I Couldn’t Put It Down
4.5 out of 5 stars
Hard Target felt different, I’m not 100% sure why but it was just different enough to really breath some life into this series (not that I think it needed it). In the last few books Reznick has had to deal with threats on his daughter and his not-girlfriend… girlfriend. This one he’s out to help Trevelle Williams, his hacker friend who is able to get him almost anything that he needs when a computer is involved.
Even as Turner was introducing the story in Hard Target I couldn’t have predicted where it was going to end up. I thought that the addition of helping out a friend was going to be the story but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Like the other stories in the Jon Reznick series – there is so much more than meets the eye.
I wasn’t sure even as the story progressed exactly how it was going to end, but I wasn’t even close to predicting the ending. I really thought that things were going to end up different but I should have known (anything more that I add here will be a spoiler). J.B. Turner is at the top of his game in Hard Target – writing an absolute page-turner. I couldn’t put Hard Target down even if I’d wanted to. I realized that I only had an hour left, so I figured I would stay up and finish it… that was at 1am last night. Oops. I just couldn’t wait to see what happened.
Obviously, I have to talk about the fantastic narration by Jeffrey Kafer. He’s able to voice Reznick perfectly and really has been the rock that’s been there for every book in this series. He is Jon in my book and I’m glad that such a great narrator has been there throughout Jon’s experiences.
A threat inside the government. A whistleblower’s life on the line. It’s up to Jon Reznick to bring justice.
When hacker Trevelle Williams discovers documents that threaten national security and put his life in jeopardy, there’s only one person he can turn to – Jon Reznick. Williams has learned that Rosalind Dyer, a key congressional witness, is about to be killed in order to stop her testimony. She has stumbled into the middle of a cover-up that goes deep into the United States government. Dyer knows her days are numbered, but that won’t stop her from doing what she has to do.
Trevelle Williams has helped Jon out of many a scrape in the past. Now, Jon is the only person he can turn to for help saving Rosalind’s life, as well as his own, and protecting national security in the process.
With enemies on all sides, including within the United States government, can Jon and Trevelle get to Rosalind in time? They’re her only hope to escape her pursuers and bring these secrets to light.
Hard Target by J.B. Turner
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
Series: Jon Reznick #8
Published by Brilliance Audio on May 21st 2020
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Also by this author: Hard Fall, Rogue, Reckoning, Requiem
Also in this series: Hard Fall, Hard Hit, Hard Shot