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.
Based on the first review of this book, I purchased it to see if the review was accurate. I'm familiar with this author and found it difficult to believe he'd create an unlikable character. My instincts were correct.
Lauren is a twelve-year-old girl who's been kidnapped. Despite being stressed to the breaking point, she's poised and collected. She's not whiney at all, just the opposite. Sure, she's uneasy from her situation (who wouldn't be?) and has to trust a complete stranger (Nathan) but I think she's charming, intelligent, and capable. Part of the the intrigue, is how Nathan and Lauren must learn to trust each other and I think Mr.Peterson did a masterful job developing their relationship!
OPTION TO KILL is a departure for this author and I admire how he's avoided being formulaic with his story telling. We never leave Nathan's perspective in OPTION so the listener unravels the story alongside Nathan.
It's a fast-paced adventure that also reveals a deeper part if Nathan that I didn't know existed. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I'm looking forward to more stories from Mr. Peterson. Keep up the great work! And Dick is simply amazing! This was a challenging project for him and I couldn't be happier with the result!
I couldn't wait for the next Nathan McBride book. The only downside was that I couldn't stop listening ... And it was over all to soon ... And now I am waiting again!
It didn't disappoint. If possible it just keeps getting better. Great characters, both old and new - I LOVE both Nathan and Harv, Stone and Granger. And Jin and Lauren are great adds. Fantastic detail, intriguing yet plausible plots. Love the series!
I have listened to many Dick Hill narrations. In fact, searching by his name is how I discovered Andrew Peterson - and other authors who would soon become favorites. He is my favorite narrator, who is especially talented at defining each character with tone, cadence and attitude which both perfectly fits the character, brings them to life, and helps the story flow easily.
This is another excellent narration.
Yes, because it has a great action without being bogged down with to much detail.
Yes, Peterson did a great job blending all the scenes together. The suspense of the gun battles, being on the run, and the mysteries behind the characters combined together to provide a great balance that made it hard to stop listening.
Yes, no complaints. There were occasional background noises but it didn't really effect the performance.
No. At least not emotionally. I could relate to some of Nathan's internal dialog and so it did make me think about some things.
The greatest factor for giving this book five stars were the new characters. I hope Peterson plans to make them to into major characters in future books. Nathan Mcbride needs all the help he can get ...
I am a fan of mysteries and thrillers mostly espionage. I am 61 yrs young and an auto tech. I like motorcycle riding and listen to many books while riding.
this is the third book in the nathan mcbride series. it is not as good as the first two, however it is still a worthwhile listen. if you never had kids then it may not be for you. one reviewer said that he thought the girl whinned throughout the story, but i didn't see it that way at all. it was a good book that as in the first two kept me not wanting to put in down. listened to it in three days. i would recommend it.
make the 12 year old girl a little less bright. i have no doubt that there are very smart 12 yr olds, just not this sharp about tactacles would be more realistic
yes many. i very much enjoy dick hill as a narrator. he and scott brick are probably my favs
Starts quick and stays tense. Kept me alert most of the way across the United States.
Already have listen to 3 (at the time, all that are available). Enjoyed all of them
Author, rabid Audible listener.
Nathan McBride is back and this time there is a girl involved. She is so involved, in fact, that Nathan takes her on a wild journey with gunfights and murderous enemies.
The story begins with Nathan receiving a text with a mysterious message. A girl texts him to let him know she has been kidnapped. Nathan tracks this girl down and then the plot thickens as they dart around San Diego, then various cities throughout California.
Harv and Holly are basically minor supporting roles in this outing so it is just Nathan and the girl. The girl is surrounded in mystery (how does she know Nathan's code name and private number?) and the murderous men who kidnapped her are running a very strange operation.
Actually, I liked the story, enjoyed the plot and Dick Hill once again did a great narration. Here is where the book lost me. The girl is very smart and her need to stay close to Nathan and be protected is what allows the story to have Nathan taking her to gunfight after deadly gunfight.
No matter what this girl went through, Nathan's taking her on this journey of destruction was completely implausible. Harv and Holly certainly would not approve and I just couldn't get it out of my head either.
This is actually an interesting story and I do like the Nathan McBride series but I was really bothered by how unrealistic it would be to put this girl into the situations they did.
Lovely story line
I was pleased
He really does a good job
I thought the scene in the house with Nate and Lauren was poignant
I enjoyed it
Nathan showing is sensitive and paternal side though not wanting to admit it.
Again, Nathan for reasons mentioned already
I don't usually like when children are charecters in books like these bec of my over protectiveness but I enyoyed still
I would absolutely reccommned this for any who like this type of genre
Nathan Mcbride's character is well developed and you feel like you are there with him going through the moment to moment decisions
When he realizes for certain Lauren is his niece by the shape and color of her eyes
When he has to break his hand to escape
A great listen from the start to the last
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