Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Aftershock (Donovan Nash #5)” as Want to Read:
Aftershock (Donovan Nash #5)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Aftershock (Donovan Nash #5)

4.15  ·  Rating Details ·  168 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
The flames of Donovan Nash s worst nightmare are fanned to life when Stephanie VanGelder, one of those closest to him, is kidnapped in the volcanic powder keg of a lawless Guatemala. With help from his inner circle that includes his estranged wife, Dr. Lauren McKenna, Donovan races headlong into the world of corruption and deception. Battling the kidnappers, as well as the ...more
Hardcover, 365 pages
Published March 3rd 2015 by Oceanview Publishing
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Aftershock, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Aftershock

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
The Haunted Reading Room {Cthulhu Down the Chimney Tonight}
Reading any Donovan Nash must be the equivalent of hanging by a rope from a helicopter in flight. Nash never stops analyzing, moving, remembering his hidden past. Calling is thriller "non-stop" is not infrequent, but.with every novel by Philip Donlay in the Donovan Nash series, "non-Stop" is an exact and accurate description. In this fifth installment, a photographer who is an essential friend is kidnapped from a seething Guatemalan volcano, triggering flashbacks from the events of twenty-five ...more
sue kozin
Nov 26, 2016 sue kozin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good book with lots of twist.

The mysterious Donovan Nash needs to find the daughter of a friend before the volcano let's loose. Read it. Good
Killer Nashville
Donovan Nash is back!

Things have calmed down since “Deadly Echoes“, but Nash finds himself in yet another suspenseful adventure. Stephanie VanGelder, one of Nash’s closest friends, is conducting research on a volcano in Guatemala. Within seconds, the team of scientists is attacked, and Stephanie is kidnapped for a ransom of $3 million dollars.

Though Nash arrives at the volcano with fire in his eyes and a gun in hand, he begins to realize he will need the strategy and forethought of his friends a
Dan Madsen
Jan 29, 2016 Dan Madsen rated it it was amazing
If you are reading this, then chances are you’re already aware of Donovan Nash’s background. If not, you can find that elsewhere. This review applies as much to the Donovan Nash series as to Aftershock. I have read four of the five books in the series, have one on order, and am awaiting the release of the sixth, due March 1, 2016. Each book can be enjoyed separately; it isn’t necessary to read them in order, although that might add a little to following the ongoing troubles of Donavan’s life. ...more
Dec 28, 2015 Rhonda rated it it was amazing

5 stars

Another jam packed action novel with Donovan Nash. Good exciting characters, plot and setting.

Stephanie VanGelder was in Guatemala to take photos of a volcano that just erupted when her party was murdered and she was kidnapped. She thought of Donovan as a brother.

Donovan Nash is a pilot that works for a company that lets scientists discover more about the planet. Donovan used to be Robert Huntington a billionaire that the world blames him for the death of his fiance after she was kidnappe
Alisha Henri
Aug 26, 2016 Alisha Henri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Astoundingly Breathtaking Tale

At the very first, I thought this might be just another typical adventure story, a saga of angst and drama...after only a few pages I was completely engulfed in the Donovan Nash world, feeling as if I were not only observing the events, but also living them. Too many words are floating through my mind as I attempt to express my enjoyment of this book. It is superbly written, detailed, has excellent character identification and development, and contains several re
Mar 06, 2016 Helen rated it it was amazing
Donovan Nash always finds himself embroiled in deadly but very exciting scenarios. This time he is in Guatemala to pay the ransom or rescue the niece of his dearest friend, William who has been kidnapped presumably by guerrillas. Some of the books background are a little repetitious such as the death of Donovan's parents and the death of the woman he was going to marry but all part of setting the background of the whole series of books just in case a reader finds themselves in the middle of the ...more
Uncle  Dave Avis
May 26, 2016 Uncle Dave Avis rated it really liked it
There are lots of twists and turns in this action thriller. The author does some great wordcrafting in his descriptions of the situations. After having read the other books in this series, I've really gotten tired of hearing about the character Meredith.
I think that this is the last book of this series because the author does a fine wrap up at the end.
It is a good book, and I highly recommend it.
Sep 22, 2015 Roxanne rated it liked it
I picked up this book in the new section of the library. It took me two days to read it and it gets very complicated with the plot. A short summary follows. A lady get kidnapped in Guatemala and a whole bunch of interconnected people go look for her. Everybody has secrets in this book. She finally did rescued, the volcano was not in the book until almost the end. This was okay but hard to follow.
Sheree Gibson
Mar 28, 2015 Sheree Gibson rated it it was amazing
Outstanding! Thriller, crime buster, murder avenging, emotion filled, story. It reminded me of Nelson DeMille's style. There are many characters that Donlay ties together and quickly. The introduction of each was almost overwhelming, but he did an excellent job in weaving in their importance. I liked the way he, also, made a complete closure at the end.

Per FTC rules, I received this book free via Goodreads.
Susan Moore
Mar 12, 2015 Susan Moore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Philip Donlay has outdone his past books in this series.

Best book I've read in a while. I loved how he brought Donavon's past into the future and finally gave him some peace, and the ability to love his family and friends. There was a great plot with interesting characters and a lot of action. Superb!
Bonnie Tharp
Jan 20, 2016 Bonnie Tharp rated it really liked it
What a wild ride! A friend loaned me this book and said he really enjoyed it. I have to admit, so did I. I've not read any Donlay, but I will read more. The characters were interesting (although quite numerous), the action was nearly non stop, and there were quite a few surprises. I can safely say thrill seekers will enjoy this book!
Charlene Davis
Aug 22, 2016 Charlene Davis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Get ready to read read all day

The story line never stops. Characters have inner and outer strength. Each person is so different from the other it's easy to follow the story line. Full of fast paced action, volcano, shooting, planes crashing etc
Apr 21, 2016 April rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fast paced thriller

If you enjoyed Category Five, this one is the same fast paced story. While I enjoyed the other Nash books, the others did not have the same action as this one. Some scenes I never saw coming and some heart-stopping moments, make this book worth the read.
Aug 30, 2016 Elaine rated it really liked it
I have really enjoyed all the books in this series. Looking forward to more from this author. Excellent suspense and great characters.
Jan 08, 2015 David rated it it was amazing
Action, adventure, natural disasters, murder, and kidnapping; what more could you ask of a thriller? Donlay has done it again!
Diane Hofmann
Sep 09, 2015 Diane Hofmann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good reading

Adventurous plot. At times little too descriptive but good story. Author keeps you interested to read more. Would recommend to others.
Linda Sophis
Aug 29, 2016 Linda Sophis rated it it was amazing
What a story! Had a bit of everything in it so everyone can find something to like with a happy ending - well most of the way. Strongly recommend reading
Carol and Gary Curtis
Good story. Lots of thrills and suspense. Enjoyed the twists and turns of the plot. Worth the time.
steve  spark
Jan 27, 2016 steve spark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great ending to the series

Good characters ,good detail, overall a ripping yarn. Start at the beginning and enjoy hurtling over the hurdles to the conclusion
PAT HEPBURN rated it it was amazing
Sep 10, 2016
Megan rated it liked it
Mar 21, 2016
Debbie rated it it was amazing
Sep 10, 2015
Robert R Baer
Robert R Baer rated it it was amazing
Nov 19, 2016
Tom Knuth
Tom Knuth rated it it was ok
Apr 13, 2016
Robert E O'Leary
Robert E O'Leary rated it really liked it
Jun 12, 2016
Hans H Jacobsen
Hans H Jacobsen rated it did not like it
Feb 22, 2016
Lamar Singletary
Lamar Singletary rated it it was ok
May 11, 2016
Richard Howiler
Richard Howiler rated it it was amazing
Apr 30, 2016
Patricia Gussin
Patricia Gussin rated it it was amazing
Jul 17, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Graynet (Spies Lie #4)
  • TIME SQUARE | THE SHIFT (Time Square, #1)
  • Adrenaline Rush: 7 High-Octane Thrillers
  • The Devil's Redhead
  • Kill Your Darlings (Mallory, #3)
  • Stuff to Die For
  • The Kill Order  (Sydney Fitzpatrick #5)
  • Dead Float (Cal Claxton, #2)
  • The Tempest: A Bowers and Hunter Mystery (Bowers and Hunter Mysteries)
  • Terminated
  • The President's Shadow - Free Preview
  • Pumpkin Pied: A Gray Whale Inn Short Story
  • Operator B
  • Bad News Travels Fast (The Joe and Dottie Loudermilk Mysteries)
  • Dead Light
  • A Novella Collection
  • Lawyers, Guns and Money
  • Patriarch Run
As a young man, Philip Donlay's life was shaped by two distinct events. At the age of seventeen, he earned his pilot's license, and at eighteen was published in a national aviation magazine. The combination of these two passions: flying and writing, has led to successful careers as both a professional pilot and novelist.

He's been a flight instructor, flown a private jet for a Saudi prince, and for
More about Philip S. Donlay...

Other Books in the Series

Donovan Nash (7 books)
  • Category Five: A Novel (Donovan Nash Series)
  • Code Black: A Donovan Nash Thriller (Donovan Nash Series)
  • Zero Separation (Donovan Nash #3)
  • Deadly Echoes (Donovan Nash #4)
  • Pegasus Down (Donovan Nash #6)
  • Seconds to Midnight (Donovan Nash #7)

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »