New York Times bestselling author Thomas Greanias continues the thrilling reality-altering epic adventure that began with The Promised War, as counterterrorism agent Sam Deker embarks on his most daring and life-altering mission yet.
Dishonorably discharged from the armed forces and haunted by nightmares of the past, counterterrorism agent Sam Deker is trying to build a new life in Los Angeles. The Pentagon, however, believes only he can endure their top-secret neuro-simulation program known as the 34th Degree, a stunning technological breakthrough that gleans priceless intel from the sliced brain tissues of dead terrorists. Their target: SS general Ludwig von Berg, the legendary Third Reich “Baron of the Black Order.” Deker’s mission is to discover the fate of the ultimate weapon—a supernatural alchemy for a fatal thermodynamic technology—before his counterparts in the Alignment, a twenty-first-century successor to the Nazi SS, beat him to it. Ultimately, Deker discovers that the past, present, and future are not what they seem, as his path leads to a shattering secret that will change everything he knows about the universe.
Narrator Robert Fass gives a service- able performance in this audio version of Greanias's thriller. Sam Deker, the time- traveling hero from The Promised War, is once again swept back in time. This time, thanks to the Pentagon's latest technological breakthrough, he is sent back to 1943 and finds himself in German-occupied Greece before the Allied invasion. Now Deker must discover the fate of an ancient biblical manuscript, the Maranatha, the pages of which may hold the key to the destiny of the world. Fass does a competent job with this convoluted tale of WWII skullduggery, and indeed is at his best narrating the author's descriptive passages. However, he falters in his por- trayals of the multinational (British, Greek, German) cast of characters. It would have better served the audiobook if Fass had forgone any attempt at accents and simply provided a straightforward, no-frills reading. An Atria hardcover.