A hiker finds a journal deep inside a glacier that was lost during World War II. On its frozen pages are etched the secret locations of treasures lost since the 1940s. But something more ominous is scribed in the journal, something that threatens the Presidency of the United States.
Jake Pendleton and his new partner, Francesca Catanzaro, work for an "off the books" intelligence firm and are summoned to the White House where they are instructed to locate and acquire the book. Jake soon realizes there are others on a quest to find it as well. Others who will kill to get to it first.
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I really enjoyed this book, with it's twist at the end.
The reader was so clear, I didn't ever have to think twice about what he had said.
A journal is found next to a frozen cadaver in a glacier. What's in the journal? How does it relate to a series of grave robberies throughout the USA and will it mean the end to a US President?
There's a very tense, atmospheric underwater chase that would be ace in a Bond film, good listen.
"Now one of my New Favorite Authors"
Action. Suspense. Fast-paced.
Again , Scott Brick brings life to any story.
This is a really good follow up to "The Toymaker". I have listened to all three in the series consecutively and can not wait for Chuck Barrett to write another. I figured out the mystery about 1/2 way through but the ride to the end was thrilling
"A different, but outstanding, espionage novel!"
In Book 3 of the series Jake Pendleton has moved to a job with a company that sub-contracts to the US government and he has a new partner, Francesca Catanzaro. Their assignment is made by the president of the US. The centerpiece of breach of power is a book from the WWII period found in ice in the Alps. The content of the book threaten the life of the president of the US. Others are also seeking the book and they are willing to kill to get it.
Breach of Power is a truly outstanding thriller made even better by Scott Brick's narration.
"It has its moments..."
The story and style is right along with other novels such as Brad Thor. The story is good and the mystery does play along well. Narration with Mr. Brick is awesome as expected. I enjoyed the story and would recommend this if you like the action, mystery type books.
"Pursuing suspense, the story was lost"
It is an OK read if your just looking for s suspense novel. Unfortunately the story loses believably. To much for the sake of sensationalism. You will find yourself saying "really" this is just stupid.
"Career as a mortuary employee on hold..."
I don't listen to audio books more than once. At least, I try to avoid it.
Only if you like these types of sprawling action thrillers. It is classic for the genre, but not exceptional.
The resolution in the mortuary was fascinating, as much for the drama and family politics as anything else.
Some of the graveyard scenes are fascinating.
The story is a bit messy, the characters clear but sometimes illogical. The background is interesting, and the resolution is clean. On balance, a decent offering in this thriller genre. The Scott Brick performance is good ( although sometimes abit flat ) and, on balance, this isn't a bad use of a credit.
"I hope this series continues!"
Imagine, if you will, that hoards of stolen Nazi treasure was shipped to the US in the caskets of young soldiers who had been maimed beyond recognition. Imagine also that a journal exists as to the names and whereabouts of these soldiers. To what lengths would someone go to find the journal and retrieve the treasure? Another intriguing read from Chuck Barrett. All I can say is that I hope there will be more of Jake Pendleton. 5 stars.
"Awesome story and performance!"
Can't wait for the next Jake Pendleton adventure! All 3 in this series are exceptionally written, and Scott Brick is my favorite reader.
"The series just keeps getting better."
I look forward to the next book with great anticipation. Jake is really evolving into a character that earns the reader's respect and loyalty.
"I liked this book"
Very interesting story from the first page. I bought it because of the narrator as I had no experience with the author. But now, I will try more of Mr. Barrett's books. I like to read series so would like to get the next assignment for Jake & Francesca. Hopefully there is one.
This book was disappointing. First, the author spends way too much time setting up the characters. Several chapters are spent on things that have nothing to do with the plot of the book, but you don't know that at first. I kept wondering how all these things would fit together, when they were actually just giving unnecessarily lengthy context for the characters.
Second, the story just ends up being silly. I bought in yo the plot up to a point... then it just takes some preposterous turns. I spent the last two hours just wanting it to be finished.
I usually love Scott Brick, but in this one his attempts at accents fall flat and many characters just sound the same. The main character, in particular, sometimes has a vague southern accent and sometimes doesn't.
Disappointment that I'd wasted time and money.
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