- Series: The Nathan McBride Series (Book 2)
- Paperback: 324 pages
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (November 6, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612187099
- ISBN-13: 978-1612187099
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.9 x 8.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2,078 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“An absolutely bone-chilling thriller. Equal parts Stephen Hunter and Thomas Harris. Imagine Bob Lee Swagger going after Hannibal Lecter and you will have only scratched the surface of this intensely exciting novel. Forced to Kill will haunt you long after you read its last brilliantly plotted page.” —Brad Thor, author of Black List
Praise for The Nathan McBride Series:
“Andrew Peterson has created the most brutally effective thriller hero to appear in years. He handles a plot line like his hero might a well-oiled sniper rifle.” — Ridley Pearson, author of Killer Weekend
“Part Jack Reacher, part Jason Bourne, Nathan McBride is a compelling, conflicted hero.” — Steve Berry, author of The Columbus Affair
“McBride is an extremely promising hero… competent, intelligent, cool-under-pressure hero…his adventures will be a big hit with thriller fans.” —Publishers Weekly
“…thriller readers will enjoy this fast-paced tale starring a wonderful hero whose escapades never seen to end.” —The Mystery Gazette
“Nathan McBride is a larger-than-life Rambo-type character, but he’s no less believable than Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.” —The San Luis Tribune
“Nathan McBride is a truly memorable protagonist whose sense of honor and loyalty take him down dark paths. The breakneck pace and pulse-pounding action herald the arrival of a major new find.” —RT Book Reviews
About the Author
A native of San Diego, Andrew Peterson won his first pellet-gun shooting competition at a young age, launching an award-winning career in marksmanship where he earned the title of Master in the NRA's high-power rifle competition program. With an architectural degree from the University of Oklahoma, he began writing fiction as a hobby in 1990 and sold his first short story, “Mr. Haggarty’s Stop,” to San Diego Writers Monthly two years later. In 2008, the launch of his debut novel, First to Kill, allowed him the opportunity to visit VA hospitals around the country, and he's donated more than three thousand copies to wounded warriors and troops serving overseas. He and his wife, Carla, live in Monterey County, California.
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Top Customer Reviews
The characters are excellent and the storyline is very good. It was one of those books I could only put down for a little while before losing the will to keep it down. I kept finding my Kindle back in my hands. Now I just have to wonder how long until the next in the series.
As a compiled serial, this book has a fair share of tension points through out. You can almost see in your mind's eye where the episodes end. That can actually be a good thing if you need a break point to get some sleep or go back to work.
Nathan McBride, your protagonist, is what's become the typical anti-anti-hero. A decent man who used to do bad things for what he thought were good reasons for his country. Now he helps people fight against powerful interests who operate outside the normal structure of justice. His physical and mental capabilities never seem to be in doubt. The only thing that would make him more of a cliche would be if he was a "her". These last two things are the only reason I don't give him 5 stars, as I like the genre and I like Nathan as a protagonist.
At least from a technical point of view Mr. Peterson never brings us into the impossible. Everything on the geek side of McBride's world is plausible, logical and never written as a magic rescue device. (Are you listening, 24?)
Overall, I'd say if you like Jack Reacher, Wil Robie or John Clark then you'll probably like the "Kill" series with Nathan McBride, by Andrew Peterson.
Good work Andrew!
When a mutilated body is recovered from a lake in Utah, Nathan takes one look and knows that Montez is responsible. Why is he in the U.S.? Who is he working for? Is he again after McBride? What is the relationship to Montez and several recent kidnappings and possible torture deaths? These are but some of the questions Nathan must wade through before seeking his needed ultimate revenge from this sadistic killer who has had such an impact on his life. Before his quest is completed, McBride will find his path for revenge blocked in every direction by the FBI and the CIA, among others. Why are powerful U.S. senators and justice officials so opposed to Nathan's and Harvey's search for the deadly and elusive, Montez de Oca? Yet, loyal readers all know, Nathan marches to his own drumbeat for justice.
I enjoyed "Forced to Kill" and feel it is a pivotal point in Peterson's development of his personal style as well as in McBride's character development as we discover much of Nathan's backstory and what he underwent and how he suffered at the hands of Montez so many years ago. We also learn why Montez disappeared before Nathan was exterminated. Perhaps most fascinating for this reader was following the psychological growth of McBride over the years since his torture and disfigurement and how he has learned to cope with it and overcome his sometimes debilitating memories of it. Ultimately, his sanity teeters on the balanced edge between his primal need for personal vengeance against Montez tempered by mercy and reason. The Nathan McBride series gets better with each new effort and I recommend these books to fans of the suspense/thriller genre featuring a strong conflicted protagonist.