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Lethal Range by Ryan Steck: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

From the Real Book Spy, Ryan Steck, comes another riveting Matthew Redd thriller.

On an island off the coast of Spain, Matthew Redd and his FBI fly team surveil a luxury villa in hopes of catching a high-value fugitive. But when Redd leads an unauthorized raid on the villa, he discovers they’ve been set up, and he is sent home to face the consequences of defying orders.

Meanwhile, Redd’s wife, Emily, is on a remote stretch of Montana road driving their sick baby to the doctor when she finds her SUV surrounded by a biker gang intent on harassing her. As the bikers pound her fenders and her infant son screams, Emily fights to keep the SUV on the road . . . and then suddenly the bikers back off, leaving her safe but shaken.

Redd returns home, suspended from his team and certain that he is to blame for Emily’s harassment after his run-in with the local biker gang the year before. Fearing that there is more to come, he prepares to defend his family. But Redd soon learns the gang is stronger in numbers than he could’ve imagined, and there is more behind their vendetta than he could’ve guessed. As his son’s condition worsens and his beloved ranch faces financial ruin, he finds himself fighting a war on multiple fronts—one he can’t win on his own.

Ryan Steck is a freelance editor, an author, and the founder and editor in chief of The Real Book Spy. Ryan has been named an "Online Influencer" by Amazon and is a regular columnist at CrimeReads. Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata) on his way to being endorsed by #1 New York Times bestsellers Mark Greaney, Brad Thor, Kyle Mills, Jack Carr, C.J. Box, and many others. His debut novel, FIELDS OF FIRE, is now available. His next book, LETHAL RANGE, comes out on August 8, 2023. For more information, visit TheRealBookSpy.com or email Ryan@TheRealBookSpy.com

Lethal Range is the second book in the Matthew Redd Thriller series. I had not yet read the previous book in the series and found that it could be read just fine as a standalone as well... though, I do wonder if I would have perhaps enjoyed it a little more if I'd read the first. 

If you're looking for a fast paced read that will keep you on the edge of your seat--- look no further than this one! There was a lot going on in this story and just when things seemed to settle, it would pick back up. This is definitely one that will keep you turning the pages to learn what would happen next. While it was a very well written story and kept me invested... I must admit I wasn't really the biggest fan of Matthew's character. There were several moments where I found myself wondering why on earth he wasn't more cautious with the stakes at hand. This very well could have been because I'd not read the previous book... or it could just be me being the overly cautious person I am not being able to relate. Either way, I found it to be a good story that fans of action-packed thrillers are sure to want to check out. 

While this is a Christian fiction read, it did have minor swearing (repeated use of the p-word) so that is something to keep in mind if that will bother you. 


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