A Thrill Ride From Beginning To End
4.5 out of 5 stars
My review of the first book can be found here. J.B. Turning throws us back to the shadow government in Reckoning. And we’re at the whim of Nathan Stone yet again. Now, they have his sister and he will do whatever he can to get her back and make sure she’s safe. The rest, I’ll let the official synopsis explain: “They instruct him to neutralize journalist Mark Mahoney, to whom Stone had previously leaked documents about the Commission and their deadly conspiracy. Now, Nathan Stone has a choice: neutralize Mahoney and kill the story for good, or lose the only family he has left.”
This was a thrill ride from beginning to end. The story itself felt a little bit like the Bourne trilogy (I mentioned this in my first review too), but Bourne didn’t have a family (for the reason that this book exists – they can be used against you. Stone is a total bada** and it shows. His critical thinking skills and ability to read a situation really made this book a blast to read.
Turner knows how to write just enough of a razor-thin line to keep you interested without cutting your feet to shreds. A few times I thought I was going to have to stop to take a breath – it was moving that fast. But, Turner pulled it in and kept me on my toes.
I’ll try not to give too much away, but my favorite scene would probably be the bar-to-apartment scene. It was the perfect showing of who Stone is and how he thinks on his feet. It was a perfect set up and executed flawlessly (with a little tension of course). But the scenes in the bar and apartment were some of the standouts without action in Reckoning.
Overall, combined with the narration of Jeffrey Kafer – Reckoning was a winner in my book. A great thriller that kept me going late into the night.
Reckoning by J.B. Turner
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 7 hrs and 9 mins
Series: An American Ghost Thriller #2
Published by Brilliance Audio on August 2nd 2018
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A sister kidnapped. A journalist in danger. A killer out for revenge.
After taking out a covert facility run by the Commission, a deep-state syndicate, Nathan Stone has made powerful enemies. He’s a black-ops asset - and he’s gone rogue.
But the organization wants payback. Kidnapping Stone’s sister from a Florida psychiatric hospital, the Commission have their asset exactly where they want him. They instruct him to neutralize journalist Mark Mahoney, to whom Stone had previously leaked documents about the Commission and their deadly conspiracy. Now, Nathan Stone has a choice: neutralize Mahoney and kill the story for good, or lose the only family he has left.
Stone knows that these men will stop at nothing to get what they want. Killing Mahoney is just the beginning. And when Stone learns the identity of their final target, he knows he has to stop the Commission once and for all - no matter the cost.
Also in this series: Rogue, Requiem