The Protocol (James Acton Thrillers, #1)

The Protocol (James Acton Thrillers, #1)

by J. Robert Kennedy

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The Protocol (James Acton Thrillers, #1) by J. Robert Kennedy


The final skull has been found. Now all hell's breaking loose.

For two thousand years, the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the Crusades to the discovery of America. Descending from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society, and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever.

Caught in the middle is Archaeology Professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands.

With his students and friends dying around him, Acton flees to find the one person who might be able to help him, but little does he know he may actually be racing directly into the hands of an organization he knows nothing about.

From USA TODAY and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy, comes The Protocol, the first entry in an action-packed globe-spanning series of thrillers certain to leave you breathless. If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan BrownClive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you'll love this taut tale of archaeological suspense. 

Get The Protocol now, and dig up a thriller two thousand years in the making…

What Readers Say About the James Acton Thrillers Series:

★★★★★ "Non-stop action that is impossible to put down."
★★★★★ "A great blend of history and current headlines."
★★★★★ "You stop breathing from the first page."
★★★★★ "If you like Indiana Jones then you will love these stories."
★★★★★ "The Acton series is one of the most entertaining and enjoyable series I have read."
★★★★★ "One of the best thrillers I've read in a long time."
★★★★★ "I haven't read books this good in quite a few years. I didn't want to put it down until I'd finished it, yet didn't want it to come to an end."
★★★★★ "You can't go wrong purchasing the books in this series!"
★★★★★ "These books are lively, fast paced and filled with great dialogue. Read one, you will be hooked on the series."
★★★★★ "This is one of the most interesting and action packed series I have ever read."

What Readers Say About J. Robert Kennedy:

★★★★★ "Kennedy rules the genre!"
★★★★★ "A master storyteller."
★★★★★ "Kennedy kicks ass in this genre."
★★★★★ "A writer who tells what we are thinking but sometimes afraid to say."
★★★★★ "If you want fast and furious, if you can cope with a high body count, most of all if you like to be hugely entertained, then you can't do much better than J. Robert Kennedy."
★★★★★ "One of the best writers today."
★★★★★ "Cussler move over. Kennedy is here to stay."
★★★★★ "I'm hooked on Paterson, Connelly, Child, Flynn and this book got me hooked on this writer."
★★★★★ "J. Robert Kennedy is one of my favorite authors. His books are easy to read and I feel like the characters are family."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046277234
Publisher: J. Robert Kennedy
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Series: James Acton Thrillers , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,126
File size: 689 KB

About the Author

With over one million books sold, award winning and USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy has been ranked by Amazon as the #1 Bestselling Action Adventure novelist based upon combined sales. He is a full-time writer and the author of over forty international bestsellers including the smash hit James Acton Thrillers. He’s married, has an adult daughter, and is likely hard at work on his next book.

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The Protocol 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is action packed with great pacing. I had a hard time putting it down. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was hard to put down & moved quickly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I will definitely be reading more of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very much enjoyed, and am very happy I found a new Author who has a lot of books already written for me to read. And yet seems young enough that I can look forward to many more to come. I am a happy, happy reader!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh no! This book was so good, I am now buying the 16 other books! Love Jim and Laura and their friends in action. I really enjoy how history is intertwined with the current story, and yes, I have Googled several references and found them credible. (Like Pope Joan). Thank you for these reads!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After that hyper-charged action, what can the writer possibly create for an encore? Kitt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Talk about not being able to put down ! !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced international thriller. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read! Interesting characters. A real page turner.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Good. Enjoyable read.
Anonymous 9 days ago
Glad of the section explaining concerns others have had with this book--I am glad to learn the author appreciates the military, stating that they were just given wrong information and following orders from a madman.
Anonymous 25 days ago
Great Story! Couldn’t wait to read the next series.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This version has an afterward which addressed some thoughts that I questioned. This was a good story, well thought out. There is a lot of killing in this book, it did not get obscenely gory. Very matter of fact, and totally in line with the plot.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Anonymous 5 months ago
Not all that great. Errors in British usage of the English language are annoying. Lots of action and gratuitous killing, played out by two dimensional characters. If you like blood, Gore and explosive devices, this one is for you. If you are looking for intelligent literature... This is not it.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Hard to put aside the book. My wife says I am ignoring her?????
Anonymous 6 months ago
Although the story moves along as a ”fast-paced thriller", there are too many characters and I lost track of them as more and more were introduced. Other than that, it was an exciting story and kept my interest.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Thank you Barnes and Noble for Free Book Friday and introducing me to this series of books and the awesome author. I enjoyed the thrill of the adventures the professors encounter. I find once I start reading I don’t want to stop. I like that the story links a historical item of reference that is relevant to today’s headlines. I look forward to completing this series and reading more from this author.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Read it in one day!!
Anonymous 10 months ago
A real thriller told from several points of view. Lots of breathlessly exciting action. Hard to put down amidst the plot twists!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Loved the book.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Really enjoyed this fast paced novel & didn’t want it to end.
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