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War Shadows

By: Brian Andrews,Jeffrey Wilson
Narrated by: Ray Porter
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A Wall Street Journal bestseller.

John Dempsey, former Navy SEAL and Tier One operator, is back. Only a few months into his new life as an operative for Ember, the United States’ most covert counterterrorism entity, he must stop an old nemesis who’s resurfaced after ten years of operating in the shadows. From the deserts of Iraq, through the jungles of Guatemala, to the streets of suburbia, Dempsey and his Ember team race against time to stop a series of horrific and devious attacks against the homeland.

In this second installment of the Tier One series, John Dempsey faces his greatest challenge as he continues to evolve from a decorated Navy SEAL into the country’s most lethal protector.

©2017 Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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4.5 Stars Action Packed Book A Bargain @$8.08

This writing team of Andrews and Wilson have achieved a great synergy in that the reader would never know the book was collaboratively written. The voice is consistent and the integration of the two authors is seamless. They bring to life the feel of being Tier One operators and the trials and tests their characters undergo under the most adverse combat conditions.
If this book was any more real, it would come sold with a plate carrier, 4 tube NVG's and a SOPMOD M4.
While this book is 'fiction', it sounds very familiar. This book packs in the action non-stop. If you love the world of black ops written by people who know what they are actually talking about and aren't spouting off endorsements from SHOT show 2016, then this is a book you need to read.
While I love the action Brad Thor writes, he always has an agenda. Brad Taylor sometimes gets too bogged down in never ending surveillance scenarios. Joshua Hood and Scott McEwen don't have any new books out, and the Clancy novels are disjointed books relying on name recognition, Tier One is a nice book to read without feeling like your being 'spoken' too. You are along for the ride as Wilson and Andrews describe what's going on, your mind is able to fill in the rest. Only Steven Konkoly does this trick better. You can read the description of the story anywhere, but the parts I look for like: is the story believable? Yes. Told Well? Yes. Heavy action? Yes. Detailed down to the correct ammo an MP7A3 uses? Yes again. Worth a read and sure to be read again and again.

Ray Portor was outstanding with the delivery of the story

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Sequel to Tier One doesn't disappoint

The Israeli Head of Spec Ops had the right of it, "'The enemy of my enemy is my friend' is broken logic." The USA allies itself with one group against another only to have that ally turn on us a little later and kill us with our own weapons.

This is a fantastic series about great warriors. They are real and fully-rounded, and we trust them with our babies' lives. Jack Dempsey is a Seal's seal and more; he can't stop being what he is even though it has cost him the wife he loves and the son he misses more than anything. Dempsey is chasing the terrorist-who-got-away from the first book; this time there is a plan to hit several targets in the US simultaneously. One of the targets is Atlanta, where his "widowed" wife and son are now living, so Dempsey has a personal reason to stop the terrorists first.

There is lots of Special Forces action, some personality conflicts among the good guys, and some real human emotions. Great read all around. Ray Porter is outstanding.

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PERFECT FIX for an action and suspense junkies!

War Shadows is the 2nd novel in the Tier One espionage/military thriller series by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson. Ember is the name of a super secret counter-terrorism team made up mostly of ex-Seal, ex-Delta Force, and ex-CIA operatives. The protagonist is ex-Seal Jack Dempsey. Dempsey is not his real name; he took it after supposedly being killed leaving his "widow" and now 16 year old son both of whom believe him to be dead. There are a great group of Ember characters around Dempsey; the authors do a terrific job of character development. This novel is about a planned terrorist attack by ISIS and Iran on three US cities. The leader of the attack in a Syrian terrorist who has already escaped Dempsey and his team twice. Ray Porter narrates this series superbly.

The Tier One series is great listening which I recommend highly.

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Book 2 doesn't disappoint.

The first book caught me completely by surprise. I bought it to hold me over till my next credit (it was only $8) and I really loved it. So, I went right into book two immediately after it's conclusion and I loved book two as well. The way these authors create the story lines is great, it's riveting and enthralling and yet never seems to cross that line of implausibility. I'm sure there's plenty of covert activities that happen daily that we'll never know about so it just fun to read these stories and continue believing that America is a foe to be reckoned with at all levels and that American special forces are complete badasses. 'Merica!

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Wow

This series in not a normal read for me. I must say Im glad I step outside the norm. I'm looking forward to the next book.

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AWSOME!!!

One of the BEST books I have ever found... Great detail, story line and character development...

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John Dempsey and the team are great

I really like how John and the rest of the team actually have emotions and make mistakes. It makes the story much more real and enjoyable! Ray Porter does and outstanding job delivering this book. I picked this series because it was in my favorite area and Ray was reading.

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So much better!

I really was not a fan of the first book "Tier One" in this series. I thought it moved slow, not much character growth, and a cliche plot. I knew I was going to read the second in the series after hearing rave reviews of it. I found this book a polar opposite. Amazingly fast-paced, exciting, a plot that puts reality to the test.

Ray Porter is fantastic as always.

I will definitely be reading the rest of the series now. This book is fantastic.

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JD second go round, just a strong as the first!

Strong story, relevant and current. Ray Porter makes anything better, but all he did was enhance an already great book. This character is east to cheer for, great ending.

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Can't wait for #3!

When is Book three coming out?
Well written and well read!
Please let me know.

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  • LLMarketing
  • 12-02-17

Took me a while but I really got into the books

I purchased and read both book one and two from this series and while it did take me a while to settle in to the storyline, I was glad to have persevered.
I do enjoy this type of story which may be very close to the truth on places it is still a work of what I call “believable fiction” where they all merge and slowly encircle you until you have no idea what is going to happen. I’m now looking forwards to the next release.
Thankyou

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  • keith scoble
  • 09-06-22

loved it

Excellent listen. Gripping story which had a good pace , edge of your seat moments and quite often believable

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-29-22

what a great series

loving the teir 1 books. gripping and thrilling all the way through. can wait to read the next 1

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  • Douglas Lubwama
  • 10-04-21

amazing read

great novel... exceptional details.. credit to the research carried out prior to the book's release and amazing oratory skills

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  • Churchill1940
  • 06-25-21

An outstanding high adventure novel not to miss.

For lovers of Clancy, and all the action novels you won't put this down 8* +. Don't miss this one. Excellent writers and narration. Listen and enjoy the action.

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  • Ian C Dando
  • 02-24-21

Excellent!

Fast becoming one of my favourite series. Keep up the good work JD!! Enjoyable & very well narrated.

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  • CornishGirl
  • 02-02-21

Words paint the clearest pictures

Narrated just the right spread, and voice that just draws you in.
I have only just this series, but have just brought the rest. You'll not be disappointed worth every penny. Fast paced , well researched and just enough to make you have to start the next chapter. No spoilers from me.

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  • Pete Griffin
  • 06-04-20

Fantastic

A Brilliant story which does not always see the hero winning all of their battles, nor are they a flawless character. Add to this the superb narration and I thoroughly loved it.
For me the choice of narrator can make or ruin the entire thing no matter how well written.

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  • Ant
  • 05-10-20

More jingoistic anti-islamic nonsense

In a nutshell: the good old “USA” is superior to everyone else and anyone from the middle east is deemed either a shithead, terrorist or jihadist and must be ‘taken out’. If you can get past the cringe-worthy American patriotism and take it for what it is then it’s mildly entertaining. Trump supporters would love it!

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  • martyn preston
  • 03-22-20

great book

good book cant.wait to get the next in series if you like this try the gray man series its amazing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-22

Pretty good if a tad clichéd

I enjoyed the first book a lot and this wasn’t a bad follow up. It lets itself down a bit with the Grimes character who is tough and as good as anybody else on the team yet the author has her weeping and widening her eyes like a teenager at random times - as if she’d do this based on what we know of her! Other than that if you see past the rah rah of Americans first it’s an entertaining listen. Ray Porter is excellent as always

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  • Justin
  • 07-14-20

action packed book2

really good. action packed all the way.kept me on the edge wanting to kno what happens next. well done authors!

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  • MRWW
  • 04-15-20

GOOD ROLLICKING STUFF

A terrific gripping novel, once past the setting of the plot - more please?