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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (342 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Trevor Shane Narrator: Steven Boyer, Emma Galvin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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All wars have rules.

Rule number one: No killing innocent bystanders. 
Rule number two: No killing anyone under the age of eighteen.

Break the rules, become the target.

Since the age of eighteen, Joseph has been assassinating people on behalf of a cause that he believes in but doesn’t fully understand. The War is ageless, hidden in the shadows, governed by a rigid set of rules, and fought by two distinct sides—one good, one evil. The only unknown is which side is which. Soldiers in the War hide in plain sight, their deeds disguised as accidents or random acts of violence amidst an unsuspecting population ignorant of the brutality that is always inches away.

Killing people is the only life Joseph has ever known, and he’s one of the best at it. But when a job goes wrong and he’s sent away to complete a punishingly dangerous assignment, Joseph meets a girl named Maria, and for the first time in his life his singleminded, bloody purpose fades away. Before Maria, Joseph’s only responsibility was dealing death to the anonymous targets fingered by his superiors. Now he must run from the people who have fought by his side to save what he loves most in this world. 

As Children of Paranoia reaches its heart-in-throat climax, Joseph will learn that only one rule remains immutable: the only thing more dangerous than fighting the War … is leaving it.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A claustrophobic, relentless, fascinating ride that will have you eyeballing everyone you pass in the street. Marcus Sakey, author of The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes
  • Like The Bourne Identity turned inside-out, [Trevor Shane's] protagonist navigates a world where banal choices like going to the ATM have life-and-death consequences. Filled with sharp plotting and vivid action, this book will stay with you long after you've raced to the end. Chris Farnsworth, author of Blood Oath

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kerry sullivan | 1/18/2014

    " OK here's the thing, although I cant say I dont like this book and I have only got as far as page 40 I cant read any more. Its like having a conversation with someone and after a while you stop listening. The writing is so detailed it is like talking to a train-spotter. OK if you like trains but otherwise yawn worthy and I feel I am doing the book an injustice really because it has been good so far I just done care. I guess its a case of too much information. Would I recommend this book.... I would say give it a go you might find you like it as if you do give the author a really good review to make up for this one please. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Susan | 1/2/2014

    " This is not the type of book I would ever read but I was drawn in from the first sentence and couldn't put it down. Definitely hoping a sequel is in the works... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Daniel | 12/25/2013

    " Great read - while ostensibly an action novel, the book is full of emotional depth. The writing is tight and the plot is inventive. Truly a joy to read - can't wait for Mr. Shane's next book. I'll have a longer review shortly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristy | 11/2/2013

    " Started off good and was whizzing through it but then I got tired of all the running. Lots of killing with an Interesting story line. Would definitely want to be a civilian. "

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