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Hard Target

(Jon Reznick #8)

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A threat inside the government. A whistleblower’s life on the line. It’s up to Jon Reznick to bring justice.

When hacker Trevelle Williams discovers documents that threaten national security and put his life in jeopardy, there’s only one person he can turn to—Jon Reznick. Williams has learned that Rosalind Dyer, a key congressional witness, is about to be killed in order to
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Kindle Edition, 245 pages
Published May 21st 2020 by Thomas & Mercer
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Kaye I just finished this book, and -- while I have read other books in the Jon Reznick series, it's been awhile -- I didn't find any backstory elements th…moreI just finished this book, and -- while I have read other books in the Jon Reznick series, it's been awhile -- I didn't find any backstory elements that seemed to pop up out of nowhere. Although their are references to earlier Reznivk "cases," the author did a good job of filling in the blanks.(less)
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JEN A
May 09, 2020 rated it liked it


I received an advance copy of this book from net galley and the publisher in return for an honest review. Release date for this book is 21 May 2020

This is your typical political thriller. The book flowed well with a great pace but it just lacked a little excitement in my opinion. It started off really well but started to drag a bit in the middle for me. I might’ve enjoyed this book a little bit more if I started the series at the beginning and had more of an investment in the main characters. I
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JEN A
May 09, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is your typical political thriller. The book flowed well with a great pace but it just lacked a little excitement in my opinion. It started off really well but started to drag a bit in the middle for me. I might’ve enjoyed this book a little bit more if I started the series at the beginning and had more of an investment in the main characters. I think folks who are invested more in the series well enjoy the story more than I did.
Sean Peters
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Net Galley, the publishers and the author.

OMG...... One of the most exciting books I have read.... Ever...

Read This Book... You will thank me later.... And I hope you do !!

A threat inside the government. A whistleblower’s life on the line. It’s up to Jon Reznick to bring justice. When hacker Trevelle Williams discovers documents that threaten national security and put his life in jeopardy, there’s only one person he can turn to—Jon Reznick. Williams has learned that Rosalind Dyer, a
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Lou
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hard Target is the eighth instalment in the former US Delta Force operative Jon Reznick series and although you'll want to catch up on the previous seven dangerous adventures at a later date it is not necessary to have read them beforehand to enjoy this one. It follows our intrepid hero as he embarks on another high-stakes game of cat and mouse. When former National Security Agency (NSA) asset Trevelle Williams, a top-level hacker, has been targeted by a would-be assassin after receiving an impo ...more
The Cats’ Mother
Hard Target is the eighth book in the Jon Reznick series about a tough-as former Delta operative/assassin who now works off-the-books for the FBI. These are fast paced action thrillers about political conspiracies that you don’t have to believe in to enjoy. Each one stands alone and relationships between the main characters don’t really change so there’s no need to read them in order - although I have, from the beginning.

Reznick’s friend Trevelle, an ex-NSA hacker, calls him for help when he nar
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Tina
May 21, 2020 marked it as to-be-review
This is the 8th book in the Jon Reznick. It is a thriller/mystery. I won a kindle edition of this book from a goodreads giveaway, and I will post a honest review of this book when I finish reading it.
Dawn
Feb 28, 2020 rated it liked it
While I enjoy this series and it's an automatic read for me I saw the ending coming way before the book got there and thought it was very obvious. That being said it was a heck of a journey introducing some new characters who were an exciting edition. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book or the series as it's always a great read. Jon Reznick is definitely one of my favorite characters.

I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Dan Curnutt
Jun 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jon Reznick is contacting by an old friend who is in trouble. Travelle is a former NSA computer wiz kid who has left that agency and set out on his on as a hacker. But when a friend sends him a file to decrypt he doesn’t realize the danger it is going to put him in.

The file is a memo about the upcoming assassination of a government employee, a whistle blower, who is set to testify before the Senate about a Department of Defense scandal that will implicate top ranking personnel with taking bribes
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Jun 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am SO happy that Trevelle finally gets his time! Trevelle is a hacker that has been helping Jon Reznick for years, sadly this time around he is the one caught up and with trouble at his door he turns to the one person who he knows will help him. When Jon receives a call from Trevelle he knows he has to help him but has no idea how deep the problems are.

As with any case Jon gets involved in, of course it has to involve top level Government and in this case a key congressional witness named Ros
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Jocelynn
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such an exciting and engaging read! It captured my attention from the very beginning and kept me invested the entire time.

In Hard Target, we follow Jon Reznick, a black ops specialist, as he gets pulled in to a crazy whirlwind of events that include murder, espionage, and corrupt government that all starts with a friend reaching out for help. This friend, Trevelle, is a hacker who is sent a file to decrypt - but the second he receives the file, one of his friends who is staying with hi
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LianaReads blog
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great story in the Jon Reznik continuation series.
Every time I’m reading a new book it feels like actually seeing all the action on a screen and I’m always looking forward to it because it’s a great ability that not many writers have it and being on the edge of your seat at all times, turning the pages faster and faster just to read one more chapter it definitely makes you going up on my favourite authors list.
New characters, interesting plot and twists and turns, some unexpected and som
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Bent Hansen
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
J.B. Turner knows how to write a page-turning thriller and this eighth installation in the series about Jon Reznick is no exception.
This time around, Reznick is called upon to help his hacker friend from Miami who has helped him on numerous occasions in his past adventures, and suddenly Reznick finds himself on the run with the hacker as well as with a government whistleblower about to testify before Congress about large-scale corruption high up in the Pentagon echelons.
The story is more predic
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Kaye
May 21, 2020 rated it liked it
There's a lot that I like about J.B.Turner's character Jon Reznick. While much is made about his detachment from normal life and other people, his actions show that he's quite loyal to and even dependent on a fairly wide circle of quirky friends, both lowly and high-placed.

Reznick is a former Delta Force operative who is now called on for "off the books" missions by the FBI. The themes are invariably geopolitical, but never "political," in a partisan sense. Unlike most gung-ho protagonists, Rez
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Patty
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
#netgalley
Thanks to the publisher, Amazon publishing UK, and author for an ARC of this book for my honest review. Book was released May 21,2020.
This was the eighth book in this series, I had not read the 7 prior, but had no problem following book.
Jon Reznick was contacted by Trevelle William's after receiving an encrypted message about a Rosalind Dyer. She was wanted dead due to having information pertaining to the government, also about linking 7 deaths, of people who had also come across th
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Nancy
May 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jon Reznick is contacted by Trevelle Williams who is a hacker but has helped Jon out in the past. Trevelle's home is broken into and his friend killed. Trevelle has an email with info about killing Rosalind Dyer. It seems anyone who might know what is planned is in danger. Rosalind is investigating some heavy handed misuse of funds at the Pentagon. They find her and then all three are on the run. She is to meet in a closed door session with the Senate committee on the following Monday. Can they ...more
Annette Geiss
May 24, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is a tough review for me. I have read most of the four and five star ratings and I cannot agree with these rankings. This book’s dialogue, with its pedestrian language, had me shaking my head. I cannot imagine high ranking government personnel and FBI big wigs, saying things like “gimme a break” and “are you kidding me?” When being told about a top secret plot within the government. The monotony and constant repetition of the vapid conversations among the characters, resulted in my one star ...more
Cathy
Nov 10, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 8th book in this series but I had not read the prior books and it was able to stand alone. Jon Reznick is drawn into helper his hacker friends who gets embroiled into a tangled hackers web. The bad guys who are also the government want to protect themselves at any cost. As I read these books I always wonder how much could be true, probably a frighteningly high amount. The story is good but I had to knock it down for the cliched writing style. Yes yes they are all patriots. A few of t ...more
Cathy
Nov 10, 2020 rated it liked it
This is the 8th book in this series but I had not read the prior books and it was able to stand alone. Jon Reznick is drawn into helper his hacker friends who gets embroiled into a tangled hackers web. The bad guys who are also the government want to protect themselves at any cost. As I read these books I always wonder how much could be true, probably a frighteningly high amount. The story is good but I had to knock it down for the cliched writing style. Yes yes they are all patriots. A few of t ...more
Marie McWilliams
Jun 14, 2020 rated it liked it
*NB I was sent this book as a paid Instagram campaign. This review is my honest opinion.*

These types of action books are not normally Mt cup of tea, saying that it was a fun and entertaining read packed full of action. For some reason I pictured Tom Cruise as the main character the entire time. I would recommend if you like action books or spy type books. Worth a read.
Lin Perrett
Jan 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another brilliant Jon Reznick thriller. Reznick is contacted by hacker Trevelle Williams for help. He uncovered a plot to kill Rosalind Dyer a whistle blower planning to expose a huge government fraud. They set out to warn her and protect her before the trial. A great fast paced thriller with a explosive ending.
Jim
Thank you NetGalley for the ARC of this new book by J.B. TURNER entitled HARD TARGET. It is the 8th book featuring Jon Reznick. Thank you also for introducing a new, established author to me.

Jon Reznick is former Special Forces, C.I.A “black ops” and current F.B.I. consultant. Sometimes his ops are “on the books”; other times he operates outside formal control. He lives in Rockland, Maine on the upper northeast coast of the United States. He operates worldwide. He usually is a loner but he has r
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Lena
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: j-b-turner
I found the books by JB Turner about a year ago. I thought I had read or listened to this book before but it was new. I have read or listened to the previous books. They are talking about things that happened earlier in this book so you are better of reading them in order.

I didn't write reviews for the earlier books but I think I liked them better. The end of the book was a bit flat.

This was a kindle book that you could also listen to as well so I did.
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Kavita
May 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Hard Target By J B Turner is the latest book in the Jon Reznick series.

I picked this book because I liked the description and it's been a long time since I read a proper political thriller with all the drama and works.

The cover is beautiful and once you read the story we get the context of the cover.

Jon Reznick is a consultant with FBI on a case by case basis. He gets contacted by an ex NSA hacker Trevelle Williams who has helped Jon In many of his previous cases. Trevelle has witnessed the ki
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Mike Nemeth
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
J.B. Turner's protagonist, Jon Reznick, is a loyal guy and once pointed in a direction he's taken seriously, little dissuades him. A former CIA bureau chief turned private security contractor for the highest elements in the U.S. government figures that out quickly. Reznick's buddy, former NSA cyber-security specialist Trevelle Williams, finds himself in the crosshairs of what appears to be a professional hit. He's stumbled across some documents supplied by European hackers that bring nothing but ...more
John
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received this book through NetGalley.

This book kept my interest right from the beginning. In fact I didn't stop reading until I finished it.

This is a story that has Jon Resnick respond to a request from his hacker friend, Trevelle. Trevelle had received a request from another computer geek in New York city to have him break an encrypted file. Once it became known to the individuals that sent the file, Trevelle's life came into jeopardy. Jon met Trevelle in NYC and once the information was pres
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I Couldn’t Put It Down

4.5 out of 5 stars

Hard Target felt different, I’m not 100% sure why but it was just different enough to really breath some life into this series (not that I think it needed it). In the last few books Reznick has had to deal with threats on his daughter and his not-girlfriend… girlfriend. This one he’s out to help Trevelle Williams, his hacker friend who is able to get him almost anything that he needs when a computer is involved.

Even as Turner was introducing the story in H
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Amy
Jun 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: waste-of-time
I received a copy of this story from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I wanted to like this. I thought I was going to like this. Based on the summary, I thought this was going to be a story about political intrigue and government corruption, yes, but I also thought the hacker (Trevelle Williams) would feature more heavily than he did. I thought this would be a more high-tech, cyber-based action novel.

I could not have been more wrong. On all counts.

It was like a bad action movie. You kn
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Mindo'ermatter
May 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Powerful People Want You Dead---Now What??

Yikes! Started to read it, and before I knew it, I came to the end. Wow!

This political thriller will have you rethinking everything you know about the US military-industrial complex and corruption in Washington DC. Who can be trusted? How long have things been this bad?

Probably the best of the action-packed series. Jon Reznick again faces a series of neverending threats and obstacles, making the storyline intense and compelling. Although this book could
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Scilla
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a great "at the edge of your seat" thriller. Jon Reznick receives a call from his hacker friend, Trevelle Williams. Trevelle has received from a NYC man a memo from a private security company which which says they need to assassinate an American woman, Rosalind Dyer, who works for the government in DC. She is about to testify to a Senate Committee about financial finagling in the military budget. Trevelle is on a Greyhound to NYC because two foreign speaking men entered his home, took al ...more
Joyce
May 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jon Reznick gets a call from a hacker, Trevelle, with whom he has worked in the past. He is in Miami and tells Reznick he needs his help. He had been living, with no problems, in a converted loft on Overtown and, while he was out having a 4 a.m. breakfast, saw on his home security system that his apartment had been broken into and his friend who had been visiting was brutally murdered. Also, all his electronics (excepting the laptop he had with him) were taken. Reznick and Trevelle meet up and R ...more
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