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No Mercy Audiobook

No Mercy

No names. No Feds. No trace evidence. That's how Jonathan Grave operates. As a freelance specialist in covert rescues, he has to work outside the law to get things done - especially in highly sensitive hostage situations. But when an Indiana college student is abducted, and Jonathan's meticulous plan explodes into a deadly shooting spree, the local authorities are out for blood - and they're not alone. Someone wants to control a devastating secret...Someone rich and powerful.
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Publisher's Summary

No names. No Feds. No trace evidence. That's how Jonathan Grave operates. As a freelance specialist in covert rescues, he has to work outside the law to get things done - especially in highly sensitive hostage situations.

But when an Indiana college student is abducted, and Jonathan's meticulous plan explodes into a deadly shooting spree, the local authorities are out for blood - and they're not alone. Someone wants to control a devastating secret...Someone rich and powerful...Someone willing to capture, torture, an kill anyone to get it. Even the people Jonathan loves most...

©2009 John Gilstrap; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[T]his fast-paced tale of violence and revenge is all about plot, of which there is plenty." (Publishers Weekly)
"Rocket-paced suspense." (Jeffery Deaver)
"No Mercy grabs hold of you on page one and doesn't let go. Gilstrap's new series is terrific. It will leave you breathless. I can't wait to see what Jonathan Grave is up to next." (Harlan Coben)
"The release of a new John Gilstrap novel is always worth celebrating, because he's one of the finest thriller writers on the planet. No Mercy showcases his work at its finest -- taut, action-packed, and impossible to put down!" (Tess Gerritsen)
"A great hero, a pulse-pounding story -- and the launch of a really exciting series." (Joseph Finder)

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    William L. 10-20-11
    William L. 10-20-11
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    "Slow story line - hard to stay focused"

    The characters are not believable and the narration is so slow that the listener's attention may wander. The main character is supposed to be a hardened veteran of both war and covert operations yet he acts like a social worker. His character is not believable. Don't trust the Audible description for this book.

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    Cary Calabasas, CA, United States 10-18-11
    Cary Calabasas, CA, United States 10-18-11 Member Since 2011

    Restructuring

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    "2nd rate reading"

    The story is good read. not a great listen...the reading is 2nd rate The recording kept picking up background conversation. Sounds like it was recorded in a studio with muliple readers and sound resistant versus sound proof walls. Unlike so many action adventures, this author has come up with realistic scenarios that employ state of the art special forces type missions in the U.S. Also explores realistic interpersonal relationships, nice character building allowing average people to make choices to either become extraordinary or mediocre due to circumstances outside of their control. My favorite part is a not-in-your-face minor exploration of the criminal justice system- showing how inappropriate it is for dealing with serious crime. The author has fun with a slightly guilt-damaged former FBI superstar-turned town sheriff. Sheriff's former stick-to-the-book versus common sense attitude resulted in death of twin girls. Her unresolved angst puts her on the hunt for two heros who adhere to a higher order: protecting the innocent, common sense and decency; she's unaware that her inner pysche must have her destroy these two, or face up to her own fears- that her guilt will destroy her. The villain-Greed is personsified by a triumvarte led by a torture & mutililation loving, ex-cammando supportd by an unholy alliance between an ultra-extreme eco-terrorists/civilian paramilitary force and right-wing U.S. weapons manufacturer providing highly illegal" WMDs to the U.S and terrorist nations. I have a low tolerance of gore and cruelty- the author got the point across without overload. The author entertainingly builds to no-way out climax showing that even highly invested-in characters are expendable.. The eve of the climax, presents a cammando style battle scenario, but it's a no-win for our heros- neither death, nor success will get them out of the hole they find themselves in.

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    Greg akron, OH, United States 10-02-11
    Greg akron, OH, United States 10-02-11
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    "how to make it a great book"
    If you could sum up No Mercy in three words, what would they be?

    Great story, but the narrator was slow with lots of pauses. Kind of frustrating and I almost turned off the book it was so bad. Then I discovered 1 1/2 speed. This was perfect and actually fit the story and tempo well.


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    D DeBiasio Lincoln Park, NJ, United States 09-05-11
    D DeBiasio Lincoln Park, NJ, United States 09-05-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Thoroughly Enjoyed"

    This is the first I have read from Gilstrap and I will certainly look for more from him. Well written and great plot and characters. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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    Game To Please Stone Mountain, GA, United States 09-05-11
    Game To Please Stone Mountain, GA, United States 09-05-11 Member Since 2010

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    "great surprise"

    This was the first book I read by this author. It was a great story, fluid story, and well developed characters. The performance author was fantastic.

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    Arthur Santa Ynez, CA, United States 07-13-11
    Arthur Santa Ynez, CA, United States 07-13-11 Member Since 2016

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    "bad to worse"

    The reade was awful but it didn't make any differance because the writing was horrible.Toatally forgetable

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    Sheila Stony Plain, AB, Canada 07-08-11
    Sheila Stony Plain, AB, Canada 07-08-11 Member Since 2016
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    "New favorite author"

    I enjoyed this book and the narration very much. The elegance of Mr. Gage's narration is a perfect match for the elegance of Mr. Gilstrap's writing.

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    Andrew Henrietta, NY, United States 06-24-11
    Andrew Henrietta, NY, United States 06-24-11 Member Since 2010
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    "No Mercy"

    Very intense novel. When you think something will work itself out there is another twist. You feel for the characters and want to help them. The corrupted ones went so far with lies they are afraid to admit the truth.

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    Rajesh Johanneburg, South Africa 10-31-10
    Rajesh Johanneburg, South Africa 10-31-10 Member Since 2016

    Legal Thrillers, crime, fiction. humor and a bit of management sprinkled with some self improvement. All through Audible.

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    "Action thriller. No Plot"

    A Mediocre plot. Well described action. Not a book that will make you skip a TV show to listen but also not a one that you will give up.
    If you like the sound of guns in a book you can choose this one. If you like mystery, thrill of suspense. Skip this.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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