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72 Hours (Ryan Archer #1) [Kindle Edition]

William Casey Moreton
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Praise for the books of William Casey Moreton:

"...Moreton keeps readers hooked." -- Kirkus Reviews

"....Moreton is a superb and inspired storyteller and with so many mediocre books being published, this is a relatively rare feat." -- Deadly Pleasures

For fans of Lee Child, Robert Crais, and Dean Koontz, here is white-knuckle suspense at its finest:

Having survived careers in both the Army and the FBI, Ryan Archer is now content to live a quiet life in a tiny apartment above a surf shop in Santa Cruz, California. He has few possessions and few friends. He works part-time in the little shop downstairs, and spends most of his free hours out on the open water with just his board and the waves. But he is about to be pulled back into action by a voice out of one of his former lives.

He is asked to keep a woman named Lindsay Hammond alive for the next 72 hours, as an army of street thugs, career criminals and professional assassins press in around them from every direction. As they go off the grid, surviving minute to minute, cutting off all contact with the outside world, Lindsay learns to trust Archer in a way she has never trusted anyone before.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 731 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #157,904 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Gave up 8 Aug. 2012
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After a gripping and explosive start to this book I was looking forward to a great read, however very shortly into the book the irritation began. I found the book poorly written and the characters though full of potential did not grip. However it was the, what I can only describe as 'teenage horror movie' actions which really annoyed me. The characters constantly did stupid things - akin to the girl going up to the attic, in the dark, to see if the ax murderer is there - which were unrealistic if you were to believe in any of the characters credentials. I plowed on until about half way through but when the women decides to give one of her protectors a call to pass on a telephone message when they are out stealthily tracking down a team of hit men that are circling I gave up in disgust. I have only once before not finished a book and vowed I wouldn't give up on a book again, however I had to break my rule as I was not prepared to waste anymore of my time on this nonsense. Unfortuantely my advice would be don't bother with this read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars error prone reacher type hero 15 July 2012
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The main character Archer is a Reacher type ex fed called upon to save a family in motal danger. He is dragged away from his surfboard for a romp accross south west USA.

An easy read, but predictable. The introdution sets up a whole string of would be assassins targeting the family. A novel twist in an otherwise ok holiday read.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 7 May 2012
By Ruthie
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Have not read such a good book in ages, kept me in suspense right to the end and it was worth the read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed this book 14 July 2014
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Would highly recommend this book. Fast-paced and keeps you enthralled throughout. Look forward to reading more Ryan Archer books, just when you think it s all over there's more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 14 July 2014
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A very good story well thought out and like the best stories the hero is left to come back another day.
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By Lee
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Yet another decent read let down by a lack of proofreading. I assume the guy should have had a wheal or a welt on his head. There are other similar issues; at one point a main character changes from she to he.
The book is fine; an average thriller with a stereotypical hero and a slightly unexpected end. Undemanding fun and I might have given it a higher score if it had been more professionally presented.
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3.0 out of 5 stars book 21 July 2013
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not re did i ordered this by mistake this book i dont know what i had done but i ordered this by mistake
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good fast paced thriller 24 Jun. 2013
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only read two of his books and have really enjoyed both.. and will look out for more.well worth buying. enjoy
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5.0 out of 5 stars recommend it to everyone
Action from the first sentence, couldn't put it down, had to know what was happening, recommend it to everyone.
Published 2 months ago by Dorie Clifton
1.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't give it a minus star
Definitely one for a minus award. How I made it to 19% I do not know. It really is that bad! The plot is "Me smokum anything" in nature if you can even call it a plot and... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Poppalong
5.0 out of 5 stars 72 Hours
A wonderful book that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. I highly recommend this book.
Published 14 months ago by chrissy
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy
Excellent book to have in your library. So good I can read it over and over again. Thoroughly recommend this.
Published 16 months ago by Mr. Ronald S. Unsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars TOP GUY
as with all his books, you just don't want to put them down, and they would all make good films .(GIVE US A PART)
Published 18 months ago by eric field
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!
Fantastic reading - would make a brilliant film! Very cleverly written and I couldn't put it down. Will be reading more of his books!
Published 18 months ago by Sue Field
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Bad
I enjoyed the book, although it was quite short. Quite a lot of the story was predictable. It was clear from the beginning who was going to survive.
Published 23 months ago by Mr. R. P. Champ
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced
A fast paced story, kept me turning the pages. Would have been 5stars but there are errors in the spelling and wrong words used. Overall though a good thriller.
Published 23 months ago by mrs.tee
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