Narrated by Gary Bennett, Deadly Silence by Erik Carter provides the backstory to the man known as Silence Jones. This was released after the first two audiobooks in the Silence Jones Action Thriller Series, but is considered a prequel. Action, mystery, suspense and Sillence await you….
by Erik Carter
Series: Silence Jones #0.5
Narrator: Gary Bennett
Length: 3 hours and 1 minute
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Introductory novella to the Silence Jones Action Thrillers series.
Some guardian angels lurk in the shadows.
Silence Jones is the voiceless assassin who criminals fear, the legendary equalizer who some don’t even believe is real.
As a city is ravaged by a series of arsons, Silence uncovers a chilling connection to an episode from his past - an implosion of dark circumstances that forged Silence into the shadowy avenger he is today.
To have any chance at stopping the vicious attacks, Silence will have to confront not only a ruthless enemy, but also a devastating chapter of his life he’s tried desperately to forget.
A stand-alone action thriller novella in the pulse-pounding new series. Enter the world of Silence Jones. Hold on tight....
If you like action heroes with the steely resolve of Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, the calculating will of Gregg Hurwitz’s Orphan X, and the raw power of Mark Greaney’s Gray Man, then you’ll love Silence Jones.
Silence Jones is whispered about on the streets, and referred to as the Quiet Man or the Shadow. In the series, the organization he works for seeks justice and rights wrongs. While Jones isn’t a superhero, he gets the job done and has created quite the name for himself. I love how people whispered his name and tells stories about him. No one is really sure if he is a man or myth.
The story is gritty and engaging from the perspective of the criminals to the man himself. The arsons and extortions case he is working in Sarasota, Florida, reminds Jones of a case he worked in New Orleans. I enjoyed getting to know the character and his backstory.
I am not sure if I should have listened to this by release date. This novella was released after book two but touted as a prequel. The author states each novel works as a standalone, but recommends you start with book one. I will update this review after I listen to the first two full length audios. For now, I will tell you I liked Silence Jones, and his mad skills. He may right wrongs, but he is human and flawed. Silence is a man of few words which adds to his mystic, but the author allows us to hear his inner monologue, giving us a sense of who he is and how he thinks.
In Deadly Silence we revisit a case Silence worked when he was Jake Rowe, an undercover cop working his way up the ladder in the Farone crime family. Silence and two others from the Farone crime family travel to New Orleans. There they assisting a local crime family with an extortion and protection gig. Undercover as Peter Hudson, we learn about the case that turned Jake into the Silence Jones.
The author pulled me in and kept me engaged. I love the concept of the series and look forward to learning more and joining Silence on fresh cases. While I have not listened to The Suppressor or Hush, Hush it appears as if each book features a mission with plenty of action, suspense, and kickassery.
Gary Bennett narrates and does a brilliant job capturing Jones’ personality. His tone and pacing as well as the additional voices for secondary characters and villains made listening a pleasure. Bennett was the perfect choice for Silence Jones.
I am looking forward to diving into the first audiobook and working another case with Silence Jones.
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