Following a suicide bombing in central London, series SAS hero Danny Black is recruited to be part of an assassination squad, directed by a joint MI5/MI6/CIA committee and tasked with hunting down and killing the terrorist cells believed to be planning further atrocities. Early leads take them to a North London mosque and a one-armed hate cleric, whom the Home Secretary repeatedly tries and fails to expel from the country, a sleazy Saudi prince living in a Park Lane Hotel - on the surface a devout Muslim, he devotes himself to booze, drugs and hookers as soon as his family are out of the building - and a grizzled ex-Regiment guy who is spreading rumours that Diana was assassinated by the SAS in the tunnel in Paris because of her Arab lover.
The trail of clues takes Danny to a training camp in the Yemen, but just as he has the enemy in his sights, he discovers that they are somehow one step ahead of him, and he begins to suspect that they are being topped off by someone close to home.
©2014 Chris Ryan (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton
Well written book. excellently researched book that just keeps the pages flowing. cannot wait for the next book in the series to be released.
Retired 35 year policeman from So CA, relocated with my wife to South Carolina with "Toby" our cat. I listen to two books a week
really hard to follow, had trouble finishing it. the performance was only thing that kept me going.
Great story. Didn't like the narrator a such as book 01
Interesting story line. Didn't quite conclude enough at end. Hopefully book 3 will expand on things.
To be honest, you know what you're going to get from a Chris Ryan book, so I wasn't disappointed. What I was disappointed with was the narration- poor interpretations if the characters, far too whiney and annoying
"A definate must listen."
This has to be in my top 3 best books.
I would compare this to Zero Six Bravo, for it's intense and gripping storyline.
Michael Fenner always manages to hold the attention of the listener with his fantastic narration ability.
The poles... The meeting...
Well worth a listen, makes the tedious days at work fly by...
"Distracting 'dumbed down' accents"
The narrator was poor at reproducing northern accents and had the unfortunate effect of making them all sound really 'thick'. I found this very distracting
"I struggled to finish this"
Cliché after cliché. One-dimensional characters, mediocre story and ridiculous plot lines made this a real chore to listen to. I'll stick with McNab thanks.
"Couldn't finish it due to annoying narrator."
I managed to get 3 hours into the book before I had to give up. The narrator was terrible.
"Shaping up for a Great Series"
When you're reading a series, you always worry that the next book is going to be a let down, but Hunter Killer, the second in the Danny Black series, is most definitely up to the standard of the first. In fact, in some ways it might even be better. The action is even grittier and more tense, the story is even darker, and the characters are even more likeable/hateable.
The most impressive thing is the way the story raises some very big questions. Should you work with morally dubious people to achieve your ends? When is violence on behalf of the state justified? What does it do to the people who deal out death as a profession? Make no mistake, this is good writing.
I will definitely be following Danny Black, right to the bitter end.
Loved it couldn't put it down looking and looking forward to his next book thank you
Danny Black on another mission deep at the heart of the special forces & secret service very good keep up the good work Mr Ryan
"Another great story from Chris Ryan."
Brilliant from start to finish. Easy to listen to, simple terminology, action packed, want to listen to more but don't want the story to finish.
The Narrator did a wonderful job with the different characters, which made the story more enjoyable and easy to follow.
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