One Day in Budapest : An ARKANE Thriller

  • by J. F. Penn
  • Narrated by Veronica Giguere
  • Series: An ARKANE Thriller
  • 2 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A relic, stolen from the heart of an ancient city.
An echo of nationalist violence not seen since the dark days of the Second World War.

** An Amazon Bestselling Book in International Mystery and Crime and Conspiracy Thriller from New York Times and USA Today Best-selling Author J.F.Penn **
Budapest, Hungary. When a priest is murdered at the Basilica of St Stephen and the Holy Right relic is stolen, the ultra-nationalist Eröszak party calls for retribution and anti-Semitic violence erupts in the city.
Dr Morgan Sierra, psychologist and ARKANE agent, finds herself trapped inside the synagogue with Zoltan Fischer, a Hungarian Jewish security advisor. As the terrorism escalates, Morgan and Zoltan must race against time to find the Holy Right and expose the conspiracy, before blood is spilled again on the streets of Budapest.
One Day in Budapest is a chilling view of a possible future as Eastern Europe embraces right-wing nationalism. A conspiracy thriller, where religion and politics intersect.
If you love an action-packed, fast-paced thriller, download a sample or buy One Day in Budapest now.
One Day In Budapest features Dr Morgan Sierra from the ARKANE thrillers, but is a stand-alone novella and can be listened to separately from the ARKANE series.

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A gritty action packed thriller

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, this story is a great break from the norm in the series and well worth a listen.


What other book might you compare One Day in Budapest to, and why?

any of the Arkane series by J.F Penn all of them are gripping and this one is especially packed with action.


What does Veronica Giguere bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Veronica immerses the listener and her great vocal abilities shine through.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it kept me on edge the whole way through due to its high action level.


Any additional comments?

A great read and interesting diversion from the other books in the Arkane series. Crammed with action, historical interest and the unusual setting of Budapest.

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- Chris Tickner

Gripping and well researched novella

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this novella to thriller and history buffs as well as anyone who likes their stories a bit dark because it is a well researched, creates a vivid and chilling picture of Budapest's past,present and a hypothetical future where the horrors of the past could easily be enacted again.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Morgan Sierra is a kick-ass heroine with the right combination of superior intellect and combat skills.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

The scene with the shootings of innocent people at the shoes on the Danube was evocative and poignant. The horrors suffered in WW2 could so easily be suffered again.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I had already read the novella on Kindle but I also enjoy listening to J.F.Penn's books too. There is a different feel to it on audio - it becomes even more chilling. The length of the novella is a great for listening to during commutes. Bring on the traffic jams...


Any additional comments?

Zoltan makes a good hero. There is definitely sizzle between him and Morgan.

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- Kerry Howard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-04-2014
  • Publisher: The Creative Penn Ltd