Note: The books have been bundled into box sets. I listened to this as part of Volume 2. At the time of this review the series (ebook & audio) is in KoboPlus.
There’s a new criminal element in town and they state their arrival by knocking off a few of Vincent’s men. Recker and the team get drawn into the middle of it and start investigating to learn the identity of the mystery player. Recker and Haley get a tip about a high-level meeting of the new crew in an abandoned building, but all is not what it seems. Instead of a meeting, they run into Malloy, who’s also there to investigate, and an otherwise empty building. It turns out to be an ambush, and only two of the three will escape uninjured.
Will they find out who’s responsible for the attack and bring them to their brand of justice? Or will the perpetrators slip out from under their fingers to cause more chaos and destruction?
Point of view:
3rd person. Various perspectives.
This is book 8 of Mike Ryan’s The Silencer Series (Mike Recker thrillers). Embrace this like an episodic TV show where some things are solved but there are also numerous storylines carried throughout several books. As such there may be spoilers to previous books in my review.
Hunting down who is taking out Vincent’s men turns out more complicated than Recker, Haley, & Jones thought. It also results in serious injuries and a few losses between all three groups.
I like the twists and turns in this one as well as the introduction of a new nemesis. Good pacing and balance of personal, mystery, & action. Not exactly a cliffhanger, but definitely a “more will be revealed” kind of ending.
Brian Hutchison continues to be a great fit for Ryan’s writing. I enjoy his voices, emotions, and character personalities. This series is definitely binge worthy.
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.
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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
“It was cute how he was a world-class CIA operator and could track down any criminal he set out to get, but he couldn’t figure out what she was hinting at.”
“That’s what I love about you, man, never a doubt in your mind who’s coming out on top.”