Shadow Shepherd : Sam Callahan

  • by Chad Zunker
  • Narrated by Noah Berman
  • Series: Sam Callahan
  • 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As a former political tracker with a brand-new law degree, Sam Callahan has turned his life around, leaving behind a childhood ravaged by abuse and a fatally dangerous job shadowing political candidates. Now a lawyer, Sam hopes for a risk-free future, but harm's way has a much longer reach than he could ever expect.
His very first legal client is gunned down in a Mexico City hotel, and Sam barely dodges a bullet himself. Suddenly on everyone's most-wanted list - brutal hit men, hostile cops, relentless FBI agents, and even an infamous assassin - he doesn't have the luxury of finding out why.
When Sam's girlfriend is dragged into the fray by a kidnapper, Sam would do anything to save her life. The catch? He's got only twenty-four hours to do it...but any number of ways to die.


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I was really into the story for awhile and then the ending was so-farfetched that this is the last of Mr. Zunker’s books I am reading. Better us of my time is taking out the garbage!
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- disappointed reader


The first book in this series showed promise. Although the author seemed a bit of a novice, the plot was engaging and fresh and the protagonist likable. I assumed the author would improve in the second installment, which I eagerly anticipated. What a let down! Book 2 of this series was not believable in any sense. The plot was ridiculous, the action impossible and the characters one-dimensional.

All through the book I kept asking myself what was going on, since only scant motivations and stakes were provided to justify the characters' actions and many of the plot points didn't fit together. Apparently the author had the same problem I did weaving it all together into something that made sense because he came up with a ridiculous ending that was only a proper climax to this novel in that it took the worst flaws of the story and doubled them.

Despite the multitude of action scenes, the book was boring. The story had a lot of flashbacks to melodramatic, introspective scenes that stoped the plot it in its tracks in additional to being painful for the reader. I didn't buy an action novel to listen to chapter after chapter of a man arguing with his dying mother or struggling with his feelings for his girlfriend--especially when they added nothing to the characters or the plot. I felt like I was reading the author's diary instead of his novel. The author spent many pages on an FBI agent (a minor character) dealing with his aging, belligerent father that gave no insight into anything except the author's disdain for the elderly.

The narrator did a good job overall and gave believable voices to the female characters, but the voice and accent he gave to Sam's mother was so hard to listen to that it made these already-unbearable scenes excruciating.

I wont be back for Book 3.
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- pixelslave

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-19-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio