The Samaritan

  • by Stephen Besecker
  • Narrated by Bill Lord
  • 11 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After a youth marked by the death of his parents and a childhood spent with his shaman grandfather on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, Kevin "Hatch" Easter has found a job he believes in - tracker for the CIA - and a wife, Karen, he cherishes. But his life is shattered on a hot August night in New York City when a mob collection gone wrong leaves three people dead, Karen Easter among them.
Just a few days later, police find the gunman dead, the murder weapon on him, and the criminal case is all but closed. Except someone doesn't buy it. Someone thinks the guilty parties are still out there. And that someone wants revenge.
Now, a highly professional hunter stalks the streets of New York City, taking out anyone who may have had a hand in the murders. Is Kevin Easter the hunter? And if he is, is it the CIA's job to save him - or to kill him?
The Samaritan is a chilling, pulse-pounding novel - a powerful story of love, death, and the terrible repercussions of both.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

"Hatch" Easter!!Cute! Actually quite a good read!

Who was your favorite character and why?

I really liked Kevin Easter but I would have to say I think my favorite character is "the Hunter". He has a story and a reason for doing what he is doing. No spoilers here you just have to listen yourself.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes, when the three innocent people became collateral damage, one of them being Karen Easter. That scene just seemed to much like real headline news.

Any additional comments?

I was a little skeptical about buying this book as the first reviews I had read when it first came out were not very positive. However, I did keep the book in my wish list and every time I had nothing to read/listen to I would revisit this one. So, I finally bought it and so glad I did. Please ignore any negative feedback about the book. It is light, easy to listen to, coherent and well told. All around a pretty good book and I hope the beginning of a new series. Either way, I will look forward to more from this author. I recommend this book. If you find this review helpful please indicate so. I base many of my own purchases on reviews and always let reviewers know I appreciate their opinion.

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- shelley

*Review* A Modern Suspense Thriller With a Twist

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is a suspense, thriller, CIA kind of book that I have been looking for. Someone has killed two women and Hatch is going to try to find out who and why.

Teaming up with his brother and following the clues as well as the additional crimes, this book twists and turns and keeps you guessing. I am going to recommend this book with the caveat that it is not the normal kind of Special Forces operates that I usually listen to. This has nothing to do with Middle East terrorist or protecting someone of prominence. That is not a bad thing.

The narrator, Bill Lord, wonderful. A solid performance all around. There were many male characters and after a few moments, I could figure out who was speaking by the narrators tone.

Note: Some descriptions of violence & Strong language

Credit worthy and or $: I would probably not use a credit on this book simply because of the length. *I was fortunate enough to be asked to give my thoughts and review in exchange for a copy of this book.* My rule about length is that to use a credit it has to be over 7 hours.

I'm glad to have this book in my library and anyone who wants thriller that is made up of the aforementioned themes. This has a great twist and it happens all within one city or state.

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- DK "No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-23-2014
  • Publisher: Bancroft Press