Note: The books have been bundled into box sets. I listened to this as part of Volume 1.
After being ambushed, Recker goes missing for several days and is presumed dead. Once he returns, he seeks retribution on the men responsible and turns to an unlikely source to help him get his revenge. As he embarks on his plot for retribution, he must not only carefully navigate around Mia’s growing feelings for him, but also his own feelings for her.
While still not forgetting his main goal of helping the innocent, Recker also further cements his relationship with Tyrell by helping him with a family problem. Though he still keeps Mia at a distance, they can’t help but become closer as Recker investigates the disappearance of one of her closest friends.
As Recker embarks on his deadly rampage, Jones worries about The Silencer’s growing reputation amongst the public and government agencies.
Point of view:
3rd person. Various perspectives.
These are best read/listened to in order and events in this book build off of what happened in book 1. As such this review may contain spoilers to The Silencer.
I enjoyed this even more than the first. Partially because I’m used to Ryan’s writing style as well as the world he’s created for Recker & Jones. Also, now that the characters know each other better, the banter between them is a lot of fun. Worldbuilding is established and it’s more “story” if that makes sense.
Recker is still looking for “Seventeen”, but with that fairly fruitless – he heads out on the “jobs” Jones has for him…and now that he has some notoriety, individuals are asking for his help as well.
Ryan has also created some enjoyable “morally ambiguous” characters that Recker regularly interacts with. There’s also a potential romance with Mia that adds further depth.
Brian Hutchison continues to be a solid choice for the series. (Any issues with tinny/echo from the first book are gone.). He does a good job with the various characters’ personalities and voices.
About the author:
Mike is a USA Today Bestselling Author. He grew up and resides in Bucks County, PA. He lives with his wife, Liz, and four children. He also has three dogs–two Labs, and a mixed breed that was rescued from the woods as a puppy. He is an avid animal lover and supporter of animal rights.
In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family. They enjoy going to the beach, the mountains, riding horses, going to amusement parks, or just hanging out in the backyard. Mike is also a big sports fanatic and loves watching baseball and football. During football season, Mike can always be found sitting in front of a TV on Sunday afternoon’s watching the games. He is also a major Star Wars fan and is always willing to talk about it at the drop of a hat.
In addition to his novels, Mike has adapted several of his books into screenplays for TV pilots. He’s also written a stage play. He is always working on another book.
You can connect with Mike Ryan here:
About the narrator:
Brian Hutchison has appeared on Broadway in The Boys in the Band (TONY AWARD-Best Revival of a Play), Man and Boy (with Frank Langella and Adam Driver), Looped (opposite Valerie Harper), Exit the King (with Geoffrey Rush and Susan Sarandon), Proof, and The Invention of Love. Off-Broadway credits include How To Transcend a Happy Marriage (opposite Marisa Tomei-Lincoln Center) Smokefall (opposite Zachary Quinto) Pocatello (with TR Knight) Regrets, Spirit Control, From Up Here, and Go Back to Where You Are among others, at such theaters as Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, and Manhattan Class Company. In addition to performing major roles all over the country, Brian’s film and television credits include The Boys in the Band (Netflix-GLAAD MEDIA AWARD), Lisey’s Story, The Sinner, Madam Secretary, FBI-Most Wanted, Instinct, Elementary,Vinyl, Show Me a Hero, Killing Kennedy, Vino Veritas, Winter’s Tale, Love and Other Drugs, Do No Harm, Person of Interest, The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, etc. Brian holds an MFA in Dramatic Arts from the Old Globe Theater/University of San Diego.
Brian has recorded hundreds of audiobooks, in most genres including westerns, romance, sci-fi, thrillers, young adult, and non fiction. In the past few years, Brian has received a golden earphones award for Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult , a SOVA award for Leaving the Sea by Ben Marcus, and 3 Audie Nominations for Snowbound by Richard Wheeler, Clockwork Lives by Kevin Anderson and Neil Peart, and How it Went Down by Kekla Magoon, all of these in the Multi Narrator category. He has recorded titles for Recorded Books, Audible, Blackstone, ACX, and Simon & Schuster among others. I Still Think About You, which premiered at the HEARnow Festival in 2021, is Brian’s first audio drama.
You can connect with Brian Hutchison here:
My Favorite Quotes
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