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The Demeter Code
     

The Demeter Code

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by Russell Brooks
 

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CRACK THE CODE AND YOU'LL SAVE LIVES...BUT KNOWING IT EXISTS WILL GET YOU KILLED.

When two American embassies in northern Africa are bombed, CIA operatives, Ridley Fox and Nita Parris, are assigned to track down the perpetrators. However, when their top asset is killed in a failed op, the agents suspect that there may be a new threat. Their search for the

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CRACK THE CODE AND YOU'LL SAVE LIVES...BUT KNOWING IT EXISTS WILL GET YOU KILLED.

When two American embassies in northern Africa are bombed, CIA operatives, Ridley Fox and Nita Parris, are assigned to track down the perpetrators. However, when their top asset is killed in a failed op, the agents suspect that there may be a new threat. Their search for the truth puts them on a collision course with a powerful multinational--which will go to extreme lengths to bury its criminal activities. However, the agents soon learn that someone with a personal vendetta against that company not only knows their secrets, but will expose them in a way that could result in the largest single-day attack against America.

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Reviews by J - Jonathan Easterman
Brooks writes with a descriptive yet straightforward voice, guiding the reader along the journey yet keeping enough moving parts in play to prevent the reader from guessing ahead. With an attention to detail in the everyday and a keen observance of the average person, Brooks creates a life-like portrayal of the world, including its darker aspects.
Jonathan Easterman
Brooks writes with a descriptive yet straightforward voice, guiding the reader along the journey yet keeping enough moving parts in play to prevent the reader from guessing ahead. With an attention to detail in the everyday and a keen observance of the average person, Brooks creates a life-like portrayal of the world, including its darker aspects.
Sarah Clarke
I've read a couple of books in this same genre and it always ends up taking me much longer to read. However, I read this one in only a couple of nights because I could not put it down.
Sarah SMILES - Sarah Clarke
I've read a couple of books in this same genre and it always ends up taking me much longer to read. However, I read this one in only a couple of nights because I could not put it down.
Writer In Progress - Ella Drayton
I could not put this book down! I love a good thriller and this has definitely made my favorite's list. The action starts from the very beginning and it doesn't let up until the end. I loved how fact-paced this book was! My heart was racing through this whole book and every time I thought I had figured out all of the connections, I was thrown another curve ball.
Ella Drayton
I could not put this book down! I love a good thriller and this has definitely made my favorite's list. The action starts from the very beginning and it doesn't let up until the end. I loved how fact-paced this book was! My heart was racing through this whole book and every time I thought I had figured out all of the connections, I was thrown another curve ball.
Chantale Ferguson
You know I don't often read suspense/thriller books often. Not because I don't like them but because I am very picky when it comes to those genre.

I have read and reviewed all of Russell's books so far and I have been a fan since I read his first book so I was very happy to read The Demeter Code.

This book is action packed from beginning to end. It is very well written and made me want to keep reading until the end.
Canadian Book Addict - Chantale Ferguson
You know I don't often read suspense/thriller books often. Not because I don't like them but because I am very picky when it comes to those genre.

I have read and reviewed all of Russell's books so far and I have been a fan since I read his first book so I was very happy to read The Demeter Code.

This book is action packed from beginning to end. It is very well written and made me want to keep reading until the end.
Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile - Jessica Nottingham
It's not often that I read novels full of espionage and politics. I'm extremely picky about those that I do choose to read. That being said, Ridley Fox is one character I'll always happily come back to.
Jessica Nottingham
It's not often that I read novels full of espionage and politics. I'm extremely picky about those that I do choose to read. That being said, Ridley Fox is one character I'll always happily come back to.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940150047853
Publisher:
Indie
Publication date:
07/04/2014
Series:
Ridley Fox/Nita Parris Spy Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
422
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Prior to becoming a writer, Russell Brooks considers himself fortunate that he had the opportunity to be an Indiana Hoosier Track Champion and Canadian Track Team member in both the 100 and 200 meters. It was during Brooks's travels across Canada, the United States, and Europe, that he came up with his story ideas and came up with outlines for his future thrillers which he would later writer.

His BS in Biology from Indiana University helped him to write his first spy thriller, Pandora's Succession, followed by the short story collection Unsavory Delicacies. The latest addition to the spy series is The Demeter Code. So far, it appears that this series is far from over. The standalone thriller, Chill Run, was released afterwards.

What makes Brooks's spy series unique is rather than focus on plots which strictly revolve around political matters—both domestic and international—Brooks is more creative by combining stories that are literally ripped from the headlines and weaving them with hardcore science and producing the most non-predictable plots imaginable. As a result, Brooks's works have been compared to those of a young Michael Crichton, Robert Ludlum, and even Dean Koontz.

Although his goal is to keep readers in suspense by writing edge-of-your seat and page-turning thrillers, he may occasionally dash off a short story, entertain viewers with dramatic readings, or play his violin.

Russell Brooks currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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The Demeter Code 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Voltan_Drake 7 months ago
It Hits All The Elements This is a surprisingly well-done story. It's an international spy thriller and hits all the elements you'd expect. Also, it's very current with respect to present day issues and concerns, therefore, very believable. "I received a copy of this book FREE from ebookDiscovery. This is a voluntary review.
Anonymous 7 months ago
OK spy thriller. Believable terrorist plot. The one sex scene felt unnecessary, imho. Alot of plot threads to keep track of. Pace picked up in chapter 4. I would read more by this author. I received this book for free from eBook discovery. I voluntarily post this, my honest review.
BasingstoneBook More than 1 year ago
This is a farming spook story, it may sound unappealing as a regular spy story, but add in the all the normal elements you expect like car chases, gun fights, big business corruption and national emergencies then it takes on a whole new look. CIA Agent Doctor Nita Parris working with Ridley Fox to run down an arms smuggling operation, uncover a plot with the potential to exceed 9/11 destruction by a factor of ten. It is a race against time and internal politics to save the nation from disaster. As with all 007 style adventures there is tech - in the shape of analyst Dewan Douglas who appears to have access to any system worldwide in an instant, all relayed to the agents in real time through their tiny ear buds. It sounds a little stretched, but like 007 it is entertaining and keeps the pace going. A good read but a little slow to get underway.
pophyn More than 1 year ago
The Demeter Code is another well-done action/suspense ride by Russell Brooks, br inging back the spy team of Ridley Fox and Nita Parris (yay!).  Lots of twists a nd turns in the adventure and tons of action.  As usual, there's attention to details with well done dialog and characters, making the story line plausible (hopefully never to be real, though).  The plot is complex with surprises along the way and the threads wrapped up in a satisfying conclusion.   This subject is a departure from my current reading genre (I go through phases), but it still held my attention. And I'm looking forward to the next book.   Rating this one 4.5.  Disclaimer: I was given a free copy by the author but not pressured as to my rev iew or rating. I just liked this book.
Kristin_S_Kim More than 1 year ago
Fox and Parris, together again!!! =)  Disclaimer: I received an advance e-copy in exchange for an honest review. There's a terrorist, corporate espionage, and undercover agents galore. What's not to love? We're back again with Ridley Fox and Nita Parris, doing what they do best: Trying to solve a ridiculously "out there" case between Fox's undercover skills and Parris's science-based brain. This time, people are turning up dead, and it all leads back to a major terrorist the U.S. has been targeting for a while. Problem is, he's hard to get to, so they need Fox to once again assume an identity and try to get close to him. To do this, Fox travels all around the world to track down people and obtain information, and we once again get the chance to see just how many languages and other skills he's learned over the years. Meanwhile, Parris has her hands full trying to protect her newest asset, a whistle-blower within a large corporate operation. The two meet up to help one another, and adventure and hilarity both ensue. This book picks up a little while after the events of Pandora's Succession, and the characters are just as great. I found myself not wanting to put it down, and kept telling myself "Just one more page." Before I knew it, I was going to be late for work! It's a gripping, edge-of-your seat tale, and it just takes you further and further down the rabbit hole of what this case is all about. I can say, I didn't see quite a few things coming, and I love when an author can blindside me like that. Great sequel!! 5 stars