You can't outrun your past.
A code hidden in plain sight. An American black ops team that went too far.
John Hayes, a disgraced elite soldier, returns from exile and risks everything to get back to his wife and daughter and to take revenge on his accusers with a series of escalating attacks inside the United States. Thomas Byrne is the only man who can stop him. Byrne once fought alongside Hayes as a combat medic, but he gave up the gun. Now a surgeon, he moves from town to town trying to forget his past - until he is called upon by a high-ranking government official to help capture the man he once called a friend.
Hayes and Byrne were once closer than brothers. But with the fate of the nation hanging in the balance, both must decide whom to trust - and whom to betray. In a final explosive battle for justice, they face off along a rifle's cold barrel.
Cold Barrel Zero brings together the blistering pace of Lee Child, the nonstop action of Vince Flynn, and the richly drawn characters and moral stakes of Daniel Silva. An experienced reporter armed with deep behind-the-scenes research into America's Special Operations forces, Quirk takes the military thriller to a new level of suspense.
©2016 Matthew Quirk (P)2016 Hachette Audio
Not a chance on Quirk and doubtful on Coleman, though I have to cut some slack for the latter since he was reading such an abysmal story.
Where do I start? Honestly, this book did not have one redeeming feature. Admittedly, we all have different opinions and reactions to books, but I normally like books of this genre, which is why I was so surprised by my total inability to become engaged. The story concept was OK, though certainly not original, but the development of the characters and plot was awkward and puerile.
I'm not sure he did detract from the book. More likely, the book detracted from him.
Major disappointment, but in myself for staying with it for so long (probably over two thirds).
I thought that the book had a decent premise however I began to find the protagonist deep psychological problems to be entirely too grating. I realized then that by way of comparison I like Jack Reacher in part because he's borderline on being a sociopath and and he's not driven by deep seated demons that torment his soul and cause chronic insomnia. Cort Gentry in the Grey Man series is driven not by some misplaced guilt but the very real problem of exactly why is everyone so intent on killing him
I'm just getting tired of adventure novels where it appears that the author wants to get some sort of sympathetic response to a guy who'd in reality be totally dysfunctional and possibly suicidal
I thought it might be a good thriller story like the earlier works (The 500, The Directive) but it was some shoot 'em up with medical advice. Almost as if the author wanted to show off some new found medical knowledge.
Not the right narrator for the type of story.
The download was not chapterized nicely. Playback showed 10 chapters but there were 50 some in the book. Almost as if the audio editor was lazy and just left the breaks where the CD version changed discs.
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