Bravery. Honor. Sacrifice. These are more than mere words to trained Marine sniper Nathan McBride. He’s never backed away from danger, and he’s not about to start now, even if it means confronting the cold-blooded interrogator who tortured him to the brink of death more than a decade ago.
When a mutilated body is discovered in a remote Utah lake, it ignites a chain of events that forces Nathan to face a dark chapter from a past he’s worked hard to forget. Could his Nicaraguan enemy be active again? On American soil? The evidence is clear, but the stakes are higher than Nathan can know. In a showdown that will test Nathan’s understanding of justice and mercy, he’ll have to make a life or death decision that has the potential to expose and destroy people at the highest levels of government.
©2011 Andrew Peterson (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"An absolutely bone-chilling thriller. Equal parts Stephen Hunter and Thomas Harris. Imagine Bob Lee Swagger going after Hannibal Lecter and you will have only scratched the surface of this intensely exciting novel. Forced To Kill will haunt you long after you read its last brilliantly plotted page." (Brad Thor)
I wasn't sure what to expect out of the latest bad guy from the hellish depths of Nathan's past. Peterson did the emotional conflicts an incredible justice. Nathan's internal battle was gripping and believable, I really felt compassion for how difficult his situation was, and felt his soul being ripped apart.
I can only hope the rest of the series continues to impress like the first two books.
Great book in his genre. Good guys vs bad guys except that not everything is black or while. There are shades of gray.
Well written, fast moving, like always -- awesome narration !! Thumbs up Mr. Hill.
I am looking forward to more.
Good action and good characters. Some merry places but the story flows well and I like the character development
Not all is as is seems, but evil is still evil. But maybe not as evil as you thought. Governments deal in convenience, and are often in bed with former enemies. Nathan's Nicaragua torturer is back and working in the US!
We get some backstory here, and a real sadistic torturer to hunt and hate. Nathan confronts and exorcises his demons (at least in part), and guess what is the most important thing in the world! No spoiler here; you should be able to guess, but gotta read the book.
Although Dick Hill reads to the last squeezed-out molecule of air, his voices are great and add depth to the relationship between Nathan and Harv that probably wouldn't come through in print. The Latino side-kick cliche is even discussed in the book, but you can't do better than Harv when you need someone on your six, or even your twelve. Harv is a hero himself after all.
The writing is thin, however, in the totality of these two men's lives. Every once in a while you are slapped in the face that Harv has a wife and 2 sons; what? I thought he and Nathan were inseparable buddies with no room for others. And Nathan has dogs, super well-trained dogs. When did that happen?
I wish Holly would stop gushing that Nathan isn't like anyone she's ever met before. Of course he isn't; everyone who went through half of what he did is dead. And I don't get what he sees in her. Sure, she's an FBI SAC, but she is not that strong a character.
This is a series I really like despite all my complaints, so there is still something there to grab you. There's good action, tough men, good men, and some redemption.
Second of the series and just as captivating. Andrew Peterson is excellent in the way he presents his storyline. Often the reader will kill the efforts of the writers, Dick Hill lets them shine!
A strong but at the same time frail and haunted hero. He feels like a real person, not just a unbeatable caricature. Very likeable "supporting" characters. And a chilling foe - one that actually makes this a disturbing read at times.
Story progression somewhat weak though. Still, if you want to get your adrenaline pumping, this is a well spent credit.
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