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MI5 agents have been executed and more agents have been abducted with no terms received from the kidnappers. An MI5 analyst is missing having accessed and downloaded prohibited security data. The trial of notorious radical cleric Mullah Al-Shaqqaf collapses, his extradition falls apart. A man known to have funded ISIS, recruit fighters for Syria and coerce teenagers to martyr themselves. Again he walks free. The hunt for a nuclear warhead stolen 10 years ago has led Russian intelligence to London. One man connects them all....

When retired MI6 operative Alex King is contacted by the deputy director of MI5 with a proposition, he feels compelled to act. His brief is illegal, his actions unprecedented. The law and the courts have failed. Time and events are against the nation's intelligence services and the battle can no longer be fought by the rules. Britain's enemies will soon find the game has changed. As MI5 agent Caroline Darby investigates with the help of a seasoned Scotland Yard detective she soon starts to look through the elaborate misdirection and discovers the horrifying truth....

©2016 Anthony Bateman (P)2017 Anthony Bateman

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-06-2020

spoiled

Narrator devalues book. How many staged accents/lisps can you cram into one book!! Too many unfortunately.

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  • Jeanette86
  • 04-05-2020

narrators is awful

struggled to finish this book due to the narration being so bad, story is ok but not brilliant

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  • Puddlemonkey
  • 23-07-2020

Poor Narrator

the narrator was far from good to start. Then halfway through the book we are reintroduced to our hardman. main character who has a voice and accent that is ridiculous.

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  • alex mcfarlane
  • 17-05-2020

Laughable

The second book in the Alex King series could and should have been so much better. Definitely a story that a reader would have enjoyed, however as a listener (and I have over 100 books now in my library) this was undoubtedly the worst narration I've ever heard. The attempt at the different accents was outrageously laughable, the Scottish accents were nearer Islamabad than Irvine and the Welsh was more Mumbai than Merthyr. The Russian bad guys sounded like Silas Greenback and his crows from Dangermouse, the female lead was truly awful and our macho SAS trained agent sounded like Julian Clarys camper brother. Don't go near this as an audio book, I'd recommend it in paperback only.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-10-2020

Awful voice over spoils the book.

Listened to the first book in the series and loved it and it was very well read and performed, this is the second book and a decent story but the narrator absolutely destroys it! The main character in the first book was a tough sounding Londoner, in this book sadly he sounds like the voice over from the Flumps and his accents are cringeworthy, i was really excited to have found this series but sadly this will be the last I will buy due to the awful narrator.

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  • simon
  • 10-10-2020

great story, slaughtered by terrible narration.

Narration in Book 1 was poor, this was another level of dire. Puts me off going onto next book!

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  • Stephen
  • 21-09-2020

Great story but ..............

The story was excellent,kept you wanting to hear more and some intriguing twists and turns. There was however a fly in the ointment, the narrator. Don't get me wrong, When he was just narrating he was excellent but when he spoke in character it was cringeworthy. The main male character sounded like Keith Lemon and it was very hard to take him seriously as a tough assassin. Some of the other characters were as bad, Most regional accents were abused but If your welsh please make sure your blood pressure doesn't get too high, i am not Welsh and even I felt insulted for you if you can possibly bear with the dreadful accents it is a great story and well worth listening to

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  • Gerald Harkin
  • 13-09-2020

Narrator destroys the book!

I could not listen to the narrator anymore, I think he has destroyed a good book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-08-2020

Zero Star Narrator.

I can’t believe the author allowed this to be released, the narrator tried to give every character an accent and not a single one sounded right, he even tried a speech impairment ! What era is he living in ? He got so confused himself with who was West Country, who was North East, who was London and who was male and who was female that I spent more time trying to work that out than concentrating on the story. Totally ruined a book. Is there any way of getting a refund Audible?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-2020

the story is ok

the story is OK but the narration is terrible whoever read this book thought they were in a carry on film and the accents are hilariously bad totally spoils the book i really don't know why they didn't just keep the same narrator as last time and just get him better recording equipment. my advice would be give this a miss and just read the book itll be more enjoyable that way

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