Isabella Rose, the Angel, is used to surprises, but being abducted is an unwelcome novelty. She's relying on Michael Pope, the head of the top-secret Group Fifteen, to get her back.
When ISIS get involved, the situation becomes even bleaker. Isabella's abductors are in turn abducted, and she finds herself trapped in Raqqa, the capital of the self-styled caliphate.
Meanwhile, Pope has problems of his own: a new danger has emerged from the shadows and is threatening both him and his family. His only option is to head for the war-torn border of Turkey and Syria - a murderous, lawless place where potential enemies lurk around every bombed-out corner. Pope knows that he is risking everything to find Isabella, but finding the Angel is not a choice - it's a necessity.
The Asset is the second part in a continuing story involving Isabella Rose that started with Act I: The Angel. The story will be continued in Act III.
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"A chip off the block; excellent espionage thriller"
This is the second novel in the Isabella Rose series. Smart and deadly fifteen year old Isabella was taught self defense and more more by her mother Beatrix Rose who was a top agent for British intelligence. Beatrix Rose died of cancer when Isabella was in her early teens. This espionage thriller is much like earlier Mark Dawson's thrillers in the John Milton series and the Beatrix Rose series. This novel is a worthwhile listen.
Great book. l love it so much. l would like to read the rest of this series.
Enjoyed this interesting story and am now reading the first book of this series. It kept my interest during a long trip.
"It's Addictive Listening"
One of the best books by Mark Dawson I have ever read. A good plot with many twists, especially at the end.
Can hardly wait for the sequel!
"Showing promise but..."
Great plot but over written and over explained. Good characters. Story line exposition marred by pedantry.
The story starts well enough,but then get's bogged down with poor story line. It also comes to a poor conclusion.
"Really is unputtable downable"
Loved every minute of this book. So much action packed adventure and suspense. Building upon Act I brilliantly and I preferred it for the amount of action and fast paced nature of the story. It equals Milton's Sword Of God for pace and action. A strong sub plot to the Isobella Rose trilogy has now set Act III for a very strong book. I wonder whether Pope will ask Milton to help him and Isobella. That would be a potent team!
The trilogy would make for a great movie trilogy.
Only problem is the time I now have to wait until Act III is published and released on Audible :-)
"over use of step by step descriptions"
three thing: change the appalling narrator, stop the irrelevant explanations of the simplest things, and give a proper ending. It is possible to tease readers to buy the next book in the series, it certainly isn't necessary to bludgeon them into buying it.
Possibly, but with warnings.
Anyone. The narrator really is dreadful.
All I would cut are the excruciating descriptions. The story is good but slowed down by step by step instructions to simple, or irrelevant, actions.
"A worthy side project to the Milton series"
Having ploughed through the John Milton and Beatrix Rose novels i was interested to see how Dawson would progress the story of 15 year old Isabella Rose.
The character already has a well established back story with both the angel and the asset novels driving the story forward at a relentless pace. As has been mentioned before the character Pope gets as much page time as Isabella but thats not a bad thing.
Roll on book 3 !
"Not up to Marks usual high standards"
The book was as it reads an Isabella Rose thriller. My opinion is that it was a Michael Pope thriller . The book dragged on badly .I think this should be the end of the trilogies it's been milked dry. Try something else.
brilliant continuation of the first book. Can't wait for the next instalment. as good as milton.
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