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Trained Marine sniper and CIA operations officer Nathan McBride cannot escape his bloody past. Not when the evidence of it is carved across his body. Now he owns a private security company, his scarred visage a warning to anyone who dares cross his path.

When a deep-cover federal agent vanishes — along with a ton of Semtex explosives — McBride is the only man former FBI director Frank Ortega trusts to hunt him down. The catch? The missing agent is Ortega’s grandson. And this ...

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Overview

Trained Marine sniper and CIA operations officer Nathan McBride cannot escape his bloody past. Not when the evidence of it is carved across his body. Now he owns a private security company, his scarred visage a warning to anyone who dares cross his path.

When a deep-cover federal agent vanishes — along with a ton of Semtex explosives — McBride is the only man former FBI director Frank Ortega trusts to hunt him down. The catch? The missing agent is Ortega’s grandson. And this mission is completely off the books. McBride is on his own…and that’s just the way he likes it.

McBride realizes, though, that there’s more at stake than just one man’s life when he finds himself caught between a ruthless adversary hell-bent on revenge and a group of high-ranking feds pursuing their own brand of justice. In this game, no one is playing by the rules…

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Debut author Peterson kicks off a series in fine style with this complex and action-packed conspiracy thriller. Former CIA sniper Nathan McBride, called in to investigate the disappearance of an undercover FBI agent who happens to be the grandson of former FBI director Frank Ortega, tracks down two homegrown arms dealers/terrorists, Leonard and Ernie Bridgestone, who have a huge supply of Semtex explosive. When McBride kills one of their men, the Bridgestones retaliate by blowing up an FBI headquarters building in California. As McBride chases them down, he discovers that what he thought was a clean-cut case of "catch the terrorist" is anything but, with corruption and twists that connect to Ortega and may involve McBride's own estranged senator father. Competent, intelligent, cool under pressure and romantically involved with FBI agent Holly Simpson, McBride is an extremely promising hero, and his adventures will be a big hit with thriller fans. (Sept.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780843961447
  • Publisher: Leisure Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 356
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

A native of San Diego, Andrew Peterson won his first pellet-gun shooting competition at a young age, launching an award-winning competitive career in marksmanship and eventually earning the classification of Master in the NRA’s High Power Rifle ranking system. A trained architect, he began writing fiction in 1990 and sold his first short story, “Mr. Haggarty’s Stop,” to San Diego Writers Monthly two years later. His debut novel, First to Kill, has allowed him the opportunity to visit veterans’ hospitals around the country, and he has donated more than two thousand copies to wounded warriors and troops serving overseas. He and his wife, Carla, live in Monterey County, California.

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  • Posted September 1, 2009

    Great new author

    I am an avid reader and read every Vince Flynn and Brad Thor book. I could not put his book down and dreaded coming to the end. Mr. Peterson can not write another to soon for me. I am anxiously waiting for the next book. I highly recommend this book as a great read. Congratulations Mr. Peterson.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2008

    thriller readers will enjoy this fast-paced tale

    Although relatively young, the forty-four year old Nathan McBride has retired twice first from the Marines and than from the CIA. As a top sniper, Nathan knew that his profession was an even younger person¿s game though he kept himself in great shape.---------------- Nathan and his partner Harvey Fontana are doing quite well as civilians. The Feds are stunned with the disappearance of undercover FBI agent Greg and a ton of highly explosive Semtex. Adding to their concern is that the person missing happens to be the grandson of former FBI director Frank Ortega and the son of Agent Greg Ortega who helped Fontana once rescue McBride from a nasty scenario. The Feds recall Nathan to active duty, assigning him to first recover the Semtex and if possible rescue their missing agent. He quickly traces the explosives to two American illegal arms dealers, brothers Leonard and Ernie Bridgestone. When he takes out one of their key men, the siblings strike back by blowing up the FBI headquarters building in Lassen County, California. However, as McBride works to capture the homegrown terrorists, he finds his investigation spinning towards Ortega and his own estranged father. -------------- From the opening scenes in which McBride breaks a bully¿s bones, confronts a Rottweiler, and heeds the advice of Frank¿s wife, he makes this over the top of Laseen Peak thriller fun to read. Fans will admire his poise under fire and his loathing of the job yet he has no hesitation to kill even as he keeps count as a reminder that each death is a loss. A romantic subplot with an agent is kept low keyed, but feels sort of required rather than desired. Still thriller readers will enjoy this fast-paced tale starring a wonderful hero whose escapades never seen to end.------------- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2008

    Good characters, good action, good plot - a good read

    I don't have free time, so a book really has to be strong for me to stick with it. A friend gave this to me and it was too good to put down. I recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2008

    A Thriller That Keeps You on The Edge!

    Former Marine sniper Nathan McBride is pushed to the edge by two ruthless killers who won't hesitate to use the Syntex explosives they have smuggled into the country. Plan on a weekend with nothing getting done around the house!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2008

    Move Over, Jack Reacher!

    ... there's a new guy in town, and he knows how to shoot! I had the privilege of reading Andy Peterson's book as a galley, and was blown away by the intensity of his action sequences. Nathan McBride is a character to remember -- believable, tough, memorable and unique ... this debut thriller will grab you by the throat and not let go! Highly recommended for fans of Lee Child ... and what a film this would make! You listening, Hollywood?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2008

    wow

    If this is your first attempt, please, please start your next book, to me you are the next vince flynn, all i can say is this is my type of book, i am a retired detective, us navy vet and a proud american thank you robert f hulse

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2013

    A Middle of the road thriller. The book has enough action but i

    A Middle of the road thriller. The book has enough action but it has these weird breaks in it. At one point there is a long discussion between two of the main characters regarding their personal life but it doesn’t really add to the story and quite frankly it didn’t seem to fit in general. The author seems to know a lot about snipers as there is a lot of talk about the preparation and adjustments needed which really gets you close to the main character. Not sure if it’s interesting enough to keep going with the series for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    Excellent!

    Moving on to his next book. Dying to read what is next for Nathan.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2012

    Check it out!

    I highly recommend this exciting, thrill packed, suspense novel. First To Kill is along the lines of Brad Thor and Vince Flynn books, although not quite as developed, but it will not disappoint you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Nathan McBride A Fantastic Hero

    This was my first venture into the military fiction genre, and I have to say I wasn't disappointed. The main character is fantastic, and the author has a way of making you CARE what happens to him. I read both books in this series in less than a week, and am now anxiously awaiting the third installment.

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    Excellent new series!

    I first found "Forced to Kill" and it lead me to seek out Peterson's original McBride story. "First to Kill" did not disappoint me at all. Engaging characters with well thought out action, all with a believable plot. Dick Hill did an excellent job as the reader, even though it's tough for him to do female voices; but good nonetheless. I highly recommend both of Peterson's works and look forward to future McBride adventures.such a gre

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