Four years later, Jack is free, and he wants out of the game, but his boss won't let him go. Forced to take on one last job to make amends for what landed him in prison, he travels to the small town of Rockland Cove, Maine.
There, he not only discovers that the target and money have disappeared; he finds himself falling for a damaged woman and befriending an unruly son left behind.
Under mounting pressure from his boss and local police - as well as the ghosts of his past - he must unravel the mystery and decide where his loyalties lie...before it's too late.
This is a full standalone novel with a complete ending.
Enjoy all 10 books in the Jack Winchester series:
The Debt Collector
Debt Collector: Vengeance
Debt Collector: Reborn
Debt Collector: Hard to Kill
Debt Collector: Angel of Death
Debt Collector: Prey
Debt Collector: Narc
Debt Collector: Hard Time
Debt Collector: Her Last Breath
Debt Collector: Trail of the Zodiac
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By Norma Miles on 03-04-18
Seems trouble has a way of following you, son.
As the very fulsome synopsis details, Jack Winchester belongs to the mob.He joined as a boy when the chase was an adventure, be it running away or following someone. He was a killer, the assassin without conscience except for one rule: no women or children. But twenty years on and four years in prison Jack wants the impossible - to get out.
Just one more job, the boss tells him. But he knows it's a lie. But to keep his mentally handicapped sister safe, one more job it is. And it is even worse than he expected; not just a swift in and out as he'd hoped because the target and the money are both missing, leaving behind a woman and her child.
This is a slow paced but intense mystery thriller and, yes, also a romance but very low key. Reasonably well written, the character of Jack, like the story, developes slowly leading up to a cresendo of violent twists. The reading is also slowpaced and steady with excellent intonation, the narrator Alan Gold really setting the scene for Jack. His warm rich voice seems to echo Jack's personality, and follows the text with understanding plus the different characters voices are easily distinguishable. However, a slight gap between scenarios within the same chapter would have helped move on the listener with less of a jolt.
An enjoyable book, if not totally original in concept, but well worth reading none the less. My thanks to the rights holder who freely gifted me a complimentary copy of the Debt Collector, at my request, via Audiobook Boom. It was refreshing to read a thriller with plentiful action without too much blow by blow violence (though there is some, naturally) but relying instead on a building of tension. I look forward to the second book in this series to see just how Winchester's hoped for new future will evolve.
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By shelley on 14-07-18
New Audible series- RECOMMENDED!
This book is very well written, fast paced and a believable suspense story. The first book in the Jack Winchester series, I will certainly be listening to more of these.
The publisher's summary is excellent but I think almost gives away too much information. I don't want to spoil this book for anyone by elaborating anymore.
The main protagonist is one of those good bad guys. He's the kind of guy you know you shouldn't like but find yourself rooting for him anyway!
Narration by Adam Gold is spot on! Couldn't have found a better narrator for this book.
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By Wayne on 15-07-18
The Debt Collector/Jack Winchester series, Book 1
During the last three years author Jon Mills has released ten short novels in this excellent suspense mystery/thriller series mostly in ebook format. The Kindle versions are priced at $2.99 or $3.99 each and are cost free to borrow with Kindle Unlimited. He begun to release the audiobook versions earlier this year and is releasing them at the rate of one per month. While Book 1 in audio format of the Jack Winchester series is priced reasonably for Kindle Unlimited members, in my opinion the other novels in the series are overpriced at one credit or $14 each; that is simply too much for novels that average 5.5 hours in length. As much as I enjoyed THE DEBT COLLECTOR -1 I am unwilling to pay the excessive price for the audio format novels. That is the same price I pay for much longer novels by established authors like Mark Greaney, Ben Coes, Karin Slaughter, Daniel Silva, Brett Battles, Brad Thor, Brad Taylor, Louise Penny, etc.
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