Double Tap

Get pinched one time in five years and you never hear the end of it.

Mike Ryan
Double Tap


Note: The books have been bundled into box sets. I listened to this as part of Volume 2.

Publisher’s Synopsis:
​Recker and Jones go hunting to add a third member to the team. After an exhaustive search, Jones has finally found the perfect candidate. Former CIA Operative Chris Haley has been out of the game for a couple of years, but jumps at the chance to jump back into things as the new Silencer.

As Recker and Haley start settling in with their new work dynamic, things don’t go as smoothly as they have in the past. They get into a rough situation that leads to Recker getting put in handcuffs and taken away in a police car. Can Jones engineer Recker’s release? Or will they once again become a two man team with only Jones and Haley?

Point of view:
3rd person. Various perspectives.

Rellim’s Thoughts:
This is book 6 in Mike Ryan’s The Silencer series. These are best read/listened to in order, events in this book build off of what happened earlier in the series, and this is best enjoyed after books 1-5. This review may contain spoilers to previous books.

Recker and Mia are moving in together and it’s making Recker restless. Jones thinks he’s finally found the perfect 3rd for their team. I liked the addition of the new character as well as the balance between interpersonal and action scenes. This one actually had two different “missions” and it was a cool chance to see the new member, Haley show his skills.

Recker lands in big trouble which leads Jones to make a big ask – and now the team owes someone from their past. I really like the way Ryan developed this. I enjoy that while these are shorter (about 5 hours) – they still offer a lot in terms of mystery, suspense, and thriller elements. It’s also fun to get to know these characters as the series continues.

Brian Hutchison continues to be a great fit for the series. I love that he gave Haley a unique voice along with all the distinctions he makes between the characters. It really ads depth to the story and makes it easy to always keep track of the dialogue. Easy listen.

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

“One day I’m shooting people and the next I’m hanging curtains.”

“Get pinched one time in five years and you never hear the end of it.”

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