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Creator of The Equalizer TV series Michael Sloan reinvents the story of the mysterious Robert McCall, a former intelligence officer who helps desperate people in need of his unique skill set.

Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer. 

McCall’s first client is a distraught mother who is desperate to locate her young daughter, drawn into the shadowy world of white slavery. But this client may not be all she appears to be. At the time same, McCall is approached by a diplomat who works for the United Nations. Her son, an American captain in the US Army, is part of a contingent advising Syrian Rebel forces in their fight against the Jihadists. He has been reported KIA, but his body has not been found. His mother asks McCall to find out if her son is alive or dead. 

When McCall embarks on a suicidal rescue mission in Syria, he stumbles upon a terror plot aimed at the United States. The terrorists are being protected by mercenaries known as Momento Miro - Remember That You Must Die. McCall discovers the key to the terror attacks is his onetime boss, Control, the head of a spy organization called “The Company”. He is missing. His life has been deleted from all personal and intelligence records, as if he never existed. 

McCall has to find his old friend and stop these terror attacks from being carried out on American soil. McCall also has to deal with an “Equalizer” wannabe, a psychotic vigilante whose attempts to be a “hero” and rid the New York streets of violent crime are getting innocent people killed.

©2018 Michael Sloan (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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Outstanding book! Hope there will be more...

I couldn't be any happier with the new releases this week! I have just finished listening to two fabulous books!! The first was HELLBENT by Gregg Hurwitz and the second is this one. I had completely given up all hope of Michael Sloan writing a second EQUALIZER book. Anyway this book is a must read/listen and is JUST AS GOOD AS THE FIRST BOOK!
This book begins with a near rape in an alley. A man calling himself the Equalizer neutralizes the two would be rapists, the woman gets away. The man calling himself the Equalizer leaves a business card identifying himself as the Equalizer but he's not Robert McCall.

McCall is actually in a different part of NYC rescuing a young woman. He's been hired by the girl's mother. When he points the waiting mother out to the girl she tells him "that's not my mother ".
This book has an eclectic mix of human sex trafficking, jihadists and ISIS terrorists, a wannabe Equalizer who doesn't mind collateral damage, a slumlord who is taught a valuable lesson and that's not all! To say this book is high action would be an understatement.
Jeff Gurner does an outstanding job narrating.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book.
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  • Mel
  • Raleigh, NC, United States
  • 02-12-18

Another "knight errant" thriller... A Good One!

I have listened to / enjoyed this series. Will definitely purchase the next one. If any "issue" it would be too many subplots in play that got confusing.

This genre niche - solitary knight errant w/ spec ops skills - is getting crowded with fine series such as Lee Childs' "Reacher" and Gregg Hurwitz' "Evan Smoak" and "John Milton" and others. It is a solid concept that has a strong audience.

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Spy's, enemies, friends, thrills and chills !

Where does Killed in Action rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I loved this book! I reread the first book (Loved) and then dove right in. I enjoyed every action pact moment, The plots and the people lives became my own for a few hours, and I loved Granny! I can not wait for the next one, Please let there be a next one!!!!

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very good book

I really enjoyed the first equalizer book and this one was good too.
The only thing that I thought was too much is he had so many cases going throughout the book. I almost lost track of who was in what situation and what was what. I had to go back and get a few names straight.
except for getting a little lost and having to go back once, it was a very good story
lots of action and good listening. bring on the next one.

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  • Julia
  • berkeley, CA, United States
  • 02-13-18

Rape fantasies, big breasts and erect nipples

I think Sloan, may have a possibility of writing a good story, but what he likes to write about is women getting attacked and their breasts being exposed, or women and their erect nipples. It's honestly, a bit dull. And his books go on and on and on and on... I gave it two stars instead of one, because I think he could have a good series, with a good editor.

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Juvenile misogyny

This book reads like it was written by a teenage boy in 1960. Women are identified by hair color and breast size, men will do anything for a peek at a nipple, and the whole white slavery theme, used to justify a great deal of vendetta brutality, is a long wet dream. The narrator can’t pronounce some basic names. The book chugs along merrily enough, like background noise at the Playboy mansion.

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STOP THE “BREATH-IN” SOUNDS!!

Chapter 3 it began or I started to notice it and then it was over. I could not take it anymore. It has got to be the editing because I have listened to hundreds of books and had this happen only once or twice. Jeff is great and he has to breathe so someone please fixit so others can enjoy it. I can’t take it since it dominates the narration. I didn’t notice if the first hour and Maybe it stops later but 10 minutes of it in a row is enough. I was excited for this book too. Disappointing!

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