TYPE: Mystery/Suspense…book from series
ARC furnished by the publisher and NetGalley
Book Release Date August 29, 2017
AVAILABLE at Amazon
Reviewed by 2shay
Rating: 3 Stars
The enigmatic assassin Victor returns in an explosive thriller from the international bestselling author of A Time to Die and The Darkest Day.
SOMETIMES THE ONLY WAY TO LIVE…
Victor is the ultimate predator. He surfaces to kill, then disappears into thin air. But he’s a disposable commodity for the powerful people he works for—both the good guys and the bad. And no one has his back. Especially now that doing black bag jobs for the CIA has put a target on his head…
…IS TO DIE.
Antonio Alvarez, a high-ranking US intelligence official, is determined to clean house and find the legendary killer who slipped away from him during an operation in Paris. There’s only one person Victor can turn to for help: a lethal female assassin whose life he once saved. And now Victor wants her to return the favor—by killing him….
Review by 2shay…..
Intriguing! This is the first book I’ve read by this author, and I can see why this is a best-selling series. There is action from page one, with a female assassin recovering from her own death. What? Yep. Her own death. It was an interesting trick and very painful. The female assassin, who calls herself Raven, was my favorite character in this story. She’s a highly skilled, trained and used by the CIA and other government agencies to carry out missions that would embarrass the government. Until she realizes that some of her kill orders are coming from persons unknown, that may be working behind or above the government…and she turns on them. She is also quite attracted to Victor, even though they are only working together for a time for mutual benefit.
And Victor. Wow. He’s deadly. He’s effective. He’s a master strategist. Not the man you want to mess around with. In a way, though, he’s a pretty nice guy…for an assassin. He tries to never inflict more pain than necessary on his targets unless he’s forced to. Nice, right? There’s at least one good thing about the worst people, I suppose. His short-term alliance with Raven was action packed. Lots of hand to hand combat, many gun fights and traveling through city after city. Constant action from a man who seldom sleeps twice in the same city. A lot of people want him dead, he can’t afford to be still.
i enjoyed this book. I think it would have served me well to have read the previous books first. It’s not a great stand-alone, still it was a fun and exciting read. If you’re a fan of this series, you should really enjoy this new episode with Victor. If you’ve never read the previous books, you probably will enjoy it anyway.