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Emotionally vulnerable after a shooting incident, Ana Grey, an FBI agent, has just returned to the job when she learns that a fellow agent has been murdered by a group of hard-core anarchists operating behind the facade of FAN (Free Animals Now). Dispatched to the FBI's infamous undercover school to learn the art of deceit, Ana takes on the identity of a down-on-her-luck animal lover determined to save the wild mustangs of the West. Now she's ready to work her way into the inner circle of Julius Emerson Phelps, the unstable, charismatic leader of a "family" of outcasts who live on an isolated farm in Oregon and who are preparing an act of terrorism Phelps has dubbed "the Big One".The stakes increase significantly when Ana learns that Phelps is playing his own game of dangerous deception, and that he possesses a stockpile of dirty secrets about the Bureau sufficient to blow it sky-high. With razor-sharp realism, Smith renders the psychological vise of a deep-cover agent living a lie 24/7. Negotiating a minefield of loyalty and betrayal, under constant threat of discovery, Ana is forced to commit the very crime she's determined to stop.
©2008 April Smith; (P)2008 Books on Tape
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4 out of 5 stars
By Babs on 03-16-08

Great story, appalling narration

Engaging story of the training and experiences of an undercover FBI agent. Hard to believe that anyone could survive the orientation, let alone the field experience. And quite fascinating to see the way the agent Ana starts to identify with the anarchists whose cell she has infiltrated. But why, oh why, did anyone allow author April Smith to read her own book? Her voice is whiney and monotonous, her diction is terrible and it's often hard to tell which character is speaking because there is no modulation in her narrative. I'm giving this book a good rating because the story transcends the narration, but I came pretty close to giving up before I could learn that. Good narration is a talent and a skill -- it's an insult to audiobook listeners to subject them to an autnor's vanity project.

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