Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2005
CS ISBN 1597373616 $32.95 Ten cassettes
CD ISBN 159737363X $36.95 Twelve CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 1597373678 $24.95 One MP3-CDs
John Shea skillfully handles even the outlandish aspects of this entertaining thriller, a follow-up to the 2003 bestseller HAWKE. Shea projects ironic admiration during scenes involving the villain's team of beautiful female assassins and realistic tension when the focus shifts to acts of terrorism. Shea's range is also impressive as he creates compelling voices for an aged English butler, a blustery Scotland Yard inspector, an African-American ex-NYPD detective, and the main character they all look up to: dashing millionaire adventurer Alexander Hawke. Like Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, this series is a mix of over-the-top thrills and grounded characterizations. The mix is well served by Shea's efforts. J.P.M. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 05/ JAN 06]
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