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3.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 53.26 out of 5 3.26 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Keith Thomson Narrator: Danny Campbell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9780307705631
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In the tradition of Robert Ludlum, with a witty twist, Thomson's second novel featuring a former spy and his son once again poses the question: What happens when a former CIA agent can no longer trust his own mind?

Charlie and Drummond Clark are now in Switzerland, hiding out from criminal charges in America and using the time to experiment with treatments to retrieve Drummond's memory. When NSA operative Alice Rutherford, with whom Charlie has fallen in love, is kidnapped, the Clarks must dodge a formidable CIA case officer and his team to get her back.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mhd | 2/10/2014

    " Really, really good. The only problem is that it just ends: the last few pages are not nearly as satisfying as those before them and, clearly, there are more ends to be tied up. Fast moving and fairly unpredictable. A bit implausible but not ridiculous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 2/6/2014

    " Having presented the novel concept of a spy with Alzheimers in "Once A Spy", Mr. Thomson successfully follows up with an equally entertaining second novel. Non-stop action and ridiculous but hilarious situations of danger - Charlie Clark can almost always count on his addled father, Drummond, to come through with his spy training when needed. But it's a different story when Charlie is in a tough spot on his own for the first time. Can he handle it? And his girlfriend - whose side is she REALLY on? Some nice seesaw plot twists. This is a fun read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca Dougherty | 1/29/2014

    " This sequel is not as good as the first book, Once a Spy. This one is more about Charlie, the son, rather than Drummond, the CIA spook father with Alzheimer's. In this book, Charlie's love interest, Alice, is kidnapped, while the antagonist, Bream, tries to secure a nuclear equipped washing machine from the Clarks. There are many other players along the way, none of which are very interesting or humorous, unlike in the first book. There was some promise with a spy couple, Stanley and Hadley, but without a sensible explanation, Stanley turns rogue, and the interesting character, Hadley, is shot and out of commission. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 1/22/2014

    " Once again we are with the Clark family. Father has alzheimer's and is a former spy. Somehow the son needs to keep his dad safe, as everyone is trying to kill him to avoid the telling of secrets. This is a high action thriller with lots of laughs. Really makes you wonder what would happen to a former spy who developed Alzheimer's. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hpnyknits | 1/21/2014

    " action action action. for those who loved the Bourne Trilogy this will sound familiar. a great page turner. "

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

    " A bit silly but a fun, fast read just the same.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 12/23/2013

    " It's a non-stop thriller just rocketing on toward being made into a movie ... and the writing shows it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 11/18/2013

    " I enjoyed this book -- not as much as Once a Spy, which was superb -- but it was definitely well done. I have high hopes for Thrice a Spy! I feel if Keith Thompson can take this father and son duo out for one more spin, he'll hit his stride and totally captivate us again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 8/1/2013

    " Better than the first but left too much uncovered. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roger | 6/15/2013

    " OK, not as good as his first. Enjoyable and I will buy/read #3 if and when it comes out "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 2/28/2013

    " It was a good story, but it lacked oomph and any real sort of tension. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 1/17/2013

    " IMHO, not as good as the first one. The basic premise was flogged to death. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Stovring | 1/7/2013

    " This was a nice follow-up to Once a Spy, tying up a lot of loose ends. I thought overall it wasn't as smooth of a ride as the first book, but the end made up for it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ted Krever | 10/3/2012

    " So far, I like it but I'm not terribly involved. I'm reading it more for the tradecraft than the story. This is the kind of thing I'll buy on ebook in future... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Havilah | 7/17/2012

    " This was a great follow-up to the first book (Once a Spy). I loved the idea of a guy who never had any training to be a spy outwitting the actual spies. Recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 5/18/2012

    " Good. Interesting book, Charlie ill prepared reluctant resourceful spy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce McKune | 5/5/2012

    " The Clarks are trying to stop the bad guys from getting a bomb hidden in a washing machine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robs | 10/16/2011

    " Fast read, kept my interest, a little different take on a spy novel... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 7/9/2011

    " Last quarter of this story was great, the rest of the story had it's moments, I guess my only problem with the first part was the use of Alzheimer's for the former spy. I don't know that much about Alzheimer's, but it seemed a little unrealistic or forced to me sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kellie | 5/29/2011

    " I didn't like it as much as the first - but still fun. Language was much better in this one... someone must have clued in the author that there are more creative words than the F-word... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mhd | 4/21/2011

    " Really, really good. The only problem is that it just ends: the last few pages are not nearly as satisfying as those before them and, clearly, there are more ends to be tied up. Fast moving and fairly unpredictable. A bit implausible but not ridiculous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ted | 4/19/2011

    " So far, I like it but I'm not terribly involved. I'm reading it more for the tradecraft than the story. This is the kind of thing I'll buy on ebook in future...
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Porsche | 4/17/2011

    " This writer really knows how to write an exciting novel. He did a great job coming up with new "situations" for the main characters to be in.

    It seems like Drummond, the father, was more out of commission for this novel. It is mostly about, Charlie, the son. "

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About the Author
KEITH THOMSON is a former semipro baseball player in France, an editorial cartoonist for Newsday, a filmmaker with a short film shown at Sundance, and a screenwriter who currently lives in Alabama. He writes on intelligence and other matters for the Huffington Post.
About the Narrator

Danny Campbell is an actor who has appeared in CBS’ The Guardian, the films A Pool, a Fool, and a Duel and Greater Than Gravity, and in over twenty-five commercials. Winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards, he has narrated Once a Spy by Keith Thomson and read the part of David Foster Wallace in Mike Lipsky’s Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself, among many others. He is a member of the adjunct faculty in the theater arts department at Santa Monica College.