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The Hard Stuff

Narrated by: Jeff Harding
Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
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Summary

Ex-black-ops-specialist-turned-strip-club-bouncer Joe Brody has a new qualification to add to his resume: an alliance of New York City's mob bosses has deemed him its 'sheriff'. 

In the straight world, when you 'see something' you 'say something' to the law. In the bent world, they call Joe. Still reeling from a particularly difficult operation, and having plummeted back into the drug and alcohol addiction that got him kicked out of the military as a result, Joe has just managed to detox at the clinic of a Chinese herbalist when the mob bosses phone: they need Joe to help them swindle a group of opioid dealers (of all things). 

But these are no typical drug-ferrying gangsters. Little Maria, the head of the Dominican mob, has discovered that her new heroin suppliers belong to an al Qaeda splinter group and that they're planning to use their drug funds to back their terrorist agenda. With Joe in command, the mob coalition must pull off an intricate heist that will begin in Manhattan's diamond district. At stake is not only their business but the state of the world.

©2019 David Gordon (P)2019 Head of Zeus

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An interesting twist on the Jack Reacher vibe

Very entertaining. Not sure if Jeff reading makes it Jack Reacher ish, but has that same staccato style. I must have liked it as I have just downloaded his previous book to catch up.