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Stop at Nothing

(Michael Gannon #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  146 ratings  ·  37 reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of James Patterson's Michael Bennett series Michael Ledwidge launches an adrenaline-fueled globe-trotting thriller series for fans of James Patterson, Lee Child and David Baldacci.

When a Gulfstream jet goes down in the Bahamas carrying a fortune in cash and ill-gotten diamonds, expat diving instructor Michael Gannon is the only
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Hardcover, 416 pages
Published March 3rd 2020 by Hanover Square Press
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PamG
STOP AT NOTHING by Michael Ledwidge is an action packed thriller. The story largely takes place in the Bahamas, New York City, and London. However, some of it takes place in numerous other locations. Michael Gannon is deep sea fishing when he sees a plane crash into the ocean. Unfortunately, his antennae was snapped when a marlin got away a little while earlier. He dives at the site and finds no survivors, but he does find cash and uncut diamonds. Who were the six dead men and what were they ...more
Pattyh
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Netgalley for the opprortunity to preview Stop at Nothing by Michael Ledwidge. This book held me in suspense from the minute I started till the end. International esponiage, thrilling characters and impactful ending.
What would you do if you found money and diamonds and you thought would find out you took them? For Gannon, it is a no brainer, he hides the money and jewels but soon finds that there are alot of people looking for the stash. And these people are powerful and will stop at
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Janet
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Superspeed readers like me can read 150 - 200+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book and many more today. LOL

I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

When a Gulf Stream jet goes down in the Bahamas carrying a fortune in cash and ill-gotten diamonds, expat
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Jessica Berry
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: galleywars
I am a sucker for a James Patterson book (or James Patterson and co-author), so I was eager to read "Stop at Nothing", a book written by a frequent James Patterson contributor.

As an avid diver, with a boyfriend who's a pilot, a book centered around a sunken plane in the ocean, discovered by a dive instructor, greatly appealed to me.

First, some criticisms: I don't know any divers who refer to their fins as "flippers", so when dive instructor Gannon refers to his "flippers" multiple times, I
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Cheryl
Feb 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What do you think makes this world go round...? Truth, justice, and the American way?... Its power...

From the first page this book grabbed my attention and held on to it until the very end. It is full of chills, thrills, and up and down hills (whatever the hell that means).

Michael Gannon has retired to the Bahamas. One day he's deep sea fishing by himself thirty miles from land when a small jet crashes into the ocean in front of him. He dives down to the wreckage to see if there are any
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Erika
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Bahamas dive boat captain and fisherman, Michael Gannon, is the only person to witness a plane crash into the ocean. He dives down to look at the wreckage and finds 6 bodies and a bunch of money and raw diamonds. He takes the loot and hides it then quickly finds himself on the run.

I liked this book because it was fast paced and involved travel to various locales. I never got bored. It kind of reminded me
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Erika
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thanks to Netgalley and Harlequin for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Bahamas dive boat captain and fisherman, Michael Gannon, is the only person to witness a plane crash into the ocean. He dives down to look at the wreckage and finds 6 bodies and a bunch of money and raw diamonds. He takes the loot and hides it then quickly finds himself on the run.

I liked this book because it was fast paced and involved travel to various locales. I never got bored. It kind of reminded me
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Doug Yonce
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An airplane crashes, and a diver recovers the booty. Finders keepers, right? Wrong! When the FBI shows up, Michael Gannon must put in place knowledge and skills from his past that he thought hed laid to rest. Ledwidge knows his way around an action novel, and this standalone is a non-stop adventure guaranteed to entertain. I received an advanced digital copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Monnie
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It appears this is the first book in a new series, and after reading this one, there's no question I'm up for more. The plot - and even the star character, former hot-shot veteran turned Bahamas dive boat captain Michael Gannon - are reminiscent of those from other authors, but this one is different, intriguing and action-packed enough to suit me just fine.

Gannon is out on his boat when he sees a Gulfstream jet crash; rushing as fast as his boat will take him, he dives to the wreckage to find
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Melanie
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Michael Ledwidge give us a great suspense filled read with Stop at Nothing. The characters all fit in good together and the story line just flowed. I enjoy

a good story line that flows with lots of suspense and action. This one will not disappoint that is for sure.

Michael Gannon is our on his boat fishing one day. Gannon catches a huge fish that ends up snapping his radio antenna off and leaving him empty handed. When Gannon gets ready to go back for the day, he sees a small plane that looks
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Kathy
Mike Gannon is enjoying an evening of deep sea fishing off an island in the Bahamas when he is witness to a jet plane crashing into the ocean and splitting apart. An accomplished diver, he immediately gets his gear on to see if he can find any survivors. He finds 6 bodies, who all looked to have died prior to the crash. He also finds a case containing millions of dollars and a sack of diamonds worth several times more than that. With no one around and his radio broken, preventing him from ...more
Scott Parsons
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Michael Ledwidge has co-authored a number of books with James Patterson. While I gave up on James Patterson several years several of his "co-authors" are quite good in their own right. Michael Ledwidge is one of them. Stop At Nothing is a good example illustrating this point. Michael Gannon is an expat expert diver in the Bahamas. He hears a small plane fly by and crash in the ocean. So he dives to find out who is aboard. He finds six dead men and a cache of jewels and valuable. Suspecting they ...more
Heather
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to Harlequin and Netgalley for sending me this ebook.

When a jet crashes into the sea off the Bahamas, Michael Gannon witnesses the whole thing. He even gets up close and personal with the six dead men inside the plane close enough to know theyre dead and the probable cause.

When Gannon sees the bags of money floating around and the loose diamonds, he grabs them for himself and hides them in a tomb underwater. Only the wrong people catch on and set out to do him harm and recover their
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Lacey
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020

A summer feeling thriller in March!

Michael Gannon was just enjoying a nice day out on the beautiful Atlantic ocean while hoping to catch a record-breaking swordfish when he saw something even more memorable; a plane falling from the sky and crashing in front of him. What follows can only be described as a life-altering event as he realizes the media blitz isnt describing what he witnessed first hand and that there are powerful people covering up what really happened. Michaels life is now in
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Cindy Lauren
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love the idea of a guy who not only takes care of himself, takes care of others and kicks ass all over town. A little different Jack Reacher, equally accomplished but more connected and social. From the moment he sees the plane go down and retrieves the stuff left on board with an unusual collection of dead men, you get the idea this guy has skills and a cagey ethics. .The choice of hiding place pretty much tells you what you need to know.

The 'official' response is curious and convoluted,
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Joyce Rawlins
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Stop at Nothing by Michael Ledwidge is about expat diving instructor Michael Gannon. He is the only witness to a Gulfstream Jet which goes down in the Bahamas, carrying a fortune in cash and diamonds. He wonders if he can keep what he finds but there are also six dead men on the plane and others who knew about the plane. Gannon will need all his skills to stay alive and in front. Michael Ledwidge is known as James Pattersons co-writer for his Michael Bennett series and shows off his talent in ...more
Melanie Johnson
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Michael Ledwidge writes books with James Patterson, so if you enjoy some of Patterson's action books, you will really like this one. It is fast-paced and I read it in a few hours.

A fisherman out on his boat somewhere in the Bahamas trying to nail a marlin. He suddenly hears the whine of an airplane. The plane ends up crashing in the ocean near the boat and the fisherman decides to investigate. He's also a diver, so he goes down to the wreck and realizes that there is a big bag of money on the
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Denice Langley
Dec 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yes, this is THAT Michael Ledwidge. He co-authors the Michael Bennett series of books, my favorite of all of the Patterson books, with James Patterson. But he is definitely an outstanding author in his own right. He brings a unique story with well developed characters into some dire situations and jump starts the tension with a bang! This story begins with a plane crash. Everyone on board is dead but there is a small fortune of "stuff" on the plane. Who does it belong to? Finders, Keepers? This ...more
Kathleen Gray
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I don't know why Michael Gannon thought no one would come looking for the small plane or the small fortune in diamonds and cash he took from it- especially since there were six dead men on board. Well, that's how one makes a thriller- and this one is a fast paced at times over the top ride. Turns out the men on the plane- despite having been FBI- were not the good guys and the people looking for the money, well, they aren't the good guys either. This moves around the world with Gannon trying to ...more
Jill
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway. Thanks to Hanover Square Press and Goodreads for the opportunity to provide this review. This was the first read of this author for me despite being a huge JP fan and I definitely need to back and check out his co-authored Michael Bennett series. This book was non-stop action from the get go and I really enjoyed Michael Gannons never-give-up attitude when it came to solving this crime that landed is his backyard. He was a man on a mission and ...more
Patti
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it
This is the first time that I have read Michael Ledwidge writing solo. I have read everything he has written with James Patterson.

Gannon has retired and wants nothing more than to relax and enjoy the sun. But before he retired he had a job that required a special set of skills, skills that he hoped to not ever have to use again. When he witnesses a plane crashing into the water he sets out to see if he can help but finds everyone dead and a scene that doesn't make sense.

This book is a good
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Brian Miller
Dec 12, 2019 rated it liked it
The book starts with a plane crash and the protagonist who is a diver and discovers diamonds and money in the downed plane. It sounded like a good premise for a story. It is full of action and fast paced and has a lot of suspense. For some reason none of this resonated with me. I had a hard time pushing through with this book as I found I didn't really care about any of the characters. The books just wasn't for me.
Thank you Netgalley, by Michael Ledwidge, HARLEQUIN Trade Publishing (U.S. &
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Owl._.
Oct 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Fast paced thriller! I really enjoyed the story - even though at times I felt like there were some loose ends (story lines and characters that felt incomplete - can't give more without adding spoilers). With that being said, I am looking forward to the next in the series as I really liked the main character.

Actual rate wold be 3.5/5

Thank you #netgalley and #HARLEQUIN Trade Publishing (U.S. & Canada) for the eARC.
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Pam
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you for gifting this book for my review. I really enjoyed the book. It was fast paced and I liked the development of the characters and how they happened to find themselves involved in Michael Gannon Life.
Gannon makes his choice when a big bag of loot surfaces. A life changing amount of cash. Who would ever know? Apparently a few DID know. I found it a facet paced book that had me totally engrossed i will defiantly be choosing more of Michael Ledwidges books.
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Emily
Mar 28, 2020 added it
Wow! Non-stop thriller that I didn't want to put down! A plane goes down in the ocean when a fisherman is coming home and is the sole witness to the crash....... he discovers 6 dead bodies aboard the plane and a bag full of money and uncut diamonds. So why is the FBI trying to cover up this plane crash?!?! Once it gets going, this book doesn't stop until the epilouge!
Vicki Harris-Gilgor
started out a little slow and I thought about returning without finishing. But I decided to give it just a few more chapters. Glad that I did. The book then started moving and the story and the characters came out. In the end, I enjoyed the read. Looking forward to future Gannon books and what transpires with little Jorge, ruby and stick
Nicki
Jan 03, 2020 marked it as to-read
Excellent book! The Bahamas, the ocean, the corruption and heart pounding action, what's not to like! Gannon is a kick ass main character. How can one fishing day start such a dramatic story? I thought this book was superb!
Diane Griffin
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Michael Ledwidge

This was an excellent, action filled book that I thoroughly enjoyed! I had read the books he co-wrote with James Patterson and decided to give this one a chance! So glad I did, it was very good! I highly recommend!
Aida Alberto
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Edge of your seat roller coaster of a ride. Buckle in for the ride of your life as Michael Gannon plays a game of Finders Keepers with his life. Unputdownable. Happy reading! #StopAtNothing #NetGalley
Marlan
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fine story and read. I have a 'new' author to follow.
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Michael Ledwidge is the son of Irish parents and was born and raised in the Bronx. A graduate of Manhattan College, he is married and has two children.

As the co-author of a series of some of James Pattersons most profitable books to date, Ledwidge has risen from an admired but, its fair to say, mostly unread author, to co-writing some of the most widely read books in the world. Hes made real money
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