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3.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 53.39 out of 5 3.39 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Britton Narrator: Christopher Lane Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN:
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At 33 Ryan Kealey has achieved more in his military and CIA career than most men can dream of in a lifetime. He's also seen the worst life has to offer and is lucky to have survived it. But being left alone with his demons is no longer an option. The CIA needs him badly, because the enemy they're facing is former U.S. soldier Jason March. Ryan knows all about March - he trained him. He knows they're dealing with one of the most ruthless assassins in the world, a master of many languages, an explosives expert, a superb sharpshooter who can disappear like a shadow and who is capable of crimes they cannot begin to imagine. And now, March has resurfaced on the global stage, aligning himself with a powerful Middle East terror network whose goal is nothing less than the total destruction of the United States.

Teaming up with beautiful and tenacious British-born agent Naomi Kharmai, Ryan intends to break every rule in order to hunt down his former pupil, whatever the cost to himself. As Ryan puts together the pieces of a terrifying puzzle, and as the elusive March taunts him, always staying one step ahead, he discovers the madman's crusade is personal as well as political - and Ryan himself is an unwitting pawn. With the clock ticking down and the fate of the country resting uneasily on his shoulders, Ryan is caught in a desperate game of cat-and-mouse with the most cunning opponent he's ever faced, one who will never stop until he's committed the ultimate act of evil - a man who is all the more deadly for being one of our own. 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 Tom | 2/19/2014

    " An interesting and fast moving genre novel. Good for a three or four mile walk on the treadmill and being suprised because the time flew by in an instant and you are tempted to go another mile just to see what happens next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 nila | 2/15/2014

    " ketika baca buku ini, kok jadi ingat film2 hollywood, mungkin gak lama lagi memang benar2 difilmkan "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matt Crumpton | 2/5/2014

    " Did not think this book was all that great. The plot is good, but the telling of said plot just falls flat. In my opinion the story really goes nowhere, and not a lot of things happen. The main character is introduced as this bad ass former special forces guy, and spy for the CIA. I feel like the entire book is basically him on the sidelines watching the events of the story take place. He beats up two scum bags (a la Jack Bauer) and that is about it. Are we supposed to believe that he is who the author has described him to be? I just did not get him at all. I found myself skimming a lot in the book. I even skipped right over the last 100 pages and read the last couple of chapters. I decided to skip over the main character saving the President from this lethal assassin because I just did not care enough about the story or characters. This is really a 1 star book but I gave it 2 stars because of the ending. The story continues in the next book but I am not ready to jump into it yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dewi | 1/28/2014

    " this guy really knows his job.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Murray | 1/16/2014

    " Never heard of this author. Just found him by chance. I am glad I did. Good book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 1/2/2014

    " ok. typical secret govt agency saving the US from terrorism. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthuvius Manhandlinglambs | 1/1/2014

    " Pretty boring. Cannot remember reading this, even after reviewing the synopsis. It is on my list of completed books, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corey | 12/30/2013

    " Very good book. I enjoyed it. It was a real page turner. Kept my heart pumping throughout the whole book. I wasn't going to bed until I finished it tonight. Not sure if there's a sequel but he left it open for one. I'll have to look into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Faith | 12/28/2013

    " Comments in the back of the book described it as Vince Flynn-like, and it's true. Plot to murder the president and two other leaders of foreign countries. Yada...yada...yada... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Mac | 12/19/2013

    " This was a fantastic thriller in the veins of the older Tom Clancy books or early Vince Flynn. Like most thrillers, there are several ridiculous plot lines but overall, very well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justine Smith | 12/5/2013

    " Started out to hoacky but in the end it reframed itself "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Thomas | 11/8/2013

    " Excellent start. Looking forward to more of Ryan Kealey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis Willingham | 11/3/2013

    " Decent spy-type page-turner involving an American Al-Quida agent and a plot to assassinate the president. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth | 11/3/2013

    " This was one of my favorite spy books. I was saddened to learn of the young authors death. I highly recommend this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 10/23/2013

    " Good book with lots of action. Certainly made for a sequel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 10/21/2013

    " I loved this book. It was so exciting and I totally didn't know what was going to happen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 10/16/2013

    " abridged version left a lot out - but still good story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 8/26/2013

    " Pretty good read. The writing should only get better. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lara | 6/14/2013

    " Read 129 pages - couldn't get into it. The first attack was gripping, but afterward it did not hold my attention. Won't finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joann Downie | 2/4/2013

    " I didn't like Naomi, other than her the book was gripping! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronald Dahle | 1/21/2013

    " Too soon departed, Andrew was destined for a brilliant future. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Rossignol | 10/4/2012

    " Britton is no Tom Clancy, but this was a good read. pretty predictable at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 9/30/2012

    " I don't normally read many spy thrillers, but I really enjoyed this one and will probably read more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Graham | 7/29/2012

    " Semi-mindless but fun reading about a CIA agent trying to chase down the pupil-turned-nemesis. I bought it to read during a flight, and that's exactly the kind of reading it was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TAMI | 2/28/2012

    " Read via book on CD. 3.5 stars. Liked the author's writing style and story was engaging, but not a fan of the ending. However, plan to read the other Ryan Kealey books in the series that were done before the author passed away prematurely. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 12/8/2011

    " Typical for this genre...entertaining but not fulfulling "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 5/12/2011

    " I read a lot of these books - spy, thriller, shot 'em up books. This one took me awhile to get into, which isn't normally the case. But once I got into it, I enjoyed it. At the end of the book I wanted to read the second one, which is always a good sign. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corey | 10/5/2010

    " Very good book. I enjoyed it. It was a real page turner. Kept my heart pumping throughout the whole book. I wasn't going to bed until I finished it tonight. Not sure if there's a sequel but he left it open for one. I'll have to look into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 8/25/2010

    " Anyone who likes this type of book should try reading Vince Flynn first as his books are pretty much just like this one but more suspenseful. Andrew Britton doesn't do too bad of a job here but I've definitely read better counterterrorism thriller books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 4/29/2010

    " An ex-U.S. Delta Force vet is now an Al-Qaeda terrorist and is doing some
    really nasty things. A CIA operative, Ryan Kealy, is tasked to stop him. The ending was disappointingly predictable. This is Britton's first effort and he is now working on a sequel.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nila | 3/22/2010

    " ketika baca buku ini, kok jadi ingat film2 hollywood, mungkin gak lama lagi memang benar2 difilmkan "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 2/26/2010

    " ok. typical secret govt agency saving the US from terrorism. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 9/20/2009

    " Typical for this genre...entertaining but not fulfulling "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 7/17/2009

    " abridged version left a lot out - but still good story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 6/3/2009

    " I enjoyed this book for the story but I really really wish that it didn't have such bad language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyler | 4/19/2009

    " A pretty good read, exciting most of the time. A very unconcerting scenario presented in the plot. I liked it overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skip | 1/20/2009

    " Terrorist plot against U.S. leaders. Likable CIA maverick Ryan Kealey teams with ex-MI6 operative to get the bad guys. Reminescent of Brad Thor's Scot Harvath. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dewi | 1/6/2009

    " this guy really knows his job.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Mac | 12/18/2008

    " This was a fantastic thriller in the veins of the older Tom Clancy books or early Vince Flynn. Like most thrillers, there are several ridiculous plot lines but overall, very well written. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Graham | 3/24/2008

    " Semi-mindless but fun reading about a CIA agent trying to chase down the pupil-turned-nemesis. I bought it to read during a flight, and that's exactly the kind of reading it was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaime | 6/8/2007

    " I loved this book. It was so exciting and I totally didn't know what was going to happen. "

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About the Author
Author Andrew Britton

Andrew Britton was born in Peterborough, England, in 1981. He spent his formative years in the UK and Camlough, County Armagh Ireland, a small village which is home to most of the family on his mother’s side. In 1988, his family immigrated to the United States, taking up residence in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Just before his junior year of high school, Britton moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he currently resides.

About the Narrator

Christopher Lane is an award-winning actor, director, and narrator. He is a three-time winner of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration and recipient of ten AudioFile Earphones Awards.