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Hunt Them Down

Pierce Hunt, Book 1
Written by: Simon Gervais
Narrated by: Bon Shaw
Series: Pierce Hunt, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
4 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Herman Melville    

©2019 Simon Gervais. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

What the critics say

“[An] action-packed series launch from Gervais…” (Publishers Weekly)

“Your hunt for the next great adventure novel is over. If Jack Reacher started writing thrillers, he’d be Simon Gervais.” (Lee Goldberg, number-one New York Times best-selling author of True Fiction)

“A huge thriller with intense action and emotion. Hunt Them Down had me squirming in my seat until the last masterfully crafted page!” (Andrew Peterson, best-selling author of the Nathan McBride series)

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had to stop

I must have read the wrong reviews. The narration is maybe why I quit. Maybe it was the stupid basic story.

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How is this rated so high?

Wow, after reading others reviews on here about this book I was excited to give it a listen. Boy, was I disappointed. This was the most paint by numbers ‘action/ tough guy’ book I’ve ever heard. The amount of redundant cliches and story tropes in this were plentiful. If you are looking for something similar to Jack Reacher or the like - look elsewhere. This was an absolute struggle to get through and you could guess what was coming next every step of the way. Boooooo.

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Hunt them down

Great story great author kept me interested the whole time. Would definitely recommend this book.

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  • shelley
  • 2019-01-02

Great start to a new series...

Pierce Hunt is a former Ranger turned DEA agent. When he's told to take a reporter along on a major bust of a cartel he knows it's a bad idea. When the man uses social media to describe the DEA actions in real time, the head of the cartel is tipped off and the bust goes bad. The reporter is injured and Hunt is blamed. He is suspended for six months and reassigned to Florida.
Hunt's ex wife and daughter are now living in Florida with her new husband. They have unknowingly allowed her to become friends with another girl whose father is the head of a feuding cartel. While on the way to see a movie both girls are kidnapped and threatened with a hideous death on a live stream.
Hunt now has to join forces with and trust a drug lord he had previously busted in an effort to rescue both girls.
This is a very fast paced book with plenty of action.
R C Bray (aka Bon Shaw) is an "A" lister among narrators and he brings his unique style enhancing the listening.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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  • Jake Butler
  • 2019-01-14

Don't mess with Pierce Hunt's family!

What a series debut! Im new to Simon Gervais. This was my first read from him and i wasnt disappointed. Mitch Rapp, Dewey Andreas, Court Gentry and Victor the Assassin. Those are my favorite characters in the Military/Assassin action thriller genre! It's still early, but I can easily see Pierce Hunt joining those ranks. He's different from them though. While the other guys are all assassins or CIA black ops guys, Hunt is a DEA agent. An ex Army Ranger whose daughter gets kidnapped by one of the most feared drug cartel leaders in the world...wrong move! Nothing motivates a father more than his little girl being in danger and Hunt, even as a DEA and law enforcement officer will do absolutely anything and kill anyone to save his girl!
Mr. Gervais does an excellent job showing you who Hunt is; his strengths, weaknesses, his past mistakes, passions and love for his daughter. He shows that Hunt is a human being and like everyone, he has skeletons in his closet. As an Army 11B OIFIII combat veteran and father of 2 beautiful little girls, i can relate to Hunt and his motivation in so many ways it's unreal. As expected, since Mr. Gervais was an Infantry officer and federal agent, he does an amazing job with his descriptions of weapons and intense combat situations. Just one brief example; I get very angry when i read a military thriller and the author uses the word clips instead of magazine. Its sloppy writing and sloppy research in my opinion. Well, none of that in here. Mr. Gervais knows his stuff! The combat and tactical situations are top notch! This novel has the feel of Taken mixed with Don Winslow's Power of the Dog series, yet, Mr. Gervais at the same time makes it his own and unique. What could have been a stale and overused plot and premise was used in a fresh and exciting way. Also, i cant remember an action thriller hitting me so hard emotionally as this one. The brutality and true evil of the world and some human beings is shown in very good detail.
All in all, an outstanding debut of a new action hero that we can relate to. A violent, truthful, accurate novel that will make you want to kick ass but at other times tear up. Happiness to sadness...the emotions are all engaged in this thriller! The next Hunt will be this year and I can't wait!

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  • Wayne
  • 2019-01-04

Excellent suspense thriller!

HUNT THEM DOWN was released one month earlier in Kindle ebook format than in audio. The reviews were so strong that I decided not to wait for audio. I loved the book so when the audiobook was released yesterday I decided to let R. C. Bray (narrating using his Bon Shaw pseudonym) narrate it for me. Bray is one of few narrators whose work will cause me to try a new author.

Audible Listener Shelley has already written an excellent review of Hunt Them Down to which I have little to add other than read her review. The novel is a great start to the Pierce Hunt series by Simon Gervais.

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  • happyjo
  • 2019-01-12

Hunt them down

This was a really good book! Lots and lots of action and detective work going on from start to finish. I loved it!

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  • Mel
  • 2019-02-15

BE WARNED: It's Gory ... as all "Cartel" stories

It's "my kinda action adventure story" but it IS very "gory". Lots of graphic violence. My first Gervais book, will definitely try his other series.

There are a LOT of these stories with "off the books" rogue spec-ops guys called on "because no one can do it". Pierce Hunt is one of the better ones. I eagerly await Pierce Hunt's next mission. RC Bray always does great narration...

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  • Barney R Barendse
  • 2019-07-17

captivating!

excellence. good keeping your interest and next move. great mext of what is coming next.constent surprises with good fits of "what next. Captivating.

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  • ND Roughrider
  • 2019-05-16

Author has done a great job writing this book,!

You won't be disappointed with this book, it'll keep you riveted throughout the whole book! Narrator does a great job of telling the story! The voice is clear and easy to understand! I highly recommend this book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-07-03

Look forward to more

Good book. Enjoyed both reading it and listening to the audio voice reading ( good voice fit). First book read by this author. Will probably check out his other series.

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  • Sandi Stambaugh
  • 2019-06-18

Action Packed

Awesome storyline and packed with action!!!!! Can't wait to read the next one!!! Going to Audible store now.

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  • stuartjash
  • 2019-01-15

Great new thriller

What a fantastic new novel involving the DEA, cartels, betrayal, and everything in between. I will definitely be reading all future books by this guy.

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