A Jad Bell novel
read by Rob Shapiro
May 22, 2012 / ISBN 978-1619690592
Mystery / Suspense / Audiobook - Unabridged / 9 hours and 17 minutes
by Jo Rogers
is back with a new thriller, "Alpha." This features
Jonathan "Jad" Bell, a special ops team leader. He is
a Master Sergeant in a branch of the United States Armed Forces,
but the story never says to which branch he belongs. For now, he
and his team are working at an amusement park, Wilsonville, similar
to Disneyland. Bell is in charge of security inside the park. It
is a major terrorist attraction and they have indications something
is going to happen.
works at Wilsonville, playing the role of "Pooch," the
cartoon dog that was the beginning of Wilsonville. He'd been brought
to the United States several years ago as a sleeper in a terrorist
cell. He'd gotten a college education and fallen in love with a
coworker named Dana and they'd just moved in together when Gabriel
got his marching orders. But Gabriel doesn't like what he's been
asked to do. He's too happy living the American dream.
complicated when Bell's daughter calls to say that she, and her
class full of deaf children, will be visiting Wilsonville on Saturday.
Bell tries to get the trip postponed, but can't. Of course, on Saturday,
things go wrong. That's the day Gabriel was to fulfill his assignment.
is one book you won't want to put down. Its characters are fully
human, flawed and imperfect. The plot is America's worst nightmare
come to life. The reader, Rob Shapiro, does a masterful job of making
the story live. The only detraction was the sex at the beginning
and the profanity scattered throughout the book. So, pick up the
audio version of "Alpha" and go on a wild journey
in the world of terrorism.