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Publisher's Summary

On the morning of July 12, 2017, the FBI Boston field office receives what appears to be a hoax call: a man rescued from the waters off Massachusetts has claimed that his sailboat was hijacked and used to smuggle weapons and terrorists into the United States. With local agents tasked to prepare for an evening presidential visit to downtown Boston, and with procedures requiring a response to any threat, no matter how unreliable it may seem, FBI administrative staffer Ben Porter is dispatched to investigate the call. Can Ben, untrained in field work and relying only on his wits and intuition, uncover the deadly plot...in time to stop it?

©2020 Christopher Rosow (P)2021 Christopher Rosow

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Twists and Turns

Slow and sort-of goofy start, but really good story once got going. Some character voices overacted, but bearable. But overall book kept me interested in next move. If real, being able to sail from USA out into open ocean and return with no scrutiny does portend some possible bad situations for drug, illegals, arms, etc. smuggling. Have no ready answers for this situation.

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Really enjoyed this book

This is my first Christopher Rosow book. I had high expectations based on the blurbs and reviews. Really good characters with just the right twists to the story. I’ve already bought the next two books in the series.

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Riveting, fast paced thriller. Witty & Immersive

Rosow draws you into Ben Porters world and doesn't let you go. The storyline and setting are unique and novel written with the character depth of a John le Carre, attention to detail like Barry Eisler, Plot development like James Patterson and technical knowledge of a Jack Carr. Strap in, it is a thrill ride that is tough to put down!

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Loved It! Highly recommend!!

A well written story, amazing characters and twists you don't expect. A great listen while I was on a road trip. The narrating was fantastic. Actors Everywhere brought the novel to life! You felt the emotions of each character through their voices. As I listened, I could envision the actions of the storyline and literally gasped a few times. I did have to stop listening to one brief part of the book as I found it gut wrenching, but I won't spoil it for other listeners. That section does add another layer to the depth of the character and it was one of my gasping moments. There are many moments I didn't expect to happen and that is what makes a good story even more exciting.

Well done Christopher Rosow, excellent book. Actors Everywhere, another win in the voice acting world!



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Great Thriller and Nail Biter!

Excellent story by an author whom I did not know was an author! The storyline really opened my eyes to just how vulnerable our nation is to an attack as described in this book. The 1st person narration of the protagonist Ben Porter kept me the reader in the moment as I learned about events as he did in real time. The identity of the FBI mole ricocheted back and forth in my mind among the possible rats. This kept me guessing until the end. A great read and highly recommended.

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great story and narration

The story itself is exciting, and the narrators lift it to a different level.

I did intend to listen in several small steps, but it was far too fascinating to put away..