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. He's the only man with the skills necessary to get the job done. But almost as soon as Nathan reluctantly accepts the assignment, he finds himself caught in the middle. On the one side is a ruthless adversary with a blood-chilling plan - and on the other are agents who will stop at nothing to see their own brand of justice done.
Also listen to the sequel, Forced to Kill.
©2008 Andrew Peterson; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
"A high-powered thriller from a magnum-force writer." (David Dun, author of The Black Silent)
I couldn't get through more than 3 chapters of the audible version. The story and writing sounded interest so it's back to my kindle to read it myself. So glad the audio was included with my purchase otherwise I would be really mad.
Don't think it was the story........just couldn't stand the narration
Choose another narrator
For Dick Hill to retire
I may try another story by Andrew Peterson.......or not
Persnickety, curmudgeonly, locked into a long daily commute which is mitigated somewhat by listening to great books.
Generally, I like the superman good guy conquers evil despite disadvantages, BUT I have to say that the "Kill" series rubs me a bit the wrong way in its full throated endorsement of vigilantism and use of extreme violence in the service of defeating known evil.
Unlike Jack Reacher, who mostly lends his superhuman strength and skills in the aid of the weak and disposessed, Nathan McBride gets involved in FBI and other government intrigue, exceeding his mandate routinely and constantly putting himself in difficult situations that usually result in the use of extreme violence in order to extricate himself from the situation. The author makes McBride seem like a hero, but on reflection, McBride is irresponsible and dangerous. IMHO. the author should really reconsider this position. Since every book in the series is so similar in the behaviors of McBride it begins to look like Peterson is selling militia behavior or at least sympathy for militias and vigilantism to his readership. That too is dangerous.
Slow at the beginning but once it picked up it was a jam packed story with a tense ending.
Right up there on the top
Yes, with lots of twists and turns
He has his own cadence with a distinct voice. It took a while to transition out of Jack Reacher mode, but once I did I really enjoyed the performance.
Leaning about his experience in Nicaragua
I am so glad I have four or five more books to listen to.
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