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)
Proud Canadian. Lakeside views. LOVE audio. Living with MS. Prefer male authors. J.K. fooled me aka Silkworm. Action, adventure, suspense!!
I love the characters Nathan and Harvey and they are a great team! The action is non stop and there are lots of twists and turns that you do not expect which I like, nothing predictable in this book!
Never a dull moment and of course they always get the job done! The relationship between Nathan and his father was very touching and real. Nathan and Harvey were like an old married couple (which I loved) and could finish each others sentences...this to me is the true symbol of this working relationship which encompasses so much trust and strength.
One of the reasons that I gave this author a first try was because of Dick Hill. I love his narration of the Jack Reacher series and I knew I would enjoy listening to him with a new story and I am certainly glad I did! I will start looking for more books by Andrew Peterson.
I almost had tears during the last exchange between Nathan and his father. Nathan reaching out to his father and his father giving back what a son needs from his father.
I may try one from Andrew Peterson, but NOT from Dick Hill. Peterson drags down the plot with "manly fluff" that reiterates--again and again--the lead character's super commando skills. That is more tolerable than Hill's narration. He just drones. It's almost as if he went for a "country story teller" personna. While there are parts that need little animation, he keeps the same plodding cadance when the action picks up or when the plot becomes intense, which removes 99% of the enjoyment. He tone completely contradicts the content.
Far less "my super commando character is so super commando and here's why"
Would recommend because it was suspenseful and kept a good pace.
Think Dick Hill is a terrific narrator and adds something to the story with his ability. Just wish he was still doing the Jack Reacher series. Am quite turned off by the person now doing them to the point I can't enjoy any more of the Reacher books.
Yes, the reader's voice clearly depicts the characters different to it makes the story line easy to follow.
Story kept moving but was not unrealistic in nature.
Haven't listened to Dick Hill before, but will definitely look for other books he has read. I have done this with other performers.
I love to read books but due to vision problems it is very hard. I have fond that listening is almost as good as reading them for myself.
I have not read the print version but I do not think it cold beany better
This is very much like the Lee Child books
Mr Hill has a great voice and makes each person seem real. While you can hear things in your mind he makes it so much easier
No big reactions just enjoyment
I enjoy the narrator as well as the story
Peterson, along with Dick Hill, take you into a great mystery of terrorist and political powers. Don't miss this book.
Dick Hill, yes. He's an excellent narrator. Andrew Peterson, no. The book just wasn't for me.
Added some plausiblility.
His voice is very expressive. Even when the plot of the book was annoying me, Mr. Hill was a good listen.
I got this book because I enjoy the Jack Reacher series. Nathan McBride is no Jack Reacher. The entire "I don't like to do that, but I do it because I must" motiff used to justify just about any action really gets old quickly. Sorry folks, sometimes the ends really don't justify the means--even as a plot device.
Yes because it is a good story and it well read by Dick Hill
Yes I enjoyed the plot with all its twists and turns.
Yes I have listened to Dick Hill before and I thought his performance improved as the story progressed.
The odds are so great that the FBI seeks help from retired spooks.
A pacy novel which kept me listening.
It was a fanatic sniper drama.
Check out the entire series!
Dick Hill adds excitement to this already thrilling novel.
Breath taking sniper drama.
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
Yes. Non stop action!
He is a great performer. He brings Nathan to life.
Harvey taking care of Nathan, their friendship is special.
On to number two.
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