Thursday, March 12, 2015
THE RED HORSEMAN AUDIO EDITION by Stephen Coonts
This author’s creation of Jake Grafton gave us one of the most exciting good guys in contemporary adventure literature. Now (following Under Siege) we meet Grafton as a rear admiral and deputy director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), a position that shoots the stakes up even higher when the future of our country and perhaps the world are involved.
Grafton is informed by a Mossad hitwoman that a Jewish media giant, Keren, was killed via poisoning thanks to the CIA. The same fate could be waiting for Grafton and his reliable friend, “Toad” Tarkington. As if that weren’t enough just as they are being sent to Moscow to oversee the dismantling of the Russian nuclear arsenal they find bugs in the DIA offices. Apparently this arsenal could be taken by mercenaries or even insane Russian nationalists. Grafton must stop this, but there are those, very dangerous ones who don’t want him to be able to do so.
So begins a thrilling adventure that takes us across continents, and into the minds of some of the world’s most vaunted and complex leaders.
Author/voice performer Benjamin L. Darcie delivers one more 5 star narration of one of the most compelling thrillers to be found.
- Gail Cooke