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- Print Length: 431 pages
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- Publication Date: October 17, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075R35B5J
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,876 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Sam Jardine is once again being called in to negotiate a monumental deal. Known by many as a gifted yet quirky negotiator, Jardine is known for getting the job done. His sense of morals and ethical behavior presents him as naïve but he is far smarter and all too often underestimated by most.
Jardine is asked to negotiate a deal that enmeshes him into a battle with a secret organization of men who are willing to sacrifice the environment for greed and political gain while also dealing with terrorists. In the end, Jardine must make hard decisions that could spin the world into global catastrophic financial and environmental disasters. All the while keeping a promise to an ancient one and trying to save his brother, Jack.
Christopher Hepworth is a masterful storyteller weaving complex situations by placing Jardine in unnerving encounters and non-stop action. Hepworth creates a realistic plot with believable and strong characters. I have admired Hepworth for his repeated use of strong female characters.
This is not a book that one can put down once started; Hepworth is enthralling and unexpected. His clever plot twists are flawless and his understanding of human nature is frighteningly accurate. One cannot read this and walk away from it unscathed, you will be haunted by it!
I enjoyed each of Hepworth's books immensely and look forward to Sam Jardine's next adventure!
The Last Oracle is the third in the Sam Jardine crime thrillers series of books by Christopher Hepworth. Set some time after the close of the Wulff Agenda, negotiator Sam Jardine has now joined the Daingerfield Oil company. Led by the often-brutal oil magnate Rex Daingerfield, Sam finds himself paired with his daughter Sienna in a bid for the fracking company to expand into renewable energy. Sam accompanies Sienna to Egypt as she resumes her post as the “Oracle of Sehkmet” while he is to head up the new solar division of Daingerfield. Aided by a beautiful, well connected executive, Sam attempts to keep the fledgling company afloat but learns that this may not be easy. When a group of engineers in his employ are attacked and annihilated by radical Islamic terrorists, Sam finds himself rescued and nursed back to health by the Oracle. While under Sienna’s care, Sam learns how close the Earth is to an environmental crisis and vows to help her stop it, even if this means opposing his employer’s fracking operations. As Sam undertakes this task he quickly learns that this will involve confronting terrorists, corrupt politicians and a shadow society all seeking to stop him to further their own agendas.
This latest installment in Sam Jardine’s world is packed with action from start to finish. While this is the third book in the series and having only previously read “The Sleepwalker Legacy” it was not hard to fill in any blanks that may have been found in the story along the way. Christopher Hepworth does a great job tailoring these novels to be read as either stand-alone reads or part of a much bigger series. In “The Last Oracle”, Sam finds himself in impossible situations and exotic places. As he traveled from the U.S. to Egypt, Greenland and Canada on his mission to stop an environmental calamity, Sam struck me as a modern day “Indiana Jones” with possibly a dash of “James Bond” tossed in for good measure. The addition of the ancient Egyptian goddess Sekhmet and Sienna as her oracle added an element of mysticism to the narrative that provided a perfect opposition to the extremist element that was also present. The further I got into this book, the more I wondered whether Sam and ultimately the Earth would survive. No matter what your views are on the current issue of climate change, “The Last Oracle” will provide a thrilling read that may leave you with a different perception than you initially had. After reading “The Last Oracle” it will be interesting to see what new ventures and adventures await Sam Jardine in the next chapter of this series.
I loved this story and couldn't wait to find out how the looming financial and environmental crises would be resolved.
This one deserves more stars than I could assign it.
As with the first two in this series this was a wonderful thriller. You do not have to read them first but a would recommend it only because you will enjoy them as much as this book.
The author does a wonderful job of weaving a story together combining the current problems of climate change, Terrorism, and Egyptian mystique. This is a very exciting read. Like the first two books in this series you do not want to stop reading. The story just pulls you in. The book is dealing with some serious problems of today and the future but the author lightened it up with some humor and romance thrown in.
This was a great read!
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