Sam Archer

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 143 ratings

Nine Lives Publisher's Summary

It's New Year's Eve. A major terrorist cell is planning a series of attacks across London over the next 48 hours. The government has surveillance on the group, a man undercover, and prepare to move in, to take out the terrorists before they can strike. But they lose contact with their inside man. And the cell vanishes into thin air, dispersing into the streets, armed and intent on completing their assault on London. The best counterterrorist teams in the country are told to take them down before it's too late.

Nine terrorists. Nine lives. The Armed Response Unit is one of these teams. Efficient and ruthless, the task force is ordered to locate the leader of the cell. As they hunt him down, they begin to realize that this is far bigger than any of them could ever have imagined. Bombings, rocket attacks, betrayal, and a series of unexpected and shocking twists leave the ARU fighting to stay alive.

Sam Archer, the youngest member of the team, is keen to prove himself and justify his spot on the task force. With crowds all over London celebrating the New Year, and with nine terrorists somewhere among them, the Armed Response Unit is faced with the most dangerous night of their lives. As the savage, shocking plans of the enemy are fully revealed, the ARU officers are faced with the ultimate question: How many times can a man cheat death before death evens the score?

©2012 Archway Productions (P)2015 Cherry Hill Publishing, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Nine Lives

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    It's New Year's Eve. A major terrorist cell is planning a series of attacks across London over the next 48 hours. The government has surveillance on the group, a man undercover, and prepare to move in, to take out the terrorists before they can strike. But they lose contact with their inside man. And the cell vanishes into thin air, dispersing into the streets, armed and intent on completing their assault on London. The best counterterrorist teams in the country are told to take them down before it's too late.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • excellent book

    • By Marblefb on 08-23-16

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 2

    • The Getaway

    • Sam Archer, Book 2
    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    New York City. Summer. A series of violent and highly successful bank robberies have been carried out across the city, all by the same five-man team. Millions of dollars have been stolen. The thieves are slick, efficient, well organized, and vicious. The FBI are getting nowhere in tracking them down. With pressure from Washington mounting and the heists continuing, the Feds desperately search for any leads. Across the city Sam Archer is in town for a funeral. At the service he is approached by an old family friend who works out of the FBI's New York office.

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  • Book 3

    • Blackout

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Young counterterrorist cop Sam Archer arrives for work at the Armed Response Unit expecting a quiet day. But unbeknownst to him, a storm is coming. Three men have already been killed that morning. One committed suicide by the River Thames. Another was strangled in his car in Washington, DC. And the third was shot in the face in his high-rise New York apartment as he slept. The deaths seem random, thousands of miles apart. But they are all connected - by a shocking event 15 years ago.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, but narration had some flaws.

    • By Eric on 11-18-16

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  • Book 4

    • Silent Night

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: John Sackville
    • Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    On a cold December morning in New York City, a man is found dead in Central Park. There are no knife or gunshot wounds to his body and no signs of violence. But beside the body is a box containing a cracked vial. Suspecting he died from some sort of biological attack, a lab team screen the body. What they find is deeply unsettling and terrifying.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • INANE, simply inane!

    • By Benjamin F. Bates, Ph.D. on 05-03-16

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 5

    • One Way

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: Bill Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    NYPD Detective Sam Archer is on his way home on a Sunday afternoon in New York City. He's been out of the field for over three months but has just been cleared to return to duty. Sitting on a bench in the Upper West Side, Archer sees something totally unexpected. Two men are crossing the street in front of him, heading quickly toward another group climbing into a car. All are heavily armed and all hell breaks loose as a ferocious gunfight erupts, shattering the peaceful afternoon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • lots of fun.

    • By Darin L. on 06-05-17

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 6

    • Return Fire

    • By: Tom Barber
    • Narrated by: Bill Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    NYPD Third Grade Detective Sam Archer and Alice Vargas are working in the NYPD Counter-Terrorism Bureau and also living together. However, things between them are strained; both are struggling to deal with the aftermath of a terrifying ordeal in a Harlem tenement block the day they met. Before long, the tension between them boils over, and Vargas walks out, going to Spain to visit family. Seven days later, Archer still hasn't heard a peep from her.

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  • Book 7

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  • Book 8

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