Hard Road (Jon Reznick, #1) by J.B. Turner

Hard Road (Jon Reznick, #1)

Jon Reznick is a “ghost”: a black-ops specialist who takes his orders from shadowy handlers, and his salary from the US government. Still mourning the loss of his beloved wife on 9/11, he’s dispatched to carry out a high-level hit. Reznick knows only that it must look like suicide. It’s textbook.But the target is not the man Reznick expected. The whole setup is wrong. In an instant the operation is compromised, and Reznick is on the run w...

Details Hard Road (Jon Reznick, #1)

TitleHard Road (Jon Reznick, #1)
Release DateAug 16th, 2016
PublisherThomas & Mercer
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Action, Suspense, Spy Thriller, Crime, Espionage, Business, Amazon

Reviews Hard Road (Jon Reznick, #1)

  • Sean Peters
    Firstly I would like to thank Net Galley, the publishers and the author for copies of all three Jon Reznick books and my apologies for the delay.Secondly I would quite happily have paid for this book, the first in the series of the Jon Reznick books. A fast paced action packed thriller.Jon Reznick is a “ghost”: a black-ops specialist who takes his orders from shadowy handlers, and his salary from the US government. Still mourning the loss of ...
  • Skip
    I received this e-book in a Goodreads giveaway.Jon Reznick is a government contractor that makes problems go away. He is dispatched to eliminate a threat, but something is wrong, as he finds a dead agent stuffed in a closet and a set of dog tags on the target, with a different name. Jon grabs the guy and goes on the run, with various groups trying to capture his prize, who is a scientist working on a secret government program. While the action is...
  • Eric
    3.5 starsHard Road is a fast paced terrorist themed thriller. The characters are well written as is the writing for the story. The major drawback for me is the story is all to familiar. Sort of reminded me of parts of the TV show 24. A couple subplots at work that keep this book a real page turner. There is a imminent terrorist attack that is going to occur and the authorities are two steps behind the bad guys in figuring out what/where the targe...
  • Tulay
    Thrilling.Action filled from the start to last page. Many good guys fighting with bad guys again and again. Enough twists and turns for couple of books. Reznick is hard headed, seasoned agent, lost his wife at twin towers attack. Born in America, terrorist Caan, determined to release deadly virus developed in America.
  • Melanie
    3.5 StarsHard Road was an exciting and fast-paced read with an interesting plot and I really enjoyed it.As far as the American government is concerned, Jon Reznick does not exist. His orders come in by phone and he carries out off book assignments with no hesitation. When Reznick is given his next target and told to make it look like a suicide, he immediately sets out to complete a task he’s done dozens of times before. However this time, somet...
  • Shoshana
    It is always a great pleasure to discover a new author, or one new to the reader. J B Turner was new to me, but this will not be the last of his books that I am going to read. “Hard Road” is an excellent thriller, reaching from Maine to Florida, and points in between. The hero, Jon Reznick, is former Delta force, now doing contract work, mostly assassinations, for the government.I don't like spoilers, so I will not describe the plot of the bo...
  • Best Crime Books & More
    Mmmm, I have to say when I read the reviews previous to reading the book I was a little unsure. I don't normally read the reviews but for some reason n this case I did and the feeling seems very mixed. I decided to get on with it and found myself straight in from chapter one, swept away with the characters and story line. Jon Reznick is not a good guy, nor is he a bad guy! He's ex Delta Forces and has been given a job by his handler. When Reznick...
  • Nikki
    I ended up reading through the last of this in a rush -- not because I was caught up in the plot, sadly, but because I really really wanted to give it a fair review, since I was given access to it on Netgalley, and I wanted to get it out of the way. I'm willing to try pretty much anything Angry Robot and the associated imprints put out, which is why I requested Hard Road.It's not exactly my genre, the spy-thriller stuff, but I can get into it wit...
  • Jacqui
    In J. B. Turner's first in the Jon Reznick series, Hard Road (Thomas & Mercer 2016), JonReznick is sent to eliminate a man who threatens United States security, but it quickly becomes obvious he not only has the wrong man but the op itself is compromised. The man (known as Luntz) has an FBI protection detail who is murdered by someone who wants to kidnap the scientist. Reznick saves the man's life and they flee to safety where Reznick can figure ...
  • Terri Lynn
    Jon Resnick is a black-ops agent for the government who essentially murders people the government spooks want murdered without question and without trial. His wife died in the 9-11 terrorist attacks and left him with their baby daughter who he has help caring for by his mother-in-law. He is surprised when his handler sends him to a hotel to kill an American in the USA- usually he kills foreigners in foreign countries or foreigners in the USA but ...
  • skw
    Disclosure:I won this book in a goodreads giveaway. Goodreads encourages, but does not require, winners to review the book.Review:First of all, this is book 1 in a series and I will be reading the rest of the series. I like this hero. He seems to be more like a real person than a lot of thriller protagonists. Of course, he's the hero of the book and it IS a thriller, so he does things that most people wouldn't do, but between his feats of derring...
  • The Cats Mother
    This is another series where I've bought the first few before starting any, on the suspicion that it will be my sort of book, based on the reviews, so I will want to read the rest and so might as well get them while they're cheap. While this was not all that original (ex-Special Forces hunk with a tragic past and a vulnerable daughter, who contracts as an assassin for a secret government agency, finds himself on the run,not knowing who he can tru...
  • Aravind
    I would rate this series starter at 3.5 out of 5. The plot is thrilling and the story moves at a fast clip, though the latter part drags a bit and the end is a bit of a letdown. The lead characters are interesting. There are several implausible moments / sequences in this novel, more than in other action thrillers I've read recently. Also, there is not much explanation about how the bad guys know certain things, and not much justification for the...
  • Bridgit
    Decent thriller. No complaints. Nothing extraordinary either.
  • Josh
    This review first appeared on my blog: http://justaguythatlikes2read.blogspo...A conspiracy thriller enveloped in a complex web of terror, murder, and mayhem. The body count is as high as the stakes, one man is forced to defend his family and country from a threat which could destroy thousands of lives and send a ripple throughout the globe. Reznick, an expert at wet work; his handler, the mysterious and never-seen Maddox, is the literal voice o...
  • Tony
    I have to start by saying that this feels like a Tom Clancy Op Center story. Not a copy, and the organizations and plots are very different. What I mean is that J.B. Turner builds the tension in a way that you really do feel like the world is under threat. This book gave me that feeling, you know the one, the one where you just know that this is going to be a long series of books that needs to be purchased. This is story is based more around the ...
  • Keith**BookReviewing24/7**
    * I received a free copy of the book by the author through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *This is a solid thriller with good characters and good writing. I was happy to have an assassin who actually sensed something was off before he killed his target. As we all know it rarely happens that way, he kills the wrong guy then its all "why did you make me do that?" but thankfully no such nonsense here. I liked Jon Reznick he's definitely...
  • Roger Jackson
    Plot was okay. Writing not so good. There was too much detail given to what people wore and what a room looked like and not enough detail in the actions of the characters. It was very predictable and the ending was somewhat disappointing.IMO, there are much better books of this genre out there.
  • Rod
    I would say this is one of the top thrillers J. B. Turner's first in the Jon Reznick series I totally agree withJacqui Review I have all is book on my Tablet our ready to read
  • Martin Pingree
    This as an awesome read ! I thoroughly every single word of it. The plot, characters and time period were dead on. A terrific spy terrorist book. I highly recommend it.
  • Wayne Andrews
    Exciting non stop actionFirst book I've read by this author and I can only say bring on the next one. The main character is believable as was the story. Great book.
  • Chris
    Exciting thriller full of all the ingredients that keep you on the edge of your seat. The pace was such that I felt quite out of breath by the end of it!
  • Mike Nemeth
    J.B. Turner's Jon Reznick is the type of guy who can shut out most of the despicable things he has to do before they can haunt him to such and extent that they either ruin his life by emotionally crippling him or causing him to lose a much needed edge in his chosen profession. And that's likely a good thing because Reznick's job is killing people. Mostly dirt bags. "Hard Road" introduces Reznick somewhat two dimensionally. He's hired to do a job ...
  • Angela
    3 1/2 starsAn action packed suspense that you won't want to miss! With a complex storyline, interesting characters, secrets, lies, betrayal, intense situations, danger, and intriguing twists, this story will have you on the edge of your seat till the end. A great beginning to this exciting series!I really enjoyed the mystery and suspenseful nature of this book, as well as the characters. There were a few times during the beginning of the story wh...
  • Pat
    This was a very fast paced total action romp along the lines of books by Mark Greaney and Vince Flynn.Jon Reznick is a black books assassin sent by his handler to kill a man in a hotel. He is about to do the deed when notices Israeli dog tags around the man's neck with the name Luntz. The man says they were his son's. Reznick thinks this isn't who he expected to find and that something smells fishy so he whisks the guy away until he can work out ...
  • Brian prentiss
    a serviceable page-turner but the plot is pretty derivative. oh, he's a guy who lives sorta off the grid, is former delta/navy seals/ranger/whatever and is better at everything than everyone else? the problem is that he's not all that likeable, and there were far too many "wait-what?" moments when my implausibility alarm went off. apparently reznick has this gadget that he can use to remotely unlock and start any car he wants. also, the FBI decid...
  • John
    When he's not signing with the Goo Goo Dolls, Jon Reznick is a shadowy government assassin. (Apologies if you don't get that one.) He carries out off-the-books hits assigned to him by his handler, and he's one of the best in the world. (Or there wouldn't be books about him!)When a job turns out to be nothing like he expected, Reznick ends up on the run, trying to save his daughter and the country simultaneously. He has a friend in the government ...
  • Thajudheen
    For me, the ending of this novel was written in a really satisfying, breakneck pace. The problem was that the rest of the novel leading up to the ending felt mediocre. After a twist in the early chapters, the plot barely moved forward in the first 1/3rd of the book. The middle third was a bit more interesting, with the plot advancing slowly to reveal some details. At around 2/3rds of the book, the overall direction of the novel changed. From ther...
  • Beth
    Fast movingThe action doesn't let up for a minute in this political - government thriller. A former special ops member who takes cases for the CIA is hired to remove a bad guy who is actually a government bio-weapons scientist.Lots of dirty underhanded dealings with the players unknown. He is in contact with the Deputy director of the FBI who helps him. Interesting biohazard problem with deadly strains of the Spanish influenza potentially release...
  • Razorboy
    Jon Reznick: The lead singer of the Goo Goo dolls he is not. No, this Reznick is ex-Delta force; disillusioned with being a CIA wet-boy he now acts as a free-lance counterterrorism consultant for the FBI. Turner writes with a palpable sense of urgency yielding real page turners. I would categorize this series as fast paced, clandestine intelligence procedurals (my words). He hunts down his prey and takes them out, on his terms. Make no mistake, R...