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Publisher's Summary

You can't outrun your past.
A code hidden in plain sight. An American black ops team that went too far.
John Hayes, a disgraced elite soldier, returns from exile and risks everything to get back to his wife and daughter and to take revenge on his accusers with a series of escalating attacks inside the United States. Thomas Byrne is the only man who can stop him. Byrne once fought alongside Hayes as a combat medic, but he gave up the gun. Now a surgeon, he moves from town to town trying to forget his past - until he is called upon by a high-ranking government official to help capture the man he once called a friend.
Hayes and Byrne were once closer than brothers. But with the fate of the nation hanging in the balance, both must decide whom to trust - and whom to betray. In a final explosive battle for justice, they face off along a rifle's cold barrel.
Cold Barrel Zero brings together the blistering pace of Lee Child, the nonstop action of Vince Flynn, and the richly drawn characters and moral stakes of Daniel Silva. An experienced reporter armed with deep behind-the-scenes research into America's Special Operations forces, Quirk takes the military thriller to a new level of suspense.
©2016 Matthew Quirk (P)2016 Hachette Audio
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By Roman on 03-31-16

A Complete Waste of Time

Would you try another book from Matthew Quirk and/or Peter Coleman?

Not a chance on Quirk and doubtful on Coleman, though I have to cut some slack for the latter since he was reading such an abysmal story.

What was most disappointing about Matthew Quirk’s story?

Where do I start? Honestly, this book did not have one redeeming feature. Admittedly, we all have different opinions and reactions to books, but I normally like books of this genre, which is why I was so surprised by my total inability to become engaged. The story concept was OK, though certainly not original, but the development of the characters and plot was awkward and puerile.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I'm not sure he did detract from the book. More likely, the book detracted from him.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Major disappointment, but in myself for staying with it for so long (probably over two thirds).

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By greg p. on 06-25-16

Hard to follow ok story line

Was hard to follow found my attention wandering I listen to a lot of books and I almost didn't finish this one

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