Assassins have eliminated a Chechen scientist who's been working as a double agent for the U.S. government. The feds know who to call: Jonathan Grave and his elite rescue team. Their mission: Find the dead man's teenage son, who's on the run - and off the grid - with crucial information that must not fall into the wrong hands. There's one problem: The boy's bodyguard is a security specialist with unusual talents, and she's not giving up without a fight. Only by bringing them both back alive can Grave expose the traitor in the highest levels of power - and prevent an all-out nuclear war.
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"If you like Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, you'll love John Gilstrap." (Gayle Lynds)
"My favorite tough guy hero is back." (Jeffery Deaver)
"One of the finest thriller writers on the planet." (Tess Gerritsen)
This one would be in my top half. With about 500 books in my library so far it is hard to place any single book.
I really like Basil Sands reading the Jonathan Graves books, much better then the narrator who reads the first two of the series. His cadence when reading is perfect for the character.
Yes! I listened to it in One Day!
I think John Gilstrap did a Great job with this book. His writing style has really evolved since his first book and he has brought so much more personality to his characters. In this book Boxer has become more vocal, he reminds me now of Dox from the John Rain series by Eisler. I don't want to spoil the story for anyone but if you're on the fence about this book, get off the fence and get the book! I personally think it is the best one in the series.
I've read all of the Jonathan Graves books so I was excited when I found there was a new one in the series. While it was an OK story, with a couple of interesting characters, Jonathan Graves played just a minor part of the plot for most of the story. He really only took part in the last hour or so and that definitely wasn't up to Gilstrap's previous standards. The weak ending was disappointing. Still waiting for the next Jonathan Graves mission.
For me, this would have been a 5 star read, but for the profanity sprinkled throughout. I give the author credit that he managed to avoid the F_____ word. Other than that it was a great book. The characters were interesting and the plot moving to the very end.
A total rewrite of the story, with conversations flowing between characters that depicted them as professionals. There were so many sections that i had to skip over to avoid being inundated with a plethora of useless dialogue.
I would love to get my wasted credit back
It felt like an 11 hour episode of Burn Notice. The story had some great build up, but the random tactical info seemed hollywoodized and generic. The characters did not seem like real people and the ending left much to be desired.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
...seldom delivers. The Jonathan Grave series by John Gilstrap is good "fill in listening" when I do not have a really good suspense thriller to listen to. I listened to this book two years ago and did not write a review. I'm currently listening to Book 2 in the series (Hostage Zero). End Game is yet another Gilstrap suspense thriller that is excellent but fails to deliver fully on its potential. The antagonist in this novel is especially interesting.
nope annoying as hell
way too much focus on how stupid and vapid and idiotic teenage boys can be...
Say something about yourself!
The plot was good. Dialogue was a bit annoying with smart people talking stupid. Graham, the kid is a genius yet he can't get a grip on leaving his house where people are getting kill
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