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Summary

When the people he loves most are in danger, Jon Reznick will get revenge...or die trying.

When black-ops specialist Jon Reznick receives a voice mail from FBI assistant director Martha Meyerstein, hoping to explore their relationship outside of the federal government, Jon starts to imagine a new future, one where he can leave his past behind. But an unhinged killer with a grudge has other plans. He’s setting a trap for Reznick, one he knows the operative won’t be able to resist. 

In a picturesque fishing village on the Mediterranean coast, a luxury yacht has gone up in flames. Was it a terrible accident or something much more sinister? Jon Reznick must travel overseas, to find out what’s happened to Martha and seek revenge on the psychopath who has put Reznick’s entire future in jeopardy. 

Jon will need all the help he can get to bring him to justice. Fresh out of Quantico, Reznick’s daughter, Lauren, joins him against his wishes, along with hacker Trevelle Williams. But government operatives from across the globe have descended on this quiet vacation destination and will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from coming out.

©2021 J. B. Turner (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Brian
  • 22-02-21

Top Notch Storytelling

Hard Vengeance is the ninth book in the Jon Reznick series, and it isn’t holding any punches anymore. As expected with this series – this one is a hard hitting and takes off almost immediately. This time the threat is much more real to Reznick and his immediate family than ever before.

Turner’s storytelling is top notch and you’ll likely have to remind yourself to breath as you’re listening to this one. His pacing is super fast and around every corner feels like there’s another part of the story. Reznick as a character is both brutal but also likeable. His love for the people he holds close is unmatched and his ability to find out what is going on, even when it’s too close to him personally is amazing.

As with all of the other books in this series, Jeffrey Kafer really brings his A game and turns this good book into a great one. His narration really adds a lot to these stories and I’d honestly have a hard time listening to Jon Reznick if it were narrated by anyone else from this point on.

Overall, I really enjoyed Hard Vengeance and I’m glad that I picked it up. I finished it in a couple of sittings and wish I’d had more time to listen to it. If I could have started and finished it in one day I would have.

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  • Trish R.
  • 18-02-21

Very good Resnick story..

This was a good Jon Resnick book but I'm not real crazy about his daughter, Lauren. Or maybe it's just the way her words were written and then spoken by the narrator. There was something very arrogant and smug about her.

Overall, it was a good story about a killer who was definitely a psychopath and it took a while for Jon to realize the bad guy was really after him.

A touch of romance and the F-bomb was used 90 times.

As for the narration: Jeffrey Kafer isn't a very good narrator. All the women sound like men and all the men sound just alike. AND he reads without emotion. C'mon, JK, it's 2021! Time to learn how to be a better narrator.

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  • David Pegg
  • 15-04-21

Don’t bother

I have read all previous books in this series and listened to this particular one. First couple of chapters were acceptable then the story began to lose structure. The ending was pitiful-really pitiful. The narrator lacked any ability to draw you into the story and was overly aggressive throughout. Very poor story to work with.

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  • Jay T
  • 20-10-21

Another Jon Reznick winner!

Great fast paced read which I've come to expect in this series, I wasn't disappointed! What's next for Jon?

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  • Kym
  • 17-09-21

Going down hill

I have read all of the books in this series and I think it's time to wrap it up because they keep getting a little more outrageous and less believable. Also the excessive and absolutely unnecessary use of the f word is a little annoying at this point.

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  • SD
  • 04-09-21

Life is Good

Wasn't fooled for a second. Bodies of main characters unfound? Only happen when "surprise" that MC is not actually dead. Nice try, tho. Great storybut, way too time and effort expended with dad and daughter bickering over her saying when obviously the safest place is with dad. Mac was neat new buddy for John, but killing off his sister so quick was pretty cold. Good job JB.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-04-21

Resnick rides again...

Good story. Great narration. A pretty typical outing for JR. Fast-paced, good plot twists, and the good guys win!

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  • ND Roughrider
  • 25-03-21

The author has written another great novel!

The author has written another fantastic novel, full of intrigue and suspense! The narration is superb, bringing the characters to life!

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  • Steven Dungan
  • 20-03-21

Intense and captivating

This was the authors best story yet. The plot had you mostly guessing about how John was going to figure this out.
Well done.

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  • Sunflower44
  • 19-02-21

Not his best ...

I have all the Jon Reznick series and have enjoyed them over the years; however, this one is too much the same thing over again. It is the same story as before except the drama now affects another character. The villain is particularly sadistic, and I found myself skipping over the parts including him (which were a lot). I have to let the reader know that I normally stay away from books with this kind of language, but I have enjoyed Jon as a really good guy who always comes through.