Convicted of a series of horrific crimes against female college students in Santa Barbara, wealthy playboy Charlie Mendez has fled across the US border into Mexico. As one bounty hunter after another meets a grisly end at the hands of the murderous drug cartel his family have hired to keep him safe, it seems that Mendez is one fugitive destined to remain beyond the reach of the law. Or at least that's how it looks until one determined victim persuades high-end security specialist Ryan Lock and his partner, retired Marine Ty Johnson, to take on the case.
Plunged into a nightmare world where no one can be trusted, least of all the authorities, the two men discover a city more deadly than any war zone. Worse still, when an attractive young American tourist is snatched from the streets, it appears that Mendez has returned to his old ways. But in order to stop him before he claims another victim will Lock and Ty have to pay the Devil's Bounty?
©2012 Sean Black (P)2012 Sean Black
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This book had so many good reviews that I decided to jump right in on Book 4 instead of going back to listen to them in order, which I usually do.
While I enjoyed this book, I was really expecting a knock-out. Overall, I enjoyed it, but would only consider it slightly above-average. I am surprised with the number of 5 star reviews, and I can only assume that many of the readers/listeners have not listened to or read the true 5-star authors in this genre, like Vince Flynn.
Don't get me wrong, this book is definitely worth the time and purchase, it's just that I did not think of it as a 5-star listen. I'll round it up to 4 stars.
The narrator was good but again compared to the best, he was a little flat at times.
Overall recommended, but I am not going to jump out there and listen to all the rest in the series. I may mix them in from time to time, but they won't be burning a hole in my iPhone.
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