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Shadow Maker

(Nick Baron #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  124 ratings  ·  25 reviews
James R. Hannibal—a veteran combat pilot with Top Secret clearance from the U.S. government—continues the thrilling international action and intrigue, following covert operative Nick Baron.

How far will collateral damage from a CIA drone strike reach?

When a suicide bomber attacks the National Mall, former pilot and undercover Cerberus operative Nick “Victor” Baron receives
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by Berkley
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Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even more awesome and exciting than the first book. The author kept me guessing, and I didn't see half of what happened coming. And again, it is great to read a book of this type that isn't Christian, yet is clean and free of curse words. I have a new favorite author
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2014
He did it again. I was up late into the night reading. Like I said in my review of Shadow Catcher once you start reading you just can’t stop.

The book starts with a prologue of an event in Yemen in 2005. From there we are on a journey with the Triple Seven Chase Team from Washington D.C. to Turkey, London, Israel and many more points in between. It becomes a complicated game of cat and mouse tied to mysterious chess game. Nick always seems to be just one step behind the Emmissary’s plan. Unfortun
Elizabeth Ray
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was AWESOME! If you follow me on goodreads, you know I'm not liberal with my 5 star reviews, but this book absolutely deserved it. Nick Baron and his team from a secret government branch are trying to track down a bomber, probably from a terrorist organization. At the same time, a chess game shows up on his phone from a mysterious opponent whose chess moves perfectly match the bomber's moves in real life.

I didn't realize when I s
Jenny Rose
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nick Baron had tracked and hunted Nasseem Kattan. Kattan was a terrorist that must be stopped. And Baron thought a bomb had finished it.

Nine years later, a suicide bomber made his move in Washington, D.C. just as Baron and his family drove by. He acted before first responders could and received a strange chess app notification on his cell. when his picture surfaced at the bomb site, Baron knew he was targeted. When a chemical used to track and engineer viruses is stolen, he knows the threat had
Bill Donhiser
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book came from a Goodreads contest and James R. Hannibal. Never heard of the author before but the synopsis looked interesting. I am happy to report this was a wonderful find. A modern day thriller with a great action hero and an interesting nemesis. A live action chess match between hero and terrorist. This book lives up to it's cover comments from Ted Bell, Grant Blackwood, and Raymond Benson. LtCol Hannibal thank you for the gift and a great read.
Phil Clymer
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a well written action tale. It is fast paced with plenty of dramatic moments, and it compares favorably to Tom Clancy's works. I won a copy in the GoodReads giveaway, and shortly will be ordering a copy of his previous book Shadow Catcher.
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I won this book thru a good reads giveaway. I liked it a lot. It was full of action/adventure. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
Steven Munn
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to have to choose between saving your family, or saving millions of people in one of the largest capitals in the world? Nick Baron, unfortunately had come to those crossroads. One would say that he had made the right choice, while someone else would say he made the wrong choice. When an international incident occurs, it is up to the secret, government funded Triple Seven Chase Team to find the people responsible for it, and stop them from spreading fe ...more
Jason Fort
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I attended a writers conference with James this year and picked up one of his books. This was the one, and it didn't disappoint. I loved it! He had my attention because stories about assassins are kind of a guilty pleasure for me (I write them, too), but it is obvious that there is a lot of first hand knowledge of details in the book as well. If you want a real page turner, and if you happen to know anything about the origin of the word 'assassin', this is the book for you!
Read it NOW!
Dan Curnutt
Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nick Baron is back and in for the Chess game of his life. Baron is part of a team that has used drones to deliver killing strikes at terrorist targets. But he and the others take great pains to avoid collateral damage at all costs.

They have track a terrorist to his dessert home and are ready to strike. There appears to be no one there that would keep them from launching the attack. So, it is confirmed and put into play. BUT, then walks out the son of the terrorist that they are after. They try t
Matt Gamble
Shadow Maker
Checkmate: the final move of a chess game. That’s what Nick Baron is trying to discover while in James R. Hannibal’s book titled Shadow Maker. In this story, Nick is an undercover U.S. operative, stuck in a deadly battle against a terrorist mastermind known as the Emissary, each of their moves reflected in an online chess game on his phone. This book is full of excitement and mystery, and it highlights how bravery is needed to make actions that may hurt some people in order to save
David Morse
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Buckle Up! This rapid action, complex thriller will keep you enthralled from start to finish. The multi-dimensional plot is based on a number of all too plausible scenarios. Hero Nick Baron is drawn into a progressively severe series of conflicts by an eerie, haunting and possible prophetic adversary self-named "the Emissary".

I thoroughly enjoyed this action-packed and frighteningly timely thrill ride that takes us from Washington, to the Middle East, and ultimately to the center of the world,
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great tale from James Hannibal-his best yet. This story is all about dominoes. Hannibal explores how far the trail of falling dominoes will lead when the first is triggered by a CIA drone strike-gone-wrong. His covert ops team lead, Nick Baron returns with the Triple Seven Chase squadron. This time Baron and his team are drawn into a chess match (both real and figurative) with a genius bent on a very unique brand of revenge. The stakes are high, the action is intense, and the real-world ...more
"I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads”

Having never heard of this author or read any of his books, as always I started reading with an open mind. Each chapter was fast-paced and exciting as the story was constantly on the move. Kept me interested from start to finish. Thought the back flash sections of Baron’s life seamlessly fitted in with the current plot, gave the reader more of an idea behind the motive for the terrorist strikes. Plus when I started this book I didn't a
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received this as part of the goodreads giveaway program.

This was a great adventure story combining history and technology to make a great read! The main character, Nick Baron is part of a covert team that operates outside the normal channels. In this story, a part of his past comes back to haunt him when he finds himself chasing the son of a previous enemy. Nick must find and stop him before he and his religious followers bring about the end of the world as we know it.
I enjoyed the backgroun
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. The lead character, Nick Baron, is a covert operative with a vague government unit. After a suicide bomber attacks the National Mall in DC Nick is drawn into a strange and dangerous game of chess being played out on his phone. The chess moves are correlating with real-life moves by the unknown "Emissary".
The whole thing started because of collateral damage caused by a drone attack years ago. This book does not disappoint. I can't wait to read the author's two prior bo
Bryon James
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Collateral damage, how far does it go? The 777 team race to find a solution to this puzzling question. Fast paced, straight ahead exciting action. From Russia to England and back to the middle east, every page is full of twists and turns and you wonder can Nick Baron make it out unscathed. An absolute must read!
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! The action starts from the beginning and doesn't let up. As usual (with this series) the suspense sucked me in early and I was on the edge of my seat. I can't wait for the next Nick Baron book!
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I won this book from Goodreads and the author...Never a dull moment in this novel, it is fast moving and exciting all the way through! I have not yet read Shadow Catcher, the first book in the series, but this book stood on its own quite well. I will certainly be reading Hannibal's other books!
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked the story, the people and the way the book was constructed so that it was easy to follow all the people and happenings.
This is fast paced and keeps you wondering and wanting to know what is going to happen next.

This was a goodread giveaway.
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I read this mostly in one sitting on a 2 hour plane flight, and I just want to say wow. It was amazing. No break in the action, no spots that lagged, genuinely an enjoyable read from start to finish.

*disclaimer: I received this free through a Goodreads giveaway.
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Not the twistiest, turniest I've ever read, but certainly fast-paced and exciting. Kept me interested from start to finish.
May 05, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book! Fast-paced, high action with non-stop thrills.
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James R. Hannibal is the author of the award-winning Section 13 Mystery/fantasy series from Simon and Schuster Young Readers and the Thriller Award nominated Nick Baron series from Berkley Books. As a former stealth bomber pilot and drone pilot James is no stranger to action or secrets. He has been shot at, locked up by a surface to air missile system, and aided the capture of High Value Targets.

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