- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 10, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1480289574
- ISBN-13: 978-1480289574
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,791,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Ares File: The Michael Prentiss Stories Paperback – November 10, 2012
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More About the Author
Following a period at home to care for his youngest son he wrote his first spy novel, Assassin's Run, in 2011 - the first of the Michael Prentiss stories which chronicles how a young man about to join the British Army is reluctantly drawn into the shadowy world of espionage and assassination.
All 5 novels in the Michael Prentiss series, Assassin's Run, The Ares File, Personal Retributions, Rules of the Game and At All Costs are also available in both Kindle edition and paperback.
Top Customer Reviews
They're so convoluted, with so many characters, I started having a hard time keeping everyone straight.
Also, it takes too long to get going.
The Ares file is lost in the plot.
Without spoiling the plot, the conflict concerns a minor character from the first book who has now come up in the world and wants to make sure his involvement in the earlier scandal doesn't become public knowledge. As usual French works magic with character development. We see this rather weak, unsure individual slowly develop into an arrogant monster willing to destroy anything and anyone, including what he once loved most, for personal glory.
Michael Prentiss is one of several individuals dragged into a deadly game of cat an mouse with a hired killer--a fabulously psychopathic creation by the way. Can the good guys stay alive long enough to neutralize the threat and root out the person pulling the strings? The plot twists and coils, taking the reader across the United Kingdom, to France, the U.S. and beyond, all at breakneck pacing.
As good as Assassin's Run was, I liked The Ares File even more. When I read the first book, it was falling in love with young Michael Prentiss--following his coming of age and loss of innocence--that grabbed and held me. This time around, Michael Prentiss (as sympathetic and "human" as ever) doesn't appear until the story has already begun unfolding. This says something about the growth and development of the author. His main character is not holding up the entire fictional universe.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A must read for anyone that enjoys this genre. I am going to purchase the rest of the series to read at my leisure. Which to follow the rest of the main characters fictional lives.Published 17 months ago by Ken chalk
I started reading book 2 as soon as I was done with the first book. I have to get book 3 stat!Published on September 1, 2013 by Diana Sebzda
The Ares File hooked me from the first chapter. A real thriller and page turner with a plausible plot and characters. Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by Avid Mystery Reader