Summary

The Assassin - the world’s most successful contract killer. Ice cool, accurate, and elusive. An anonymous professional with a unique calling card - one bullet in the head and one in the chest for each of his targets.
An ex-member of the SAS, Mike Cramer is the perfect sacrificial bait. When the FBI discover the next name on the assassin’s hit list, Cramer is set up to take his place. But Cramer’s past has caught up with him. Ex-IRA extremist Dermot Lynch blames Cramer for his lover’s death, and he’s out for revenge. As Cramer trains for the most dangerous mission in his career, Lynch hunts down his sworn enemy. And the unknown assassin silently closes in on his target. The players are in position for the final, deadly game….
©1996 Stephen Leather (P)2006 Isis Publishing Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Gwynne Roberts on 02-07-14

Narrator pronunciation

Where does The Double Tap rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is pure Stephen Leather

What other book might you compare The Double Tap to, and why?

Similar to The Long Shot which is the first of the two Mike Cramer stories with multiple related strands

Which character – as performed by Martyn Read – was your favourite?

Mike Cramer

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Apart from the thought of listening for 17 hours, yes it was hard to take a break

Any additional comments?

The only irritation to the otherwise skilful narration was Martyn Read's pronunciation of Quantico as Kwanteeeco rather than KWONtico (like Americans) and Miami as Meeami rather than My-ami.
The latter is from a native Indian word and Americans pronounce it My-ami.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Anthony Smith on 31-05-14

Appalling narrator

I am an avid audible fan and have enjoyed several Stephen Leather stories narrated by Paul Thornley. This narration by Martyn Read was so bad I couldn't carry on listening. It was his attempt at an Irish or American accent which really grated - a great shame because it might have been a good story.

If you're looking through the list of Stephen Leather stories don't choose one read by Maryn Read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Dustin H on 22-01-18

great read

This is a good story. original in its own. very surprised at the depth of multiple characters

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