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.
Listener of Audible books since 2007. Have listened to many books while driving many miles. I'm particularly interested in mysteries.
I would try another book by Andrew Peterson or Dick Hill. This particular book's story was less than believable. And Dick; well he's Jack Reacher
Sure would. I like these type of mysteries and have enjoyed some of the other Andrew Peterson listens.
Dick is great narrator and always does a great job differentiating one character from the other.
The story line is just unbelievable. It's hard to fathom any ex operative taking a little girl into the field of conflict that alone have that girl take an active part in the mission.
Introduce the child. Put her to bed. Get on with the job.
No. The first couple of hours were repetitive close calls, to the point of being tedious to listen to. I found myself using my iPod Touch's feature to play at 2x. That's not a good sign.
This was a much weaker effort than the first two books in the series. It felt like Peterson kept gluing one more close call and escape onto the sequence until he'd filled up enough length. Then at the end, having Nathan's half-sister not remember anything was a very contrived way to wrap things up more quickly. Too quickly, leaving too sketchy an explanation of the backstory. Very unsatisfying.
This book gave me the feeling that Peterson is about out of good ideas for the Nathan McBride character. This is the point in a series where many other writers would bring in a co-author. (Cussler anyone?)
For me Yes. I live on the road.
Nathan is a hero but he's relatable; he's not perfect. I like that. I feel smarter than him often enough to believe he's real and he's brilliant enough to be a skilled hero and leave me thoroughly impressed..
Harv for sure! He nails it.
I sat in the truck in my driveway for an extra 45 minutes to finish book 2 after a 9 hour drive from Phoenix at 1:00am so that oughta tell ya.
Keep 'em comin'. I always fear an author getting side tracked or getting a new idea and ending a great character. I hope Nathan lives on for a long time!
Back in the day, this would have been the book you could not put down! For us audio book listeners, this is the book you can't stop listening to. WHY??? Fast start, story time line of about 24 hours. You don't have time to take a break! Dick Hill, bring the art of story telling a live. Andrew Peterson, please give us more of Nathan McBride, he is a great protagonist.
Love listening to books and walking. Connected to Audible at least 6 hours a day.
This is third of three about Nathan McBride. The first two books make this book even more powerful. Nathan McBride, Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp, I love these guys.
All three Nathan McBride novels are awesome. It is on the edge of your seat listening.
Andrew Peterson could be another Vince Flynn. I hope we have not heard the last of
Nathan McBride.Something tells me we won't.
You must listen to all three novels!
when nathan was shot by voda in the desert
keep them coming andrew.
This was my third book in the series, in which I enjoyed the first two. However, this book from the outset was painful. The idea of having a whiny child as a central part of the story was not a positive development to this story or the series.
The various action characters like Mitch Rapp, John Corey and Jack Reacher can show a softer side occasionally put are never saddled with a young girl for painful dialogue and unbelievable action events.
It may take days to get that whiny voice out of my ears.
This was the best read in a long time! I did miss Harv- though. Bring Harv back in the next novel.
This no holds barred, lethal giant protecting that little girl was such a great story line. Trying to be a gentleman, a father figure, an uncle, and a protector in one was very intriguing and at times laugh out loud hilarious.
There were no bad parts at all in this novel. I was gripped the entire time. PURE PERFECTION!!!
But remember, give us Harv back.
Well it filled some otherwise dead time driving. Wasn't totally unlistenable but not outstanding in any way
There was a lot of what I considered bizarre rationalization going on with some religious references that just seemed odd. Nathan's condition of attacking people randomly when he wakes and having nightmares seems to me to be a really bad combination for someone supposedly in the professional security business. He needs to be getting help and not being allowed to ramp about all over creation administering his own brand of justice.
Other adventure hero types can be coldly rational and predictable in their behavior. After 3 Nathan McBride books I can't warm to him as the heroic type at all
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