"Here's an espionage novel that not only lends itself to audio, but also is topically current. In this fourth Alex Hawke thriller, reader John Shea turns in an energetic performance that befits the fast-paced action called for by the story. From Amazon country to southern Texas, Hawke, an MI6 officer on special assignment, with Ambrose Congreve, a brilliant Scotland Yard inspector, and Stokely Jones, Hawke's friend, confronts possible attacks by Al Qaeda AND a plausible scenario that pits Mexico against the U.S. in an immigration conflict. Shea's characters, whether Texan, Latino, or Brit, are highly credible and give this thriller a real international flavor. A.L.H. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"