Note: The books have been bundled into box sets. I listened to this as part of Volume 1.
Recker finally reaches his boiling point and confronts Jones about his lack of progress in finding Agent 17. The professor, feeling guilty about not locating him, admits to a secret he’s been hiding. As Recker is trying to find Agent 17, Mia launches her own investigation into her friend’s death, frustrated that the killer still hasn’t been brought to justice. Her lack of experience causes a major mistake–one that may cost the life of both her and Jones. Recker must not only find Agent 17, but save the lives of his friends before it’s too late.
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 earlier books. As such this review may contain spoilers to The Silencer & Fully Loaded.
The pacing of this one was a bit slower and dialogue repetitive at times – but still an enjoyable and easy listen. Recker has to decide between avenging his past and protecting his present. While he feared knowing him would endanger Mia, it comes from another source. Jones continues to be an invaluable tech wizard.
I like that while these are easy to listen to, they aren’t overly predictable.
Brian Hutchison continues to be a solid choice for the series. He does a good job with the various characters’ personalities and voices. I’m enjoying his performance.
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
I’ll finish the case my way. – Hard Target by @Mike_Ryan36 #Audiobook narrated by #BrianHutchison #Thriller #Suspense #MikeRecker #SilencerSeriesTweet
I know you’re hurt and angry, but you can’t do this. – Hard Target by @Mike_Ryan36 #Audiobook narrated by #BrianHutchison #Thriller #Suspense #MikeRecker #SilencerSeriesTweet