• Hard Wired

  • A Jon Reznick Thriller, Book 3
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (922 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When an ex-Delta Forces operative dies in a car wreck in Miami, the FBI dismiss it as a tragic accident. But Jon Reznick isn't so sure - especially when he learns that his teetotal former colleague was apparently drunk at the wheel.

Reznick's one-man investigation quickly enters dangerous territory when it becomes clear that this was merely the first in a series of mysterious deaths. All of the victims are ex-Delta Forces, and all were involved in a top-secret Iranian hit under Reznick's command. Retribution will not be complete until Reznick is wiped out too.

With Iran's ruthless Quds Force hunting him down on US soil, assisted by a powerful Mexican drug cartel determined to increase its own foothold in the country, Reznick's survival is a threat to national security. FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein is not as keen as some government officials to sacrifice him as collateral damage, but the longer Reznick runs, the more audacious his enemies become. Innocent American lives are at risk, and only Reznick's victory - or surrender - can save them.

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

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Never a dull moment with Jon Reznick!

Would you listen to Hard Wired again? Why?

Maybe if I had nothing else to listen to and wanted something fast and fun!

Which scene was your favorite?

If I said it would give away that part of the book. I never could figure out why this question was asked.

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I really enjoyed this series. I listened to all four consecutively and HIGHLY RECOMMEND them when you are looking for a fast exciting book with likable characters. In this book someone is killing off the members of Reznick's former Delta team. He's also on the list. When he's taken into custody by the American military he realizes at the last minute that they are not trying to protect him, but instead are willing to betray him for the greater cause.
Jeffrey Kafer does an excellent job narrating.
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Jon Reznick cheats death...again!

J. B. Turner's Jon Reznick series excels at action and suspense. Hard Wired is Book 3 od what is a three novel series so far. Reznick continues to achieve the near impossible, but not without injury and near death. FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein is again a primary character in this novel that is about Iran attempting to kill the entire Delta Force team (including Reznick) that entered Iran to assassinate a scientist years ago. Iran has the active support of some key employees of the CIA. As in the prior to novels narration by Jeffrey Kafer is outstanding.

These novels are not great literature, but they do keep the attention of the listener.

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Another good read and listen..



So, I think this was my favorite so far. This one showed that Jon Reznick wasn’t invincible. He did get all the bad guys but was shot in the back in the process. It was about the 6 Delta Force guys that killed a scientist 6 year before and Iran wanted revenge. Reznick was the only one of the six to survive, just barely.

As always, there was a lot of chases and killing. And again he worked with Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein. They do make a good team, even if she wants everything done by the book and Reznick threw the book away a long time ago.

There was no sex but I get the feeling there’s romantic feelings between Martha and Jon.

And the F-bomb was used 52 times.

As to the narration: Still Jeffrey Kafer does good voices for the men but the women speak kind of low. It’s okay as long as there’s no sex. Then it would sound like two men. LOL

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LoveJon Reznick :)

So regret that this is my last J. B. Turner novel. Love his character development and that fact that, for a thriller, I am surprised to Always find more than one character about whom I care and have looked forward to meeting again in future Jon Reznick stories. BUT, I simply can no longer get past the Constant G—D—- and J—— C——- which Turner inserts into every other character utterance. It is customary to find such tricks exercised by authors who possess limited creative writing ability to express character emotion. This is Not a problem for J. B. Turner, so I assume he simply enjoys having his characters utter these phrases which are viewed as blasphemies by his Christian fans. As a thrice-married NON-Evangelical Christian who has had two military husbands, one of whom was a Navy fighter pilot, I am able to report reliably that Navy SEAL and both Navy AND Air Force pilots enthusiastically hold forth with every sort of F-bomb and (actually rather hilariously creative) cussing, but Not with Turner’s frequency of JC!!! and GD!!! It’s just too much. I’ll miss Jon, his darling daughter, Meyerstein, and all of Turner’s other enchanting characters and Great storylines.

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Excess Profanity but good story

i really like the storyline, and definitely the characters. but it feels like with each book, there's more and more cussing... which i don't need, in fact sometimes it's distracting. I'm almost ready to stop the series and move on. wish i could get an edited version. then it would be awesome.

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A. super story.

Well written as always. reader was excellent. kept the story moving forward. waiting for next.

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Story good, language TERRIBLE

I have read many a books and understand some cuss words here and there, even the “F” word I can handle but the “GD’s” (Gods name in vane) is rampant! Makes me
Cringe. #unacceptable.

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Another great thriller

As always this book was well written and well narrated. The scenes are described beautifully and to me this was a page turner.

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His blood ran cold.

I stopped counting how many times this phrase was used, but it, along with, “Are you kidding me?” and “gut instinct” made me believe that editors no longer influence their authors. Or, perhaps, neither the author or the editor have respect for their readers. If you want a formulaic action novel, read by a narrator whose voice falls, sometimes to an inaudibly level, at the end of each sentence, this is your book.

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  • 04-25-21

Great story telling

The author is adept at story telling. Unlike some of the good authors that write similar stories, this author tells an engaging story that captivates you and is not gruesome. This book confirms a lot about government operations. The CIA is really a son-of-a-bitch organization.

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  • John Slater
  • 01-14-21

Great story line

Action packed from start to finish,cannot wait for my next read book 4 of this series.

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  • janat
  • 09-18-20

great

love these books great character and stories. always on the edge of your seat love it

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  • robert
  • 08-09-19

What a croc

So many holes makes a colander look water tight, I can't believe its from the same author

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  • Vixy
  • 07-18-19

Hooked

Third book of the series and it just keeps getting better. I wasn't convinced at first, but the more I listen, the more I fall in love. Each character is so lovable, the situations feel real. altogether an amazing series.

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  • Mr. D. O'mahoney
  • 04-24-19

how do I get a refund

I don't use audio books and this was bought in error. I cannot find anyway of actioning a refund.

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  • Dr
  • 01-27-19

typical j b Turner outstanding

loved it shame all his buddies had to die. fast paced unable to put down

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  • Carôle
  • 01-06-18

Interesting story line, weak supporting characters.

This is book 3 in this series. Despite my enjoyment of the plot, I constantly frustrated with some of the recurring characters. In my humble opinion, the AD of the FBI should relocate her 'right hand man' Rob, because he has no learning curve! He continually degrades Jon's capabilities, tradecraft and intelligence, even though time after time his logical assessments Always helps them to achieve their end game. Anyone who is consistently obtuse & blinkered, is a liability to a team and cannot be depended on to do the right thing.

The AD herself is oftentimes illogical. Why did she need to go with the SWAT Team? That makes no strategic sense.

I'm happily listening to these novels, courtesy of my Kindle Unlimited subscription, I have 1 more to go, even though I know that there's a fifth book on the horizon. I doubt that I would persevere with this series beyond this book otherwise. Those character flaws irritate me - LOL.

Jon R is a Jack Reacher/John Milton combo. I like him, I'm sorry that he has this tendency to hang around with those FBI characters. He could do better! ;o)

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