Brass Monkey

The James Acton Thrillers

Book 2
J. Robert Kennedy
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*** FROM USA TODAY & MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY ***

Will a forgotten weapon and an uncontrollable hate unleash the ultimate war?


A nuclear missile, lost during the Cold War, is now in play—the most public spy swap in history, with a gorgeous agent at the center of international attention, triggers the endgame of a corrupt Soviet colonel's 25-year plan. Pursued across the globe by the Russian authorities, including a brutal Spetsnaz unit, those involved will stop at nothing to deliver their weapon and ensure their payday, regardless of the terrifying consequences.

When Laura Palmer confronts a UNICEF group for trespassing on her Egyptian archaeological dig site, she unwittingly stumbles upon the ultimate weapons deal, and becomes entangled in an international conspiracy that sends her lover, Archaeology Professor James Acton, racing to Egypt with the most unlikely of allies, not only to rescue her, but to prevent the start of a holy war that could result in Islam and Christianity wiping each other out.

If you enjoy action-packed thrillers, then don’t miss Brass Monkey, a novel international in scope, certain to offend some, and stimulate debate in others. Brass Monkey, from USA Today and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy, pulls no punches in confronting the conflict between two of the world's most powerful, and divergent, religions, and the terrifying possibilities the future may hold if left unchecked.


Grab your copy of this controversial thriller today, and see why J. Robert Kennedy has been compared to Brown, Cussler, and Rollins.

 

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.”


USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy’s novels are ideal for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Tom Clancy, and James Patterson, and those who enjoy intense action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor and a touch of romance. Readers interested in action adventure, archaeological mysteries, historical fiction, men’s adventure, conspiracies and ancient mysteries, will love the James Acton Thrillers. If spies and espionage is your thing, then check out the CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers for riveting tradecraft action. And for those who prefer the team approach and Special Forces, check out the Delta Force Unleashed series for exciting military thrills. Or maybe you just feel like a mystery? Check out the Detective Shakespeare Mysteries for dark, intense psychological thrillers.

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*** FROM USA TODAY & MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY ***


Abandoned by their government, the Delta Force's Bravo Team fights to not only save themselves and their families, but humanity as well.

Bravo Team is targeted by a madman after one of their own intervenes in a rape. Little do they know this internationally well-respected banker is also a senior member of an organization long thought extinct, whose stated goals for a reshaped world are not only terrifying, but with today's technology, achievable.

As Bravo Team fights for its very survival, they are suspended and left adrift without their support network. To save themselves and their families, markers are called in, former members volunteer their services, and the expertise of two professors, James Acton and his fiancée Laura Palmer, is requested.

It is a race around the globe to save what remains of Bravo Team, as an organization over six centuries old works in the background to destroy them, and all who help them, while it moves forward with plans that could see the world's population decimated in an attempt to recreate Eden.

From USA Today and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy comes The Circle of Eight, another thrilling installment in the internationally bestselling James Acton Thrillers series. In The Circle of Eight, Kennedy is at his best, weaving a tale spanning centuries, and delivering a taut thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from page one until the breathtaking conclusion. If you enjoy action-packed adventures in the style of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you can’t miss this adrenaline fueled thrill-ride.

Get The Circle of Eight today and share in Bravo Team’s grief and thirst for revenge as they are abandoned by their government, though not by their friends…

 

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.”


USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy’s novels are ideal for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Tom Clancy, and James Patterson, and those who enjoy intense action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor and a touch of romance. Readers interested in action adventure, archaeological mysteries, historical fiction, men’s adventure, conspiracies and ancient mysteries, will love the James Acton Thrillers. If spies and espionage is your thing, then check out the CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers for riveting tradecraft action. And for those who prefer the team approach and Special Forces, check out the Delta Force Unleashed series for exciting military thrills. Or maybe you just feel like a mystery? Check out the Detective Shakespeare Mysteries for dark, intense psychological thrillers. 


*** FROM USA TODAY & MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY ***


Titanic's final victims have yet to die!

When Archaeology Professor James Acton is contacted about a painting thought to have been lost with the sinking of the Titanic, he is inadvertently drawn into a century old conspiracy an ancient organization known as The Assembly will stop at nothing to keep secret.

It’s a race against time to discover what really happened the night the Titanic sank, and to stop a ruthless assassin determined to kill anyone exposed to the shocking truth.

A century old conspiracy, torn from actual survivors’ accounts, is laid bare in the most exciting James Acton thriller yet. From USA Today and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy comes the next installment of the internationally bestselling series, uniting all your favorite characters in an adventure filled with action, intrigue, romance, and laughs. If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you’ll love this heart wrenching tale.

Get your copy of Sins of the Titanic today, where hearts will be broken, the innocent will die, but the truth will finally be revealed of what happened the night Titanic sank. 


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.”


USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy’s novels are ideal for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Tom Clancy, and James Patterson, and those who enjoy intense action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor and a touch of romance. Readers interested in action adventure, archaeological mysteries, historical fiction, men’s adventure, conspiracies and ancient mysteries, will love the James Acton Thrillers. If spies and espionage is your thing, then check out the CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers for riveting tradecraft action. And for those who prefer the team approach and Special Forces, check out the Delta Force Unleashed series for exciting military thrills. Or maybe you just feel like a mystery? Check out the Detective Shakespeare Mysteries for dark, intense psychological thrillers. 


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J. Robert Kennedy
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Sep 1, 2011
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304
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9781466218154
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English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Military
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / War & Military
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*** FROM USA TODAY & MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY ***

Will a secret desperately hidden for over one thousand years by the Roman Catholic Church finally be revealed?

When a priest is found beaten to death inside the Vatican, the new Pope doesn't know who he can trust, and calls in outside help. When they disappear, those sent to inform His Holiness find him missing as well, the only clue a secret chest presented to each new Pope on the eve of their election, since the beginning of the Church.

Archaeology Professors James Acton and Laura Palmer are called to Rome to examine the chest and its forbidden contents, but before they arrive, they are intercepted by an organization older than the Church, demanding the professors retrieve an item stolen in ancient Judea in exchange for the lives of their friends.

It is the most infamous kidnapping in history, set against the backdrop of a two-thousand-year-old battle pitting ancient foes with diametrically opposed agendas.

From USA Today and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy comes Broken Dove, another entry in the action-packed smash hit James Acton Thrillers series, where Kennedy reveals a secret concealed by the Church for almost 1200 years, and a fascinating interpretation of what the real reason behind the denials might be. If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you’ll love this thrilling tale of archaeological intrigue. 

Get Broken Dove today to discover the Church’s most shocking secret, and how far they’ll go to keep it.

 


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.”


USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy’s novels are ideal for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Tom Clancy, and James Patterson, and those who enjoy intense action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor and a touch of romance. Readers interested in action adventure, archaeological mysteries, historical fiction, men’s adventure, conspiracies and ancient mysteries, will love the James Acton Thrillers. If spies and espionage is your thing, then check out the CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers for riveting tradecraft action. And for those who prefer the team approach and Special Forces, check out the Delta Force Unleashed series for exciting military thrills. Or maybe you just feel like a mystery? Check out the Detective Shakespeare Mysteries for dark, intense psychological thrillers.

*** BOOK #1 OF THE MILLION-SELLING SERIES ON SALE NOW! ***

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 Brown, Clive 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.”


USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy’s novels are ideal for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Tom Clancy, and James Patterson, and those who enjoy intense action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor and a touch of romance. Readers interested in action adventure, archaeological mysteries, historical fiction, men’s adventure, conspiracies and ancient mysteries, will love the James Acton Thrillers. If spies and espionage is your thing, then check out the CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers for riveting tradecraft action. And for those who prefer the team approach and Special Forces, check out the Delta Force Unleashed series for exciting military thrills. Or maybe you just feel like a mystery? Check out the Detective Shakespeare Mysteries for dark, intense psychological thrillers.

“Dylan Kane leaves James Bond in his dust!”

USA TODAY and BARNES & NOBLE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR • “A MASTER STORYTELLER” • OVER 800,000 BOOKS SOLD • OVER 3,000 FIVE STAR REVIEWS

WHO DO YOU TRUST WHEN YOUR COUNTRY TURNS AGAINST ITSELF?

America is in crisis. Dozens of terrorist attacks have killed or injured thousands, and worse, every single attack appears to have been committed by an American citizen in the name of Islam.

A stolen experimental F-35 Lightning II is discovered by CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane in China, delivered by an American soldier reported dead years ago in exchange for a chilling promise.

Chinese Special Forces Officer Lee Fang overhears a conversation that sends her running for her life with information about a threat to America so great, it might be powerless to stop it.

And Chris Leroux is forced to watch as his girlfriend, Sherrie White, is tortured on camera, under orders to not interfere, her continued suffering providing intel too valuable to sacrifice.

From USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy comes a disturbing action thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seat as they try to unravel the truth along with Kane, Leroux and Delta Team-Bravo as they question their own beliefs, their own government, and their own country.

Available Dylan Kane Thrillers:

Rogue Operator, Containment Failure, Cold Warriors, Death to America, Black Widow, The Agenda, Retribution



USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy’s novels are ideal for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Tom Clancy, and James Patterson, and those who enjoy intense action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor and a touch of romance. Readers interested in action adventure, archaeological mysteries, historical fiction, men’s adventure, conspiracies and ancient mysteries, will love the James Acton Thrillers. If spies and espionage is your thing, then check out the CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers for riveting tradecraft action. And for those who prefer the team approach and Special Forces, check out the Delta Force Unleashed series for exciting military thrills. Or maybe you just feel like a mystery? Check out the Detective Shakespeare Mysteries for dark, intense psychological thrillers.

*** FROM USA TODAY & MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR J. ROBERT KENNEDY ***


The church helped destroy the Templars.
Will a twist of fate let them get their revenge 700 years later?

A construction accident leads to a stunning discovery—an ancient tomb containing four Templar Knights, long forgotten, on the grounds of the Vatican. Not knowing whom they can trust, the Vatican requests Archaeology Professors James Acton and Laura Palmer examine the find, but what they discover, a precious Islamic relic lost during the Crusades, triggers a series of events that shake the entire world, pitting the two greatest religions against each other.

Join Acton and his friends, including the Delta Force's Bravo Team, as they race against time to defuse a global crisis that could quickly devolve into all-out war, the likes of which the world has never seen.

At risk is nothing less than the Vatican itself, and the rock upon which it was built.

From USA TODAY and million copy bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy comes The Templar's Relic, another entry in the smash hit James Acton Thrillers series, where once again Kennedy takes history and twists it to his own ends, resulting in a heart pounding thrill-ride filled with action, suspense, humor, and heartbreak. If you enjoy fast-paced adventures in the style of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, then you’ll love this action-packed archaeological thriller. 

Get The Templar's Relic today, and discover how an ancient relic protected by one Templar could ultimately destroy the Roman Catholic Church!


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.”


USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy’s novels are ideal for fans of Dan Brown, Clive Cussler, James Rollins, Tom Clancy, and James Patterson, and those who enjoy intense action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor and a touch of romance. Readers interested in action adventure, archaeological mysteries, historical fiction, men’s adventure, conspiracies and ancient mysteries, will love the James Acton Thrillers. If spies and espionage is your thing, then check out the CIA Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers for riveting tradecraft action. And for those who prefer the team approach and Special Forces, check out the Delta Force Unleashed series for exciting military thrills. Or maybe you just feel like a mystery? Check out the Detective Shakespeare Mysteries for dark, intense psychological thrillers.

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