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American Operator

A Tier One Story (Tier One Thrillers, Book 4)
Narrated by: Ray Porter
Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
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An explosive, high-stakes thriller of espionage and counterterrorism by the Wall Street Journal bestselling authors of Tier One.

A shocking attack in Ankara leaves the US Ambassador to Turkey dead and his chief of staff, Amanda Allen, in the hands of brutal terrorists. But Allen is no ordinary diplomat. She’s undercover CIA. The DNI and the President turn to Ember, America’s premier black-ops task force, and its deadliest weapon, former Tier One Navy SEAL John Dempsey, for help. To find Allen, Ember gets embedded in the most dangerous battlefield on Earth: Syria. But when all communications are disabled by an attack in Turkey, Dempsey finds himself with no backup - a lone shadow warrior racing against time to rescue Allen from her captors before she reaches her breaking point.

What Dempsey doesn’t realize is that Allen is just a pawn in a much larger game. A new player has already been unleashed: a legendary mercenary who matches the American Operator in skill, tactical prowess, and a killer instinct for survival. Now there is far more at stake than a kidnapped CIA agent. Dempsey and his team better get this one right, because the balance of power for the entire Middle East hangs in the balance. And the new threat is far more dangerous than any Dempsey has encountered in his decades waging war against terrorism. Game on.

©2018 Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • shelley
  • 08-11-2018

Andrews and Wilson have done it again!

This is book four in the Tier One series. Andrews and Wilson have consistently written solid military/espionage books. These books are all stand alone and can be read in any order. Being slightly retentive I prefer listening in chronological order for continuity of character development.
Once again this publisher's summary pretty much lays out the plot. If I say too much more I will spoil this for others.
Keeping that in mind , this is so good. The protagonist is John Dempsey. He thinks of himself as a weapon but comes up against an antagonist who is just as well trained and just as deadly.
This is a fast paced story that kept me on the edge from "cover to cover!" The hardest part for me was the cliffhanger ending!
Ray Porter, as always, narrates this book flawlessly.
My HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONS.
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  • Wayne
  • 16-11-2018

The best military thriller series!

Authors of military thrillers tend to put too much emphasis on action at the expense of plot. Andrews and Wilson assure that action and suspense occur within plot parameters; the plot gets top priority. But there are also plenty of action and suspense. That makes Tier One Thrillers the very best of the genre.

The series protagonist goes by the nom de plume John Dempsey. He is supposedly dead. His wife and son are not aware he is alive. Tier One which he leads is a secret organization which reports indirectly to the US President. In AMERICAN OPERATOR Dempsey and his team are tasked with recovering the kidnapped CIA agent Amanda Allen in Syria. Allen's father is Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court. She was kidnapped in Turkey where she was assigned to the US embassy. NATO member Turkey has become to close to Russia.

Narrator Ray Porter really shines in this novel and this series. He demonstrates again that he is one of the very best.

I recommend the Tier One series by be aware that it is addictive!

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  • Patrick A.
  • 22-11-2018

Best Spec Op series since Mitch Rapp!

Another EXCELLENT addition to this series. Recommended without hesitation! The only bad part is knowing that I now have to wait for the next installment!

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  • Uncle Dale
  • 20-11-2018

Hard to find a stopping place.

Yup ,once te story gets going it's hard to find a place to stop. You want to know where every engagement is headed. well written, good characters, and great performance.

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  • bart
  • 17-11-2018

Awesome! Fricken awesome!

There is only one problem with the very few books that land into my "Fricken Awesome" file, they all end, leaving me wanting more right fricken now!, & I have to wait for the Fricken Authors to continue or conclude their Fricken awesome story sometime when they Fricken feel like it! And that's not Fricken awesome, it's just Fricken frustrating, but in a good Fricken way...
However, all the "Fricken Awesome" file landing books also share much in common:
Incredible stories, brilliantly written, believable action sequences that leave one with only an acceptable amount of eye rolls, (no Audible groans allowed) with correctly built & placed tension & humor (appropriately placed to relieve the humor & tension!)
But the peastro resistaunts, (damn, Google spell checked 5he heck outta that & still made a mess outta that French quote!) is the marriage of the right narrator to the Authors written word!
As we've all have experienced, the wrong or just plain bad narrator/narration quickly destroy all the Authors hard work while making us feel like someone stole our lunch money.
This reaction is often accompanied by the hearer experiencing spontaneous blood flow from one or possibly both ear holes & instant vulgarity involuntarily, yet freely, falling outta that hole in your face people often refer to as a mouth!
Ah, but a great narrator married to a "Fricken Awesome" book makes us drool @ the thought of them just reading the phone book! (common folks, you know you've read that pearl of wisdom quote in a reviews)
Yup, Fricken Awesome books deserve a Fricken Awesome Narrator, it's magical, it's meaningful, &, its better than bad sex!
So, in conclusion, this read is all of the above & less! (less the bad book/bad narrator part) & all of the good stuff!
So, as previously mentioned, this book is Fricken Awesome, its narrated by one of the best narrators on the Fricken planet who absolutely nails the read leaving me with strangest feelings of disappointed pleasure,. wanting more!
I sincerely hope you enjoy this read as much as I did...
It's Awesome,l!

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  • Carrie Brown
  • 17-11-2018

dang good

They seem to just get better. great plot , new characters are good , and of course can't beat Ray Porter

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  • Tracey Johnson
  • 16-11-2018

Over too quickly!

I have listened to all 4 books in the series and couldn’t wait for this one to come out. Now it’s over and can’t wait for more!

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  • David Ginaitis
  • 12-11-2018

Tier one is top tier thriller

In a crowded marketplace this stands out, tons of action, good lovable characters. Porter puts it over the top AS ALWAYS. I’m a fanboy of this guy wow he does these authors a favor raise your fee sir... raise your fee!

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  • Jeffery D. Giuliani
  • 07-03-2019

Just a really good series

I never thought I would like this genre. But I picked up Tier One when it was a daily deal and it was very well written by someone who obviously knows their stuff and narrated by my all time favorite narrator. So I keep buying them and they keep delivering time after time. Just an amazing series.

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  • Skye-writer
  • 21-02-2019

Don't plan to put this book down

Once again Andrews and Wilson have brought this wonderful group of characters together to thwart an international crisis that could have been ripped from the headlines. I actually had the thought I wish every American would listen to this book, or read it in print and maybe start to realize there are people out there who want America to fail and have the power, skill and deviousness to do it, if we let our guard down. The From Kelso Jarvis to the newest recruit, this is a wonderful cast of characters, and I can't wait until November to tune into the next installment.

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