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

Reviews Hard Road (Jon Reznick, #1)

  • Theresa Alan
    J.B. Turner has written a suspenseful story about black ops specialist Jon Reznick who is sent to kill a man. The mission is compromised, and Reznick finds himself on the run with his intended target. Along the way, his eleven-year-old daughter is kidnapped, and he has to use all his skills to rescue her. And oh yeah, he has to stop a biological weapon from killing thousands of people.Though the action was good, I didn’t feel anything for Rezni...
  • 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 ...
  • Malia
    This book made me chuckle, and it definitely should not have. It’s composed of one cliche piled onto another and the protagonist - the hero, if you will - is so humorless and lacking even a hint of personality! He goes around killing people (even water boarding one) and says, “God damn” each time, as though this is sufficient atonement. I honestly cannot tell you why I even finished it! Needless to say, I’ll be skipping the rest of the se...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Meredith Reads
    I purchased this as an audiobook and am a bit disappointed with it. Neither the writing nor the narration were my cup of tea. I found the language a bit terse and the cussing seemed arbitrary and forced at times. I cannot tell if it is due to how the book was written or how it was interpreted by the narrator. I found my mind wandering during the narration and frequently checking how much time had passed. Since this was the first book in a series,...
  • Gloria Bernal
    4.5 starsThis is my first by this author, but it won't be my last. There are 3 books in this series about Jon Reznick, former black ops, now a contracted assassin with a handler. He is about to commence on an assignment to eliminate a person who is a threat to America but some things just aren’t adding up right. He realizes he might have the wrong man. This revolves around bio-terrorist threats to America, but it is not clear by whom or from wh...
  • 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 ...
  • Jay Townsend
    Enjoyed it!
  • 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...
  • Trish R.
    So, Jon Reznick worked for the government as an assassin and, boy, he was a cold blooded killer. He usually went to other countries but this time he was assigned to kill an American. Which he was going to do until something didn’t feel right and he took off with his assignment until he could figure out what was going to do. He didn’t mind killing really evil men but he wasn’t feeling that from Luntz. This story was exciting from beginning t...
  • 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...
  • ragulca2
    Now you can track all the times you have read a book. Make sure to fill in the year finished to have it added to your Reading Challenge!Now you can track all the times you have read a book. Make sure to fill in the year finished to have it added to your Reading Challenge!Now you can track all the times you have read a book. Make sure to fill in the year finished to have it added to your Reading Challenge!Now you can track all the times you have r...
  • 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...
  • Lisa
    GreatIf you ever stop to think about things really happens in the world, it might sober you fast. Do contract killings really happened? Yes. Does the government cover up wrongdoings? Probably. This is a book built on these things and then some. A good read. Great action!
  • Bridgit
    Decent thriller. No complaints. Nothing extraordinary either.
  • Dee
    Two-haiku review:Hit man gets a jobBut target isn't bad guyJoins with FBIPretty good storyKind of liked main characterThree-and-a-half stars
  • David Olinde
    GreatPurchased on a whim. Just a great over all read. Jim Reznick comes close to matching the thrill of reading a Mitch Rapp novel.
  • Logan Maloney
    I started and finished this (on audiobook) while doing a puzzle and it was a beautiful day of rest. This book was extremely intriguing and really didn’t have any slow parts! Great book
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...