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Hostage Zero (A Jonathan Grave Thriller Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

John Gilstrap
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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"Gilstrap Is A Master Of Action And Drama." –Gayle Lynds

Hostage rescue expert Jonathan Grave goes where the government can't. An innocent man has been shot and two young people are missing. But tracking them down is just the beginning. To keep them and his covert team alive, Jonathan plunges into the heart of an ugly secret whose insidious path reaches from one of the world's most remote places into the highest corridors of power--and he must defeat enemies who are willing to kill to keep the truth from being revealed. . .

Praise For John Gilstrap's Thrillers

"A Great Hero. . .A Really Exciting Series." --Joseph Finder

"One Of The Finest Thriller Writers On The Planet." --Tess Gerritsen

"A Tour De Force!" --Jeffery Deaver

Special Excerpt From John Gilstrap's Newest Thriller! Damage Control

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1008 KB
  • Print Length: 465 pages
  • Publisher: Pinnacle (1 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 078603226X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786032266
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,781 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars action packed 4 Sept. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Kidnapped children, scheming politicos and Jonathan Grave. What an explosive, action packed combination. Well worth its purchase price. I look forward to the next in the series.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Average 10 Nov. 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I like Gilstrap and have read many of his books, but he doesn't reach his earlier peaks here.

The book is filled with a number of components which should make for a good thriller story - the kidnapping of children from an orphanage, organised crime, corrupt politicians, a former Special Services Officer as the protagonist and hero, and a trip into a Columbia which is portrayed as very dangerous. And all of it culminates in a drawn-out shoot-out. So it is a thriller, but a very predictable one, and one which is not saved by Gilstrap's writing or characterisations.

There were also quite a few typos in the version I read.

In short, action aplenty but not a great deal of depth. 7/10

PS. I read this book on a Kindle and although it is not the purpose of this review to promote another product, I must say that the Kindle has been almost life-changing for me, so I am now a convert to the cause.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gilstrap on a Roll 8 Dec. 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
From his first foray into the suspense and thriller genre, Nathan's Run, I have enjoyed John Gilstrap's storytelling. Taking for granted that he is an excellent writer (which he has proven time and again) his creative mind has repeatedly crafted a driving, emotionally filled story.

Gilstrap consistently involves young children in his stories and does so with the understanding of someone who has spent years in the field, or as a teacher. I am not aware of Gilstrap's actual experience in these fields, but am convinced that he knows what he is writing about and that he does it with conviction.

Jonathan Grave is a character with a dramatic legend. This newly created protagonist, (first outed in Gilstrap's most recent novel, No Mercy) will win the heart of most men as he jousts for a righteous cause, taking no prisoners in the process. Grave probably will appeal to a few women as well, since his sense of justice is paramount.

Congrats, Mr. Gilstrap. This reader has added you to his very short list of those from whom he buys the "Author Name" rather than the "Title."

Gordon Ryan, Author
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars well written 13 Dec. 2013
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can he keep it up without going into realms of a lot of explanations which make it boring and irritating.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great read 17 Feb. 2015
By nish
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I found this a bit slow to begin with, but once the story got going, found it really difficult to put it down. Great read, will definitely be looking to read more from this series
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read 15 Mar. 2014
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Thanks JG for such a whirlwind of a novel. I read all your works now and need more soon please!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Review 1 May 2015
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Second book of this author I have read sometimes I felt it was a bit disjointed would have liked to know a bit more about why Schuler and guinn were in prison
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent and well written 20 Dec. 2014
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excellent and well written, grips you from the beginning. story flows well and makes you wish for more of the same froim this author. Charles
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