John Hayes

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 82 ratings

Cold Barrel Zero Publisher's Summary

You can't outrun your past.

A code hidden in plain sight. An American black ops team that went too far.

John Hayes, a disgraced elite soldier, returns from exile and risks everything to get back to his wife and daughter and to take revenge on his accusers with a series of escalating attacks inside the United States. Thomas Byrne is the only man who can stop him. Byrne once fought alongside Hayes as a combat medic, but he gave up the gun. Now a surgeon, he moves from town to town trying to forget his past - until he is called upon by a high-ranking government official to help capture the man he once called a friend.

Hayes and Byrne were once closer than brothers. But with the fate of the nation hanging in the balance, both must decide whom to trust - and whom to betray. In a final explosive battle for justice, they face off along a rifle's cold barrel.

Cold Barrel Zero brings together the blistering pace of Lee Child, the nonstop action of Vince Flynn, and the richly drawn characters and moral stakes of Daniel Silva. An experienced reporter armed with deep behind-the-scenes research into America's Special Operations forces, Quirk takes the military thriller to a new level of suspense.

©2016 Matthew Quirk (P)2016 Hachette Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Cold Barrel Zero

    • By: Matthew Quirk
    • Narrated by: Peter Coleman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    A code hidden in plain sight. An American black Ops team that went too far. John Hayes, a disgraced elite soldier, returns from exile and risks everything to get back to his wife and daughter and to take revenge on his accusers with a series of escalating attacks inside the United States. Thomas Byrne is the only man who can stop him. Byrne once fought alongside Hayes as a combat medic, but he gave up the gun.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • A Complete Waste of Time

    • By Roman on 03-31-16

    Regular price: $29.65

  • Book 2

    • Dead Man Switch

    • By: Matthew Quirk
    • Narrated by: Peter Coleman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    A deadly fall on a rugged stretch of California coast. A burglary gone wrong in Virginia. These incidents seem unrelated, but the victims were living undercover, their true identities closely held secrets. They are members of a classified team, the last line of defense against foreign threats. Now someone is assassinating them one by one, taking out family members and innocent bystanders to make the deaths seem like accidents.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best story/worst voice over

    • By Anne I. on 05-26-18

    Regular price: $29.65