Sara's Review: Winner Takes All (Dylan Hunter #3) by Robert Bidinotto
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Audible Studios
NARRATOR: Conor Hall RELEASED: May 1, 2018 GENRE: MYSTERY, THRILLER, SUSPENSE LENGTH: 18 hours and 27 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
A MURDEROUS CONSPIRACY FOR ULTIMATE POLITICAL POWER
Engage to be married, mysterious journalist Dylan Hunter and CIA officer Annie Woods are eager to put their violent past behind them, for good.
But then an investigative reporter is mysteriously murdered. An idealistic presidential candidate is targeted for destruction. And a horrific day of unspeakable terrorism rocks Washington, D.C.
Soon, Dylan’s investigation puts him in the cross hairs of a power-hungry billionaire and a cold-blooded assassin. A deadly conspiracy of spies and traitors aims to install their puppet in the White House. And these predators will do the unthinkable to bring America under their total control.
The stakes — political and personal — couldn’t be higher. Because to stop them, Dylan Hunter must make an irrevocable choice. It’s a decision that will, finally and forever, seal his fate . . . including his future with the woman he adores. But for now, only one thing is certain:
In the tidal wave of political violence on the blood-soaked streets of Washington, D.C., the final outcome will be . . .
...WINNER TAKES ALL FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
I never thought I would love a political thriller as much as I loved Winner takes all, but I do. Bidinotto has taken a genre that I usually would not touch and gave it teeth. You can read this as a standalone however I would not recommend it. There are many characters that are introduced in the first book Hunter and all of their backstories. Not to mention all of the nuances that make Dylan Hunter started in book one. Bidinotto is a master storyteller, and his characters have continued to grow as the series has evolved. I started this series in audiobook, and I have continued it that way. Conor Hall was once again fantastic. I don’t understand why he hasn’t done more work in audiobooks. His range of voices is beyond any other narrator I’ve encountered. He is truly phenomenal. Winner Take All, is gritty, fast-paced, steeped in mystery and intrigue and so loaded with action the story never stops. I am giving it 5 Boundless Stars; I can’t wait for the next installment!