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The Protocol

James Acton Thrillers, Book 1
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
Series: James Acton Thrillers, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The final skull has been found. Now, all hell's breaking loose.

For 2,000 years, the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the Crusades to the discovery of America. Descending from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever.

Caught in the middle is archaeology professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands.

With his students and friends dying around him, Acton flees to find the one person who might be able to help him, but little does he know he may actually be racing directly into the hands of an organization he knows nothing about.

From USA Today and million copy best-selling author J. Robert Kennedy comes The Protocol, the first entry in an action-packed, globe-spanning series of thrillers certain to leave you breathless.

If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you’ll love this taut tale of archaeological suspense.

Get The Protocol now, and dig up a thriller 2,000 years in the making....

About the James Acton thrillers:

The James Acton Thrillers series and its spin-offs - the Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers and the Delta Force Unleashed Thrillers - have sold over one million copies. If you love nonstop action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor, try James Acton today!

©2011, 2017 J. Robert Kennedy (P)2020 Blue Heron Audio

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Struggled to finish

The de vinci code lite... Characters were shallow and military scenarios unrealistic. By the end I didnt really care who won

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  • MK
  • 19-03-2020

Promising New Series

If you’re reading this review to see if the book is worth a credit, let me help: 1. Do you like most or all of the books you’ve heard RC Bray narrate? If so, buy this book. It’s consistent with your favorite Bray-related books. 2. Did you like one or more Indian Jones books/movies? If so, you’ll love this book. 3. Do you like books involving military and/or spec ops teams written by someone that has done sufficient enough research to get the lingo correct? If so, you’ll like this book. 4. Are you looking for a new series to dive into? This is it. Action-packed; great character development; a unique, intriguing plot; secret societies with reach into the most powerful levels of government; a bit of romance (but not too much); and a handful of heroes to root for. I can’t wait for book two. Definitely worth a credit

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-03-2020

Wow !

This book is awesome. I can’t wait for more. I normally listen to Sci-fi / fantasy books and only found this treasure because of RC Bray . This books has me on the edge of my seat wanting more .

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  • Daniel Pope
  • 21-02-2020

Robert Kennedy & RC Bray Hit it Out of the Park

An amazing start to a new series. Kennedy writes a great action thriller and RC Bray brings the pages to life. Ancient archeology, secret societies, and misguided governments lead this epic charge into the history books. Check it out, you won't be disappointed. Most importantly download this book now.

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  • Brett Bishop
  • 22-02-2020

A New Favorite!

This book has become one of my new favorite books. It's a fast pass thriller that combines Indiana Jones with Jack Ryan. I can not wait for the next book in the series. Also if you aren't a member yet, check out 50 Shades of Bray (Official) Facebook group for great behind the scenes and special appearances.

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  • Bill
  • 12-02-2020

That's what I'm talking about!

Great story line, well written, great cast of Characters. R.C Bray was on point and awesome, flawless storytelling and gripping storyline. Well worth the credit.

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  • William L.
  • 05-06-2020

Fantastic!

most excellent story. epic. perfect narration. thrilling. engaging. non-stop.looking forward to much much more. it's been a while.

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  • Gary Guilmette
  • 18-02-2020

Buckle up and hold on!

Wow, what a ride... from the mountains of Peru to the English countryside J. Robert Kennedy leads you through a maze of action and intrigue. Rich characters are found throughout and the author brings you right beside them as they live and die (ouch). A great story with shades of "The Da Vinci Code", I HIGHLY recommend this book. Add to a fantastic story the unbelievable talent(s) of J.C. Bray and a you have a winner.

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  • Tom
  • 12-02-2020

unbelievable story

RC Bray did great, story was just a bit too far fetched. Many parts of the story just seem way to unrealistic. Too many times during it I was left shaking my head.

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  • s.abe
  • 03-05-2020

Awesome book and great story

This is a great book, one of my favorites, and the narrator is pretty great too. I can't wait for the next one to come out. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long.

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  • Richard
  • 17-03-2020

Crystal skull

I have been listening to this particular genre of book and would have liked more historical details but it was fast paced and fun R C Bray is one of my favourite readers

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  • Pete b
  • 29-02-2020

Alittle far fetched

If your out of thing to read then worth it. Or you just want a fast paced action packed book this will do just fine. For me In places it was just to much. In others it was great. Best to take if your not bothered about in-depth characters. Plot lines that are far fetched. For instance there is a black ops soldier who by the end of the books becomes a Apache attack helicopter pilot. A professor who uses to be in the National Guard. Some how was an expert at escape and evade? R C Bray was brilliant as always and drags you though the story as only he can. I dont think I will be paying for anymore of this series unless I can get more then one book for one purchase.

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  • Bev carmody
  • 24-02-2020

Worth it, go buy it.

I loved it, cant beat R C Bray! I just traveled to many places and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have read/listened to a few Dan Browns, and I think this is far better. Writer and Narrator is a great combination.The plot is fast and well paced, characters well written. A combination of Dan Brown / sort of Indiana Jones but far far better. I did win this book on a FB page, a bonus! but I would have purchased the book, being a fan of the great Bray anyway. Well worth the credit. Highly recommend you get the book, you wont be disappointed.

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  • J Smith
  • 21-07-2020

“Shoulda worn a cup”

Brilliant! So intense and full of intrigue throughout. Had me hooked from the start and didn’t let go! It’s so well written and I really enjoyed it! Mr Bray is a fantastic narrator and this is no exception. great character voices, portrays the intensity and action brilliantly and well, he’s just great! Adding all the rest to my wishlist! This is my honest opinion on a free review copy.

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  • Shane Scott
  • 26-04-2020

Excellent

I'm delighted the Mr Bray took on this project. To think there is more to come is exciting. Great story and narration. Pure escapism. Loved every minute. Bring on the the next 25.

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  • Elviera
  • 18-04-2020

cliche much?

full of tiresome cliches. if it werent for R C Bray doing what he does best id scrap this less than a half way through. will not bother with anything else by this author

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  • Colin Parke
  • 07-03-2020

Very exciting story

This was a brilliant story full of action and excitement! I couldn’t wait to listen each day until I’d finished it. It’s expertly read by my favourite Audio Book read MR. R C Bray and he delivered brilliantly again! I can highly recommend this book