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  • Buried in Black

  • Task Force Orange Series, Book 1
  • By: J.T. Patten
  • Narrated by: Steve Marvel
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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Buried in Black

By: J.T. Patten
Narrated by: Steve Marvel
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Summary

Deeper Than Deep State 

In this explosive new series, former intelligence expert J. T. Patten takes you deep inside the top-secret operations you'll never see on the news: our deadliest weapons in the war against terror....

Buried in Black 

In the clandestine world of shadow ops, he's known as The Man from Orange. A master of surveillance, signals intelligence - and silent killing - special operative Drake Woolf has been groomed and trained by the old-guard intel community after his CIA father and mother were murdered in Tunisia. Now he works for Task Force Orange, handling cases the government doesn't want its fingerprints on. Woolf can always be relied on to carry out an assignment with surgical precision - and exterminate a threat with extreme prejudice. 

But his latest mission is different. Woolf knows the targets personally. He trained them in Iraq to be the perfect killing machines. Known as the "Mohawks", these Iraqi rebels know our secrets, our strengths, and our weaknesses. And they're using this knowledge to launch the deadliest attack the world has ever seen - on American soil....

©2018 J. T. Patten (P)2019 Tantor

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Sleeper Book of 2018

A brilliant book with a narrator who does the book justice. If you have Black Ops, you have to listen to this 🔥

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  • stuartjash
  • 07-03-19

Incredible start to a new series

Wow! This book is the Tesla of thrillers. It goes from 0-100 in mere seconds. Kicking off with on of the best prologues I've ever read, J.T. Patten is flying up the ranks as one of the top writers in the genre with BURIED IN BLACK. You can tell Patten is more than a writer. With his insight in counterterrorism, in-field operations, cyber warfare, and everything in between, it is easy to see that Patten knows exactly what he's writing about. As someone who works in cybersecurity, I was partially expecting to be hyper-critical of every and any technological slip-up, but everything was spot on. He hit the nail on the head with every, little detail. It felt almost like a Clancy novel but was half as long (which is a good thing). Patten introduces his newest character, Drake Woolf, who is easily one of the most impressive protagonists I've seen in years, and takes him on a wild adventure around the world.

BURIED IN BLACK is non-stop action from the first page until you flip the back cover. It is one of those books that will literally have your heart racing as you read it. I can't recommend this book enough, especially if you're a fan of thrillers. Great characters, great plot, great insight, great action, perfect thriller.

I was very impressed with the narration. It was superb.

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  • Hey AK
  • 09-03-19

Offensive on the ears...

I am fairly certain this is the worst book I have ever listened to. I give equal credit for this epic fail, to both the author and the narrator. The writing, combined with the narration, made the Spec Ops sound more like special needs. I seriously began to wonder if the book was some kind of parody. Wow. Just awful. I have now officially written my first negative review.

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  • Donna
  • 25-05-19

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First off all this is just plain interesting. The people,
the places and all the local color -
the narrator reads so well I had time to look around at all the dust and trash and sewage floating along the Mediterranean shore line.
Changed my vacation plans right away 😊
The story line's taut and tight---go for it.

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  • Kirklan Worlety
  • 17-03-19

JT never disappoints

look forward to the next book so it can be tied all together . the author creates the most interesting characters and I know from his other books not to get attached to any one or not to forget anyone cause JT will flip it and fool you every time .

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  • itinerant
  • 09-03-19

good enough

I will read at least one more in this series to see where it goes, though I have to admit I didn't really pay a lot of attention to the details . . . this book is probably 3 hours longer than it needs to be.

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  • Jeff Reidy
  • 16-09-19

Similarities

There’s a lot of similarities between the main character and the main character from the movie “The Accountant”

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  • Big B
  • 19-02-19

Was looking forward to Charles Kahlenberg

Read the book and love the story but was really waiting for that gritty baritone voice of Charles Kahlenberg for the audio book. To me that voice has become the voice of Sean Havens. Maybe Steve Marvel could read for Drake and Charles K. for Sean? I only consider that since Brad Taylor does different voices for his Pike Logan series on audio.

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  • Fenian
  • 07-09-22

Engaging

This book was grand. A real fun read. Kept me engaged almost from page one. The character development was impressive. The protagonist is flawed but likeable and the mental issues are a nice change from the normally put together hero.

The narration was also spot on. Loved it. Will definitely be reading more of this series.

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  • J. Gray
  • 16-06-21

Flawed in sooooooo many ways

Where to start? It was hard to identify with any of the characters. It was hard to follow. It was hard to believe. It was hard to listen to, especially when narrator tried to do kid voices. I did finish listening to it, however, but only so I could write a truthful review. I have read/listened to over 500 similar books. Authors ranging from A-Z: Alanson, Baldacci, Battles, Bell, Berenson, Berry, Blackwood, Britton, Clancey, Coes....you get the idea. Will not be adding this author to my collection.

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  • Victoria
  • 30-01-21

Started out great!

The prologue got me hooked and I was excited about discovering a new series. Sadly that’s not what happened. As the characters developed they were increasingly “corny” The narrator didn’t help at all because he sounded kind of “corny”
I couldn’t tell if it was the writing or the narrator and finally determined it was both. I tried to get to the end but I just couldn’t do it. I’m happy for the people that gave it 5 stars but it just wasn’t a 5
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