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Hard Kill

A Jon Reznick Thriller, Book 2
Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (643 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A senior American security adviser is missing, presumed kidnapped for his top-level military intelligence. FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein needs to track him down before classified information gets into the wrong hands. She needs Jon Reznick on board.

The former black-ops assassin is supposed to be on vacation with his daughter, but when Meyerstein calls, it doesn't pay to keep her waiting. Her elite team is convinced that the missing diplomat's expertise in the Persian Gulf points to an Iranian terrorist cell, but Reznick isn't so sure. His gut instinct tells him they're all wrong. Never one to play by the rules, he finds himself working alone, following a lead that everyone else has dismissed. But to Reznick, the suspect seems a little too clean...

When the team comes under attack, the kidnapping is exposed as part of a much wider conspiracy, one far more dangerous than Meyerstein feared. Nothing and nobody is safe - and only Jon Reznick stands between national security and a campaign of unprecedented terror.

©2016 J. B. Turner. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 07-09-18

Good assassin read and listen..



Another exciting story about Jon Reznick helping the FBI catch a killer. Unfortunately, this book made a lot of the politicians in our government look really bad. AND the killer ended up getting away. Maybe he’ll show up in another book.

Reznick worked with Martha Meyerstein again but I gotta say no one seems to sleep in these books.
Reznick is forever popping Dexedrine and he and Martha drink tons of coffee, as if that’s the cure for never needing sleep. It’s really kind of silly.

Also, one reviewer gave it 1 or 2 stars because Martha, as Assistant Director of the FBI, went out into the field, Martha being “middle age” and all. Well, Martha is in her 30’s and if that’s “middle age” then I’m ancient.

This was a very good story and again I totally enjoyed it. There wasn’t any kind of sex or thoughts of sex but the F-bomb was used 57 times.

As to the narration: Jeffery Kafer, again, has a great reading voice and his men are perfect but his women’s voices still stink AND still I don’t mind. If there had been any kind of romance I would have minded.

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fast paced

exciting, good character development, easy to follow,, liking the series which has great continuity , highly recommend

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This is the second in the series that I've read. <br />

This is the second in the series that I've read. I think I'm hooked on John Rzeznik and JB Turner for a while real. quick,fast reads,

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  • Tracy T
  • Jacksonville, FL USA
  • 10-01-18

YUP another good Jon Reznick book!

I like this series! its fun, fast paced, full of action, terrorists, espionage, assassins, conspiracies and an the FBI consultant, Jon Reznick a former assassin. .

Packed full of everything you want in a good book. It never stops. And they never sleep. LOL

There is lots of dialogue throughout this book. Which is a bonus, I love lots of dialogue. There are some great characters and although Martha is only in her 30's they make her seem older. I wish they would stop doing that.

The story line and plot was great easy to follow along without getting lost or confused which is a plus for sure.

As for the narration it is very good. I like Jeffrey Kafer, he does a great job on all the voices and the female voices. He has a nice reading voice too.

I totally recommend this series.

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A must buy audible.

Yes this Jon Reznick series is a fun listen filled with multiple red herrings to keep the listener engaged. Kaffer once again does an outstanding job in his narration just as he did in book one.

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Super cliche and thin

This is a shallow story with ludicrous personal interplay throughout. The voicing is distressingly flat and far too serious. Listen to an RC Bray narration and you will understand. Every voice is precisely the same.

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The End

I just finished all 5 book and if the 5th book was the last , it wasn't a great ending to Jon Reznick.

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Good story

A bit too many repetitive phrases... He/she blew out her lips, they could feel their stomach knor. And the relationship changed throughout the story. Given they were addressing an Deputy director of the FBI I don't image folks would address her by her first name and then last name alternatively. Seemed a bit too informal.

What ever happened to the missing girl and what was that relationship all about?

Otherwise a good story with likeable characters.

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Was a great listen.

Not too action packed but lots of suspense that you would probably see coming but still. I liked it and after reading the description for the next in series I am pretty excited.

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From assassin to FBI consultant...

Reznick is back and he's teamed up with the FBI once more. That a bit of an unexpected turn for the character given that he was first introduced as an assassin. Now he's forsaken his full-black operational status to team up with the FBI as a consultant? The transition isn't logical and it's never appropriately explained over the course of the book. It almost feels like Reznick is just going with the flow, even if that flow involves terrorists and counterespionage investigations.

I'm not entirely sure I understand the character's career motivations, but the book makes for a compelling adventure. Bring on book #3!

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  • Carôle
  • 01-06-18

Better than the first

This is the second book in this series & very enjoyable with an original storyline. However, I'm put out by a couple of things: Why was there no overt admission of getting it wrong and admitting that Jon was right! And why did she foolishly allow him to use the bathroom? Every one could see that coming!!! That was disappointing.

But this is an enjoyable series - only 5 titles thus far.

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  • Peter Beckerleg
  • 06-13-18

A bit predictable but fast moving

Typical terrorist plot with Resnich seeing it earlier than everybody else as always Good listen