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When I read the first book in this series I was trying out a new author, and was happy with the book, we are now at book three and I must say I am delighted with the series so far. Dick Hill is one of my favorite narrators and he did his usual great job with this book. I like the way Peterson stays with the story from Nathan McBride's view point and I don't have to balance a number of side stories or view points along the way. This book is all action from the very first sentence. The suspense builds as the story goes along and you can not stop listening. Nathan gains a half sister and a niece in this story and some of the characters from prior books are included it this one. Can not wait for the next book in the series to come out.
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The story starts of with a BANG! Then becomes more and more CAPTIVATING as the store unfolds!
This book is well worth a listening to....
The Performance was a bit of a stretch Mr Hill in the female voice. As one listens to the story is NOT of any significant problem....
Lovely story line
I was pleased
He really does a good job
I thought the scene in the house with Nate and Lauren was poignant
I thought they were a team (Nathan & Harve) but they bring in a whiney niece
who drags the story down. All she does is whine. I loved the first
two books but I must say this is a dud. Don't waste your
money. I'm sending this book back. Sorry Mr. Peterson
More Harve and less whine.
I haven't read the print addition so I wouldn't know. Worthless and stupid question
Lauren. She's pretty tough and smart but you still see glimpses of the little girl.
The hotel scene. I love what Nathan did and what he later tells Holly about it.
This was an intense fast paced book so it's hard to pin down one moment
This is my favorite so far even though Harv was elsewhere. I hope to see more of Gin in future books. I am definitely a fan of Mr Peterson
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After reading the first 2 Nathan McBride books, I thought Nathan and Harvey were a team. Here Nathan goes off half-cocked rather than wait 15 hours for Harv to return from a family vacation in Istanbul. What was worse is that he made his 12 year old rescued kidnap victim his "wing man" in a very dangerous mission in the middle of the desert against a dozen trained mercenaries and the child murderer the little girl just escaped from. Did he consider what would happen to the young girl if he got himself killed? Plus I found her whining annoying. Nathan was nothing less than a child abuser himself to subject the girl to multiple violent murders in an era when kids can't tell the difference - either morally or legally - between a violent video game like "Call To Duty" and real life murders. Maybe it's just me, but I don't like mixing impressionable babies with my special ops killing missions.
Even if Harv was out of the picture, Peterson should have first secured the safety of the little girl, THEN let Nathan go on the mission. My favorite assassin Court Gentry of Mark Greaney's "The Gray Man" series does all of his assignments alone. To take that child along to meet with a guy who is an admitted child rapist was extremely stupid and implausible. Plus she's one of those kids who grew up with "time out" rather than "knocked out" - she was stubborn, obstinate, and smart-mouthed, rarely doing what Nathan tells her to do in time-sensitive situations. Her repeated "Whyyyyy?" would have driven me crazy and I'm a mother, not an unmarried, childless sniper. If Harvey had been been on the scene, as a father and the duo's voice of reason, he'd never allowed that little girl to accompany them on the various assignments in this story. I found the child to be a distraction rather than an addition to the story.
Dick Hill is a favorite of mine. He does better here than in "Forced To Kill" where he got his male character voices mixed up and had the females sounding like they sucked on helium. The "Daffy Duck" voice works better on the 12 year old.
In a way it was. Overall it is a thrilling ride from start to finish. My only issue is that having that child along almost ensures that Nathan will live - which pretty much gives away the ending. The epilogue is rather sappy considering the main characters' backgrounds and all of the killing.
Again, the child makes the story totally unbelievable. In the final mission, she's left on a hill in the Mohave Desert dressed in a camouflage gillie suit, acting as Nathan's spotter. She's given a crash course in covert ops hand signals, location coordinates, the use of a 2-way radio, AND the ELT on his Bell helicopter hidden nearby. She even drives the getaway car in a prior mission and in the final one. Really? Nathan did everything except give her a Glock!! He even admits that a Search and Rescue team was likely not to reach her in time. Plus the mission was to rescue the child's mother from a sadistic serial killer with a thing for adolescent females and whom kidnaps young orphaned Latino girls (for a reason a reason I won't reveal here) and then allows his posse to rape the girls before they are murdered and their bodies dumped. Without Harvey in the picture, Nathan makes a lot of bumbling mistakes which should have gotten him killed. The shoot out in Nordstrom and the mall was just plain dumb because with an Amber Alert in place for the girl he'd just rescued in a nearby street shoot out would have caused mall security to immediately lock all doors preventing his egress from the area. I understand that the lure of this kind of thriller is that they are improbable but not impossible. However this story asks the reader to overlook blaring inconsistencies and implausible actions by a normally organized person. I will read any upcoming books in this series since I feel this was an aberration. I'm just stunned to see the large number of other reviewers who didn't find having that child take part in dangerous operations involving torture, rape, and killing a bit ridiculous and disconcerting. Maybe none of them are mothers........😡
Well I guess I read way too many of this genre. I was talking back to the book while driving. So many things Nathan was missing at first: get the license plate, check for a tracker, call Harv........come on Nathan wake up buddy get with the program. At least Harv pointed out the lapses in judgement and it wasn't an author oversight! Lauren was a little too much of everything to be really believable but the story was gripping. I do like the way honesty was dealt with between Nathan and Lauren. So many adults don't give kids enough credit about what they can handle and lie or sugar coat. Definitely loving the series, thanks Andrew!
Starts quick and stays tense. Kept me alert most of the way across the United States.
I enjoyed it
Nathan showing is sensitive and paternal side though not wanting to admit it.
Again, Nathan for reasons mentioned already
I don't usually like when children are charecters in books like these bec of my over protectiveness but I enyoyed still
I would absolutely reccommned this for any who like this type of genre
Nathan Mcbride's character is well developed and you feel like you are there with him going through the moment to moment decisions
When he realizes for certain Lauren is his niece by the shape and color of her eyes
When he has to break his hand to escape
A great listen from the start to the last