Read Dead Man Switch (John Hayes, #2) Online Free - Thousands of American lives are at stake, and their survival rests on Captain John Hayes and his special operations team.
A deadly fall on a rugged stretch of California coast. A home invasion gone wrong in Brittany. No one connects the killings because the victims are living under cover, their true identities closely-held secrets. They are members of America's most select kill/capture team, which combines special operations lethality with CIA tradecraft. They are the last line of defense against foreign threats, and someone is assassinating them one by one where they sleep, taking family and innocent bystanders to make the deaths seem like accidents.
Captain John Hayes, a special operations legend, has left the military and spent the past year at home with his family. Once he uncovers the pattern behind the killings, he returns to the field to protect the men and women he once worked with. One of those women, Claire Sutherland, draws suspicion for her brilliant abilities as an assassin, and vanishes into thin air. Meanwhile, the attacks on Hayes's team members grow bolder, the killers conspiring to draw them into Manhattan by orchestrating a devastating attack on Independence Day.
Hayes and his teammates are racing against the clock to save their own lives, and thousands more. As with his first John Hayes novel, Cold Barrel Zero, Matthew Quirk has written a breathless high-stakes thriller where the gravest dangers are embedded deep within a tangled nest of politics, double-crosses, and government conspiracies.
|Title||:||Dead Man Switch (John Hayes, #2)|
|Number of Pages||:||313 pages|
May 30, 2017
This book was a fast, easy read. I read it in 2 days, finding hard to put down. The premise of the book is about a secret team of US assassins, trained to kill terrorists not vulnerable to drone attacks. They go undercover, sometimes for a year or more, and kill without a trace, frequently making...
March 19, 2017
I think this is the best military thriller novel I have ever read. I didn't think it was possible, but Quirk actually improves upon Cold Barrel Zero, the first John Hayes novel. The plot is focused and tight, and the Claire Rhodes is a welcome new character. —Pam Brown, Marketing Director
March 21, 2017
"The wilderness of mirrors"
I enjoyed this offering by author Quirk quite a bit more than the first book in the series - COLD BARREL ZERO. It was much easier to follow the storyline, had less characters to keep track of, and had a solid ending.
"36 men and women belong to Cold Harvest, a small grou...
August 21, 2017
by Andrea Renee Cox
Because of an intriguing premise, Dead Man Switch found its way into my stack of library books to check out. It sounded like an action-packed story. Once I dove into it, I discovered it had a few similarities to one of my favorite movie series: The Bourne Identity (and sequels)...
April 11, 2017
It would be hard for any more action to be packed into a single book without dropping the nouns entirely, but Quirk's special forces super men and women do find time to share fascinating bits of tactical trivia and backstories that make them comprehensible, if not exactly relatable. It's cinemati...
April 01, 2017
The second John Hayes book is every bit as good as the first. And I was totally unable to stop reading the first once I read the first couple of sentences. Our hero is once again alone among a group of loners, unbelievably lethal and determined to protect kith and kin. He is up against nefarious...
September 27, 2017
Dead Man Switch is a good read, though not nearly so riveting or fast-paced, or fascinating as Cold Barrel Zero. Still, it is an interesting story. Recommended.
December 04, 2017
A smoothly written, fast-paced thriller. The story wasn't as satisfying as the first entry in the series featuring John Hayes, mainly because the complexity of characters wasn't there this time. Once again, John Hayes is working against the suspicions of his colleagues, including his best student...
July 20, 2017
Captain John Hayes, a special operations legend, has left the military and spent the past year at home with his family. Once he uncovers the pattern behind the killings, he returns to the field to protect the men and women he once worked with. One of those women, Claire Sutherland, draws suspicio...
September 11, 2017
Reading these is like descending into a world of paranoia, perhaps suspending belief of what we think, and likely hope, the world looks like. I'm not sure why I persist in sometimes reading thriller series such as this, which present a glimpse into what "really" might be happening on a global sca...