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Summary

The compelling second instalment of the high-octane series featuring British CIA agent Ryan Drake.

Afghanistan, 2008. A Black Hawk helicopter carrying a senior CIA operative is shot down by a surface to air missile, its lone passenger taken hostage by a fanatical new insurgent group. Knowing this man holds information vital to the ongoing conflict, the CIA bring in Ryan Drake and his elite Shepherd team to find and rescue their lost operative. But nothing is what it seems, and within hours of arriving in the war-torn country, Drake and his team find themselves caught in a deadly conflict between a brutal terrorist warlord and the ruthless leader of a private military company. And lurking in the shadows is a woman from Drake's past determined to settle old scores....

©2013 Will Jordan (P)2020 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"Written at breakneck pace, complete with extensive firefights and brutal weaponry, this is a heart-stopper for anyone who likes plenty of action and explosions." (Daily Mail)

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Still Impressed

Reading book 2 right behind book 1 and still impressed with the writing and presentation. Of course it is fiction, but just believable enough to leave a question behind. I cannot wait to get into book 3 in the series

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I'm enjoying the books so far, Drinker 👍

really enjoying the writing here. has a lot more depth to the characters than the average thriller.

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A contemporary thriller with absorbing detail.

Continues the main characters’ saga of fighting international crime and intrigue where the bad people are not always obvious. Believable skilled narration with multiple voices and accents. Interesting military kit detail but sometimes a little distracting from plot line. Action sequences that hold your attention and not always in the lead characters best interests! Sufficient twists and turns in the plot to keep you hooked.

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Great follow up from previous book

Great story and well worth a credit. looking forward to the next in the series.

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Wow what people might do.

When you think about the people who govern and what they might do for greed and this is a great story of how it might effect people in the field. Great exciting story which will keep you listening late into the night 🌙

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TERRIBLE NARRATOR

For anyone who has had contact with the military calling ISAF I S A F throughout the novel will be annoying to say the least. In addition the narrator sounds like a failed newsreader complete with a strange inflection in his voice. A relatively predictable story.

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Simply Great

A book which had a great storyline, but with a female lead written in that I felt seemed at odds with the rest of the story and a strange ending. But I still found myself compelled to find out what happens next, overall still a great story to listen to.

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Drake smashes it again!

Loved both books so far, quickly moving onto the next. Superb author. Can't wait to carry on the series.

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Outstanding.

My experience listening to this book was, let's say, a wind blown wild ride that I didn't want to end.

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  • 09-10-20

It’s fine, keeps my interest, but find myself getting frustrated w the story

So, I am invested in the stories, like the characters well enough.
Sometimes it gets a little bogged down in certain details, but it is artfully written and doesn’t turn me off the way that sometimes does
Mostly I find myself getting frustrated w the story. I just get tired of the repeated plot line of corruption inside, protagonists hunted and betrayed by their own.
I don’t know why that story line irritates me so much, but it does.

And I like Drake, I do- but he seems to do a lot of stupid things. Charges ahead -knowing what he’s up against and yet somehow oblivious that those entities have the resources and influence to completely crush and out maneuver him. Not saying he shouldn’t, but he has a team of only 2 other people and doesn’t seem to strategize accordingly. He seems to think he can follow his investigations w no repercussions or any interference, even though he KNOWS other people have been killed (along w others) for pursuing the same information. Takes no precautions on that front, marches forward oblivious to the risks as if his adversaries have no power to hurt him. As such he repeatedly puts other people in danger.
I frequently think “what the F** are you doing ! /What is wrong w you! “

It seems to take them forever to put certain pieces together and I find myself pounding the steering wheel shouting “wake up you IDIOT!!!!” He does figure things out, but it is often too late . So the book ends up being mostly a story of failures. Which is annoying w a genre that I listen to for its “hero” and “good guys win against bad guys” qualities.

So I keep listening bc I think the books themselves are good, interesting, well written , but I get annoyed a lot.

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  • Kylo-renzo
  • 14-10-20

The critical drinker can write a great story

Loved it. Found these books after watching "The critical drinker on YouTube(hes the author.)

Great stories, depth and arcs for the two books I've gone through. Will recomend

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  • Aaron J.
  • 18-08-20

Awesome

Loved it. Can't stop listening to it. Ready for the next one. Highly recommend the entire series.

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  • Quinn
  • 29-07-22

fantastic spy thriller

It's a great book, one that's easy to listen to. It kept me engaged and interested throughout.

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  • steve
  • 04-03-22

intoxicating

loved the story! kept me captivated. had to turn the volume up and down was the only problem

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  • 06-07-21

Great

If you like the 1st book then you will definitely like this book as it continues the story and keeps within the theme.

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  • Tom B.
  • 28-09-20

good and bad characters are all well written.

good narration and awesome characters that draw you into the story. I would highly recommend this book.