Title: Audio Assault
Author: Jeff Adams
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Release Date: November 27th 2018
Page Count: 190 pages
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Theo Reese is just like any other seventeen-year-old—with one small exception.
This summer all he wants is to spend time with his boyfriend, Eddie, and work on his MIT research project. His parents have other plans.
An old friend needs the help of Theo’s family. Oliver Glenwood is an ’80s music star who runs his own label. His wife and his daughter, Sofia, now a chart topper herself, are the targets of kidnappers. Oliver hopes they can eliminate whoever is behind the threat.
When Theo uncovers an even more insidious plot, the covert agency the Reeses work for, Tactical Operational Support, swoops into action.
Song files have been modified to steal personal data from devices and emit a tone that drives listeners into a homicidal rage. Theo and his parents race against the clock to stop this mysterious enemy from releasing the music on an unsuspecting populace and causing worldwide chaos.
Just when Theo thinks the mission couldn’t be more complicated, Eddie shows up in New York looking to hang out with his boyfriend.
No one ever said being a teenage secret agent would be easy.
I loved it. It was a great read. I had some expectations, but they were surpassed by far. It was full of action, more than the previous instalments, and the twists the plot took were so unexpected and exciting that I just couldn’t put it down.
I was thinking on the reasons why I liked the previous books. I liked the action and mystery but that wasn’t it. What I liked the most on those, were the family interactions and how sweet Theo and Eddie were together. I missed some of that in this book. Is not that it lack those moments, but there were significantly fewer. It has a strong plot. It centers more in field works, which make it very fast paced and so thrilling that It was a fantastic experience.
Theo’s emotions was one of the things I loved the most about the book. The constant fight between his job and his desire to just being a normal teenager and being able to enjoy things with his boyfriend. It was very easy to get in touch with his feelings, which make some events so heartbreaking. Another things that I loved about the book is how much love and support there was between the characters.
I know there will be more of this series in the future and I just can’t wait to keep reading more about Theo and Eddie. Overall it was an amazing book. I would recommend it to anyone who likes mystery, action and YA. Beware it is a part of a series and it will not work as a stand-alone.