As I quite liked the first book about Nathan McBride, I couldn't wait to get started on this one. I actually pushed back quite a lot of other books in..Show More » my reading list to get going.
Nathan is still damaged goods, and still a very, very interesting main character. You get even more insight into the guy in this book, and you get more of the story just hinted about in the first book.
You also get to know the other characters better...and you get to meet a few new interesting people...and one baaaaaaaaad baddie.
This thriller is rather intense, so if you have a weak stomach this might not be for you. Tales of torture and sadism has a centre stage in this one...
If you like thrillers, the books about Nathan McBride should certainly occupy a place on your shelfs...recommended.
This is apparently one of those series where you have to start with the first book. As it is, I feel like I walked into the middle of the movie, star..Show More »ting with this #3 book. There's just no background information offered that makes anything else make sense: who is this man with the (apparently) scarred face? We have only the barest explanation, and there's no explanation for the scars -- and he gets testy when "the girl" asks. Why would this man immediately, and without question, put his life on the line on the basis of one anonymous phone call? From someone he's never even heard of, let alone met? What's the basis of this mysterious partnership he has with another (absent) man? What do they do, and why? Okay, he's a "private investigator" -- but how many PI's would act as MacBride does, on NO information -- let alone no promise of any kind of payment?
Beyond that, this "Nathan MacBride" is a little tough to deal with. He's constantly issuing terse orders: "Don't touch me". "Don't come up behind me". "Don't talk to me." "Don't ever wake me up." And gets downright nasty if the poor kid forgets. The girl, for her part, has some oddities herself. There she is, 12 years old, has mastered all kinds of things, electronics, the solar system, cooking, guns and ammunition, etc etc. She mastered an entire series of hand signals in "less than a minute", we're told. But yet she doesn't understand the word "intangible"? That word she has to have explained to her? Doesn't make sense.
If you like cat-and-mouse thrillers, and don't need to know who any of the characters are, or why they're either running or being chased, this is probably a pretty good book. Lots of techno-geek stuff, lots of tense chases over hill and dale. But if you need to know a little more about who, what and why anybody is doing anything, then either skip this book, or maybe start with the first book in the series. I'm not going to pursue this series any farther, but I can understand it has an audience.
Can you retire when the CIA has you on speed dial?
Ready to Kill Is the 4th book in the Nathan McBride series. Once again Dick Hill is a master narrator and expresses every emotion and action with a cl..Show More »arity few narrators can do today. This and all of Andrew Peterson's McBride Novels are must listens.
It's said once a Marine always a Marine, this must be true for the CIA as well especially if they have your number on speed dial. It seams Nicaragua and Nathan can never get away from each other. Harv and Nathan may be getting older but they are not dead, not yet anyway. Once again Nathan must confront his past and use all his skills to track down a sniper he trained in the past.
This a great audiobook and rivals the other McBride books in story quality and as an edge of your seat thrill ride. I wait in anticipation of the next McBride Adventure.
The book opens up in a war zone (Afghanistan) against the Taliban, Tanner Mason; a private military contractor is leading the raid. Then the story sw..Show More »itches to modern day San Diego, California as Nathan McBride answers a call from a friend Toby Haynes. Toby accuses Tanner of murder. Nathan and his partner Harvey Fontana start to investigate. Boy oh Boy the action begins and never stops.
Peterson is an excellent writer and even though this is book five the quality has not let up. Peterson displays his superior knowledge of all aspects of fighting combatants, weaponry and strategy. The plot twists and turns and the book entertain an interesting mix of characters. I enjoyed this action packed story. Dick Hill narrated the story.