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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,072 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Morrell Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN: 9781597377713
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Savage, a former Navy SEAL and American state-of-the-art security specialist. Akira, Japan’s most brilliant executive protector and a master of the samurai arts. Their mission: the retrieval of Rachel Stone, a beautiful American woman whose ruthless billionaire husband is out to destroy her. But quickly Savage and Akira realize they are trapped in a mission more far-reaching than the protection of one person. For they are bound together in a common nightmare, a set of horrifying memories, a terrifying past that never happened, but is somehow inexplicably real. Only together can they confront the mystery. Yet when they do, an even more chilling scenario awaits them – one with the power to shatter not only their world but ours as well. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mason | 1/18/2014

    " While many of the elements of fiction I loved were in place, interesting protagonists, intriguing settings, brain-bending true-to-life science (neuroscience), spies, assassins, questionable memories, martial arts, and moving action, I felt the end lacked... something. It didn't feel like the most powerful ending that Morrell could have written. On the whole, I liked the book and will lend it out to my friends. I learned a lot, though, about Executive Protectors, tradecraft, Japan, and Japanese Culture. Morrell presented the Japanese culture in a way that a westerner can understand it more thoroughly than one would think. But, as is stated in the book, people of the western mind are not tribal enough to truly, completely, understand the Japanese mindset. And, to a degree, Morrell seems to be admitting that he too only has peripheral understanding of the mindset himself. But, as all good authors, he shows you what he does understand and uses that as any adroit magician will do to hide what he does not understand. On the whole I did like it and would recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 12/14/2013

    " A thriller by a master of suspense. I love most of Morrell's older books, and this is one that is hard to put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saylaveev | 12/1/2013

    " Again, good book, good plot twist, good character development without too much detail. "

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

    " Picked it up at the airport and was the perfect book for me to read when traveling - quick, engrossing, and light. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Niall519 | 11/5/2013

    " From memory, I did actually pick this up in an airport. It's a serviceable thriller with all the required elements, but it does have one particular gimmick that revolves around memory. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anime Otaku | 10/7/2013

    " cooooolll!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike (the Paladin) | 10/4/2013

    " Good read the kind of double flip you get was handled well. I liked it as I do most of Morrell's books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lucas Spann | 10/3/2013

    " Not that good. Lots of mistranslations and the characters talk like over emotional 14 year olds... or maybe that's just how Navy Seals and contemporary "Samurai" talk? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 5/6/2013

    " Another good action one from d. morrell, but not as good as some of the others! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/10/2013

    " Un bon thriller "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Coolcat | 1/10/2013

    " I've read 1 other Morrell book that ROCKED. this one was a bit corny and unbelievable. But one has gotta love the hero in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 1/9/2013

    " This is one non stop action packed book. Good luck getting any sleep before you finish this one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Andy Connell | 12/29/2012

    " Started off good, got kinda annoying, got annoying, got dumb, got retarded, got jesus fucking christ./ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad Majorie | 11/19/2012

    " Intense and thought provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oliver Rabacal | 11/14/2012

    " Beautiful mind drugging and Bokken action that will leave you weak with bruises all over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 11/2/2012

    " Morrell tops nearly every author in terms of orchestrating a plot that really intrigues and stays ahead of the reader's predictions. Some suspension of disbelief is required here, but the plot helps make up for this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 5/15/2012

    " From the bestselling author of First Blood comes a spectacular thriller, in which a former Navy SEAL and a Japanese samurai master are bound together in a terrifying past that never happened. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean D | 2/11/2012

    " I really liked the book it was very original and interesting. It does make you pay attention otherwise you may get lost because it involves alot of plot turns in the beggining. I would recomend this book to anyone who likes action, mystery, and originality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Hudak | 1/26/2012

    " Know what you get when you mess with a samurai and a Navy SEAL? Buncha broken limbs, that's what. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 10/29/2011

    " Not one of Morrell's best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Robertson | 5/17/2011

    " Terrific twisty-turny exciting book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin Dailey | 3/21/2011

    " Blah, blah, blah, Manchurian Candidate without the intellect, yawn. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 2/5/2011

    " I found this novel to be STRANGE. 3 of 10 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 La Chipie | 11/30/2010

    " Celui-ci m'avait scotchée sur mon siège. Wow! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lucas | 6/23/2010

    " Not that good. Lots of mistranslations and the characters talk like over emotional 14 year olds... or maybe that's just how Navy Seals and contemporary "Samurai" talk? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Milah | 1/3/2010

    " Picked it up at the airport and was the perfect book for me to read when traveling - quick, engrossing, and light. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 12/11/2009

    " From the bestselling author of First Blood comes a spectacular thriller, in which a former Navy SEAL and a Japanese samurai master are bound together in a terrifying past that never happened. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike (the Paladin) | 11/12/2009

    " Good read the kind of double flip you get was handled well. I liked it as I do most of Morrell's books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 10/28/2009

    " I really liked the book it was very original and interesting. It does make you pay attention otherwise you may get lost because it involves alot of plot turns in the beggining. I would recomend this book to anyone who likes action, mystery, and originality. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Coolcat | 10/23/2009

    " I've read 1 other Morrell book that ROCKED. this one was a bit corny and unbelievable. But one has gotta love the hero in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Saylaveev | 9/11/2009

    " Again, good book, good plot twist, good character development without too much detail. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 9/3/2008

    " Another good action one from d. morrell, but not as good as some of the others! "

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About the Author
Author David Morrell

David Morrell is one of America’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers, with more than eighteen million copies of his books in print. His thrillers have been translated into twenty-two languages and turned into record-breaking films and top-rated television miniseries. His 1972 debut novel, First Blood, became the basis for the Rambo films. A former professor of American literature at the University of Iowa, he now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.