recommendation from Amazon based on my past purchases. This book popped up on this list. It had few reviews, but the summary sounded interesting, so I thought why not. Great decision. The narrator is perfect. The author has written a tightly woven plot with interesting complex characters. I also didn't figure out the ending, which was a pleasure. I how this turns into a series and I look forward to the next installment as I'm not ready to let these characters go. If you are undecided about this book, go fir it. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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Excellent choice for this venue

Perfect for my treadmill time. Very violent but very patriotic. Mostly plausible characters. Will look for another book by the author.

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Tom Clancy without all the words

This was a very good read and will definitely be reading more by this author!

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Great character development

Enjoyed the espionage and crime/terrorist drama with multiple threads to lead my conclusions switching antagonists until the very end. Well done in the style of Baldacci.

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  • MK
  • 01-05-19

Couldn’t Finish It

Narration was great. But the book wasn’t. It was difficult to get into the story. It was disjointed. One minute we’re hanging upside down in a car that has been attacked by the bad guys, and the next we’re watching tv with our girlfriend—who is surprising okay with the abrupt jump from Regular Joe to secret agent. I restarted it three times to try and like it, but I couldn’t. I returned it without getting past the first hour.

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Surprisingly entertaining

I very seldom write a review on any book.This one was surprisingly entertaining. Characters were believable and for once, we’re not hearing the story of a Navy SEAL gone bad or a bulletproof Navy SEAL. Who would’ve thought a modern story would be made about the forgotten heroics of a Navy Seabee.

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DNF

DNF! Horrible, boring, 💤
I can’t imagine why I must say how bad this is using 15 words. I thought I pretty much said what needed.

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very good read

little different approach but a good story. pretty good narriation and plot. a little to much over description during some sequences.

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Jack Ryan meets Jack Reacher

I loved this book . It reminded me of Lee Child's Jack Reacher. Tom Sexton is a navy veteran and has been used to a nomadic lifestyle - much like Jack Reacher. The author does a tremendous job of bringing the Characters to life. I could not stop listening. No politics , just non-stop action. a great read!

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Excellent!

A very pleasant surprise. I look forward to listening to the next one. Well done Mr. Judson!

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  • 01-08-17

A must read.

Jack Reacher with more morals . Good read , pacey at times and good descriptions of characters and surroundings

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