Nate Overbay, a former soldier suffering from PTSD and ALS, goes to an 11th-floor bank and climbs out the bathroom window onto the ledge, ready to end it all. But as he’s steeling himself to jump, a crew of gunmen bursts into the bank and begins viciously shooting employees and customers. With nothing to lose, Nate climbs back inside, confronts the robbers, and with his military training, starts taking them out, one by one. The last man standing leaves Nate with a cryptic warning: “He will make you pay in ways you can’t imagine.” Soon enough, Nate learns what this means.
He is kidnapped by Pavlo, a savage Ukrainian mobster and mastermind of the failed heist. Now blocked from getting into the bank vault to retrieve the critical item inside, Pavlo gives Nate a horrifying ultimatum: Either break in and acquire the item or watch Pavlo slowly kill the people Nate loves most - his estranged wife, Janie, and his teenaged daughter, Cielle. Nate lost them both when he came back from Iraq broken and confused. Now he’s got one chance to protect the people he loves, even if it’s the last thing he is able to do.
©2012 Gregg Hurwitz (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Read other books by this author and they were good. This one kinda hung around in my library for a long time. Finally I started it and whoa! what the...
Gripping, grinding, edge of your seat action and then all the sudden there are the heart wrenching twists and turns... yeah, no regrets. Brick does a 10 job on it too. I doubt seriously that you'll be disappointed.
The narration was too timid. It just put me to sleep
Nate should have been more Chuck Norris type
Plot was good. Jason was a funny guy
Out of all the books that I have listened to, this one was painful.
Gregg Hurwitz wrote a great novel. I'd have to say this book is probably in my top five favorites. The characters were very well developed. The story kept me on the edge of my seat and I never wanted to stop listening. Scott Brick as always brought the characters to life. If you're a fan of thrillers, then you definitely don't want to miss this book.
This is my granddaughter's picture! She is my love.
I really dislike fiction that tries to put in the author's opinion into the pages. This is about a man ready to jump from a tall building. He is a former soldier with PTSD, but this isn't about PTSD. Many books have been written about soldiers with PTSD and they describe the terrible situation of the soldier. That is fine, but if I want to hear a lecture about that problem, I would read about the problem. This book is not a book about PTSD, it is about a hero, a soldier that acts without thinking of the consequences. A good man gets caught up in something more than just countries fighting. Part of the story seem just a little over the top, but mostly, this book kept my attention until the end. And that is a good thing.
book starts off smooth and transitions nicely into the plot. characters where interesting and had good Twists. overall a good thought provoking ending in my opinion.
I know that Mr Bricks' narration always seems melodramatic to me. But the stories seem like good ones, so I buy them hoping I'll change my mind but never really enjoy it. This one, I couldn't finish. But if you like his style (and most do apparently) you'll probably like it. I guess I'm only writing for those like me who buy books hoping that the next experience w/this narrator will be better. It won't - but I bet I keep trying b/c the stories are good.
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