Hunting Season

  • by P. T. Deutermann
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When college kids hiking near an abandoned military industrial complex in West Virginia mysteriously disappear, special agent Janet Carter - earnest, honest, and fed up with the stifling chauvinistic environment at the Roanoke FBI headquarters - is called in to investigate. Unfortunately, there are no leads - it's as if the three just vanished into thin air. The authorities at the FBI are quick to write off the case as teenage runaways, and order Janet off the case - but not before she has the chance to speak with the father of one of the missing, Edwin Kriess.Kriess is an ex-"sweeper", a member of an elite CIA task force trained to track down and bring in rogue agents. To be a sweeper means to be expertly trained in the art of hunting and killing, and Kriess was not only a sweeper himself, but the agent in charge of training and leading the entire program. Only something went wrong - an assignment to track down an agent involved in a Chinese espionage plot ended in a bloody massacre, and threatened to reveal a monumental government cover-up. Kriess was quietly sacrificed to the scandal, and has since lived in solitude.But now his daughter is missing, and he knows that she didn't run away - and he will do anything to find her and bring her abductors to justice. His search brings him back to the abandoned industrial complex, where two right-wing religious fanatics - tied to the Waco disaster and inspired by the Oklahoma City bombing - are building a hydrogen bomb.When the FBI learns of Kriess' independent investigations, they fear the worst: he knows too many secrets already, and if his search efforts are successful, a scandal of epic proportions would unfold. They decide they need a plant, someone who has access to Kriess, and can win his trust. Someone who will report back what he knows, and what he finds - and that person is Janet Carter.


What the Critics Say

"Deutermann's latest blast at the FBI/ CIA establishment [is] read with muscular intelligence by Hill." (Publishers Weekly)
"A solid read from an author whose own tradecraft is every bit as good as that of his characters." (Booklist)


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Hunting Season

Loved this book and all the characters. Action packed. I was sorry when it ended and hope P T Deuterman uses the characters again.
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- Sharon

On par with a great Lee Child book. Loved it!!

I actually wasn't looking for a book like this. I had no idea that the main character would be in the same vein as a Jack Reacher ala Lee Child. I was very, very happy to have found this book to say the least. For a long book, I never felt like it dragged out at any point, and kept the story moving at a good pace.

Edwin Kriess was cut from the same cloth as Jack Reacher, which is all the needs to be said. Nothing more enjoyable then to be in the head with the baddest man in town.

If you are a Jack Reacher fan, then this is the book for you.
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- Ryan D. Gilbert "RiddleofSteel"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio