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)
Lots of action and some mystry attached
It was a good ending
Yes, I love Dick Hill. He reads this book very similar to Jack Reacher books.
This author is very similar to Lee Child with the exception that I think that Lee Child's books offer better and deeper twists to various situations. Lee Child's books are less predictable.
This is my first time reading/listening to Andrew Peterson. He obviously has spent time in the military or law enforcement or his research is very good. He accurately describes tactics and weapons in a way that in not too "Clancy" but, lets you know he knows his stuff.
I liked the story and would give it 3.5 if I could, but it's not quite a 4. It kept me interested, but I wasn't dying to get back to it every day. The characters are a little shallow, but that may also be because they are pretty hardened tough guys, I just didn't grab onto them very deeply.
The action in the book is great and pretty much non stop, lots of fighting and killing and lots of brutality. If you are at all squeamish you should probably look elsewhere, because there are some torture scenes that are graphically described.
All in all and good listen, I will probably try the second one in the series at some point, but for now I'm not chomping at the bit to get a hold of it.
this guy did the Johnny Carson autobiography. he should stick to narrations such as these. His voice, tone and execution is not made for action. He failed to keep my attention. I could not finish or start any of the other books in this series with him as the narrator. even when he tries to sound exciting and develop suspense all I can imagine is a old man sitting on the porch in a swing drinking lemonade.
That the high review rating did not match what I experienced in the book. The story was good and the plot was very good but the author was indeed writing his first book. There was very little effort made to distinguish between characters. At times I couldn't tell who was who. The division between scene, chapters and moods was almost nonexistent. Some of the characters were so underdeveloped that they might as well not been introduced. The only reason for their appearance was to confuse the reader.
If there had been better character development, more effort to make the transition from scene to scene easier and more effort to massage the story into a tighter piece of fiction it could have been a great book.
Someone who could use their voice to assist in helping the reader determine which character is which. This lack of effort made it very difficult to determine who was talking and where the story was going.
The travel scenes, the long narrations about what was going to happen instead of writing what did happen. It was suppose to be a action/suspense novel but the author cheated the reader by not getting the reader into the action. An example was when the villains stole the UPS truck and kidnapped the driver. What happened to the driver?
This was a bad first book. I am hesitant to read another by this author but I will give him one more chance in hopes that he has corrected some of the mistakes made in the first book.
Good story line, good plot. A lot of the time it was difficult to distinguish which character was speaking because they all sounded the same.
Entertaining but quite predictable, first time listening to a Andrew Peterson novel and it was good enough I'll probably listen to the next I the series.
Was not expecting to care about the characters in a "sniper action" novel. Pleasantly surprised that I did.
Never read a sniper oriented novel before. Can't think of one. That's actually some kind of praise I think.
Pleasant voice. Good pacing and timing in his reading. A bit weak reading female voices though. They all sort of sound alike.
Had this in my library for a long time. Glad I got around to reading it. Will read more of this series.
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