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The Threat: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Jonas Saul
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Drake Bellamy doesn't want to break the law.
His mother is dying of cancer and his father has sent him out to purchase medical weed from an unknown dealer. Things go bad fast. During the deal on the fourteenth floor of an apartment building, the dealer disappears, and Drake is stuck in the apartment with a dead woman.
The police are at the door. He has nowhere to go.
On the run from the police and the maniacal killers intent on framing Drake for murder, he must uncover the truth before it is too late.
He discovers there is a reason behind the madness that has become his life. That information takes him back twelve years to when he was hospitalized with a concussion and his fiancée went missing.
The only way out now is to clean up someone else's mess. The only way out is murder.
Drake Bellamy didn't want to break the law, but now he is out for blood.

Editorial Reviews


"You are a powerful writer. This book is the crown jewel of Jonas Saul books to date. My only regret is the five star limit." -Lori Gordon, author of State of Panic

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Product Details

  • File Size: 556 KB
  • Print Length: 251 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Imagine Press Inc. (January 12, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005BYEXQ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,655 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Thrill of The Threat September 1, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is the crown jewel of Jonas Saul books to date. The Threat is a fast paced, gripping read that will leave you on the edge of your seat wanting more. From the opening scene where we first meet Drake Bellamy until the stunning conclusion, tension builds at a perfect pace pulling the reader into the story. A can't miss read you won't regret and won't be able to forget. I couldn't put it down and was sorry when it ended. I don't want to give away any spoilers in the perfectly crafted plot. Suffice to say readers will enjoy the ride and the twists that make this book a page turner. Kudo's to the author. Can't wait for the next one!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fast paced read September 12, 2011
By Fred
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I stumbled across this author by accident I was searching for John Saul and must have fat figured something and this came up and I decided to give it a shot, . I was impressed. The story kept me page turning, it was quick paced. The ending was a little farfetched hence the 4 stars but it was interesting. I don't want to give any spoilers but it was well worth the .99 price...and I am looking forward to reading more of his works!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting story October 8, 2011
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This was my first kindle read book (yes, I have finally entered the digital age!) and it was an enjoyable read. I saw that this order had a fairly solid review rating for his other books, and they are lined up ready for future readings.

It was well written, and had a good pace to it. You could almost feel the frustration and stress of the main character as he realised in a few short hours his life as he knew it had been turned upside down.

recommended for those who like the adventure/action thriller which pulls no punches with underlying menace.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick and exciting! September 25, 2011
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I actually stumbled across this book art the end of another Jonas Saul book I was finished with. The preview chapter made me jump all over this one! I was immediately roped in to the story, and read it in two days time (which for me is really fast). I'm glad this author is a quick and capable writer, because he's quickly finding a place on my top 5!

I hope you decide to read the sample and see for yourself that this book is well worth it. My only wish is that more authors would make their books available quickly while still remaining engaging and exciting!

Jonas Saul is definitely one to keep a close eye on!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love, love, love reading these books!! May 5, 2013
By dwhit
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I have never used so many tremendously positive words to describe Jonas Saul's writing and his books, that I simply feel like a broken record each time I read another one! He is magically talented and I am so glad that I "found" him and his marvelously stories! Unlike some other writers, his story lines, though connected are not repetitive. They simply flow into one another causing you to crave more and more! I hope Mr. Saul writes fast and keeps the fabulous works coming, because I don't know what I'll do without another Jonas Saul MAGNIFICENT creation to look forward to! I promise, you will NOT regret reading a Jonas Saul will be hooked just like I am. Way to Rock It, get back to writing me and all of your other faithful followers another book!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Never disappoints February 18, 2014
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As always, I am disappointed when it comes to the end of a Jonas Saul book. Not because of the content of the book....but because it means I have one less Jonas Saul book to read. Jonas Saul will never disappoint with a bad read.....out of the thousands of books I have read in my lifetime, I can't remember an author I have enjoyed more. Well done Mr. Saul!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book January 28, 2014
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I enjoy books with a lot of violence. Jonas Saul is a master at this kind of story. I will read everything he has written before I'm finished.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Strange Book - But Readable August 28, 2012
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First off you should know that this book ends at the 84% mark on the Kindle. The only complaint I have about reading digital books is not knowing when the end is near and this book caught me off guard.

The book itself was the cliche roller coaster ride in that it was fast paced throughout and never slowed down. I read it in a 24 hour period because I wanted to see where it went next. In the end I thought the premise was pretty dumb. The author built this story around something that left me disappointed. I'm not rushing to read another one by this author but won't rule it out as a possibility in the future... It's just that there are a lot of good books out there and this one is just so-so.
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5.0 out of 5 stars He did it again!
I just cannot get enough of these exciting books by Jonas Saul. Just buy this or any of his other books and you won't be disappointed. Thank you Jonas for yet another awesome book! Read more
Published 17 days ago by Demetrius Robinson
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read! A must have for your Jonas Saul library!
Published 2 months ago by Marla Steverson
5.0 out of 5 stars Ooh another series
Love jonas saul.books they are awesome! Get another book read by jonas, I just fly through these books!
Awesome thank you
Published 4 months ago by michelle schumacher
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 5 months ago by Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars The Threat
The book was as always excellent. Jonas has done it again. Drake had a hard time of it, but it wasn't over. I can't wait to read the next Drake Bellamy book. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Robin McCarty
5.0 out of 5 stars Jonas Saul impresses again!
As always, great book by a great author. Kind of like reading a prequel since i've already made it through all of the Sarah Robert's novels that are out and kind of strange... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Kaydon Kratochwill
5.0 out of 5 stars The threat
Another thriller by Jonas Saul . His characters always overcome impossible odds and win. Always a can't put down read. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Beatrice Jones
3.0 out of 5 stars Confusing book
I didn't think this book was as good as the other books by Jonas Saul even though I had trouble putting it down. It was too illogical.
Published 10 months ago by kylady
5.0 out of 5 stars Jonas Saul is my favorite author. Always stay interested whenever...
Jonas Saul is my favorite author. Always stay interested whenever reading one of his wide variety of books. Read more
Published 10 months ago by J. A. F.
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More About the Author

Meet Jonas Saul, an international bestselling thriller/horror author.

"I have read a lot of Koontz, Patterson, Connelly, Coben ... they were starting to blend together ... in my opinion, Jonas Saul is my favorite author out there." -Reviewer

Jonas Saul's published novels include:

The Sarah Roberts Series:
1. Dark Visions
2. The Warning
3. The Crypt
4. The Hostage (*Featuring Drake Bellamy from The Threat)
5. The Victim (*Featuring Aaron Stevens from The Specter)
6. The Enigma
7. The Vigilante
8. The Rogue (*Featuring Darwin and Rosina Kostas from The Mafia Trilogy in a cameo appearance)
9. Killing Sarah
10. The Antagonist
11. The Redeemed
12. The Haunted
13. The Unlucky
14. The Abandoned (Available for preorder -> Release June 24)
15. The Cartel (Coming Soon)
16. Losing Sarah (Coming Soon)

The Mafia Trilogy (Starring Darwin and Rosina Kostas)
1. The Kill
2. The Blade
3. The Scythe

Standalone Novels
1. The Threat (Starring Drake Bellamy)
2. The Specter (Starring Aaron Stevens)
3. A Murder in Time (Starring Marcus Johnson)

Short Stories
1. The Burning
2. The Numbers Game
3. Trapped
4. Twisted Fate (Tales of Horror)

3-Pack Compilations
Sarah Roberts Series Vol. 1-3
Sarah Roberts Series Vol. 4-6
Sarah Roberts Series Vol. 7-9
Sarah Roberts Series Vol. 10-12
The Mafia Trilogy
The Jonas Saul Thriller Trilogy (The Threat, The Specter, A Murder in Time)

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