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Apocalypse

The Harry Starke Novels, Book 13
Narrated by: Tom Lennon
Series: The Harry Starke Novels, Book 13
Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
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Summary

An elite Iranian military unit. A missing tactical nuclear weapon. An aging Vietnam vet with a taste for violence.

It began when an FBI informant was brutally gunned down outside a soccer stadium.

A tactical nuclear weapon has gone missing somewhere in the Middle East and is thought to have been smuggled into the United States by a small group of Iranian terrorists intent on chaos and destruction. The target? Unknown, but the FBI’s local director is convinced that it’s the Sequoya nuclear plant and that the clock is ticking. Convinced that the threat is real and that his only link to the terrorists is Harry Starke’s nemesis, Shady Tree, he turns to Harry for help. But Harry has demons of his own to deal with, and the hunt for Tree quickly turns into a race against time.

Apocalypse is the 13th stand-alone novel in a series of hard-boiled thrillers. If you like tough-as-nails heroes and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Blair Howard’s latest gritty, edge-of-your-seat thriller. 

Buy Apocalypse today and hold on - you’re in for a wild ride!

©2018 Blair Howard (P)2018 Blair Howard

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One, two three - out you go.

Harry's office (his sanctum of sanctums) is invaded by an FBI agent demanding he finds an old nemesis, 'Shady' Tree who, Agent Packer claims, murdered one of their undercover men - and he has a grainy photo to prove it. But Harry doesn't believe him. Shady might be a nasty character but not a killer. Then the agent spins a tale about terrorist activity and a missing nuclear weapon, so Harry and his team agree to find Tree but nothing more, after all, Harry is about to become a father any time now.

This story is a full on thriller with Harry Starke's emotions ramped right up to bring out the nastiest of his nature. Narrator, Tom Lennon, fully assumes Harry's personality in this already well characterised first person relating of the story, further infusing him with a very believable persona as well as also delivering distinctive voices for everyone else. A good performance.

Although pushing into the need for suspension of disbelief at times, there is a feel of reality for much of the book, especially in the interaction between players.
An enjoyable, gritty thriller which stands alone despite being book 13 in a series.

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  • Victoria Haugen
  • 08-10-18

JUST PLAIN AWESOME!

I've read the first 3 books in the Harry Starke series, and have been a fan ever since!
This is Book 13, and I'm not stopping now! ;)

Love Harry's character, everything you'd want - very complex man :)
Action packed series, great writing, and love Tom Lennon's narration - spot on!

This is one that you'll read (or listen to) straight through after starting.. you won't want to put it down.
Highly recommended :)

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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  • Susan Patterson
  • 30-08-18

Could it really happen?!

Tension, action, twists and turns captivate you throughout this chilling story.

Tom Lennon did a great job narrating. He brought the characters to life and held you on the edge of your seat!

I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobookboom com.

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  • RJ
  • 27-08-18

Another Harry Starke adventure!

Apocalypse is one of many volumes in the Harry Starke series. This scenario involves Harry, his arch enemy Shady Tree, and missing backpack nuclear devices. The nuclear devices are in the Middle East and a nuclear power plant appears to be the target. Harry is convinced to go after Shady, find the devices, and stop Whatever plans are in place. No problem right? Seems to be a typical Harry Starke adventure. This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.

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  • Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe
  • 22-08-18

A fast ride all the way!

In <strong>Apocalypse</strong> by Blair Howard, Harry Starke gets visited by an FBI agent former friend friend who tries to enlist Starke's assistant. Intel has shown that a group of Iranian terrorists have gotten hold of a backpack nuclear bomb. Surveillance indicated that Harry's old enemy, Shady Tree, executed the one member of the Iranian group who was going to report to the FBI. The agent wants Starke to locate Shady and help stop the nuclear threat, which he thinks is targeting a nuclear power plant. But with Starke's wife, Amanda, due to give birth to their first child any day now, Starke hesitates to get too involved.

Anyone who enjoys thrillers will certainly appreciate <strong>Apocalypse</strong>. The rest of the book moves at a fast pace as Starke's team tracks down Shady and works to stop the nuclear device from destroying the city. The path to the solution gets grizzly and intense, with a creative method of dealing with the bomb. I didn't like the violence and torture, though. Further, the book ends on a cliffhanger, which is very frustrating.

The audio edition of the book is performed by Tom Lennon, who has a voice that seems well- suited to the character of Harry Starke. He uses clear expression and a strong selection of voices for each of the characters. His sense of timing adds to the effectiveness of the performance.

I enjoyed much of <strong>Apocalypse</strong>, though the cliffhanger at the end left me unhappy. The book takes off at breakneck pace and doesn't stop until the end. It provides lots of excitement. I give the book four stars.

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  • TU
  • 13-09-18

Great action story

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

I picked this one up because it looked interesting and I have enjoyed some of the narrator's other works. This is the latest book in the series, and my first experience with it, but that didn't really hinder my enjoyment of it. There was a lot of action and entertaining characters that quickly grabbed my interest and held it until the end. I didn't feel too lost with the story, so it seemed to stand alone pretty well.

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  • Rayc
  • 13-09-18

Great Listen

Apocalypse: The Harry Starke Novels, Book 13.. My first Harry Starke novel and what a great experience.
Well written with some fantastic characters. Tom Lennon's narration just draws you in and you're there.
Great listen/read and it si standalone so starting at book 13 works just fine.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook and voluntarily leave this honest review.

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  • Victoria
  • 10-09-18

A Great Listen

I love the Harry Starke series & this book did not disappoint...Tom Lennon is the voice of Harry & does it well! This story had all the twists & turns I expected & some I did not...we have a cliff hanger here & I'm anxiously awaiting the next book!

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  • Jan M
  • 05-09-18

Outstanding!!!

Blair Howard pulls me in with all of his Harry Starke stories. I had read this book before listening to it, so I can truly say the audio version is even better. Tom Lennon has a wonderful knack for delivering perfect timing and having his voice fit the characters. I love it when a narrator is able to perform various characters with distinguishable voices. The imagery in this book is outstanding, and some of the events are very plausible. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • James Mewha
  • 18-02-19

short<br />

good story but a very abrupt ending and short
compared to other books. left readers hanging