Reckless (Ty Hauck Series #3)

Reckless (Ty Hauck Series #3)

by Andrew Gross

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Overview

Reckless is a sexy-as-hell thriller and Andrew Gross’s best.”
 —James Patterson

 

“Fantastic….An automatic must read for lovers of fast, topical, can’t-put-it-down thrillers.”
—Lee Child

“Bold, brainy and chilling, you won’t be able to put this book down.”
 —Linda Fairstein

 

#1 New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross soars to breathtaking new heights with Reckless—as investigator Ty Hauck, hero of The Dark Tide and Don’t Look Twice,  follows the threads of a brutal murder of a Connecticut family into the heart of a terrifying conspiracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061656019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/22/2011
Series: Ty Hauck Series , #3
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 371,038
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Andrew Gross is the author of the New York Times and international bestsellers Everything to Lose, No Way Back, 15 Seconds, Eyes Wide Open, Reckless, Don't Look Back, The Dark Tide, and The Blue Zone. He is also coauthor of five number one bestsellers with James Patterson, including Judge & Jury and Lifeguard. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

What People are Saying About This

James Patterson

Reckless is a sexy-as-hell thriller and Andrew Gross’s best.”

Lee Child

“I think this book is fantastic—it has all the obvious virtues plus that elusive X-factor that really made me resent the times I had to put it down. It’s Andrew Gross’s best yet.”

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Reckless 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
CBH More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Andrew Gross's books and I find it hard to say which is the best. I realize writers are supposed to give us better writing as time goes on but Andrew Gross has consistently given us great books since his first book. "Reckless" features Ty Hauck as he changes his vocation to a financial firm having decided he wanted to try something other than police work. Reckless is also very much up-to-date regarding the world financial situation with many banks and large financial institutions having loads of troubles causing some to close their doors and others to absorb huge losses. Were these loses caused strictly by the economy or were they "helped" by some rigging of stocks and other assets? When several break-ins occurred with murders in each one, some became suspicious that the break-ins were not really that but were deliberately acted out to get rid of the financial people in those houses. The police were accepting the killings as normal high-class neighborhood robberies with things gone bad causing the killings. One of those killed had been a very close friend of Ty Hauck's several years ago and he started questioning the killings as he wondered why was this woman killed? Merrill Simons was a well-known socialite who had just gotten a divorce from Peter Simons who was Chairman of Reynolds Reid, one of the largest Wall Street financial corporations. Merrill is now in love with Dani Thibault, who was a well-known financial player in many areas of the world. Merrill met Dani and was charmed by him so much that she fell hook, line, and sinker for him. But after being with him for some time she became suspicious of this "perfect" man. She went to the Talon Group, Haucks's employer, and asked if they could help her obtain information about Dani, thus bringing Ty Hauck into the case. Ty had spent many years on police forces from bottom to top and he missed police work but he also enjoyed his position with Talon. When he was called into a meeting and introduced to Merrill, he was requested to help her out in finding information about Dani so she could put her fears behind. What comes next takes Hauck around the world to check all the information about Dani's past employment, bogus names, crooked deals, and much more. This information opens a broad investigation not only about Dani but also his past cohorts and present contacts. "Reckless" delves into the world finances and those that control them. While some of us might think some of these manipulations exist in our present world, after reading Reckless your eyes and mind will be opened quite a bit as to the many questionable things we hear about in our news today. A terrific fast moving story. Andrew, you have done it again with a terrific suspense story.
disney12 More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. The suspense and changing of events was very well written. I was very said when book endeed. You wanteed it to continue! loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good read. The Ty Hauck trilogy is great overall. Highly recommend.
dhaupt More than 1 year ago
A murder in a quiet neighborhood in Greenwich gives ex-Greenwich cop Ty Hauck pause when he discovers that one of the victims was an old friend. Now he's up against some pretty heavy hitters as the plot thickens. He teams up with desk jockey Dept. of Treasury Fed Naomi Blum who discovers a plot that threatens to destroy the US economy and as they travel farther out of their comfort zone and across the globe the threat escalates and pretty soon they find themselves in the crosshairs. Andrew Gross is no stranger to hard hitting crime thrillers as he shows in his first two explosive novels staring Ty Hauck, his plots always amaze me how he takes something contemporary and spins it to use in a crime spree. His dialogue is to the point and direct without being blunt, it's descriptive without being overly wordy and yet it's effect on readers is visually stimulating. His characters are fresh and alive well developed and three dimensional this is never more apparent than in his protagonist Ty Hauck who's life we learn a little more about with each episode and we unwrap his many layers. His supporting characters are equally entertaining and use their time well to add to the story. The villains are truly the worst sort that humanity has to offer, and as their crimes become apparent you wish the worst on them with every page you turn. Get ready for the biggest, meanest, highest roller coaster ride of this summer, get ready for action, adventure, suspense and just a touch of romance. Get ready for a nail biting, stomach churning, edge of your seat page turner. Get ready for your next MUST READ - RECKLESS!
KenCady More than 1 year ago
That would be a pretty short book, wouldn't it? Here Andrew Gross, in his follow-up to the excellent Don't Look Twice tries to bring us in on financial scandal, you know, the kind that is ripping the headlines these past few months. He would have us believe that the top leaders of our financial system, would engage in skull-duggery to undermine out system for their own financial profit. This far-fetched scenario makes it hard to accept all that happens in Reckless, but Gross does a good job of creating some bad guys, a few heroes, and certain amounts of action and even violence along the way. The book is a little clunky at times, and the financial schemes are, by their nature, complicated, but by the end the reader realizes that not all bankers are our friends, and some of them have even infiltrated government to pursue their own interests against ours from within. If it weren't for honest firms like Goldman Sachs, why, I might even be worried for the state of our country.
LivelyLady on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An ex-policeman working in a private financial firm becomes involved in the investigation of two prominent banking heads who are killed. His investigation gets him involved with the US government and takes his chase around the world. So very good. Grabs you from the start. So typical Andrew Gross!
pandareads on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don't normally pick up books like this, I have to be in a rare mood to read a thriller, but something about the Goodreads description intrigued me to enter the giveaway and lo and behold, I won. This book is apparently third in a series, but that fact had no impact on the storyline at all. It read like it's own, independent novel and it was a nice change of pace from what I have been reading lately.When a friend from investigator Ty Hauck's past is murdered, he finds himself trying to solve the case and is thus drawn into a much larger mystery involving the collapse of the economy. Together with government agent Naomi Blum he travels the world to find out once and for all what's going on and to bring justice to his deceased friend.The plot line was intricate and could be seen from several different points of views of various characters. It read like a movie and was definitely a page-turner right through the bitter end. Just when you think things are winding down -BAM!- they're not and I loved that. What's more, you can tell Gross is a student of James Patterson because of the chapter length. I love short chapters, they really keep a novel moving in my opinion. Overall, glad to have won and read it.
delphimo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have never read a novel by Andrew Gross, but have enjoyed Gross's joint ventures in writing with James Patterson. Gross and Patterson both employ the short chapter that tricks a reader into completing another chapter. Both men utilize a range of characters and settings that force the reader to continue reading just to discover what is happening. This novel centers on a worldwide plot to topple the financial world that reeks of reality. Has the world become like King Midas who never has enough power and wealth? As usual, both Patterson and Gross write a fast paced novel that demands that the reader stop and think about the world's corrupt practices.
kraaivrouw on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Andrew Gross has had a seven-year partnership with James Patterson and it shows. I'm mixed about James Patterson who I thought wrote some great books early in his career - the first Alex Cross books were truly outstanding thrillers - and then became, quite frankly, a hack spewing out indifferent thrillers back-to-back. Andrew Gross has benefited in a sense from both sides of this equation - he's definitely learned the elements of a successful thriller and he's definitely learned to spew out the formula. You can probably guess that I'm not impressed with the latter half of the equation.I read a lot of thrillers and many of them are very good. Sure, they follow a formula, but the best ones go beyond that to deliver both plot and characters that make you want to keep turning the pages. Unfortunately for me this just didn't deliver anything beyond the average. The plot premise was definitely interesting: What if the recent economic crisis was actually evidence of a complex terrorist action targeting the financial sector? It's an idea with a lot of promise - a sort of Law and Order ripped from the headlines kind of thing (and I do love Law and Order).Where the problems come is in the characters who are pretty lackluster and typical. Yes, yes, the intrepid hero is intrepid and, well, heroic. Yes, yes, the government agent is female, skinny, and model-beautiful - can you see the TV mini-series being cast? If the book was skewed more towards the female agent, it'd be on Lifetime, but since it's skewed towards the intrepid hero think FX.Don't get me wrong, this was fairly entertaining, but not entertaining enough to keep me up reading and that's the minimum requirement for me to think it was a great thriller.
miyurose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This wasn¿t too bad. You can definitely tell Gross is a student of James Patterson¿s method, because the book is filled with short and punchy chapters. He¿s done a good job capitalizing on the current economic climate, showing us a worst-case scenario, of sorts. Unfortunately, financial storylines tend to make my brain shut off, so I should have known that I wouldn¿t love this. The good thing is, I was able to follow what was going on enough to get it. Hauck isn¿t a bad character ¿ he¿s one of those guys that just can¿t leave well enough alone. I kept expecting more of a romantic interlude with Naomi, based on the way he described and reacted to her, and that colored my opinion of him a bit. After all, he has a girlfriend at home. That line is never crossed, but I¿d be surprised if this is the last you see of Naomi Blum. Speaking of surprises, I wasn¿t surprised by any of the twists, even the final one about Ty¿s true connection to April. Frankly, it was obvious almost from the start.
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If you like alot of characters and alot useless info on the srock market this is the book for you
heidiliz More than 1 year ago
This was a fast pace, exciting read! You have to pay attention to every detail or you could loose something.  I loved this book and honestly, this is the first book that I could re-read down the road and enjoy it just as much.  I really makes you think about how corrupt people can be.  I recommend anything by Andrew Gross, you will not be disappointed!
LaloF More than 1 year ago
Once you start reading, its going to be hard to put the book down. The series is great and I hope A. Gross continues publishing it. I've only been reading for about a year and its books like this one that are keeping me reading. Retired, in Texas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With 389 pages it was a story that pulled u in. What was going on with the story didnt really surprise you. It was very perdictable, but a good read
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HobbitWI More than 1 year ago
Hard to put down. Love Andrew Gross
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a review so I will be brief and to the point. (No long boring "mini" version of the book). I highly recommend reading this thriller. Andrew Gross has a great style of writing and well thought out plot. Suspenseful, fast paced. The financial melt down described in this book, parrallels to the recent financial melt down that just occuried in our country. It is chilling to think that one individual with so much power could cause such a dissaster.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book with financial intrigue. Very believable considering the recent showing of banking ineptitude in our society. Hard to put down...lost some sleep over the book but loved every minute reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This, the third in the Andrew Gross Ty Hauck series was a yawner. I really liked the other two, but maybe the subject matter (banking and financial crimes), did not keep my interest. I read a lot of books and this one took forever to finish...I kept falling asleep! Too bad.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really like the series books, reminds me of Nelson Demille