With Boston under fire, only Clint Masters can stop the madness. But the city blames him for every disaster.
With his allies at the CIA, Clint battles a mysterious new threat targeting his company and the citizens of Boston, who now live in fear. Under a gag order from his last confrontation, Clint can't reveal the truth about the tragedies.
In spite of city-wide panic, he sees the terror attacks as personal. And he learns that not everyone at the CIA wants to catch the killer. With public suspicion at redline, Clint must go on the run to survive.
Can he capture the elusive and ruthless maniac before his city burns? Or will Clint become the next victim?
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The Masters' Key
- April H.
"...without any evidence of a problem"
Ms. Hanson's books are always guaranteed to thrill, and The Master's Key is certainly no exception. The second in the series, it can still be enjoyed as a stand alone novel although knowledge of the preceding book, 3 Lies, definitely adds depth in understanding the animosity between Clint and his ex partner, Todd. Vindictively, Todd sets out to destroy his old friend's company by breaking the trust needed to sustain it; and so Boston comes under cyber attack, forcing Clint to travel the world searching for Todd to stop him.
Well written, exciting and with excellent characterisations, The Master's Key also enjoys detailed explanation about the computer world and it's workings which even a technical illiterate like myself can follow - all in an easy, fascinating way. Never boring, but it can be scary! Fortunately, there is also humour to lighten the sometimes terrifying possibilities.
The narration by Patrick Nolan is also mostly good, well paced, clear and with distinctive dialogue. Unfortunately, his accents, and in particular the British one, leads a lot to be desired, reminding me of Dick Van Dyke's dreadful attempts in Mary Poppins. Very annoying for me, a Brit, but should not offend listeners from other countries.
My thanks to the author, narrator or publisher of The Master's Key from whom I received a complimentary copy of this book, via Audiobook Boom, in exchange for an honest review. And I can honestly recommend this book to all enjoying well written thrillers with excitement, human interest and terrific description.
- Norma Miles