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First to Kill | [Andrew Peterson]

First to Kill

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"A high-powered thriller from a magnum-force writer." (David Dun, author of The Black Silent)

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    WILLIAM BLACKSBURG, VA, United States 11-08-09
    WILLIAM BLACKSBURG, VA, United States 11-08-09 Member Since 2009
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    "I hope there's more to come"

    Wonderful, in the likes of Jack Reacher. It was so much fun to listen to the give and take of Nathan and Harvey. A Great find, I hope Peterson makes this a series. I would certainly recomemend this to anyone who likes a good no holds barred adventure.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada 07-23-09
    Lynn Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada 07-23-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Can't wait for the next"

    This is hard to fathom that this is Andrew Peterson's first foray into the thriller genre. Dick Hill does a great job of bringing all characters to life. Make this a character revelation to look forward to!

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Constance Milford, CT, United States 07-26-09
    Constance Milford, CT, United States 07-26-09 Member Since 2009
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    "exciting and skillfully narrated"

    suspenseful with great plot. was not familiar with author but will be looking for more from him in future. My favorite narrator of all time is Dick Hill. That was the deciding factor. another terrific job.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Herb arcadia, CA, USA 03-05-10
    Herb arcadia, CA, USA 03-05-10
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    "a real thriller"

    enjoyed this book..the protagonist was believable given his background and while the ending was a bit flat, it opened the way for a sequal...most characters were weaved well into an absorbing story...

    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    R. Sippel San Jose, CA United States 11-15-10
    R. Sippel San Jose, CA United States 11-15-10 Member Since 2007

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    "auther did research"

    I love audible books and my husband does not like to read books nor does he listen to audible books on his own. When we travel I try to find books that he will like. My husband was Black Ops so I bought this book thinking he would like it, or if not true, would hate it....Well he really liked the detail and felt that the author did his research.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Gregory Simi Valley, CA, USA 06-24-10
    Gregory Simi Valley, CA, USA 06-24-10
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    "Awesome thriller!"

    It takes a lot to impress me, and Andrew Peterson blew me away with this novel. First To Kill is a well plotted, fast paced thriller that I think combines the attention to detail and precision prose of a Lee Child with the story development and character depth of a P.T. Deutermann. Peterson is a one of the gifted: a storyteller. And getting Dick Hill to read this thriller was a total coup! If you like guns blazing, bombs blowing things up and characters you can relate to and root for you should check out "First To Kill".

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    Good action work. Not the most belivable characters, but still entertaining.

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    Share Faerber St. Louis, MO, US 07-11-09
    Share Faerber St. Louis, MO, US 07-11-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Lee Child meets Stephen Hunter"

    If you like Jack Reacher and Bob Lee Swagger, this is the book for you.
    Loved it!!!!
    I want more from this author and these characters!
    Lots of action!
    Impossible to put down.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Manoj Athens, GA, United States 05-31-13
    Manoj Athens, GA, United States 05-31-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Unparalleled narration and a good story."
    Would you consider the audio edition of First to Kill to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What was one of the most memorable moments of First to Kill?

    There were many, but the torture of Arnie Bridgestone was narrated so well that I got squeamish !!


    Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    The story was sort of predictable. There were some twists that were meant to surprise the reader, but one could see them from a mile away. Nothing really surprised me, but the story was not dull, it was action filled and full of well timed humor. The narration was top notch and never missed timing on the jokes. For me the book stands out because of the narration and makes the story feel better. I am happy I bought it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Frances Garland, Texas, United States 01-13-11
    Frances Garland, Texas, United States 01-13-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Good Start"

    I bought this book on the synopis and the snipet of the audio and really expecting much out of it but was lost in the story by the end of the first chapter. Good descriptive writing, whether it was a room or the action. I am wondering if Nathan can morph into a good strong enduring character Mr. Hill did a bit better job on this book. If he would just slow the pacing of his words a bit and not send them at the listener in harsh rapid fire I would have liked the naration better. I would like to see a second offering from Mr Peterson and Guidall doing the narative.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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