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Assassins have eliminated a Chechen scientist who's been working as a double agent for the U.S. government. The feds know who to call: Jonathan Grave and his elite rescue team. Their mission: Find the dead man's teenage son, who's on the run - and off the grid - with crucial information that must not fall into the wrong hands. There's one problem: The boy's bodyguard is a security specialist with unusual talents, and she's not giving up without a fight. Only by bringing them both back alive can Grave expose the traitor in the highest levels of power - and prevent an all-out nuclear war.

©2013 John Gilstrap, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.

Critic Reviews

"If you like Vince Flynn and Brad Thor, you'll love John Gilstrap." (Gayle Lynds)
"My favorite tough guy hero is back." (Jeffery Deaver)
"One of the finest thriller writers on the planet." (Tess Gerritsen)

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End Game - Best In the Graves series

Where does End Game rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This one would be in my top half. With about 500 books in my library so far it is hard to place any single book.

What does Basil Sands bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I really like Basil Sands reading the Jonathan Graves books, much better then the narrator who reads the first two of the series. His cadence when reading is perfect for the character.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! I listened to it in One Day!

Any additional comments?

I think John Gilstrap did a Great job with this book. His writing style has really evolved since his first book and he has brought so much more personality to his characters. In this book Boxer has become more vocal, he reminds me now of Dox from the John Rain series by Eisler. I don't want to spoil the story for anyone but if you're on the fence about this book, get off the fence and get the book! I personally think it is the best one in the series.

22 of 24 people found this review helpful

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  • W.
  • Modesto, CA, United States
  • 03-02-15

End Game

For me, this would have been a 5 star read, but for the profanity sprinkled throughout. I give the author credit that he managed to avoid the F_____ word. Other than that it was a great book. The characters were interesting and the plot moving to the very end.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Not really part of the series

I've read all of the Jonathan Graves books so I was excited when I found there was a new one in the series. While it was an OK story, with a couple of interesting characters, Jonathan Graves played just a minor part of the plot for most of the story. He really only took part in the last hour or so and that definitely wasn't up to Gilstrap's previous standards. The weak ending was disappointing. Still waiting for the next Jonathan Graves mission.

16 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • Pam
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 10-15-14

Needs a rewrite..

What would have made End Game better?

A total rewrite of the story, with conversations flowing between characters that depicted them as professionals. There were so many sections that i had to skip over to avoid being inundated with a plethora of useless dialogue.

Any additional comments?

I would love to get my wasted credit back

19 of 25 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 10-14-16

Gilstrap can write great thrillers but...

...seldom delivers. The Jonathan Grave series by John Gilstrap is good "fill in listening" when I do not have a really good suspense thriller to listen to. I listened to this book two years ago and did not write a review. I'm currently listening to Book 2 in the series (Hostage Zero). End Game is yet another Gilstrap suspense thriller that is excellent but fails to deliver fully on its potential. The antagonist in this novel is especially interesting.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • ty
  • 07-31-15

Gag

Any additional comments?

It felt like an 11 hour episode of Burn Notice. The story had some great build up, but the random tactical info seemed hollywoodized and generic. The characters did not seem like real people and the ending left much to be desired.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Meh...

Yeah....not so much. This was a discounted title and now I know why. I do not rec o mend

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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teenage boy annoying.....

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

nope annoying as hell

What was most disappointing about John Gilstrap’s story?

way too much focus on how stupid and vapid and idiotic teenage boys can be...

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

no

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Must read

RECOMMEND TO START AT SERIES BEGINNING. EXCELLENT STORY. SUPERB NARRATOR! COMPLETELY A RECOMMEND READ, EXCELLENT!

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Not bad, not great

The plot was good. Dialogue was a bit annoying with smart people talking stupid. Graham, the kid is a genius yet he can't get a grip on leaving his house where people are getting kill