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After taking a bullet for his commander-in-chief, Secret Service agent Joseph Reeder is a hero. But his outspoken criticism of the president he saved - who had stacked the Supreme Court with hard-right justices to overturn Roe v. Wade, amp up the Patriot Act, and shred the First Amendment - put Reeder at odds with the Service's apolitical nature, making him an outcast.

FBI agent Patti Rogers finds herself paired with the unpopular former agent on a task force investigating the killing of Supreme Court Justice Henry Venter. Reeder - nicknamed "Peep" for his unparalleled skills at reading body language - makes a startling discovery while reviewing a security tape: the shooting was premeditated, not a botched robbery. Even more chilling, the controversial Venter may not be the only justice targeted for death.

Is a mastermind mounting an unprecedented judicial coup aimed at replacing ultra-conservative justices with a new liberal majority? To crack the conspiracy and save the lives of not just the justices but also Reeder's own family, rising star Rogers and legendary investigator Reeder must push their skills - and themselves - to the limit.

©2014 Max Allan Collins (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Future World?

It's somewhere between 2020 and 2030; the first and fourth amendments have been shredded by neo-con supreme justices and Roe vs. Wade overturned. Then a conservative Supreme Court Justice is murdered in what appears to be a botched robbery. The FBI's special agent in charge brings in his old friend Joe Reeder who has already discerned this wasn't a robbery gone wrong; it was an assassination. Then another justice is brought down and suspicion falls on Reeder.
This is a nice little story and if there weren't so many implausibility's it would be a good buy. Unfortunately there is only so much suspension of belief possible before it becomes too jarring and ruins the narrative. If they'd dialed it back just a bit It might've been a four star work. Maybe it's just me but I can't give more than two.

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Very Good story and great narration.

This was a very good book. I really liked Joe Reeder aka Peep. I like a good mystery, conspiracy story and this was one for sure.

The story line and plot was very good. Who is assassinating the Supreme Court Justices? Joe Reeder found out! I liked that it kept me guessing until the end.

I won't give any spoilers but this was a good one, I liked the writing and the story flowed very well it didn't get confusing at all, it was fast paced and entertaining,

As for the narration it was great, Dan John Miller did a really good job on the female voices and read with emotion, He has a very nice reading voice too. This was narrated in 2014 so I am sure he has gotten even better.

I have already started the next book in this series and am enjoying it already.

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Good read and great narration..



Don’t ask me why I read book three of this series then went back to one. Just goofy, I guess. However, I don’t think I really missed anything important so they can all be stand-alone stories.

This one was about Reeder and how he first met Patti but that’s about all that was different. Miggie and Fisk were in this one too but that’s all. There was Sloan, Cribbs and Eaton, and Nicky Blount from book 3 made and appearance. It was about a conspiracy to kill Chief Justices of the United States, and they did get two of them. But Reeder put it all together at the end of the book and the bad guy was a really big surprise. And there were an awful lot of head-shots in this book. Lots of blood and brain matter. Yuck!

This book was better inasmuch as it described Reeder’s white hair and white eyebrows but that was about all. I really hate not know what all the main characters look like. I mean, really look like.

There was a little sex described between to really young kids, maybe 19 and 20. And the F-bomb was used 32 times.

As to the narration: Dan John Miller did a fabulous job, laughing, yelling, whispering, on the phone, whatever was needed. His reading voice is awesome, even if his women’s voices need a little bit of work.

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Good, but disappointing, political thriller!

Max Allan Collins, as he is wont to do, has again written a book based on a good concept and then damaged it by no or poor research. I have already written a review of State of the Union, the second book in this series, making the same point. Collins' lack of research takes a nice 4 star novel and reduces it to three stars.

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Half Baked Legal Pot Boiler

To coin a phrase or is it mix a metaphor.....? If I knew maybe I'd be concocting these, and similar mediocre Audible offerings

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Mostly a good audio book.

Good characters and story line. Not fond of male narrator doing female voice. Would rather be same voice for male and female characters if it can't be a different narrator.

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Excellent narration, and story

Very entertaining story with great narration. Look forward to book 2 and 3 in the series

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Another Washington Political Story

I enjoyed this book especially in the beginning. It went into action early and kept building the story and suspense. There were twists to keep the hero's on their toes. I felt the book hit it's high point near the ending and then moved too fast to wrap things up. Things that were reasonable in supporting the complexity of the story seemed to be weakly presented near the end. I also didnot like the political message throughout. I get enough politics in everyday coverage. I don't want to hear it in my reading escape trips. I Wil try another of his books as he can write some interesting and suspenseful stories.

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adequate story could have been better.

narrator's female voices poor quality. Didn't like disrespectful descriptions of one sided political views.

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Supreme justice

Feel good crime. I liked the storyline and unpredictable element of surprise. This is also one of my favorite readers