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3.00055416666667 out of 53.00055416666667 out of 53.00055416666667 out of 53.00055416666667 out of 53.00055416666667 out of 5 3.00 (2,400 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nelson DeMille Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781609411633
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It started as a simple spy hunt. It became a desperate battle to save the West.

For forty years Western intelligence agents have known a terrible secret: the Russians have a mole—code-named Talbot—inside the CIA. At first Talbot is suspected of killing European agents. Then a street-smart ex-cop uncovers a storm of espionage and murder on the streets of New York, while in a Long Island suburb a civic demonstration against the Russian mission masks a desperate duel of nerves and wits.

Engineered by Talbot, a shadow world of suspicion and deceit is spilling onto the streets — leading to a new Soviet weapon and a first-strike war plan threatening the foundations of American government.

For the US, time is running out. For Talbot, the time is now.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ripping good spy thriller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Loaded with spies, sex, suspense, and enough shooting to make the goings-on at the O.K. Corral look like a water-pistol fight.”

    Newsday

  • “Will keep the reader’s adrenaline flowing full blast from beginning to end…[DeMille] has taken an imaginative and complicated plot and very skillfully made it sound plausible—and chilling.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin Katz | 2/17/2014

    " This was a really really good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin | 2/13/2014

    " To me this book was a dry at times and fast paced at other. Great character development, story line, and plot. I figured out most of what was going on in the book when the author dropped the Odyssey hint. I have read better and faster pace Russian Spy Novels. Not one of favorite Nelson Demille book,but the author is really good writer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 2/8/2014

    " Quite a complex, clandestine tale that I had a hard time following at times. Still, there were some interesting theories and was not disappointed with Nelson DeMilles entertaining descriptions of the action and character interactions. Not his best by far tho. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bob Copley | 2/3/2014

    " I did not finish this book. It is the only DeMille book that I did not like and the only book that I have not finished in a long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 1/25/2014

    " There is a secret Russian mole close to the American president and Western agents are still hunting him/her years after the end of World War II. The Russians also have a plan to defeat the United States on the Fourth of July and one of their agents is killing Western intellegce agents in England and the United States.The plot must be uncovered and the Russian agents stopped before time uns out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 1/7/2014

    " Older DeMille book and somewhat dated because it deals with the conflict between Russia and the US. Some twists and turns but I did figure it out before the author told the reader what was happening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 12/15/2013

    " Not my favorite Nelson Demille, but still enjoyable. Had a hard time getting through the first part then wishing I would have paid closer attention in the beginning when the plot starting coming together. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 12/14/2013

    " One of my favorite authors, not one his better books. I was forewarned about the number of characters, so I really concentrated on them & their descriptions as they were introduced. It wasn't a big problem (try keeping up with the characters in War & Peace!) My main complaint was that the end of the book (last 100-150 pages) was too complicated & extremely improbable. There's no way all these diverse characters could've coordinated their various tasks in the short amount of time they had to organize. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 12/12/2013

    " DeMille is so good that even his so-so books are highly readable. I'm not a fan of stories that involve fictional presidents of the United States or ordinary schnooks who find themselves in save-the-world-from-catastrophe situations but DeMille makes it work as well as anyone could. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Claire | 12/4/2013

    " I just couldn't get into this book. Went back and finished it, but it didn' get any better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 9/10/2013

    " Probably my least favorite DeMille book, but still good...more Cold War ruskies-bad guys and double, triple agents - keeps you guessing all throughout! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha | 9/3/2013

    " Just finished this book and it was enjoyable. I liked liked that it kept you guessing until the end who the double and triple agents really were. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ken Ford | 8/9/2013

    " Extremely well done and worth reading! Keeps you turning pages right up to the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol Ann | 6/19/2013

    " This was an epic, I began thinking it was written by Cecil B. DeMille! You need a decoder ring to figure things out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jo Ann Berenbach | 5/12/2013

    " Great adventure read, a bit dated but Mr DeMille's writing, plot and byzantine intrigues is a great escape. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Larry Van bibber | 2/16/2013

    " Stopped reading it. Could not get into the story. Have read many other DeMille books and liked them. Will try again later sometime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 12/20/2012

    " It was not so bad and had read it years ago. Would not read it again like other books of this author. I am waiting to read his new book "Inferno" as soon it is available in paperback. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn Ainsworth | 1/4/2012

    " A complex spy story with a surprise ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 7/17/2011

    " This is one of the best books I've ever read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mainrun | 5/21/2011

    " A two star book by a great author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 5/16/2011

    " My favorite of his books. I've read it many times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linde | 3/4/2011

    " Not as funny as his other books, but still a good read. very interesting story also. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 2/17/2011

    " Interesting subject matter - I recently heard on the radio that this is a possibility of what actually ends the world as we know it. Another great book Nelson DeMille. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fswilson | 2/3/2011

    " Probably the only Demille book I gave less than 3 stars and I have almost all of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 11/19/2010

    " Spy vs. Spy vs. former cop vs. law-firm-spooks, add some double agents with family ties. Even with lapses in logic and believability, this book was very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russell | 11/10/2010

    " My first "potboiler." It was ok. Not fantastic, but ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 10/15/2010

    " DeMille is so good that even his so-so books are highly readable. I'm not a fan of stories that involve fictional presidents of the United States or ordinary schnooks who find themselves in save-the-world-from-catastrophe situations but DeMille makes it work as well as anyone could. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sylvia | 7/9/2010

    " Probably my least favorite DeMille book, but still good...more Cold War ruskies-bad guys and double, triple agents - keeps you guessing all throughout! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol Ann | 6/21/2010

    " This was an epic, I began thinking it was written by Cecil B. DeMille! You need a decoder ring to figure things out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 1/14/2010

    " Entertaining, but somewhat predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 12/27/2009

    " A real page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darren | 11/13/2009

    " By now we've heard enough stories about electromagnetic pulse weapons that they've lost some of their novelty, and I'm not sure how the Soviets knocking out every electric machine in the US would mean they got to declare the next president, but this is still a fun cold war spy book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hstagaard | 8/21/2009

    " Typically DeMille - good story, full of suspense and intrigue. Good summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin | 8/21/2009

    " This was a really really good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linde | 7/26/2009

    " Not as funny as his other books, but still a good read. very interesting story also. "

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About the Author
Author Nelson DeMille

Nelson Richard DeMille, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, was born in New York City. He was a first lieutenant in the United States Army (1966–69) and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. His first major novel, By the Rivers of Babylon, is still in print, as are all his succeeding novels. He attended Hofstra University, where he received a degree in political science and history. He is the author of By the Rivers of Babylon, Cathedral, The Talbot Odyssey, Word of Honor, The Charm School, The Gold Coast, The General’s Daughter, Spencerville, Plum Island, The Lion’s Game, Up Country, The Gate House, Night Fall, Wild Fire, and The Lion. He also coauthored Mayday with Thomas Block and has contributed short stories, book reviews, and articles to magazines and newspapers. A member of the Authors Guild, the Mystery Writers of America, and American Mensa, he holds honorary doctorates from Hofstra University, Long Island University, and Dowling College.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.