BLOWN #2020

BLOWN By Chuck Barrett BLOWN Gregg Kaplan is not an ordinary man but a man with special skills courtesy of the United States Government His assignment is to stay off the grid when he innocently stumbles into a blown witness pro
  • Title: BLOWN
  • Author: Chuck Barrett
  • ISBN: 9780988506169
  • Page: 140
  • Format: Paperback
  • BLOWN By Chuck Barrett Gregg Kaplan is not an ordinary man, but a man with special skills, courtesy of the United States Government.His assignment is to stay off the grid when he innocently stumbles into a blown witness protection detail in Little Rock, Arkansas He simply could not walk away from the impending mayhem.After the dust settles, a mortally wounded Deputy U.S Marshal makes him promiGregg Kaplan is not an ordinary man, but a man with special skills, courtesy of the United States Government.His assignment is to stay off the grid when he innocently stumbles into a blown witness protection detail in Little Rock, Arkansas He simply could not walk away from the impending mayhem.After the dust settles, a mortally wounded Deputy U.S Marshal makes him promise to personally deliver the witness to a U.S Marshals Service safe site.Not just a promise, an oath A pledge between ex Army Delta Force comrades.A trust that could not be broken Once in, never out.Kaplan soon suspects the witness he vowed to protect has secrets of his own secrets that go beyond his testimony for the U.S government When he discovers the witness is being tracked, Kaplan teams with a WitSec Deputy U.S Marshal assigned to recover the witness, but soon realizes some merciless people are dead set on preventing the witness from reaching the safe site.But the witness has a hidden agenda of his own One that could cost Kaplan his life.
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    About "Chuck Barrett"

    1. Chuck Barrett

      Award winning author of the Jake Pendleton series Breach of Power, The Toymaker, The Savannah Project, and his latest 2016 release, DISRUPTION, as well as his 2015 award winning blockbuster, BLOWN, the first book in his new Gregg Kaplan series Chuck Barrett also speaks and conducts workshops at book festivals, book clubs, reading groups, writers conferences, and writers groups Some of his topics include Nuts Bolts of Self Publishing based on his book Publishing Unchained An Off Beat Guide to Independent Publishing as well as, Blueprint for a Successful Book Launch, Getting from Idea to Finished Manuscript, Mysteries Thrillers Fact or Fiction, Has marketing Become a 4 Letter Word and Adding the What if in Storytelling Barrett also teaches classes at two Fort Collins colleges, The Craft of Writing Bestselling Novels, at Front Range Community College Colorado State University and Nuts Bolts of Self Publishing at Front Range Community College.Barrett is a graduate of Auburn University and a retired air traffic controller He also holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate, Flight Instructor Certificate, and a Dive Master rating He enjoys fly fishing, hiking, and most things outdoors He and his wife, DJ Steele also an author , currently reside in Colorado.To schedule Chuck to speak at your event, contact him directly at chuck chuckbarrettbooksAwards BLOWN2016 Writers Digest Self Published Book Awards Breach of PowerWinner of the 2013 Indie Excellence Award in Political Thrillers.Finalist in the 2013 International Book Awards Thriller Adventure category The ToymakerFinalist in the 2013 International Book Awards Thriller Adventure Mystery Suspense categories The Savannah ProjectFinalist in the 2011 International Book Awards Thriller Adventure category.Second Place in the 2011 Reviewers Choice Awards Mystery Thriller Suspense Horror category.Honorable Mention in the 2011 ForeWord Reviews Book Of The Year Awards Thriller Suspense category.

    498 thoughts on “BLOWN”

    1. First, buy this book But before you turn to the first page, find a comfortable spot Settle in Because once you start reading, you won t want to stop.Blown is nonstop action We re running, chasing, dodging bullets, throwing punches, dangling from cliffs, and burning from the heat of it all We have twists that threaten to derail us This book is pure adrenaline The important thing, for me, is we aren t given excess action at the expense of character development Within all the chaos, we have people [...]



    2. Originally posted at The Bookaholic CatBLOWN is the first audio book in the Gregg Kaplan series by Chuck Barrett and it s narrated by Marc Vietor.Lately I ve been in the thriller mood when I read the very explicit blurb for this audiobook I thought I have found a perfect listen, but soon after I started this audiobook I started to have problems with it First, the story is told by many different POVs and every time there was a change of character I was lost I had to go back and re listen 20 secon [...]


    3. I absolutely LOVED this book It is very fast paced and grabbed my attention from the very first page and kept it until the very last page Complex characters in a sophisticated plot that rivals the best of Lee Child or Brad Thor I found that I couldn t put the book down, and then once I finished it, I was sorry it was over I don t know if this is the beginning of a series or not, but I really hope it is I loved the unlikely partnership of Kaplan and Moss This is a must read for thriller fans and [...]


    4. I was literally blown away After an unexpected gunfight, Gregg Kaplan gets involved with a witness from the Witness Security Program and from there, the action never stopped.Greg Kaplan ain t no ordinary guy He s a badass with a heart riding a Harley Davidson Fat Boy The twist and turns will shock the readers in the most surprising way Kaplan is the kind of man you would want to lead your security Kaplan s character is hardcore, powerful and a force to reckon with.From one great plot to another [...]


    5. Blown eBook was published in 2015 and was written by Chuck Barrett chuckbarrettbooks Mr Barrett has published four fiction and one non fiction novel I obtained a galley of this novel for review through netgalley I would categorize this novel as R as there are instances of Violence This Mystery Thriller novel is set in various locations across the easter United States The primary characters are Gregg Kaplan, a former special forces soldier now doing contract work for the US government, and Pete M [...]


    6. First in a new series by Chuck Barrett, this involves a covert intelligence agent government assassin in the wrong place at the right time, saving a man from a hit squad in a restaurant and making a promise to his Marshals bodyguard to deliver him to safety From there everyone good, bad, and indifferent is after him and his charge, who isn t as meek as he comes across So at its simplest it s a chase story, though as it goes on there are other elements added to the plot.I can t stand watching mos [...]


    7. If you re looking for a good action thriller then this book is what you re looking for.A very dangerous man, searching for answers, stops to have breakfast in a place he shouldn t be, and walks into a situation that will alter the course of several people s lives.A group with everything to lose is hunting down a rat The rat just happens to be in the custody of the US Marshalls sitting down for breakfast in a tiny little town on his way to a new identity.The men have specific orders The rat must [...]


    8. Thanks to netgalley, Chuck Barrett and Switchback Press What an awesome read, Kaplan s badass makes Reacher look tame and loved the action filled fast pace Has some of the best chase writing in it a Harley Davidson Fat Boy verse a Police loaded Crown Victoria, that same Harley verse a helicopter, a Jeep Wrangler verse that same Crown Victoria and end up with a Mercedes Benz verse a Buick Lacrosse Blown has it all a CIA agent off the grid, the US Marshals series, the FBI, various Sheriff Depts, v [...]


    9. ARC provided by NetgalleyBlown starts with a bang, a shootout at a restaurant in Little Rock, and doesn t stop Everyone it would appear is trying to kill capture the witness Tony and it turns out Kaplan.Murphy s Law seems to follow Kaplan as well For every time he gets himself and Tony out of danger even trouble seems to show up The ever present promise the author seems to believe the reader should be reminded of often seems to conflict with Kaplan s better judgement and training.Essentially th [...]


    10. Once in, never out Delta Force mantraGregg Kaplan officially he wasn t there, wasn t even in the country He should have listened to his intuition as he entered the restaurant in Little Rock, Arkansas and got got back on his Harley Fat Boy and drove away Instead he gets caught in the middle of a gunfight and ends up promising a dying U.S Marshall who also happens to be ex Delta Force that he ll get his witness from the Witness Security Program, Tony Q, to a WITSEC safe house He had NO idea what t [...]


    11. I would like to thank Switchback Press and NetGalley for providing me with an electronic copy to review Gregg Kaplan, former Special Forces but now a civilian worker for the Government, finds himself in the middle of a blown witness protection detail at a restaurant Feeling obligated due to the dying wish of the WitSec deputy, Kaplan has no choice but to protect the witness WitSec seems to be no longer safe because of an obvious leak, so Kaplan attempts to go off the grid to get the witness to s [...]


    12. Blown is a military thriller mystery adventure with sexy and dangerous Gregg Kaplan.Mobsters, assassins, good guy, bad guys and her.Gregg Kaplan was a Special Forces assassin, but now he works on the civilian side of government He had to find her He had four hours But something happened and his cover is Blown.He had made Tony, Senior Inspector Moss of the Marshal s Service,a promise A promise is a promise and he would deliver the man to WitSec, no matter what.I quickly became enad of Kaplan and [...]


    13. This book starts off with a bang, an intense chase, and then it doesn t slow down for the rest of the book Chuck Barrett has written an action packed, pulse pounding thriller The story is original, and thee are a few twists and turns thrown in to keep you guessing Barrett does a good job of keeping things simple You don t feel weighed down with mundane details or dialogue, so the book never seems to drag There are a few different plots to focus on, but the characters are developed in such a way [...]


    14. A kick butt and take names action story U.S Marshals, FBI, CIA and numerous other law enforcement agencies with all their huffing and puffing, bluster and bluffing and squabbling over who has the right of way Add in one ex special forces character, one assassin and the mobster criminal element With the mobsters seeking to eliminate a witness protection person, the shootouts and multi state car chases provide endless action The witness has his own devious agenda which adds to the treachery and th [...]


    15. This is the debut of Chuck Barrett s new military thriller series featuring Gregg Kaplan as a former Special Forces assassin who is now a civilian working for the government He makes a promise to find a a WITSEC witness to a fatally wounded Deputy U.S Marshall who is also ex Army Special Forces and he only has four hours to find her and get her to another Marshall at a safe house This is a perfect thriller, lots of action and plot twists that blew me away because they were so unexpected Nothing [...]


    16. Wow What a great story Blown was discovered to be very interesting from the first page Exciting, suspenseful, with characters that kept me wondering what would happen next BLOWN provided a good look into the world of WITSEC and the life of former a Delta Forces ghost and his dedication to doing the right thing Reading the story almost straight thru once I began reading as it was almost impossible to lay aside If you want to be led on a journey of action and adventure, interesting characters, fas [...]


    17. Chuck knows his stuff when it comes to writing thrillers Blown was full of realistic action, intrigue, and overlapping story lines that keep the reader guessing Varying locations are set in just enough rich detail making it obvious the author did his research and the prose moves quickly and easily from one scene to the next, the tone very fitting for characters involved From the first page you feel like you re in the hands of an author at home in the genre, and you can just sit back and enjoy.


    18. This book was a perfect vacation read, action from start to finish Gregg Kaplan has a Mitch Rapp feel and that is also a good thing The side characters are pretty cool too a mobster sort of bad guy, a U.S Marshall and an assassin round out a motley crew The story is in high gear from page one and there is no let up anywhere along the way A perfect e book for a long airplane ride.


    19. This was a great book with great characters, not as good as my all time favorites, Harry Bosch and Mitch Rapp, but I enjoyed it Even though it introduced several players, and flip flopped back in forth in time, I was able to follow I can recommend it highly.


    20. Loved it I loved this book Lots of action, twists and turns I few not quite believable plot points but what story doesn t have those Will definitely be looking forward to book 2.


    21. Very fast moving and surprises galoreThe hero s character is very believable I ride a motorcycle, so enjoyed that part of the book A big surprise near the end I m looking forward to getting book 2 in the Greg Kaplan series.



    22. I enjoyed this author, if you like Clive Cussler,James Patterson, you will enjoy I would say a book you can t put down, but that is all books for me


    23. This is not my usually genre but I really enjoyed this It was fast paced, kept you guessing and had engaging characters.


    24. Loved Blown Intriguing, timely and big action which pleased me by beginning early I plan to read of this talented author ,


    25. Blown reviewBlown is a fast paced action adventure that is the first book in the Gregg Kaplan series written by author Chuck Barrett.


    26. This was my first introduction to Chuck Barrett s writing I enjoyed this book immensely and would highly recommend it


    27. Great story I really enjoyed the characters that the author has created here I also liked the story, plots, twists, action, and setting Looking forward to the next Kaplan book


    28. It could have ended in than one place, but it was still a good read I m thinking I like Kaplan and may look for .


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