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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (190 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Klavan Narrator: Andrew Klavan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has built a stable family and become a pillar of principle and patriotism in the Midwest. Then the phone rings, and his past is on the other end of the line. A woman with whom he once shared a life of violence and desire claims her daughter is missing - and Jason is the one man who can find her.

Returning to New York City, Jason finds himself entangled in a murderous conspiracy only he can see and only he can stop - a plot that bizarrely links his private passions to the turmoil of a world at war.

Hunted by terrorists and by the police, Jason has only hours to unravel an ex-lover's lies and face the unbearable truth: In order to prevent a savage attack on his country, he's going to have to risk his decency, his sanity, and his life. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Canny | 2/19/2014

    " This story was maybe a little more gritty than I like but overall a well done thriller/mystery. It was good to read a story right out of today's headlines and concerns that doesn't end with the Americans as the bad guys. Not fine literature but it doesn't pretend to be and I was always curious enough to come back to the Kindle to see what happened next. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laurie (Kwiltreader) | 2/5/2014

    " Could only get half way thru and just gave up. Couldn't follow the thought process of "hero"--seemed very hypocritical. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila Beaumont | 1/27/2014

    " Interesting, to say the least! Some readers may see this novel as overly opinionated and preachy, but, though the Christian conservative narrator has a distinctly non-P.C. worldview, the story is not a rant or a sermon. What Klavan gives us here is a thrilling tale of a race against time to stop a devastating terrorist attack by Muslim extremists on an NYC cultural institution, and a wicked satire that targets political correctness run amok in academia and the media. The novel is beautifully written, has well-drawn, non-stereotypical characters, and is remarkably free of the usual thriller cliches. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tropean | 1/26/2014

    " There were moments in this book when I felt like Klavan was writing about a middle-aged man who I know all too well; namely, that fellow in the mirror. Just some incredibly on-target observations. And as an old school Star Trek fan, I laughed out loud more than once at the Shatner character. Ultimately, though, I thought the political agenda was less than organically incorporated into the plot (and I say this as an ideological fellow traveler of Klavan's), and the action was less than completely satisfying. But a worthy weekend read nonetheless. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ann Horton | 1/10/2014

    " VERY slow moving. So many details it was hard to stay with the story. I got about half way through and stopped - very unusual for me! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krista | 1/4/2014

    " I loved his novel True Crime (not such a great movie however), but have been disappointed by the rest of his work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 1/3/2014

    " This is one of the most engaging thrillers that I've ever read. That the protagonist is a Christian conservative makes it even more exciting. I'm definitely reading this one again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les Edgerton | 12/8/2013

    " The master of creating tension on every single page. Could not put this down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 11/30/2013

    " Well written, engaging, but definitely for the adult to read. The main character was very transparent in his thought life. I kept waiting for the spiritual angle of this book and it arrives, but very late. Overall, an engaging read that would be a good movie, but definitely R rated. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christie | 11/29/2013

    " Hmmm...interesting, weird, but interesting. Turned out to be better than I thought it would. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 11/21/2013

    " Some of the best writing I've read in a long time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greg Bailey | 10/18/2013

    " Very suspenseful, but with a few cheesy spots. Main character is a Christian, but he deals with terrible temptations. Very strong language. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicci | 9/10/2013

    " Just finished this amazing book. Klavan is one of the best writers in the world. His books are fast-paced, clever and character-driven. He doesn't write enough. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Martin Pingree | 7/1/2013

    " This was a slow read to begin with. It never really got any better. The author spent way too much time on meaningless details and his philosophy of God. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 james | 4/21/2013

    " A conservative midwestern businessman's idyllic life is put on hold when he receives a phone call from a former lover who informs him that 1) they have a daughter, and 2) she's now a teenager, and 3) she's gone missing. He returns to New York where numerous adventures await. Good, but not great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Benjamin Romney | 12/21/2012

    " This was an ok book, but was not the best of writing. There was unnecessary grime and grub, and pretty foul language. Kind of a disappointment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clara | 9/11/2012

    " Really great writer. The suspense will carry you through to the end of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/5/2012

    " A best seller-type thriller that openly mocks the NY Times editorial page -- kind of fun. And how many books have a Rashid Khalidi/Edward Said character and a William Shatner? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adambomb96 Reisky | 10/30/2011

    " overall a good book. Really exposes the world we love in and its evils that can pull us in. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 4/29/2011

    " The master of creating tension on every single page. Could not put this down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christie | 3/29/2011

    " Hmmm...interesting, weird, but interesting. Turned out to be better than I thought it would. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greg | 3/13/2011

    " Very suspenseful, but with a few cheesy spots. Main character is a Christian, but he deals with terrible temptations. Very strong language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 faithful | 2/26/2011

    " Highly charged thriller that had a strong sense of reality considering our current culture.
    Although this book was good, I would caution readers with a serious "R" rating for sexual content, language, and violence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 2/9/2011

    " A LOT of language, and he doesn't shy away from sexual matters. But Klavan's main character, Jason Harrow, is a man with a dark past who is trying to find redemption. The novel's social commentary is as fun and paced as the action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 james | 11/19/2010

    " A conservative midwestern businessman's idyllic life is put on hold when he receives a phone call from a former lover who informs him that 1) they have a daughter, and 2) she's now a teenager, and 3) she's gone missing. He returns to New York where numerous adventures await. Good, but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ray | 4/16/2010

    " Klavan is a wonderful writer... his words flow off the page. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ann | 2/9/2010

    " VERY slow moving. So many details it was hard to stay with the story. I got about half way through and stopped - very unusual for me! "

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

    " This was an ok book, but was not the best of writing. There was unnecessary grime and grub, and pretty foul language. Kind of a disappointment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 12/12/2009

    " Some of the best writing I've read in a long time. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Les | 10/23/2009

    " Andrew Klavan is a good writer but this book strains credulity. Is it a satire or does the author really believe this far-right tripe? After doing some research, I suspect the latter. Stay away. "

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About the Author
Author Andrew Klavan

Andrew Klavan is an Edgar Award–winning author, screenwriter, and media commentator. A number of his novels have been made into films, including True Crime, directed by Clint Eastwood, and Don’t Say A Word, starring Michael Douglas. His essays and op-eds on politics, religion, movies, and literature have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere. He lives in Southern California.