Crusader One

At Ember, we can accomplish more in one week to neutralize a threat than we could have accomplished with a whole deployment back in the day.

Brian Andrews & Jeffrey Wilson
Crusader One

Format:
Audible. Available to borrow via Kindle Unlimited with audio included. If you don’t have KU, this is one of those audios that’s less expensive to buy the ebook & add audio. Less than $3 for both at the time of this review.

Publisher’s Synopsis:
Nothing stops former Navy SEAL and Tier One operator John Dempsey from answering the call of duty – including a mission with the highest stakes he’s ever faced. When one of the most brazen and lethal acts of terrorism rocks American and Israeli intelligence forces at the highest levels, Dempsey’s ultracovert antiterror unit, Ember, mobilizes.

But this operation isn’t just a retaliatory strike by Ember; it’s a mission of vengeance for Dempsey – against the Iranian terrorist mastermind who slaughtered Dempsey’s Tier One comrades. Racing from Tel Aviv to Tehran, the elite American warrior and his formidable Israeli counterpart must forsake their backup in a capture-or-kill gambit that could turn into a suicide run.

But with missiles flying across the Middle East, Dempsey’s do-or-die quest must succeed. If it doesn’t, it’s a short countdown to World War III.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
Like the last 2 books in the Tier One series*, this has its own book story arc ~ but there’s also a story that weaves through all the books. I think you could read/listen individually, but they’re so much better built on the previous ones.

I love all the action, OPs, undercover missions, as well as the fact that all of these people (good guys and bad) have their own unique storylines and struggles. I’m always looking forward to more about all of them. Andrews & Wilson have done such an amazing job of world building that this series could go on for years and I can’t see myself tiring of it.

*I think this was originally listed as a trilogy, but the way this ends ~ they’re definitely going to keep going. Can’t wait!

Narration:
Ray Porter is phenomenal as a narrator and he really elevates this already amazing story to another level. He seamlessly switches between accents, personalized voices, genders, etc. Even women’s voices are done well. With a cast of characters as large as this ~ it’s quite the achievement.

My Favorite Quotes

At Ember, we can accomplish more in one week to neutralize a threat than we could have accomplished with a whole deployment back in the day. Crusader One @LexicalForge @JWilsonWarTorn @bAndrewsJWilson @Ray_Porter #TierOne #Military

 Normally, he chased his ghosts away, but not this time. Not today. Crusader One @LexicalForge @JWilsonWarTorn @bAndrewsJWilson @Ray_Porter #TierOne #Military

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