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Cold Barrel Zero

– tekijä: Matthew Quirk

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Clancy meets LeCarre in Matthew Quirk's action-packed new thriller. Former combat medic John Byrne's vacation in southern California is interrupted when FBI agents bring him in for questioning and charge him with burglary, grand larceny, the use of weapons of mass destruction, and a litany of other felonies. It's a case of mistaken identity, but the FBI isn't taking any chances, freezing Byrne's bank accounts and adding his name to the no-fly list. Byrne is left with nowhere to turn-until he's picked up by the very man the government seeks: Thomas Hayes. Byrne recognizes Hayes from the early days of his military service. In the years since, Hayes has become a special ops squad leader as formidable as he is infamous. He claims he and his teammates have been wrongly accused of terrorist acts, and the series of heists they're planning will yield enough evidence to clear their name. But Byrne sees another possibility: these daring heists could lead to a catastrophic attack on American soil.Byrne isn't sure who to believe-Hayes, his former brother in arms, or Colonel Riggs, the leader of the task force charged with bringing Hayes down. Byrne must decide where his allegiances lie-or he and the entire country will face the consequences.… (lisätietoja)
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Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 6) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
A battle of wits between two men, once as close as brothers, now on opposite sides.
John Hayes betrayed his own soldiers on a mission; returning to the United States, he seeks revenge on his accusers and hoping to reconnect with his wife and daughter.
Thomas Byrne, once a combat medic, is now a surgeon tapped by the government to help capture his onetime friend.

Relentless, surprising, and riveting, this tale will keep readers on the edge of their seats as the nonstop action offers surprises, plot twists, and plenty of adventure.

Recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | Feb 5, 2017 |
I expected your usual ho hum action story but this one keeps your adrenaline up from beginning to end. Good plot, great background research and exacting forensic detail with many twists and turns but never off target. Once you start to read it you can’t put it down. I know I didn’t. The ending is a surprise. A good read.

I was provided with an electronic copy in return for an honest review. ( )
  mcdenis | Apr 21, 2016 |
Oh wow I liked this book. I read it almost straight through, even staying up when I should have been sleeping. Yes it is a military thriller, yes it is about terrorism and bad guys and all that stuff we have read about dozens of times before, but "Cold Barrel Zero" feels believable. I particularly liked that Thomas Byrnes was a medic and is now a surgeon. He fights but he also takes care of people.

Try "Cold Barrel Zero" as a relief from over the top military thrillers that we are deluged with these days.

I received a review copy of "Cold Barrel Zero" by Matthew Quirk (Mulholland) through NetGalley.com. ( )
  Dokfintong | Apr 5, 2016 |
I received a free advance e-copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book starts out with a bang and never quits. This is a national security disaster, a special operations military thriller. The author kept me in suspense for the entire book. I didn’t figure out who the good guys were until I was nearing the end. This is a well-written book and the author does an excellent job of developing each of the complex characters and wrapping up the loose ends. The author has done his research and it shows. Even though this book is fiction it really made me think about what is going on in the world today and the recent bombings in Brussels. I look forward to reading more from Matthew Quirk. ( )
  iadam | Mar 24, 2016 |
COLD BARREL ZERO by Matthew Quirk has an explosive start with intense action, and it doesn't let up throughout the book.

Thomas Byrne is a former Navy medic who is caught in the middle of a national security disaster, and he has has to decide who to trust--and the wrong choice could mean his life and the life of his girlfriend.

The characters in COLD BARREL ZERO are more complex than many in the genre, though it isn't easy to relate to any of them. They're all superhuman fighting machines, and the attempts to humanize them are something of a distraction. Fortunately, the book is all about the action, and those action scenes are plentiful and really well-written.

The book is written in shifting perspectives, which seemed weird and unnecessary. Byrne's story was told in the first person, and everything else was third person, and that was awkward. Fortunately, the author's excellent execution of the combat scenes saved the story.

*SPOILER ALERT!* I really disliked the ending. Once Byrne is done with his story, and we find out that there are two bad guys and that one still lives, it's okay to stop. I was reading the book on an e-reader and didn't know how many "pages" were left, so I figured that the end of Byrne's story meant a second book, and I was content and even a little happy with that. Unfortunately, the author decided to plow ahead and wrap everything up in a neat bow. It's the rare instance where that seemed completly unnecessary.

All in all, this was a decent military thriller. The action scenes are great. The character development is not--but it's not enough of a negative to cause me to NOT recommend it.

My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. ( )
  kalky | Mar 12, 2016 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 6) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
COLD BARREL ZERO, as a thriller, accomplishes its goals: it is exciting and fast paced, lots of action; an impossible mission of revenge, a race to prevent a terrorist attack in the United States, and even a little romance.
 

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Matthew Quirkensisijainen tekijäkaikki painoksetlaskettu
Coleman, PeterKertojamuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Harms, LaurenKannen suunnittelijamuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
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Katso lisäohjeita Common Knowledge -sivuilta (englanniksi).
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Teoksen muut nimet
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Kirjaan liittyvät elokuvat
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Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
For my father, Commander R. Gregory Quirk, USN (Ret.)
Reveille! Reveille! Reveille!
Ensimmäiset sanat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
They would come for him at night,
Sitaatit
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Clancy meets LeCarre in Matthew Quirk's action-packed new thriller. Former combat medic John Byrne's vacation in southern California is interrupted when FBI agents bring him in for questioning and charge him with burglary, grand larceny, the use of weapons of mass destruction, and a litany of other felonies. It's a case of mistaken identity, but the FBI isn't taking any chances, freezing Byrne's bank accounts and adding his name to the no-fly list. Byrne is left with nowhere to turn-until he's picked up by the very man the government seeks: Thomas Hayes. Byrne recognizes Hayes from the early days of his military service. In the years since, Hayes has become a special ops squad leader as formidable as he is infamous. He claims he and his teammates have been wrongly accused of terrorist acts, and the series of heists they're planning will yield enough evidence to clear their name. But Byrne sees another possibility: these daring heists could lead to a catastrophic attack on American soil.Byrne isn't sure who to believe-Hayes, his former brother in arms, or Colonel Riggs, the leader of the task force charged with bringing Hayes down. Byrne must decide where his allegiances lie-or he and the entire country will face the consequences.

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