The Protocol: A James Acton Thriller, Book #1

· The James Acton Thrillers Book 1 · J. Robert Kennedy
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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 BrownClive 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…

About the James Acton Thrillers:


★★★★★ "James Acton: A little bit of Jack Bauer and Indiana Jones!"


The James Acton Thrillers series and its spin-offs, the Special Agent Dylan Kane Thrillers and the Delta Force Unleashed Thrillers, have sold over one million copies. If you love non-stop action and intrigue with a healthy dose of humor, try James Acton today!


★★★★★ “A great blend of history and current headlines.”



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. Into the Templars? Then the Templar Detective Thrillers are for you!

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250 reviews
Gillian Mascis
May 30, 2024
Excellent! !! I just couldn't put the book down and finished it in 1 go from beginning to end. 1st time I read your book and I will definitely be reading your books forward. I like the storyline and writing style. Full of suspence, intrique and excitement. Looooved it!!!!
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Smilez76 Sotelo
October 24, 2019
I love it when I come across a good book even more so a thriller. The Protocol is a must have it is filled with action and the suspense keeps you guessing you're glued to the pages. This book is my first time read for J. Robert Kennedy I must say awesome job. I enjoyed so much I've bought the next two books that follow soon to have entire series. If you have yet to read this book or are curious well I say, " You will not be disappointed".
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Audriana Houser
October 20, 2018
Combination of Nancy Drew, Indiana Jones and the A Team ... superficial characters interacting in a ripped off Da Vinci Code setting. Married to a retired service member, living near Fort Bragg, acknowledging possibilities was vicarious, but improbable, unless one believes in the Anon Q .
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About the author

With over one million books sold, award winning and USA Today bestselling author J. Robert Kennedy has been ranked by Amazon as the #1 Bestselling Action Adventure novelist based upon combined sales. He is a full-time writer and the author of over 45 international bestsellers including the smash hit James Acton Thrillers. He’s married, has an adult daughter, and is likely hard at work on his next book.

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