• Title: A Promise to Kill
  • Author: Erik Storey
  • ISBN: 9781501124181
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Promise to Kill From the author dubbed by Jeffery Deaver a born storyteller whose first novel Nothing Short of Dying was hailed as exceptional a rollercoaster read and adrenaline fueled by publications on both side
    From the author dubbed by Jeffery Deaver a born storyteller whose first novel Nothing Short of Dying was hailed as exceptional, a rollercoaster read, and adrenaline fueled by publications on both sides of the Atlantic, this is Erik Storey s next entry into the Clyde Barr series, a locomotive paced brawler that has its hero teaming with besieged members of a NativeFrom the author dubbed by Jeffery Deaver a born storyteller whose first novel Nothing Short of Dying was hailed as exceptional, a rollercoaster read, and adrenaline fueled by publications on both sides of the Atlantic, this is Erik Storey s next entry into the Clyde Barr series, a locomotive paced brawler that has its hero teaming with besieged members of a Native American reservation to thwart outlaw bikers who re putting hundreds of thousands of lives at risk.Clyde Barr, the drifter with lethal skills, is alone again, wandering the highways of the American West in search of something to believe in As summer turns to autumn, he trades his car for a horse and heads for the mountains, planning to clear his head and regain his edge with some hunting But when he runs across an elderly sick man a Ute Indian from a nearby reservation Clyde s dream of solitude is quickly dashed.On the reservation, Clyde finds the old man s daughter, Lawana, and grandson, Taylor, as well as a group of menacing bikers called Reapers running wild in the economically depressed, half abandoned village Gripped by the desire to do good in a hard world, Clyde offers to stay on Lawana s ranch to help out until her father is released from the hospital He controls himself around the bikers, even when he sees them harass a few Native American women but when the Reapers attack a local boy Clyde has to do something As tensions rise between the locals and the Reapers, Clyde s efforts to protect the reservation become a fight for his, Lawana s, and Taylor s lives And then the stakes ratchet up even .In the remote Utah desert, surrounded by enemies, with no law enforcement presence, and with communication effectively cut off, Clyde must find a way to save his new friends, defeat the gang, and, hopefully, escape with his own skin intact The Uprising is an edge of the seat thriller, pushing its no hold barred hero to new levels of improvisation and bare knuckled blunt force.

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    1. This is the first one that I have read of this series, but it is fine as a standalone as the backstory to Clyde Barr is provided. This is an adrenaline fuelled book with Clyde in the Jack Reacher tradition of the loner, with a traumatic backstory, unable to settle, full of empty spaces that have him restless in search of remote landscapes, and driven by the need to keep moving. Here he is in the Utah desert, finding an elderly native man in need of urgent medical help. Clyde takes him to a clini [...]

    2. I'd rate this between 3.5 and 4 stars.If you like your thrillers heavy on action and a little lighter on plot, check out A Promise to Kill, the second book in Erik Storey's series featuring mercenary-turned-drifter Clyde Barr. Storey knows how to write some great action scenes, and this book has lots of fighting, battles between good guys and bad, situations in which a female character saves the day (just like real life, more often than not), and even a little terrorism.Clyde Barr is a solitary [...]

    3. Did not finish. Lots of action without much plot in the first 1/3, followed by silly plotting and pointless dialogue. Shallow, clichéd characters. Ugh.Notes:31.0% ". Not really what I'm looking for. "Gung-Ho" comes to mind. The prose is easy and familiar, without too much cliché." 39.0% ". or, they could easily wreck what's in the big truck; end of story." 54.0% ". lots of blather and pointless dialogue to fill pages. And I don't care about any of the characters. Im done."

    4. This is the second novel by Erik Storey involving the Nomadic character Clyde Barr. Barr has roamed westward and finds himself coming across a fallen ill, elderly Ute Native. the new adventure starts as Barr tries to do the right thing and get the elderly man to medical help. Trouble soon starts when Barr encounters the Reapers, a violent motorcycle gang that has seemed to take over the area for a yet unknown reason. To find the help the man needs, Barr postpones a confrontation with the Reapers [...]

    5. Clyde Barr is another drifter protagonist created by Erik Storey. This is the second book of the series which pits Barr against people and/or groups that take advantage of their the weak. For some reason, I didn't get into the first book, “Nothing Short of Dying,” but I enjoyed this one. Even though Barr seeks solitude, he becomes involved with a Ute Indian, who needs his help. This leads to engagement with a biker group that is taking over the reservation. The action is sometimes bloody and [...]

    6. The second appearance of Clyde Barr once again finds him jumping to the assistance of underdogs and a damsel in distress. Wandering the Utah wilderness with his horse and a mule, Clyde doesn't anticipate that rescuing an elderly Ute from a heart attack along a rural road will dump him into the middle of a terrorist plot targeting millions of people in the western states. But he soon enlists some of the Ute "warriors" and foils Iranian mischief and a whole gang of violent bikers who have taken ov [...]

    7. A Promise to Kill is the second Clyde Barr novel by Erik Storey and is turning into one of the best new thriller series of the last few years. Clyde Barr is a low-tech loner whose skills have been honed in hotspots around the world, from Africa to South America to Mexican prisons. He finds himself drifting across the mountains and remote areas of the Western United States when he stumbles across an old man, Bud Nicholas, who has had a heart attack in a remote area of the Ute reservation in Utah. [...]

    8. Erik Storey returnsfollowing his debut hit,Nothing Short of Dying (2016)—where the talented new author introduced readers and new fans to the unlikely hero, Clyde Barr. In this highly anticipated follow-up, A PROMISE TO KILL,Barr returns, better than ever! An action-packed, intense, adventurewhere life is anything but simple for Barr. Trouble seems to find Barr no matter how many times life attempts to pull him down. He comes up swinging.Storey has createdan edgy tough main character with stro [...]

    9. A Promise to Kill is the second Clyde Barr novel by Erik Storey. Erik Storey has created a fascinating character in Clyde Barr who is a little like my favorite hero Jack Reacher.Clyde Barr is a rough and tough outdoorsman who has been around the block a few times. A former mercenary who worked all over Africa and Latin America, Clyde just wants to live off the land and have a peaceful life but trouble keeps finding him. Clyde is working on a ranch in a Ute community in desolate area of the Four [...]

    10. If you haven't read any Clyde Barr your missing out. Nothing Short of Dying is #1 in the series and this is #2. Clyde thinks that he is going to be able to just mind his own business and do his own thing. But for Clyde as he knows that never works out. It all starts out by Clyde trying to help a man in distress and what happens next sets off a chain of events that he could have never foreseen. Next thing you know he's battling for a whole distressed community of people. Between The Reapers (bike [...]

    11. Be warned up front that this is more graphically violent than the Jack Reacher novels, although it is written with the same spirit and thoughts. Barr takes on a lot in this installment in the series- but you can't expect him not to. I liked the setting, I liked Lawana, thought the bikers and terrorists were entirely plausible, and generally found it to be a fast, action packed read. This, like the first book, would make a good movie. The characters are well if briefly drawn, there are some surpr [...]

    12. Another action-packed, off-the-rails ride from Erik Storey. Like Nothing Short of Dying, which introduces Clyde Barr, A Promise to Kill is a fast-paced, quick read for fans of thrillers with an edge.

    13. This is the second book in the series featuring drifter and former gun for hire and prisoner Clyde Barr. He’s slowly wandering his way through the American wilderness in search of solitude, perhaps needing it more than ever after recent events. It’s not to be though because Clyde first finds himself helping a Ute Native American man and then offering to stay and work on the family farm while he’s in hospital. The farm is part of a reservation which is currently in trouble – it’s been t [...]

    14. ARC received from: NetgalleyRating: ★★★★½One-Sentence Summary: Barr + Native Americans Vs Bikers + TerroristsReview: Like so many films and TV shows nowadays, this is one of those books where you just have to suspend reality in order to get maximum enjoyment.Likelihood of a hostage situation in small town America: Very small (hopefully). Does it make an interesting read? Darn right it does and probably a very good film to boot!Clyde Barr is one of those Jack Reacher-type characters that [...]

    15. A Promise To KillMysterious Book Report No. 311by John Dwaine McKennaThis is part 2 of our introduction to an exciting new hero in crime fiction named Clyde Barr. He’s the altruistic world traveler, the sometimes mercenary war fighter, and a man who’s always on the side of the underdog. He’s the creation of author Erik Storey, a writer who displays many of his character’s attributes. Storey’s worked at times, as a wilderness guide, dog sled musher and a hunter, as well as a ranch hand [...]

    16. from my interview with the authormysterypeople.wordpress/2excerpt:"Erik Storey has done it again: He’s written a book with so much action and excitement that one doesn’t need coffee or caffeine to stay alert – this book’s got enough adrenaline to make such things unnecessary.Erik let me interview for his first book, Nothing Short of Dying, which was published on this blog Along with others I was shocked that his debut novel could be so good, so exciting, so tight.The same is true for his [...]

    17. This thriller was unique to me. Different setting and characters then I would normally pick up, but did after referral by The Real Book Spy.The story is set in a small village of Utes who's town is overrun by a biker gang known as the Reapers. Trouble ensues, and The Protagonist Clyde Barr finds himself in the thick of the trouble even though he was just riding through town, after saving a Rancher from a heart attack.Clyde seems to thrive on trouble and likes the action and fighting, but that's [...]

    18. Why is it that movies have action figures like Bruce Lee and books have action figures like Jack Reacher or Clyde Barr? Can our imaginations that evolve from the written word only create images of action heroes that stand over six feet, have large hands, hard elbows, wear rough shod boots and a multitude of scars? Be that what it may. Welcome Clyde Barr. True this is the second back about Clyde, but it is my first introduction. I like this loner and hope that in stories to come he can begin to f [...]

    19. A thriller with lots of action, taking place in Utah in Ute territory, involving current fears of risks, both real and potential. The first book in the series was praised by Lee Child so I quickly read it, both to fill in the back story to this volume and to see if there is progress in the author's writing. I see possibly some more refinement in this second book. Not in the same class yet in my opinion, although these two do take place somewhat in the same geographic area, vs Jack Reacher is alw [...]

    20. I got three quarters of the way through this book before giving up. this is to much like the Jack Reacher series. I read several of those books before giving up on that series. If you enjoy Lee Child, you will enjoy this book.

    21. It's the second book in the series, but a stand alone story all the same. If you like Jack Reacher, you should enjoy this - another lone hero up against a heap of baddies. I enjoyed the setting and the characters and there's certainly plenty of action. Would make a good movie.

    22. Great read, action from the onset, but still manages to capture the small details that make a good story and the nuances of the area well.

    23. Good story, fast paced. Very like Jack Reacher books, possibly too much so, but worth a read if you're a Reacher fan.

    24. Really good. This is Erik Storey's 2nd novel. I like how he writes, a lot of action. Although I think this one was a little too violent-but it had a happy ending(I like happy endings!).

    25. Really intense read, once the action starts it just goes non stop till the finish. I've reserved the first book of this series and am looking forward to it.

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