Judd Ryker

3 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

The Golden Hour Publisher's Summary

The Golden Hour: In international politics, the 100 hours following a coup, when there is still a chance that diplomacy, a secret back channel, military action - something - might reverse the chain of events. As the top American diplomat for West Africa, Todd Moss saw a great deal about how diplomacy and politics actually work. But as he shows us, the results aren’t always pretty. When Judd Ryker is appointed director of the new State Department Crisis Reaction Unit, he figures he has a mandate to help the United States respond more quickly to foreign crises, but he hasn’t reckoned with the intense State, Defense, Pentagon, White House, and CIA infighting and turf battles he would face. Then comes the coup in Mali. It is his chance to prove that his theory of the Golden Hour actually works - but in the real world, those hours move very, very quickly indeed, and include things he’d never even imagined. As Ryker races from Washington across Europe to the Sahara Desert, he finds that personalities, loyalties, everything he thought he knew, begin to shift and change beneath his feet - and that friends and enemies come in many forms.

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  • Book 1

    • The Golden Hour

    • By: Todd Moss
    • Narrated by: Peter Marek
    • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    The Golden Hour: In international politics, the 100 hours following a coup, when there is still a chance that diplomacy, a secret back channel, military action - something - might reverse the chain of events. As the top American diplomat for West Africa, Todd Moss saw a great deal about how diplomacy and politics actually work. But as he shows us, the results aren’t always pretty.

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • Minute Zero

    • A Judd Ryker Novel, Book 2
    • By: Todd Moss
    • Narrated by: Piter Marek
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    In the life of every country, at a moment of extreme national disruption, there is a brief period of breakdown, when everything is uncertain, events can turn on a dime. That is the moment to act, to shape events how you want them to go. That is Minute Zero.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not Your Typical Hero

    • By Tyan Jacker on 10-21-15
    • A Judd Ryker Novel, Book 2
    • By: Todd Moss
    • Narrated by: Piter Marek
    • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 09-15-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 3

    • Ghosts of Havana

    • By: Todd Moss
    • Narrated by: Piter Marek
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    When four American sport fishermen stray into Cuban waters and are promptly arrested by Castro's navy, State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker finds himself called in to negotiate their release. But the more Ryker digs into the situation, the more things he discovers things that just don't seem to fit, especially now, with relations between the United States and Cuba supposedly thawing. Who are these men really, and what were they doing there? What is Ryker's actual mission, and what is his own government hiding from him?

    Regular price: $24.49