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From the best-selling author of The Rules of Supervillainy.

Agent G, now going by the name Case, thought he'd won. He'd exposed his former employers, shared black technology with the world, and killed the man who'd started it all.

Unfortunately, history slows for no man. After a volcanic eruption decimates the United States, G spends the next decade witnessing humanity rebuild itself into a corporate-run dystopia.

Preferring to the be the boot rather than the ant, Case has become a powerful executive in the new cyberpunk world. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean he's immune to his past. Contacted by the only woman he ever loved, Case finds himself, once more, embroiled in a conspiracy to take what little the public has left. Now, he has to decide whether to save what remains of the world or rule it.

©2020 Charles Phipps (P)2020 David N. Wilson

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A phenomenal ending!

This next installment of the Agent series blew me away! Fast paced, intense and well written, thiese books keep getting better! It was so nice to be back in this world again, I genuinely felt some nostalgia when I ssrted this one. This book start is set mostly 15 years after ther events of book two (no spoilers). Initially, I wasn't sure about that, but as always, Phipps made the best narrative choice and this book was all the stronger for it. As always, the titular Agent G, or Case as he now prefers, is the standout of the series. His charisma and his well crafted personality draw you in all over again. The dichotomy between the killer that he was made to be, and the person he'd like to be (which also maybe a partly artificial construct of his new state of being), is genuinely well done and makes Case feel like a real person. That's what makes this series standout, I think. It's the author's ability to get inside the minds of such characters and make them seem so vividly real in their thoughts and actions that is so engrossing. I won't mention the plot, because anything I say is pretty much guaranteed to be a spoiler. If you've read the other two books, you understand (if you haven't, start at number one, definitely not here). Anyway, I honestly can't recommend this book and this series enough. You will not be disappointed! The narrating was the usual Kafer special. If you've listened to the other 2 books, you'll know what quality to expect (It's really good, if that wasn't clear).

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  • hexwolfx
  • 04-11-2020

Its hard taking it to the establishment

The story taken on a slightly dowl tone has jokes are not really funny and just twists on old ones in this series. The title becomes abit redundant has we've know the MC threw or 3(4) books but it was a dumb title has he was not on set course to kill a perspective person but was instead being lead threw enemies and allies plans use him an was only shoting what got in his way. All this lead to me see the novel has wayfor tge author to throw abunch of crazy cyberpunk ideas at the reader so they don't the series has bought a ticket to jump the shark.

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  • Todd (Toad) Vogel
  • 02-11-2020

G is back!

I love the Agent G series! Agent G, now Case Gordon, is a cyborg assassin. As with the rest of the series, this book is non stop action and packed with laughs as well. Phipps even slips in a few references to his other books including my favorite, Cthulhu Armageddon! (need more of that one by the way) Great narration by Jeffrey Kafer!

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  • Montzalee W
  • 28-10-2020

Witty, exciting, action packed!

Assassin (Agent G #3) by C.T. Phipps Narrated by Jeffrey Kafer This is a book I requested and the review is voluntary. This really shows how Phipps shines! An action packed sci-fi adventure that has plenty of great characters, terrific plot, unpredictable, and so many witty comments I have to slow my reading down to keep up with them! So much wit, snark, and funny gems sneak up out of the blue causing smiles and giggles constantly! I really love this series! Most of his books are like this! With Kafer as narrator, who can pull off this dry wit like no one else, it is a perfect blend! Just what I needed to listen to as the stress of the election looms! I recommend this to all sci-fi fans, someone looking for something different, and those looking to relax and smile!

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  • Crysta M
  • 26-10-2020

Cyberpunk and action packed

I really enjoyed the first two Agent G books, but this third instalment is where things really take off. Case Gordan has become his own person (still questioning himself of course, but don’t we all), the Shadow-run like world is fantastic, and it’s full of intrigue and action! There’s nothing to not love in this book. Phipps does future geek references well with made up new movies/books/actors but it still has a lot of his usual geek references from present day that make me smile. The comedy is more subdued in this book than some of his other books, which seems more fitting for Case, but there’s definitely still bits and one-liners that had me laughing. Jeffery Kafer is, of course, amazing. Here’s hoping this will be a long running series as I want more of Case Gordan stories.

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  • Brian
  • 22-10-2020

A Great Book With Great Character

This is not my first Agent G story and it’s also not even close to my first C.T. Phipps one either. There’s a reason that I keep going back to them. They’re an absolute blast to read from beginning to end. In each story Phipps writes he’s able to fit a ton of action, emotion, and a lot of pop references (whether they’re real or from his universe). Agent G: Assassin was a great story both by itself and in the Agent G universe. It was fast-paced with a lot of heart. G (who now goes by Case) still is talking about trying to be an assassin without killing people and he’s trying to be better but he keeps getting dragged into more and more. Honestly, as this series goes on it keeps getting better and better. The references to other stories, universes, and pop culture always have me cracking up (especially when he quotes an “old” movie or show and no one gets it). I also like the time jump and the things that have happened between this book and book two (trying not to spoil). The chat about the volcanic eruption was interesting and added a lot to the story, definitely pulling at the heartstrings a bit here and there. Overall, a great addition to the series and a great book itself. Agent G: Assassin was definitely one that I started and finished within a few sittings – I couldn’t put it down. Of course, the great narration by Jeffrey Kafer doesn’t hurt it either. He’s able to become Case and really helps his character shine — especially the snarky bits.

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  • The Bookwyrm Speaks
  • 20-10-2020

A great way to continue the series.

Having been a big fan of so many of CT Phipps other series, when I heard he was writing a sci-fi spy thriller, I was excited. The finished product, featuring a cyborg assassin in a clandestine group, was just fantastic. The second book continued the trend, filling in holes in the main characters life and back story, and setting up the third, which, with the events of the second book, take a radically different turn, going straight out of clandestine and right into dystopian cyberpunk. While it may seem a strange juxtaposition, it was carefully set up with the events of the first two books. PLOT SUMMARY When the super volcano in Yellowstone erupts, the world is thrown into disarray with the resulting climatic, societal and economic chaos. After a massive die-off of the worlds populations, society is just getting back under something resembling control. The governments are massively weakened, while the multinational corporations are massively powerful, basically using the governments as puppets. Many people live in arcologies, trading in freedom for the illusion of security. Case also released all the Black Technology that had been kept from the world through the AI known as Delphi, resulting in even more societal changes, as the advanced tech made whole industries obsolete. Ten years into this new paradigm is where we find Case, formerly Agent G, assassin for the International Relief Society. He is now chief security executive of The Atlas Corporation, the worlds premier security company. Working with Lucita and Agent S, former lovers and assassins themselves, Atlas tries to mitigate the worst excesses, while also turning a massive profit. When another former lover, Claire, involved with an advocacy group, H.O.P.E, which has a radical violent element, gets involved in a mission to find the mythical Black Dossier, which is supposed to have the deepest dark secrets of all the corporations and their executives, from every dirty deal made to what depravity the executives engage in, Case as to make some decisions where his loyalties lie. Case and Claire begin their hunt for the Dossier, which is complicated when Marissa, Case's former lover/handler/enemy, gets involved in the chase, as well as Case's Society nemesis, Agent A, the best of the Letter cyborg assassins. Their involvement complicates things a great deal, as the Dossier contains in information about medical Nanotech, which is of particular interest to Agent A. So interested in it, in fact, that he will kill anyone in his way to get it. This all leads to a wild series of events, as Case must face some painful parts of his past as he tries to keep millions more people from being harmed by information contained on the Dossier, and Case and Claire must work to keep their worst nightmare coming true, killing millions in the process, resulting in a climactic final showdown. CHARACTERS AND WORLD BUILDING Like all CT Phipps books, the Agent G series is all about the characters first. We have seen G, now called Case, go from a remorseless (well, mostly) cyborg assassin to a person who cares about more than just where the next contract is coming from, that is willing to make sacrifices for those he loves. His evolution as a person is one of the key selling points of the series. The secondary characters are also given lots of attention as far as building them into believable characters, especially with the huge changes the world has gone through. The introduction of Agent A was a bit unexpected, but he paid off in the story. Marissa and Claire Had especially wide arcs, and their character development survives a lot of turbulence, both of which the readers can really appreciate. The world which Case helped create with his release of Black Technology is the amalgamation of every cyberpunk world. Corporate oligarchs run the world through weak puppet governments, while the poor have either died off, or are forced to live in archologies where they surrender freedom for a feeling of security. The only alternative is live a hardscrabble life in the slums where life comes cheap. While the world building doesn't reinvent the wheel, it does show a deep knowledge of and appreciation of the genre, without being so outside recognizable that non cyberpunk fans cant get into the story. NARRATION As always, Jeffrey Kafer just completely crushes the narration. Bringing a world weariness to the various characters, he just brings the story to life, really pulling the listener into.it. FINAL THOUGHTS Any time a series make a huge change in plot line, it can result in a a disjointed story. Fortunately, that's not what happened here. The shift to a cyberpunk future creates more storytelling opportunities, and I have the suspicion CT Phipps will take full advantage of them. I can whole heartedly recommend this story to a wide variety of fans.

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  • J Smith
  • 21-10-2020

“You can only keep a secret between 3 people if 2 of them are dead”

Awesome! You’ve got to love the Phipps-Kafer combo! Great story with plenty of action and the trademarked snark that Charles always puts into his work! Charles’ work is always overflowing with fantastic banter between characters and full of references to movies and even his own works! Brilliant!! Jeffrey is great with these novels, perfectly pulling off the character’s attitudes and has great voices! Can’t wait for more to come!

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  • erobbins33
  • 16-10-2020

Awesome!

So, all you conspiracy theorists were right. The world IS run by AIs and big corporations. Phipps has hit it out of the park again.Agent G (aka Case) is back at his usual in trying to save the world. There are lots of conspiring, double-crossing, and plot-twists you'll never see coming. James Bond, eat your heart out. Kafer, as usual, is the perfect narrator for this type of story. This author is among my must-reads, for his comic humor and relatability.

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  • Julie
  • 14-10-2020

Agent G stands for Great

I enjoy this book but it was highly improbable that I wouldn't as I loved the previous books and this is a continuation from them. I would say to get the full impact of the series that you need to listen (or read) them all but you won't be disappointed. It is packed full of action and backstabbing so you have no idea where the story (or the series) is going to take you next and with the technology it could go just about anywhere. The only limit is the very talented authors imagination. The characters are sassy and perfect for a few laughs. A great series and one I highly recommend. Case, formally an assassin called G, thought that by taking out the organisation that created him he could retire to an anonymous beach and wait out his days. A volcano exploding sees his plans change and he is once again back in action trying to save the world. The world has changed and not for the better and once again he finds himself making hard decision about who wants the best for the world and taking out those who are working on there own a gender, even if it means taking out old friends. Still questioning who he can trust G must once again pull out the big guns and become a killer. I think the narrator was born to read this series and can't imagine anyone else who could do a better job at bring the characters to life. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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