• Hard Kill

  • A Jon Reznick Thriller, Book 2
  • By: J. B. Turner
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey Kafer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,066 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A senior American security adviser is missing, presumed kidnapped for his top-level military intelligence. FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein needs to track him down before classified information gets into the wrong hands. She needs Jon Reznick on board.

The former black-ops assassin is supposed to be on vacation with his daughter, but when Meyerstein calls, it doesn't pay to keep her waiting. Her elite team is convinced that the missing diplomat's expertise in the Persian Gulf points to an Iranian terrorist cell, but Reznick isn't so sure. His gut instinct tells him they're all wrong. Never one to play by the rules, he finds himself working alone, following a lead that everyone else has dismissed. But to Reznick, the suspect seems a little too clean...

When the team comes under attack, the kidnapping is exposed as part of a much wider conspiracy, one far more dangerous than Meyerstein feared. Nothing and nobody is safe - and only Jon Reznick stands between national security and a campaign of unprecedented terror.

©2016 J. B. Turner. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Lots of action and sustained suspense!

Protagonist and ex-Delta Force hero Jon Reznick is now a contract employee of the FBI reporting directly to FBI Assistant Director Martha Meyerstein. What appears to be a Islamist terrorist attack in the planning stages is actually a rogue CIA operation to kill the US president. While Hard Kill can be listened to as a stand alone novel it ends with the key terrorist target escaping. It certainly has elements of a cliffhanger finish. Narrator Jeffrey Kafer, best known for his performances of sci-fi audio novels, does a great job with this series.

The Jon Reznick series novels are fun listens.

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YUP another good Jon Reznick book!

I like this series! its fun, fast paced, full of action, terrorists, espionage, assassins, conspiracies and an the FBI consultant, Jon Reznick a former assassin. .

Packed full of everything you want in a good book. It never stops. And they never sleep. LOL

There is lots of dialogue throughout this book. Which is a bonus, I love lots of dialogue. There are some great characters and although Martha is only in her 30's they make her seem older. I wish they would stop doing that.

The story line and plot was great easy to follow along without getting lost or confused which is a plus for sure.

As for the narration it is very good. I like Jeffrey Kafer, he does a great job on all the voices and the female voices. He has a nice reading voice too.

I totally recommend this series.

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This is the second in the series that I've read.

This is the second in the series that I've read. I think I'm hooked on John Rzeznik and JB Turner for a while real. quick,fast reads,

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Good assassin read and listen..



Another exciting story about Jon Reznick helping the FBI catch a killer. Unfortunately, this book made a lot of the politicians in our government look really bad. AND the killer ended up getting away. Maybe he’ll show up in another book.

Reznick worked with Martha Meyerstein again but I gotta say no one seems to sleep in these books.
Reznick is forever popping Dexedrine and he and Martha drink tons of coffee, as if that’s the cure for never needing sleep. It’s really kind of silly.

Also, one reviewer gave it 1 or 2 stars because Martha, as Assistant Director of the FBI, went out into the field, Martha being “middle age” and all. Well, Martha is in her 30’s and if that’s “middle age” then I’m ancient.

This was a very good story and again I totally enjoyed it. There wasn’t any kind of sex or thoughts of sex but the F-bomb was used 57 times.

As to the narration: Jeffery Kafer, again, has a great reading voice and his men are perfect but his women’s voices still stink AND still I don’t mind. If there had been any kind of romance I would have minded.

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fast paced

exciting, good character development, easy to follow,, liking the series which has great continuity , highly recommend

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A must buy audible.

Yes this Jon Reznick series is a fun listen filled with multiple red herrings to keep the listener engaged. Kaffer once again does an outstanding job in his narration just as he did in book one.

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I listened to Book 1 in the Jon Reznick series and thought I might have found a good series. Sure the first book lacked depth and character development but it was only the first book, surely they would improve after all the writing was pretty good. Unfortunately I was wrong. I never did figure out why Jon had to be involved. He didn't bring much other than his intuition and technically didn't work for the FBI. He really didn't bring any special skills.
There really isn't much relationship building or character development with depth. There is minimal tension or suspense. We do know that nearly everyone is always in need of sleep .. This isn't a series I am likely to finish or to follow waiting for the next book release.

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So good!

It was so good that I really didn't even notice when he changed characters! Such a great story & brought to life so well.

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Good but …

Just no need to say the Lord’s name in vain a million times. Why offend folks that believe in the Ten Commandments. It was particularly prevalent in this book.

Other than that - great as always.

Should re-record a other version

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J.B.Turner uses Gods name in vane A LOT

I like the story and the characters but have a very hard time with the use of Gods name in vane. I don’t understand the reason for such language. Other expletives are expected but not this. So so sad.

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  • Carôle
  • 01-06-18

Better than the first

This is the second book in this series & very enjoyable with an original storyline. However, I'm put out by a couple of things: Why was there no overt admission of getting it wrong and admitting that Jon was right! And why did she foolishly allow him to use the bathroom? Every one could see that coming!!! That was disappointing.

But this is an enjoyable series - only 5 titles thus far.

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  • Jules
  • 02-22-22

excellent

loved it and whole series so far , and looking forward to the next book.

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  • mangankillarney
  • 04-01-21

Thriller

I do enjoy listening to Jeffrey Kafer. Dark and moody .

Another fast paced thriller, with enough plot twist, to keep you on your toes.

recommended

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  • phillip plant
  • 07-18-20

typical cliff hanger so you need to read next book

good book but not impressed with end. not much action from star man in the book

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  • 05-12-20

Great story, can't wait to read the next one

Loved it, gripping from start to finish. The story kept you thinking through out, wondering what was going to happen.

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  • Jonah Scott
  • 03-06-20

Hard Kill - J B Turner

Super “read” by Jeffery Kafer. Really brings the stories to life. A great audio reader with a great series of books.

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  • Mark B
  • 01-16-20

kept me hooked.....

If you like Jason Bourne this book is for you. great narration too. Highly recommended.

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  • Peter Beckerleg
  • 06-13-18

A bit predictable but fast moving

Typical terrorist plot with Resnich seeing it earlier than everybody else as always Good listen