Reckless (Ty Hauck Series #3)

Reckless (Ty Hauck Series #3)

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by Andrew Gross
     
 

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Reckless is a sexy-as-hell thriller and Andrew Gross’s best.”
 —James Patterson

 

“Fantastic….An automatic must read for lovers of fast, topical, can’t-put-it-down thrillers.”
—Lee Child

“Bold, brainy and chilling, you won’t be able to put this book

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Reckless is a sexy-as-hell thriller and Andrew Gross’s best.”
 —James Patterson

 

“Fantastic….An automatic must read for lovers of fast, topical, can’t-put-it-down thrillers.”
—Lee Child

“Bold, brainy and chilling, you won’t be able to put this book down.”
 —Linda Fairstein

 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross soars to breathtaking new heights with Reckless—as investigator Ty Hauck, hero of The Dark Tide and Don’t Look Twice,  follows the threads of a brutal murder of a Connecticut family into the heart of a terrifying conspiracy.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Former police detective Ty Hauck, now a partner in a worldwide security company, displays his usual bulldog tenacity in bestseller Gross’s sketchily plotted third Ty Hauck novel (after Don’t Look Twice). The murders of Marc Glassman, the chief equities trader at an old Wall Street firm, Glassman’s wife, and one of their children at their Greenwich, Conn., home affect Hauck deeply. Meanwhile, his boss asks him to investigate shadowy financier Dieter Thibault, who’s aroused the interest of a valued customer. Probing the connections among seismic disturbances in the financial markets, Glassman’s death, and Thibault’s actions, Hauck teams with Treasury agent Naomi Blum only to find their every action anticipated and countered. Against international conspiracies and financial institutions in freefall, Hauck and Blum have to go rogue. Thriller fans able to overlook clichés like “wet behind the ears” and “hit them like a truck” will enjoy the fast-flowing action. 6-city author tour. (Apr.)
Booklist
“Gross’s pace and plotting move nicely from shock to shock.... James Patterson fans...will find much to enjoy here.”
Hartford Courant
“Andrew Gross has a hit with Reckless.... Reckless rips through conspiracy after conspiracy.... The action moves at break-neck speed.... Gross makes Hauck and Naomi equals, which adds to their chemistry and the exciting plot.”
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“A fast-paced, action-packed story with a ripped-from-the-headlines feel…. A quick, intense, pulse-pounding reading, an experience that fans of the Patterson-style thriller will find irresistible.”
Connecticut Post
“[An] all-too-believably unsettling plot.... Wonderful.”
New York Journal of Books
Reckless is a gripping suspense novel deftly plotted.... An exhilarating pace that never once feels contrived…. An intricately plotted, top-notch thriller and with it Gross easily steps to the head of the class.”
San Luis Obispo Tribune
“A pulsating thriller that turns on international conspiracies, financial sleight of hand and believable characters.... An energetic story complemented by mega-action. Gross is proving himself to be among the top thriller writers.”
James Patterson
Reckless is a sexy-as-hell thriller and Andrew Gross’s best.”
Linda Fairstein on Reckless
“The pacing and action rip forward at breakneck speed, the characters are complicated and compelling, and the dialogue snaps with intelligence and wit. Bold, brainy and chilling, you won’t be able to put this book down.”
Lee Child
“I think this book is fantastic—it has all the obvious virtues plus that elusive X-factor that really made me resent the times I had to put it down. It’s Andrew Gross’s best yet.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061656019
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/22/2011
Series:
Ty Hauck Series, #3
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
374,108
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.40(d)

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James Patterson
Reckless is a sexy-as-hell thriller and Andrew Gross’s best.”
Lee Child
“I think this book is fantastic—it has all the obvious virtues plus that elusive X-factor that really made me resent the times I had to put it down. It’s Andrew Gross’s best yet.”

Meet the Author

Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers Everything to Lose, No Way Back, 15 Seconds, Eyes Wide Open, Reckless, Don't Look Back, The Dark Tide, and The Blue Zone. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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Reckless 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
CBH More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Andrew Gross's books and I find it hard to say which is the best. I realize writers are supposed to give us better writing as time goes on but Andrew Gross has consistently given us great books since his first book. "Reckless" features Ty Hauck as he changes his vocation to a financial firm having decided he wanted to try something other than police work. Reckless is also very much up-to-date regarding the world financial situation with many banks and large financial institutions having loads of troubles causing some to close their doors and others to absorb huge losses. Were these loses caused strictly by the economy or were they "helped" by some rigging of stocks and other assets? When several break-ins occurred with murders in each one, some became suspicious that the break-ins were not really that but were deliberately acted out to get rid of the financial people in those houses. The police were accepting the killings as normal high-class neighborhood robberies with things gone bad causing the killings. One of those killed had been a very close friend of Ty Hauck's several years ago and he started questioning the killings as he wondered why was this woman killed? Merrill Simons was a well-known socialite who had just gotten a divorce from Peter Simons who was Chairman of Reynolds Reid, one of the largest Wall Street financial corporations. Merrill is now in love with Dani Thibault, who was a well-known financial player in many areas of the world. Merrill met Dani and was charmed by him so much that she fell hook, line, and sinker for him. But after being with him for some time she became suspicious of this "perfect" man. She went to the Talon Group, Haucks's employer, and asked if they could help her obtain information about Dani, thus bringing Ty Hauck into the case. Ty had spent many years on police forces from bottom to top and he missed police work but he also enjoyed his position with Talon. When he was called into a meeting and introduced to Merrill, he was requested to help her out in finding information about Dani so she could put her fears behind. What comes next takes Hauck around the world to check all the information about Dani's past employment, bogus names, crooked deals, and much more. This information opens a broad investigation not only about Dani but also his past cohorts and present contacts. "Reckless" delves into the world finances and those that control them. While some of us might think some of these manipulations exist in our present world, after reading Reckless your eyes and mind will be opened quite a bit as to the many questionable things we hear about in our news today. A terrific fast moving story. Andrew, you have done it again with a terrific suspense story.
disney12 More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. The suspense and changing of events was very well written. I was very said when book endeed. You wanteed it to continue! loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good read. The Ty Hauck trilogy is great overall. Highly recommend.
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
A murder in a quiet neighborhood in Greenwich gives ex-Greenwich cop Ty Hauck pause when he discovers that one of the victims was an old friend. Now he's up against some pretty heavy hitters as the plot thickens. He teams up with desk jockey Dept. of Treasury Fed Naomi Blum who discovers a plot that threatens to destroy the US economy and as they travel farther out of their comfort zone and across the globe the threat escalates and pretty soon they find themselves in the crosshairs. Andrew Gross is no stranger to hard hitting crime thrillers as he shows in his first two explosive novels staring Ty Hauck, his plots always amaze me how he takes something contemporary and spins it to use in a crime spree. His dialogue is to the point and direct without being blunt, it's descriptive without being overly wordy and yet it's effect on readers is visually stimulating. His characters are fresh and alive well developed and three dimensional this is never more apparent than in his protagonist Ty Hauck who's life we learn a little more about with each episode and we unwrap his many layers. His supporting characters are equally entertaining and use their time well to add to the story. The villains are truly the worst sort that humanity has to offer, and as their crimes become apparent you wish the worst on them with every page you turn. Get ready for the biggest, meanest, highest roller coaster ride of this summer, get ready for action, adventure, suspense and just a touch of romance. Get ready for a nail biting, stomach churning, edge of your seat page turner. Get ready for your next MUST READ - RECKLESS!
KenCady More than 1 year ago
That would be a pretty short book, wouldn't it? Here Andrew Gross, in his follow-up to the excellent Don't Look Twice tries to bring us in on financial scandal, you know, the kind that is ripping the headlines these past few months. He would have us believe that the top leaders of our financial system, would engage in skull-duggery to undermine out system for their own financial profit. This far-fetched scenario makes it hard to accept all that happens in Reckless, but Gross does a good job of creating some bad guys, a few heroes, and certain amounts of action and even violence along the way. The book is a little clunky at times, and the financial schemes are, by their nature, complicated, but by the end the reader realizes that not all bankers are our friends, and some of them have even infiltrated government to pursue their own interests against ours from within. If it weren't for honest firms like Goldman Sachs, why, I might even be worried for the state of our country.
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If you like alot of characters and alot useless info on the srock market this is the book for you
heidiliz More than 1 year ago
This was a fast pace, exciting read! You have to pay attention to every detail or you could loose something.  I loved this book and honestly, this is the first book that I could re-read down the road and enjoy it just as much.  I really makes you think about how corrupt people can be.  I recommend anything by Andrew Gross, you will not be disappointed!
LaloF More than 1 year ago
Once you start reading, its going to be hard to put the book down. The series is great and I hope A. Gross continues publishing it. I've only been reading for about a year and its books like this one that are keeping me reading. Retired, in Texas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With 389 pages it was a story that pulled u in. What was going on with the story didnt really surprise you. It was very perdictable, but a good read
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HobbitWI More than 1 year ago
Hard to put down. Love Andrew Gross
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a review so I will be brief and to the point. (No long boring "mini" version of the book). I highly recommend reading this thriller. Andrew Gross has a great style of writing and well thought out plot. Suspenseful, fast paced. The financial melt down described in this book, parrallels to the recent financial melt down that just occuried in our country. It is chilling to think that one individual with so much power could cause such a dissaster.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book with financial intrigue. Very believable considering the recent showing of banking ineptitude in our society. Hard to put down...lost some sleep over the book but loved every minute reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This, the third in the Andrew Gross Ty Hauck series was a yawner. I really liked the other two, but maybe the subject matter (banking and financial crimes), did not keep my interest. I read a lot of books and this one took forever to finish...I kept falling asleep! Too bad.
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Really like the series books, reminds me of Nelson Demille
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tattooedmommie More than 1 year ago
I was really sad this was the last book in the Ty Hauck series (at least for now, hopefully). The story line has been great, this was a great finale.