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The next exciting thriller from New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts!

After one of the most contentious and divisive elections in American history, the new president is finally settling into the West Wing. But when his chief of staff discovers evidence that voting machines in key counties in swing states were tampered with, the whole administration is in danger of unraveling. Did someone steal the election? Are America's enemies involved? Were the tampered-with machines actually rigged to swing the election the other way - and if so and the plot failed, what is the conspirators' backup plan?

Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini race to solve the mystery of a potentially stolen election before Americans' faith in our democracy, sovereignty, and federal government become completely undone.

©2017 Stephen Coonts (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Wayne
  • 06-11-2017

If you disliked Coonts' Liberty's Last Stand,...

...you should probably skip The Armageddon File. This is the 18th book in the Jake Grafton series and Tommy Carmellini series combined. All have had Jake Grafton as a leading character. The Armageddon File deals with the theory that the 2016 US presidential election was rigged by an 89 year old very wealthy political progressive who was born and grew up in Europe for the Democrat to win. The mechanism was to be altering voting machine software in key districts in states that appeared to be close. The rigging was done but the Republican candidate won anyway. In order to keep news of the rigging leaking out all people directly involved were to be assassinated by assassins hired by the old man. Stephen Coonts changes the names of all of the important bad guys, but each is recognizable. Jake Grafton from his position in the CIA sends Tommy Carmellini out to resolve the issues and stop the killings. The FBI is, to put it overly kindly, very unhelpful.

Liberty's Last Stand was very political in its criticisms of leading Democrats. This novel is no less politically partisan. The very talented Eric G. Dove does a great job of narration.

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  • Jhill1918
  • 24-01-2021

Amazingly insightful

So many "coincidences" with realtime. He must have wonderful insights and/or imagination to be so close to reality. Enjoyed this book and will go forward to the following two stories.

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  • Brianflys
  • 30-08-2019

Timely and excellent

I know some people do not care for the similarities to current events and people. However I very much enjoyed the book and subject matter and see lessons in how to improve our election process. IDs and control over the polls. Then we can focus on the candidates and not on election fraud as if we were a banana republic. Excellent novel. Thought provoking. It's what I look for.

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  • Bill T
  • 14-06-2018

couldn't get past blatant political tirade

May have to give up on a series I have loved and eagerly anticipated. Gave up shortly after finishing first chapter. Narrator also leaves a LOT to be desired.

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  • William
  • 13-11-2017

A possible senario to current events

The author does and excellence job with with taking current events and telling a plausible story. In these days where real life is stranger than fiction, this book tell a convincing story of what can possibly happen and world players try to influence elections both domestic and foreign.

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  • Neil Kenagy
  • 10-05-2019

Not as good as previous books in series

Ran out of material for this book, but still a good story-teller. Author should have put more effort to it.

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  • Yemelyan L Spivak
  • 21-11-2017

Great story, based on now days reality

One more time Tommy Carmelinni safe this country with Jake Grafton orders and his own wicked sense of humor. Finally is logical explanation of voting machines manipulations and very “incidental” globalization of this wander in Greece election and (not covered in a story) election in France.

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  • Douglas
  • 19-06-2021

What ending

Story moved along well. But in the last hour of the audiobook it’s like he just lost interest in it and tried to wrap it up as quickly as possible. Anticlimactic.

I really enjoy the carmellini series and this was pretty disappointing.

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  • Jim
  • 09-09-2018

The Armageddon file

Felt reader spoke to fast and did not change character for changes in inflection. Made the read boring .

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  • David D.
  • 16-08-2018

Funny how some fictional story’s mirror real life

If you rearrange a few letters in the names, switch countries involved and a few other minor edits, this story line could be viewed as perhaps hitting too chose to home for a certain administration.

With that said, I rather injured the play on words and of course good oil’ Jake, Sara and Tommy’s involvement in exposing the evil that some do to get richer.

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