SEAL Team Six veteran Chris Paladin left the Navy to become a pastor, but CIA spook Hannah Andrade pulls him back into Special Operations Group to locate the White House Chief of Staff's kidnapped son-in-law before he is executed by Greek terrorists. Cantankerous Army Delta Force operator Sonny Cohen reunites with Chris and Hannah as they race the clock to save the hostage.
In Athens, Chris and his teammates discover that Russia is secretly behind the kidnapping, part of a murderous plan to attack the flow of natural gas in Europe. The Cold War has heated up again.
Chris and his crew's rescue quickly changes into a mission to capture or kill a Russian spy.
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This tries really hard to be in the same league as Clancy, Flynn, et al, but it really isn't!
It's made more implausible by the fact that the main character is supposedly a Pastor! He allows himself to be put in a situation where he ends up killing more people than the other members of his team, and rushes off to do more superman stuff than Superman!
Add to that, the whole gunfight at the OK corale scene in the heart of London, further stretches credibility, especially worrying if it's a true indication of how little American 'Operatives' respect fellow 'allies' country and rules!
I was intrigued by the synopsis of a Spy Operative who is a Pastor but, the whole premise was thoroughly underwhelming!
Great continuation to the series! Can't wait to see what surprises the author has up his sleeve.
"High energy thriller"
I have not read the paper book version but I did really enjoy the audible version.
This story had so much to offer the reader. I enjoyed the depth of all the characters. Sonny's character was a comical relief to ease the tension of all the excitement throughout the book. Chris Paladins character brought some reality this read. A former navy seal turned pastor who has a dual "personality". Being a former elite operator and now a pastor you hear his struggles of his current life imposing on his old ways of a highly trained Navy seal. All the characters through the novel developed extremely well.
Yes I have listened to Tridents first gleaming and The life and legend of Chris Kyle.
I would have loved to but unfortunately not able to.
I am mainly a non fiction reader but I have enjoyed both of Stephen Templins novels.
Looking forward to see what he comes out with next.
"Great author: will listen again"
This was the first time for any Templin product. I'm very impressed with the story. The pace, action, and ideas. Highly recommended this book. The voices are done with amazing use for the story.
I loved listening to this book! I was only going to listen to a little bit the first night and just couldn't stop listening! I could never find the right moment to turn it off.
He did a great job but needs a little help with the ladies voices LOL
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