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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (803 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Howard Gordon Narrator: MacLeod Andrew Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the executive producer of 24 and co-creator of Homeland, the exciting follow-up to Gideon’s War involves a harrowing attempt to stop a homegrown terrorist plot to destroy the US government.

Gideon Davis has settled into the quiet life of an academic and is weeks away from being married when he discovers evidence of an impending terrorist attack on US soil. He brings his suspicions to his ex-girlfriend, FBI Agent Nancy Clement, but her bosses are leery of Gideon’s source: a meth-head informant affiliated with a white supremacist group. Both Gideon and Nancy become increasingly convinced that a serious plot exists, but their informant is murdered before they can get more details from him. So Gideon enlists his brother, Tillman—newly sprung from prison through a presidential pardon— as an undercover operative to infiltrate a group of white supremacists who may be involved.

Eventually, Gideon and Tillman get on the trail of the real conspirators and uncover their audacious plan to eliminate the entire top tier of the US government during a high-value, mass-casualty attack. With only Nancy’s support, Gideon and Tillman go rogue to stop the powerful titan behind the conspiracy before the entire government is toppled.

With nonstop action and ticking time-bomb suspense, Hard Target will keep readers turning pages and their hearts pumping fast.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Thriller aficionados and doubtless many conspiracy theorists will enjoy this story as will fans of the first Gideon novel.” 

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ward Howarth | 2/14/2014

    " Finishing this book, my first MacDonald, I felt ashamed at not having read him before. What a wordsmith. Some truly beautiful turns of phrase run through the whole book, although at times his use of simile comes off as overdone. While it gets a little talky at the end, I really dug his two or three false endings and can't wait to read more of Lew Archer. A real noir ending, as well, I think, does the whole thing justice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tfitoby | 2/13/2014

    " The first of Grandmaster MacDonald's Lew Archer series is pretty much what you would expect from a talented young writer trying to emulate Chandler and Hammett. It's better written than most that followed but it's also derivative and obvious. A solid start but he gets better with age and experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Wolfgang | 1/25/2014

    " Another quality detective novel by Macdonald. It's excellent pacing, and ability to throw suspicion all the individuals involved was excellent. I highly recommend this for fans of the genre, and even those that aren't. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Corey Ryan | 1/20/2014

    " I had higher expectations. I was bored most of the time. The end wasn't that surprising. I don't want to think that all his books are like this. This is the first in the Lew Archer series so Macdonald could easily find his stride a couple books down. I'll try again some other time. Maybe it was all me. Maybe I over did the mysteries. "

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