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THE EXPLOSIVE, THRILLING NEW BEN HOPE ADVENTURE FROM THE TOP 10 BESTSELLING AUTHORA BRUTAL MURDERWhile secretly researching the bizarre discoveries of Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla many years earlier, physicist Claudine Pommier becomes the victim of a remorseless and cruel murderer who breaks into her Parisian apartment. Is he just a serial killer, or is there more to herTHE EXPLOSIVE, THRILLING NEW BEN HOPE ADVENTURE FROM THE TOP 10 BESTSELLING AUTHORA BRUTAL MURDERWhile secretly researching the bizarre discoveries of Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla many years earlier, physicist Claudine Pommier becomes the victim of a remorseless and cruel murderer who breaks into her Parisian apartment. Is he just a serial killer, or is there more to her death than the Paris cops believe?A SCIENTIST ON THE RUNMaverick American biologist Dr Roberta Ryder receives a mysterious letter from her friend Claudine and travels to Paris to see her, only to learn of her shocking death. Before she knows it, Roberta becomes the target of ruthless men with a deadly agenda that only the letter can unmask. She’s alone and vulnerable. But she knows someone – the only someone – who can help her.A PLOT TO KILL MILLIONSBen Hope, ex-SAS soldier and Roberta’s old flame, now trying to retire to a life of peace with his fiancée Brooke, suddenly finds his life turned upside down by Roberta’s sudden arrival in England. She needs his help; he can’t turn her down. In a frantic race to Paris and halfway around the world, Ben and Roberta battle to uncover the mystery of Claudine’s research, with the killers just half a step behind. In the process they uncover a global conspiracy that will claim the lives of millions of people… unless Ben can stop it.BEN HOPE is one of the most celebrated action adventure heroes in British fiction and Scott Mariani is the author of numerous bestsellers. Join the ever-growing legion of readers who get breathless with anticipation when the countdown to the new Ben Hope thriller begins…...

Title : The Nemesis Program
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ISBN : 9780007398461
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 434 Pages
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The Nemesis Program Reviews

  • Matt
    2019-01-24 04:53

    Just when series fans are likely prepared for Scott Mariani to run out of ideas, Ben Hope emerges in yet another life path, prepared (yet again!) to settle down. Having left Le Val and his training facility in his past, Hope has settled in nicely at the vicarage and serving in the accompanying capacity. Convinced that he ought to finish his theology studies, Hope is also preparing to marry Brooke Marcel after their harrowing proposal in the Peruvian jungles. A few days before the nuptials, Hope and his son, Jude, are busy working on the property when they are visited by an American. However, this is not just any American, but scientist Roberta Ryder, a former flame of Hope’s (from the beginning of the series). She tells of how her close friend in the scientific community, Claudine Pommier, has been murdered. Paris authorities feel that she is the latest victim of a serial killer, but Ryder is not convinced. She uses her wiles and persuasive arguments to convince Hope to follow her to Paris to help investigate. Hope has no bones asserting his decision on Brooke, who protests this gallivanting behaviour, especially this close to the wedding. Refusing to listen, Hope dashes off with Ryder and makes plans to investigate further. While being attacked by a handful of henchmen, Hope learns that there must be something more than a simple murder at play here. Ryder explains more about Pommier’s research into some of the scientific discoveries of Nicola Tesla, who was at work on experiments using energy waves. The Serbian had also begun work on a weapon of sorts that utilised these ideas. Pommier knew secrets related to the weapon that many would either like for themselves, or out of the hands of others. Working with Ryder to locate the other scientist in whom Pommier confides, they head to Sweden, only to learn just how devastating Tesla’s invention could be, if put in the hands of the wrong people. Hope and Ryder must work together to get their hands on Tesla’s research and prototypes, which were confiscated upon his death in the 1940s by the American Government. However, nothing is as easy as it seems, especially with a branch of the US Government working hard to develop a weapon of mass destruction. Victor Craine is at the head of this and Hope must stop him, before the world order shifts permanently. Another wonderful thriller by Mariani, which pushes the Ben Hope character in new and troubling directions. Series fans will surely enjoy this next instalment in the series, though Hope’s troubling behaviour will surely leave some less than impressed with the protagonist.As I continue my Ben Hope binge, I have come to see much growth and development in the narratives, as well as with the protagonist. Mariani works hard to keep each story unique, though there is still the ‘save the world man’ inherent in the Ben Hope persona. Hope takes his personal life and tries to reinvent himself, though seems weak in his attempts, as he is derailed by a simple plea from a damsel in distress. How he is able to easily to push aside his latest ‘love of my life’ seems problematic, especially in the face of strong criticism by his own son and sister. Mariani uses this novel to draw on a number of the characters that have entered Hope’s life and offers them a part, even if it is only a small role. Returning to historical science, Mariani leads readers down an interesting path and presents a thriller around the ‘what if’ possibilities. Dedicated series fans will likely enjoy something with a little more meat, based on history, as the narrative take some literary freedoms to strengthen its foundation. However, there is a niggling issue that I have wanted to address for a while. I admit, this is fiction and so the reader ought to suspend their beliefs in some form, but Hope seems to always have oodles of money whenever he needs it, cached away in a million spots. I can only imagine that his diamond-encrusted four poster bed awaits him in a future novel. It seems he can always fly to the far corners of the world and just HAPPENS to have tons of cash for anything at the drop of a hat. There, rant over. Bring on the tenth novel!Kudos, Mr. Mariani for keeping me entertained throughout. I am grateful to have found this series and love how things are developing.Love/hate the review? An ever-growing collection of others appears at: http://pecheyponderings.wordpress.com/

  • Susana789
    2019-02-13 06:34

    Tak aj na Bena Hopa padla doba postracionálna v podobe tajnej korporácie ktorá samozrejme nebojuje za celosvetový mier. Škoda, predchádzajúci diel sa výborne rozbehol. Dúfam, že Benov osud autor nevidí v boji proti tajným spolkom.

  • Gav451
    2019-01-28 05:56

    Well where to begin? This was recommended to my by my mother who is a big reader.She suggested I could read them out of order and it would not matter. I'm not certain that is the case and I do have more of this series to read. It may be that the impact has been weakened by my going out of order, I'km not sure yet.I am all for a good high action lone wolf tale but like Robert Ludlum novels, if you read too many in a row you can start to tire. Now I have read far more Lee Childs books than these and those I find engaging but with these there were niggles. These might be because I am out of order but here are the reasons why I only gave this 2 stars3 books in and there are some tropes which could do with a rest. The Ex-beau damsel in distress which he helps but insists on following along could be parked for a while. Some of the side missions might be interesting to read about.Some of the action in the book has a real 'made for the movies feel' to it. While it would look great on the screen there were a number of moments where credibility was stretched so thin it took me out of the storyToo many all powerful organisations and they appear to me going down a hint too readily. The stories are good enough to just be about survival, it does not need the extra level of threat t be present all of the time.Its not a terrible book, I read it quickly and to the end. It certainly is a page turner but the presence of the same tropes and the extreme action did make my suspension of disbelief more difficult to maintain at times.I'll keep going, I could be entirely wrong. Perhaps a break or a different type of book is what I need.

  • Valerie
    2019-02-06 05:57

    Just finished this great book courtesy of Goodreads and am now going to do some reading up on Tesla! This truly shocking, easy to believe story gripped me from the outset and I loved the thrills and spills that Ben Hope gets himself into. I've not read anything of Scott Mariani's before but I shall certainly add him to my "go to" pile. The writing is fast paced and slick and any fans of the conspiracy type of books will love this.

  • Andrew
    2019-02-02 02:03

    Another very good book in the Ben Hope Series. Just when you felt he was settling down, his life is thrown in turmoil once again and he goes racing off around the world in search of a Doomsday weapon.

  • Janet Pywell
    2019-02-05 08:50

    Fast paced and action packed. Slightly far-fetched like James Bond. Plenty of excitement and fights and any normal human being would be dead by page 20! But good fun. Pure escapism.

  • Mel Horne
    2019-02-10 02:45

    I enjoy a good Ben Hope adventure but this was just a little too unbelievable and whacky , wish the story had been more reasonable .

  • Pen
    2019-02-20 06:55

    Meh. Too much time spent on gunfights and other mayhem and not enough on the story. Enjoyed the others in the series, this one, not so much.

  • Giuseppe Ruotolo
    2019-02-21 04:52

    Ben Hope is my favourite action hero. I have all the books. Why 3 stars?This book is about Ben chasing some villains who control what happens when the Earth goes through tsunamis, earthquakes and the likes. Basically not all of these occur naturally, there some kind of New World Order that causes these disasters for political reasons. Without giving much away the scientist Nikola Tesla has something to to with this. I have no great objection with that.My main gripe was that, having read all the books so far, I found myself thinking that, in a couple of instances, Scott Mariani had placed Ben in some situations where I was thinking "How is he going to get him out of that one?" Well, groan, he does. But then he has to or we wouldn't have Ben Hope. May be a bit more believable next time, Scott. Now the endorsement on the back cover. " Scott Mariani is an awesome writer" By that literary genius Chris(Little did he know that in two hours, he would be dead)Kuzneski. As I don't rate Kuz I thought "Ah that kind of spoils it before I start." Then inside the book some idiot put "I rate Scott Mariani right up there with Chris("Little did she know that she held in her hands a secret that could destroy history) Kuzneski. All I am goind to add before I go is...GOLD and LEAD.

  • Terence M
    2019-02-06 03:42

    Audiobook - 11:44 hours - Narrator: William Rycroft3.5 stars out of 5.0After two DNF's in a row, I am glad I chose Ben Hope #9, The Nemesis Program, for my next audiobook. The plot was a bit far-fetched, in fact the whole story was quite zany, but as a light entertainment, the book was very enjoyable. Scott Mariani writes well, with short chapters pretty much full of action and touches of suspense. I don't think the story was quite up to scratch compared with most of the previous novels in the series, hence the 3.5 stars are not rounded up, but I look forward to listening to the next in the series, "The Forgotten Holocaust".

  • Pam Boulton
    2019-02-06 01:59

    The best yet?!! The description of the motorway crash and Ben's evasive driving was so believable that I felt as exhausted as the characters. Scott's knowledge of geography and history are so impressive that I cannot put his books down. As the tension ramps up I find myself reading more quickly until as an elderly lady I feel quite exhausted. Just about to start reading book 10 now that I have my breath back. An excellent thriller!!

  • Mrs A. J. Turbfield
    2019-02-15 02:49

    This slightly unbelievable tale reminded me of the cowboys of my youth.WhO always. Survived the most horrendous and outrageous circumstances. Against all odds. But it so much more enjoyable and better than killing off the heroes. I really enjoy the live to fight another day mentality of this exciting author. Better to be an injured survivor than. A dead hero.

  • Sandy Adams
    2019-02-19 04:36

    Hold on ....it's quite a ride!Nothing is ever quite what anyone would call normal for Ben. Set to settle down, a past love calls on him for help and while he wants to resist, he simply must do what he does best. A believable albeit frightening scenario pulls the reader into another wild ride.

  • Abby
    2019-02-04 05:57

    Quite exciting, haven’t read any of the prequels but scene set and understood character relationships quickly and easily. Felt that didn’t quite finish and next book (which I probably won’t read) would continue the story. Swapped this book on hotel foyer bookshelf.

  • Trena
    2019-01-26 01:35

    great action book

  • Ros Burrage
    2019-02-11 00:51

    OMG Ben is going soft. I don't like it. Stop it immediately.

  • Barbara Bewick
    2019-01-27 04:46

    Cannot put the books written by Scott Mariani down, gotta keep reading. Fantastic Reads.

  • Barry Johnson
    2019-02-02 00:59

    Entertaining fast read

  • Darren
    2019-01-26 08:34

    Hmmmm, I read the reviews of this book and also the critical appraisals of Mr Mariani's other works and have to say I've been left with a feeling that I've been slightly cheated. The book is written in a flowing and easily absorbed manner and has been described as reading like a Hollywood movie. I would agree with that last sentiment and if you like those ubiquitous Hollywood action movies then I have no doubt this would appeal to you. My issue is that I'm not a particular fan of films like that. I find them sterile of invention, cliched and unbelievable. Characters tend to be one dimensional with attributes that would be more properly found between the pages of Marvel or DC. Inescapable situations present themselves and our main characters find a means (or an undiscovered passage, new fangled gizmo, forgotten weapon) to avoid almost certain death. Or, if that seems like it may not provide the "excitement" sought by simply changing fundamental laws of physics so that they don't apply to the Good Guys seems to do. It just seems to me that those characters have a level of luck or other virtuous qualities that I don't and I find it difficult to relate to that person on any tangible level.And that's my main issue with this book; it's believability and the degree to which I was able to empathise with Ben Hope. If you liked Commando or Cobra or any of those other "tough guy" movies then you'll probably like this. If you're a big fan of James Bond and take no issue with the persistent stupidity of Dr Blow-The-Man-With-The-Golden-Gun in not disposing of Mr Bond in a manner more acquainted with a criminal mastermind and psychopathic killer then again, this book is for you. If you prefer the dialogue exemplified by Schwarzenegger in such classics as "Kindergarden Cop", "Red Heat" or "Commando" then you will lap this up.For me though, I like characters I can believe in. Characters that I can relate to. I just don't buy in to the ability of one man to fly planes, helicopters, tanks, or any other vehicle that may be required for the purposes of escape or disposing of someone with a level of skill absent in even the most proficient exponents. I can't accept the arrival of some device or implement just at the moment preceding almost certain death. I just don't understand why the Bad Guy won't just shoot the Good Guy in the head when he has the chance as opposed to entering into extended dialogue or putting together some convoluted method of execution that merely provides the opportunity for escape. Finally, and this really grates on me, I just don't like dialogue that appears to be incongruous with the character and the situation. I mean, having witnessed the brutal slaying of any number of NPC's, would any normal person have inclination to make some flippant, humorous quip to underline the death and destruction? The writing is neat, flowing and easily absorbed. I'm just not into this sort of thing. Keep me excited, introduce conspiracy theories and evils plans. Just keep the characters and situations real.

  • Book Addict Shaun
    2019-02-20 07:46

    I'm writing this review minutes after finishing the book and my heart is still beating furiously. I feel like I've just been part of a movie, in book form! When I was asked if I'd like to review this book on my blog I was a bit apprehensive, it's book nine in a series. I was assured however it could be read as a standalone. Even so, despite the book being new to me, it's book nine to everyone else and I was wondering if Scott could write a book as good as the reviews for his previous books have been. Well, if this book is anything to go by I am getting my hands on his previous work ASAP!I have wanted to get back into this genre of books for a long time after a bad experience with a certain author put me off them. I find with books like this it's almost impossible to discuss the plot beyond what the blurb tells us, which in this case is quite a lot! I was gripped from the off and the book started as it meant to go on! No sooner had I been introduced to Ben than he was getting shot at in a park. Mariani doesn't spend ages going over previous plots but tells us enough about Ben for new readers to understand him. After eight books he is battered, bruised and tired and settling down to become a Priest and get married to Brooke. Then into his life comes an ex in the form of Roberta who is seeking his help into why her friend was murdered in her Paris apartment. I sometimes think the plots in these sorts of books are too clever for me, but this one wasn't hard to keep track of at all. And in fact the actual idea behind it wasn't hard to imagine and it's pretty scary to think that something like this could happen in real life. Brooke is less than happy about Ben jetting off around the world and she basically tells him not to bother coming back. Once Ben off for Paris the action did not let up and it was one hell of a roller coaster ride straight to the end of the book. The last 200 pages especially I could hear my heart beating through my chest. Mariani certainly knows how to keep a reader hooked and how to tell a brilliant story. The death toll is high and the action scenes are fantastic, real heart in your mouth stuff. Just when you think things can't get any worse for Ben and Roberta, they obviously do and I enjoyed every minute of it. Incredibly well researched and brilliantly written this is one of the best thrillers I have read in a long time. Despite a ton of review books I'm definitely going to be picking up another Ben Hope thriller very soon and devouring it in a day as I did with this. Any recommendations on which one are welcome!

  • Stefan Ingram
    2019-02-11 04:35

    I'm writing this review minutes after finishing the book and my heart is still beating furiously. I feel like I've just been part of a movie, in book form! When I was asked if I'd like to review this book on my blog I was a bit apprehensive, it's book nine in a series. I was assured however it could be read as a standalone. Even so, despite the book being new to me, it's book nine to everyone else and I was wondering if Scott could write a book as good as the reviews for his previous books have been. Well, if this book is anything to go by I am getting my hands on his previous work ASAP!I have wanted to get back into this genre of books for a long time after a bad experience with a certain author put me off them. I find with books like this it's almost impossible to discuss the plot beyond what the blurb tells us, which in this case is quite a lot! I was gripped from the off and the book started as it meant to go on! No sooner had I been introduced to Ben than he was getting shot at in a park. Mariani doesn't spend ages going over previous plots but tells us enough about Ben for new readers to understand him. After eight books he is battered, bruised and tired and settling down to become a Priest and get married to Brooke. Then into his life comes an ex in the form of Roberta who is seeking his help into why her friend was murdered in her Paris apartment.I sometimes think the plots in these sorts of books are too clever for me, but this one wasn't hard to keep track of at all. And in fact the actual idea behind it wasn't hard to imagine and it's pretty scary to think that something like this could happen in real life. Brooke is less than happy about Ben jetting off around the world and she basically tells him not to bother coming back.

  • Amina
    2019-02-09 05:01

    Si on n'est pas contre un peu de violence. Je sens que je suis bien partie pour une série de Mariani.

  • Alex
    2019-01-28 05:43

    Disclaimer: I received this book free from Goodreads givaways.I have never read a Ben Hope book before, but despite this I do not think that it was necessary to know the complete back story of the characters to enjoy this book. I easily jumped right into the plot and did not find that I was missing anything because of this.However, while I may not have missed anything from a plot perspective, I found that I did not fully engage with the characters and found it hard to care about a love triangle or the personal live of the protagonist. This may have been due to my missing background knowledge or my own problems with the book.Don't get me wrong, this a very solid novel and has enough twists to keep you interested. However, it just didn't click with my and I found the various twists unsurprising. When I read a book I usually get so involved with the plot and with the characters that I have a hard time putting it down long enough to get the necessary sleep that all people need. But this time I found that I was easily distracted and just not all that interested with the fate of our hero's.Now I'm sure that there are many people who will disagree with me and I'm sure that fans of the series will love it and claim that I haven't given it a fair chance. But I always try to give an honest opinion and I'm afraid this just isn't the book for me.

  • Hilary. Mccarthy
    2019-02-09 03:33

    Excellent read . Fast moving action adventure with an interesting character Ben Hope .Page turner and makes you want to read more books in the series Great

  • Bev Taylor
    2019-01-31 00:59

    a ben hope mystery a high stakes global conspiracy and only one man has the power to stop it a brilliant scientist is found murdered in her paris apt. they day before she sent identical letters to 2 people. one of these was roberta and she calls on ben, an ex sas major, now running his own training centre in france, though taking a back seat. he is planning his wedding to brooke in just 2 days time but he cannot ignore this call for help, especially in view of their past relationship and so he gets involved in a chase that takes them from france to sweden, indonesia and finland they uncover a discovery made in the mid 19th century that has been hidden by governments and is now in the hands of one man. he can disguise 'natural' disasters engineered by his own hand all with a view to gaining ultimate power time runs out and the killers close in just 2 questions. surely the private jet would have had auto pilot and what happened to the folder given to quigley in the diner? bev

  • Kate
    2019-01-29 04:44

    "I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads”Having never read a Ben Hope book before, I wasn't sure what to expect. Once I read the blurb this book seemed to be right up my genre. When I started to read the book, I was gripping from the get go as it was fast paced and there was always something going on in each chapter, with enough twists to keep me interested. Don't get me wrong I did enjoy the book, but towards the end I just lost focus. I think this was due to what in my opinion I'm going to call a disappointing ending. Mariani just seemed to cut short on what the Nemesis Program (NP) was about and what the NP's intended target was. As the saying goes, never judge a book by it's cover or its reviews. Nether the less I'm still going to say it's worth a read, even if it's just to form your own opinion.

  • M.S. Dobing
    2019-02-03 04:34

    I don't really read too many thrillers but fancied a quick escape after after reading a few heavy going efforts in recent weeks.The story played out as expected. Ben is a capable, resilient protagonist with the skills and cool to get the job done. The plot was a bit on the simple side, but it moved at a good pace and kept me turning the pages.The Tesla stuff I found interesting and took me straight to wikipedia, so kudos for that Mr Mariani :-)I suspect thriller lovers will enjoy this, as it really does keep the pulse up and gets you ploughing through to see what happens to our heroes next.A good read, not my normal cup of tea but enjoyed it nonetheless.

  • Derek
    2019-01-29 04:42

    Great read, full of twists and turns and drama. Shame that every instance has Ben in a certain death situation which he incredibly gets out of in the very last seconds by acts of shear brilliance. I thoroughly enjoyed the book but would have enjoyed it just that little bit more if the frequent near death endings were sometimes (not always) foreseeable and not so incredulous.Very interesting how this has been built on the historical Tesla experiments. Just as well the technology can't be achieved, or could it be...I was fortunate in winning this book from Goodreads Giveaways, thank you.

  • Paula Howard
    2019-01-28 02:40

    Ben Hope is back with an unplanned hair-raising adventure. The best laid plans.....plans for a new career, new son (21) and a soon to be wife go by the wayside as an ex-love, Roberta brings danger into Ben's life. Ben shelves his plan to return to school and postpones his marriage to Brooke after an attempt on his and Roberta's life. The plot goes back to the discoveries of Nikola Tesla. Roberta's friend, Claudine, is murdered due to her research into Tesla. Who has the power of his discoveries? What lengths will they go to to continue their quest for power? How many lives will be lost?Fast paced excitement.

  • Amanda Gorry
    2019-01-26 05:41

    This is a really gripping action book following the adventures of Ben Hope as he comes to the aid of an ex girlfriend whose friend has been murdered in mysterious manner. It appears it is one of a series featuring Ben Hope, an ex-SAS Major. I haven't read the others in the series but that didn't matter - there were little odd bits in the book that made sure I was quickly brought up to speed without distracting from this story. I would thoroughly recommend this book and am now keen to go back and read the others in the series to see what I have missed