Warning Light

Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
Series: A Jake Keller Thriller, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
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“One of the best thrillers you'll read this year.” (Lee Child, number-one New York Times best-selling author)

No one knows what CIA desk jockey Zac Miller is capable of - including himself - until a routine surveillance job becomes a do-or-die mission in the Middle East.

When a commercial flight violates restricted airspace to make an emergency landing at a closed airport in Iran, the passengers are just happy to be alive and ready to transfer to a functional plane. All of them except one...the American technology consultant in business class is not who he says he is. 

Zac Miller is a CIA analyst. And after an agent's cover gets blown, Zac - though never trained to be a field operative - volunteers to take his place, to keep a surveillance mission from being scrubbed. Zac thinks it will be easy to photograph the earthquake-ravaged airport that is located near a hidden top-secret nuclear facility. But when everything that can go wrong does, he finds himself on the run from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and abandoned by his own teammates, who think he has gone rogue. 

Embarking on a harrowing journey through the mountains of Iran to the Persian Gulf and across Europe, Zac can only rely on himself. But even if he makes it out alive, the life he once had may be lost to him forever....

©2018 David Ricciardi (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“A Ulysses-like odyssey... If only he'd run into a whirlpool and a monster, readers might mistake this adventure for a tale by Homer.... Let's hope for more Zac Miller adventures.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“A fine thrill ride... The writing is lean and propulsive, the characters offbeat and interesting." (Booklist)

"Starts with a bang, and then gets better and better....” (Lee Child, number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Midnight Line)

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I really hope that this book is the beginning of a series. I thought it was fantastic. Once I started listening I could not stop until the book ended, and even then I was sorry when it was over. I mean this poor guy, Zac Miller went from one impossible situation to the next and I kept thinking that something was going to happen. Some kind of circumstance that he would not be able to get out of. This book is so well written and the character of Zac is so unassuming that he seems to come up with these half baked plans on the fly. What makes him stand apart from so many other characters in espionage books is that Miller doesn't sit a map out a strategy. His opponents and conflicts just happen on his way to escaping Iran where his plane made an emergency landing.
This book is excellent fast paced reading and the ending leaves it open for additional books (one can only hope).
Jonathan Davis does an outstanding job narrating.
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An Unexpected Homerun

This book was nothing like I expected. Going into it, all I knew is that I love Jonathan Davis as a narrator. He is one of the best in the business, in my opinion, and so right from the get-go, I knew I would AT LEAST like the narrator. The book, however, went above and beyond my expectations. It starts out exciting, and it ends in a nonstop action scene. There is even a twist that I never saw coming, and you won't either.

I can't recommend this book enough. This is one of the best books I have heard in a long time.

Don't wait and get it now!

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Awesome!

Loved the story - definitely hoping for a follow up here. the narrator was absolutely brilliant! he definitely made the story come alone for me. so glad I took a chance on this one.

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Espionage thriller with a history!

Warning Light was originally self published by the author and released in paperback format only (no Kindle ebook release!) on June 28, 2014. The novel sold reasonably well considering the format limitation and received rave reviews, but the paperback only release severely limited sales. So this week Random House re-released the book as an original release in multiple formats and with all of the marketing power of the publisher. The marketing included very positive blurbs from Lee Child, Mark Greaney, Alex Berensen, Steve Berry, James Abel, and Grant Blaackwood. They've scheduled an extensive book signing tour with the author and several other famous espionage thriller authors.

Warning Light is an excellent espionage thriller with a refreshing protagonist in young CIA analyst Zac Miller who finds himself trapped and hunted as a spy in Iran without the ability to speak Farsi. The plot is clever and complex. The Iranian regime is also clever as it sets up Miller to also be hunted by his own and allied agencies after escaping Iran. Jonathan Davis narrates superbly. I highly recommend Warning Light as a action filled and very suspenseful espionage thriller. The hype is justified.

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Excellent!

Outstanding first effort! This has the makings of a great series. I’m being overly critical when I say that there were a couple of moments in the book that seemed a bit of a reach, but I was really glad I used a credit! The narrator is excellent! Again being a bit critical he tries a couple times to add urgency or excitement and it doesn’t translate to audio very well. Other than those few moments his narration is spectacular! As a fan of this genre with 600+ audiobooks behind me, I’d say this author is starting out at the top of the heap of great action writers.

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Terrific, fast-paced story telling

This book starts off with a bang and continues with non-stop action. The Audible production is excellent and fun listening. Can't wait for the author's next book!

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Great Plot, Characters and Narration!!!

I loved this and really hope it becomes an extended series. Very well done all around.

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One of the best!

I read a hundred books a year, and this one was believable, interesting and the narrator was top notch!

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Not a bad start ... but ...

Fast paced, interesting plot, decent character development, but unsatisfying ending hence the 3 stars overall. The story is pretty good and with new twist. Our hero overcomes one challenge after another, some more realistically than others but this is fiction. But the conclusion seems rushed, threads are left unfinished, the hero marginally successful, and the setup to create a series feels forced. Taken together it just left me unsatisfied.

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Non stop fun.

Ricciardi is new to me. I am a fan of Davis as a narrator from the Swyteck series. The story was fairly creative for a spy novel and I enjoyed every minute of Davis’s story telling. Will definitely buy the next one.

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  • DAVID S.
  • 04-23-18

The new Tom Clancy

Brilliant thriller. And perfectly narrated

Loved the fast pace and fluency of the text. Want to read the next one

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