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Quiet Ops - The Manhunter Series (The Bob Burton Series) [Kindle Edition]

L. J. Martin , Bob Burton
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"Bob Burton knows crime and how to write about it...you won't put this one down." Elmore Leonard.
Brad Bennedict, bounty hunter and P.I., lives quietly in Montecito, and works in a blender of crime, corruption, and killings. His job is manhunting, and he and his crew at Quiet Ops do it better than anyone in the land. When billionaire Grenwald Stanton calls to report his beautiful twin daughters have been 'ruffied' and hooked on heronie by rapper Jo Jo Bling and that he'll pay large for their return, Brad and his boys, T-Rex and Cocoa are on the hunt, and his main lady bounty hunter, Monique, is in the middle of it all. Then when Stanton is kidnapped without paying, ka ka hits the fan. From gold plated Montecito to the gator and snake filled swamps of Florida, it's a manhunt.


Editorial Reviews

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"Bob Burton knows crime and how to write about it...you won't put this one down." ~ Elmore Leonard.

"Action adventure fans won't be disappointed with Quite Ops by L. J. Martin and real-life bounty hunter Bob Burton." ~ Amazon Reader

"Make sure you have time to read this book, you will not put it down once you get started." ~ Mary J. Gramlich

About the Author

Bob Burton is America's No. 1 bounty hunter with over 3,000 arrests, and the authenticity shows through on every page of Quiet Ops

L. J. Martin is the author of 32 book length works including westerns, historicals, mysteries, thrillers, action adventure and non-ficiton.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3010 KB
  • Print Length: 295 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wolfpack Publishing (December 10, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009HUT316
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,400 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "Can't Put It Down" Thriller October 28, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As a long time avid follower of mysteries both in books and on TV (I own a complete DVD collection of every episode of the Inspector Morse TV series ever produced, for example) I am pleased to report that Quiet Ops, written by L. J. Martin and Bob Burton, is an exciting and entertaining read. The hero and owner of Quiet Ops, Mr. Brad "Bulldog" Bennedict, is a former Marine commando and Iraq veteran who is in the business of solving delicate problems for rich people. The clientele needs to be rich people because Bulldog's fees are high, and rich people often have intricate problems, the solution of which puts Bennedict and his associates in dangerous, sometimes life-threatening situations.

Bulldog reminds me of Travis McGee, the hero in a series of mystery books I used to read years ago by the author John D MacDonald. Both were tough and fearless but they both had a strong moral code in terms of right and wrong as well as a soft side down deep. Bulldog is flashier than Travis McGee and he uses all the latest technologies and equipment to give him an advantage in his numerous risky endeavors. He has a number of friends and associates he hires for his various jobs, including a 350 pound Samoan called Cocoa and another former Marine and Iraq veteran nicknamed T-Rex, and they are all just as fearless, resourceful and tough as he is. Bulldog lives near Santa Barbara, California, but he has an office associate in Florida named Monique St. Marmont, who is an exceptionally attractive woman, but who fits in with the tough guys with no problem. These and other characters in the novel are particularly compelling people.

The adventures undertaken by this group were exciting, and I found myself not wanting to stop reading in order to see what happened next. This is one of the most entertaining novels I have read in some time. I won't go into any story details in order to preserve the surprise and suspense, but there are plenty of both.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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When your business is fixing other people's problems, it tends to create difficulties in your own life. Brad "Bulldog" Benedict is the best in the correction of these problems but he may be in too deep with the latest case. Brad calls in all his best cohorts and even a few former enemies to help with rescuing two women caught up in something they cannot seem to escape. Brad has the ability to tweet the system to make the outcome turn his way yet this case is dogging him because nothing is falling into place as planned.

Having great friends makes the case happen but the enemies seem to want to set the night on fire with revenge. Brad is trying to figure out who is working with him as much as against him. The thought that it might be the man who hired him is frightening even to a former Marine.

This is one wild and fantastic read you should be prepared to take on and be mesmerized by from cover-to-cover. Every character is well written with realistic dialogue, the storyline compliments every page with fascinating interaction between every person in the book. The plot is fast paced and this read is complete package of delight.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Action Packed Parallel Universe October 19, 2012
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Quiet Ops is an exciting, can't put it down novel. Bob Burton's attention to detail about Santa Barbara and Palm Beach brings the reader onto the scene and into the local haunts of both towns. His characters bring you into a world that is a parallel universe to the normal everyday existence that most people live.

The fast pace, quick turns and surprising outcomes are a hallmark of Mr. Burton's writing style and stories. In a nutshell his books take you away.

If Quiet Ops existed and I had a problem outside or inside the law, I would not hesitate to hire him and his group.

Quiet Ops is a LOUD SUCCESS!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Exciting read terrible editing November 16, 2013
By dierpap
Format:Kindle Edition
The book is interesting, mostly well thought out fiction, that needs a little work with facts, cosistency, and some serious editing. E.G., in one place, the main character owns a modified Blazer. In other areas of the book, the same vehicle is referred to a Bronco. Which is it? There have been no five star generals in the US military since WW2, Gen. Harold Arnold being the only five star in the Air Force (who originally was in the Army before the Air Force was formed in 1948). The book has incorrect, extra and unnecessary, and missing words or strange spellings that requires a some thought and a few re-reads. The publisher should either hire editors if they do not have any or hire attentive ones. The editing needs serious work.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a "quiet" book despite the title April 15, 2013
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Some roughhousing going on between those pages! Clueless rich girls, greedy dad, gangsta caricatures, and the efficient Quiet Ops team doing what needs to be done. I was entertained. Nothing really over-the-top, but it all worked out.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet Ops another winner for L.J. January 12, 2013
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What a great read, once I started I couldn't put it down and read it from cover to cover. Well written, full of excitement, drama, and good old fashioned suspense that draws you in so that you are waiting for what happens next. Truly enjoyable. I know the work of L.J. Martin and was curious to how the team up with a prtner would be but I wasn't dissappointed. Hope there are more great books like these to come. Get yours now.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Action Adventure you wouldn't want to Miss January 12, 2013
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L.J. Martin and Bob Burton crafts a masterful tale of ambition, lies, and deceit in Quiet Ops. As bounty hunter and P.I, Brad Bennedict, takes on saving two young women caught in the extremely complicated world of drugs, and money. Soon enough another complication greeted Bennedict as the billionaire who asked for his help, Grenwald Staton, gets himself kidnapped. It's a crazy case for hero, Brad Bennedict and his team, Quiet Ops. Will he be able to get out of it and make everything all right for Staton and the two women?

L.J. Martin and Bob Burton's account of Brad's adventure will keep the reader riveted to the page. The dialogue is easy to read and doesn't slow the reader down. "Quiet Ops" will leave the reader excited till the very end.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Real operators slamming the bad guys
Quiet Ops takes you on the inside with an experienced team of contemporary operatives that get the bad guys...with ...enthusiasm. Read more
Published 15 days ago by CD Chaffin
5.0 out of 5 stars great story
I've read the others in this series and they were good, but I thought this story and the characters were outstanding. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Drpain
4.0 out of 5 stars cautious progress
The story was a bit dull at times , but it always picked up quickly. I enjoyed the sensious sparring between the somewhat arrogant boss and his one partner. Read more
Published 3 months ago by cutter
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny take on a Gumshoe story...........
Funny, well written.......Kept me interested with each page,. Hilarious partners and situations. Loved it! So different from anything I've read recently.............. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Norma
3.0 out of 5 stars Action packed
Enjoyable fluff. It was made to be entertaining and passed the test. Nothing
remarkable about the story. I would read another story by the author.
Published 3 months ago by K. Silva
4.0 out of 5 stars New to me
This author and series was new to me. I was impressed. Enjoyed the characters and the story line very much. Good writing.
Published 3 months ago by Tracey
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
I'm looking forward to more in this series. I think the author has a hit on his hands with Bob.
Published 3 months ago by slowpoke
4.0 out of 5 stars who proof reads these books?
My English teacher would have given this book a D- just for the numerous and glaring spelling errors. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet Ops Review
I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. I did not want to put the book down. This book has a very interesting plot and is a book anyone would enjoy.
Published 4 months ago by Mike Cherry
1.0 out of 5 stars No Tks.
No thanks, needs an editor. The A Team with bounty hunters. Waste of time. This is my first and last of this series.
Published 4 months ago by Ty hartis
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More About the Author

L. J. Martin is the author of 37 book length works (westerns, historicals, mysteries, thrillers, and non-ficiton), and has written a number of screenplays, one of which was optioned by a major NBC approved producer. His five non-fiction books include: KILLING CANCER (he's a two time cancer survivor), WRITE COMPELLING FICTION, an instructional work for aspiring authors, MYRTLE MAE & THE CREW, a book of cartoons, FROM THE PEA PATCH, a conservative political series of essays, COOKING WILD & WONDERFUL, a cookbook with story content, the CALIFORNIA COCINA, a historical cookbook, BUILDING A GREENHOUSE, a how to book He also does manuscript acquisition for Wolfpack Publishing, which has many other writers featured on it's publication and sales site. L. J. and his wife Kat live in Montana in the Spring, Summer, and Fall and on the California coast in the Winter. His wife, Kat Martin, is a NYT bestsellling, internationally published, romantic suspense and historical romance author published in over a dozen foreign languages and in 2 dozen countries. When not writing, L. J. is cooking and developing recipes for his webpage www.wolfpackranch.com, hunting, fishing, or hauling his cameras around the high country, or promoting their careers. He has two dozen novels and non-fiction works listed on Amazon and Kindle. Join him on facebook on his author page L. J. Martin, his cooking page The Kitchen at Wolfpack Ranch, and his personal page Larry J. Martin. Search youtube for ljmartinwolfpack to view one of the one hundred twenty five videos he has posted.

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