The Spy Devils

Mistakes were in the air – Bridger could feel them.

Joe Goldberg
The Spy Devils


Publisher’s Synopsis:
A deadly case. An international operative. When a mission turns personal, who will make it out alive?

Trowbridge “Bridger” Hall was raised to be a spy. Leading a highly trained team of covert agents, he’s loyal to his squad and his country. But when his infamous CIA controller and mother assigns his crew an unusual off-books operation, his finely tuned senses scream danger. 

Hunting a stolen briefcase across the world, his instincts proven lethally correct when one of his men ends up dead. And with potentially ruthless maternal betrayal and treacherous enemies closing in, it’s play or be played in a vicious game of death…. 

Can he crack the conspiracy before it costs his life? 

Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating perspectives, not by chapter but clearly defined.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
I swore I was not going to start another new series until I was caught up on all the others I have going… but I also follow a lot of authors on social media and jumped at the chance to win a copy of The Spy Devils. Especially because the folks at Best Thriller Books have been raving about it.

Joe Goldberg is a new author to me and this is his second book. The Spy Devils launches a new series by the same name. Goldberg has created a fantastic cast of characters with distinct personalities and mannerisms, but still working together seamlessly. This is a great mix of action, adventure, espionage, political & corporate themes as well a humor. My favorite books always have a little snark, banter between characters, or dry wit to break up the tension created by all the high octane action – but this was absolutely hilarious. The only reason it took me so long to finish was a number of appointments plus family (finally! Yay!) visiting. Otherwise this absolutely would have been a two-day listen fest.

I am looking forward to hearing where Goldberg takes Bridger and The Spy Devils next when Rebellious Son is released.

PJ Ochlan is also new to me. He was absolutely the perfect match for Goldberg’s writing and these characters. Ochlan has an amazing range of voices which really helped me keep all of these characters straight. He delivers the humorous lines with skill and definitely evokes all the emotions.

I won a free copy of this audiobook from a contest on Joe Goldberg’s Twitter and am voluntarily leaving an honest review.

About the author:
Joe Goldberg has been a CIA covert action officer, corporate intelligence director, international political consultant, and currently is a college instructor and writer.

His work at the CIA garnered three Exceptional Performance Awards. In the private sector, as leader of Corporate Intelligence at Motorola, Joe received the Meritorious Award recognizing a single individual who has made significant contributions to the intelligence profession. He holds degrees in Political Science and Communications from the University of Iowa.

You can connect with Joe Goldberg here:

About the narrator:
A multiple Audie Award winner, Odyssey Award winner, multiple Earphones Award winner, and multiple Voice Arts Award winner, P.J. Ochlan’s work behind the microphone began in 1987 as a young voice actor with many commercials and promos. Since then he has lent his diverse talents to virtually every voiceover genre. Most notably, he is a widely acclaimed and record-setting audiobook narrator with hundreds of fiction and non-fiction titles to his credit.

P.J.’s voice work is enhanced by his mastery of accents, distinctive characters and versatility, as well as his proficiency with English, French, Italian, German and Mandarin. He is also the founder of Dr. Dialect and co-founder of the Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry.

You can connect with P.J. Ochlan here:

My Favorite Quotes

Bridger had the kind of looks that allowed him to morph into invisibility. – The Spy Devils by @JoeGoldbergBook #Audiobook narrated by @pjochlan #Thriller #Mystery #Suspense #TheSpyDevils #Espionage #Assassin #KU

Some Newtonian force of nature he did not understand had bound Milton and Beatrice together. The thought of the combination—the beauty and the nerd—made Bridger smile. – The Spy Devils by @JoeGoldbergBook #Audiobook narrated by @pjochlan #Thriller #Mystery #Suspense #TheSpyDevils #Espionage #Assassin #KU

There is just nothing like the sweet sound of criminals admitting to their crimes. – The Spy Devils by @JoeGoldbergBook #Audiobook narrated by @pjochlan #Thriller #Mystery #Suspense #TheSpyDevils #Espionage #Assassin #KU

Mistakes were in the air—Bridger could feel them. – The Spy Devils by @JoeGoldbergBook #Audiobook narrated by @pjochlan #Thriller #Mystery #Suspense #TheSpyDevils #Espionage #Assassin #KU

Mistakes were in the air—Bridger could feel them. – The Spy Devils by @JoeGoldbergBook #Audiobook narrated by @pjochlan #Thriller #Mystery #Suspense #TheSpyDevils #Espionage #Assassin #KU

“You look like a bad night in Tijuana,” Snake said. “I’ve had worse,” Bridger gasped. – The Spy Devils by @JoeGoldbergBook #Audiobook narrated by @pjochlan #Thriller #Mystery #Suspense #TheSpyDevils #Espionage #Assassin #KU

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