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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (230 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Van Lustbader Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Jack McClure / Alli Carson Novels Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781427212726
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It was once said that you must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible . . .

Alli Carson has been through her own personal hell. With her father, the President of the United States, recently dead and her mother in a coma from a terrible accident, she has poured herself into her training to become one of the best FBI agents at the Fearington Institute. Her inspiration and solace comes from the one man with whom she has ever felt a kinship, National Security Adviser, Jack McClure. But when Alli becomes the prime suspect in a murder at Fearington, a wide ranging investigation is triggered, involving local homicide detectives, the secret service, the FBI itself, and Alli's own uncle, the billionaire lobbyist Henry Carson. And yet nothing is what it seems.

What follows is a treacherous journey that leads Jack and Alli into a complex web of lies and deceit. Using Jack's unique gifts to see the through the labyrinth of manipulation, their investigation leads them into the dark heart of the international slave trade, tied to a powerful Albanian crime lord whose ability and influence in global terrorism grows with each day.
The two find themselves in the crosshairs of vast global enterprise, one that lurks in the shadows of power and has infiltrated Washington and their lives in ways neither of them could ever have imagined. And hidden deep among it all sits a terrifying criminal mastermind, someone fueled by a hatred that can never be quenched, and a mind that knows neither feeling nor mercy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lustbader is an automatic buy-today-read-tonight author for me--and should be for you. Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of The Jack Reacher series

  • Like Robert Ludlum, Lustbader is at his best when he is creating a twisted web of intrigue, violence, double cross, and his own brand of oriental esotericism. . . . A master storyteller. Publishers Weekly
  • One of the great thriller authors. Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Vanished
  • A master who knows how to manipulate the reader in fiendishly exciting ways. Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Venetian Betrayal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Windom | 2/17/2014

    " I was hooked from the prologue, although it took me quite a while to figure out how it played into the rest of the novel. This isn't the normal genre that I read most often, but the characters alone are enough to entice me in checking out the rest of Lustbader's books. It is the action that glues the reader into the plot, and a perfect hint of psychology makes the characters 3 dimensional. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Simon | 2/10/2014

    " This is basically a comic book without pictures, but of its kind, it's a pretty good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leo | 2/3/2014

    " The book lives to its title. There is plenty of blood flowing. The plot has some interesting accounts on the slave trading and selling of young women. If you do not have the stomach for it this is not the book for you. It does also have some interesting pointers on money laundering. Not a fast book to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lee | 1/28/2014

    " Unless you've read the previous books you won't know what's going on in this one. A time passing airplane or summertime on the beach read, but otherwise choppy, unorganized and difficult to become engrossed in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Neil Mudde | 1/16/2014

    " Too many characters,too much similarity romping tale, not one of the best I have read recently, as a matter of fact I started flipping pages towards, the end just to get to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angel | 1/1/2014

    " I usually enjoy spy thrillers and while the plot of this one was interesting, the author likes to bring in threads from earlier books and leave other threads hanging at the end so that (I suppose) they'll be picked up and resolved in the next book. I don't mind sequels, but I do mind serials... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 1/1/2014

    " Great story and better characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen Wylie | 11/28/2013

    " Normally I really enjoy this author. This book didn't grab me like some of his others did. The end was better than the beginning and there was too much swearing for my personal taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doreen | 1/16/2013

    " Third in the series with the President's daughter. Parts a little far fetched but I did enjoy. Can't wait for next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Vanderbloom | 7/6/2012

    " This was my first book by this author. It is the kind of story I like, but was a slow read. Not sure if it was just the story itself or the writer's style. Might read another by him, but won't seek him out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack Sakalauskas | 4/24/2012

    " While reading the Prologue, I thought we were off to a good start. By the first chapter, I changed my mind. The end was better than the beginning. If you are adverse to profanity, this is not the book for you, althought it does decrease after the first few chapters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lou Chambers | 11/25/2011

    " The book is action packed from the first page. The plot is full of unexpected twists. If you like the Bourne novels you will enjoy reading this book. I liked how the author developed the relationship between Jack and Ali. After reading this book I want to read more books about these characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie Chabrol- | 5/28/2011

    " I have great respect for each author...3storylines and yet the puzzle takes time to understand.Ali Carson is a grown woman allways looked at like a weak lady.. her dad is the US president. She insists to be able to make up her mind. Now I understand the title "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Phaedra221 | 4/23/2011

    " Not one of the better van Lustbader books. Had to force myself to keep reading until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/27/2011

    " I enjoy a real page turner and this is one! Great characters, fast action, good plot- what more can a mystery reader want?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 3/11/2011

    " interested me enough to read the next book in the series. only thing that annoyed me was that lustbader kept referring to a special ability of jack mcclure but didn't really touch on it enough. still, it was a good read for me...kept me busy from the flight back from mardi gras :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathryn | 3/1/2011

    " I'm almost done, but I think I'm throwing in the towel. What a lame book. I could care less what happens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 1/23/2011

    " I only gave it 3 stars because I'm not an espionage fan. Don't really know why I picked it up..... I think Lustbader was thinking "screenplay" instead of novel. Would be a great screenplay.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry | 10/19/2010

    " With the exception of the language, I thought this was one of Van Lustbader's best books. Kept my interest throughout with a couple of major twists at the end. Recommend to anyone who likes political intrigue--US vs. US and US vs. Russia "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilly-Anne | 10/8/2010

    " Complex intrigue, action packed, with fascinating science and technology added for intellectual stimulation. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Judy | 9/23/2010

    " I was tempted to abandon this book after about 60 pages. But I kept at it until I finished it. Wish I had gone with my first impression. The focus of the book seems somehow irrelevant to the overall background of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vannessagrace | 7/4/2010

    " The Last Snow isn’t your typical spy novel because it actually follows today’s politics quite closely. Reading it reminds me of what’s going on today with the current two political parties. Last Snow gives you pause to think about truth and untruths and what politics is really about. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 7/2/2010

    " Not as good as Ludlam,I liked First Daughter, but this one was lacking. "

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About the Author
Author Eric Van Lustbader

Eric Van Lustbader is the author of more than twenty-five bestselling novels, including New York Times bestsellers The Ninja and The Testament. His novels have been translated into over twenty languages. He has also written several novels in Robert Ludlum’s highly successful Bourne series, including The Bourne Legacy, The Bourne Betrayal, The Bourne Sanction, and others. Before turning to writing full-time, he enjoyed a highly successful career in the New York City public school system, where he holds licenses in both elementary and early childhood education. 

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned many AudioFile Earphones Awards and was named the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.