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Russian Roulette

A One-Eyed Jack Novel, Volume 2
Narrated by: Tom Jordan
Series: One-Eyed Jack, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
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A washed-up trophy wife, a recklessly ambitious cop, and one very ticked off Russian mobster. Professional blackmailer John Sharp, AKA One Eyed Jack, is in the fight of his life, and engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with his long-time nemesis. Surviving only by his cunning and street smarts, he must return to his painful past, and to the only person who can help him stop his archenemy once and for all.

©2013 Christopher J. Lynch (P)2018 Christopher J. Lynch

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As good as the first!

Literally picks up moments after the first book finishes and just as good. Probably a bit more action focused and a lot more peril than the first!
Again, Tom does a brilliant job narrating; great character voices, great atmospheric reading.
Really hope there’s more to come.

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Great Story! Great Narration!

Russian Roulette by Christopher Lynch pulled me in immediately with its non-stop action. I really enjoy the character of One-Eyed Jack, and thought that Tom Jordan brought him to life. The performance by the narrator is spot on. He adds the right emotions and gives distinguishable voices to the various characters. I could visualize so much listening to this book.

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  • ZOE R
  • 12-07-18

Volume 2


The story line picks up where the first book left off and it hooks you in. You'll feel like you are a spectator to each of the events as the plot unfolds and you'll be visualizing every move One Eyed Jack makes. Narration is great

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  • Pam C
  • 14-07-18

I almost think it is better than book 1!

Christopher J. Lynch is such a talented author! I read book 1 and loved it. Book 2 is so good, I almost want to say it is better. Although it is a continuing series, the author does such a good job of information, it stands on it's own. One Eyed Jack is a blackmailer without a conscience, but with a heart. Heck of a combination, but it works! His trouble with the Russian came to a head, but is it over? Guess you will need to read it to find out.
Tom Jordan is one of my favorite male narrators. (I have a few!) The timber of his voice is PERFECT for Jack. His acting abilities is superb and his narration is right on. At NO point do I find myself NOT immersed in the story of the book. So much so, that I finished this 6 hour book in 3 days...which made me very sad because I wasn't ready for the story to end. Impatiently waiting for book 3!

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  • Raven
  • 17-11-18

Great follow up to the first book

This story continues on from the events of the first book in the series. It was good to see Jack in action again as he goes up against a Russian Mafia boss. The characters and plot were good. The story went along at a good pace. Plenty of action for those who like faster-paced read/listen. The narration was great with voices for all the different characters, and I felt the production had been completed to a high standard. Recommended. I was given a copy of this audiobook for an honest review.

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  • Angela Winters
  • 12-09-18

Thrilling

Russian Roulette was masterfully narrated by Tom Jordan and another great listen by Christopher Lynch. It was "edge-of-your-seat" engaging and left me wanting more! Really a very enjoyable audiobook, Highly recommended!

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  • Reggie
  • 27-07-18

Will one-eyed Jack survive the Russian?

Jack’s past is catching up with him in this story...in the guise of a mean Russian...the one responsible for Jack’s missing orb. In order for Jack to save himself...and possibly get rid of his nemesis for good...he must first learn the identity of the guy. This is not an easy feat since the guys had facial reconstruction done by none other than the plastic surgeon who had removed Jack’s eye. The Russians have ramped up efforts to catch Jack and he’s on the run. He enlists the aid of the dead plastic surgeon’s widow to find files that he’s convinced are hidden somewhere. I really enjoy Jack’s resourcefulness and cunning! The elaborate disguises and how he is always one step ahead...until he isn’t...oops. But in the end, the bad guys are caught/dead and Jack ends up with the girl...all is right again in Jack’s world...the end???
Awesome story and the narrator’s voice lulls you into believing that you’re right there with Jack.
I voluntarily accepted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 24-07-18

It’s a great roulette of a story

This story picks up where book 1 ends . The author Christopher knows how to keep you guessing. Just like the first book, this one is non-stop action. Tom Jordan was smooth , clear and he brought the story to life , Tom has a strong clear voice

One eye Jack needs to find out who took his marker. Why he investigated it , he runs into the Russian Mob It also has blackmail since that is what Jack is good at . Along the way you see Where the cops come in . The mob is interested in the diamonds . Does Jack find out about the marker.
This story will have you hooked from the first sentence till the end.
I highly recommend it

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  • Beach Bum Books
  • 18-07-18

A character-driven, hard-driving treat

Coming right on the heels of One-Eyed Jack, Russian Roulette dives back into the dark underbelly of corruption ruled by revenge, high stakes and everything to lose. In Volume 1 Jack begins as a detached narrator, setting the stage, describing the intricacies of a craft clearly at the limits of social legitimacy, yet all the while drawing the listener into a world that is far more complex than what appears on the surface. And as the subplots peel away, it's down to a matter of survival against a foe who's already exacted a hefty price from Jack. Loaded with action, unexpected twists and turns, and some truly gut-wrenching moments, this story had me on the edge of my seat.
As before, the narrator captures all facets of this unconventional anti-hero. From a character seemingly driven solely by self-interest to one living in fear for himself and others, the narrator brilliantly captures the man behind the professional detachment.
I'm eagerly looking forward to the next installment of this excellent series.

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  • Lisa
  • 10-07-18

Well written and narrated

Christopher J. Lynch wrote an interesting novel. I was hooked from the beginning. Tom Jordan has that voice that makes you feel you are in the action. I wasn't surprised or caught off guard. I work in an office and found a few of the males walking by more than they needed to. Several asked what is this. I passed it on. Oh yeah. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-02-20

Another Fun Read about One Eyed Jack

I listened to the first of these books a year or two ago and just found this second novel. I really like the character and enjoyed it very much! Great performance, once again, by Tom Jordan!

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  • mwdiver
  • 12-09-19

Jack Returns

One Eyed Jack returns for installment two of the One Eyed Jack series, in Russian Roulette. The story is a continuation of the original, with Jack facing dangers from his previous enemies, conundrums of what to do with some of his previous marks, and how to make things right in the end for all. Even for his Russian nemesis. Although "to make things right" would be highly subjective, depending upon whether you asked Jack or the Russian. Once again, Jack shows his compassion for the "innocent", as he takes dangers on himself, to prevent dangers to them. Tom Jordan, as he did in the original narration, brings Jack to life in such as way that you may wonder if Tom and Jack are actually one person! They are not, but the narration is so smooth and spot on, that you may have trouble telling the difference between the two. Give Russian Roulette a listen, and find out if Jack saves the day, as well as his ass!