If you like Jack Ryan or Hunt for Red October, you'll love Rick Banik! He clears the decks of the intelligence community to save it from itself, while integrating players from multiple agencies to build an integrated intelligence and operations plan. But will he fight through egos and bureaucracy in time to stop the attack? This is Parts One and Two combined into a single volume.
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By AudioBook Reviewer on 01-11-16
terrorists, bombs, and unsuspecting victims
The faceless one is lurking, stealthy recruiting and planning a horrible future for DC residents. The faceless one is unseen, unknown, and can be anyone – he is invisible! Rick Banik, a data analyst for EPIC is called up to help the government find the faceless one – to do so he must bring together different government agencies and convince them to work together to build an accurate profile of the faceless one and find him.
The faceless one is a Da’esh agent skilled at hiding in plain sight, manipulating people through lies and deception. Unfortunately, he is good! Rick Banik must risk his family and friends to catch this man. His success hinges on everyone’s cooperation and his ability to bring everyone together. He has only a few weeks to do this before the U.S.’s largest shopping and traveling day – Thanksgiving and Black Friday!
Craig Martelle creates an action packed terrorist thriller that is beyond realistic – it is doable! Nothing is more frightening than something unseen – the unknown and that is what the faceless terrorist is – completely horrifying. He has the power to disrupt lives, kill and maim for no reason other than ego.
The character development was perfect! I could not only see the faceless one but I felt fear – knowing that he could be real! I loved the interaction between Travis and Rick. I felt anger and sadness when Clay died. I even experienced a little bit of parking garage rage on behalf of Rick’s wife!
This is THE book for anyone who loves thrillers with terrorists, bombs, and unsuspecting victims. The book was a bit slow when in the office but it needed to be slower so that the listener caught everything!
This book is too realistic; it will give the listener several nights worth of sleeplessness followed by looking at everyone carefully!
Basil Sands, narrator, performed outstandingly! He helped place me into the story. His voice projected the right amount of anger, fear, passion and fervor. The accents were very good as well. He has a deep voice which sounds as if it flows naturally. This is the first time I have heard Sands; he is a very enjoyable narrator!
This book is for the person who loves thrillers and who isn’t afraid of the dark. Different levels of darkness are wrapped within this story – you will not be able to think about anything else for days. The fear is real! The book is gripping in all areas – content and narrator!
I don't normally make promises - but I will promise you this: if you weren't afraid before the book, you will be by the end!
The audio quality of this book was outstanding - clear and concise.
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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By Adam Bailey on 10-03-17
I had a lot of fun with this one, Basil Sands did an excellent job bringing the story to life.
Rick Banik is an awesome protag and Martelle continues to impress, felt like I was right there in the action.