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Summary

A space shuttle is destroyed during flight, and the CIA recalls disgraced agent Blaine McCracken to uncover the people responsible. A space shuttle disappears during a routine repair mission, 180 miles above Earth’s surface. An intelligence operative with a dark secret is murdered, his car set ablaze, while he is in the middle of fulfilling a depraved fantasy. And a reporter receives a message from a dying man that suggests the organization responsible may be one of the world’s most prestigious corporations. The government knows just one man who can untangle this mystery: a throwaway on the deactivated list. Exiled to a desk job in Paris for stepping on the wrong toes, Blaine McCracken is a killer—a ruthless pursuer of truth who will let no one, friend or enemy, stand in his way when civilian lives are in danger. McCracken gets results, and his country needs him now more than ever.

©1986 Jon Land (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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Gripping story could not put down kept changing story direction which keeps you booked very enjoyable

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An OK story.....marred by seriously awful narration. Couldn't finish it. Good job it's a freebee!

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disgusting child abuse - no warning - reported.

i could not continue at chapter 2 as there is graphic child abuse. i was shocked that audible has included such content. awful

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Underage sex...

Fair enough if you want to portray someone as a wrongun.... But you don't have to go into quite so much detail regarding 13 Yr old having sex...

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  • Tommy Jordan
  • 30-03-13

Too much coincidence

Great heroes plan their escapes or have a trick or two up their sleeve when things get tough. Not Blaine McCracken. Dumb luck and an indian war tribe pull him out of the fire... yeah, I said indian warriors.. really? I'm all about suspension of disbelief, but this was too much for me to stomach. First book in a long time I wish I'd not purchased.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-05-15

Good Read.

Should have read this book first. looking forward to the nextin the series.

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  • John
  • 10-01-14

Plot is too thin

What disappointed you about The Omega Command?

Plot is too thin. The author leaps from one bad circumstance to another, all of which are obviously contrived

Would you ever listen to anything by Jon Land again?

Doubtful

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  • Jan
  • 20-04-13

A Cartoon

This was a cartoon from the clumsy plotline to the ham-handed reader performance. At first I thought it was so bad it was good, but I finally concluded it was just bad. Been with Audible since '01 or so; this was the second book I didn't finish.

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  • Brenda
  • 17-03-13

Far-fetched and Disappointing

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I felt that the plot lacked depth, credulity and that the characters were for the most part too one dimensional. The protagonist jumps unscathed from one dangerous and impossible situation to another, dodging bullets and outsmarting everyone while leaving death and destruction in his wake. Basically I felt that too many events in the book and their outcome were way over the top and that severed any connection I may have had with the plot and characters.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jon Land again?

Definitely not.

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The narrator came across as unnatural,wooden and unpolished; the pace was choppy and his sense of timing off. A good performance pulls you into the book and makes you feel like a participant in the story; the narrator's' voice tone matches the mood set by the author and captures your imagination. The conversations sound real, not forced (or read) and the accents are believable. To illustrate, narrators that have these qualities in my opinion are George Guidall, Gerard Doyle, John Lee, Samuel Gillies, Kate Reading, Jenny Sterlin, Davina Porter to name but a few.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I think the plot itself had real potential - it is unfortunate that it stretched the bounds of escapist fiction to the point of absurdity. Some of the characters were believable and there was a nice little plot twist towards the end but these were not enough to rescue the story in my opinion.

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