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Isabella Rose, the Angel, is used to surprises, but being abducted is an unwelcome novelty. She's relying on Michael Pope, the head of the top-secret Group Fifteen, to get her back.

When ISIS get involved, the situation becomes even bleaker. Isabella's abductors are in turn abducted, and she finds herself trapped in Raqqa, the capital of the self-styled caliphate.

Meanwhile, Pope has problems of his own: a new danger has emerged from the shadows and is threatening both him and his family. His only option is to head for the war-torn border of Turkey and Syria - a murderous, lawless place where potential enemies lurk around every bombed-out corner. Pope knows that he is risking everything to find Isabella, but finding the Angel is not a choice - it's a necessity.

The Asset is the second part in a continuing story involving Isabella Rose that started with Act I: The Angel. The story will be continued in Act III.

©2016 Mark Dawson. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Wayne
  • 23-08-2016

A chip off the block; excellent espionage thriller

This is the second novel in the Isabella Rose series. Smart and deadly fifteen year old Isabella was taught self defense and more more by her mother Beatrix Rose who was a top agent for British intelligence. Beatrix Rose died of cancer when Isabella was in her early teens. This espionage thriller is much like earlier Mark Dawson's thrillers in the John Milton series and the Beatrix Rose series. This novel is a worthwhile listen.

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  • JC
  • 16-06-2018

Great Follow-on Book

Great follow-on book for the Isabella Rose series. It reads just like an action movie thriller. Intrigue, great fight scenes, betrayal, stubbornness, stealth, twisted plot, etc. I would recommend to all, regardless of reading preferences (yes, it’s that good)! The narration by Napoleon Ryan remains first rate. Mark Dawson did a splendid job concocting this web of a story.

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  • Debora Aldridge
  • 06-05-2018

Just can't get over this series

I'm sorry, but after convincing myself to read the second novel in this series it just got worse!! This 15 year old protege is inept, immature and to me lacking in ALL the qualities you would expect from an assassin. I think a large part of my problem is with the narrator who in trying to sound like a young girl comes across as maybe a 12year old!!!! She's getting people killed and in all honesty should already have died herself. Don't know if I'll finish the series, but if I do it will be because of the character Pope who is far more interesting!!! Not sure where the author wanted to go with these books but he didn't get there for me.

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  • Trish R.
  • 21-04-2018

Another great part of this series..



So, the story continues with Pope and Isabella. Pope is still trying to rescue her from Abu and she’s still trying to escape. It’s just one exciting moment after another. BUT there were 3 times I really thought the whole thing was rather stupid and it was nothing more than filler. The rescue accomplished nothing, but it did give Pope the idea they had a traitor among Group Fifteen or higher up.

I did realize one thing while reading the last two books in this series; if this would have been written by a woman there would have been soooo many inner thoughts it would have made the reader crazy. BUT as it was written by a man there were maybe two. So, that was good. I’m sure the thoughts of this fifteen year old heroine would have been too insane anyway. Who could possibly guess what a fifteen year old assassin could be thinking?

Isabella was taught by her mother to kill and after she died Isabella continued learning about weapons and practicing her martial arts so when Pope asked her to go undercover in private school she was more than ready.

I really like Pope and Isabella but everyone around them ended up dead. LOL, they really were bad luck to be near.

The F-bomb was used 8 times.

On to the third book: The Agent

AS to the narration: Napoleon Ryan is simply awesome in everything he narrates. His voices are terrific.

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  • purple donna
  • 04-04-2018

Action packed and thrilling

I do enjoy this series however, I find it frustrating that the main character is supposed to be so skilled and impressive yet regularly lacks the ability to show it.

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  • Susan Holloway
  • 06-12-2017

good to drive in trafgic

I love it. hard to turn off when I got to my destination. I as m ready for the next one

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  • Patricia Hoffman
  • 25-04-2017

Good suspense

The story moved along and kept my interest with a good amount of tension and suspense. The Isabelle character
Is an interesting one in that she is only 15. The plot was a bit predictable but as far as this type of adventure
Story goes, it kept my attention and I want to see what happens next. The reader was not my favorite. I did not care for the interpretation of Pope as a deep voiced man. It was kind of cheesy. Overall this was entertaining and did keep my interest

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  • Lydia
  • 20-03-2017

The ASSET

Great book. l love it so much. l would like to read the rest of this series.

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  • Robert O. Weitzeil
  • 13-12-2016

The Asset

Enjoyed this interesting story and am now reading the first book of this series. It kept my interest during a long trip.

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  • John
  • 26-08-2016

It's Addictive Listening

One of the best books by Mark Dawson I have ever read. A good plot with many twists, especially at the end.

Can hardly wait for the sequel!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-08-2016

the asset

brilliant continuation of the first book. Can't wait for the next instalment. as good as milton.

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  • DBLincoln
  • 27-10-2017

Great Multi Voice

Great story, but love the multi voices really enhances enjoyment of the novel.

Great fan of Mark Dawson & Audible but these recordings take you to a new level.

Thanks

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  • Carôle
  • 22-09-2017

Thrilling and complicated

This was worth the long wait to discover what was next for Isabella. The story is engrossing and captivating. I'm eagerly anticipating the next instalment.

There is very little in the narrative to make you incredulous, there is a lot that will make you reflect on Isabella's prior training. Mr Pope is as hard to read as John Milton! So that adds to the interest of this novel.

I cannot add any further information to the storyline then the blurb already given without giving away swathes of spoilers that will ruin your enjoyment of the novel. Just take it as read that once again we have a Group 15 novel that will take your breath away.

Enjoy!

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  • CT
  • 16-09-2017

very good recommended

I was initially about off by the concept of Isabella Rose but with Pope as a great main character and linking in to the Milton series I was pleasantly surprised. Very topical to.
Highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-09-2017

Enjoyable read

Good, interesting story line, can not wait to read the next book in the series.

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  • Fleetwoodboy
  • 01-05-2017

Dirty deals

This story line gets better and better. The best thrillers I’ve heard/ read in ages

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  • Frome Hall
  • 29-06-2018

A little bit of nonsense

i have always loved John Milton books , Beatrix Rose less so but with the advent of Isabella Rose the author has descended into farce. i recognise that in this genre one has to allow a but of far fetchedness, the hero of the piece winning through despite all odds etc. But it's all getting a bit silly now. i've read the first 2 in this series but won't be going back for a third.

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  • v jasewski
  • 27-01-2018

Not keen on the narrator

I enjoyed this storyline as much as The Angel, but again I wasnt keen on the narration or the need to over explain things within the text. It became a bit irritating after a while.

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  • WillPower
  • 22-01-2018

This is part of a bigger story!

You should read/listen to book one before this. Without giving spoilers this book seems to be more focused on control (group 15) and you start to see a 'bigger picture' unfolding (can't say much more without ruining for others). Really looking forward to starting book 3 in the morning during my commute to work

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  • shaesmommy
  • 14-12-2017

Disappointing narration.

I didnt enjoy the narration as much as other books. Need more John Milton books!