Nathan McBride, “the most brutally effective thriller hero to appear in years” (Ridley Pearson, author of Killer Weekend), returns in the third installment of one of the best new series in thriller fiction.
When Nathan McBride receives a text message from someone who claims she’s been kidnapped, it triggers a deadly chain of events that has the potential to haunt him for the rest of his life. Nathan will soon learn that nothing from his past could ever prepare him for the crisis he’ll soon be facing. The girl’s name is Lauren and she’s just 12 years old. With virtually no experience with children, Nathan’s patience and compassion are about to be tested to their limits.
In a violent confrontation, Nathan rescues Lauren from her kidnapper, but as he unravels Lauren's story, he realizes his troubles are only beginning. She says she's in the Witness Security Program, and doesn't trust the US Marshals because she thinks they're complicit in her abduction. Not only that, her stepdad was murdered last night.
In a desperate and unlikely alliance, Nathan and Lauren must stay one step ahead of her kidnapper and the brutal mercenaries who will kill anyone who gets in their way. Played out over the course of 36 lightning-fast hours, Nathan and Lauren must learn to trust each other or they won’t survive.
©2012 Andrew Peterson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
this was an exciting, awesone, continually moving book. I found the girl to be a bit outside of normal kid, then again her Mom had taught her to think in terms of survival so maybe not. being 12 is a real difficult age so I get the fear and the need for the closeness. I found this book to be as action packed as the others and with the added element of the human factor on this relationship level VERY exciting. thank you. you did it again Andrew
A different book from the first two McBride novels. Focus is kept on the two main characters throughout. The developing relationship between McBride and Lauren is interesting, sad, harrowing and at times even (yes) hilarious. Arm yourself with a little "suspension of disbelief" at some of McBride's decisions, and you will love this book. Way more enjoyable than the last one.
A brutal story, yes. But also al lot of emotions that fits the McBride/Lauren theme.
Dick Hill - great as always.
This one has great characters. I'm a huge Lee Child fan, and Nathan McBride is refreshingly more realistic / human than Reacher. This book has some great characters in it, and a non-stop storyline. Not as predictable as the Reacher books have become.
The story was fast moving but too detailed at times. I think a person who is interested in weapons would be okay with those details. There were surprises throughout. Nathan is a great character. I thought the narrator did a terrible job at the female voices. Plus they all sounded alike to me. He was good with men's parts.
Love to learn and get lost in a good story! Audible allows me to fill some of my downtime with new experiences, adventures and knowledge!
Dick Hill is great clear easy to follow and smooth, the story keep it's main characters down to a manageable level. And the author will teach you interesting stuff without trying to impress you.
Nathan the hero is a flawed haunted honorable man. He makes the decisions you hope you would decide to make. This book really took off in a heartbeat and if you didn't jump on board fast the story was going to pass right by you. I wanted to get swept up in the action and I was.
I liked the the part where the vet stepped up and helped another vet. Respect between those who serves resonates with me
It's Coyote Season
I am now listening to the 4th of this series.
Absolutely, he's the best!
I think Dick Hill could read you the phone book and make it mildly interesting, this had to be a tough one for him.
Yes but...... You must suspend your reality check list with this one. I generally like this type of book, especially Vince Flynn's works. However, this book by Andrew Peterson uses our hero just a little, or a lot, depending on you view, in a very unrealistic way far to many times. I can't point out much without spoilers. Dick Hill is a great reader / performer but in this one he just over does the hysterical parts with a lot of whining by the character.
Drug out and very predictable.
No. Listen to it and you will know why.
Narrated by Dick Hill in the same tone and professional manner of all his work, he brings Nathan McBride to life. You listen and think Nathan himself is recalling the story. I have review the first two McBride novels and feel Andrew Petetson has produced his best work to date. I love seeing Nathan's human side opposed to his Marine/CIA side that really can't be separated.
When young Lauren texts Nathan saying she has been kidnapped he knows it's no hoax. Lauren gets his attention by using his secret CIA code name. Nathan leaps into action trying to find and protect Lauren. He immediately finds himself in the middle of a situation he doesn't fully understand. But as McBride is never in over his head he heeds the call and the thrill commences.
Option to Kill is the Best McBride book to date. It is a great listen and makes you want more.
This book was purchased with my own money for review.
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