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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (202 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Stone Narrator: Erik Davies Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9781429592413
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CIA cleaner Micah Dalton returns for another go-round of international espionage, government cover-ups, and high-intensity pursuit that has cemented this series in the best of spy fiction.

The Orpheus Deception opens with a breathtaking assassination attempt on the rainy streets of Venice that sets CIA agent Micah Dalton on a collision course with a vengeful Serbian warlord. Picking up where The Echelon Vendetta left off—with Dalton on the run from the CIA—this “Venetian incident” with the Serbian attackers ultimately leads to a tangled web of conspiracies. Dalton tries to uncover the links between an act of brutal piracy in the South China Sea, a missing CIA agent, and the real nature of an elusive hospital ship known only as the Orpheus. As he seeks to unlock the shattering secret that binds such deceptions together, Dalton is once again ensnared in an international chase that takes him from Venice to Bangkok to Washington, DC, and finally to a violent confrontation with Serbian terrorists in the Port of Chicago.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula Howard | 8/18/2013

    " Love David Stone's writing. Good plot and characters are well developed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Theresa | 3/3/2013

    " Didn't like writing style ( way too many adjectives!). Only read beginning "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karlene Elliott-mclean | 2/25/2013

    " A little better than t he Echelon Vendetta but still a far way from being an entertaining read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 9/13/2012

    " Still great dry lines in dialogue and descriptions, but the story line is more fractured than the first one, which weakens this book. Porter Naumann's ghost figures less in this one, too, which is too bad. I can't think of a thriller with a paranormal element -- although they're probably out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 6/15/2012

    " Thriller. I listened to the audio and really enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken Jones | 4/7/2012

    " This book has a different twist on the save the world hero. To really enjoy this book, would suggest you read the first book The Echelon Vendetta. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod | 4/7/2012

    " Looked forward to it, as follow-up to Echelon Vendetta. Starts adding interesting details and opinions about US counterintell. & different Presidential administrations. Once again, easy to read, lots of action and subplots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C. J. Martinez | 1/10/2012

    " The Orpheus Deception is the first novel I've read from David Stone. Unfortunately, I found this story too long winded and it took forever to grab my attention and keep it. "

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

    " This was a decent book. The author took a a few to many cheap shots at the Clinton administration and the left in general for my taste. It is fiction after all. If you can ignore that it was not bad and better than most international spy thrillers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pickleman | 12/2/2011

    " Not as good as "Echelon Vendetta", but fairly interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edb | 8/12/2011

    " A very convoluted plot. Pretty good story--especially the last few pages leading up to the climax. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Obisbooks | 7/23/2011

    " spy thriller with evil people out for money and lots of threads just barely connecting in the end, perhaps I wasn't really in the mood but I didn't particularly care for the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pickleman | 5/15/2011

    " Not as good as "Echelon Vendetta", but fairly interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rod | 1/14/2011

    " Looked forward to it, as follow-up to Echelon Vendetta. Starts adding interesting details and opinions about US counterintell. & different Presidential administrations. Once again, easy to read, lots of action and subplots. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 1/12/2011

    " Love David Stone's writing. Good plot and characters are well developed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Theresa | 12/26/2010

    " Didn't like writing style ( way too many adjectives!). Only read beginning
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Momm | 12/2/2010

    " Follows up the Echelon Vendetta. With Micah Dalton CIA fixer fleeing for his life.
    He goes to Singapore to help free Ray Fike from prison and to solve the mystery of the missing tanker (taken by Serbs). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 5/10/2010

    " This book has a different twist on the save the world hero. To really enjoy this book, would suggest you read the first book The Echelon Vendetta. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carlos | 3/14/2010

    " The Orpheus Deception is the first novel I've read from David Stone. Unfortunately, I found this story too long winded and it took forever to grab my attention and keep it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lois | 2/23/2010

    " Still great dry lines in dialogue and descriptions, but the story line is more fractured than the first one, which weakens this book. Porter Naumann's ghost figures less in this one, too, which is too bad. I can't think of a thriller with a paranormal element -- although they're probably out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 3/23/2009

    " Thriller. I listened to the audio and really enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 4/2/2008

    " This was a decent book. The author took a a few to many cheap shots at the Clinton administration and the left in general for my taste. It is fiction after all. If you can ignore that it was not bad and better than most international spy thrillers.

    "

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About the Author

David Stone is the cover name for a man born into a military family with a long history of honorable service. Stone himself has served in the military and has worked both as an intelligence officer and as an investigator for a state-level law enforcement agency. He has lived in North America, Central America, and Southeast Asia.

About the Narrator

Erik Davies is an accomplished audiobook narrator and voice-over actor. His stage credits include G.R. Point, Unpublished Letters, and Flats Fixed. Some of his television and film appearances include ER, Third Watch, and a starring role in the hit indie comedy High Society: A Pot Boiler. His audiobook narration has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards.