Without Measure

A Jack Widow Novel, Book 4
Narrated by: Alan Philip Ormond
Series: Jack Widow, Book 4
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
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The fourth audiobook in the best-selling Jack Widow series.  

Hitchhiking all night. No sleep. Jack Widow stops in a diner in a California mountain town. The town of Hamber has only two industries left: a small-arms manufacturer and a forgotten Marine base. 

Wanting to drink coffee in peace, Widow's cop senses warn him about a man seated at another booth. The man is Arabic, Islamic, and a decorate Marine officer. But there's something else. Something off. Something troubling.  

After a failed attempt to talk, Widow departs to find a motel bed and sleep. But his head never makes the pillow because the local MPs show up, nearly banging down his door. Turns out, after Widow sat with him, the Marine returned to base and shot five people dead before killing himself. Witnesses saw Widow with him. Now, the MPs want to know why a decorated Marine committed mass murder moments after speaking to Widow.    

The locals want to blame radical Islam. The politicians want to blame gun culture. The media only care about the headlines. The White House wants nothing to do with it.   

Jack Widow wants to find the truth.

©2016 Scott Blade (P)2018 Tantor

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Fast Fun and Twisted!

I really enjoy the Jack Widow books by Scott Blade. These books are all stand alone and can be listened to in any order but I suggest listening to book one first for history.
This book has Widow sitting in a diner when he sees a Marine from middle eastern decent come in looking distraught. After speaking to him for s short time the man leaves, returns to base and proceeds to murder five men and then himself.
Because Widow had been NICS in his former life, when he's brought in for questioning he sees something the MPs missed and realizes this man didn't commit the crime.
The story that follows is fast paced and captivating. There are a few more murders and suicides over what appears to be a cover up but of what? This has such a twisted and shocking ending.
Alan Philip Ormond does an excellent job narrating.
If, like me, you enjoy the lone hero/stranger tattooed knight in blue jeans who walks into town in time to save the day then you will certainly enjoy this series as much as I do!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Well, that was great!

I've read Audible listener Shelley's reviews of the first four novels in the Jack Widow series. As usual, her recommendations do not disappoint. Without Measure is Book 4 in the series and the first I have listened to. It is superb! Now I must listen to Book 1 in the series (which I have just purchased). Read Shelley's reviews for a more complete description.

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A Marine will never say he is a soldier...

Good book, too much soldiering for a book about a former SEAl/NCIS Agent working aside US Marines. The word soldier should never be used. Unless ofcourse the US Army is somehow involved.

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Top notch 'Reacheresque' thriller

If you like Reacher you will love Jack Widow. If you can get over the fact that Led Child came up with the basic concept first and that Jack Widow is rather derivative in that sense, then you will really enjoy these books by Scott Blade. In fact to my mind Widow is superior in many ways! I certainly find it difficult to stop reading once I've started and I don't get much sleep with Widow! I recommend reading on Kindle and listening to the audio book - APP's narration is admirable.