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Beloved Enemy – Eric Van Lustbader 

This is the third book in Eric Van Lustbader’s Jack McClure series. Narrated by Peter Berkrot, this performer does a great job with the voices of all the characters and their many accents. Peter is really the strength of this audiobook. I started this series and really enjoyed the first two books. They involved the Presidents Daughter and her interaction with Jack McClure. Circumstances have come to pass since the previous book that has put Jack on the run. The government thinks he has murdered the Secretary of Homeland Security Dennis Paul and are trying to kill him. Enemies from the previous two books are looking for revenge and his love Annika Demertieva may once again lead to his downfall. Jack is looking for the real killer as he is himself the hunted.
Several story lines converge in this book that involve issues and characters from the first two books. There is a lot of action but the story did not grab me or keep me interested. It’s almost a where are they now filler book for what I hope is a better 4th book. 
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First Daughter – Eric Van Lustbader

This is the first in a series of books written by Eric Van Lustbader and Narrated by Richard Farrone. As with any series that you may not have heard of I tend to go back and start at the beginning and listen to books in order. I was introduced to Eric’s work with The second book in this series Last Snow and have decided to listen to the five books available on AUdible.com and review them. Richard Farrone is a genuis and voice work and this performance showes his greatness. 

Jack McClure is an ATF Agent whose Daughter was killed in a terrible accident. His daughters roomate was Alli Carson the President Elects Daughter, who dissapears from here college dorm room weeks before the inaguration. As Jack searchers for Alli he has the full support and backing of the President Elect who wants his daughter found before inaguration day so she can take her place on the podium as the First Daughter.  If this sounds cold, I agree and that is what makes finding someone who may not want found so much harder. 

Jack’s past haunts him and this book contains a lot of flashbacks, and back to present time then back to the past, so pay attention as you listen. You may need to hit the rewind 30 second button to keep up. Many may think this book is anti-christian but I disagree. Faith is not about power and those who use faith to gain power and control are not truely christian. This book may have a political statement to make but it could just has easily have been written about the Far Left Leaning Obama administration. An Author must write a story and this story is a political thriller wrapped in the mind of one man, Jack McClure.

I must also say the work usage and writing style of this author was more like poetry at times than a mystery. They way he wrote the words and put them together was more than a person writing a book but more like a how to on writing more than just words on a page. I am excited to read the next book in the series and see how Jack’s Life changes now that so many questions have been answered.

I bought this book for my own pleasure and write this review for my followers on Twitter @PerryBookReview and my blog PerryMartinBookReviews.wordpress.com and readers of AudioBookMonthly.com

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