Trained to Hunt

There were no higher-ups whispering commands in his ears or second-guessing his every decision.

Simon Gervais
Trained to Hunt

Audiobook. Also available as an ebook.

At the time of this review, ebook & audio can be borrowed via Kindle Unlimited.

Publisher’s Synopsis:
Former Army Ranger Pierce Hunt is second-guessing his decision to join a CIA hunter-killer team that will take him far away from his daughter. But when a new performance-enhancing drug kills four football players—including his daughter’s boyfriend—settling down becomes the last thing on Hunt’s mind.

When Anna Garcia, Hunt’s lover and head of the largest drug cartel in Miami, becomes the prime suspect in the investigation, the stakes become even more personal. Not convinced that Anna is capable of such extremes, Hunt looks far and wide for evidence to exonerate her and stop a vicious enemy who plans to flood the US market with an addictive new drug. Outgunned, outmanned, and out of time, Hunt is the country’s last hope to stop a deadly new drug from making countless new victims.

Point of view:
3rd person. Various POV’s, all clearly defined.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
Trained to Hunt is the second book in Simon Gervais’ Pierce Hunt series. While I think Gervais’ includes enough details that you could listen to this on on it’s own, I would recommend listening to Hunt Them Down first. There’s a lot of relevant background info and continuation of some plots and storylines in the first book that would make this more enjoyable.

At first, things seem to have settled down for Hunt – he’s finding solid ground in his relationship with his daughter and things seem to be going well with Anna. Alas, while Hunt is on assignment in Afghanistan all hell breaks loose in the United States and Venezuela. Anna is trying to go legit and not everyone is happy about it, creating danger not just for her – but her family and friends as well. Gervais kept my attention by adeptly weaving multiple missions, offensives, and coups into a one grand plot that culminates in a final engagement.

While Hunt and his team are successful, Gervais again uses the epilogue to tease a new objective and I’ve already started listening to the newly released, Time to Hunt.

Bon Shaw’s narration continues to be fantastic. His voices are consistent from the first book and he handles an expanding cast of characters spanning various ages, genders, & accents. He helps make this series binge worthy.

About the author:
A former federal agent specialized in protective operations and counterterrorism, Simon spent nearly twenty years in the military and in law enforcement. His assignments took him all over Europe and the Middle East. Simon is now a full-time writer and a member of the International Thriller Writers Organization.

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My Favorite Quotes

There were no higher-ups whispering commands in his ears or second-guessing his every decision. – Trained to Hunt by @GervaisBooks #Audiobook narrated by Bon Shaw #Thriller #DEA #Suspense #PierceHunt

I’m told you’re good at hunting people down. – Trained to Hunt by @GervaisBooks #Audiobook narrated by Bon Shaw #Thriller #DEA #Suspense #PierceHunt

Who the fuck’s Queen Bee? – Trained to Hunt by @GervaisBooks #Audiobook narrated by Bon Shaw #Thriller #DEA #Suspense #PierceHunt

What do you mean it doesn’t hurt that much? You didn’t stop moaning and bitching for the entire way back. – Trained to Hunt by @GervaisBooks #Audiobook narrated by Bon Shaw #Thriller #DEA #Suspense #PierceHunt

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