The God's Eye View

  • by Barry Eisler
  • Narrated by Barry Eisler
  • 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe.
Evelyn Gallagher doesn't care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA's camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for her deaf son, Dash.
But when Evelyn discovers the existence of a program code-named God's Eye and connects it with the mysterious deaths of a string of journalists and whistle-blowers, her doubts put her and Dash in the crosshairs of a pair of government assassins: Delgado, a sadistic bomb maker and hacker, and Manus, a damaged giant of a man who until now has cared for nothing beyond protecting the director.
Within an elaborate game of political blackmail, terrorist provocations, and White House scheming, a global war is being fought - a war between those desperate to keep the state's darkest secrets and those intent on revealing them. A war that Evelyn will need all her espionage training and savvy to survive, because the director has the ultimate advantage: The God's Eye View.


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Customer Reviews

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Good story but Eisler def upped the lewdity

I have listened to all Eisler's other works on Audible & greatly enjoyed them. With this book i listened to chap 26 & had enough. If I wished ti hear lewd words/descriptors such as heard in porn, I would have purchased that. This work, however, was sold as a spy/espionage novel. Eisler's lucky these are not rated as it would have an explicit warning on it... very discouraging...
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- Amazon Customer

Well....It's okay. I guess.

I'm a Barry Eisler fan. But...

Every writer has his strengths and weaknesses. Unfortunately, this book highlights Eisler's weaknesses. He's very good at the action part, the suspense, the logic. He's not so good at characters. John Rain is/was a perfect vehicle for Eisler, as there isn't much deep thought involved.

That's the first problem with this story. The characters are one-dimensional. Maybe one and a half.

The second problem is the NSA/technology piece. I understand the overall premise. Maybe even agree with it a little. But when he gets down to describing the nitty-gritty details, it's all wrong. He didn't do his research.

Eisler needs a good friend (or a good editor) to tell him when he's riding his personal hobbyhorse too much, instead of writing fiction.

Overall, I'd say the book is okay for burning time, maybe a little bit entertaining. But if someone asked me for a Barry Eisler book, this is not the one I'd recommend.

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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio