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.
Story moved quickly, adding more facets with each chapter and holding onto the listeners curiousity. Not predictable.
The young girl (main character's off-sider plus) was suspicious in her abilities but cute in her neediness, she keeps you guessing.
Fast Different Connected
Not an extreme emotive ride, but keeps you on the edge of chair with minimal strings pulled.
It's a enjoyable journey, always looked forward to getting back to it.
Worth the read or listen. I like some of Andrew Peterson's other works better. And his choice of narriator is just the best. No one does it as well as Dick Hill.
I listened to this story-- I really like Nathan -- the story shows the author really does not know girls and it shows in the way he portrays her. It was little soap opera—a niece and now a sister –
Nathan shows he can get the job done even with an 11 year old girl in tow
Not much Harve.
Married, middle aged man, owns my own Body Shop. 4 kids. escapism, plan and simple.
I will, I like the main character, but i did not like the little kid in this story, so I will be getting the first book in this series, i hope it has the action I'm looking for.
I love the confident hero, so his character is right up my ally, but to pair him with a 12 year old girl, just made the book drag. I may not even finish it. keep to the formula that brought this series the readers it deserves.
not good littlegirl.
I am looking forward to reading the first & second book of this series.
This is my first try at this series. I think the character of Nathan McBride has great potential, so I’m going to go back and give the first two in the series a try. The action parts of this story were very good. “Option”, however, completely failed for me on a character level.
Firstly, the completely improbable interplay between Nathan and the niece, Lauren, left me shaking my head. Of course if you read this kind of fiction you expect the unbelievable, but that’s best left to the action side of the story. When it comes to how characters interact with each other that needs to be somewhat grounded in reality. No 12 year old is going to act or talk like the one in this story. For instance, Nathan puts her in a ghille suit with a spotting scope and she points out the bad guys, watches him slaughter them, and thinks it’s so “OMG cool”.
The dialogue between Nathan , Gin (the ½ sister) and Lauren is beyond trite. It sounds like the worst send up of B movie dialogue any satirist would write. It’s so grating, predictable and sappy I actually laughed out loud at what I considered to be the climax of the silliness when Gin yells at Nathan, “Get moving Marine”.
Dick Hill’s narration only serves to point out and accentuate the bad dialogue. His back of the throat whisper female voice is excruciating. If you listen to him you know what I mean. Usually it’s fine, but in this book it just adds to the mess.
Overall, I like this genre of,,, CIA operative on a critical mission... I also liked the first book in this series, "First to Kill".
I listened to the first book several years ago and saw that this one had very good reviews so I jumped on it without going back and listening to the second one. I enjoyed this book so I don't think you necessarily have to take them in order to gain some enjoyment out of the stories.
While these stories were good and I do like Andrew Peterson's writing style, I don't consider him to be among my favorites in this genre. I save that for Vince Flynn first, Alex Berenson second and then Peterson and others who fall into the "good but not great" category.
Dick Hill does a decent to good job. He has a no-nonsense style, but butchers women and children voices to the point of aggravation.
I recommend, it's worth the time and credit!!
yes, kept my attention through the entire story, Dick Hill did his usual great job, the action was continuous, but not overly graphic.
I haven't read the book
Action from the word go and pretty much non-stop.
He seemed like he was Nathan McBride
I listened to all three books and all three were just as exciting as the others. I have also listened to all of the Mitch Rapp series and these are just as good. Kudos to Andrew Peterson
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!!
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