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by Jonathan Davis,Greg Rucka

Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Subcategory: Suspense and Thriller
Author: Jonathan Davis,Greg Rucka
ISBN: 1602833109
ISBN13: 978-1602833104
Language: English
Publisher: AudioGO; Unabridged edition (August 28, 2007)
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Greg Rucka is back with a vengeance in this electrifying thriller starring suspense fiction's most dangerous hero: Atticus Kodiak. This time the bodyguard turned fugitive must go underground to protect the woman he loves and a country he may have to betray to defend.

Greg Rucka is back with a vengeance in this electrifying thriller starring suspense fiction's most dangerous hero: Atticus Kodiak. You cannot learn what you have learned and remain unchanged. As a bodyguard, Atticus Kodiak once protected his clients against professional killers like Alena Cizkova, .

The electrifying sixth thriller featuring former bodyguard Atticus Kodiak and .

The electrifying sixth thriller featuring former bodyguard Atticus Kodiak and former assassin Alena Cizkova opens with an ambush that kills Kodiak's . Jonathan Davis smoothly and quickly changes accents, tones, and pacing to differentiate the various American, Russian, and Eastern European characters. Davis's accomplished narration conveys the action-packed atmosphere of Kodiak's world in a calm, plausible manner. He reads the dialogue of the stoic, tough characters in a clipped, terse style.

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Greg Rucka Patriot acts. I have never wanted to kill anyone as much as I wanted to kill the son of a bitch in front of me right now. He's standing thirty, maybe thirty-five feet from where I'm lying hidden in the reeds and mud of this marsh. Not the easiest shot in the world but not the hardest, either, and I've got a submachine gun set to three-round burst to help my chances, and I've got his head in my sights, and all that remains now is for me to get on with it, to get down to business.

Narrated by Jonathan Davis. For the first time in his life, professional bodyguard Atticus Kodiak is laying low-with Alena Cizkova, . Drama, once the world’s pr.

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Аудиокнига "Patriot Acts", Greg Rucka. Читает Jonathan Davis. Greg Rucka28 августа 2007 г. Blackstone Audio Inc. Мгновенный доступ к вашим любимым книгам без обязательной ежемесячной платы. Слушайте книги через Интернет и в офлайн-режиме на устройствах Android, iOS, Chromecast, а также с помощью Google Ассистента. 9 ч. 56 мин. Переключиться на электронную книгу. Добавить в список желаний.

Fear your government. Fear your government. Greg Rucka is back with a vengeance in this electrifying thriller starring suspense fiction's most dangerous hero: Atticus Kodiak.

After a brutal ambush and an unexpected betrayal, Atticus Kodiak discovers that he has been falsely identified as one of The Ten, a short list of the world's most wanted assassins, and must transform himself into the killer he is supposed to be in order to survive.
Comments to eBook Patriot Acts: A Thriller
Use_Death
Except for a couple (not so) minor flaws in the plot, it's a very good,engaging book. One should note that it's a direct continuation from the previous Atticus Kodiak book.

Another thing that got my attention: the book isseven years old by now (2014), and the technology described is already very dated. There's a part when the characters are in a car, looking for a safehouse, bemoaning the lack of an internet connection, when the youngest pulls a palm cryo, a fantastic newfangled device, by the standards of the time.

What are the plot holes (major spoilers ahead, read ath your discretion):
1) Kodiak allows himself to be captured in order to find a middleman he needed to interrogate. But he had the name (possibly false), the face and the probable home city of the target. Wouldn't it be easier to track him down and kidnap him at his home?
2) the second half of the book is about the attemted assassination of the white house chief of staff, to stop war profiteering. Now, the character was chief of staff for seven years, meaning that he would hold this position for a year, tops. Seems to me that this assassination was to high risk for too little gain. It would be best to simply wait him out, surely?

Aside from these two points, it was an excellent thriller.
Bluecliff
Simply put - better that Atticus Kodiak had been killed off at the end of Critical Space than brought back as a completely different person.

Now, I am a big fan of Rucka's work; I think his Queen and Country) novels are terrific, and while the Kodiak series is slightly uneven, Kodiak was a strong character, with a strong supporting cast.

But it's clear what Rucka wants is to write more Queen and Country. That would be fine, but turning the Atticus Kodiak series into a second-rate Q&C is *not* the way to go.

Rucka's completely gutted Kodiak's character. The 'clean body clean mind' international assassin thing might work with Drama/Alena. With Kodiak, it just makes him dull.

The thing that made the earlier books work was the highly technical background in security. And while you can't turn out 20 books of that, re-inventing the main character and turning him into *someone completely different* plays like one of those soap opera moments when a new actor walks in as our favorite character, and we're expected to pretend nothing's changed.

Much of this book is taken up with details of Kodiak and Alena's travels in eastern Europe; which does nothing to make Alena character interesting (the trouble with inventing a character who's a cypher is that said character needs to stay a cypher to be consistent, or be developed. Rucka does neither, dropping the thing that made her interesting and not replacing it with anything), and doesn't play Kodiak like the character we've gotten to know. It also doesn't move the plot at all, it's just filler.

The books works when the action turns on - Rucka's great at action. But in between, the slow, steady, detailed run-down which works so well in Q&C, falls flat when the characters are just hanging around waiting. These two characters are relentlessly dull.

Rucka's better than this. A lot better. And if he wants to pull Kodiak out for another go-round, he's going to have to do a lot better job selling this new 'international assassin' version; he needs to sell that Kodiak has changed in some fundamental way, and he needs to d
rop the aimless running around.
Nidor
To start, I'm a fan of Greg Rucka's work. While I felt Keeper was generic, I felt Finder, Smoker, Shooting at Midnight and Critical Space were exceptional thrillers. While this title is suspenseful, it is incredibly shallow, with an ending that falls flat. The chapter involving the faked assassination is case in point, and the fallout from that is a stretch. Even the characters in the book remarked on how paper thin the plan was.
Rucka also seems to make it a habit of killing off someone important in each book in the series, which is getting old fast now that it's winding down. I liked Shooting at Midnight because instead of offing someone to create drama, he actually used the characters to create drama.
While I still enjoy the characters, note that if you wish to see any characters outside of Atticus and Alena, this book isn't for you. Brigitte and Erika are nowhere to be found, and from the plot of this book and Critical Space, they're never coming back. Robert Moore might make an appearance, though I doubt it.
I like the relationship between Alena and Atticus, though I seriously think he falls in love with anyone in his proximity. In that regard, I hope they flesh out the why's between Alena and Atticus, because while I think Rucka writes the relationship to be genuine, he didn't explain any reason why readers should feel the same way.
I don't hate it though, but probably because I like Rucka so much.
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