Friday, December 14, 2012

Forced to Kill by Andrew Peterson (Review)

*Cover from Goodreads
My Summary
Asked to assist in the investigation of a mutilated body, Nathan McBride, ex-Marine sniper, ex-CIA operative and co-owner of a private security firm; is brought in by the FBI because of the markings found on the body. Though some don't approve of his methods, there is one thing that they all agree on; Nathan get's results. Given permission to use any means necessary, Nathan and his partner Harvey start the search for a ruthless killer, that Nathan knows all too well.
As soon as Nathan sees the body, he knows he will stop at nothing to catch the killer.Having recognized the markings on the body as one's he has seen mirrored on his own, the hunt becomes personal as he is given the chance to face the man who scarred his life.
A family is in danger and in the hands of the ruthless interrogator who got away over 14 years ago. Always one step behind, Nathan make's decisions blindly as he chases the one man he who haunts his dreams. But will Nathan be able to put his thirst for vengeance behind him for the sake of this family and his country or will he find truth in the face of utter darkness.

My Review: 5-Must Devour
I always love a good action novel, especially one where the action starts on the first page and doesn't let go until the story is over. But what I love more is an action novel that gives you all the heart pumping action with character development and a story. And that is what Andrew Peterson does with this series.

I was an instant fan of Nathan McBride in First to Kill and became an even bigger one in this installment. I always knew that Nathan was tough as nails and a true bad-a**, and I always knew there was more to him, I mean hello the author only alluded to it throughout the entire first book, but in this book we finally get a glimpse into the dark side of Nathan. Finally getting a better understanding of all his little quirks and are given a glimpse into the reason behind his nightmares, the reasons he attacks things head on and never backs down. We are finally able to see that even this hard core sniper has a vulnerable side. And I loved every glimpse! And not only did Nathan develop but the side characters did too, though not as much. I'm hoping there will be more of Harvey and Holly's story in the next installment! I think that really is the only thing that could have made this book better, but even without it I was completely blown away.

Along with character development and incredible action we are given bread crumbs to follow as we too try to figure out the truth behind the governments wishes, but we are never given enough to figure the truth out too early. Which I love, there is nothing worse than reading a story where you already know the ending :(

Nathan and Harvey make a great team and will take on anything for the sake of their country, friends or family. Definitely can't wait to get my hands on Option to Kill!

Favorite Character Moment:
She stepped over the broken glass. "You're dressed in SWAT gear. Are a police officer?"
"No, ma'am, I'm not."
"Good guy or bad guy?"
He managed a smile. "Depends on whose side you're on."
(kindle, loc 3619)

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