• The Gatekeeper

  • A Thriller
  • By: James Byrne
  • Narrated by: John Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

James Byrne's The Gatekeeper introduces Dez Limerick in the most anticipated new thriller in years.

A highly trained team of mercenaries launches a well-planned, coordinated attack on a well-guarded military contractor—but they didn't count on one thing: the right man being in the wrong place at the right time.

Desmond Aloysius Limerick (“Dez” to all) is a retired mercenary, and enthusiastic amateur musician, currently in Southern California, enjoying the sun and sitting in on the occasional gig, when the hotel he's at falls under attack. A skilled team attempts to kidnap the chief legal counsel of Triton Expeditors, a major military contractor—in fact, Petra Alexandris is the daughter of the CEO—but their meticulously planned, seamlessly executed scheme runs into the figurative "spanner-in-the-works," Dez himself.

After foiling the attack, and with nothing better to do, Dez agrees to help Alexandris with another problem she’s having—someone has embezzled more than a billion dollars from her company and left very few tracks behind. But Dez is a gatekeeper—one who opens doors and keeps them open—and this is just a door of another kind. And the door he opens leads to a dangerous conspiracy involving media manipulation, militias, an armed coup, and an attempt to fracture the United States itself. There’s only one obstacle between the conspirators and success—and that is Dez, The Gatekeeper.

A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books.

©2022 James Byrne (P)2022 Macmillan Audio

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Very good

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and sincerely hope that there will be a next one. Good pace to the story. Funny, too, along with the drama. The plot was believable as well, so scary possibility. Enjoyed the narration as well and will look to find others he has done.

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It’s a keeper!

Long time since I’ve listened to a whole book without getting too bored. It was pretty funny and I wanted to keep listening just for the attitude and personality of Dez.

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first-rate. excellent. exceptional. high-quality. outstanding.

I listened to this novel on Audible, so glad I did. Of course, I would have enjoyed reading the book but listening to the book narrated by John Keating was cracking!

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Good yarn, Luv

I have to admit, I almost stopped listening after the first five minutes. I thought it might be a good story, but I wasn't sure I could deal with the accents. I was wrong.
As the book moved forward I became more Ii nvested in both the characters and the plot. It moved quickly from action scene to action scene and the filler in between always advanced the narrative rather than being fluff.
I immediately searched for other books by Mr. Byrne, but alas I have been left waiting and wanting more.

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Open all doors for the Gatekeeper!

Whoaaaa—THIS book is why I read!!! Always thought of a Gatekeeper as a administrative drone, but Mr. Limerick couldn’t be farther from that job description. This is one very creative, nerve-fraying, clever, well plotted story. Dez is someone you’d want covering your “six,” and leading the charge with his wit and skills. I’m already in line for the next escapade, and see if Tom Hardy is available for the movie. Don’t be caught with your knickers down and miss this one.

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great entertainment

I liked this way more than I expected. Worth a listen and hope for a sequel

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