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North Korea's deadliest weapon is sleeper agent Song Sun Young. Married with children and living the good life in New York City, she has waited seven years to activate the mission she was trained to do: infiltrate America's financial infrastructure. She prays the call from her handlers will never come, because she loves her husband and kids and affluent New York lifestyle. 

But the call does come. During volatile negotiations between the White House and Pyongyang, Song is hurled back into a reality she had hoped to leave behind forever. 

Unbeknownst to her, the CIA has already broken her cover. Working with "retired" Israeli operative Dalia Artzi, they track the Korean agent as she relentlessly executes her mission. Langley is pulling strings behind the scenes, confident of its advantage in this high-stakes game - until an unforeseen wild card from within its very ranks hijacks the operation for an unthinkable purpose. 

Dalia realizes that Song has been the unwitting catalyst for the disaster now unfolding, and that she alone can stop it from engulfing the world.

©2019 John Altman (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • OZO
  • 25-10-20

Cheap propaganda

A cheap propaganda distorting a country reality while justifying a nuclear war as if anyone else will win and survive.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-04-21

A very enjoyable listen

Enjoyed this book thoroughly, from the amazing narration to the story itself. Would recommend.

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  • Robert
  • 20-08-21

Forgot to include a plot?

Author uses a considerable skill with language to describe everything but a plot
A good performance was wasted on a Book with little substance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-11-21

Ugh tough to finish this Free book

I have listened to 2 books by John Altman as description said strong female lead characters and FREE audible books. NO More as his female leads are unlikable and unbelievable. As a woman, I find this story line hard to follow and believe. I feel like author uses women but does not really understand woman. This plot is about North Korean woman who suffers under the NK government but is a survivor. She gets re-educated by her government and is send to US as sleeper agent. After no contact from the regime for 8 years during which time she falls in love, gets married, had 2 children and becomes American; then the regime contacts her back into action. She then gives up all she has, lifestyle, husband and kids to become killer agent for North Korea. Her actions are justified as she wants to make sure the regime doesn't kill her brother who they have imprisoned for 8-10 years and she has no idea if he is even alive. So she remains loyal to the regime, kills her friend, US agents and abandons her two small children. NO Way is this believable, a loving mother would first want to protect and be with her children,. she thinks about turning herself into the US government but kills people so just cannot. I just cannot follow and believe this story line, this character has been strong, smart and gained too much in the US to just become a stupid loyal agent to a country that killed her family and tried to kill her. It just doesn't make sense. And the old Israeli professor who is the expert on war strategy is just boring and uninteresting, not a good character. She was in prior book and still just does not inspire or bring much to the story lines. This the last book that I will listen to by this author and not sure if I can finish this one. Narrator is okay but the plot is just not believable or interesting. The author gets into preaching at the end which adds nothing to the story. No more of his books for me even if Free.

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  • Yaya
  • 17-08-21

The Worst

I struggled to finish this book. One dimensional characters and an awful storyline. Don't bother with this one....

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  • Ms. Lucy
  • 13-04-19

not enough plot

As usual, narrator was excellent. Story not so much. Kept hoping a plot would be developed but that never happened.

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  • PHELIX
  • 09-11-21

What a unique book

Excellent narration. So descriptive. Kept me interested throughout. Like to read more from this author.

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  • Coby
  • 02-11-21

Waste of time

I'm not sure if I would have liked this book any more with a different narrator. His voice is monotonal and almost devoid of emotion. The story ended badly in my opinion and was very unsatisfying.