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)
As I quite liked the first book about Nathan McBride, I couldn't wait to get started on this one. I actually pushed back quite a lot of other books in my reading list to get going.
Nathan is still damaged goods, and still a very, very interesting main character. You get even more insight into the guy in this book, and you get more of the story just hinted about in the first book.
You also get to know the other characters better...and you get to meet a few new interesting people...and one baaaaaaaaad baddie.
This thriller is rather intense, so if you have a weak stomach this might not be for you. Tales of torture and sadism has a centre stage in this one...
If you like thrillers, the books about Nathan McBride should certainly occupy a place on your shelfs...recommended.
Stayed up all night listening...couldn't stop. I've read them all - 30 novels by Baldacci, Clancy, Flynn - I'd put Peterson's Forced to Kill among the best. Meticulous attention to detail, excellent timing/pacing, got me completely and emotionally involved. Can't understand the negative comments about Dick Hill.....he's one of the masters and his performance was superb!
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
Forced to Kill is novel #2 in Andrew Peterson's 5 novel Nathan McBride military/espionage thriller series. I listened to this book when it was released in 2011 but did not review it then. It is an excellent book made even better by Dick Hill's narration.
I no longer live in Worcester. I now live in Brooklyn, NY.
More exciting than the first in the series. Harvey and Nathan are a good team. Still reminds me of Reacher (a good thing.) I hope in the next book (I assume there will be a next one) Nathan's obsession for revenge has been satisfied.
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
The story was good. The technical military stuff e.g. "halo" jump, night ops, military hardware was great. The political stuff was very enjoyable. But the narration was often distracting. Dick Hill has a challenge when it is time to transition to the 4 female characters. It is so weak that it is just plain distracting from the story. His handling of female voices sounds "corny", contrived, almost comical. I liked Dick Hill in some past counter terrorism audio books but I guess they had no or few female characters. I loved the military, political, inter governmental agency politics and the overall theme of protecting our country even if extreme measures are sometimes needed. Dick needs to have a female SO stand in for him on the female parts.
I have read an "advance" of this story and it is just as good, if not better than Peterson's previous work, First to Kill. Now listening to Dick Hill read this sequel, he brings to life Nathan's next adventure. Especially notable, Mr. Hill's voice of the "bad guy" is not only eerie, but very believable. Cheers to Mr. Peterson for providing another fast pace and exciting story with memorable characters and a realistic plot!
I would have to say that this book was even better then the first. Nathan and Harv are better then ever. The story line is unbelievable and keeps you on edge the whole time.
Dick Hill is better then ever and makes this book enjoyable to listen too.
Definitely a winner.
This book gave insight on how Nathan became the man he is today. You also saw the scarier side of Nathan, it showed that you couldn't go through what he did and not be damaged. There was a point in the book where Nathan had a huge decision to make, in my opinion any decision he made would have been the right one. Did he make the right decision? I think he did what was right for him. The only thing I was kind of disappointed in is that I feel there is still more that needs to be worked out emotionally with his father. Maybe next book he can deal with the unresolved issues with his father. I'm glad that I have this book in my library.
If you liked Andy Peterson's First to Kill, you will find this story is nearly seamless in terms of picking up where the other story left off. It's like meeting up with friends that you've liked who are prepared to share their deepest darkest fears. How can a former Marine sniper and his partner have such fears? In the first book you get a glimmer of the possibility that Nate, scarred and brutalized by a psychopathic interrogator in Honduras who is rescued by his partner Harvey might be ready to seek revenge when in the second book he learns the interrogator might be alive and well and still up to his brutality. And for a change the narrator doesn't ruin the women in the story who are strong competent and equal to whatever is thrown their way, by using a silly voice when they speak.
I totally disagree with the previous reviewer "Fritz". This is the second novel by Andrew Peterson (his previous was "First to Kill") and this installment is every bit as good, and better in some ways. These new adventures of McBride are fast paced from the start, but the story really shifts into high gear in the second half, which is basically ALL action. We get new insights into Nathan McBride's soul and we get to experience the critical decision he has to make about his life. I dont want to spoil the plot in any way, but suffice it to say, you will want to find out how Nathan handles this "crisis" first hand. Kudos to Peterson for another great story.
"Nathan McBride v Jack Reacher"
Nathan McBride is a tough cookie and this book is well worth a read. My preference is for Reacher but McBride runs a close second.
"The end spoils it"
Good story till the very end, until the political crap about justifying Guantanamo and torture....
"Worth a listen"
First book was great from the start, I found this a little slow going for the first 20mins or so. Picks up after that - definitely worth a listen. Looking forward to the next one.
Good story on the whole. Little slowly read I felt so I speeded it up but the story kept me interested.
"An excellent 2nd chapter to the McBride story"
Twists, turns, the emotional input from his girlfriend which creates his torn reactions.
McBribe obviously and then Harvey Fontana - this applies to the series not just this book.
Dick Hill is a legend. I would actually consider employing him to sit in the corner and read to me! I stumbled over the McBride series after looking for other books that Dick Hill had narrated after Jack Reacher.
The tone of reading allows you to focus on the story details and forget that you're actually being read to. A lot of other narraters make sure a hoo-ha over character impressions, it puts you off the content. Over reading the book, Dick allows you to shut off from the wider world (especially on a packed commuter train) and enjoy just the story.
An excellent audiobook and great part of the series.
"Not as good as it should be"
yes I would
this could've been better, don't get me wrong, it's a good listen, but in my opinion the plot wasn't haunting enough for me
the action was too much like a computer game and the story was lacking in parts
still it's not a bad book
"BRILLIANT FAST MOVING"
Yes, great plot, characters, and narration
Final 2 chapters
Nathan, & Holly
Have just downloaded the next in the series
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