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The Enemy of My Enemy

(Brainrush #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,880 ratings  ·  131 reviews
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The Enemy of My Enemy (Brainrush 2) was the Amazon #1 Top Rated (best reviewed) Action/Adventure for 10 straight months.

Bestselling author Richard Bard returns with his highly rated Brainrush thriller series, pitting hero Jake Bronson agains
Kindle Edition, 333 pages
Published May 27th 2016 by Richard Bard (first published December 13th 2011)
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Marta Rawlings
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was one of many readers that waited very excitedly for December 18, 2011 the release date of BRAINRUSH II, The Enemy of My Enemy and the birthday of the author Richard Bard. I started emailing Richard while reading Brainrush and while I hope I don't sound like Annie Wilkes, I feel like we became friends while I read Brainrush. Before the release of BRAINRUSH II, I would send Richard emails about my family and baking cookies for Christmas. He would provide mild teases for his new book. Now I ha ...more
Sandra Stiles
I enjoyed this book more than the first one. This is so action packed I feel like I’m watching a movie in my head as I read. Hey out there in Hollywood, this would make an excellent movie, hint, hint.
Jake Bronson has a special gift or curse depending on how you look at it, created by an accident. If you don’t know what I’m talking about you need to read the first book.
Richard Bard has learned how to take a story and make it enough of a roller coaster ride that you are holding on waiting for the
KD Rush
Jan 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jake Bronson is just starting to get his life back together when an old enemy surfaces. The danger is up close and personal, with a mastermind that's just out of reach. Jake will be forced to fight back, or watch the people he cares about suffer the consequences.

With the extermination of America on the agenda, Jake will be forced to put his friends in danger. In a desperate attempt to stop a madman, even the lives of his family and friends may be a small price to pay.


As I state
Douglas Audirsch
Loved, loved, loved this book. It was a fun, emotional, exciting read. The characters are people I would like to know and have a beer with. I cared about them and wanted them to succeed. Much to my chagrin at one point on the bus I had to wipe a tear of tension and sadness away! I love it when storytellers can make me feel something about stories and characters from their imagination. This author puts just the right amount of sci-fi, international spy intrique, action and character development f ...more
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action-adventure
Just as good, if not better, than Brainrush. High-energy, constant action from beginning to end. The terrorist sheik lived and is back with a vengeance. Great characters that have grown and evolved with the story. New characters, some good twists and turns, and an excellent plot. Loved it! Thank you for the great ride, Mr. Bard.

Kudos for not killing the dog as some would have done for the emotional reaction!
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got suckered into getting the first book because it was free on Kindle. Oh my, what a thriller! I finished the first book in 3 sittings. I did not hesitate downloading the 2nd book at all and consumed it well into the night. What an exciting ride! It's a quick read, fast paced, and action-packed from start to finish! Sadly now i'm biting my nails and eagerly waiting for the 3rd installment! Can hardly wait!
Sep 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read....full of very surprising & unexpected twists. I highly recommend this will not believe the ending! Richard has become one of my new favourite Authors. ...more
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent Continuation. This book continues the storyline and pacing from the previous book and raises the stakes quite a bit in the process. If you enjoyed the first book, you'll enjoy this one, but as this is the second book in the series, you really do need to start from the beginning.

I wound up dinging this one a star because of the author's continued miscommunication about guns. The vast majority of which do not have "clips", they have "magazines". And there are *few* fully automatic pistol
Alicia Huxtable
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great writing

I am loving this series. I was drawn in by book 1 and book 2 doesn't let up, keeping me enthralled all the way through. I love his characters and the way he really makes them part of the story
Dee Haddrill
When we last left Jake Bronson, he was in the mountains of Afghanistan and ready to head back to his friends, after killing the terrorist, Battista, and possibly releasing a beacon that will allow aliens to think we (the human race) are ready and grown up enough to deal with alien beings. Of course, we're not, and the result of them coming will probably end in our destruction.

When the story picks up, Jake is back in the USA, teaching people how to fly, and living with Francesca and Sarafina. On
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More nonstop Brainrush thrills

I loved "Brainrush #1" and I'm usually not that taken with series books. I tend to prefer stand-alone novels. But this series is exciting, faster than a speeding bullet, over-the-top thrills. And besides that, the characters are ones you can visualize and empathize with.

"Brainrush #2" is just as good as #1 is and that's saying something. Bad guy Battista makes it back and he is one nasty piece of work. The characters move around again - California, Mexico, Nevada, V
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who likes Black-Ops., Science Fiction.
Recommended to Patti by: kindle books
Shelves: action-thriller
Great book. I have read the first book also. Interesting premise with the haero. His brainb has been changed some how. During an MRI in the first book there was an earthquake and the machine was damaged and ...... I throughly enjoyed both books and am looking forward to book three due out this comming sumer.
Grips tight and never lets go! I loved these characters in the first book and was thrilled to pick up the second. Now, I am heading on to book three.
Jake Bronson has amazing powers due to a freak MRI accident. His love interest, Francesca, has her own special set. This pair has a lot of potential and I am so excited to see where they go from here.
Sep 15, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
After enjoying the first book I thought this one would be a good read also. But I was disappointed. I became so bored with it that I skipped a couple of chapters just to see if it would get any better. Never really did.
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This series is so good, I just love it. It's full of action, twists and excellent writing. I'm anxious to start the next book and see where this goes. If you haven't read these books yet, you must, go do it now.
Tom Vogt
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This sequel was every bit as good as the original.....perhaps even a bit better.
Apr 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read, can't wait for BRAINRUSH III - have it on pre-order!
Billie Copas
Apr 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent read! Combines action, sci-fi and more! I think both of these would make fantastic block-buster movies as well!
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

That was one hell of a good book. It is virtually impossible to finish this book and not want to pop the cover on book three immediately!
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
... wow again!! This series is first-class entertainment. I had to remind myself to breathe!!
Zoe Hobby
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nonstop drama. Intrigue, conflict, a little sci-fi... my only complaint is the wait for the 3rd book.
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Just when you think you have it all figured out, wham a change. Great on the edge of your seat excited thriller. Better than book one.
Aug 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: military fiction fans
Shelves: scifi
I love this book. Great characters, great plot, lots of unexpected twists and turns.
Sue Olexa
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well, The Enemy of My Enemy certainly held up its part of the bargain as Book 2 in the series, by being as good as the first book. Loaded with fast paced action, thrills, suspense, and so much more. Highly recommend this series in which Richard Bard lives up to his reputation of a gifted Author again in Book 2. Found myself having to take breaks because plot is so intense and as I deep breathed though Book 1, so I did with Book 2 as well! It takes a lot to make me to yield my belief system to an ...more
Apr 16, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm a sucker for these kinds of characters and book one was a great start. I enjoyed book two as well, but felt the use of "just about to do something important, but someone interrupts" was a bit naff. I like that these are relatively clean to read. A bit of gore here and there but not too bad and the language is mild. I really admire an author that can get tough characters to look that way without making them foul-mouthed. Yeah maybe realistically they would be dropping f bombs everywhere (I wo ...more
Rosemary Hughes
Mar 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have submitted this review after listening to the audiobook of the trilogy of this series.

The 3 stories of this set are intense and action-packed, with s grest story line that is multi layered, looking at different events in the same timeline, through different characters eyes.
The normal good versus bad scenarios, is not new, and a James Bond or Bruce Willis feel is not without true intent from the author, I am sure. However, the leadership of one man, changed by fate, with a small, very tale
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This book picks right up where the first book left off. This one is even more intense than the first. I had a difficult time putting this one down! Lots of action and adventure. Just when you think the situation can't become anymore intense...boom! the author throws another curve! The characters travel from California to the Mexican desert to the Venezuelan jungle in this installment and face many difficult obstacles. Will they succeed in their mission to prevent jihadists from launching an ...more
Howard Brazee
May 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
Prose reminds me of prose from a century ago. The narrator seems to be perfect, as he solves problems and gains powers bossing other perfect guys. I thought at first he would find out his empire that he loved were the bad guys, but by the time I gave up, it doesn't look like the case. It an interstellar empire and wars between secret wizards and sorcerers who want to rule it. The narrator is obviously the superman who will win. I haven't read the first book in this series and gave up with the 2n ...more
Jun 01, 2018 rated it did not like it
I am not sure how I finished this. The premise is ridiculous. The plot is as manufactured as an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel from a century ago, which is fine if you're reading John Carter or Tarzan for the sake of nostalgia. This is absolutely the worst book I've read in years. I have a feeling that people who give this drudgery of a novel 5 stars also really enjoy the literary precision of writers like Dan Brown and James Patterson.
Elizabeth Wilson Higgins
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I love the Jake Bronson and his friends series please continue to write and l will read. Lots of action, good and bad people all crafted together in an exciting fast paced thriller. One practically holds one's breath as things hurl along. Mr Bard is a great story teller and holds the reader enthralled. So on to the next instalment, can't wait.
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