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Things are about to go viral in Marc Dane's most dangerous adventure yet....

Marc and his partner - former US Delta Force sniper Lucy Keyes - are pitted against their most terrifying challenge yet when a genius bio-researcher with the ability to create a deadly biological weapon is kidnapped by a ruthless terrorist. 

Their desperate search for the missing scientist takes them across the world, from the desolate wilderness of Iceland to the slums of the Near East and the dark underbelly of a fracturing Europe, where they will discover a shocking atrocity in the making. 

Backed by shadowy interests, a cadre of hardline ultra-right-wing extremists plan to unleash a lethal virus among the population of a major European city. 

Only Marc Dane can prevent this devastating attack from taking place - before a whole continent is plunged into terror....

©2019 James Swallow (P)2019 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Hiding in the shadows: A deadly virus just waiting

Another action packed thriller as Marc Dane manages to survive another series of mishaps, poor decisions and sheer bad luck as he and Lucy Keyes fall headlong into a series of dangerous situations as they hunt for the source of a deadly virus about to be loosed on the world. There are also some subplots with senior management (on both sides!)- that will no doubt bear fruit in forthcoming titles. A great edge of the seat read that is let down a bit by the reader who does not pause for section breaks and flows from one scene to the next with the listener half a step behind.

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  • mr
  • 23-10-2020

series gone downhill

enjoyed the first few books in the series but by the end of this one I wish the main characters had died. the series has run its course

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  • Mike Hardy
  • 15-05-2020

Can't stop listening!

Brilliant Thriller masterminded by the imaginative fantasy of the author's brain. Story unveils to a spooky similarity of today's pandemic. The narration by Colin Mace, with his ability to act out all the many characters, really makes this book a first class listen.

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  • Ms T
  • 26-01-2020

A high tech extravaganza

The fourth in the Marc Dane series, this book again sees Marc and his sidekick Lucy battling the bad guys in a high tech and highly dangerous extravaganza. Fast paced and technical, you need to concentrate to keep up with their escapades, and while I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the previous three, it’s still a solid, tense adventure story.

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  • Paul Walker
  • 12-01-2020

Cant wait for book 5!

Book 4 in the Mark Dane series doesn’t disappoint, far from it! Colin Mace makes every word believable and the plot is almost too real for comfort.

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  • David G
  • 06-12-2019

Another excellent Marc Dane book

These fast action stories by James Swallow are excellent. They just keep to the believable side of outrageous. I enjoyed every aspect of the audiobook except the pronunciations of various French items. Grand Place should be as a French or Belgian would pronounce it, not as an Englishman with no knowledge of French would say it. Other than that it was a great story to read and listen to (I read part of it and listened to part of it). I looking forward to no. 5.

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  • B. A. Cass
  • 08-10-2019

Incredible (i.e. unbelievable) rubbish plot.

Struggle as I might, I could not finish this and finally stopped inflicting it on my ears with about an hour still to go . I enjoyed the earlier works in this series, but not this. I found myself wishing that someone would kill the self righteous hero and heroine, and put them out of my misery. They seem to have become invincible two dimensional "boy's own" characters, overcoming all odds, and propelled by a simplistic conviction that their beliefs and moral codes are correct and beyond any doubt. Yuck!. I was very disappointed by this. On the bright side, the performance , was excellent.

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  • Kevin
  • 02-08-2019

keeps you wanting more

I really enjoy the story of Mark Daine on a par with Ben Hope stories. looking forward to hearing the next book thanks

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  • Mark
  • 26-07-2019

Another great story

I have listened to all four books back-to-back and thoroughly enjoyed all four. this time the bad guys are even worse than the previous ones. The thrills and spills are just as exciting and the narration is terrific. What's next?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-07-2019

Same old

I’ve read the series of these (well, listened to them). By now, I’m getting a bit fed up of Lucy getting throttled and of other people getting the better of Dane just for a moment. I think the problem is that when you listen to them back to back you notice the similarities. Not bad though - maybe just leave a gap between listening to the next book in the series.

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