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didn’t know anything about Tim Tigner three days ago but now, after spending almost 11 hours with Betrayal, I can’t wait to get my hands on more of his books.
Betrayal follows the story of FBI Agent Odysseus ”Odi” Carr, his twin sister FBI Negotiator Cassandra ”Cassi” Carr and some pretty powerful and ruthless figures high up in the United States Government.
After a botched mission in Iran, Odysseus finds himself the lone survivor of his FBI Special Operations team. Gravely wounded, Odi is befriended by a mysterious Medical Doctor that will help with his recovery and will also provide important information about the failed mission. It seems that the fact that Odi is alive is just pure luck.
Consulting with his new friend, Odi discovers that his boss in the US Government has sacrificed the entire FBI team just to put in motion a series of events that will change the World as we know it. Long story short because I’m trying to avoid spoilers, Odysseus returns to the United States and starts to enact revenge on those responsible for this horrific betrayal.
In the US, his sister, Cassandra, although grieving for her brother, presumed dead, is in love with the FBI Director and hopes to get married, while this man is driven by the obsession to become the next President of the United States. From this point on, Mr. Tigner is amping the action to the max and delivers an excellent thriller, with plot lines touching on Al-Qaeda, terrorism, betrayal and corruption at high level . But, I will not say anything more about the story, better for you to find out on your own.
I really cared about the Carr twins and cheered them on for the duration of the entire adventure. I liked that the story is told from multiple points of view and another thing I liked about Betrayal was the fact that the book isn’t at all predictable, keeping you on the edge of your seat even when you are tired, making you kid yourself saying breathlessly ”just one more chapter”.
If you ask me to compare Tim Tigner to some other author out there I’d say just this: I love Lee Child, but I had better entertainment listening to Betrayal then I did with the last two Reacher novels combined.
In just a few descriptive words, Betrayal is immersive, fast paced, thrilling, action packed, unputdownable, a page turner.
The audiobook is performed by Dick Hill and I have the distinct impression that he really enjoys narrating Mr. Tigner’s works. I said it countless times and here I am saying it again, Dick Hill is amazing! He reads with professionalism and passion, gives life to the entire cast, keeping them easily differentiated in the listeners mind with different accents and voices delivering an excellent overall performance. I’d recommend the audio version over the printed one because Dick makes an already excellent story even more interesting, captivating and intense.
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"Betrayal" is the perfect name for this book--so much of it happening all around! Death in battle is one thing, death by betrayal just doesn't sit well. So Odie is out to find out who got his team killed. And Odie has more skills than most people, so you know he can do it! Lots of excitement, turn-arounds, and action. Some nasty gore but it fits in, and you know, some people need to be dead.
This is one of Dick Hill's better narrations. I don't know why his readings are so inconsistent, but here he sounds good, without the shaky, palsied, wheezing old smoker's painful breaths.
This book was good enough that I immediately bought the next book by Tigner (but it's not about the same people.) Very satisfying.
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