• The President's Assassin

  • By: Brian Haig
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (961 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Shortly after Army lawyer Sean Drummond starts working for the Office of Special Projects, a CIA cell which handles the most dangerous threats, the White House Chief of Staff is found brutally murdered. A note left by the killer promises more victims, including the President. Teaming up with a beautiful colleague to try to stop the assassin, Sean begins the investigation. The killer is stalking the campaign trail, apparently driven by a $500 million bounty on the President's head. When a dramatic hostage rescue culminates in an intense shootout, Sean realizes law enforcement's horrible miscalculation and what to do about it.
©2005 Brian Haig (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Plenty of believable action plus heavy doses of insider atmosphere add zest to Haig's fifth suspense thriller to feature army lawyer Sean Drummond." (Publishers Weekly)

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    5 out of 5 stars

Haig readers

Regarding the "question for Haig readers:" If you like Nelson deMille, you'll no doubt like Haig. If there are not enough quality audible reviews for a book, I usually look through the amazon reviews to see how the book fared with print readers. In this case, very well. Several reviewers admitted this was their first encounter with Haig, yet did not regret having "started in the middle." Hope this helps.

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The President's Assassin--A Killer Read!

The President's Assassin is one of the more enjoyable picks that I've had from Audible.
Scott Brick does his usual fine job of narration.
While there seems to be a brief reference to events of another Haig novel--which I'm looking forward to reading--this one is entirely self-contained.
Characters are nicely developed and there is adequate description, but the story is exciting, suspenseful, and moves briskly with no risk of boredom.
The irreverent wit of the principal character/story teller will likely evoke a few chuckles. Start listening when you have plenty of time because you will have trouble stopping before the denouement!

14 people found this helpful

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I wish Brian Haig would write more...

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Oh yes! I was hooked within the first 5 minutes. It starts with a murder and Sean Drummond arrives on the scene in a hush hush role with a keen eye for evidence and a sharp sarcastic sense of humor that actually had me laughing and rewinding so I could hear what was written again. The plot was excellent and I LOVED the delivery of money. With out spoiling the outcome I will say that mental image that was drawn with Drummond stripping down to his underwear and refusing to loose them was priceless.

Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

Scott Brick performed ALL the characters perfectly.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I has a hard time putting it down.

Any additional comments?

I really wish ALL of Brian Haig's unabridged books were available on Audible. I also wish he was more prolific. This is such a good author. I've either read or listened to everything he's written, I want more. I don't want to sound goofy but he truly paints a story with his words.

13 people found this helpful

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My first time for this author--I'll try some more

I found this book enjoyable. There were well-developed characters and a plot that held my interest. I didn't anticipate the ending which made it all the better. I'd say this is a worthwhile read.

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Outstanding espionage and suspense thriller!

In Book 5 in the Shawn Drummond series Drummond moves temporarily from US Army lawyer to the CIA to investigate a credible threat on the life of the US president. Drummond, working with another CIA agent, seeks to track down the man who has put a $500 million bounty of the president's life. There is lots of action and suspense. Narrator Scott Brick presents that action and suspense as only he can do.

7 people found this helpful

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adolescent

I have been an audible listener for many years. I've read many good books and a few losers. I like mysteries and Scott Brick's narrative. This gave me more than enough reason to purchase this download.

This is by far the worse excuse for a mystery novel I downloaded. Unoriginal, infantile and adolescent. For one, I am getting burned out on the sterotypical sacastic, irreverent and loose cannon investigator. Sean Drummond is a case in point. His type might have been interesting in the 1930s and 40s, but is overdone to the point of boredom in 2007.

The dialogue sticks, perhaps because it is more appropiate to public toliet than an audible book.

Brian Haig is no Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke or Nevada Barr. I suggest your readers try these authors before wasting a download on the Presidents Assassin.

6 people found this helpful

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A very compelling thriller

The President's Asassin is a rivetting thriller that is guaranteed to keep you guessing till the end. THe novel is humorous through the cynical smart alec character of Sean Drummond with a brilliant narration by Scott Brick. If you liked The Lion's Game (Unabridged) (also narrated by Scott Brick), you are sure to love this one!

6 people found this helpful

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I loved this book

Brain Haig's story,prose, humor and sarcasm make for great listening and entertainment. I can't wait for his next book. Each of his Sean Dummond novels have been equally entertaining.

6 people found this helpful

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Disappointing

Preposterous. I managed to get past the ridiculousness of a 35 year old SAC who also still works as a street agent. Later the same character turns out to be a psychiatrist/psychologist too. Really? Even though she joined the FBI right out of college? Right. Add to that nonsense the endless, boring dialogue and a "brilliant" protagonist who consistently states the obvious. I put in 5 hours because there were so many high reviews I hoped it would improve. I can't finish it. I don't even care how this one ends.

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EXCELLENT

I have not read this author before and was sort of unsure as to buy or not, but after reading all the reviews I decided to. GREAT STORY . If you like to read Stephen Coonts and Nelson Demille, then this book is for you. I usually like to start at the beginning of a series but with this book you do not have to and you do not feel that you are missing anything. I would recommend this book.

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