Operation Relentless

  • by Damien Lewis
  • Narrated by Greg Wagland
  • 11 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The new best seller from the author of Zero Six Bravo.
By 2007 Viktor Bout had become the world's foremost arms dealer. Known as the Merchant of Death, he was both public enemy number one to the global intelligence agencies and a ruthless criminal worth around $6 billion.
For years Bout had eluded capture, meanwhile building up a labyrinthine network of airlines selling weapons to order to dictators, rebels, despots and terror groups worldwide. He was hunted by the CIA, the NSA, and MI6 and sought by the United Nations for being their top global sanctions buster. Holed up in Moscow - from where he ran a suite of offices selling anything from AK-47s to state-of-the-art helicopter gunships and antiaircraft missiles - he was shielded by a Russian state that was a partner in his dark dealings. In short, Bout appeared utterly invulnerable and beyond any hope of capture.
Step forward former SAS man Mike Snow. After serving in the Regiment, Snow had worked as a bush pilot in Africa, where he'd got to know Bout well. Via its own secretive shadow network, Snow was approached by the US DEA, the Drug Enforcement Agency. The DEA agents had one question for him: was Snow able to get to Viktor Bout?
This is the incredible tale of Operation Relentless, the top-secret mission that Snow and a handful of DEA operatives launched to entrap Viktor Bout - a story that ranges from the steamy jungles of Colombia to the ice-bound streets of Moscow and from horrific bloodshed and tyranny in the Congo to a snatch operation like no other. It may read like an implausible thriller, but every word of Operation Relentless is true.

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You know what you're getting

If you've read/listened to the excellent Zero Six Bravo and Damien Lewis' books on the special forces during the Second World War, then you know what to expect from his latest offering; an extraordinary story of bravery, fast-paced action and history made not just readable but exciting.

Operation Relentless is very much in the same vein.

Without giving anything away, as the quote on the frontispiece says 'The Night Manager meets Narcos' is pretty apt. If you've ever enjoyed any of Wilbur Smith's works, you can add that to the mix too. The key feature and the most important point of course with most of Lewis' books...is that they're not ficton.

Ben Waddams
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- Ben

very very good! I couldn't put it down

awesome book and superbly narrated. I would drive for longer than needed just to get more time to listen
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- Nick Anderson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-05-2017
  • Publisher: Quercus