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.
Wow. This was my first Andrew Peterson, will back track to pick up books 1 and 2 of the McBride, then on forward. Love Dick Hill, started with him on the Lee Child/Jack Reacher books, it's not just Reacher that he does so well. Did a listen to Gray Man to get me over last of Reacher books, disappointed. But this BLEW MY SOX OFF!
If you're a Reacher fan, then be careful reading this series. Why? Because, I found that I like this character, Nathan McBride, better! What?! Yup, you heard it here first. I won't go into the story at all. Hate spoilers or anything that might influence a future listener. What I will go into without any spoilers is WHY I like this character better. Main reason--he's flawed! He's been in the machine and been spit out. Intact but with issues. This makes him believable, and you're immediately on his side. He's also grittier than Reacher. You'll have to figure that out on your own. Any reacher fan will enjoy this series and be left wanting more! I know I was.
ALSO... do I have to say anything about Dick Hill? Nope, go forth... download and enjoy!!
Covert spy & crime thrillers with lone heroes. Lots of action, start to end. Bad endings = bad book. Love Jack Reacher & Nathan McBride!!
Very good, even puled my heart strings
Very personable and had a great softside,
Yes! This is great like the others
Yes - Had hard time putting my family off.
I love the stories and the narrator. Watch out Jack Reacher & Lee Child!
Dick Hill was annoying as a 12 year old girl. Don't know how McBride could stand her.
Not as good as the first two McBride stories but he does have a way with torture.
Incredibly bad female and child voices.
The Nathan McBride novels are a "must" read. The characters blend and interact as real individuals. The storylines are well written. A pure joy to listen.
This book was heartwarming although it was an action story, I found it to be very interesting and I loved how the family accepted each other. I wish I had listened to the first two in order, but I got it as a special price.
Was on the edge of my seat the whole way. Dick Hill's narration is perfect. Don't miss this one.
I love books!
First time author for me, this book started out action packed and never let up. The protagonist was an ex-marine sniper, ex-CIA operative with baggage but ever resourceful so you realized early on he was one tough dude. An interesting aspect to this book was the narrator, Dick Hill. Hill also narrates author Lee Childs' Jack Reacher series and the lead characters in both are similar. When listening to this book I kept thinking about the Reacher character. I wondered if it was by design, kind of like piggybacking on the popularity of the other series and the narrator. After awhile you get caught up in the story and don't think about it as much. But it is interesting to get used to a narrator, and there are lots of great ones, then hear them in a different series. This story kept my attention and I blew right through it. It all took place in San Diego in a several day period. Enjoy!
Initially it was difficult to identify McBride since I'm so used to hearing Dick Hill narrate Jack Reacher books but after a while it was fine. The bonding he develops in the book with Lauren, a 12 year old girl, really adds to the story development. Really great book and will read the others too.
Yes & no. 3rd in a up til now good series. But I did'bt like the way the author painted such a professional in the 1st two books, but then goes against professional judgement for emotional reasonings.
That the main character survived. 2 That the FBI stool on the sideline during most of the story.
When Nathan picked off the extra help at the final showdown without the main villian being aware of it.
Yes. A Lifetime movie. Nothing against Lifetime they have some very good movies. But the main character while able to pull it off, took (what I thought) some unneccessary risks & showed a lot of impatience that could not be called professionalism.
I hope the next book is just as engaging.
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