Book Reviews – “Hired to Kill” eBook was published in 2018 and was written by Andrew Peterson (https://www.andrewpeterson.com). Mr. Peterson has published seven novels with this being the seventh in his “Nathan McBride” series.
I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The story is set in the contemporary US. The primary character is former US Marine sniper Nathan McBride. McBride has also served with as a CIA operative and is currently a private contractor.
Deadly, but widely separated attacks against family and others close to McBride draw him into investigating the threat of a new terrorist attack against the US. ISIS operatives have obtained bioweapons developed in North Korea and are now plotting to release them in major US cities. It becomes a race to see if McBride and US forces can intercept the terrorists before the deadly weapon can be released.
I thoroughly enjoyed the 8+ hours I spent reading this 377 page thriller. While I have not read any of the prior novels in the series, this one read well as a stand-alone book. I liked the character of McBride and the plot stayed within the realm of believability that so many thrillers exceed. The cover art is OK, but I think better art could have been chosen. I give this novel a 5 out of 5.
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