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Publisher's Summary

Nathan McBride, “the most brutally effective thriller hero to appear in years” (Ridley Pearson, author of Killer Weekend), returns in the third installment of one of the best new series in thriller fiction.

When Nathan McBride receives a text message from someone who claims she’s been kidnapped, it triggers a deadly chain of events that has the potential to haunt him for the rest of his life. Nathan will soon learn that nothing from his past could ever prepare him for the crisis he’ll soon be facing. The girl’s name is Lauren and she’s just 12 years old. With virtually no experience with children, Nathan’s patience and compassion are about to be tested to their limits.

In a violent confrontation, Nathan rescues Lauren from her kidnapper, but as he unravels Lauren's story, he realizes his troubles are only beginning. She says she's in the Witness Security Program, and doesn't trust the US Marshals because she thinks they're complicit in her abduction. Not only that, her stepdad was murdered last night.

In a desperate and unlikely alliance, Nathan and Lauren must stay one step ahead of her kidnapper and the brutal mercenaries who will kill anyone who gets in their way. Played out over the course of 36 lightning-fast hours, Nathan and Lauren must learn to trust each other or they won’t survive.

©2012 Andrew Peterson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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  • Elaine
  • Albemarle, NC, United States
  • 12-17-12

I love Nathan McBride!

Just when you think this hero can't get any better - he does! More dimensions to this character are revealed and he becomes so wonderfully human. This author can't write fast enough to suit me!

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Steven
  • Hutchinson, KS, United States
  • 04-13-13

Good. Tough guy with skills + baggage formula

What did you like best about Option to Kill? What did you like least?

A fun title for entertainment

Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Dick Hill is good at the tough guy hero formula books.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Ila
  • LAUDERHILL, FL, United States
  • 02-15-13

Went Way Too Fast!!!

If you could sum up Option to Kill in three words, what would they be?

Lovely story line

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I was pleased

What about Dick Hill’s performance did you like?

He really does a good job

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I thought the scene in the house with Nate and Lauren was poignant

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Surprise and Sucked in

What did you love best about Option to Kill?

Story moved quickly, adding more facets with each chapter and holding onto the listeners curiousity. Not predictable.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The young girl (main character's off-sider plus) was suspicious in her abilities but cute in her neediness, she keeps you guessing.

What three words best describe Dick Hill’s performance?

Fast Different Connected

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not an extreme emotive ride, but keeps you on the edge of chair with minimal strings pulled.

Any additional comments?

It's a enjoyable journey, always looked forward to getting back to it.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Exaggerated

The plot; the characters; the action; the reading. I normally am a great fan of Dick Hill but I got the feeling he did not know what to do with this book and was over compensating. I need something that is a little more believable and with a touch of finesse I guess.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Cheryl
  • Van Buren, AR, United States
  • 04-16-13

What a waste of time

What disappointed you about Option to Kill?

Why does a paid professional take a kid with him on a mission? He wouldn't

What was most disappointing about Andrew Peterson’s story?

All of it

What didn’t you like about Dick Hill’s performance?

That was about the best part of the book but bad material is just that.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Option to Kill?

All of it. Stash the kid in a safe spot then go kick butt.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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LEast favorite of the Mcbride Series

I was extremely excited when I saw that there was another Nathan Mcbride book. It is a good book on its own but when you compare it to the other 2 book preceding this one, you can't help but feel that it is lacking in as much excitement. There is still good amount of action but it feels lacking in this book. Good listen though overall. Dick Hill continues to do his thing and do it well.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Absolutely Captivating

Where does Option to Kill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Best !! The first and second Nathan McBride books were both 5 Star's this book was captivating, every minuet.

What other book might you compare Option to Kill to and why?

Brad Thor and Ben Ceos, similarly themed, covert military special opps guy taking out bad guy's with political intrigue and romance too.

Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Dick Hill is fantastic, here as always his diction and character voices fit perfectly and you forget your listening freeing you to louse yourself in the story.

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

Yes I couldn't stop.

Any additional comments?

Cant wait for book 4

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Blown away

I had read the other Nathan McBride books and enjoyed them, so I figured that "Option to Kill" would be just as enjoyable. Alas, I was wrong. I was already a Dick Hill fan from his narrations of Lee Child's books, but I have to say: the Peterson-Hill combination here is nothing short of exceptional! Suspenseful to the point of hand-wringing and nail-biting, this third book in the series is clearly the best yet. Nathan McBride's tough-guy with good morals character is beautifully written (and well-performed), and the introduction of a young kidnapped damsel-in-distress is a great addition. Highly recommended!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Edward
  • Houston, PA, United States
  • 03-04-13

Already have listen to all three available

Any additional comments?

Already have listen to 3 (at the time, all that are available). Enjoyed all of them

3 of 5 people found this review helpful