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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (630 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Coonts Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tommy Carmellini Novels Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781593979607
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Ruthless al-Qaeda leader Abu Qasim has escaped from the grasp of the Americans and is plotting his next move. International commanders aim to destroy Qasim and his inner circle before he can strike again. But after the mysterious death of a high-ranking official, it soon becomes clear that there’s a leak within the ranks of the Westerners…and that Qasim has turned the tables on his rivals. Now he’s the one targeting them—and his aim is to kill.

Admiral Jake Grafton dispatches special agent Tommy Carmellini to infiltrate the terrorist plot. He tracks the gorgeous and seductive Marisa Petrou, a Frenchwoman who may be Qasim’s daughter and who may or may not wish him dead.

Who is behind the assassinations of the wealthy and powerful Western vigilante team? Will Qasim slip the noose once again? As the stakes grow higher, and top brass face greater risk than ever before, it’s up to Carmellini to put a stop to a master of terror—before he unleashes even more death across the globe.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 2/20/2014

    " The story was well developed and drew me into a late night of reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drew | 2/12/2014

    " Yeah, it's got Jake Grafton, and quite a bit of him. Yeah, it's got action. But it just doesn't have the intensity and feel of the best Jake Grafton stories (Under Siege, Final Flight, Hong Kong, Cuba, Liberty, etc.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debrah | 2/10/2014

    " ok but didn't live up to the first two Carmellini stories, which is a real shame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 2/6/2014

    " This was a great spy/intelligence fiction book. I really enjoyed the first person perspective of one of the main characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marty | 1/31/2014

    " Maybe I've just read too many of this kind of book but this one struck me as a plot just ticking along without anything to pull you inot the story. It didn't earn my interest. Not even enough to try to figure out details in the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 1/23/2014

    " Very good read. I find myself getting more involved in this story than most. I walk away thinking about this one everytime I put the book down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tom Riley | 1/20/2014

    " started it, but put it down. Not up to the standards of his previous books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/7/2014

    " I enjoy this series and really liked this book. There was a good amount of suspense and the characters were well done. The ending was surprising. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Milton Moon Louie | 12/21/2013

    " Action book. The villains did lot of killing. But it seem the good mastermind predicted most of the moves. And the main villain was killed. (OPL) B "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christine Barry | 12/12/2013

    " I am currently listening to this audiobook. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 12/9/2013

    " Better beginning than usual, ending a little predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianne Throop | 12/5/2013

    " Have read Stephen Coonts books for years. Usually have a military and espionage story line. Liked the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 12/2/2013

    " We enjoyed listening to this on our drive back from Reno. It had a thrilling ending. "

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

    " The last (that I'm aware of) Jake Grafton novel. Decent, and it was nice to catch up with some "old friends," but there really wasn't anything at all new here to make it stand out. "Serviceable" comes to mind. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tyler | 10/29/2013

    " pretty standard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 10/16/2013

    " Liars & Thieves "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce | 10/2/2013

    " This was my first Coonts and will be the first of many. I found it to be riveting, well-plotted, well-written and full of interesting and colorful characters. Well worth your time and effort! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 John | 6/14/2013

    " I was not impressed with the writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kina | 12/31/2012

    " Enjoyed it very much as a book-on-tape to help the miles go by on a recent road trip. It is not my normal genre to read, but great for keeping one awake. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 12/9/2012

    " Holes in the plot. Enjoyable but predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott Wright | 1/23/2012

    " Excellent book. Some of the names are a bit difficult to follow, but I enjoyed the story and will likely listen again. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 1/8/2012

    " Not much here but excessive violence. 2 of 10 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/5/2012

    " Pretty good thriller. Coonts is excellent at these kinds of stories. "

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

    " A great escape from the world. I kept having to remember to breathe. Exciting, fast moving techno-thriller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 11/6/2011

    " Full of action and suspense! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 9/19/2011

    " This is a typical but pretty good cia book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Holmes | 8/30/2011

    " This is another in the Jake Grafton series (starts with Flight of the Intruder). It is action packed, fast moving with, of course, violence. There is even some sex. I recommend Stephen Coonts works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 7/31/2011

    " Even though fiction, this novel and those of the type make one thing clear, the war on terrorism is a fact of life that is here to stay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The | 5/15/2011

    " A great thriller which keeps you in suspense from the first to the last page. Loved it!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. This is really a Tommy Carmellini book but Jake Grafton is in the book a lot so I guess it goes in the Jake Grafton series. Overall a pretty good book, not Carmellini's best but good enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 4/10/2011

    " I like this author Just started reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Walter | 12/30/2010

    " Good characters, Coonts tends to write very moral characters Carmelini is an exception to this. He's a thief. I love outside protagonists. The 1st person portion of the narration rings true. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 12/10/2010

    " The last (that I'm aware of) Jake Grafton novel. Decent, and it was nice to catch up with some "old friends," but there really wasn't anything at all new here to make it stand out. "Serviceable" comes to mind. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 10/20/2010

    " A great escape from the world. I kept having to remember to breathe. Exciting, fast moving techno-thriller. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steve | 9/3/2010

    " SOOOOOOOOOOOO boring. I probably stumbled into the middle of a series, but the protagonist was SO lame, it wasn't even worth finishing. Anybody want it?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianne | 8/24/2010

    " Have read Stephen Coonts books for years. Usually have a military and espionage story line. Liked the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marty | 4/18/2010

    " Maybe I've just read too many of this kind of book but this one struck me as a plot just ticking along without anything to pull you inot the story. It didn't earn my interest. Not even enough to try to figure out details in the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 4/8/2010

    " This is another in the Jake Grafton series (starts with Flight of the Intruder). It is action packed, fast moving with, of course, violence. There is even some sex. I recommend Stephen Coonts works. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tom | 1/17/2010

    " started it, but put it down. Not up to the standards of his previous books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 10/27/2009

    " This was a good read. It had a lot of action & it had it's funny parts. This was outside the box from what I usually like to read so it was a nice surprise. "

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