The Operator: Ian Bragg Thriller, Book 1 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
A hitman with a conscience....
Ian Bragg is paid to kill people. Only bad people and not many, but for a great deal of money.
Case the target. Make the hit. Move on until he meets the woman with sparkling green eyes who changes everything.
Is his newest target deserving of death? Who is Ian to decide if the politician needs to die? He is the one who has to live with the consequences, that’s who.
The contract deadline nears. Too many unknowns, too much to lose. Pull the trigger or not?
Ian makes his own rules to get himself out of a quandary where it’s more than just his life on the line. For the greater good, join Ian Bragg.
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|Listening Length||7 hours and 19 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||December 08, 2020|
|Publisher||Craig Martelle, Inc|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #101,734 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#347 in Mystery Action Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#777 in International Mystery & Crime (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,277 in Action Thriller & Suspense Fiction
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Ian Bragg is so not like you would have expected a assassin to be or act. He has a serious moral compas and he kills people for money, but only bad people and just for a lot of money!!
This story will put a huge grin on your face. I appreciate the fact that the author picked a curvy girl as Ian's love interest. I won't offer you more spoilers, just let me tell you, you won't get anything done when you start reading this book and you will be on Ian's side.
Can't wait for book 2!!!
Ian Bragg and Jenny are interesting characters; Ian's conflicts about what he does give his character some depth and serve to propel the story. Martelle's story compares favorably with Lawrence Block's Keller series (another series about a hitman).
I've pre-ordered the second book in the series - although The Operator works perfectly as a standalone story, now I'm invested enough in the characters that I want to find out what happens in the next books. This is a well-structured, fast-paced read and if you read regularly in this genre or just like well-crafted action books, I think you'd like this one.
Mr. Martelle really honed his his story telling skills in the original Terry Henry Walton series. That clean and well oiled ability to tell a story comes through in "The Operator". No backtracks or suprise revelations to correct a plot that wasn't properly thought out before fingers hit keyboard.
Authors use words like the rest of us use hand tools. Mr. Martelle has deft and accurate use of his tools. No errors in his word usage or syntax. So, no distractions wondering what the author intended to say.
The characters are well within the possibility of being actual people. The Action is plausible, and Jenny adds a perspective not normally seen in a thriller. A good character, I like her.
A few words on numbers of stars. If every author received 5 stars for every effort, then reviews would be as specious as a government immunologist press conference. Four stars denotes an above average effort. Rex Stout at his best , Robert Heinline in the vast majority of his published works, these are 5 star reads. Craig Martelle produces a solid product, enjoyable to spend time with. Especially when only his name appears as author.
More Ian Bragg Mr. Martelle, please.
No quiet time while the reader is held in suspense. The story holds the reader captive as the story shifts into high gear, with interruptions for romance. he is smitten with a green eyed beauty.
Everything is different from what it should be.
the author gets into Dan's head, a good guy assassin. (Is that possible?) He thinks that killing the bad guys is not reprehensible. He is ex-military, paranoid or just extremely careful, and very rich from his previous missions.
Dan is a careful planner covering every detail as it applies to his target. His current assignment is a politician, but is he a 'legitimate' target or is there something amiss? The reader begins to see who Dan realy is.
The story has all the elements that grip a reader. Don't expect surface characters or dullness. Reviewed by the author of The Children's Story, About Good and Evil.
This story will keep you wanting more. Lots of plot twists and character development to keep you reading. I found myself wrapped up in the story and the characters. There is plenty of action and an actual story to keep you interested and entertained.
I'm looking forward to more books in this series!
Top reviews from other countries
A new author for me. The first book in the Ian Bragg thriller series builds up steadily, providing insights into his character, and the importance of opportunism when planning. I kept reading, intrigued to find out what lay behind the mission. Does Bragg kill bad men for money or keep good men safe? Being an international man of mystery certainly comes at a steep price.
Very exciting, totally believable, and I read it all in less than one day.