The Orpheus Deception

The Orpheus Deception

by David Stone

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ISBN-13: 9780515146042
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/31/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 544
Sales rank: 800,973
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Stone is a former British army infantry officer. Much of his service was in Germany, both with and alongside soldiers of the Bundeswehr in peacetime and on operations. He became a military historian in 2002 and is the author of the authoritative works Hitler's Army: The Men, Machines and Organisation, 1939–1945 (2009) and Fighting for the Fatherland: The Story of the German Soldier from 1648 to the Present Day (2006).

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Orpheus Deception 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's been a long time since I read a book where I completely lost track of time and THE ORPHEUS DECEPTION did it!!! It was so terrific that it starts where THE ECHELON VENDETTA left off.....I loved that!!! I fell 'in love' with Micah while reading David Stone's incredible, intelligent debut thriller and then even more so with this new one. What a fantastic character he is and I'm so glad that, with this new book, it has developed into a series...and what a marvelous one it is!!!! His other characters such as poor, suffering Fyke, the lethal Gospic, Mandy, Brancati, etc.....they all come to life with David Stone's marvelous words. THE ORPHEUS DECEPTION grabs you with the first page and never lets go until the riveting last page. This is a sizzling thrill ride....compelling, mesmerizing with breath-taking non-stop action!!! David Stone is the master of chapter endings....just one more...just one more....suddenly it's one in the morning!!! It's the sign of a really good book when you cannot stop thinking about it after several days of ending it and it's difficult to even start reading another book as everything seems so boring in comparison!!! It was lovely to see a softer, more gentle side of him in Micah's relationship with Cora Vasari but just as much exciting to see him in action with that lethal Kiki and Vigo....and ohhhh that ending....just the perfect 'right on' scene!!! He writes with the maturity and conviction of a much more seasoned writer.
harstan More than 1 year ago
CIA cleaner Micah Dalton is still recuperating from his escapades especially the drugs he was forced to take (see THE ECHELON VENDETTA) as he continues to chat with the ghost of former peer Porter Naumann. Whereas the spirit keeps warning Micah to be cautiouns as all hell is about to break loose, Micah and his girlfriend Cora Vasari attend Naumann¿s funeral in Tuscany. --- However, in reality, Dalton is hallucinating as he bleeds in a Venusian hospital after a female marathon runner stabbed him with a piece of glass. Serbian mob kingpin Branco Gospic had called for the hit after Dalton interfered with his operations making him look weak when he beat up two thugs. The Gospic gang also has hijacked a tanker off Indonesia killing the crew and murdered everyone who attended a party hosted by a rival. Meanwhile, Dalton receiving his next assignment, leaves the hospital, stops for some action with Cora, and accompanied by British agent Mandy Pownall goes into the field to rescue the only survivor of the tanker murders, rogue Special Air Service agent Ray Fyke, who is a guest resident of Changi Prison in Singapore. --- This is a superb action thriller in which the reader needs to ignore their plausibility metric meter and instead put on their seat belt and helmet to join Dalton on his wild international caper. The story line is fast-paced from the onset even when the hero lies in a hospital bed and never slows down as blood flows except for sexual interludes. Fans who enjoy over the top thrillers will appreciate Dalton¿s second globalization adventure, an exciting tale impossible to put down. --- Harriet Klausner
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I got this for $1 at the dollar tree
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Good read for mindless,exciting fluff. Gives Lincoln Chind a run for the money
jimwalk3698 More than 1 year ago
A different concept in writing. I have 3 of the Micah Dalton books and enjoyed each and every page of each of them.
tomdabom007 More than 1 year ago
I have always enjoyed this particular genre of fiction (the spy novel thriller), and have read several dozens of them. I found David Stone's writing style to be refreshingly different; intense, intelligent, original, and unafraid. He writes like somebody who has actually been there, done that. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anybody wanting a thriller that will keep you turning the pages.
KenCady More than 1 year ago
Many successful thriller writers ask us to suspend belief to enjoy their stories, but The Orpheus Deception just asks too much in that respect. Thin charcters and a meandering plot causes this read to be more of a plod.