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Summary

The next explosive book in the international best-selling Crucible series. A must-listen for science fiction and horror fans alike, Apex is a run-away freight train of action and terror!

He's driven by revenge. But soon he'll be fighting for his life.

As former Marine Raider Max Ahlgren continues the hunt for his family's killers and tracks down leads in Washington, DC, a face from the past emerges with the information Max needs to continue his quest for vengeance. There's just one catch - he must first agree to a high-stakes mission to help locate and rescue a powerful Senator's son. The clues lead Max to an alluring reporter and a mysterious organization providing one-of-a-kind trophy hunts on a remote island off the coast of South America. There, Max comes face-to-face with a threat that can dethrone man from the top of the evolutionary pyramid. Fighting a dangerous web of deceit through a deadly jungle hell, Max unearths a secret that changes everything he thought he knew about his past. And his future....

The world's most dangerous man becomes the world's most dangerous prey.

Apex is the third standalone book in the gripping Crucible military thriller series. If you like hardcore action, unflinching heroes, and dark sci-fi twists, then you'll love this riveting pause-register.

Pick up your copy of Apex and get in the fight today!

©2019 Ryan W. Aslesen (P)2019 Podium Publishing

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Haven't finished it

Really enjoyed the 1st book like honestly would recommend to anyone a real joy. Hadme dying to find out what where how ect the 2nd was a great adjustment to the first book.

This one I just couldn't/can't get into it. So much so I couldn't continue listening. I may go back and force myself to make it to the end now the 4th book is out,

I will amend this review if it somehow changes my mind

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  • Sanderguy777
  • 17-04-21

Why does sex have to be in EVERYTHING?

For once, I'd like to be able to listen to a good book without listening to hard-core porn!

This is a book about a guy trying to avenge his family, that has to build a team in order to go on a mission in exchange for a lead, sex, taking on genetically modified dinosaurs. He kills a bunch of bad guys, uncovers yet another sick government cover up, and then finds out that one of his team has more backstory than he thought. Why this needs a sex scene and innuendo throughout, is beyond me.

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  • Jody Spangenberg
  • 24-05-19

Hurry up with the next book Aslesen!

Great read! Action backed and alive with detail. Great cliff hanger. Can't wait for more!

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  • Jimmy
  • 24-05-19

Good Book But

I enjoyed the book but I miss the alien story. The Nazis and dinosaur side was not as good as I would have thought.

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  • Nicholas Figel
  • 04-05-22

story not as good this time around

this is the 3 book in the series and so was the worst. its still worth a listen but too short as well. ill check out the next one anyway.

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  • Ray Beaulieu
  • 11-03-22

Disappointed.

After listening to the first and 2nd book I was looking forward to another good listen but this one was horrible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-04-21

i love the series BUT...

The story jumps around alot the first two books were about Aliens and the research done on them now its just dinosaurs brought to life kinda and a nazi experiment but otherwise max is a bad mother F'er

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  • Nicole J.
  • 23-09-20

Yesss! I love books like this!

This books reminds me of The Dragon Factory in the Joe Ledger series, i love love LOVE these science experiment books, and this book was no different! I havent read one that dealt with these kinds of test subjects before, so it was very interesting to me!

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  • Walter W. Chu
  • 08-08-20

Humph

Thoroughly enjoyed the first two books, but this one seemed to slide a bit in the story telling. Seemed more depressing than the others. Really hope it improves in the next.

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  • D
  • 17-07-20

meh....

First book- Decent Sc-fi
Second book- ok, but slipping
Third book- Losing it

Also lots of technical errors in military context. Things that people in the know, vets, and gun guys will spot.
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  • Monster XYZ
  • 28-05-20

Max at it again

It's a decent book. Same as the other 2 except lacking character development, so much more could have been done
Plot holes abound. If you like max then you might as well give it a read. It's a short book.