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)
I really enjoy Dick Hill's narrations but even he could not bring this story to life. This is a poor rip off of Lee Child's Jack Reacher. The writing is really poor, the story is dull and plodding with poor timing and the dialogue is cheesy. I had a hard time trying to finish the book and it did not encourage me to listen to the sequel. Save your money.
As I recently got fed up with Lee Child's Jack Reacher novels, this book was a big disappointment. It is almost the same stuff (and the same narrator, i think); there is too much of macho BS, too much of wishful thinking, and too many unnecessary sentences/remarks.
I found it a very improbable story; a lot of unlikely twists and turns; highly predictable overall. There are some unpredictable turns, but then it goes back to its regular predictable plot, and characters who seem to have EVERYTHING going for them.
The psychology of some the scenes is either sooo predictable, or sooo unlikely.
If you liked the last two of Child's books (those were the ones that sent me over the edge), then this is for you. Otherwise, you will not be missing out and be better off with another book.
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One of the worse books I have ever read. Lets just say that I would not let my Roomer Room kids listen to this book. Does that help. Publisher mush have been extremely hard up for a new novel to publish crap like this.
that yankee accent is like fingernails on a chalkboard.
If that's not a problem for you the reader gives an obviously sincere and serious effort to deliver the story as a performance and more than just narrative. If he would just quit talking through his nose...
The story is good but the reading is terrible. I'm sorry if this sounds harsh but after hearing Duma Key read by John Slattery I can't help but compare. The intonation is forced and the main female character is extremely weak when in fact she is a strong character. After listening to the preview I thought I could put up with it because of all the good reviews but I'm really struggling.
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