The Final Reckoning

  • by Sam Bourne
  • Narrated by Adam Sims
  • 13 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tom Byrne has fallen from grace since his days as an idealistic young lawyer. So when the UN call him in to do their dirty work, he accepts without hesitation. A suspected bomber shot by UN security staff has turned out to be a harmless old man and Tom must placate the family. In London, Tom meets the dead man's alluring daughter, and learns that her father was not as innocent as he seemed. He unravels details of a hidden brotherhood, united in a mission that has spanned the world and caused hundreds of unexplained deaths. Pursued by those ready to kill to uncover the truth, Tom has to unlock a secret that has lain buried for more than 60 years...

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"The biggest challenger to Dan Brown's crown." (Mirror)

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Final reckoning...

I hadn't read Bourne prior to this book but I took a chance and have enjoyed it. The story of a police-style investigation entwines itself around the Holocaust era history of it targets.

The WW2 threads of the book are a more fascinating, more authentic, read than the contemporary detective work. It's what kept me listening.

Minus a star for having the predictably gorgeous semi-heroine (who evidently abandons her child patients for the ensuing drama) and for having what has become the de rigeur rape scene (which easily hits a level more consistent with a sadistic older man than a 14 year old virgin/brute). The Tom/Rebecca relationship borders on silliness but the historical aspects come along and save the story every time.

The narration by Adam Sims was excellent in every way.
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- Cora Judd

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-30-2009
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books