New York Times best-selling author Stephen Hunter is back with another breakneck thriller, in which ex-Marine sniper, Ray Kruz, must outwit a group of murderous Somali terrorists who’ve laid siege to the Mall of America.
Recently retired marine sergeant Ray Kruz has been talked into a mall trip by his fiancé, the beautiful Molly Chan. For Ray, Molly represents a way to reconnect with normal life, something his 20 years in the service and five tours in two combat zones have prevented. But now he finds himself in the middle of the softest target of all, a huge consumer mall where a self-styled “Mumbai Brigade” has come to bring massive death to the heartland. They just didn’t know Ray Cruz was in the building….
©2011 Stephen Hunter (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Extremely unlikable characters, especially the black colonel. Very typical of the administration in the US these days. Trite story. Forget this and buy a Grey Man, Jack Reacher, Mitch Rapp or Scott Harvath series instead.
The narrator did a decent job given what he had to work with.
What a great "short" book- 8hrs. In today's world this could happen. A big Ben Coes fan, This book held my interest with a twist coming from someone you would not expect.
I like espionage and thrillers . This takes place not all over the world but right here in the largest mall. Ray Kruz is great.
absolutely, hard to press the stop button
Keep the narrator ! transfer to the listener emotion and excitement.
For a short listen, buy today,
I am a 68 yo disabled veteran who was a medic during Viet Nam. I am retired and live on a lake north of Dallas, TX. I love Audible.
Hunter continues his Bob Lee Swagger series with this page turner ; only his son, Ray Cruz is the Protagonist. He might as well be Bob Lee, though a younger and (only slightly) hipper version.
This is a fast paced story with a real plot twist toward the end. The narrator does an excellent job. If you like these kinds of books, you'll like this one.
The first novel by Stephen Hunter to offer s new hero: Ray Kruz...not half-bad good guy and retired Marine.
This is an excellent intro to continue the Swagger leniage. Cruz processes the same duty and honor traits of his father.
Looking forward to more.
Narrator was weak. His attempts at character voices were distracting to the story. Overall an enjoyable book. I would not get another by this narrator.
This is right out of today's headlines with Book Haram threatening to attack the Mall of America . Very good: surprising storyline.
I really enjoyed the strength and conviction demonstrated in the Ray's character. Being retired military I can relate to his sense of HCC.
The details, I thought the author did a great job at revealing the brave men and women who also serve our country, but receive no recommendation for their efforts. (FBI, police etc.) In addition, Hunter did a great job at exposing the very true nature of how politics can hinder the extraordinary efforts of these courageous heroes.
This is my first time listening to Gigante's and he is definitely very good at what he does. He has a firm understanding of the importance of providing each character their own personality as well as a unique voice. Well done!
Without a doubt!
LOVE All books by Lee Child, and Vince Flynn and J.A.Jance
Main character--lots of depth
Mayhem in the mall !
Fast moving, good portrayal of police action.
Report Inappropriate Content