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Publisher's Summary

This set contains the first four books in The Silencer Series, including: 

The Silencer

Fully Loaded

Hard Target

Blowback  

The Silencer: 

CIA Black Ops agent John Smith is on his latest assignment in London. Little does he know - it'll be his last. Barely surviving an attack on his life, Smith lays low for six months until he returns to the United States. His flight is strangely diverted to Philadelphia where he meets a mysterious stranger who knows all about his past and recruits him for a job. 

Needing a new identity, Smith becomes Michael Recker. He then tries to prevent bad things happening to innocent people while also interacting with the city's different crime factions. All the while, Recker plans his revenge on the mysterious Agent 17, who committed an act so heinous that Recker will never forget it.  

Fully Loaded: 

After being ambushed, Recker goes missing for several days and is presumed dead. Once he returns, he seeks retribution on the men responsible and turns to an unlikely source to help him get his revenge. As he embarks on his plot for revenge, he must not only carefully navigate around Mia's growing feelings for him, but also his own feelings for her. 

While still not forgetting his main goal of helping the innocent, Recker also further cements his relationship with Tyrell by helping him with a family problem. Though he still keeps Mia at a distance, they can't help but become closer as Recker investigates the disappearance of one of her closest friends. 

As Recker embarks on his deadly rampage, Jones worries about The Silencer's growing reputation amongst the public and government agencies.  

Hard Target: 

Recker finally reaches his boiling point and confronts Jones about his lack of progress in finding Agent 17. The professor, feeling guilty about not locating him, admits to a secret he's been hiding. As Recker is trying to find Agent 17, Mia launches her own investigation into her friend's death, frustrated that the killer still hasn't been brought to justice. Her lack of experience causes a major mistake - one that may cost the life of both her and Jones. Recker must not only find Agent 17, but save the lives of his friends before it's too late. 

Blowback

After the circumstances of Agent 17's death, the CIA turns to a specialist to help track down the man they think is responsible - John Smith. Though Recker knows Centurion is coming, he doesn't change how he operates and winds up on police surveillance cameras. Feeling the walls closing in, Jones wants to pack up and move to a new city, though Recker has reservations about leaving. It all boils down to a final confrontation between Recker and his former employers - one he may not survive. 

©2017 Mike Ryan (P)2020 Mike Ryan

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Pleasantly surprised

I wasn’t expecting much from this series but I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the books and will continue to follow this series. Those of you that have to compare every novel to Mitch Rapp or the Gray Man
might not like it. The narrator was fairly good but sounded a bit inexperienced. He has a lot of potential if that is true.

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Life of CIA Black Ops Spook.

I appreciate Mike Ryan’s vivid imagination to create the character John Smith and David Jones keeps this series moving from page to page.

The exploits of CIA operatives on America soil is something average citizens only know about through movies, tv shows and Hollywood movies. This book keeps you glued to each chapter. John Smith is a cold mechanic who despises those who steal from and hurt others. His for of justice is swift and permanent. With the help of is computer guru Mr Jones, he directs John Smiths talents to crime scenes as they tale place.

After 3 1/2 years his old company becomes aware of his exploits. Now with local police who are looking for a vigilante killer and CIA looking for a rogue agent Mike Smith stays one step ahead, until. . . You will have to read to know the rest.

After finishing this 4 book set, I down loaded the next 4 books in this series.

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Just my opinion

Books are excellent, not to many dull moments. I'm looking forward to the next set just waiting for my credit. I would definitely recommend.

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Person of Interest

If you have seen the CBS television series “Person of Interest”then these books will be a little more enjoyable. You can put faces to the names. As it is a direct poll from that television series.

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Preposterous, (but enjoyable)

"Preposterous." I said that at least 5 times in the first book. But I kept listening, and I enjoyed it, but it remains preposterous.

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Series is kind of slow. One or two action scenes per book. Characters are good.

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A bit far fetched but nice to listen to. It is a good time killer.

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EXCELLENT BOOK SERIES

I took a chance on this book series because I didn't know the author. It definitely exceeded my expectations. It was a great series & I'm starting the next series now. Highly recommend to others

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A lazy Person of Interest knock off

I get that authors (artists in general) look to other mediums and works for inspiration. This wasn't that. For those of you who saw the CBS show Person of Interest, you will find similarities abound: Ex Special Operations type burned by a rogue element in his agency finds refuge in a northeastern US city, working with a reclusive hacker who wants to use the data gleaned from the NSA that isn't national security related to help those in need. The plot and the writing were just lazy, it was if the author had very few original thoughts of his own, and just altered scripts from the TV show. I don't know if he was a writer on the show, or just thought he could do it better, but he missed the mark.

The narrator was the only bright spot of this experience, and that's not saying much. He was acceptable, but he didn't draw me into the world like other great narrators I've listened to. Maybe it was the material he was working with. I'd be willing to give books he reads another shot, but I will definitely be passing on anything written by the author of this work.

Save your credits and save your money, catch the Person of Interest series on Netflix or CBS instead.

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Quite enjoyable

Getting the box set definitely makes this a fun book. Good story, good narration (I liked it at least) and a unique story line. As usual, the engineered drama (boy/girl, good guy/bad guy, moral/immoral) stuff gets a bit tedious, but doesn’t get in the way of a fun listen.

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  • Lucy
  • 01-01-21

The Silencer? More like Mills and Boon

I've never written a bad review, but felt compelled to do so. First book is excellent. Face paced and a great story. Main character is a tough guy as he should be with this background. However, second book in he has fallen for one of the most pathetic female character ever and I don't know the exact timescale but it took all of a month.. So now he as trouble concentrating and leaves a mission so he can go and rescue her. My eyes did so much rolling, I've lost them in the back of my head somewhere. Book 2 was like a Mills and Boon romance with the odd bit of torture/murder. Sadly, I was unable to read any further.

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  • Peter C. McVitie
  • 05-12-21

Don't waste your time

total unbelievable pap. I got a third of the way into book 2 but just couldn't force myself to go on with this bollocks.

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  • Carôle
  • 04-18-21

Not A Novel - Each Book Reads Like an Episode of a TV Show!

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THE SILENCER

The narrator, Brian Hutchison, was very good. The plot is very reminiscent of an American TV show (the name of which, I truly can’t remember)! It also reads like it. It’s quite episodic. Interesting, but not really a novel, therefore really easy to read in one day. (I’ll try to remember the name of the show and update the review). 3 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

EDIT: ‘Person Of Interest’ is the name of the TV show. I don’t know which came first, but the show was better. The show had the police as ‘accomplices’, rather than the gang lords...

FULLY LOADED

This is not a novel really. It’s an extended episode. In my review of the first book in this series, I opined that it was very similar to a TV show (Person Of Interest), so this is like the ‘screenplay’ of an episode. So, it’s interesting, kinda, but it’s not a novel. It’s just episodic.

One observation is that Mia, is really tedious and annoying. I can easily do without her... <sigh>. 4 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

HARD TARGET

To be honest, I spitefully want to give this title only 1 star ⭐️, but that wouldn’t be fair because, it’s an emotive reaction based on my total dislike of the character Mia! She is absolutely tedious, irritating, silly and dumb!

So that alone tells me that this is a good story! If you’ve seen my previous reviews of books one and two, you’ll know that I think of this as a TV series, it is episodic, Not a novel but an episode of an ongoing TV series. So this is the first book that actually reads like a novel and maybe that’s because it’s not itemising and detailing the various ‘jobs’ that he undertakes. This is an episode/story written around the ‘stupid’ female Mia the nurse and her stupid, ill informed, reckless actions.

I’m over her and would be MORE than happy if she were removed!! Sigh. So in terms of episodic interest, this was a great emotive one. But the emotions are anger, frustration and a desire to slap this woman. Sigh. 3 reluctant stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

BLOWBACK

Finally at episode 4 of this TV series (see my previous reviews of books 1-3), this comes into its own! I’m now tempted to read book 5!

Mia now has a boyfriend (who Recker doesn’t trust), so I dare say there’s scope for her to further get on my nerves in future episodes! Recker and Jones are making plans to relocate because the CIA have finally located, Recker. The tensions and interests behind these factors are now starting to make this series more of a novel than previously. However it is STILL episodic and really has definite links to the ‘Person Of Interest’ TV Show. I discovered today that POI was written first! It ran for 5 seasons (I think) and was really good. I hope that this series now goes from strength to strength! Not quite 5 stars yet! 4 Stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-22-20

Yeesh

This is the the worst book I’ve ever (partially) listened to. I really like the genre and I know they have to be a bit cheesy. I persisted past the halfway point but couldn’t continue. I’ve seen better plots in pornos. It starts off OK (OK in a super greasy quadruple cheese burger kind of way) then it goes really down hill. This international man of mystery is doing odd jobs that just fall into his lap. I haven’t listened to the end but I bet he’s walking down the street when he sees two strong men threatening an old lady; he try’s to calm the men down but has to beat them up. If a twelve year old was tasked with writing the remake of Walker Texas Ranger this is what you would get.
(Also there are some sound quality issues.)
... I still might listen to the whole thing (sunk cost fallacy)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-17-21

Reader's Voice

The reader's voice could have lightened up a little, but i guess the character is a very grief stricken,betrayed and angry man
I thought that the reader had a good, speaking voice though.,and i liked his portrayal of the characters, thanks

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-21

disappointing

im sorry but this is the first book i couldnt finnish on audible. it just didnt entertain me

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  • cheeky fiend
  • 05-25-21

very weak, but listenable

The story is almost a copy of the TV show "Person of Interest" - I actually checked to see if they where linked because they are so similar. The details wont stand up to any real scrutiny, and the character development is quite immature. that being said, the books did keep me engaged during my drive to work, which is why I purchased the book.

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  • Tonyo
  • 02-19-21

not really Lee child

fun fast moving but the plots are bit to shallow for my liking - a few twists would help a lot