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First to Kill (The Nathan McBride Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Peterson
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Ten years ago, a botched mission in Nicaragua ended covert ops specialist Nathan McBride’s CIA career. Now he utilizes his unique skill set in the private sector—until the night Frank Ortega, former director of the FBI, calls in a favor. A deep-cover federal agent has vanished, along with a ton of Semtex explosives, and Ortega needs them found—fast. Because for him, this mission is personal: the missing agent is his grandson. And Nathan McBride is the only man he trusts to save him.

But it quickly becomes clear that something bigger than even Ortega could have imagined is at stake. Within days of accepting the assignment, McBride finds himself trapped between a ruthless adversary hell-bent on revenge and a group of high-ranking federal officials who will stop at nothing to reap their own brand of justice. Here there are no rules, no protocol, no backup. Only McBride…

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    About the Author

    A native of San Diego, Andrew Peterson won his first pellet-gun shooting competition at a young age, launching an award-winning competitive career in marksmanship and eventually earning the classification of Master in the NRA’s High Power Rifle ranking system. A trained architect, he began writing fiction in 1990 and sold his first short story, “Mr. Haggarty’s Stop,” to San Diego Writers Monthly two years later. His debut novel, First to Kill, has allowed him the opportunity to visit veterans’ hospitals around the country, and he has donated more than two thousand copies to wounded warriors and troops serving overseas. He and his wife, Carla, live in Monterey County, California.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1690 KB
    • Print Length: 373 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612187080
    • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (21 Aug. 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B008MMQ9XU
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #567 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A Sniper series 4 Dec. 2012
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    I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but I wasn't disappointed , so all good. I like the idea of there being a sniper team that heads up this book, after all a Sniper is not a lone wolf. McBride is an interesting character, but maybe a little too normal for the suffering he's done; hey I'm no expert so what do I know. Over all though this was a good read and I have already got the next one so take from that what you will.
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Wooden characters 20 Aug. 2014
    By Steve
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    Bought this book on offer and for the price was worth it.
    The story revolves around an ex marine sniper/CIA agent and his partner who get asked to help the FBI out when an agent is kidnapped. This soon turns into a manhunt for the culprits who then commit domestic terrorism.
    The story is ok and the author keeps the pages turning. Never made me feel I couldn't put it down tho!
    The main character is a bit wooden. Some of the conversations are stilted and one dimensional. You feel as if he is going to start singing Star-Spangled Banner at times! Some of the passages are a mutual admiration society between characters after they have only just met...not how real people are or talk to each other.
    Would be better if the characters were less wooden, conversations and thoughts more realistic and less like a cheap B movie.
    Overall not bad and hope the other books improve, tho if the second the same as the first I will struggle to continue the series.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic read 13 Dec. 2012
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    This is one of those books that you don't want to put down, a real page turner. You feel like you get to know the characters and live the story with them.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 11 Aug. 2013
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    The series is a must read. Would recommend this to everybody. Gripping stuff all the way through. John Waynes rides again in the guise of Nathan McBride
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting plot 8 Dec. 2012
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    I found the plot a little confusing as various characters came in and out of the story. However overall it was very enjoyable
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, a must read... 16 Mar. 2013
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    This book is a definite read! I loved the story and all of the different characters,it's a real page turner. Make sure that you haven't got any thing important planned as I found you can't put it down!
    With some books like this you can guess what's coming next,but it is a story line that just keeps you guessing with lots of twists and turns.
    Nathan and Harv have an exclusive friendship which keeps them both alive. The characters are well written and you get the feeling that you are getting to know them as you continue reading.
    I will definitely be reading the next in the series, and hope that Andrew Peterson continues to write further books in the Nathan McBride series.
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Read 17 July 2013
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    I was a bit sceptical at first about buying books with another 'tough guy' character, especially with so many out there, however, these books really surprised me. They were well written with characters that you enjoy reading about. A really good trilogy, will definitely look out for further instalments.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars great series 26 July 2013
    By fiarra
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    Bought all three in series, so stands to reason would highly recommend. If you like a good thriller, then this is the book for you.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Action
    Keeps you riveted
    Published 4 days ago by Brian Norman
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    A new author for me but I found his style well up to more well known writers.
    Published 6 days ago by Eric McGonagle
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read
    Never read this author before so glad I tried him. If you've read Lee Child you'll compare the characters. Will definitely read the other titles.
    Published 10 days ago by Lorraine
    5.0 out of 5 stars What a great book
    Can't wait to read the next in the series. Nate and Harv make a great team. I loved the understanding and humour between them.
    Published 13 days ago by Kindle Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Very good.
    Published 22 days ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars A truly original storyline
    Lots of twists to this fast paced storyline. This book will have you hooked instantly. Nathan McBride is a great lead character.
    Published 1 month ago by Ricky Houghton
    5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty page turner
    Awesome book! I found this story compelling from the begining. Nathan McBride while a troubled & tortured man has a lighter softer side, i felt he was a very enegmatic character. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Karen Jordan
    5.0 out of 5 stars surprisingly captivating
    Flawed with a heart of gold you can't help but be carried away with this book. Gritty fast storyline with twist and turns along the way that keep the juices flowing. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great read First to Kill
    The author is new to me so I was a little apprehensive about his writing, however it soon became clear this man was truly amazing at writing and this story proves how well he can... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by vonnie
    4.0 out of 5 stars The start of a promising series
    This was a rambunctious tale of derring do. Two well trained US Marines are sent to rescue an undercover agent and secure a ton of Semtex. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by JJ Toner
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