"Jim Frangione's crisp baritone adds to the tautness of this conspiracy thriller. He confidently takes the listener through a plot involving a mysterious Siberian cave, the Russian mob, assassination attempts, car chases, and a shadowy business tycoon. Ry O'Malley, a former special-ops officer whose father's past is the gateway to understanding the powers of the cave, undertakes to protect Zoe, who also has involvement with the cave. Frangione's perfectly paced reading suits the action, and he consistently pronounces the names smoothly and uses accents complementary to the characters. Vocal changes are so natural that it's easy to forget that Frangione is the sole narrator. The ending is predictable, but the presentation is wonderful. S.C.A. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"