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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (147 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Mayland Narrator: Richard Allen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Sava Series Release Date: August 2012 ISBN: 9781469211565
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Mark Sava, former CIA station chief of Azerbaijan, lives a quiet life as a professor at Western University in the city of Baku. But his peace is shattered by both the assassination of a high-level American during an international oil conference and the arrest of CIA operations officer Daria Buckingham for the crime.

Sava knows the Iranian American Buckingham well—he personally trained her—and doesn’t believe she had anything to do with the murder, so he visits a CIA control center to discuss the situation with the new station chief. When no one answers the outside intercom, Sava overrides the security code and stumbles upon the grisliest scene of his career. Now, he can’t help but wonder if he really knows Buckingham as well as he thought.…

Determined to find out, Sava soon finds himself and a partner caught in the middle of the new Great Game—a deadly intelligence war over oil that has Iran, China, and the United States clawing at each other’s throats. Meanwhile, Colonel Henry Amato, assistant to the US national security advisor, is keeping a close watch on the situation from Washington. His stake in the Great Game is high—and personal.

From the shadows of the world’s most volatile region to the highest levels of Washington politics, The Colonel’s Mistake takes listeners on an unforgettable ride where the good, the bad, and the brutal play a deadly chess game of global espionage.

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  • “Mayland beautifully captures the high stakes games played in an increasingly complex world…A terrific ride.”

    Kyle Mills, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Lindgren | 2/16/2014

    " My friend and classmate Dan Mayland has produced a bare-knuckled thriller that is an exemplar of the genre. Mayland's protagonist is Mark Sava, a cynical ex-CIA operative -- he's kind of like a down-at-heels American James Bond, without the clothes and gadgets -- who gets sucked into a brutal series of killings related to a shipment of stolen uranium and some pan-Islamic skulduggery. The plot is incomprehensible gibberish, but the atmosphere of obscure Central Asian backwaters and the rot and decay of former Soviet satellites is crisply sketched. The milieu is out of Graham Greene or Casablanca, seedy places where spies and turncoats run amok and bribery and duplicity is the lay of the land. Good, tough, quick-moving stuff. The first of a series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sasha | 2/4/2014

    " This is a debut spy thriller. This author is a really wonderful writer. He pulls you into the book from the beginning and truly keeps you enthralled and glued to the edge of your seat wanting more. So be ready to spend the day reading you'll not want to put the book down. When you finish you'll wish you weren't. This is a very good read. If you love thrillers this is the book for you. Please take the time to sit and read this book it is a must read! I will be looking forward to more books by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morisca Cristian | 2/2/2014

    " A very good book. I enjoyed reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irja Finn | 1/3/2014

    " Looking forward to other books in the series! Very good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vmlmike | 12/13/2013

    " This one got a lot of rave reviews. I found it to be slow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 11/29/2013

    " Very good read, kept me guessing all the way through and fairly fast paced. A good page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Bergsland | 11/22/2013

    " A decent black ops book, but I found it difficult to get involved with the characters. No obvious writing problems, I just didn't like any of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally Smith | 11/20/2013

    " This was a fairly good thriller, but it never really explained the blood bath at the beginning of the book. It didn't quite all come together, but it was still a worthwhile read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 11/10/2012

    " CIA thriller about a killing of all employess in Baku, Azerbijan. Very similar to Three Days of the Condor except the protaganist in this book is an experienced agent. A very nice airplane book. It held my attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 10/11/2012

    " I'm very intrigued so far and keep reading in between errands and chores today. I like the pace and the descriptions of the land and the people. I can imagine myself there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 9/23/2012

    " Very good read. Can't wait to read the follow-on novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara Rogers | 8/2/2012

    " It is prety good and interesting, keeps you thinking and on your toes, really cool. "

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About the Author

Dan Mayland spent years exploring the outer limits of Western civilization and beyond. He has slept on the streets of Europe, summited mountains in Colombia and Bolivia, trekked through Bhutan and Nepal, visited remote Buddhist monasteries in India, and explored Shiite mosques in Iran and Azerbaijan.

About the Narrator

Richard Allen is an accomplished and respected theatrical actor whose work includes Ragtime and PBS’ Great Performances: Play On! His voice can be heard on numerous television and radio productions, as well as the animated series Jumanji. Allen is also the winner of seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.