Empire of Lies

  • by Andrew Klavan
  • Narrated by Andrew Klavan
  • 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has built a stable family and become a pillar of principle and patriotism in the Midwest. Then the phone rings, and his past is on the other end of the line. A woman with whom he once shared a life of violence and desire claims her daughter is missing - and Jason is the one man who can find her. Returning to New York City, Jason finds himself entangled in a murderous conspiracy only he can see and only he can stop - a plot that bizarrely links his private passions to the turmoil of a world at war.Hunted by terrorists and by the police, Jason has only hours to unravel an ex-lover's lies and face the unbearable truth: In order to prevent a savage attack on his country, he's going to have to risk his decency, his sanity, and his life.


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First Andrew Klavan Book Was a Hit for Me

After reading the only other customer review on this book, I was a little hesitant to purchase, but went ahead, taking care not to order any more until I had a chance to listen to this one. I have now added all Andrew Klavan's books to my "Next Listens". The story was very well developed, with plenty of surprises, and a very good ending. The primary character was certainly complex, human, and a hero while struggling with doing right in this permissive age. I am certain that some people will be turned off by the prospect of being inside a Christian man's head, but I found it to be a very fresh approach. It allowed the author to add another layer of complexity to the character, who lacked the cynicism of most modern characters yet was hardly an angel. I also enjoyed the lack of mealy-mouthed political correctness that has invaded so much modern writing. This fiction story seemed honest and without guile. I also thought the sometimes rough language was necessary for realism. It would have been artificial without it.
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- Kerry Webb

Rough Book

I was first introduced to this book on the Glenn Beck program. I was intrigued by the fact that the main character was supposed to be a Christian unravelling "evil". I didn't get very far into the book. Turns out it is rated "R" for language. I'm sorry, but as a Christian, I just couldn't stomach the hero spouting the "f" word so frequently. I gave up in chapter 7. This may be an excellent book. I was disappointed that the author felt it necessary to use such raw language. Had it been his enemies, I probably could have stuck it out. But Christians just don't talk like that.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-14-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio