A CODE HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT. A BLACK OPS TEAM THAT WENT TOO FAR.
John Hayes is a Special Operations legend who went rogue on a deep-cover mission and betrayed his own soldiers. Disgraced and on the run, he returns to the United States to get back to his wife and daughter and take revenge on his accusers with a series of devastating attacks.
Only one man can stop him: Thomas Byrne. He once fought alongside Hayes as a combat medic, but he gave up the gun. Now a surgeon, he moves from town to town, trying to forget his past, until he is called upon by a high-ranking government official to help capture the man he once called a friend.
Hayes and Byrne were once as close as brothers, but with the fate of the nation hanging in the balance and nothing as it seems, both men must decide whom to trustand whom to betray. In a final, explosive battle for justice, they face off along a rifle's cold barrel.
Cold Barrel Zero brings together the blistering pace of Lee Child, the nonstop action of Brad Thor, and the richly drawn characters and moral stakes of Daniel Silva. An experienced reporter armed with deep behind-the-scenes research into America's Special Operations Forces, Quirk takes the military thriller to a new level of suspense.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Matthew Quirk studied history and literature at Harvard College. After graduation, he joined The Atlantic and spent five years at the magazine reporting on a variety of subjects including crime, private military contractors, the opium trade, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs. Quirk's bestselling first novel, The 500, is currently in development as a major motion picture. He lives in California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Typically like his books very much but couldn't get into this one.
This is probably the best of the Black Ops genre I have read. Layers of deceit and conspiracies keep the characters and the reader guessing as non-stop action prevails. The story is realistic, but quite imaginative. Some of the characters are recovering from deep hurts and obsessive guilt. From time to time this clouds their judgment and leads to major problems. It is hard to rave about this book without giving away to much. Suffice it to say, you can't go wrong if you like well-told, suspenseful thrillers. Note: the summary does not do justice to the actual story, which is much richer in terms of characters and relationships.
The first thing I thought when I finished this book was "this should be a movie". This book is high impacted, intense and action packed. If you like reading or watching a great action movie or book then this is the book for you. This book is none stop from beginning to end. It makes you keep guessing who's side you should be rooting for. The really should make a movie out of this book. *Gifted copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*