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.
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"A high-powered thriller from a magnum-force writer." (David Dun, author of The Black Silent)
Fiction is Fiction, but this book is too STUPID even for fiction. Absolutely, worse story one could imagine.
Everything from the truck stop to the end of the story!!
I really enjoyed this. I'm a traditional female so I wasn't sure about a sniper paramilitary story line, but it was fantastic. I couldn't stop listening. I like the tough characters, the softer side, the strong women characters and psychology twists. Great listen!
I think it's me, not the story. I'm a huge Vince Flynn, Daniel Silva and Lee child fan. I couldn't get into this. The ex military story has been done too often now. I miss Flynn, he died too soon. The characters of child's and silva are so unique. This character is missing unique. I think it's me not the author.
Right along with Lee Childs Jack Reacher books
Jack Reach and Nathan McBride are very smilular
Can you love a sniper?
I don't see how anyone could not like the Nathan McBride Series.
There is so much action and suspense, and Dick Hill does a fantastic job of narrating.
Any book read by Dick Hill is a great book.
Absolutely worth the credit.
This could have been a Jack Reacher story, it was so close. Good character development, plot and characters. It really gets you emotionally involved. As this is my first of this series, a few things stuck out, most notably McBride's weird affectation of winking--at everyone--who does that? It would have been more in character to crack a grin. Otherwise, good character, good characterizations and a good Reacher substitute.
Good, fast, action.
Interesting characters, interesting story.
Yes, he's the best. Sure sounds a lot like a Reacher performance but that's not a bad thing.
First to kill.
I'm listening to the 4th of this series now, I think it's going to be increaseingly difficult to keep these fresh.
Not sure what everyone else was reading! I bought the audible based on the glowing reviews on both Audible and Amazon. Those reviewers obviously have never read a DECENT action book if they thought this was good. The writing of this book was awful. The author used 25 words when five would be sufficient. Dialog and internal monologues were ridiculous and more than once in the first three chapters I rolled my eyes. I say three chapters because that's as far as I could get before turning it off. The narrator over-acted even the most basic of descriptions, I think to make up for the terrible writing but ultimately it just made it worse. Don't waste your money on this audible!
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