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.
My first taste of this author. Definitely worth another looking into again. Well worth it.
Being a truck driver, I sometimes hope to run accross a great audiobook. Here's one great audiobook story. Thanks.
What would Nate Overbay do? What would any of us do? ... can do?
So I made it almost 11 hours into this novel and while it's well written and the narration is fine, I just didn't care how it ended, so I'm moving on to another book.
It's a fairly simply story, although there's a lot of running around and it seemed pretty obvious to me how it was going to end. I guess it didn't matter to me enough to hear it out because I kept drifting out of the story and so I finally gave up.
I'm willing to believe it could be more interesting to someone else. Maybe I've simply read too many thrillers and I need a more twists. Running from the bad guy for the entire book is just not enough for me.
Kept on getting more and more dismal as the book wore on.
The narrator was a perfect match for this dreary book.
This is a tightly written thriller. What makes this book even better is that the protagonist has ALS. A reasonable and thoughtful protagonist makes entirely different choices when he knows he is dying. Brilliant!
He always delivers.
The author has the characters making silly decisions only to further the plot of the story. The main character broods too much and overindulges in past regrets. By the end of the story, I was actually relieved that he accomplished what he had set out to do in the opening of the story.
The reader read the main character's lines like he was spastic Forrest Gump. Geez, just because someone is depressed does not mean the person will sound like a baby robot trying to learn the alphabet.
The villains were actually awful, brutal, scary, people that I'd hope to never cross. So whenever they appeared in the story, I was afraid for the protagonist and his family.
Scott Brick is very good he gets 5 stars.
As for the story my god I was pissed off throughout the story, like at the end he couldn't break the sliding glass door that,s sad.
The story overall is a very good story except the gloomy cloud of death from beginning to end.
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