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Ed

Alameda, CA, United States

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  • First to Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Andrew Peterson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3016)
    Performance
    (2107)
    Story
    (2106)

    When you're the best at what you do, it's not always easy to walk away. Nathan McBride was retired. The trained Marine sniper and covert CIA operative had put the violence of his former life behind him. But not anymore. A deep-cover FBI agent has disappeared along with one ton of powerful Semtex explosive, enough to unleash a disaster of international proportions. The U.S. government has no choice but to coax Nathan out of retirement.

    Ed says: "Sniper thriller par excellence"
    "Sniper thriller par excellence"
    Overall

    It's hard to find a sniper thriller these days, much less one that manages to feel technically authentic while having 3-dimensional characters. This novel does all of that, and it also avoids recycling typical terrorist or serial-killer thriller plotlines. This is an original, well worth the price.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Forced to Kill

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Andrew Peterson
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    Overall
    (1681)
    Performance
    (1297)
    Story
    (1307)

    Bravery. Honor. Sacrifice. These are more than mere words to trained Marine sniper Nathan McBride. He’s never backed away from danger and he’s not about to start now, even if it means confronting the cold-blooded interrogator who tortured him to the brink of death more than a decade ago.

    1BookJ says: "Awsome sequel!!!"
    "Top shot"
    Overall

    Full disclosure: I served as an editor for both of Andrew Peterson's novels, so I'm not an impartial reviewer. No surprise, then, that I disagree with Fritz's literary-based(?) assessment of FORCED TO KILL. I personally find Andrew Peterson's work refreshing, in that it delivers sophisticated thrills along with unforgettable female characters. Nathan and Holly's relationship in particular demolishes the usual "guy book" cliches. Also, since we're talking about an audio edition, it's worth mentioning that the fantastic Dick Hill does a masterful job of telling this story and inhabiting Andrew Peterson's characters. If you like your thrills smart, timely, and full of emotion, you should love this book.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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