Ocean of Fear

  • by Helen Hanson
  • Narrated by Patrick Nolan
  • 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Blackmailed into working for the cartel, a brilliant robotics engineer helps them deliver drugs. When an FBI agent learns the truth, will she arrest him or recruit him?
Spamming inboxes provides Baxter Cruise with easy college money after his parents die. But when he trips over the corpse of a murdered professor, his cozy world explodes.
Avoiding the police, Baxter's professor friend, goes on the run. Is he afraid? Or was he the hitman?
When a student asks Baxter for help on a project, Baxter finds out that his friend was working for the cartel. Drug running isn't in the same league as spam, but unless Baxter agrees to finish the project, they'll kill him.
While an FBI agent hunts the professor's brutal assassin, every angle of her investigation points to Baxter. He's hiding something, but he's in too deep to trust her with the truth.
The cartel needs Baxter's robotics expertise for a single lethal project. After that, there's no reason to keep him alive. Kidnapped from his ivory tower to work on weapons of destruction, he just wants to go home.
It's not Baxter's war. But he's the only one who can stop it.
Recommended listening order:
All of my thrillers race through the same story world, so characters from one series may appear in the others. You can listen by series or by the order of publication.
The Masters CIA Thriller Series:
-3 Lies
-The Masters' Key
-Dead Storm
The Cruise FBI Thriller Series:
-Ocean of Fear
-Spider Games
The Fender Hacker Thriller Series:
-Dark Pool


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Customer Reviews

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Great Thriller!

I was pulled into this book from the very beginning. I really enjoyed how fast paced this story was. Although the characters were not perfect, they were endearing. This book is a standalone listen, yet it is listed as part of a series. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I leave it up to the professionals to write the synopsis as they are much more eloquent. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. Regarding the narrator, I thought that Patrick Nolan did an excellent performance was able to put so much emotion and tension into the book that one would not get just reading it. This was the first book by either author or narrator that I have listened to, and I will look for more by them as both are very talented.
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- Jan


"Ocean of Fear: A Cruise FBI Thriller" (2014) is an intriguing novel about Baxter Cruise, a brilliant young man working on his master’s degree in robotics. Baxter is forced to help a dangerous, ruthless drug cartel build a robotic system that will move their product underwater, knowing when he’s finishes he will be killed. However, determined FBI Special Agent Claudia Seagal is searching for him. It’s a well told story that turns up the action towards the second half. Strongly recommended. Audiobook given free in exchange for an honest review.
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- Kelvin L. Reed

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-20-2017
  • Publisher: Domino INK