• The Courier: A Dak Harper Thriller

  • The Relic Runner, Book 1
  • By: Ernest Dempsey
  • Narrated by: John Pirhalla
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Former Special Forces operator Dak Harper needs a job. 

Out of work and on the run after a shocking betrayal by his brothers-in-arms, the ex-Special Forces commando hasn’t stopped moving for months. 

He can’t. Some of the same soldiers who left him for dead in the Middle East still want his head. And they’re getting closer. 

So far, he’s been lucky. But Dak is low on money and nearly out of time. All he needs is an easy gig. A place to lie low, bank some cash, and quietly figure out his next move. 

That’s not exactly what he finds. 

Some rich kid with more money than he knows what to do with wants to open his own museum. But first, he’s got to fill it, and that’s where Dak comes in. 

Not sure if his gift for hunting bad guys will translate to finding priceless artifacts, Dak’s willing to give it a shot. He needs this job. The kid will pay him a lot of money and ask no questions. 

Before he knows it, Dak’s on the first flight to South America, chasing his big payday. But Dak’s about to trade one set of problems for something even worse: the deadliest mission of his life. 

USA Today best-selling author Ernest Dempsey, creator of the popular Sean Wyatt series, again expands his ever-growing universe of spies, soldiers, treasure hunters, and terrorists. Dak Harper is the baddest good guy you’ve ever met, and the pace of Dempsey’s new series is as unrelenting as anything he’s ever written.

©2021 Ernest Dempsey (P)2021 Ernest Dempsey

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Good, but not what it sounds like

I did like this book as a "Hero Fiction" Story. But it isn't really about relics or history. The "relic" is mentioned at the beginning and the end. Everything in between is one man bringing down the cartel.
Dak is a good "Hero" - one man wrecking ball with good heart. Him vs the evils of the world.
So if you were interested in this as a historical mystery, treasure-hunting adventure, you will probably be disappointed.
For me, I love this kind of thing so I thought it was great.

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  • 09-11-21

Entertaining book, full of action

I enjoyed listening to this well narrated book. The book is fast paced and builds to a crescendo. can't wait for the next one in the series.