The Protocol: James Acton Thrillers, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
The final skull has been found. Now, all hell's breaking loose.
For 2,000 years, the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the Crusades to the discovery of America. Descending from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever.
Caught in the middle is archaeology professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands.
With his students and friends dying around him, Acton flees to find the one person who might be able to help him, but little does he know he may actually be racing directly into the hands of an organization he knows nothing about.
From USA Today and million copy best-selling author J. Robert Kennedy comes The Protocol, the first entry in an action-packed, globe-spanning series of thrillers certain to leave you breathless.
If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you’ll love this taut tale of archaeological suspense.
Get The Protocol now, and dig up a thriller 2,000 years in the making....
About the James Acton thrillers:
The James Acton Thrillers series and its spin-offs - the Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers and the Delta Force Unleashed Thrillers - have sold over one million copies. If you love nonstop action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor, try James Acton today!
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 11 minutes|
|Author||J. Robert Kennedy|
|Audible.com Release Date||February 07, 2020|
|Publisher||Blue Heron Audio|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #42,749 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#460 in Espionage Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#2,263 in Espionage Thrillers (Books)
#14,200 in Literature & Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
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Yes I understand this is fiction. This fiction is offensive and I find the author, J. Robert Kennedy, to be guilty of the deepest and most offensive form of DISRESPECT to my fellow service men and women.
Equally jarring was the foul language. I’m no prude, but this language was way beyond appropriate for the characters, setting or storyline. Trying to earn shock value or street cred with disgusting language is simple a cheap ploy and lazy, imho. Find a thesaurus Mr. Kennedy, please?
In complete contrast to the gratuitous verbiage, the violence in this fast paced, well crafted adventure story was NOT over descriptive, gory or offensive in any way. The plot was interesting with a bit of an historical twist that snaked into an international political romp. It was a bit contrived at times, but moved along without filler and fodder.
The characters and dialogue were ok, save all the profanity. You won’t be highlighting any passages to save for your inspiration diary from this tale...They did speak realistically and advance the story at a reasonable pace. Thankfully, there weren’t any attempts at grandstand speeches. There was no sexual content to speak of.
If you’re into fast paced action that doesn’t require much tho’t and aren’t offended by nonsensical profanity, you’ll enjoy “The Protocol”.
An "Acton Adventure," is sort of like a modern day mashup of "James Bond," realistic Black Ops missions and objectives, paired up with "Indiana Jones," modern day technology and archeology, and enough excitement and tension to keep you sitting on the edge of your seat on pins and needles, right up until the very end! It has everything, science, action, history, and adventure, and exciting, cutting-edge, modern day warfare. I won't throw out any spoilers, except to say that this book brought everything it promised, to the "party," and then some! Despite there being a multitude of characters, each person had their own thoughts, ideas, flaws, and personalities, and I didn't need a "cheat sheet," at the beginning of this book to keep them separated in my imagination and know who was who. They were all delightfully "alive," and each one was truly and uniquely individual. Nicely done! Well-created locations, characters, details, moods, feelings, world-building, etcetera.
Pull up a chair, grab a book, and dive right in... this story is waiting for you-- in fact, the entire book is "picture perfect," and I'll be surprised if it doesn't get made into a movie sometime soon! Thank you, J. Robert Kennedy, for an extraordinary journey! It just doesn't get any better than this, and I had a marvelous time! Kudos!!!
J. ROBERT KENNEDY
Reviewed by Roy Murry, Author
A face-pace thriller where every chapter hooks you into another. The lead character ACTION says it ALL.
A global cult believes that their artifact is a powerful object and can control the fate of the world. Professor Action and his group of architecture students find a fact similar or the real thing in a Peruvian excavation dig.
There is a leak of the find, and all hell breaks out. A battle by an influential ex-cult member begins to retrieve the object that placed together with others can change the world or destroy it.
In the middle of the war are Action, the cult, a powerful nation, and the English police department. All the best firepower is used to retrieve the object of one man's desire rule the world.
This Thriller was well thought out and smoothly put together keeping the reader on edge. Read in two sittings, and I could not put the Kindle book down.
I'll get back to another Kennedy book later.
Top reviews from other countries
The story of ‘The Protocol’ is a rip-roaring roller-coaster of actions drawing in a stream of individuals and organisations. First is main protagonist James Acton an archaeology professor leading a group of students on a dig in Peru where they uncover a crystal skull. Then there is an elite American black ops team with orders to seize the skull and kill everyone at the dig site. This they do, but the professor escapes with the crystal skull, and so begins a world wide chase ending in London. At the same time the Triarii are also trying to stop the skull being misused, but this gets difficult as there are other crystal skulls and there is confusion over what is fake and what is genuine. Numerous other individuals and organisations are introduced and killings continue including innocents as the story unfolds with much tension and suspense. It is one adventure after another.
Chapters are quite short. Places and people are unveiled continuously throughout the novel, and often cliff-hangers separate chapters. In spite of the complexity of characters author J Robert Kennedy skilfully moves the narrative at a cracking pace and he keeps his readers aware of who is who to provide an entertaining and exciting thriller. The ‘Protocol’ is swashbuckling fiction. However the author seems to invite readers to assess the evidence of soldiers acting unlawfully, and of Kill Lists being real. Fact and fiction!
Just "Bullet to head". That's it. We're they tied up? Blindfolded? Searched for evidence of terrorism? Did they cry out for mercy? Any if them confess about their terror links? There would gave been gallons of blood - no mention. I could go on but you get the picture. Glad I didn't pay for this.