A novel inspired by #1 New York Times best-selling author Mark Greaney’s Audible Original drama, Armored.
Joshua Duffy is a Close Protection Agent—a professional bodyguard—and he's one of the world's elite operatives. That is, he was until his last mission in Lebanon. Against all odds, Josh got his primary out alive, but the cost was high. Josh lost his lower left leg.
There's not much call for an elite bodyguard with such an injury. So, Josh has to support his family working as a mall cop in New Jersey. For a man like Josh, this is purgatory on earth, but miracles can occur even in Paramus.
A lucky run-in with an old comrade promises to get Josh back in the field for one last job. The UN is sending a peace mission into the Sierra Madre mountains in Mexico, an area so dangerous it's known as Espinazo del Diablo—the Devil's Spine. Only a fool would think they could broker peace between the homicidal drug cartels in the region, and only a madman would sign on to keep those fools alive.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
There isn’t another hero out there quite like Josh Duffy, the protagonist of Gray Man author Mark Greaney’s explosive thriller. Thoughtful, principled, and loyal to a fault, Duffy lost his lower left leg while protecting a politician’s wife. After trying to make ends meet as a mall security guard, Greaney’s protagonist agrees to a highly dangerous assignment—going to Mexico to protect the negotiators confronting some powerful drug cartels. Greaney wastes zero time propelling his story along, with bullets flying almost from the jump. But it’s his portrayal of Duffy’s loving partnership with his wife, Nikki, that gets us even more invested in the story. They’re like your favorite couple from down the street—who just happen to run special ops. Armored is the first book in a series, and it’ll make you want to keep listening.
Great one from an amazing storyteller
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