Flowers is only in his late 30's, but he's been around the block a few times, and he doesn't think much can surprise him anymore. He's wrong. It's a hot, humid summer night in Minnesota, and Flowers is in bed with one of his ex-wives (the second one , if you're keeping count ) when the phone rings. It's Lucas Davenport. There's a body in Stillwater, two shots to the head, found near a veterans' memorial. And the victim has a lemon in his mouth.
This book grabs you from the beginning and is a "can't put down" from that point on. Although the plot was somewhat improbable, the writing and narration kept you totally interested throughout. Virgil Flowers is at this best in this one.
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Bravery. Honor. Sacrifice. These are more than mere words to trained Marine sniper Nathan McBride. He’s never backed away from danger and he’s not about to start now, even if it means confronting the cold-blooded interrogator who tortured him to the brink of death more than a decade ago.
I was very anxious to listen to this book after First To Kill. Unforutnately, it left me pretty dry. First I just cant find Nathan McBride very exciting. Second the narrator is horrible especially when he tries female voices. Peterson missed the boat by not developing his villan a little more. Had he done so I think I would have been more involved in the story. Although I finished the book, I was anxious for the end.
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The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastated Washington, D.C., targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people, including public officials and CIA employees. It was a bizarre act of extreme violence that called for extreme measures on the part of elite counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp and his trusted team member, Mike Nash.
This is it. I have listened to all the Vince Flynn books and if we had 10 stars this would be it. I only wish there were more Vince Flynn books to listen to. Whatever you do, don't miss this one.
Virgil Flowers kicked around for a while before joining the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. First it was the army and the military police, then the police in St. Paul, and finally Lucas Davenport brought him into the BCA, promising him, "We'll only give you the hard stuff." He's been doing the hard stuff for three years now, but never anything like this.
Virgil Flowers is at it again. If you are a fan of Flowers then this will be one of your favorites. Interesting throughout. A very good listen.
It's just seven days before Memorial Day, and a spike in CIA intelligence has pointed to a major terrorist attack on the United States. Now it's up to counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp to pull out all the stops. Rapp immediately leaves for Afghanistan, where he leads a special forces unit on a daring commando raid across the border into a remote Pakistani village. Their target: an al-Qaeda stronghold. Rapp and his team soon discover plans for a catastrophic nuclear attack on Washington, DC.
Excellent book, exciting from beginning to end. You will not be disappointed in this book. Vince Flynn is without a doubt the best at bringing a story together and keeping your interest all the way through.
Wounded in the line of duty, NYPD homicide cop John Corey is convalescing in rural eastern Long Island when an attractive young couple he knows is found shot to death on the family patio. The victims were biologists at Plum Island, a research site rumored to be an incubator for germ warfare. Suddenly, a local double murder takes on shattering global implications - and thrusts Corey and two extraordinary women into a dangerous search for the secret of Plum Island....
I am a huge Demille fan and anxiously downloaded this book based on past books and the excellent ratings this book had received. Quite honestly it was one of the more disappointing and boring Demille books I have listened to. As usual, Demille rambles and appears to be inserting nothing more than filler for pages. It took 10 hours of listening before you discovered the direction of the book. The hero, John Corey came off with his sarcastic nature as a 12 year old trying to play detective. I always find this hard to swallow and extremely irritating. The direction of the story was just down right not believeable. There were too many holes that just didn't fill in for me. The narrator Scott Brick is in my opinion one of the poorest narrators you can listen to. Every sentence seems to end with an exclamation! That are many better Demille books than this one. Save your credit.
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Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.
In this book Michael Connelly combined two of his most exciting characters with Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller. The book quickly established the plot and remained exciting with both characters throughout. I would love to see more of this combination in future books. This was definitely a 5 star book but the narrator was absolutely terrible which reduced it to 4 stars for me. His inability to alter his voice for the characters required a very close and concetrated listen. Please don't spoil future books by allowing a marginal narrator to present it.
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One late fall Sunday in southern Minnesota, a farmer brings a load of soybeans to a local grain elevator - and a young man hits him on the head with a steel bar, drops him into the grain bin, waits until he's sure he's dead, and then calls the sheriff to report the "accident." Suspicious, the sheriff calls in Virgil Flowers, who quickly breaks the kid down...and the next day the boy's found hanging in his cell. Remorse? Virgil isn't so sure....
This book was very interesting and entertaining. The characters were great and kept my interest throughout. I highly recommend this one.
A German Shepherd police dog witnesses a murder and if his owner - an Iraq war vet and former cop-turned-thief - is convicted of the crime, the dog could be put down. Few rival Andy Carpenter's affection for dogs, and he decides to represent the poor canine. As Andy struggles to convince a judge that this dog should be set free, he discovers that the dog and his owner have become involved unwittingly in a case of much greater proportions than the one they've been charged with.
Once again David Rosenfelt has written a winner. When you listen to a book where a lawyer is defending a dog you wonder how the author can possibly make this interesting. Rosenfelt is a master. The characters are entertaining and the story believeable and interesting. If you would like to be entertained then this book is a must.
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There was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana oil platform off the coast of Colombia - slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform - and that was the Capitana crew chief, Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun....
I purchased this book based on the reviews as "Like Vince Flynn"! Unfortunately it was not. The story is one that you could see happening to our country. Unfortunately the hero's were not very exciting or believeable. The book starts so slow that I almost abandoned it. Then as it moves to the middle the action picks up and grabbed my interest. The last third of the book found me anxious for it to end. I just could not buy into the hero, he just was not very believeable.
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